Various Tips

Check out some of the tips and tricks we’ve come across that make your riding experience that much better!

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 [...]

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5-6-20 Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Part two in an extended look at MTB Geo. (We started with explaining how Reach & Stack are directly connected) In this post we will examine how steeper effective seattube angles stretched bikes out, but actually made them more nimble and even may lead to riders downsizing. As counter-intuitive as it may seem… In short, modern seattube angles position riders further forward. This requires a longer reach dimension as well as extends the front center and wheelbase. But, riders [...]

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Exploring mtb geo rider reach and stack

Exploring MTB Geometry

We often talk about a bike’s cutting edge geometry. But what makes an ideal MTB geo? Well, if you’re listening to some of the “influencers” it’s reach, reach and reach… Except it’s not nearly that simple. Exploring MTB Geometry you’ll see that reach is far more malleable than you might have thought. I’d like to take a few posts and explore some of the various balancing acts that go on to produce a great fitting MTB geo. Teaser: As we [...]

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MTB Tire Removal BikeCo Tips and Tricks

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. Being confident working with your tires is important for both on trail as well as shop repairs. Knowing how to quickly change tires lets you dial in for the weekend trip or race event that [...]

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MTB New Bike Assembly Common Issue

New Bike Assembly

A typical new bike delivered from BikeCo.com doesn’t need much to hit the trails. With some basic tools and a bit of skill you’re on your way. You’ve got a fresh BikeCo Build. New Bike Assembly shouldn’t be intimidating. (so, the modern work from home means this video is in the yard, with my bike “standing in” for a new rig. Obviously your new bike will be cleaner, not have broken spokes in the back wheel, etc! haha. Also, I [...]

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MTB Cornering Tips with Kevin Aiello

Better MTB Cornering with Coach Kevin Aiello

I’ve come to terms with it. I’m kind of spoiled. For example, extending a morning ride counts as work if you invite the right people. So here’s Better MTB cornering with coach Kevin Aiello! Are you  you’re already familiar with these concepts? Rad! In the world of “nothing’s new” there’s a lot of good advice out there. But take a minute to read and check out some photos that illustrate cornering techniques to make your ride more fun. Ready to [...]

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Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset

Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

   Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset The Bike Yoke Revive seatpost has been extremely popular. With one of the longest options on the market at 185mm the Bike Yoke Revive also stands out with it’s simple hydraulic reset. If your Bike Yoke Revive adjustable seatpost is “squishy” air has mixed with the hydraulic fluid. To quickly eliminate this follow these steps. First extend the post to its full height. Insert a 4mm allen wrench into the reset located on the drive side near the [...]

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importance of mountain bike bolt checks

MTB Bolt Checks – Simple but Critical To Your Safety

Consistent MTB Bolt Checks are critical to your bike’s reliability and safety. While components should be checked throughout their service life, it is particularly important to check new fittings. Stem, handlebar, grip and brake assemblies are especially important. Why You Need to Bolt Check Light weight, minimal contact and leverage. With the exception of WTB’s Padloc grips, everything that attaches to your handlebar requires radial clamping force to keep it positioned radially (around the circle of the bar) and laterally (left and [...]

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Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube. Chain Lube? Yup, it’s that important. Want to read more? Check out another blog post about why it’s important as well as my personal program…   MTB Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube Clean the chain with a rag. Remove debris build up as this will accelerate wear and create noise. You can see I use a couple different hand holds to quickly get the various sides of the chain. Clean the derailleur [...]

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BikeCo Tips and Tricks Eliminate Cable Slap blog

Eliminate Cable Slap – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how to minimize or eliminate cable slap. Some internal cable routed frames have tubes between cable ports while others are open. One isn’t necessarily right and the other wrong and each can have unique considerations. Open frames may suffer from cable slap which this video and blog will address.   Eliminate Cable Slap These steps are often taken at time of build. If your bike is already built drop the fork for access to the downtube. If [...]

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