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Custom Ibis Ripley Build

Custom Ibis Ripley Build

Enjoy some shots of this custom Ibis Ripley Build. Sometimes I look at a build and think, ya – if I was building this frame it would come out like THAT bike. This custom Ibis Ripley build hits all the check marks! Designed as a light, nimble bike with plenty in the tank the Ripley is at home on variety of trails. All day adventures or quick after work enduro rips: this is a bike that you will want to go [...]

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180 vs 203mm Rotors

Power, Modulation, Heat Capacity and Personality. Let’s look at some differences between 180 vs 203mm rotors (7″ and 8″). Power Increasing the radius of the rotor increases the brake’s leverage ratio. Using Magura HC rotos as an example we measure about 12.7mm of “usable” rotor / pad interface. Picking a point of reference halfway in the usable interface the we come up with a 180mm (7″) rotor at 83.65mm versus the 203mm (8″) at 95.15mm. The change in available leverage around 12%. This [...]

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Custom Ibis Ripmo – XX1, King, Nox

Enjoy some pics of another banging Custom Ibis Ripmo before it heads home!   XX1 Eagle Gold. The Ripmo’s black and olive colorway is set off with the added flair of the SRAM system. Looking for an absolute class leader in carbon cranks? Check out the Race Face Next-R option. Light and stiff. This build features the Wolf Tooth GnarWolf guide – it does require some additional machining to mount to the Ripmo. Balancing speed and traction this build features a Maxxis [...]

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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

Check out some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes’ newest build – the fresh Ibis Ripley! Ibis’ latest edition of the Ripley stays true to the original’s 29″ wheels, fast acceleration, quick handling as well as a trail slaying personality. Ibis Ripley Along with updates to the DW Suspension system Ibis paid close attention to the modern geometry design. This Ripley features longer reach, slacker head tube and steeper seat tube as well as the smaller 44mm fork offset compared to [...]

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Magura MT7 First Ride Review 1

Magura MT7 First Ride Review

If you’ve followed our blogs you’ve seen a handful of posts on how much I love my Magura MT5 brakes. And I do. But, I had a little extra scratch and wanted to upgrade something. So after living on 5 different bikes the MT5s came off and fresh Magura MT7s went on. Here are some details in a Magura MT7 First Ride Review. Installation Like the MT5’s the Magura MT7 brakes can be a little finicky during the initial bleed. (Not [...]

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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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