“The only people for me are the mad ones—the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who...burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” —Jack Kerouac #santacruzhightower
So, I finally stepped up to a newer new to me bike. It is way past my old mental state... 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower. Less suspension traveling than what I am used to but so good. This thing is pretty awesome!!👍🏻😃 #santacruzhightower#mountainbike#mountainbike
Pictures from the weekend, a few upgrades. #getoneup#aliminium#mtbflatpedals SUPER impressed, they Are so thin, i can run my sadle lower and it feels like Im having 175mm cranks, lowering the sadle is a huge plus because i sit more in the ”middle” of the bike, being over 1.90cm tall the seat angle is not optimal, now tough its beyond comfy and the geometry is spot on, the grip is better then on the one up composite pedals, and they Are a LOT thinner. Big platform for my big feet!Changed the riding quality far more then i could imagine. 👏🏻 the #ethirteencomponents#trsplus 12 speed cassette, smaller cassette, closer between cogs, shifting is on point.. with a 30 tooth #ovalchainring new #mtbtyres#schwalbe#magicmary soft 29x2.35 on the front and #maxxistires#maxxisagressor 29x2.5 in the rear. (2.35 schwalbe meassures the same as 2.5 maxxis)To handle the wet, muddy, slippery terrain. #hightower#santacruzhightower#santacruzbikes
Shredding prehistoric trails after the rain. This was some of the best trail I’ve ever ridden. There was tons of flow, jumps and berms, and super technical features everywhere! @grahamswamptrailcrew #santacruzhightower#bikingviking#fox36
The mountains that run through the middle of #Switzerland often results in completely different weather patterns in the Northern and Southern parts. Yesterday was a great example with 8°C, grey and rainy at home, while in the southern corner, #Tessin , they had blue skies and 14°C. Heading south for the day, we made the most of the sunshine and dry trails up on #Cardada behind #Locarno - and a 🍕 on the way home to finish it off! #familieswhoshred#santacruzhightower
Exactly one month ago today, I was riding my bike in Cabo Pulmo, B.C.S. on a beautiful trail system.
After getting a cactus stuck in my left hand, the slowest most benign tip over crash happened. I’m usually pretty good at crashing, but this time my right hand reached out to break the fall and was stabbed by an angry desert bush. I managed to ride the 4+ miles back to town with a sprained wrist and a hole in my hand.
After multiple doctor visits, X-rays, and finally a cat scan, alas we figured out why it wasn’t getting better.
Glad to have this wood out of my hand. I can’t wait to get acquainted with my new whip I’ve only been able to stare at in my garage.
After upgrading his #santacruzhightower to #srameagle , our customer made the clear rationale decision to ask us to take his previous groupset and build this sick #santacruzchameleon from the frame up!
With 27.5+ tires, a 67.3 degree head tube, and the ability to go, #singlespeed this bike is gonna be the ultimate all season whip for many years to come!