Blood, sweat, and gears.

For the love and hate of all things cycling.

June 10, 2021

DIY custom-molded Kydex frame protection

For the most part, the standard frame protection that comes stock on mountain bike frames is decent, but it has limits. Here's how to DIY a super durable frame protector.
January 4, 2021

Review: REEB Ti Donkadonk Fat B

I won't downplay it, or be shamed by the rest of the cycling world… I love riding fat! And not just in snow.
December 13, 2017

Using the Wahoo KICKR with a 141mm QR Bike

141mm QR. A new "standard"… just what the bike industry needed! Can you get a bike with this new 141x5mm axle width to work on the Wahoo KICKR bike trainer? This all started for me after picking up a new 2018 Salsa Fargo GX 29er, which features this new hub spacing.
September 14, 2017

Wolftooth ReMote vs KS Southpaw

I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. For many years, I regarded bicycle wheelbuilding and truing as an unlearnable black art. I would buy complete wheelsets exclusively, and on the rare occasion of a broken spoke or hub issue, I’d take it into the local shop.
April 12, 2017

Mountain Biking with the Garmin Fenix 5X

I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. For many years, I regarded bicycle wheelbuilding and truing as an unlearnable black art. I would buy complete wheelsets exclusively, and on the rare occasion of a broken spoke or hub issue, I’d take it into the local shop.
April 10, 2017

Wheel Building with the P&K Lie Stand

I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. I have a drive and desire to do things myself, if at all possible. Especially car, house, and bike related. For many years, I regarded bicycle wheelbuilding and truing as an unlearnable black art. I would buy complete wheelsets exclusively, and on the rare occasion of a broken spoke or hub issue, I’d take it into the local shop.