Category Archives: Geekhouse
Geekhouse Bikes: Cyclocross Kit Pre-Order

Ok. I just want this photo to be on the front page of the site forever. Geekhouse’s ‘cross kits were a huge hit this year so they decided to put up a pre-order for those who are interested in adding a few pieces to their cycling wardrobe. They look damn good. Adria really did a great job!

Unfortunately, no one will look as rad as Cait but you can still pre-order at Geekhouse.

Jan 20, 2014 Comments are OFF
Geekhouse Bikes: Marty’s Wormtown 29′r

When I first met Marty at Geekhouse, he told me the very same thing: “Mountain biking is what first got me into cycling way back.” Here’s the second hardtail I’ve been looking at over the weekend and it just so happens that this one, like that Firefly is also from Boston.

He’s working on a batch of five, so put your order in. The Wormtown 29′r features 410mm stays, 142×12 axle, cut out seat tube and yes, those bright Geekhouse powder coats. Check out more at Geekhouse!

Jan 6, 2014 4 comments
Bicycling Magazine: Makers’ Marks by Jeremy Dunn and John Watson

You probably remember this post from last year’s NAHBS. I called it Head Shots and Head Tubes. It still, to this day, gets constant traffic and while I’m very happy with the execution, what the post lacked was a story, or a background to the faces and crown races you’re looking at.

That’s where Jeremy Dunn and Bicycling Magazine come into play. With the aid of Jeremy, we made the Head Shots and Head Tubes post a story, fit for Bicycling Magazine and their iPad App. They dubbed it Makers’ Marks (clever!)…

Check out a preview at Bicycling Magazine and download the app here!

Oct 28, 2013 2 comments
Review: Easton’s EA90 SL Tubeless Race Wheels on My Geekhouse Cross
They're one of the nicest looking hubs on the market and they're silent...

For me, nothing beats a 32h 3x wheelset for my cross bike but after talking with the guys at Easton about their new EA90 SLX tubeless race wheels, I was willing to try a set out.

While these can be used for road or cross, I have no desire to run them as road wheels. Tubeless rules for off-road riding, especially if you live in an area with a lot of rocks, roots and thorns. Why? There’s no pinch-flatting. The latex sealant also keeps trail debris from flatting your tires. Around this time of year in Austin, the thorns get blown and washed onto the trails, leaving you with at least one flat per ride if you’re not careful.

I don’t have this issue on my 29′r but my cross bike…

Check out more of my Initial Reaction to Easton’s EA90 SL tubeless race wheels below and more photos in the Gallery of my dialed-in Geekhouse Mudville, race-ready (for all who have asked).

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Oct 15, 2013 27 comments
My Geekhouse Woodville Touring Bike = The Right Equipment
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Photo by Kevin Edward Brown of Yonder Journal

I know I’ve already talked a lot about this bike, but I still can’t get over how much fun the State of Jefferson Brovet was last month. One of the reasons it was enjoyable was because of the equipment I used. There’s a lot to be said about the traditional randonneur events, all of which will not be discussed here. This is more a reflection on a ride that could have been hell for me, had I not planned accordingly.

After bonking and consequently pulling out of the second Brovet, due to a lack of adequate planning, I wasn’t going to let that happen on the latest ride. The stats were heavy. 250 ish miles and around 20,000′ in a day and a half was a big undertaking, especially with the weather fluctuations that you experience in California altitudes.

Check out more below.

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Aug 5, 2013 17 comments
I’m in Vermont
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My childhood winters and summers were spent on the Canadian border in Vermont. To this day, a majority of my dad’s side of the family lives in the Green Mountains and their foothills (Vermont actually translates to green mountain in French).

After a 17 hour drive yesterday, my mom, Lauren and I arrived at my aunt’s house. She lives on the top a hill that as we were driving up it last night, all I could think about was bombing down it and consequently riding back up on my Geekhouse Mudville.

This morning, like an excited kid on Christmas, I kitted up and headed down to the main road before turning around and climbing back up. My plan was to do it four times, but neighboring hunting dogs kept me from more than two intervals.

These country roads are amazing. Most of which are closed during the winter months and are straight out of an “epic” ride video. Even though I’ve only got two days up here in the mountains, I’m planning on sneaking a ride in tomorrow morning before heading to Burlington on Friday for the JDRF ride with my mom and brother.

Remarkably, I’ve got wifi in the middle of nowhere, so I’ll do my best to update the site as events warrant.

As a side-note: I’m really digging the RX100!

Jul 24, 2013 13 comments