Monster Cross Frames On The Water

First, holiday schedule:  Regular hours on Friday.  Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Back in the shop on Tuesday. Second, more Monster Cross frames are on the water.  These frames are exactly the same as the V5 frame, so even though it’s the 6th run of frames, I’m still calling them V5 frames.  Maybe V5.2.  I’ll […]

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“What is fascinating is the way it has been folded.  You don’t even know how it had been folded.  But when I saw this, I’m sure that the owner of the bike was a passionate cyclist.” – Richard Leon That quote comes from a video/story done by, a website I discovered following writer James […]

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Clearance Pt. II – Road Frames

While I do get questions about just how big a tire can be stuffed into the monster cross frame, I don’t get the same question about the road frames.  Last week, however, I asked that question.  I designed the road frame to fit a Jack Brown 33mm tire.  At the time, 10 years ago or […]

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Now That’s What I’m Talking About

When I set out designing the Monster Cross frames 9 years ago, the tire I designed it around was the Panaracer Firecross 700×45.  At the time, it was the biggest “cross” tire available.  There were some that had short product cycles, like WTB’s MutanoRaptor 44, but the FireCross 45 had an actual knob-to-knob measurement of […]

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Bike of The Year!

Bike of The Year!  Yes, you read that right.  Guitar Ted bestowed the honor on his Orange Crush, his orange Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross frame he bought from the very first run of frames back in February of 2011 – almost 6 years ago.  When I think to ask a buyer of one of […]

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