Photos & Write Ups

Check out pics and write ups on some of our favorite builds, components and adventures. Since 1999 BikeCo has been the ultimate resource for spec, setup, tune and pricing.

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SB130 Build Pics

Enjoy these SB130 build pics of our newest Yeti X01 Demo Bike.   The Switch Infinity is the heart of Yeti’s performance. Designed to offer great pedaling without any compromise downhill this is an industry leading suspension system. The SB130 is mid travel 29er from Yeti between the SB100 and SB150.     For 2019 Yeti’s feature sophisticated accent colors on a variety of frame color options. This bike is the classic Yeti Turquoise.     A shock extender approved by Fox to carry coil springs as [...]

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Yeti SB130 Review, First Ride

Oh. Man. Not every new bike really stops me, but seeing the Yeti SB130 in the stand did. Deciding I would need to quickly get a Yeti SB130 Review posted I commandeered the first ride. The first thing I noted about the SB130 was how long it looks. The low, extended lines of the frame have the bike visually seem much longer than it measures out. Especially if you see it without a seatpost in it. The new Yeti shapes [...]

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Giro Riddance Shoe First Ride Review

Riding flats I needed some fresh shoes – and the new Riddance from Giro jumped out at me. What do I think so far? Check out the Giro Riddance Shoe First Ride Review. Ok, first few rides if we’re being honest… Why Giro Riddance The Riddance is a notably light shoe and features a Vibram sole. This is my first MTB shoe with Vibram but many of my hiking shoes were built around this rubber. I’ve found Vibram absorbs impact well comparatively [...]

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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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[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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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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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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Ibis Mojo 3 with upgrades

Trail Banger: Ibis Mojo 3 GX Complete with Upgrades

Ibis Mojo 3 GX Complete with Upgrades The Ibis Mojo 3 is one of the best received mountain bikes on the market for a variety of reasons. 130mm of rear wheel travel paired with the capacity to run either 27.5″ or 27.5+ wheels give this bike an incredible range of setup options. Whether you’re riding style leans towards trail or into enduro levels of terrain the Mojo 3 has you covered. Check out detail shots of this Ibis Mojo 3 [...]

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Alchemy Arktos 275 Custom Complete BikeCo

Custom Alchemy Arktos 27.5 Build by BikeCo.com

Custom Alchemy Arktos 27.5 Build by BikeCo.com Enjoy some Fourth of July shots of this Custom Alchemy Arktos 27.5 Build designed and built by BikeCo.com. This bike features a ton of US made components: King hubs and bottom bracket, Enve rims and cockpit, Wolf Tooth chain ring and remote – not to mention the frame is built here in the US by Alchemy! In the market for a custom? Factory Build? Frame Swap? BikeCo’s expert staff have you covered with the [...]

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