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8 10 18 Small Bump Compliance Big Brake Performance 1

Better Small Bump Compliance Riding Technique

Every MTB rider is looking to improve their suspension. At BikeCo we offer the best products on the market as well as proprietary Pro Tune Services to maximize performance. Still having issues? Let’s look at Better Small Bump Compliance through technique and more powerful brakes. Quick review. Poor small bump compliance causes a bike to skip across the trail. This leads to inefficient and somewhat unpredictable cornering as well as braking. Small bump compliance issues can be from product design, [...]

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Alchemy Arktos29 Frame Detail Pics

Enjoy some shots of the new Alchemy Arktos 29 Frame. 140mm of Sine Suspension paired with 160mm fork, this is an Enduro ready 29er. The Grey / Red / Silver color option really comes alive in person. The attention to detail is clear. Alchemy’s branding is crisp with great accent colors as well as proper amounts of accent colors for a clean look. The Arktos29 is designed to carry tires up to 2.5″. Superboost rear wheel spacing allows for stout wheel [...]

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Ibis Demo August 8-11 BikeCo

Ibis Demo Days 8-8 to 8-11

Schedule your Ibis Demo Ride Today! BikeCo has the Ibis demo fleet headed our way. Specifically the Ripmo, HD4, Mojo 3 and Ripley LS bikes in all sizes will be available to scheduled demo rides. Take a look at available scheduling below! REMINDER: Make sure to bring your helmet, pedals, ID, credit card as well as anything else you need to ride. Ibis Ripmo, 145mm rear travel 29″ wheels Undoubtedly you’ve read what this bike is capable of – come check out [...]

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7 30 18 Trail Bikes BikeCo Write Up

When to Trail Bike

For those who have been around MTB for many years the capacity of a modern Trail bike is really astounding. The current definition for Trail riding is between Cross Country and Enduro terrain with some crossover in either direction. So what are the key attributes to a trail bike? Personality, Weight, Capacity Personality Trail bikes should be nimble, quick accelerating, and playful. Nimble – how quickly and confidently a bike changes direction is affected by riding speed, trail steepness, geometry and setup. Geometry an [...]

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[R]evolution MTB Tech Article by BikeCo

Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups

The Anatomic Differences: Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setup The latest issue of [R]evolution MTB features this write-up on Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups from BikeCo.com This season BikeCo.com is supporting Enduro racing at all levels: Grassroot clients all over the world, the Ibis US Enduro Team captained by Brian Lopes, as well as Alchemy Factory Racing with Anneke Beerten and Cody Kelley. Enduro’s multi-stage events with minimal, if any, in-race mechanical support have shifted the emphasis points on [...]

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Ibis Ripmo GX with Upgrades BikeCo

Ibis Ripmo GX Eagle Upgrades

Ibis Ripmo GX Eagle Upgrades How strong is your GX build? Well, Ibis Ripmo GX Eagle Upgrades are available and this build took advantage of them! A common road map at build is Frame, Suspension, Wheels, Cockpit, and fill in the blanks based on budget. This prioritizes components that most effect a bike’s personality. It also minimizes pricey upgrades down the line. Frame The new Ibis Ripmo 29 is an amazing starting point. 145mm of DW Suspension is efficient uphill and competent down. [...]

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Choosing the best MTB Tire

Best Summer MTB Tires

Choosing the Best Summer MTB Tires Well it’s the end of July at we’re seeing triple digits in Southern California. Guess it’s summer. As the trails bake into hard pack or blow out into dust bowl corners or the favorite loose over hard combo it’s time to look at the best summer mtb tires. Admittedly, some of BikeCo’s blog posts are quite biased on my personal experiences. Like this one. On my last fast ride I noticed I was all over the [...]

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Ibis HD4 NX Eagle Complete Build

SRAM NX 12sp Eagle Ibis HD4

SRAM NX 12sp Eagle Ibis HD4 Check out the latest SRAM NX 12sp Eagle drivetrain on this Ibis HD4 build. This is a great time to buy a bike, even the “entry” level options feature 12sp drivetrains, Fox Suspension and top tier carbon frames. The 12sp eagle drivetrain’s were conceptualized here in Southern California. The local steep up for steep down terrain required a wide gear range. With a 10-50t cassette NX Eagle has that covered. Fast transitions from descent to climb [...]

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BikeCo Frame Prep

BikeCo Frame Prep BikeCo Frame Prep services ensure maximum service life, ultimate trail performance as well as quiet performance for your mountain bike. We stand behind our Frame Prep service for 1 year. Should your frame develop noise or issues from components associated with Frame Prep BikeCo will take care of you. BikeCo Frame Prep is complimentary with any frame or complete purchase from BikeCo.com. Standard pricing is $70-90*. Some frames require more work and will be quoted accordingly at service write-up. Noise [...]

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Brian Lopes Cockpit Setup

Brian Lopes Cockpit Setup Details Pretty stoked when BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes reads through our blog and takes some time to send notes! Check out details on Brian’s bar width, layup, rise and stem below:   Width & Stiffness Currently I run Renthal Fatbar Lite 35mm diameter bars, uncut at 760mm. Last year I rode Fatbar Lite 31.8mm bars. These were 740mm wide, which was fine, but I wanted just a little more width. I could have run the standard Fatbar for the added width, [...]

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