Testing, Racing, Etc

Enjoy some blogs with photos of various testing, racing, adventures and more from the BikeCo crew.

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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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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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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Brian Lopes Ibis Hakka MX

Enjoy some detail shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes Ibis Hakka MX build. The Hakka MX is designed are a capable gravel, road, cross, and adventure platform. It’s confident geometry will feel familiar to MTB riders. Sometimes you want mean looking skinwall tires… The Hakka MX is capable of carrying up to a 2.1″ tire. It is designed around 700c as well as 27.5″ wheels depending on your application. A wide variety of gravel and fire road friendly tires are available from [...]

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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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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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BikeCo Pro Tune Advantages

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension Advantages

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension Advantages For years we’ve has been providing riders access to the best performing Fox Suspension through our proprietary Pro Tunes designed by BikeCo.com owner Joe Binatena. BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension is designed to maximize damper performance to your riding specifics.     Pro Tune’s shift performance windows taking into account RIDER SIZE, EXPERIENCE, DISCIPLINE, TERRAIN, STYLE as well as RIDING GOALS.   Rider Size: Different size different setups, easy right? Stock suspension is designed for a wide range or riders. Suspension is [...]

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Brian Lopes GoPro Games 2018 Prep

Brian Lopes GoPro Games 2018 – enjoy some photos and text as Brian and BikeCo’s Joe Binatena prep for this year’s event in Vail, Colorado. One of the more fun events over the past few years has been the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail. There’s always something going on. Competitive dog long jump / races, slackline, a IFSC Climbing World Cup Qualifer, a variety of Kayak events, yoga, music, as well as beer. However the real gem for us is the [...]

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Alchemy Racing Mechanic: A Day in the Life of Joe Binatena

Check out an awesome blog from Alchemy Bicycles about BikeCo’s Joe Binatena’s role as Factory Team Mechanic: Mountain bike racing requires a helluva lot more than just a bike and a rider, and Joe Binatena, who has been our friend (and dealer) for a long time here at Alchemy, may know that more than anyone. This guy is the staple that holds our bikes (and riders) together. He’s first to the scene when our riders have a mishap with their [...]

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