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Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS King Nox

Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS, King, Nox

Enjoy some shots of this custom Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS with components from Chris King, Hope, Nox, Race Face and more. Sometimes a build just lays out PERFECT. In this case the 2020 Yeti SB150 Anthracite color pairs absolutely perfect with the Chris King as well as Hope silver accents. This built started on our BikeCo Yeti SB150 Custom Complete Builder before coming to life. Check out all of our custom builder options Here. Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS, King, Nox, Race Face [...]

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8 15 19 Yeti SB150 Custom 1

Custom Yeti SB150 – AXS, King, ENVE, Hope

Enjoy some shots of this Custom Yeti SB150 before it goes to its new home. This build features SRAM XX1 AXS, Chris King, ENVE, Hope, the list goes on and on! All of the current Yeti models feature super sleek lines. This bike looks sharp and aggressive even standing still! Particularly sharp is how the top tube lines elegantly blend with the seat stays on the rear triangle.     Keeping the color theme throughout the build Hope Tech 3 V4 brakes in [...]

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8-14-19 30 vs 32t Comparison

30 vs 32t Comparison – Drivetrain Review

30 vs 32t Comparison – from a slow climber… We get a lot of questions on chain ring options. So when my old cranks finally gave up the ghost, press-fit eventually gets sloppy and the creak / get loose often, I decided to go to a bigger ring. So here’s a 30 vs 32t comparison – from someone who’s never, never been a climber.  Keep reading – it’s more than a saga of pain and suffering… My last couple bikes were [...]

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SB130 Mullet Geometry

Lot of questions on the new Mullet concept. Yeti has come out with the geometry for the SB140 as well as SB165 mullet conversions (check out our interactive geo comparison here) but I got a lot of inquires on the SB130 concept. So let’s look at the SB130 Mullet Geometry. My first instinct, having owned and SB130 since the launch, is that the BB dimension would be too low for most riding conditions. But I’m all for a quick look [...]

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Alchemy Nine7Five Ride Review

Alchemy Nine7Five First Thoughts

BikeCo.com owner Joe Binatena is rocking a mullet. We went for a pedal to go through his Alchemy Nine7Five First thoughts. “Mullet” bikes are 29″ front and 27.5″ rear setups. If you’ve looked closely on this year’s EWS photos you’ve seen them under a wide range of riders. Let’s take a quick look at the concept. Business in the Front The math of the business. 29″ wheels have a smaller angle of attack over obstacles. 29s are more likely to roll over rather than [...]

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7 23 19 Yeti SB165 T2 X01 Complete 1

Coil Spring Tuning Basics

With the launch of the new Yeti SB165 we’ve had a lot of questions. Here we go with some Coil Spring Tuning Basics. Coil Spring Tuning Basics Some very basic principals to start with here. Coil springs are rated by the weight that creates an inch of spring compression. So a 400lb spring requires 400lbs to compress the first inch and would take 800lbs to compress two inches. However, coil springs are not produced to “exact” standards. That is to say if [...]

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7 15 19 Compression and Confidence

Confidence with Compression: Adjusting your fork

Confidence with Compression – sort of a vague title right? Am I gaining confidence on trail from compression? Am I confident adjusting my compression? Well, both. The abridged back story: I had a chance to move further south. BikeCo’s website has been growing at a rate that I can now work remotely mostly and come up to the shop a couple times a week. Anyhow – for the first time since I started bikes I’m consistently riding trails I don’t [...]

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7 12 19 Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS build 1

Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS Build

Enjoy some photos of this Yeti SB150 XX1 AXS Build. Looking at a frame swap, a factory complete, a semi-custom or a full custom build? BikeCo.com is the shop you want to spec, build, tune and help you dial in after the sale. This Yeti SB150 features a Fox X2 rear shock with BikeCo Pro Tune designed to maximize small bump compliance and fine tune ramp as well as compression settings. This particular rider is lighter so ensuring the right proprietary [...]

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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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