My favorite bike, my go-to trail bike, a converted '99 Gary Fisher Kaitai fixed mtb. I bought this bike new in 1999 and rode it for years as a geared XC mountain bike. Recently, I decided to start running it as a single speed, then swapped out the worn out Judy C suspension fork with a rigid fork, and finally, coughed up the dough for a rear ENO to try offroad fixed. Other parts on the bike have been replaced as they've worn out and to change fit and feel over the years. Hardly anything is stock anymore. Fixed mountain biking is a blast and this bike is a blast on our techy, rooty, rocky NH singletrack.

Build Spec for the fellow geeks:

Frame/fork: 1999 Gary Fisher Kaitai, really old Diamondback CroMo fork Wheels: Sun Ryno Lite 36h laced to Shimano XT with Wheelsmith spokes front, Sun Ryno Lite 36h laced to White Industries ENO Eccentric with DT Champion spokes rear. Tires: Specialized Resolution Pro 26x2.30 front, Kenda Kinetics 26x2.35 rear Drivetrain: Shimano UN72 bottom bracket, Race Face Prodigy 175mm square taper cranks, Salsa 34t SS chainring, Surly 20t 3/32" track cog, Surly lockring, SRAM PC-48 chain, Shimano M545 pedals Stuff: stock Aheadset headset, DMR Wingbar CroMo risers, Salsa Moto Ace SUL 15 degree 50mm stem, ODI Rogue Lockon grips, Avid Speed Dial lever, Avid Arch Rival 50 front brake, stock alloy seatpost, Bontrager Race Lux saddle

More people should get out and ride fixed mtb. Never had so much fun on a bike before.

-Andrew Leach  aleach07@gmail.com