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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Custom Ibis Ripmo – XX1, King, Nox

Enjoy some pics of another banging Custom Ibis Ripmo before it heads home!   XX1 Eagle Gold. The Ripmo’s black and olive colorway is set off with the added flair of the SRAM system. Looking for an absolute class leader in carbon cranks? Check out the Race Face Next-R option. Light and stiff. This build features the Wolf Tooth GnarWolf guide – it does require some additional machining to mount to the Ripmo. Balancing speed and traction this build features a Maxxis [...]

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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

Check out some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes’ newest build – the fresh Ibis Ripley! Ibis’ latest edition of the Ripley stays true to the original’s 29″ wheels, fast acceleration, quick handling as well as a trail slaying personality. Ibis Ripley Along with updates to the DW Suspension system Ibis paid close attention to the modern geometry design. This Ripley features longer reach, slacker head tube and steeper seat tube as well as the smaller 44mm fork offset compared to [...]

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Magura MT7 First Ride Review

If you’ve followed our blogs you’ve seen a handful of posts on how much I love my Magura MT5 brakes. And I do. But, I had a little extra scratch and wanted to upgrade something. So after living on 5 different bikes the MT5s came off and fresh Magura MT7s went on. Here are some details in a Magura MT7 First Ride Review. Installation Like the MT5’s the Magura MT7 brakes can be a little finicky during the initial bleed. (Not [...]

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Kevin Aiello Pro Tips Cornering Proper Technique

Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique

BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello wants you to corner faster. With more confidence. To have more fun. What a guy right? Let’s take a look at Kevin Aiello’s Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique. Some quick backstory – Kevin came by a few days ago to help with a cockpit setup article for our friends at [R]evolution Magazine. To emphasize his points he gave me a cornering lesson. (Kevin coaches racers as well as average riders these days) Understanding the cornering [...]

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2019 Sea Otter Classic Joe Binatena Evan Geankoplis Cody Kelley

2019 Sea Otter Classic with BikeCo.com

It was a fun week at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic with BikeCo.com Pro Riders Cody Kelley and Evan Geankoplis. Cody and Evan each competed in the Dual Slalom as well as downhill events. Dual Slalom Ibis enduro team rider Evan Geankoplis (instagram @Genomain) qualified 18th for the Dual Slalom Pro race. The Dual Slalom race is far and away the most fun event at Sea Otter. Slalom is located on the side of the hill overlooking the race track. It’s [...]

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Custom Yeti SB100

Custom Yeti SB100: King / Nox

Enjoy some shots of the latest custom Yeti SB100 from BikeCo.com. This build is designed for the ultimate trail bike / light enduro package. Whether on an all day adventure or a quick after work rip this SB100 is dialed in. Nox Farlow rims feature a 29mm internal rim width. This allows riders a variety of tire widths depending on personality. In this case a Maxxis Aggressor 2.3″ rear tire provides good cornering and quick rolling speeds. The drivetrain is a mixture [...]

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Brian Lopes Ibis Ripmo XTR 12sp

Enjoy some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes Ibis Ripmo XTR 12sp setup. Working with riders like Brian gives us first hand knowledge of setup and tune options used by the top pros. This build features Ibis 935 carbon rims laced to Industry Nine Hydra hubs. The 29mm internal pairs well with a variety of tire widths while providing quick handling characteristics. Handbuilt by BikeCo these wheels are ready to attack the trails at pro racer speeds. Want to have [...]

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Yeti SB130 with SRAM XX1 AXS

Yeti SB130 with SRAM XX1 AXS

Looking to go all in with your SB130? Check out this Yeti SB130 with SRAM XX1 AXS build by BikeCo! SRAM’s new AXS wireless shifting provides clean mounting with crisp shifting. And no cable stretch or barrel adjusters! Yeti SB130 with SRAM XX1 AXS Build Let’s get right to it! The SRAM XX1 AXS rear derailleur. This derailleur has a removable battery pack for charging as well as a break away hinge in case you find a rock or tree. SRAM’s unique rainbow [...]

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Ibis Ripmo with SRAM XX1 AXS

Enjoy some shots of a banging build. This Ibis Ripmo features SRAM XX1 AXS, as well as Chris King, Nox Composites and more! SRAM’s AXS provides clean wireless mounting as well as crisp shifting and easy adjustments. Never could quite figure out the barrel adjuster? Well, no more barrel adjusters… Ibis Ripmo with SRAM XX1 AXS The highlights of this build don’t stop at the SRAM XX1 AXS drivetrain. Purpose Built Wheels built in-house lace Chris King Matte Mango hubs to Nox Composites [...]

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Cody Kelley’s Alchemy Arktos 29

BikeCo is excited to start another year working with Alchemy Bicycles and Cody Kelley. This Arktos 29″ is headed to New Zealand for the first EWS round as well as Crankworx Rotorua! Keep an eye on Cody, Alchemy, TheBikeCompany and BikeCo owner Joe Binatena on Instagram and facebook for more on these adventures. Enjoy a few photos of Cody Kelley’s Alchemy Arktos 29 Build The Fox 36 Grip2 damper allows high and low speed tuning to both compression and rebound. Riders like [...]

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