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Kevin Aiello Pro Tips Cornering Proper Technique

Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique

BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello wants you to corner faster. With more confidence. To have more fun. What a guy right? Let’s take a look at Kevin Aiello’s Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique. Some quick backstory – Kevin came by a few days ago to help with a cockpit setup article for our friends at [R]evolution Magazine. To emphasize his points he gave me a cornering lesson. (Kevin coaches racers as well as average riders these days) Understanding the cornering [...]

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New to MTB Buyers Guide Wheel Size Travel Suspension

New to MTB Buyer’s Guide – Wheel Size, Travel & Suspension

Welcome to the second section of our New to MTB Buyer’s Guide. Missed the first? Jump back to it here. Ready to start looking at the actual components? Well here we go. Let’s go over the key differences on a mountain bike setup. New to MTB Buyer’s Guide – Wheel Size, Travel & Suspension Wheel Size Modern bikes feature 27.5″ or 29″ wheels. It used to be a world of “taller than X’ Y” you’re on this wheel…” Not anymore. Updates in bike [...]

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New to MTB Buyers Guide The Beginning

New to MTB – A Buyer’s Guide

So you’re getting into, or getting deeper into, the sport of mountain bike riding. Good work. MTB is a great balance of exercise, adrenaline, as well as the peace and adventure of being outdoors. Frankly a place that a good percentage of your neighbors and co-workers miss out on… But it can be somewhat intimidating buying your first real mountain bike. This series will inform you on important aspects to consider. We’ve been penciling this project out for a [...]

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MTB Fit cockpit setup

MTB Fit Concepts

Every couple years we see someone come out with the “ultimate in bike fit”. Complete with laser light show, measurements, formulas and reasons you should be in EXACTLY THIS position. The thing is, in MTB, does this kind of fit have any real value? I’m of the belief that lasers are for hair rock bands and dropping say $300, plus suggested components, to be told an optimum position for a sport with so many variables is a hard pill [...]

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2019 Sea Otter Classic Joe Binatena Evan Geankoplis Cody Kelley

2019 Sea Otter Classic with BikeCo.com

It was a fun week at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic with BikeCo.com Pro Riders Cody Kelley and Evan Geankoplis. Cody and Evan each competed in the Dual Slalom as well as downhill events. Dual Slalom Ibis enduro team rider Evan Geankoplis (instagram @Genomain) qualified 18th for the Dual Slalom Pro race. The Dual Slalom race is far and away the most fun event at Sea Otter. Slalom is located on the side of the hill overlooking the race track. It’s [...]

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4 11 19 SB130 Lunch Ride Review

My ‘pre’ Lunch Ride – Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride Review

Yeti launched the new SB130 Lunch Ride kit yesterday. But it turns out I’ve been on one for several months now! So now that the cat is out of the bag on the 55mm shock stroke lets take a quick look. Here’s my Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride Review (based on the Lunch Ride Suspension Setup) Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride Review Starting at the fork – the 160mm Grip2 option is something we’ve put a lot of clients on already. In fact [...]

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Enduro 29ers Geometry Comparison

There were many questions after my comments about cockpit setup in the Alchemy Arktos 29 First Impression Blog. Let’s disclaim this a couple ways: bike geometry DEFINITELY matters. There are small windows that work well for a particular type of riding. At BikeCo we work with the very best in MTB. The bikes we position are class leaders. These bikes have varied geometry for particular riding styles / conditions as well as in pairing with suspension personality. I find some [...]

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4 8 19 Alchemy Arktos First Ride 1

Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions

After the first two EWS rounds Joe came back to the shop with his fresh Alchemy. Which, of course, means I stole it from him for a couple days.  So here are my Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions… The Important Non-Trail Issues, ie First, First Impressions Colors: Working with Cody Kelley we’ve had a ton of the Arktos 29’s in the shop since their launch. Still to this day, I’m not sure which color I would choose. Both the gray [...]

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Custom Yeti SB100

Custom Yeti SB100: King / Nox

Enjoy some shots of the latest custom Yeti SB100 from BikeCo.com. This build is designed for the ultimate trail bike / light enduro package. Whether on an all day adventure or a quick after work rip this SB100 is dialed in. Nox Farlow rims feature a 29mm internal rim width. This allows riders a variety of tire widths depending on personality. In this case a Maxxis Aggressor 2.3″ rear tire provides good cornering and quick rolling speeds. The drivetrain is a mixture [...]

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4 1 19 Brian Lopes Ibis RIpmo XTR 12sp 1 fb

Brian Lopes Ibis Ripmo XTR 12sp

Enjoy some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes Ibis Ripmo XTR 12sp setup. Working with riders like Brian gives us first hand knowledge of setup and tune options used by the top pros. This build features Ibis 935 carbon rims laced to Industry Nine Hydra hubs. The 29mm internal pairs well with a variety of tire widths while providing quick handling characteristics. Handbuilt by BikeCo these wheels are ready to attack the trails at pro racer speeds. Want to have [...]

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