Once again, this article is so timely for me— just took delivery of a 2014 Megatrail (26”) frame that I picked up for a GREAT deal—- It’ll accept all my old lying around parts (12x135 hub converted to 12x142, 9-speed Zee, etc.).
Super stoked to get it built up, lots of great inspiration here!
Was considering a SQ Lab, except for the price—— but got as far as sitting on cardboard. WTBs system pegged my sit bones very close to the cardboard method. I popped on a lightly used Silverado wide from EBay right away. Never tried the Silverado but the old SST is still my favorite so I have a good feeling. Will report back.
I think we’ve traded comments before about 1-1/8” 20mm forks before. Just so happens I have a coil uturn Pike that just got liberated. I would love for it to go to a good home. PM me if interested.
My regret is a F&R set of Brooklyn Machine Works snot rocket v-brakes- they were a total pain to set up and maintain (deflate tire every time I took off the wheel), incredibly strong and gloriously unrefined looking. Purchased right out of their shop on Powers Street in BK. I ebayed them for good $$ to someone in Norway I think. Meanwhile I still live in Brooklyn with zero bike parts that have BROOKLYN machined into them. Life is strange.
First forum post - I’m a member that comes here for the really incredible reviews and general sense of like-mindedness vis a vis the mountain bike world. I live in Brooklyn NY far from the north shore, but have always been fascinated by the riding there. Growing up riding in Trumbull CT we were heavily influenced by what we heard was happening up on the “shore.” :)
Fast forward a millenia and now I’m looking into BC for a family vacation this summer. Hoping you all can give me some direction about where we should look for our home base. Would like to air BNB (or similar) a cabin.
-Definitely going to do some riding but probably not all-day epics —- hoping for a location where I can get out for a morning blast then meet up with the family for the rest of the day.
-Would love to find an area that has a lot to offer for biking and other activities for non-mountain bikers. We want to also fit in some hiking, surfing, sightseeing, art if possible.
-I’ll probably fly with my bike but we may try a rental for my wife for a day or two. She used to ride a fair bit but she’s not up to black diamonds I’m sure. An area with a good rental shop and also has good medium difficulty trails would be awesome.
-Even better would be some recommendations for trail riding my 5-year-old daughter could tackle on her Early rider.
I appreciate any advice, and I really look forward to seeing your part of the world!