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6-9-20 Ibis Mojo 4 Geometry Explained 2

Ibis Mojo 4 – Improved Geo Rides Better Than Ever

With the Ibis Mojo 4 27.5″ wheel riders have a new trail bike option on the short list for review. Why are experienced riders so excited with the new Mojo 4 and the Yeti SB140? With modern geometry updates designers have been able to shift to smaller travel options without sacrificing as much trail performance. Read: more poppy, more playful, and quicker handling without being sketchy. These bikes have longer reach numbers, but move the rider rearward in regards [...]

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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 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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Ibis Ripmo AF NX Build

Ibis Ripmo AF NX Build with 360 Viewer

Enjoy one of our latest updates to BikeCo.com – 360 image view (scroll down)! We thought about starting with some easier images, but, why? So here’s a 360 view of an Ibis Ripmo AF NX build. (learned a couple things shooting this, like the shadow and the wet foot prints hahaha…) The Ripmo AF gives Ibis a strong foothold in the $3000 price range. However, the aluminum Ripmo frame is no slouch and we’ve seen some top tier builds start with [...]

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Factors of the Best E-Bike Suspension

Suspension matters. OK, kind of obvious right? But let’s look at why your e-bike’s suspension design might be even more important than a pedal (or acoustic) option. The best e-bike suspension accounts for factors similar to a pedal option while adding some unique stresses as well. There are as many suspension theories, and patents for them, and pretty much all market to be the be all end all right? Of course. But just like pedal bikes we can quickly narrow [...]

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BMC SpeedFox TrailFox AMP E Bikes

Introducing BMC AMP eMTB

We’re excited to introduce the BMC AMP eBike lineup to our clients. After an exhaustive market search we’ve decided to partner with BMC AMP for a variety of reasons. As always Performance is key here at BikeCo.com. The BMC Amp lineup features modern, intuitive, FUN geometry and suspension designs. Reliability. If you are shopping ebikes you’re aware that not all motors and batteries are equal. It’s true. The BMC AMP series features the class leading Shimano STEPS motor. These motors provide [...]

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Measure Your Mullet

More MTB Mullets – Comparing Travel, Headtube, Trail & Flop

An interesting question come across my email wondering about MTB Mullet setup. In particular headtube angles and performance. How did the headtube angle compare between the Yeti SB165 in a 27.5″ stock setup with a 180mm fork compared to the Mullet 29″ 170mm concept? What started as a quick email reply of concept turned into a more thorough review and I thought with more questions on MTB mullets these days we could put it up on a post for everyone. So, [...]

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Pedal More Efficiently - Spinning Circles with Kevin Aiello MTB Coach

Spinning Circles with Kevin Aiello – Pedal More Efficiently

Like a lot of jobs mine has perks. Lately one of those has been spending a lot of time in the shop and on the trail with Kevin Aiello from SoCalSpeedClinics.com. As I’ve mentioned Kevin blows me away with his MTB coaching aptitude. He sees something, gives you something to think about and you’re riding better. Kevin’s known for his DH and Free Ride skills. You know if you ask questions about cornering, steeps, chunk, jumping, etc he’s got [...]

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Headset Adjustment – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how to adjust a MTB Headset. OK, disclaimer time. Headsets are critical to your safety. If you aren’t sure of your mechanical aptitude find a professional resource. MTB Headset Adjustment A loose headset may damage or destroy the fork steerer or headtube. Riding a loose headset is extremely detrimental to bearing lifespan. If you suspect a loose headset feel for a “clunk”, “knock” or “click” in the front end of the bike. Pull the front brake and [...]

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Basic Bike Wash – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

   Enjoy a quick video of a Basic Bike Wash to keep your mountain bike looking as well as riding its best. I love to ride my bike. Frankly, I’m not sure I love maintaining it. But with some basic maintenance everything lasts longer and works better. This basic bike wash only takes a couple minutes and helps improve drivetrain wear while minimizing potential noise. Especially in areas like Southern California where we have loud, crunchy dirt that loves to get into [...]

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