The East Coast MTB Road Trip has been a great opportunity to ride new places, work on my riding skills and put the Ibis Mojo HDR 650b to the test.
A pair of Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD Compatible MTB shoes arrived in the mail a while back to replace my battered and bruised Shimano M182’s. Like most dedicated cycling shoes the M182’s suck for off bike activity of any significance. The glass fibre reinforced nylon-polyurethane soles offer little grip on any surface, and the […]
Super light, super strong with a super feel.
The early 1990’s were a super fun time to be a mountain biker. The fat tired goldrush was well and truly underway with an explosion of new, cool and sometimes pretty crazy bikes, parts and accessories. A bunch of brands made it big in the early 1990’s including Syncros, based in Vancouver British Columbia.
I’ve been super happy with Hans Dampf 2.35 as a front tyre but thanks to BikeBox (the Australian distributor for Schwalbe) I have the opportunity to test the Nobby Nic 650b Snakeskin 27.5×2.35. According to Schwalbe:
Thanks to BikeBox (the Australian distributor for Schwalbe) I’m running a brand spanking new Racing Ralph 27.5 x 2.25 as a rear tyre on my Mojo HDR. What’s so interesting about that I hear you ask? The Racing Ralph is old news right? Well… yes and no.
Opting to run my Mojo HDR as a 650b meant I had to find new tyres fast as my favorite combo to date wasn’t yet available in 27.5″. Schwalbe though are already running full steam ahead with 650b tyres so when it came to finding an alternative front tire to my much loved Specialized Purgatory […]
Fitting the 2014 RockShox Pike 27.5 fork on the Ibis Mojo HDR yesterday I was kinda reminded of my first suspension fork – the RockShox Mag 20. With noodle-like 25.4mm stanchions and theoretical 48mm of travel, back in 1992 it was state of the art. Compared to modern forks it didn’t really do much but […]