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Custom Yeti SB130 NOX, King, ENVE

Yeti SB130 Custom Build by BikeCo

Custom Yeti SB130 NOX, King, ENVE

Enjoy some pictures of this custom Yeti SB130 by BikeCo.com.

One of the best things about the Yeti SB130 is the wide range of terrain that it’s at home in. This leads to a wide variety of builds that are all absolute bangers.

This build is highlighted with the best in MTB from tip to tail.

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New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users

New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users

There are a lot of new faces on the trails these days. Welcome – we hope you enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. There has been a lot of change (understatement right?) the last couple months. One that has effected new riders is the lack of group rides. A lot of group rides were effective to help new riders understand etiquette as well as tips to improve their riding. We’re going to publish a handful of concepts that will help new riders, and possibly refresh experienced riders. Let’s start with New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users.

It’s good to remember you’re probably not the only one on the trail. In fact, even if you have strong reason to believe you are, its best to always assume you’re not. MTB riding is a dynamic sport on shared trails. Just because there wasn’t a log, hole, or rut yesterday doesn’t ensure there won’t be today. The same goes for other trail users.

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Effective Seattube Angle Explained

5-6-20 Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Part two in an extended look at MTB Geo. (We started with explaining how Reach & Stack are directly connected) In this post we will examine how steeper effective seattube angles stretched bikes out, but actually made them more nimble and even may lead to riders downsizing. As counter-intuitive as it may seem… In short, modern seattube angles position riders further forward. This requires a longer reach dimension as well as extends the front center and wheelbase. But, riders are better centered on the bike. Pair this with quality suspension you gain additional control of both front and rear wheel.

Let’s jump right in.

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Exploring MTB Geometry

Exploring mtb geo rider reach and stack

Exploring MTB Geometry

We often talk about a bike’s cutting edge geometry. But what makes an ideal MTB geo? Well, if you’re listening to some of the “influencers” it’s reach, reach and reach… Except it’s not nearly that simple. Exploring MTB Geometry you’ll see that reach is far more malleable than you might have thought. I’d like to take a few posts and explore some of the various balancing acts that go on to produce a great fitting MTB geo.

Teaser: As we examine how variable some geo numbers can become I believe it will shed light on how critical suspension design and application really are.

In order to keep things readable, and the SEO robots happy we’re going to break this up. To understand why reach isn’t the “be all and end all” let’s examine variables that muddy the waters.

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MTB Tire Removal – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

MTB Tire Removal BikeCo Tips and Tricks

MTB Tire Removal – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

Enjoy a quick video and write up illustrating MTB Tire Removal in this post of BikeCo Tips & Tricks. Modern sidewalls can make MTB Tire Removal a bit more of a challenge, but with a couple quick tidbits you will make your life notably easier. Continue reading MTB Tire Removal – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

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New Bike Assembly

MTB New Bike Assembly Common Issue

New Bike Assembly

A typical new bike delivered from BikeCo.com doesn’t need much to hit the trails. With some basic tools and a bit of skill you’re on your way. You’ve got a fresh BikeCo Build. New Bike Assembly shouldn’t be intimidating.

(so, the modern work from home means this video is in the yard, with my bike “standing in” for a new rig. Obviously your new bike will be cleaner, not have broken spokes in the back wheel, etc! haha. Also, I wouldn’t suggest grass if avoidable to minimize searching for things you might drop…)

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What Got Me Outdoors – Nate at BikeCo

What Got Me Outdoors Nate at BikeCo

What Got Me Outdoors – Nate at BikeCo

I had a vaguely familiar feeling this week. It took a moment to place it. Kind of that antsy, working big hours, staring at a screen, issues large and small, real and exaggerated.

More of a vibration than emotion (shit, I sound like a hippie). I remembered where and when I’d noticed it before. It was just before I got into riding MTB.

At the time I owned an automotive fab shop doing custom suspension design, metal work, etc. Around the ’08 recession it went from being a tough business to not enough work. I sat in an office every waking minute trying to find ways to keep it all going. The four walls and computer screens were my existence. I felt compressed. Like every day the office walls were somehow 3″ closer to me. (sounds familiar eh?)

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Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

There are a lot of tips and tricks to improve chain & cassette wear. This tip helps minimize wear and bent cassette teeth.

It’s pretty simple.

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