Sneak A Peak – Monstercross Disc

A while back, I posted some preliminary details about the new Road Plus disc brake frame and now I’ll let the proverbial cat out of the bag about the new Monstercross Disc (MCD) frame.  Bear in mind this is a prototype sample.  It’s pretty close to what will actually be available next year.  There might […]

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The Blue And The Green – Monster Cross V5.3

Blue and green.  Sky and grass.  “Blue and Green” is also a song by The Wood Brothers.  “Blue In Green” is from Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis.  Blue and green are also the new colors for the new V5.3 run of Monster Cross frames that will arrive a bit after the first of the […]

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So Long Summer And Thanks For The Warmth

I don’t know about you, but I like Summer.  I like the heat.  I like to feel warm.  I have a hard time motivating when it’s cold.  Yeah, I know cold is a relative term.  Just a few weeks ago, we had the mother of all heat waves here.  It got up near 110 degrees.  […]

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Road Frames – All Sizes In Stock

After a lengthy wait to get frames through customs and delivered, the new order of road frames arrived yesterday.   I’d been out of stock in the 54cm and 56cm frames for a while – and just within the past 2 weeks, the 58cm frame.  All are back in plentiful stock now including a new […]

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Project Progress – Let’s Talk Road Plus

Been a while and I wanted to dive into what’s going on in the shop.  Specifically, what’s going on with frames – new and old.  First the old, which is kinda new.  More road frames are on the water.  You know, the road frames that don’t have a name and were reviewed by Bicycling Magazine. […]

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Lookin’ For Adventure

Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” has to be one of the most used songs by people promoting adventure.  All you have to say is “Get your motor runnin’” and your mind immediately goes to the open road.  “Head out on the highway” – you’re not going to find anything sitting at home.  “Lookin’ for adventure” […]

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Monster Cross V5.2 In The House

The day couldn’t have been worse.  From the day I learned the new Monster Cross frames had arrived in the port of Oakland, I started monitoring the weather forecasts.  This winter has been a wet one in Marin Co.  Really wet. When I got the confirmation that the frames were to be delivered last Wednesday, […]

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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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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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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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State of the Frame Availability

Since we last spoke, there’s been a few changes to the availability of framesets.  The short story is that today, the 54cm monster cross frames are out of stock as of today.  Here’s what’s available on the monster cross front: 52cm:  one pink 60cm:  a few each in both Pink and British Racing Green 62cm: […]

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The Bike

I’ve posted a few teaser shots of this bike off and on over the past several months.  It’s a 64cm Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross frame.  With a twist.  For almost all of 2015, I had experienced back/shoulder/neck pain as a result of a slow-motion, over the bars, digger on my road bike trying to […]

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