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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Black Mountain Cycles on The Radavist

It happened with an email.  Someone in Canada inquiring about a Monster Cross frame because he had just seen a profile of a customer’s road bike on The Radavist.  Hmmm, news to me.  I’ll have to check that out to find out what’s up.  Well, what do you know!  A really nice profile of the […]

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Black Mountain Cycles Frame Availability Update

You’re rolling along, getting stuff done, and then you realize “dang, I’m almost out of frames.”  But you’ve got at least one or two available in each size and it doesn’t seem urgent to order more.  Yet.  Yeah, that pretty much happens every time framesets start to get in short supply.  I try to be […]

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New Frames!

The new frames arrived last week and, damn, do they look great! I’ve been busy prepping and shipping frames so haven’t had a chance to put up the new info. I updated the frames and get the goods pages with a bit of new info, but since I’m also working on a brand new website, […]

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Cliff’s cross bike…

This is Cliff’s cross bike.  Usually, I get complete bikes built and shipped withing at least 2 weeks.  This one took a mite longer.  Between the time I announced the green frames last summer and the time they actually arrived, quite a few months passed.  Then Cliff did some traveling and we exchanged e-mails to […]

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Two more days…

That’s right, you have two more days (well three if you count the rest of today as one and then Tuesday and Wednesday) to take advantage of the free rubber deal with the purchase of a Black Mountain Cycles cross or road frameset. So far, there have been several takers for this February promotion and […]

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Vee Rubber…

With all the big tire companies, it finally took a small tire company to produce that tire in what I consider the “magic size” for my cross frames. I really like the Panaracer Fire Cross 45, but on the road, it’s a dog. Great off road. Slower than molasses on the road. For several years, […]

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