Clickity click…click…slip click

So you’re out riding, and you put some force down on the pedals and clickity slip! Ugh. You try again, but click…clickity slip! From my experience that usually means my drive train is worn out. If you’re anything like me, I usually look for the best value in parts. I tend to shy away from…

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Build Update

As you may have read from my previous POST, my bike broke and I bought a new frame. I found a Marin Palisades 29er on closeout from Ebay for about $130. I pulled the trigger and the frame came in. I sat on building the bike up for a while because I had to order…

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Duct tape won’t be able to fix this

Let’s cut to the chase. Here’s my busted frame. This was my Titus Rockstar 29 Alloy. The unique part about this bike was it had a carbon rear triangle. I thought it was sorta cool and stuff, but I’ve always been weary of carbon parts due to them breaking. As you can see the brake…

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Trying to get the bug back

A few months ago I posted a little heart to heart article on me saying that I won’t be riding for a while and etc. Well things have gotten better. Not to air out my dirty laundry, but what I mean by getting better is I’ve grown from the whole experience. I remain grateful for…

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Cheaper Alternative to Energy Gels

If you’ve ever bonked or on the verge of bonking, quick energy might be the thing that saves you. For the most part mountain bikers will carry energy gels like Gu or the like. They work really well because they contain sugar that your body needs. The problem with these energy gels is that they…

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Bring Maxi Pads When Mountain Biking

Here’s something you may never had thought about, it’s the use of maxi pads when you go mountain biking. For those of you that don’t know, a maxi pad is, then go ask your mom. She can explain everything about them. 1. Maxi pads are great for first aid. If you’ve crashed on your mountain…

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Day dreaming of my next bike…

Every once in a while I get caught up in wanting to get a new bike. Lately I’ve been wanting to build up a 29er HT. As I’ve done some Googling on which frame to use, I found that Planet X has the On-One 456 EVO frame available and it’s super affordable at $213.99! What…

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Smell My Fingers!

Um…your fingers stink and it’s all because of your gloves! Seriously, when was the last time you washed your gloves? If you haven’t in a while, it probably explains why you smell funky! Think about how gross your gloves are. You ride with them, so that means they’re covered in trail dirt, what about the…

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Introducing the all new: Enduro Long Travel-Rigid-Mini-DH-ALL Mountain-Gravity-Gravel 15 speed XC Machine!

Ok am I the only one that is kinda getting tired of all the buzz words that the bicycle industry is trying to come out with when it comes new new bikes? Just recently a famous brand just released their “short travel-enduro bike” with only 80-100mm of travel. Um, last I checked that same brand…

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Chain Issues?

So I recently acquired a new On-One Ringmaster 30t to install onto the Titus Rockstar 29er Alloy.  But when I installed it with my existing drive train (chain and cassette), I started experiencing some chain-skippage and as you know, this type of skippage kinda does suck. With that newfound info, I decided to text a…

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