My Bikes

I've been an avid cyclist since I was in my late teens, and I build my first serious road bike in my early 20's. Some time in the 90's, I tried mountain biking, and found that I enjoy it quite a bit. For me, it's a good way to cross-train that improves bike handling, gets different muscle groups into the action, and basically breaks the monotony that constant road riding can sometimes bring.

If you live in the DC metro area, be sure to check out my weekend loop, now available in both 60 and 45 mile versions.

Below you'll find a list of my current bikes (not counting Jessica's), and how I've built them up. You'll also find some links that I think are helpful.

My Stable

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Jamis Dakar Expert Mountain
Jamis Dakar Expert Mountain
Jamis Dakar Expert Mountain
Frame:Easton Aluminum, 7005
Fork:Manitou Black Super Air, 100mm travel
Rear Shock:Rockshox Monarch RT3 Air
Headset:Dia Compe Aheadset
Handebars:Forté Team 720 Flat
Stem:Performance Forte
Saddle:Selle Italia Flite, black
Seatpost:Ritchey Comp
Brakes:Hayes Nine Hydralic disc
Shifters:Shimano XT Rapidfire, 8-sp
Front Derailleur:Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur:Shimano XTR
Crankset:Race Face Evolve XC, 175mm
Bottom Bracket:Race Face Evolve X-type
Pedals:Shimano M5747
Chain:SRAM PC-98
Cassette:Shimano XT, 11-34 8-sp
Wheelset:Shimano XT, Mavic rims
Tires:Maxxis Ardent