Building A Custom Bike From The Frame UpJan 24, 2020

In this post we’ll share everything you need to know for building a custom bike from the frame up, including step by step instructions and a list of all parts and tools needed to make it happen. This bike is a Niner Bikes JET 9 RDO, built up with Shimano XTR and Fox suspension. Step-by-step […]

Packing List for BC Bike Race!Dec 12, 2019

After racing BC Bike Race in 2019, we got a LOT of questions about what we brought with us and what we would do differently. You have to pack carefully for races like this because you have to fit all of your gear into one of the provided bags — and yes, this includes sleeping […]

Our Gear for XC Mountain Bike RacingDec 8, 2019

In this post, we’ll go over all the gear for XC mountain bike racing that you could possibly need…bike, clothing, equipment, etc. Let’s get started. THE BIKE: The typical XC race bike is a hardtail or a small travel (90 – 110mm in the rear) full-suspension bike, like the one pictured below. These days, almost […]

5 Tips for Riding Your Bike Outside All Winter (Without Freezing to Death)Dec 8, 2019

Last winter, we did the vast majority of our training outside…in Ohio. It was cold and wet, but NOT MISERABLE, because we know and practice these basic tenets of dressing for winter weather. 1. There is no bad weather, only bad clothes. Riding outside is always more fun than riding inside on a trainer, as […]