Last weekend in Arizona I trained 38 high school coaches and worked with 11 shredders like you.
The coach training was held at Pivot Cycles headquarters and … you know … when in Rome … so I rocked the new Pivot Mach 4 Carbon all weekend.
A couple months ago we talked about shortening cranks for improved pedaling and shredding: Shorter cranks for my Stumpy EVO?
Since then I’ve been thinking about crank length as is relates to leg length and biomechanics. And then our friend Anne sent in this question:
I just spent the weekend teaching on a 2014 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29. The bike rips up and down, and you can get a screaming deal on it.
I have a Specialized FatBoy for a week. Saturday morning we did backyard funny business. Later that afternoon, I rode dirt roads and singletrack from the house.
A few days ago we got a foot of powder in the backyard. Yay! Freshies!
I grabbed a loaner FatBoy with visions of snowy radness.
The snow melted—but we still have radness.
Meet my new friend. We’ve only hung out a few times, but we’re starting to get along pretty well.
1×11 drivetrains are all the rage. They promise to be simpler, lighter and more hardcore than multi-ring setups.
But is the lowest gear low enough for you?
Yesterday’s dirt[mud/ice/snow]road ride wasn’t super exciting (Ride #1 on a fatbike).
Today, I rode in my back yard. And it was awesome.
Not to be crass, but I am no longer a boy.
I am a man. A fatbike man.
We’ve all heard everyone gush about their fatbiking experiences. Here are my first-ride impressions:
Happy new year! Quick question: Am I crazy for wanting to put 165mm cranks on my new Specialized Stumpjumper EVO? My inseam is 32 inches, and I ride aggressive trail, with some XC racing. I hope to squeeze in more pedal strokes in these tight Squamish trails, have more ground clearance and hopefully increase my average wattage by spinning a smaller, faster circle. What are your thoughts?