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.

Ibis Ripmo AF Red Savina Frame Detail 1

Aluminum Ibis Ripmo AF

Ibis Cycles aluminum Ripmo AF are going to get, and keep, more people riding MTB. Bold statement? Nah, I don’t feel out on a limb on this one at all. Ibis licenses one of the absolute best suspension designs. Creates confident bike geometries that perform in wide ranges of terrain and rider styles. Runs an efficient business model. These factors ensure your alloy Ibis Ripmo AF  is a great purchase.   DW Suspension MTB Suspension is sophisticated. Let’s not sugar coat it. Your [...]

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XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo

Enjoy a couple shots of this banging XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo build by BikeCo. When it’s time to build a dream bike work with the best. Whether your dream build is wireless SRAM AXS, Chris King on Enve like this one, or an NX or GX setup BikeCo has you covered.     SRAM’s new AXS system is the ultimate wireless MTB drivetrain. Crisp shifting, self adjusting. No more barrel adjustments (just ask Landon!)… This build features BikeCo Pro Tune suspension. Pro Tunes narrow [...]

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Custom Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride

Enjoy some pics of the latest Custom Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride XX1 build by BikeCo. BikeCo offers the 55mm stroke shock as well as 160mm fork air shafts on any Yeti SB130 frame or complete.     This bike is spec’s with a cable driven XX1 eagle drivetrain. The Eagle AXS cassette and chain provide an awesome pop of color for the Yeti SB130 Storm frame color. Nox Composite carbon hoops provide excellent torque transfer as well as trail tracking. Check out some of [...]

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Motion Instruments MotionIQ Cody Kelley Setup

MotionIQ – the How of MTB Suspension Data Analytics

  OK, you read the “why” about mountain bike suspension data acquisition (if you didn’t check out BikeCo Pro Rider Cody Kelley, Joe Binatena and Rob Pryzkucki from Motion Instruments discuss it here) let’s now look at the “how” of the Motion Instruments MotionIQ system. Those who’ve read a lot of BikeCo’s content know I love formulas and data. Everything is just easier when you can minimize variables with facts. So suspension data acquisition would be right up my alley right? [...]

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Motion Instruments MotionIQ Cody Kelley

Suspension Testing with Cody Kelley and MotionIQ

  Prior to EWS Northstar BikeCo Pro Rider Cody Kelley and Joe Binatena had a chance to work with our friends from Motion Instruments, a Suspension Data Analytics company. We could write a thesis on it, but to keep it manageable we’re going to break it down into two semi-succinct parts… This section will cover some of the “why” then jump over to the “how”.   Why Data Acquisition   Hard data about suspension narrows the setup dialogue. “I think” or “I feel” turns into [...]

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Ibis Ripley XT Build

Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels

Enjoy a couple pictures of this Ibis Ripley XT Build with i9 Enduro 310C Wheels before it heads to its new home. The latest Ibis Ripley combines updates to geometry as well as carbon layup. Improving on the Ripley’s previous editions Ibis slackened the headtube and spec’d a 44mm offset fork.  This improves the Ripley’s handling at speed without compromising its’ surefooted climbing. Learn more about 44mm versus 51mm fork offset Here. This XT Build features the latest 12sp Shimano drivetrain. Requiring the [...]

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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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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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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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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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