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10 8 18 Rear Suspension Setup by BikeCo

Rear Suspension Setup

Some quick reminders on rear suspension setup! The Best Baseline Measure the sag. The old days of eye balling (or using a finger versus a thumb) are gone. The introduction of Metric shocks created a huge variety of stokes making it more important to measure the sag in millimeters. For instance, the Yeti SB150 has a 230x60mm shock however the exposed shaft is about 9% longer. This might not sound like much the difference between a perceived 33% sag at 20mm and [...]

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Yeti SB150 Frame Pics

Enjoy the new long travel 29 Yeti SB150 Frame Pics. An absolute EWS trail crusher the SB150 Frame has 150mm of Switch Infinity rear suspension. Together with a 170mm fork this bike is just looking to get rowdy on your favorite big mountain adventure or park day. Yeti SB150 Frame Pics     Long, low and mean. Yeti has knocked it out of the park with the lines on the latest SB150, SB130 and SB100 29ers. The SB150 is designed around the Fox [...]

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Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering

I had a handful of questions on Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering after the Yeti SB130 review earlier this week. Lets go over some of the advantages of late apex, or “squaring” the corner when pleasure riding your MTB. The image below illustrates Late Apex vs Early Apex cornering lines. The green line represents the late apex while orange is early apex.   Line of Sight This is the most notable improvement in the late apex corner for pleasure riders. Running on [...]

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Open Letter to MTB Riders & OC Parks

An Open Letter to MTB Riders & OC Parks, 9/21/2018 We’ve had fun with the Che Zak graphic the last couple days. Poking fun is a good pressure release, but dialogue leads to real solutions. The palatable tension in the Aliso / Laguna park network between Rangers and Riders needs to be addressed. I don’t claim to have answers, or frankly even understand 100% of the problems – however some concepts come to mind which I feel could at least be points for [...]

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Custom Ibis Ripmo Build by BikeCo.com

Enjoy some detail shots of the latest Custom Ibis Ripmo Build by BikeCo.com. 9/23/18 Update: this Ibis Ripmo by BikeCo is Vital’s Bike of the Day! Shown in the Tangerine Sky blue this is a bike that comes alive under natural light. Just the right amount of sparkle highlighted with contrasting orange as well as subtle light blue – this one is next level.   Featuring hand built Chris King Precision Components hubs with Ibis 942 rims, Race Face Performance Products cranks, [...]

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SB130 Build Pics

Enjoy these SB130 build pics of our newest Yeti X01 Demo Bike.   The Switch Infinity is the heart of Yeti’s performance. Designed to offer great pedaling without any compromise downhill this is an industry leading suspension system. The SB130 is mid travel 29er from Yeti between the SB100 and SB150.     For 2019 Yeti’s feature sophisticated accent colors on a variety of frame color options. This bike is the classic Yeti Turquoise.     A shock extender approved by Fox to carry coil springs as [...]

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Yeti SB130 Review, First Ride

Oh. Man. Not every new bike really stops me, but seeing the Yeti SB130 in the stand did. Deciding I would need to quickly get a Yeti SB130 Review posted I commandeered the first ride. The first thing I noted about the SB130 was how long it looks. The low, extended lines of the frame have the bike visually seem much longer than it measures out. Especially if you see it without a seatpost in it. The new Yeti shapes [...]

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9 19 18 Compression Damper Blog BikeCo

Suspension Compression Tuning Basics

So you’ve gone through our volume spacing and sag calculators – ready for the next step? Let’s go over some Suspension Compression Tuning Basics. The compression circuit of your MTB suspension is one of the more misunderstood adjustments you have at your disposal. A good reason for this is frankly MTB suspension tends to be over compressed for the average rider. “I run my shocks completely open” isn’t an uncommon answer, particularly with stock suspension. The compression circuit is designed to [...]

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BikeCo Partial and Full Fork Services

BikeCo Full and Partial Fork Services

For the best performance it is important to properly service MTB suspension. BikeCo Full and Partial Fork Services provide 3 options to keep suspension riding at its best. Partial Fork Service from $40, Full Fork Service Level A from $125 and Full Fork Service Level B from $175.   These services maintain both standard and Pro Tune forks. Running a stock fork? Learn more about advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes here. Service interval recommendations are based upon mileage, riding conditions, riding style as [...]

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Giro Riddance Shoe First Ride Review

Riding flats I needed some fresh shoes – and the new Riddance from Giro jumped out at me. What do I think so far? Check out the Giro Riddance Shoe First Ride Review. Ok, first few rides if we’re being honest… Why Giro Riddance The Riddance is a notably light shoe and features a Vibram sole. This is my first MTB shoe with Vibram but many of my hiking shoes were built around this rubber. I’ve found Vibram absorbs impact well comparatively [...]

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