I recently acquired a new Chris King InSet 7 tapered headset for a new bike build. Like all King products, it is a beautiful piece of kit. Also important: I’m supporting a local business and jobs — Chris King engineers, manufactures and assembles their products here in Portland, Oregon. If hard pressed though, I’d confess the reason I bought […]
OneUp Components is small outfit based out of Squamish BC that’s become known for creating products we wish other companies had made. Case in point: Expanded rang one-by drivetrains. We’ve had a lot of success with their wide range conversion for 10 speed drivetrains as detailed in this post. This year we’ve begrudgingly moved on to 11 speed drive trains but they […]
The Metah helmet, Fox’s long awaited follow up to the Flux is now available. Featuring additional coverage, airflow and upgraded impact protection, Fox uses multiple densities of cone shaped EPS foam in various layers for to maximize impact absorption.
Outside Van has specialized in creating custom adventuremobiles for the #vanlife for almost two decades. They recently streamlined the process of customizing vans to make it easier to get into your own dream machine.
The rebuild of Ventura Park pump track in Portland, Oregon is now underway. When we’re done, the pump track will be better than ever. Thanks to partnerships with the Northwest Trail Alliance and Portland Parks & Rec, the track received three truck loads of additional fill soil. With the aid of the NWTA Ditchwitch, last week Cole Pruitt and I […]
While out and about NW Portland last week, I spotted an unfamiliar rack design mounted to the Fat Tire Farm van. Made by a company called Recon Racks, the rack appeared to be ideal for shuttling riders with an impressive 6 bike capacity. A quick search revealed the racks are created by a small company out of Bellingham, Washington. […]
Finding suitable riding partners can be challenging but we’re working with the Northwest Trail Alliance to build a women’s riding community and already having epic adventures. This month: Tiger Mountain.
Flow motion is one of my favorite trails to ride in the Sandy Ridge Trail System. Although it falls under the flow trail category, it’s not completely buffed out like many of the high speed highway style flow trails that are becoming so prevalent. There are plenty of roots and random dips, peppered with the […]