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3 21 18 Maxxis Aggressor Tire Review BikeCo

Maxxis Aggressor Tire Review

Maxxis Aggressor Tire Review: First Ride Impressions Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO Tire. The Maxxis Aggressor is a tire that’s been really intriguing to me. This is a tire with a fast rolling center section as well as relatively tightly spaced cornering lugs. As I have been testing thicker sidewall options such as Maxxis DoubleDown and Onza EDC the lighter EXO sidewall was an exciting option. I pulled the trigger on the 27.5″ 2.3 EXO. Weight, wait, weight? At 230lb I seldom worry [...]

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Cush Core Huck Norris Comparison

CushCore vs Huck Norris Comparison

12/5/19 Update – Check out a new blog comparing the CushCore PRO vs. XC rim protection. CushCore vs Huck Norris Comparison – differences in the leading rim insert protection. Tire inserts have grown in popularity over the past few seasons as riders find themselves in larger terrain at higher speeds. Inserts like the CushCore and Huck Norris are the most popular options providing riders protection as well as different benefits depending on needs. RIM & TIRE PROTECTION The top three images show tires [...]

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Enve M730 Rim Detail Pics, Alchemy Factory Racing 2018

Enve M730 Rim Detail Pics, Alchemy Factory Racing 2018 3/6/2018 The new Chris King Enve M730 wheels for Alchemy team riders Anneke Beerten and Cody Kelley arrived today. Click through some photos to take a look at the latest technology – Enve’s Protective Rim Strip. 3 6 18 Enve Chris King M730 Wheels Alchemy Factory Racing BikeCo 13 6 18 Enve Chris King M730 Wheels Alchemy Factory Racing BikeCo 23 6 18 Enve Chris King M730 Wheels Alchemy Factory Racing BikeCo 23 6 [...]

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Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Build with Upgrades

Ibis HD4 Back in Black, GX Build with Upgrades 3 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 13 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 13 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 13 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 13 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 13 5 18 Ibis HD4 Back in Black GX Custom BikeCo 1   Sometimes custom is simply dialing [...]

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3 30 18 Trail Tips Ride with Friends

MTB Riding Tips – Good Practices and Techniques for MTB Riders

MTB Riding Tips – Good Practices and Techniques for MTB Riders Here at BikeCo.com we work with a wide variety of riders. From pro racers, seasoned experts all the way to first bike purchasers. We thought it would be useful for riders to have a singular place to reference for tips to take their trail experience to the next level. We plan about weekly updates to this blog so check back frequently! Jump to page 3/2/18 Putting Together a Line, Easy on the [...]

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What to look for on a MTB Demo Ride

What to look for on a MTB Demo Ride – why you’re unlikely to totally fall in love and what you can learn It’s time for a new mountain bike. You want to ensure you nail down the perfect bike – so you’re on a mission to demo them all and pull the trigger on your absolute favorite? Well, more times than not it doesn’t quite shake out that way. Take a quick read to find out more! Testing a Bike [...]

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Alchemy Arktos testing with Anneke Beerten & Joe Binatena

Alchemy Arktos Testing with Anneke Beerten 2/14/18: Alchemy Enduro World Series rider Anneke Beerten works with BikeCo.com’s owner Joe Binatena dialing in her Arktos for the upcoming race season. Who: Anneke Beerten & Joe Binatena What: Alchemy Arktos testing When: 2/14/18 Where: Crestline Why: Because Shuttle laps in Crestline allow for subtle changes in suspension, tire pressure, as well as control locations to be quickly evaluated. Crestline trail features a variety of chunky rocks, drops, jumps, chutes and transitions. It’s a descent [...]

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MTB Tire Selection Center Transition Cornering Lugs

MTB Tire Selection Fundamentals, Tread, Sidewall, Compound, Profile Shape

Choosing the best MTB tire requires understanding basic fundamentals of Tread Pattern, Sidewall, Compound and Profile Shape as they apply to your terrain and riding style. A couple quick considerations for this writeup: GROUND CONDITIONS will affect tire personality, ie ultra-hard pack versus tacky hero dirt versus mud will have different “fastest” patterns based on being able to generate traction. For this breakdown let’s use basic loose over hard pack conditions as a reference point. WEIGHT matters – more to some, less to [...]

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Classic MTB frames & completes from The Bike Company April 2004

Classic Mountain Bikes: shots from 2004 at The Bike Company

A lot of things can be said about the MTB industry – but it isn’t scared of change! Check out some shots of the cutting edge in 2004 – these Classic Mountain Bikes. Ellsworth, Foes, Santa Cruz, Intense and Turner were the chassis of choice. Geometry, linkage and suspension components were all in their relative infancy. While race teams certainly helped these were the days when clients were an unspoken part of the R&D chain from manufacturers. Almost no standardized parts. [...]

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BikeCo Honda Turner MTB Race Team 2003

Honda Turner Race Team: 2003 Durango with BikeCo.com

One of the most iconic MTB teams was run out of The Bike Company in Lake Forest. The BikeCo Honda Turner Race Team revolutionized cross promotional marketing. This led the way for larger corporate involvement in DH racing in what had previously been a bit of a “grassroot” feel. We’ve been extremely lucky to continue relationships with most of the faces pictured. How many of these riders do you recognize still involved in our sport!! Flip through these photos. You will see [...]

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