Kyle Sending it On His New All-City Log Lady Singlespeed MTB

A while back, Kyle reviewed the mostly stock complete Log Lady before sending it back to All-City so they could use the bike in their demo fleet. Truthfully, I, like many of the readers who commented on that post, were bummed to see that bike go. As a photographer, I love shooting with Kyle when he’s stoked on something and that bike was perfect on our local trails, for him especially.

In an industry where many people want more travel, not less and even more gears, not one, the Log Lady stands out as an archaic, living fossil of the mountain bike evolutionary timeline. For some people, riding a bike like this down technical trails would be a nightmare, but for dudes like Kyle, it’s a buckin’ good time.

Kyle and His All-City Cycles Log Lady

A few months ago, he ordered a Log Lady frame and began compiling parts for a slick build kit. In the mix was a 130mm Pike, White Industries 30mm spindle cranks, Ritchey carbon Bullmoose bars, Onza tires, a Thomson dropper and a set of Paul hubs, laced to closeout ENVE XC rims. When I saw the parts in a box at Golden Saddle, I immediately assumed it was for his new Stinner, not a Log Lady. After all, the Log Lady was designed for a 100mm suspension XC fork, not a trail-gobbling killer like the Pike.

Kyle and His All-City Cycles Log Lady

“But you’ll raise the bottom bracket!” “Won’t the head tube angle get slacker if you raise the front end up that high?” “What about wheel flop?”

Truthfully, we discussed all those points and if you know Kyle, you’ll understand that he’s not a numbers person. Instead, he aligns himself with the catalog of information he’s gained from experiences on bikes, ranging from BMX to full suspension trail bikes. Kyle initially thought he would rebuild the Pike to be within the range of the Log Lady spec, but after a few rides, he decided the bike shredded way harder with a bit more travel up front. Numbers be damned!

Look, dudes like Kyle could hop on any bike and make it look fun. My job is to be there with a camera and capture his antics. Whether it’s hitting a tree ride, or sending it off the tiniest bump, airing it out into the clouds, when Kyle’s having fun, I’m having fun and we get some pretty rad photos from the experience.

  • rjrabe

    That dude

  • breed007

    Twine wrapped dropper post cable routing?

    • just cloth bar wrap.

      • breed007

        Oh yeah, you’re right.

        • Agleck7

          Such a cool idea for this build

  • hans

    tape on the top tube for the dropper? dig it

  • the onza canis’ are so great, but i had to sell my frame when i was unable to track down the 2.85″.

  • Kerry Nordstrom

    Dope!

  • Teddy Bear Kyle is my favorite!

  • Ham Sandwich

    send of watch starring jake sendynhall and michael sendña.

    • breed007

      Hairy and the Sendersons.

  • jtbadge

    Those tires look almost as fat as my Fat B Nimbles. Might have to track down a set.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c8f5a4b3ac8ef6b657ea915785a8e1b714a26274957c0cd430122f8fb89aca47.jpg

    • breed007

      What size is yours?

      • jtbadge

        Large.

        • breed007

          Both are nice builds. I really dig that bike, but it’s just too much like my other bikes.

          • the large i got from marco ended up being just a hair too big.

          • breed007

            You sold that thing, right?

          • yeah. putting the wheels on my focus :)

    • Nice build!

  • Poolboy 1.0

    YESSS!

  • Harry

    What a ripper

  • Brad Serls

    I’ve spent a few months on mine and it 10/10 shreds! Running with a 120mm fork. Nothing beats the Paul Component hubs! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf0c0bb2d648565ecb9b62303e53b2c149bcd0a9b4ea9a19b29704a2eb881783.jpg

  • Dexter

    Nice looking ride – what’s the cage mount bag?

    • Lewis Kinch

      Looks like a Yanco Silica pump bag.

  • PAUL ENJOYRIDE

    Hi guys, I am a Italian Biker…
    I’d like to know what brand and various information?

  • Quinn.e

    What a playground you LA boyz have right outside your door, NIce!!!

  • Scott

    Looks like a very similar setup to my single speed. 650b and lots of travel in the front (with a dropper) is the way to go. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/191aa97dc4e69d868ecc1d9fd1efa4c057075773db8e1d9c1580ef0fe90c3415.jpg

  • Smithhammer

    “When
    this kind of fire starts, it is very hard to put out. The tender boughs
    of innocence burn first, and the wind rises, and then all goodness is
    in jeopardy.”

    – The Log Lady

  • Theodor Rzad

    Hey John: between your photos and Shred-i-tronic Kyle, Radavist continues to broaden its coverage of velo awesomeness. Thanks!

  • nothingfuture

    Know why this build really kills?
    Skinwalls.

    Also: everything else about it. Who doesn’t like long-travel forks on hardtails?
    I’m running a 150mm fork, myself. Woot!

  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    Any idea what the fork put the head angle at approximately? The bike looks fantastic and a lot of fun!

    • Not sure. You could take the drive-side photo and measure it for an approximation.

      • Using that method with a protractor it looks like 66º.

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  • jtbadge

    How do those Onza tires compare to something like a Maxxis Ardent?

    I have the Panaracer Fat B Nimbles on my Log Lady, but think I might something with a bit more bite. I had the Ardents on my 29er and they performed well.