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Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

There are a lot of tips and tricks to improve chain & cassette wear. This tip helps minimize wear and bent cassette teeth. It’s pretty simple. Check out the video then read the post for more details.    So, fairly self explanatory. For those still interested let’s look a little deeper. MTB involves a lot of steeps with high torque as well as dirt and grime working to accelerate wear. No need to abuse the product. Improve Chain & Cassette Wear Just because you CAN dump [...]

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Ibis Ripmo V2 NX Build

Ibis Ripmo V2 NX Complete Pics & Weight

Enjoy one of our latest updates to BikeCo.com – 360 image view (scroll all the way down)! Keep reading for more insight in on this Ibis Ripmo V2 NX Complete.   Ibis Ripmo V2 NX Build The new Ibis Ripmo V2 features revised geometry including a slacker head tube angle. With the more linear DW Suspension the Ripmo can now be run with a coil shock as well. However, many clients will still enjoy the ultimate tuning capacity of air shocks like [...]

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MTB Cornering Tips with Kevin Aiello

Better MTB Cornering with Coach Kevin Aiello

I’ve come to terms with it. I’m kind of spoiled. For example, extending a morning ride counts as work if you invite the right people. So here’s Better MTB cornering with coach Kevin Aiello! Are you  you’re already familiar with these concepts? Rad! In the world of “nothing’s new” there’s a lot of good advice out there. But take a minute to read and check out some photos that illustrate cornering techniques to make your ride more fun. Ready to [...]

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Ibis Ripmo AF NX Build

Ibis Ripmo AF NX Build with 360 Viewer

Enjoy one of our latest updates to BikeCo.com – 360 image view (scroll down)! We thought about starting with some easier images, but, why? So here’s a 360 view of an Ibis Ripmo AF NX build. (learned a couple things shooting this, like the shadow and the wet foot prints hahaha…) The Ripmo AF gives Ibis a strong foothold in the $3000 price range. However, the aluminum Ripmo frame is no slouch and we’ve seen some top tier builds start with [...]

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Best e-bike suspension BMC AMP APS 1

Factors of the Best E-Bike Suspension

Suspension matters. OK, kind of obvious right? But let’s look at why your e-bike’s suspension design might be even more important than a pedal (or acoustic) option. The best e-bike suspension accounts for factors similar to a pedal option while adding some unique stresses as well. There are as many suspension theories, and patents for them, and pretty much all market to be the be all end all right? Of course. But just like pedal bikes we can quickly narrow [...]

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Custom Ibis RIpmo V2 build by BikeCo.com

Custom Ibis Ripmo V2 Build

Enjoy some photos of this custom Ibis Ripmo V2 build! The Ibis Ripmo V2 features updated geometry as well as a revised DW link suspension. This custom Ripmo V2 by BikeCo.com is highlighted with some of the very best components in MTB. A variety of purple components by Industry Nine, Hope, Wolf Tooth as well as Chris King contrast the Ibis Star Destroyer Grey frame. Custom Ibis Ripmo V2     Handlebars with taller rise allow smaller stem spacer stacks. Not only does this [...]

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Why We Race Professional Enduro BikeCo Cody Kelley

Why We Race Professional Enduro

Well its late February so it’s time to start hitting the warm up races and qualifiers. This year we thought we’d share some insight on why we race professional enduro. A lot of aspects to professional enduro racing that have direct correlation to consumer MTB. BikeCo owner  Joe Binatena’s experiences’ working with the fastest in MTB is brought back and applied to help client’s get the most out of their riding. Suspension setup and tune. Tire combos and setup (as [...]

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Prioritizing Components for Performance

MTB: Prioritizing Components for Performance – Personality & Price

Recently I had a client hit me with with one of my favorite questions – What areas of my build will I most notice my budget? Well, BikeCo specializes in full custom as well as factory builds with upgrades. Our team is really versed on this. Understanding how to weigh performance gains and spec options allows riders to build a bike that’s going to hit their trail desires and budget. Prioritizing Components for Performance will allow you to dial [...]

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BMC TrailFox SpeedFox AMP First Ride Review

BMC SpeedFox AMP E-Bike First Ride Review

BikeCo.com is excited to be working with BMC’s AMP e-bike lineup. While I have some parking lot experience I thought I’d share a trail based e-bike first ride review. But first, let’s look at the parking lot. Joe and I initially planned to take out the BMC’s totally stock. After all they have pretty nice spec’s from the factory and a lot of clients will be shopping them without any modifications. I was riding the SpeedFox AMP Two and Joe pedaled [...]

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BMC SpeedFox TrailFox AMP E Bikes

Introducing BMC AMP eMTB

We’re excited to introduce the BMC AMP eBike lineup to our clients. After an exhaustive market search we’ve decided to partner with BMC AMP for a variety of reasons. As always Performance is key here at BikeCo.com. The BMC Amp lineup features modern, intuitive, FUN geometry and suspension designs. Reliability. If you are shopping ebikes you’re aware that not all motors and batteries are equal. It’s true. The BMC AMP series features the class leading Shimano STEPS motor. These motors provide [...]

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