Archive for the ‘equipment’ Category

Wolf Tooth


With the single ring setup being mostly dead the past couple of seasons, I think it could (and should) come roaring back this year with the new Wolf Tooth rings. We’ve been testing these and the result is a bike that’s a half pound lighter and doesn’t drop it’s chain. Or you could just race […]

Amazing new gloves from Specialized. The “74” features full Pittards leather and a classic, retro look! I bet these will last for years!

My friends over at Spot have been busy. If you are a single speed rider or racer, you can appreciate this amazing ride. What’s more is it is also easily converted to a geared bike with Spot’s revolutionary Kobe Slider dropouts. These dropouts I’ve tested over the years racing cross and mountain aboard various Spot […]



Over the past few years, I’ve developed a great relationship with the great people over at Gates Carbon Drive while racing cyclocross for them. This summer, they’ve helped open the door for me to get back to my roots racing a select calendar of mountain bike races in the rocky mountain region. It feels good […]

Turns out, when he’s not crushing it at the races, 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans rolls around town on his sick internal geared hub, Gates carbon drive equipped BMC city bike. Here is the version they made for him after his tour win: Looks like the whole BMC team will be trying out […]



I stumbled across the website Velodramatic recently. Super inspiring, blog, stories and photography.

Bicycling Magazine just ran a story on the “Future of Cyclocross”. Pretty stoked one of my gracious sponsors Gates Carbon Drive was featured. It really is a great product and after thorough testing, I can tell you that it rocks! That’s me in the article roosting the SPOT Mod Single Speed, Carbon Drive equipped bike. […]



FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft from michael evans on Vimeo.



Handmade tubular tires that is … Tubular tires represent a huge expense, long hours of preparation and gluing and in general, the hard way. There is no way around it, you have to glue them on the rim with multiple layers of nasty glue and pry them off when the tire is flat or worn […]

New Cross Kicks


A big thanks to Don at D2 shoe for setting me up with some of the first pairs of “Fang” Cyclocross shoes. Get em’ while they’re hot! This is essentially the mountain shoe with a slightly more flexible carbon sole for the running in cyclocross and 4, metal, removable spikes for mud. Expect to see […]