Hope Pro II EVO Fatsno Hub Bearing Replacement

Today seemed like a great day to hide in my basement and work on bikes. In doing a drivetrain swap a couple months ago, I discovered that my hub bearings were gritty. I’m probably a little gun shy over reports of freehub bearings on the Hope fatbike hubs imploding, so maybe I replaced them earlier than absolutely necessary. The new ones are definitely smoother, though. My post isn’t meant to be a step-by-step tutorial on the process. There are plenty of excellent resources available for that. Speaking of which, I found this video to be top notch.

Garmin Edge 520

Garmin Edge 520The Bryton Rider 310 has been okay, but since Strava ALWAYS throws out wheel sensor data from the device, and RideWithGPS totally mucks up the distance calculations, I decided I wanted something more reliable and versatile.

Bryton Rider 310T Review

In early January, I was approached by the folks at Bryton┬áto test a GPS of theirs, the Rider 310. More specifically, they sent me a Rider 310T, which includes a HRM strap (soft strap type) and a cadence sensor. The intended function of the GPS is for use as a basic road bike training GPS. Well, I don’t really use any GPS for its training functions, and Bryton was cool with that. I told them that the sort of riding I do is more recreational tracking with more mountain biking than road biking, and they were also okay with that.

I Did It

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“The View” at the top of Clawhammer, Black Mtn Trail, Pisgah NF, NC.

400 Miles: Long Term Salsa Bucksaw Report

My last post about this bike was before I had even finished my own build. I’ve been too busy riding it! Here’s a build summary, followed by my impressions.

Here’s my build list:

Rec-Mounts Stem Spacer Computer Mount

I got my hands on a GPS accessory recently that I’m quite impressed with. Rec-Mounts is a Japanese company that makes TONS of mounting accessories for lots of applications. They sell some of their products on Amazon, thankfully, because it looks like ordering through their website directly could be difficult.

DIY Mountain Bike Pogies

This is some old stuff I’ve been dragging my feet on posting. This past winter, I made myself a pair of pogies. They’re awesome, but I do need to tweak them a little for next winter. After going through the process of making them, I’ll discuss what I need to change.

Riding the Salsa Bucksaw

Ever since it was announced April 10, 2014, I’ve been committed to making this my next mountain bike.

Summer Rides

Fitting regular rides in along with working two jobs and significant volunteer commitments tends to leave the website feeling neglected.

How about some pixels, some words, and some GPS tracks to make us happy?

Spring is in Full Swing

Last week had a nice stretch of dry, sunny weather in Indiana for springtime and I took advantage getting a couple rides in on my days off.

Nebo Ridge Trail