Gear

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.
April 6, 2017

1UP Bike Rack Mini-Review

I have now owned the 1UP rack system for about 6 months, and I have to say, with some minor quibbles aside, I still very much enjoy and love it. Within two weeks of getting the rack last year, we set off on an epic voyage to Moab, UT for a week of biking mayhem.
April 6, 2017

Strava Elevation Woes

It's a basic principle really... I want to know how far I rode and how much elevation was gained throughout said ride. The realities of several factors combine to make this endeavor more difficult than it should be.
March 31, 2017

The Strava Effect

It’s a strange and slightly pathetic thing when you think about it. Who really cares if I rode 4652’ of elevation on my mountain bike, or if Strava says I only rode 3509’? Strava is one part ego, and one part training.