Friday, July 3, 2015
I will take some time to make some "stock" DJ frames with some Stout stay braces. Those will have my geometry: 69 HA, 74 SA, 15" CS, 25mm BB drop. I'll also have some 3" and 4" rise bars going (3* up and 7* back four piece bars).
We got just enough rain to ruin the weekend. I've been skunked the last three times that I tried to ride dirt or skateparks by ill timed showers. I'm going sand riding or taking a trip to Austin as soon as possible.
Friday, June 19, 2015
these Origin8 4" tires float pretty well, and have 120 TPI (the best thread count available) but I am curious about the larger ones. I might try some 4.8"s in the future.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
When the beaches on the creek haven't had foot traffic they are hard packed enough to get rad. There are usually natural berms, banks and step downs. I need to make some tougher forks because there was a 15 foot gap step down and I couldn't trust the light weight supertherm fork that I built. They are more than strong for normal riding but the possibility of hitting a soft spot of sand after a big gap attempt had me a bit cautious... Anyway, a good excuse to make a fatbike dirtjump fork.
This is the first fork that I've made with offset legs (I would usually just adjust the dropout offset on jumper forks). They are 1.5* offset from the steerer and have clearance for a bigger tire than the last fork.