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  1. Drivetrain
    Took out the large and small chain rings on my bike, leaving me with a 32T chainring and 9 gears. Ready to get a new cassette. Currently have a Shimano CS HG300-9, 12-36 Tooth. As a novice tinkerer who is learning as I go, I have watched some videos and read articles, but still have a few...
  2. DIY/MYOG
    I'm not talking about cardboard with straps and also not talking about a total overhaul with welding. Maybe something in between. In full honesty, this post is not fully serious like I'm absolutely dying to figure out how to DIY some knee pads, but more of: "Is it possible because I want to be...
  3. General Discussion
    Every day, the news is filled with stories about all the things that are wrong in this world, so let's take a moment to appreciate a feel good news story about a kid with a dream. Daron Taylor, a 15-year-old boy from Cleveland, wanted to make a few bucks mowing lawns. He asked his parents to...
  4. Apparel and Protection
    It's summer, which means blue skies and sunny days. Usually. When the weather doesn't cooperate, here are seven easy hacks to help you stay dry next time you're caught in a downpour. Here's a recap of what you just saw. 1. Mountain bike shoes fall into two camps. Those that drain well and...
  5. General Discussion
    For those of you who are into customizing... this is a neat kit: www.camodipkit.com It is a camo dipping kit that you can use on the frame or wheels. They also have carbon fiber, snakeskin, wood grain, skulls, etc....
  6. Frame Building
    Carbon DH frame DIY build thread (updated with pics) As promised, a thread about my little DIY DH frame project. A few pics, showing the mold parts, the jig, and the foam core of the main frame. This shows the first of 3 builds. Each to be slightly different in suspension design. The other 2...
  7. 29er Bikes
    I am having a hard time getting my Sun MTX33 29er rims to seal up at the bead. If I grab the sidewall above the bead I can get a hiss of air. I have rebuilt them numerous times, with a lot of material on the bead bed to no material on the bead bed to everywhere in between. I have tried to build...
  8. Wheels and Tires
    I am having a hard time getting my Sun MTX33 29er rims to seal up at the bead. If I grab the sidewall above the bead I can get a hiss of air. I have rebuilt them numerous times, with a lot of material on the bead bed to no material on the bead bed to everywhere in between. I have tried to build...
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