TCW Tuesday

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:56

Tuesday shop rides, I like to call them TCW Tuesday, are lots of fun. Lots of times, we ride the Green Belt trails. I like them because there are a lot more downhill and rocky/technical sections as compared to the south trails. This last Tuesday, we rode through the Travis Country trails, Stumpy J, Pumphouse to the Barton Creek Green Belt and looped back on Sweet16. I still don't know all the trail names and we did make a wrong turn that made the smaller loop on accident, but it was still lots of fun.

My First Race

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 15:12

Last weekend was my first race. I've been training for a while and I feel I was well prepared. I was 12th of 15 riders in my division, but I had a personal record of about 58mins even after stopping for a guy that endo'd right in front of me and dislocated his elbow. More about that in a bit.

Technical Support - Hydraulic Brake Overhaul

Submitted by zack on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:56

Greetings, and welcome to the second installment of Technical Support, your comprehensive guide to what kind of voodoo it is that your mechanic is up to.  With the change in weather, you may notice some stiffness if your hydraulic brakes.  Systems expand in the heat, and things just don't quite feel the same.  Duly so, it was time to replace the innards in my brake lever (Sram DB5s).  This was the first time I'd done this procedure, but with an optimistic heart, and an open mind, I

Introduction: Desert Nomad

Submitted by todd on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:36

In 2012, a group of endurance mountain biking junkies created the ATX100K series which was sponsored by Texas Cycle Werks.  It's founding director, known to most only as "Desert Nomad" and "Todd Eric" to a few,  knew that the success realized by ATX100K was largely due to the support of Texas Cycle Werks and so became a staunch supporter of the bike shop.

Training For My First Race

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:11

So, I've got about a month left until my first race and I've ridden the trail a few times to get familiar with it. I'm completely new to race training, so I have no idea what I'm doing. It makes sense to be familiar with the potential course ahead of time so I know what I can expect. My times still need lots of improvement if I don't want to be dead last. And that's my goal, anything but last place.

New Intense Bikes

Submitted by zack on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:55

New bikes are in!  This is an exciting time for a mechanic.  High-end bikes are where we get to exercise our artistry.  In this box is a smattering of parts, and it's my call as to how they're pieced together.  What I do all day, in essence, is assemble expensive puzzles.  It's awesome.