Is Your Clutch Mech Affecting Your Suspension?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GIPynZYg8&t=138s You know that little switch on your clutch mech? That magic little mute button? Well does that clutch affect your suspension? I had a hunch that the clutch on my mech was inhibiting the initial movement of my rear suspension. We already know that anti-squat (pedalling) and anti-rise (braking) affect the suspension ability to…Read more Is Your Clutch Mech Affecting Your Suspension?

The Geometry Spectrum

In recent years bike geometry has become a big talking point among riders. Longer reach, slacker head-angle, steeper seat tube, longer wheel base and the perpetual argument about if chainstays should be growing or shrinking. These are but a few of the aspects that make-up a good balanced frame design. But the numbers tend to…Read more The Geometry Spectrum

Standards, huh, What are They Good For?

Absolutely nothing!? maybe? I don't know, lets talk it out. So there is this perennial myth in mountain biking, that "big MTB" is creating new standards to devalue our existing bikes and force us into buying new product. 142X12, Boost, Super Boost, Plus tires, 29er Plus, BB30, PF30, 1.5 straight Steerer, Tapered Steerer, 20mm, 15mm,…Read more Standards, huh, What are They Good For?

29ers – Are we really still talking about this?

The internet has calmed down and the storm over Lourdes may have passed, but the fact is, 29ers are here in DH. Deal with it. It was going to happen, we all knew it would, we had all seen the instagram posts teasing us with hints at what was coming. We had heard rumours of…Read more 29ers – Are we really still talking about this?

Progression – Chasing Form

Often when riding, I get the nagging feeling that even though I'm trying to progress my skills and become a smoother, faster rider. That last year, I was fitter and faster. Turning the cranks, trying to move forward, deliberately practicing skills and sessioning challenging trails, yet sometimes I feel like I'm just going backwards. Mostly…Read more Progression – Chasing Form

#Ovalthis

There are some things that are constant, they may evolve but can you reinvent the wheel? I have been curious to try oval chain rings ever since reading an excellent article about them a while back on James Wilson's site. Now, thanks to my support from absoluteBLACK I have one of their oval chain rings…Read more #Ovalthis

Enduro by any other name

"What sort of stuff do you ride?" "You know, Enduro trails mostly" We have all had that conversation with someone on the trails or in the LBS, and it is something I am having increasing difficulty with. Now Enduro as a race format, is still evolving with as many variations and permutations as there are…Read more Enduro by any other name

Sermon

I ride bikes to test myself, make a measure of where I am and to go inside. To lose myself in the work, the trail, the flow, repeating the rites that make up the routine of riding bikes. Routine it may sometimes be but the anticipation for the ceremony can begin days in advance, the…Read more Sermon