Component Compatibility Pitfalls

Ever wondered about building a custom mountain bike?  Well, there’s a lot to it, and I figured as I build up my own new dream bike, this Ibis Mojo HD4 wonder machine, I could explain some of the potential pitfalls to avoid when choosing components for a modern trail bike. My Mojo HD4 build!  All…

For Her build: my wife’s Ripley LS!

My wife is 5’3” and rides a size small Ibis Ripley LS- and it’s among her most favorite mountain bikes! She’s been riding an Ibis Ripley since 2014, and she’s always loved the bike, as it has a playful, yet confident, feel. Check out the Ripley LS over at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2zZvgIn The stock build…

Riding Durango: old bike psyche!

I didn’t give them much intro, I just said bring your old bike and be yourself.  That was my own plan, at least, so it seemed prudent to invite the locals to do the same.  Vintage bikes have always been cool in my book, and particularly so if they can still somewhat shred by modern day standards.

Trying something new!

Check out my riding tutorials: https://www.patreon.com/jeffkendallweed Last weekend my family and I took a fun trip down to San Diego so that I could become an official, certified Bike Instructor.  Yep, I’m now bonafide! As a self-taught rider, the idea of communicating skills and techniques to others that don’t already have a lifetime of riding…

It could be even better!

  I am in NO WAY affiliated with the http://mbosc.org/!  That said, I encourage you to JOIN THE MBOSC HERE: http://mbosc.org/membership https://www.memberleap.com/members/newmem/registration.php?orgcode=MBSC I was born and raised adjacent to the Soquel State Demonstration Forest, which today is the premiere mountain bike riding destination for the entire San Francisco Bay Area. All through the 70s and…

Could you make it? We couldn’t!!!

  There’s a section of trail here that’s QUITE technical!  It’s along a Ridge, and often has 100’+ shear drops on the rider’s right, and to the left, there are beautiful views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.  It’s a magical place, and that trail, to me, is extremely magical.  It embodies much…

BIG tires VS little bike: new shoes on the Mojo 3!

Now that I’ve got the geometry and suspension more dialed in on the little Mojo 3, it’s time to get into some of the finer details, and set this bike up to shred! I had been rocking a simple WTB Frequency i25 wheelset (only $240 here at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2J4MGXn) and it was working just…

Mojo Ti full bike check!

Alas! I finally got this rad bike onto some ripping singletrack! I might be dating myself here, but when I started riding in the mid 1990s, this type of bike was standard. And honestly, these cross country bikes are very capable! My first “real” bike had even steeper geometry than this Ibis, and I remember…

A trail too good not to share!

Check out Trailpeek’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBPN_pDX1jrT5BkuwjbaaIQ I believe I first met Zach’s older brother Dane during my years racing on the collegiate scene.  Dane was a Chico State alumni, and I was a CalPoly SLO alum.  Heck, I don’t even think I was still a student when I first met Dane, I think I had…

Ibis DV9- first look, first sends!

Check out the new Ibis DV9 at Jenson USA here: http://bit.ly/2N9Ejdx What a cool bike!  A $999 frame that weighs only 2.6lbs and sports a 67.4° head angle!  YES!!! I’ll share with ya some of my initial observations of this new bike.  Turns out this bike is a size large here, so on a medium,…