BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Understanding Rear Shock Negative Air Chamber
A fairly common question is “why does my rear shock lose air when I check it?” While there are mechanical issues that may cause air loss not pre-charging a pump or understanding how the negative air chamber works are more often the culprit.
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Service Chris King Headset Bearings
Enjoy a quick video and write-up that illustrates how to easily service Chris King headset bearings. One of the great draws to these products is with very basic maintenance you can expect them to easily last the lifespan of your bike.
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Basic MTB Suspension Setup
2020 brought a lot of new faces to MTB. We’re stoked to see more people benefit from the sport we all love. That said, a lot of shops simply can’t support rider development like we can. So, here’s a video & blog going through Basic MTB Suspension Setup.
We’ll look at sag, rebound, volume spacing, compression as well as high and low speed damping.
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Shifter Barrel Adjustment
In this How-To we have a video and write-up showing some basics of shifting trouble shooting as well as how to use your barrel adjusters.
Barrel adjusters are used for minute shifting corrections and are useful on new builds due to cable stretch (or housing shrink depending on how you look at it!).
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Dismount Tire, Repair Tape & Remount Tire
Here’s a How-To showing how to remove an MTB tire, repair tubeless tape and remount the tire.
Video & blog below! (PS, excuse some of the wind / street / cat in the audio – we’ve wanted to make sure client’s have access to these especially during our busy season so I’ve been shooting at home – one of my cat’s was quite tired of watching a days worth of video shoots without getting attention in this one!)
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Aligning MTB Brake Calipers
In this Tips & Tricks post we look at how to quickly and easily align MTB brake calipers that are dragging.
Video & Write-Up below!
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BikeCo Tips & Tricks: Adjusting Chris King Hubs
It’s typical to need to adjust Chris King hubs when the bearing breaks in. This video and write-up will show you how easy adjusting King Hubs is.
(excuse the breeze noise in spots on the video – the Covid home studio can be noisy…)
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New to MTB: Learning to ride Rock Gardens
Continuing our New to MTB series let’s look at learning to ride rock gardens. Rock gardens are typically defined as a series of rock features spaced such that you will be forced to engage them in some way. The techniques that will help you confidently ride in rock gardens will help other places. Learning to keep your eyes ahead is important in any terrain. Becoming comfortable with a bit of momentum will help with rock gardens, single rocks, holes, stumps, etc. Let’s look at the concepts as well as a touch of the science.
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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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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