Category Archives: Reviews

Manitou Mattoc Pro: Amazing – teardown instructions / damper removal / oil service

Disclaimer: I apologize in advance, that this post won’t have a plethora of pictures.  I was in a rush to get to a ride when I did this work, but I will use what pictures I can to illustrate, and … Continue reading

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Chromag Samurai 65 Build pics

I’m tired and I’ve gotten 14 miles on the Samurai. 3 on my little home loop and another 10+ on my “fast” trails in Oroville.  Basically I have to re-learn how to ride a hardtail fast.  But the frame fits … Continue reading

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Bronson Carbon, Fox 36, Steel Hardtail (again)

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth. Genesis 6:17 Yes I just quoted you a Bible verse.  Don’t worry, it’s not what you think.  It’s been raining for 7 days.  Which means I’ve … Continue reading

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2014 Santa Cruz Bronson alloy (aluminum) – review

So I’ve put a few hundred miles on my Bronson.  It’s a great bike.  I bought it right before I got a job learning how to work on bikes in a professional capacity.  What this means is I could only … Continue reading

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45650B part 4.0 – Selling my Baby and Welcoming a New Love

Welcome back!  Thank you! Been a while, lot of changes going on.  I have drastically changed my role at my wildlife job, and will be focusing more on my bike job.  Too long of a story and with too many … Continue reading

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On One 45650B Bike Build: Part 3.0 and 3.1 (first 2 rides)

Aaahhhhhhhhh……… That feeling, after a good ride, after two good rides.  Adrenaline subsiding, cool wind rustling the fresh blades of spring grass, sunlight slivering through the trees onto the damp clay soil of the trail. It’s that sensation washing over … Continue reading

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On One 45650B Bike Build: Parts 1.2 and 2.0 (assembling parts and the build)

I’ve been lax, so I’m condensing two posts into one.  Eh. I’ve got a full time job and a part time job and usually wear myself out to the point of being lazy because, well, I’m lazy. I also realize … Continue reading

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Get ready….. On One 45650B Bike Build: Part 3.x (beta)

She’s done.  Build report tonight.  If the mist will stop I’m going to get her dirty….. Any second now…. Almost there…..

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On One 45650B Bike Build: Part 1.1 (assembling the parts)

I have some of the parts.  Talk about being Giddy.  I have the frame, Revelation 150mm Solo Air fork, Reverb Dropper post, headset, and wheels. The frame is an 18″ On One 45650B, and was delivered promptly by the US … Continue reading

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My bike is still in the shop, soooo…… (new bike build time)

It doesn’t have to make sense.  What it does make is me not so angry about work.  Not sure why that is.  Don’t care.  I’m building a new bike. SHA-ZAM! So… Well I’ve got a serious All Mountain full suspension. … Continue reading

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