After a few months being obsessed with the notion of rocking a 27.5″ hardtail, it was time to pull the trigger and build one up to try. The frame I chose was the Transition TransAM.
It had practically everything on my list: short 418mm chain stays, a steep seat tube angle great for climbing, long reach, 12x 142mm single speed friendly drop outs and a threaded BB shell. With an MSRP of $599, the price is reasonable too. [more after the jump…]
Riding responsibly is a topic that simply can’t be discussed enough. With the increasing number of young/ new riders hitting the trail, the opportunities for trail conflicts also rise. Minimizing these conflicts and educating new riders on being prepared as well as proper trail etiquette is key to not just growing the sport, but keeping trails open.
In an effort to educate riders, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (aka NICA) and IMBA partnered with Pedal Born Pictures on a series of entertaining trail education videos called the Adventures of Slowmo Bro.
[more after the jump…]