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Terrible One – Russell Brindley Bike Check

Have a look at the bike check from T1 below and I’ll think you’ll agree with me when I say that Russell Brindley has one damn fine looking bike! The insides of my knees are cringing at the thought of running that seat though!
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The T1 Cyclops Stem Is Available… No, Seriously!

I’m not going to lie, but I’m just a little bit scared that the end times are definitely near. After close to an entire whole decade, the unicorn that is the Terrible One Cyclops stem is finally available! The Union has an interview up with Joe that details the numerous ups and downs he’s gone through with bringing this project to completion. Check it out HERE and then have your money ready if you want one! They only made 50!

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Attention T1 Fans!

Our friends at Terrible One are getting ready to pull the trigger on another batch of Garrett Byrnes’ signature SFA frames. They are taking pre-orders until November 22nd so you have a little less than a week to get your money together to lock one down. The good thing about pre-ordering is that not only are you guaranteeing that you get one, but also that you get one with the exact options that you want. This year’s colors choices are gloss clear, gloss black, dark roast brown and deep sea blue/green, and the top tube sizes are 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″ and 21.5″. You also have a few options as far as the braking setup goes. You can go with welded chainstay mounts and cable guides, removable chainstay mounts and guides, or no mounts or guides at all. Jump on over to the T1 site for the rest of the details and to secure a SFA of your very own!

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Terrible One – Sweet Fuck All Frame Timeline

This timeline that Terrible One put together of Garrett Byrnes’ signature frames starts off with the legendary Garrettcode and then shows the struggle of getting his second signature frame, the Sweet Fuck All produced in America. If you ever wondered why why there was such a gap between the first Maas made batch of SFAs and the ones when S&M took the reigns in 2010, here is your explanation!

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Garrett Byrnes Animal X T1 Tire Promo

Very, very, very rarely do I post things on here that don’t have any trails in them. This is one of those extra special occasions that I do and I highly doubt anyone will question it. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to call Garrett a friend for the better part of a decade and a half. I’ve also been able to do the same with Ryan Navazio for just about as long. They came together to work on this promo for the new Terrible One and Animal collaboration tire, and the result is pure magic. Classic Garrett Byrnes meets Navaz’s signature camera work. Garrett may not be the first to conquer the legendary Lansdowne snake run gap, but he damn sure looked the best doing it!

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2016 Trails Frame Buyers Guide

We as trail riders have a slight tendency to ride frames and parts a lot longer than we really should. It’s nothing for someone to show up in the woods still rocking a frame with an American bottom bracket and press fit headset, (Shawn Shoener, I’m looking in your direction). The thing about it is that both frames and parts really should be replaced every a few years. No one wants to find themselves in a twisted ball of metal and flesh because something catastrophically failed due to fatigue. Take a second to think about the forces and stress that riding trails puts frames and parts under. Also take a second to think about the ramifications of say your head tube blowing off while going full speed through a section. I’ve seen it happen before, and it’s not pretty. At the very least you should be diligent in checking your bike over for cracks and other tell tale signs of fatigue. If you do feel it’s time to replace that relic of a frame you’ve been trusting your life to with something new, we’ve assembled a list of seventeen frames that we’d consider worthy of doing the job.

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Re-Up: Russell Brindley – Live Slow, Ride Fast

This piece that Brendan Boeck put together on Back Bone and Terrible One’s Russell Brindley has kept me stoked all week!

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Russell Brindley – Live Slow, Ride Fast

I’m not exactly sure when it was that I first saw Russell Brindley ride. If I had to guess, I would say it was at one of those crazy contest that Red Bull did in Australia where they carved out a ravine into a course that was part trails and part park. I don’t remember the exact details of it, but what I do remember is that Russ absolutely killed the thing. Hell, he may have even won it! I’ve been a big fan of his ever since, and that said, I was beyond excited when I opened up an email from Terrible One and it contained this short film that Brendan Boeck put together on him. Grab a beer, kick back and enjoy!

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Flashback: T-1 – “Let’s Didgeridoo This” Australia 2011

I figured I better come up with something exceptional for a flashback post since I’ve missed getting one up for the last couple of weeks. Pretty much everything T-1 does is exceptional, so I feel this video from their 2011 Australia tour should more than make up for my slacker ways. Man, I totally forgot Tom Dugan used to be on T-1!

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Limited Edition Posh/Catty Benefit Posters

In my humble opinion that photo above is one of the most iconic trails photos of all time. It’s been nearly 20 years since Ed Docherty captured Groundchuck laying over this perfect one-handed table at Posh. The photo went on to become the two page Standard Bykes “Come to Standard Country.” ad that hung on damn near every trail rider’s wall back in the day. I still have the one that once hung on mine, and even as tattered as it is, I’ve still considered getting it framed and hung up again. Well now it looks like I’ll be going a different route because 100 limited edition 12″x18″ color posters of that infamous photo will soon be available through Terrible One, Empire, and Posh. Best of all, all proceeds from it will be going directly to Posh and Catty’s insurance fund. No word on the exact date they’ll be out or just how much they’ll cost, but I’ll let you know as soon as I find out. I’m really thinking that they should plan on making A LOT more than 100!