Thursday, July 17, 2014

Things that go up, and down.

DT Swiss XR Carbon rear shock.  Size is 6" x 1.25", or 152 x 31mm.

Used 3 or 4 times, then shelved (for something with platform) for ~2 years.  Just rebuilt @ DT Swiss with fresh seals and oil, and here you are.

Includes 22.2 x 6mm reducers.

These were ~$1000 when introduced, eventually reduced to ~$600 new.

This one looks and effectively *is* brand new.

$150 shipped.

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KS Supernatural 30.9 Dropper Seatpost 300/75mm with Remote.

What you see is what you get.  Holds air, goes up and down smoothly, micro-adjust two-bolt head holds your seat tight.

Used ~3 months on my gf's bike.  

Has minor surface scratches at the top of the slider.

Great for smaller frames or shorter legs.

These go for $300+ new.  

Selling this one for $125 shipped.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LenzSport PBJ "Park Bike".

Previous buyer bailed, so it's back up for sale, with price reduced.

This is my park bike--A LenzSport PBJ in size M.

I built it to ride Crested Butte and Winter Park all summer, then to take to Whistler in the fall.  That's basically what 'bike park' means to me: CB in the early season to get back on the horse, WP in the heart of the summer to get back up to speed, then game on at Whistler in the fall when the bike, body, and mind have been dialed.

I built this bike to be as light as possible without sacrificing durability.  I chose each part specifically because I've built a relationship of trust with that part through the years.  I know I can ride this bike as hard as I want, all day long, all season long, and not have to worry about something breaking and taking me down with it.

I sent the Dorado back to Manitou for an overhaul this winter.  Came back crisp, clean, and smooove--ready for a full season of ripping.  180mm of super tunable travel.

This bike was ridden five times last summer.  Five.  Two of my main DH riding partners wadded themselves up good and proper early in the summer, and by the time they'd healed up I'd moved on to other ambitions.

This summer I'm moving on early: Jeny and I have lots of travel plans coming together, such that it's obvious we won't get to 'ride park' more than once or twice.  Other priorities, and there's no sense keeping this bike around into 2015 if it's not gonna get used in '14.

X.9 10 speed trigger, ESI Chunky grips.

Brand new parts this spring = ENVE DH bars, Hayes Prime Comp brakes, Ashima 8/8 rotors, SRAM X9 10 speed shifter, chain, and shorty rear der, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 dual-ply tires, and both wheels.  New as in never been ridden.

Rims are Stans Flow EX, hubs are DT Swiss 440, Spokes are DT Swiss butted, nips are DT Prolock alloy.  DH casing tires are set tubeless with a 60/40 blend of Stans and Tubeless Slime.  WTB aluminum valves.

Front is 36h because it's a DH bike.  Rear is 32h because it's 150 spaced and with a shorty freehub body.  Basically it's the most indestructible rear wheel on the planet, overkill for almost anyone.  This is achieved with monstrous flange spacing--look at the pic below to get an idea.  You might be able to dent or flatspot this wheel if you ride like a hack, but I doubt *anyone* could fold it up.  Skippy has been trying to wad his (identical) rear wheel up for years, unsuccessfully.  He knocked himself unconscious and ended up in the ER last summer by repeatedly landing whips sideways, but his wheel is still round and true.

Shorty freehub means an abbreviated cassette.  This is a 12-14-19-23-28, mated to a Wolftooth 32t direct mount narrow/wide ring up front.  I've learned that I almost invariably end up in my 32 x 12 at the bottom of every run, regardless of run or even park.  So I created this 'short stack' cluster to give me a few options for transiting across the mountain and even a bailout 28t for short, punchy climbs.

Between the clutch rear der, MRP guide, and n/w ring, that chain ain't coming off.

Answer -One DH stem keeps the bars where they oughta be.  Ti hardware gratis.

Headset pushed in upside down, just because. 

Tire specs in bold, right there on the sidewall.

Carbon spacers and a ti bolt piercing the top cap.

Syntace P6 carbon post in 30.9.  Cut way short.

Prime Comp brakes are simple, powerful, and proven.  Ashima 200mm rotors, Ti hardware.

Vivid Coil in 200 x 57, MH tune, with a 600# RCS ti spring.  The rear of this bike gets 178mm of buttery smooth, bottomless travel.    

Overall this bike weighs 34.88# as pictured.  Pedals are included in that weight, but are not included with the sale.

I spent a rainy weekend last month getting this bike dialed in for the fast approaching park season.  It is dialed, quiet, tight, and light.

A closer look at our schedule for the summer revealed that I simply won't have time to use it, and I don't want it sitting here taunting me if I can't ride it.

The oldest parts of this bike are 5 rides old.  The newest (as listed out above) are brand spanking new.  Not much more to say but that it's in impeccable condition.  

Look closely in the pics and you can see that there are bits of dust and dirt in the hard to reach places.  That's because I clean my bikes by hand--never powerwash them--and I'm not too worried about dust in the crevices.

This bike would cost well in excess of $6500 to assemble as I have here.  Selling it for $3750 including ground shipping anywhere in the lower 48.

But wait--there's more!  I'm throwing in this Vivid Air R2C for those days when an air shock is the right call:

Will deliver to any bike park in Colorado, no extra charge.

Don't bother with lowball offers, please--this price is more than fair.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Light, wide, and fat.

Choose all three.

My friend Brad has a penchant for tinkering: Witness the frame, fork, and rims on his bike.

Notice anything about the rims?  They are Surly Clownshoe rims, but Brad put them on a diet--carving 200g off of *each* rim without compromising stiffness or strength.

Admittedly it's kinda hard to see since my rims are still black, but Brad also hogged out the rims on this wheelset:

I laced them back in December but, for many reasons, only rode the front 3 times and the rear not at all.

The spec is as follows:

Origin8 front Bluto-compatible hub, 15 x 150mm, 32h.
Borealis rear 197 XD hub, 32h*.
DT Swiss Revolution 1.8/1.6 butted spokes, silver.
DT Swiss Prolock alloy nips, black.

*Rear can be QR or 12mm, and XD or 10 speed.  Please specify.

Alligator stainless rotors (180f/160r) are included, with ti rotor bolts.

Tires are the ubiquitous Surly Bud/Lou.  Front is tubeless and has been so since January.  Rear is tubed.

Tires are virtually new--no visible wear anywhere.

As pictured here, this is a $1480 setup including tires and rotors.  

That price does NOT factor in 2+ hours of Brad's time to hog 7 ounces off of each rim.  That'd bring the cost up over $1700.

Selling the set, shipped to the lower 48, for $1200 all-in.

Only have the one set--don't hesitate.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Fat.

Got yourself a fancy fatbike last winter, loved the ride, but aren't quite digging the uber-fatness this time of year?

I can help.

Every wheelset below is new, never ridden, never been on a bike.  

135/170 for Fatback, 907, etc...

Turn that obese pig into a summer rocket.  616 hubs, Stans Arch EX rims in limited edition silver, DT silver spokes and red DT Prolock alloy nips.

XTR freehub body option on the rear hub.

Taped for tubeless, WTB red aluminum valves included.

At MSRP this is an $1100 wheelset.  Get this set now for $700 shipped.

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Wanna split the difference between full-fat and 29" with a 29+ wheelset?

Salsa Conversion hubs laced to Velocity Blunt 35 rims with DT Swiss spokes and DT Prolock alloy nips.

Red Salsa skewers included.  Hubs include endcaps to convert to thru-axles on both front and rear.

At MSRP this is a $722 wheelset.  Get this set now for $600 shipped.

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135/190 for Borealis, Fatback, 907, etc...

Need some float, just not as much as in winter?

Borealis hubs laced to Velocity Dually rims with DT spokes and nips.  135 x 15mm front hub, 190 QR rear hub.  Rear skewer included.

Front can be converted to QR, rear can be converted to 197 x 12.

Murdered-out black not your thing?

Identical wheelset below, but in red w/silver.

At MSRP this is an $840 wheelset.  Get either of these sets now for $700 shipped.

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135/135 offset for Pugsley, 907, etc...

Best of both worlds if you only want one wheelset for year-round use.  Surly Marge Lite rims laced to a Surly New Disc (on-center) front hub and an offset-laced DT 350 rear.  DT Butted spokes, DT Prolock alloy nips.  

Surly rim strip included.  Prefer blue, white, red, or orange?  Sure--just specify.

At MSRP this is an $880 wheelset.  Get this set now for $600 shipped.

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29+ wheelset to fit your Pugsley.  

Surly Ultra New disc (laced on-center) front hub, Hope Pro 2 EVO (laced offset) rear hub, DT Swiss butted spokes and DT Prolock alloy nips, all laced to Surly Rabbit Hole rims, finished off with Surly rimstrips.

At MSRP this is an $885 wheelset.  Get this set now for $620 shipped.

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Tires are available as pictured and I give 'package pricing' if you buy a wheelset, but you don't have to buy tires if you don't need 'em.

If you see something you like but need a slightly different configuration, feel free to ping me and we can discuss options:



Tire sale.

Heaps of new rubber on the shelves--some of it needs to move.


Surly Bud 4.8" 120tpi = $115

Surly Lou 4.8" 120tpi = $115

Surly Nate 3.8" 120tpi = $110

Surly BFL 4.7" 120tpi = $100

Fatback Sterling 4.2" 120tpi = $110

Surly Knard 3.8" x 27tpi = $75


Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75" 27tpi = $75

Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75" 120tpi = $95


Surly Knard 29 x 3" 120tpi = $95


Bontrager 29-3 Expert 29 x 2.3" = $40

Bontrager XR-4 Team 29 x 2.3" = $55

Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 = $59

Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 DH = $59

WTB Vigilante TCS 29 x 2.3" AM = $52


Pacenti NeoMoto 27.5 x 2.3 = $39

Bontrager XR-4 Team 27.5 x 2.3" = $49

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All prices include ground shipping in the Lower 48.

Need some?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


SRAM X7 GXP cranks, 170mm length, triple (44/32/22) config.

Never been out of the box.  $100 shipped.

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RockShox Vivid Air in 200 x 57, MM tune.

Will fit a Banshee Prime, among others.

Ridden a handful (maybe 20) times since new.

Incredible performing shock, I just don't have any bikes that it'll work on these days.

$300 includes shock pump and shipping.

Reducers not included, sorry.

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Need it?