Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spacers, caps and plugs

Pictures, we've got pictures!

Plugs $29.99 pair
Spacers $12.99 (20mm)
Caps $12.99

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 2009 updates

Just a few quick updates on Mountain Goat products:
-Jerseys are in and they look great! Long sleeve and short sleeve, pictures soon.
-Purely Custom sent us a new batch of cool anodized goodies. Restocked all colors of the head set spacers and top caps plus we added some really cool bar end plugs!
-Goat Horn bullmoose style bars are now officially on order. Sample #3 looked great so we are ready to get them made.
-I have actually seen pictures of the front ends of the Escape Route imported 29" wheel frames. This has been a long project but hopefully coming to fruition in the near future.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1984 Escape Goat

Here is one from the archives. When we picked this one up, the original owner had done some sanding on the original silver finish (which didn't look like it was in that bad of shape) so it needed redone. We took it to our local powder coating place and had them match the original finish. Most of the parts were in decent shape so we just cleaned them up. We did replace a couple of parts with the same part just in better condition. Overall, I think it came out nice.

Goat updates

Just a couple of quick updates on Goat projects:
-Sample Escape Route frames are in the works. Can't wait to see 'em!
-Goat Fink disc gold discs have been delayed due to a shortage of colored discs. They are supposed to be n stock around the first of next year.
-We have approved sample #3 of the Goat Horn bars so they should be in production soon.
-New shipment of Purely Custom head set caps and spacers have been ordered and should arrive soon. All colors will be back in stock again.

Couple of neat vintage Goat projects under way as well. Pictures soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Goat jersey design

This will likely be the final design for the new Mountain Goat/First Flight jersey. The black jersey has been selling really nicely (we just place our third order for them)but we wanted something a little more visible. Kris Henry of BLACKCAPstudio ( designed this on for us. I like the combination of subtle details but not so many that it makes the jersey "busy". We gave shout outs on the previous design to our friends at Fox Racing Shox, Cane Creek Components and IMBA. This time, we went with BLACKCAPstudios (for their excellent design work), Copper Door Coffee (makers of our new Mountain Goat blend coffee and Goat owner, and our local trail building friends at the Tarheel Trailblazers.

Jerseys should be available in the near future with either long or short sleeves.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jerseys, Goat discs, spacers, caps and plugs

OK, I've been really slack on taking pictures lately but here are a few quick updates on recent Mountain Goat happenings.

-The new Goat jerseys are gonna rock! I should have the final-final-final artwork tomorrow of so. Regular short sleeves and thermal long sleeves!
-We've sold Innova golf discs for the past couple of years. Since they offer a custom program, we ordered up a cool 100 rec Polecat discs with the Goat Fink logo. These are great putters or just a nice throw disc.
-Restocking headset caps and spacers from Purely Custom. This should bring all the colors back into stock. We are also adding the logo alloy bar end plugs this time.
-Goat Horns handlebars proto #3 came in and the welds are much improved! (I actually did take some pictures of these but I was forced to take pics inside by Hurricane Ida so they were really awful)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October updates

It has been a bit sine I updated the blog but since we have finally started slowing down a bit, I guess it is time!

Here are a couple of quick updates:
-Goat #36 is now in line @ Sycip. 16" Route 29 which will probably end up as a dark green frame.

-Darrell should have #35 back from the powder coaters any day now. Color is "Goat Blood" which a nice dark blood red candy over silver base.

-We are waiting on Sample #3 of the Goat Horns handlebars. Also looking at more headset spacers, top caps and end plugs.

-Looking at possibly doing some disc golf discs with the Goat Fink on them. (Remember the Yo Eddy Frisbees!)

-Working with Sinjin @ Copper Door Coffee to come up with a Mountain Goat blend. Should be soon!

-The black First Flight/MOMBAT/Mountain Goat jerseys have been super popular. We just received out THIRD order. We wanted to be able to offer something a little different so we have a new design on the boards. This one will have a bit more orange on it and feature Mountain Goat a little bit more than the previous jersey. Kris @ BlackCap Studios is working his magic on the design.

-Goat #9 has found its way home and is now available as a frame/fork/stem. This was a custom bamboo paint with very little use. Check in with us for details if you are interested in a 17" Route 29 at a very good price (and no waiting!)

That's most of the news for right now.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Laurel Loop @ Lake Norman State Park

I was able to get out today and run a GPS route on the new Laurel Loop section of the Itusi Trail. Bob has been out and cut the connector route from the parking lot and it looks great. The best part about the day was the total length......just over 4.5 miles! This is from the corner of the lot back to the same corner. Here is a link to the map (hopefully)

Link to 30 pictures

Punch list of things to be finished prior to opening:
-hand finish about half of the connector trail
-finish and shape 8 berms
-fill a dozen or so holes in the trail
-still a bit of lopping left to do
-finish crib wall
-finish creek crossing
-blazes in both directions

Many of these tasks can be done by a couple of people with a couple of hours to spare. They DO NOT have to be done by large groups of people on a specific work day. If you have interest in tackling one of these projects, please let me know and we will work out the details.

Please remember that the Laurel Loop IS NOT OPEN. It is considered trespassing on state property and carries $125 fine.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Limited edition Goat shirt proposals

Kris has done it again with some very cool designs for our run of limited edition Mountain Goat t-shirts. Let me know whatcha think.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mountain Goat #29 racing in the Netherlands

Kees sent us some photos from a race in the Netherlands. Goat #29 included a custom rigid fork and a custom parchment color. We also had a stem made and color matched but it wasn't installed in time for the photos.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mountain Goat #34, Bamboo!

This one is heading off to sunny FLA on Monday. Ted built frame, Vicious fork, Air Art paint, 2010 Fox fork and Ritchey WCS stem. Beautiful bike, can't wait to see 'er built up.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Goat Horns pictures

Here are a couple of picture of prototype #2 bars:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Goat Horns: Round 2

We got round 2 of the Goat Horn prototypes today. I grabbed a couple of pictures but didn't get a chance to upload them before our evening ride. The clamp is much nicer and these are chrome plated. I am a bit afraid of the chrome but we'll let ya'll weigh in on the decision. The decal looks great but might be a touch too big? Pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Panaracer Timbuk II tires for your Goats

If anyone is interested in a natural skinwall tire for your vintage Mountain Goat, we have them back in stock. Details @

We have also had people run them on their current bikes and they really stand out nicely (especially on black wheels).

Here is what $10,000 worth of tires looks like!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Route 29 proto full suspension frame

The Route 29 FS bike finally got put back together after be painted. I didn't get a chance to take pictures before riding it so there is a little dirt on it (which is as it should be!) The paint is our new "Goatful Dead" and will be available on all models. Depending on colors, the paint will run about $699.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

#9, #9?

This bike finally made its way back to us for "display". The paint is amazing (almost too pretty to use.......not really).