Do you want eBikes on your local trails?

The secretary of the interior has instructed the BLM to better incorporate eBikes into their management strategy. Electric assist mountain bikes, known as eMTBs or as eBikes, refer to class 1 bikes with a max of 750 watts of assistance actuated through pedaling. The BLM has been instructed to implement these into its trail access,…

HARDTAIL BUILD: Gears on the praying mantis

This video is proudly sponsored by JENSON USA The Chromag Stylus is a RAD all mountain, aggressive hardtail mountain bike. In the last episode of the hardtail vlog, I went through the parts that I thought would be a good fit for the build. In this episode, I convert the Stylus over to a fully…

On The Trail: EBIKE VS MOTO

 Check out eBikes at Jenson USA When I say “e-bikes”, I’m referring to the pedal assist mountain bikes that are quickly growing in popularity around the world.  These are considered class 1 ebikes, and are abundant in availability. They are limited to 20 mph, with a nominal power output of only 250 watts, and a…

How do I ride with my kid on the bike???

Disclaimer: Mac Ride sponsored the following video. I first bought the Mac Ride paying full retail price and have zero regrets! That said, I’m a veteran bike industry professional and am in the incredibly fortunate position to be receiving products for free (or heavily discounted).  “The Mac Ride, however, was purpose built for trails.” My…

What happened to Trust?

  Over the past couple weeks I’ve had a bunch of comments asking about what I’m going to do now that Trust is suspending operations.  I had a contract with Trust, they held up their end of the bargain, and I feel like I upheld my end.  Now that they are halting operations, I won’t get…

Can I REVERSE Nose Wheelie???

Back in January, I headed down to Mexico City to escape the dreary PNW winter and ride with some of the guys from Mexican Bike Fiesta and Bici y Montaña. You may remember my video from riding with Santi De Avila at De Avila bike park. Well, I also learned a few tips on from…

MTBers ultimate garage gym!

Over the past few weeks things have been changing faster than ever.  Anyone who rides their bike aggressively has had a tumble or two.  In the past six months, I’ve had a healthy dose of crashes. Luckily I’ve been able to avoid significant injury on most of those. I fully believe that a big part…

Manualing Through Berms: You can do it too!

Watch the Video On Patreon If you’ve been following my videos, you’ve definitely seen your fair share of manuals through turns.  I first started filming a lot of these back in late 2018. For some reason, this one through a wooden berm in Costa Rica really popped well with folks: There’s also this one from…

What to love about a hardtail? THE JUMPS!

Recently, a bunch of people mentioned I should try out a Chromag hardtail. You’re probably familiar with Chromag by now, but if you’re not, they’re a bike and component company out of Whistler, B.C. that first got their bones in 2003. They quickly became known for making straightforward, durable hardtails with an unconventional aesthetic. Flash…

ORBEA OCCAM: First Look

The Occam in this stock configuration would be SO GOOD for so many American trail centers. The slightly shorter travel (140/150) means that flatter and less technical trails will not necessarily be too easy or boring.