Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Light fat wheels for sale.

Borealis hubs laced to Velocity Dually rims, using DT Swiss butted spokes and DT Swiss Prolock alloy nips.

Choose from polished with red, or black on black.

Front hubs can be 15 x 135 up front, or quick release.  Please specify.

Rear hubs can be 190mm quick release, 0r 12 x 197 thru.  Please specify.

Freehub can be Shimano 10 or Sram 11.  Please specify.

Rims are taped for tubeless.

One set of tires is included in the purchase price.  Choose from:

45N Van Helga 4.0" TLR 
45N Husker Du 4.0"
Vee Bulldozer 4.7"
Vee H-Billie 4.25"
Vee Snowshoe 4.7"
Bontrager Hodag 3.8" TLR

TLR = Tubeless Ready casing and bead


$700 includes one wheelset, one set of tires, and shipping to anywhere in the Lower 48.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Lenz Milk Money for sale.

Price dropped--see below.

Size small, polished finish, excellent condition.

4" front travel, 3" rear.

Pics tell most of what you need to know.

Yep, Pushed..

Aluminum valves even!

Wheels and tires are brand new--I laced them yesterday with DT butted spokes and alloy nips.  Tires are tubeless with sealant already installed.

Syntace carbon bars, stem, and ESI grips are also brand new, never ridden.  Bars are 720mm wide.

Saddle is new.

Hard to see, but yes that is a King NoThreadSet.

As built it is sized for someone in the 5'4" to 5'5" range.  Can easily fit up to 5'8" with a taller/longer stem and post.  Happy to swap in a longer/taller stem if you already know this 40mm version is gonna be too stubby.

Gearing is 29 x 21 = 1.38 ratio = 40 gear inches.  On the low side if your trails are fast and smooth, just about right if you live where there are mountains.

It has the usual scuffs and scrapes and cable rub spots that you'd expect on a used bike.  The only spot that is worthy of mention is pictured below--a teeny little dent in the non-drive-side seatstay.

I asked Devin Lenz if he thought it merited concern or action, and he said 'Nah--don't worry about that little thing'.  

He also made clear that he could replace that seatstay if I wanted, but he didn't see the point for something so trivial.

Cost is $2250.  That assumes local pickup in Grand Junction, Colorado, or delivery to Denver, Durango, or anywhere in between.

Want it shipped?  Sure thing--I'll box and pad it and have Fed Ex Ground drop it on your doorstep.  Add $120 for this option.

Pedals not included.

Previous owner rarely/never used the remote fork lockout, so I removed it from the bike.  It is included with the sale, so you're covered if you know you'll use it.

Awesome bike.

Need it?


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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Fat.

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

This wheelset is configured to fit most Borealis, Fatback, and 907 bikes, as well as many of the newer chi-bon frames and forks.

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.

At MSRP this is an $840 wheelset.  Get it now for $700 shipped and *yes* that includes the Surly Dirt Wizard tires pictured.

Tire sale.

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


Vee Snowshoe XL 4.8" 120tpi = $120

Vee Bulldozer 4.7" 120tpi = $115

Vee H-Billie 4.25" 120 tpi  = $110

45N Dillinger 5 studless, 120tpi folding = $138

45N Dillinger 5 studded, 120tpi folding = $230

Surly Nate 3.8" 120tpi = $110

Vee Mission 4.0" 120tpi = $59

Surly Knard 3.8" x 27tpi = $75


Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75" 27tpi = $60

Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75" 120tpi = $80


Surly Knard 29 x 3" 120tpi = $95


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

Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 = $57

Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 DH = $57

WTB Vigilante TCS 29 x 2.3" AM = $47


Pacenti NeoMoto 27.5 x 2.3 = $39

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5" x 2.35" = $49

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5" x 2.35" = $49

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All prices include ground shipping in the Lower 48.

Need some?