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MTB Brake Bubble Bleed – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how a MTB Brake Bubble Bleed works. Assuming a quality initial bleed most lever related issues can be traced back to air in the master cylinder. An occasional bubble bleed will help keep your lever feel consistent and brake performance at its best. OK, disclaimer time. Brakes are critical to your safety. If you aren’t sure of your brakes walk it back and take it to a professional. You do you – we’re just [...]

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Custom Yeti SB165 Build

Enjoy some detail shots of this custom Yeti SB165 build by BikeCo.com! This SB165 build illustrates a nice balance between bling and budget.     Chris King hubs are a strong start for any wheels. With unmatched service life and strength your King wheels might just move to your next build, and maybe the next again. This build features WTB KOM Tough i35 rims. WTB’s aluminum offerings provide excellent torque transfer and strength without killing the budget.     Magura MT7 brakes provide class leading modulation and [...]

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Basic Bike Wash – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

   Enjoy a quick video of a Basic Bike Wash to keep your mountain bike looking as well as riding its best. I love to ride my bike. Frankly, I’m not sure I love maintaining it. But with some basic maintenance everything lasts longer and works better. This basic bike wash only takes a couple minutes and helps improve drivetrain wear while minimizing potential noise. Especially in areas like Southern California where we have loud, crunchy dirt that loves to get into [...]

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On Trail Rotor Resurfacing – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

In a pinch, you can correct some rotor contamination or heat saturation issues on trail.  This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how On Trail Rotor Resurfacing works. Rotors that are heat saturated will show excessive black along the pad contact area. This is typical when riders are in steep terrain or aggressively braking repeatedly. Contaminated rotors will “honk” when the brakes are applied. As opposed to a “squeal” from overheating a brake. Both of these situations are noisy (annoying) and decrease [...]

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I Shift SRAM GX Eagle Review

I Shift SRAM, GX Eagle Review

SRAM’s GX Eagle drivetrain has been far and away the most popular option over the last couple seasons. Whether you’re looking at the value on a factory build or even spec’ing a full custom the SRAM GX option is worth a long look. After a few months running it on my personal bike here’s a GX Eagle review. I’ve been running SRAM drivetrains, typically X01, for years now. There are a handful of reasons that I went that direction, all [...]

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Aluminum Ibis Ripmo AF

Ibis Cycles aluminum Ripmo AF are going to get, and keep, more people riding MTB. Bold statement? Nah, I don’t feel out on a limb on this one at all. Ibis licenses one of the absolute best suspension designs. Creates confident bike geometries that perform in wide ranges of terrain and rider styles. Runs an efficient business model. These factors ensure your alloy Ibis Ripmo AF  is a great purchase.   DW Suspension MTB Suspension is sophisticated. Let’s not sugar coat it. Your [...]

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XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo

Enjoy a couple shots of this banging XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo build by BikeCo. When it’s time to build a dream bike work with the best. Whether your dream build is wireless SRAM AXS, Chris King on Enve like this one, or an NX or GX setup BikeCo has you covered.     SRAM’s new AXS system is the ultimate wireless MTB drivetrain. Crisp shifting, self adjusting. No more barrel adjustments (just ask Landon!)… This build features BikeCo Pro Tune suspension. Pro Tunes narrow [...]

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Custom Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

Enjoy some pics of the latest Custom Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride XX1 build by BikeCo. BikeCo offers the 55mm stroke shock as well as 160mm fork air shafts on any Yeti SB130 frame or complete.     This bike is spec’s with a cable driven XX1 eagle drivetrain. The Eagle AXS cassette and chain provide an awesome pop of color for the Yeti SB130 Storm frame color. Nox Composite carbon hoops provide excellent torque transfer as well as trail tracking. Check out some of [...]

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MotionIQ – the How of MTB Suspension Data Analytics

  OK, you read the “why” about mountain bike suspension data acquisition (if you didn’t check out BikeCo Pro Rider Cody Kelley, Joe Binatena and Rob Pryzkucki from Motion Instruments discuss it here) let’s now look at the “how” of the Motion Instruments MotionIQ system. Those who’ve read a lot of BikeCo’s content know I love formulas and data. Everything is just easier when you can minimize variables with facts. So suspension data acquisition would be right up my alley right? [...]

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Suspension Testing with Cody Kelley and MotionIQ

  Prior to EWS Northstar BikeCo Pro Rider Cody Kelley and Joe Binatena had a chance to work with our friends from Motion Instruments, a Suspension Data Analytics company. We could write a thesis on it, but to keep it manageable we’re going to break it down into two semi-succinct parts… This section will cover some of the “why” then jump over to the “how”.   Why Data Acquisition   Hard data about suspension narrows the setup dialogue. “I think” or “I feel” turns into [...]

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