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Beta test our new Builder / Visualizer

Beta test SB130 Visualizer Promo

Want a sneak peek at our new builder? Check out the internal beta test of our SB130 visualizer.
It’s got some development, coding, UI stuff that we’re still polishing out – but you’ll get the idea (and I need an intern to figure out how many possible options this thing creates… so give it some time – we’ll probably put up a text only one for those who just want to quickly spec a bike without the visual tour)
Interested in your feedback – hit us up at CustomerService@bikeco.com!

Enjoy two new videos going through some of the basics of suspension setup. 
Air Pressure, Sag, Rebound, Compression, Volume Spacing and more!

Title shot: BikeCo Tips & Tricks MTB Suspension Setup


2021 FOX Factory Transfer Seatpost. New head for lower overall length.
The 2021 FOX Transfer seatpost features a proprietary head which lowers your saddle height, meaning you can run more travel on your post!
The 175mm travel is 30.6mm shorter than 2020 Transfer with an 8.6mm insertion depth reduction.
2021 FOX product in stock as of 8/26/20!
 
 
 
 
 
(remember we can change air shafts to get you the color / travel you want!)
 
 

HT Supreme Oil Slick Pedals In Stock Now

HT Oil Slick Pedal

Hurry – these went super fast last time!


Limited run of Magura MT7 Raceline Brakes with upgraded HC3 levers

Magura MT7 Raceline Brake

 


We landed some fresh FiveTen Freerider Pro shoes – jump on these today!

five ten shoe. Freerider pro shoes sole and side of uppers. blue

 


Check out our newest feature – a beta test Upgrade Visualizer for the Ibis Ripmo Deore Kit. We’d love your feedback!

New Ripmo Visualizer. shows rear of one bike design and front of another.


Giro Ventana Shoe

Giro Ventana Clipless Shoes
A great option for Trail, Enduro and Big Mountain riding.


 

Five Ten Kestrel Over Stock Available

Five Ten Kestral Lace shoe in back of shop work being done in background

 


Learn why the new Ibis Mojo 4 geometry provides better balance for more confidence without extra travel

Ibis Mojo 4 Geometry Explained. Mojo 4 with trail, headtube and wheelbase comparison

 


HT T1 Oil Slick Pedals In Stock

HT T1 Oil Slick Pedal

HT Supreme Oil Slick In Stock

HT Supreme Oil Slick Pedal

 


Maxxis Assegai Overstock!

Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5" Ibis Ripmo AF OEM Take Off

We have a handful of Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5″ 3c, EXO+, TR, 120 TPI, White Label (these are OEM Ibis tires from Ripmo & Ripmo AF builds) available at an unbeatable price!


New to MTB: Riding in Rock Gardens

New to MTB Learning to ride rock gardens

Check out the latest blog to help some of the new faces on trail get more comfortable!


Choosing the Right MTB Handlebar

Choosing the right MTB Handlebar - ripley cockpit with bars in a circle.

Shopping MTB handlebars? Here are details riders need to know to narrow the selection.


Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Check out the latest blog and see how moving further forward on the bike has allowed more balance, nimble bikes even as we stretch reach and wheelbase dimensions.


Exploring MTB Geometry

Exploring mtb geo rider reach and stack. overlaid dimensions

Examining the relation between Reach & Stack as well as Rider Reach & Rider Stack


MTB Tire Removal Tips & Tricks

MTB Tire Removal BikeCo Tips and Tricks

Removing and installing modern MTB tires with reinforced sidewalls can provide some extra challenges. Learn quick tips to help you with MTB Tire Removal.


Take your Ripley to the next level…

Ibis Ripley DPX2 Upgrade 190mm x 45mm

190mm x 45mm Fox Float DPX2 Rear Shock


Don’t call it an upgrade, It’s a Revision! Check out the new Fox 38 & 36 Models

Fox Float 36 GRIP2 Root Beer Fork

2021 Forks


Ibis Ripmo with 170mm Fork: Headtube & Wheelbase Change

Ibis Ripmo 170mm Fork Headtube Angle illustration

Learn some more about how geometry is modified with a longer fork on an Ibis Ripmo


What Got Me Outdoors – Nate at BikeCo.com

what got me outdoors by nate@bikeco.com running deer, rainbows, bobcat

Learn what got me outdoors and what’s kept me there…


MTB Drivetrain Replacement Kits

MTB Drivetrain Replacement Kits Maintenace

Spec the perfect Cassette, Chain & Chainring on one page. Quick & easy.


Improve Chain & Cassette Wear

Improve Chain & Cassette Wear Tips & Tricks

Get longer service intervals from your MTB drivetrain with Tips & Tricks from BikeCo.com


Better Cornering Technique with MTB Coach Kevin Aiello

Improve Your Cornering with MTB Coach Kevin Aiello

Check out some photos and a blog illustrating how to improve your MTB cornering technique


Why We Race Professional Enduro

Why We Race Professional Enduro BikeCo Cody Kelley

Check out some of the benefits from racing with the fastest in MTB!


Ibis Ripmo V2 Release! Check out our Custom Complete Builder to spec your dream Ibis Ripmo V2

Ibis Ripmo V2 Custom Complete Builder . blue frame with translucent components

Ibis Ripmo V2 Custom Complete Builder


Prioritizing Components for Performance

Prioritizing Components for Performance: bike in valley with components circled for priorty

This post has been a while in the making. We look at the order components effect performance as well as their overall cost and how wide the price range. Useful for riders spec’ing a custom build or reviewing upgrades to a factory build.


BMC SpeedFox AMP and TrailFox Amp First Ride Reviews

BMC SpeedFox Amp Two First Ride Review

Check out some initial thoughts from my first ebike pedal at The Luge.


Yeti SB165 Extended Review with Chris from BikeCo

 Yeti SB165 Extended Review

Learn more about how Yeti’s biggest travel bike has more pop than you’d expect from SB165 owner and BikeCo sales team member Chris Fuller.


Magura HC3 Levers

Magura HC3 Levers upgrade mt6 mt7 mt8 mt trail


Measuring Your Mullet – Fork Options & Geo Changes Yeti SB165 Mullet

Measure Your Mullet . cad drawing of wheel circle, offset, fork axle to crown measurement


Giro Tyrant Helmet

Giro Tyrant Helmet


CushCore PRO vs. XC Comparison 

CushCore XC vs PRO Comparison left is CushCore XC right is CushCore Pro mounted on RideFast carbon wheels

Check out the differences between the CushCore Pro & XC rim protection options


PreCharge Your Suspension Pump

PreCharge Pump Blog Image tips and tricks

Check out a quick video and blog illustrating why precharging your pump will help with finite suspension adjustment.
We touch on why your pump may read low due to volume increase, negative air chamber charge and more.


My Introduction to Adaptive MTB with Jeremy McGhee

Adaptive MTB aMTB Jeremy McGhee . Jeremy on 3 wheeler crossing bridge

I had a chance to go pedal with AMTB rider Jeremy McGhee and was stoked to see the world extends well past the pavement…


Install or Remove Fork Volume Spacers to modify ramp rate

Vimeo Fork Volume Spacers Title Shot

Check out the latest Video & Blog from BikeCo.com


When your bike comes in for service our team goes through a bike evaluation to help you prioritize the right a la carte service, tunes or packages.

BikeCo Service Evaluation

Check out some of the key factors we’re looking for here.


Check out the latest video and blog on how to install rear shock volume spacers

BikeCo Tips and Tricks Rear Shock Volume Spacer Install


Spinning Circles with Kevin Aiello – Pedal More Efficiently on Flats or Clipless pedals

Pedal More Efficiently - Spinning Circles with Kevin Aiello MTB Coach

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 you covered.
So I tried to throw him for a loop with something less, ah, enduro I suppose. Help me pedal more efficiently.


The Importance of MTB Bolt Checks.

importance of mountain bike bolt checks shows stem bolt's relatively small thread interface

Take a quick read on why initial torque as well as consistent MTB bolt checks are critical to your bike’s performance and your safety.


Chain Lube? Yup, Chain Lube.

MTB Pre-Ride Chain Clean & Lube Best Practices

Check out the latest blog touching on the “why” of best pre-ride practices and link over to a video blog illustrating “how”.


Eliminate Cable Slap – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

Vimeo Cable Noise Reduction

BikeCo’s Joe Binatena shows you how to eliminate internal routed cable slap in an MTB frame


We’ve updated the Yeti and Ibis Custom Builders! (Alchemy under construction)
Dial in your dream bike with SRAM or Shimano Drivetrain, a variety of wheels, as well as Fox, DVO or Rock Shox Suspension.

Yeti SB140 Inferno Custom Builder. orange frame with translucent components


Ready for the winter? Improve your riding with coaching from BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello!

10 28 19 Kevin Aiello Cornering revisit. . Shows Kevin cornering in cone drill behind shop

Revisit Kevin’s Cornering Article – JT from [R]evolution MTB Magazine had this to say:
“G’day lads, Nice work on the article! Even I just learnt a few new things that I’ll be trailing next time I head out riding!”


We’re updating our video library – check out the latest BikeCo Tips & Tricks Video / Blog: Headset Adjustment

headset adjustment on ibis ripmo af.

 


The latest BikeCo Online Custom Builders are up! Check out the Ibis HD5 and Ibis RipmoAF options.

Ibis HD5 Custom Complete Builder . HD5 frame with translucent components

ibis ripmoaf custom complete builder metal frame with translucent components.

 

We’ve updated our custom builders with more forks, more drivetrains, more tires, more choices! Dial in your perfect build and get a personalized price quote.


Compare the Ibis HD5 Geo with our Interactive Geo Comparison

9 24 19 Ibis HD5 Geo Comparison illustration.

One of our most popular features – the ability to overlay various frames and sizes for comparison.

 


I Shift SRAM – GX Eagle 12sp Review

I Shift SRAM GX Eagle Review. magura mt7 brake, GX shifter, WTB grip with rider finger on brake and thumb on shift paddle

Take a read on why the GX’s performance, value and service life have made it the most popular drivetrain going right now.


Ibis Ripmo AF Frame Detail Pics

Ibis Ripmo AF Red Savina Frame Detail

Learn why the new aluminum Ibis Ripmo AF is going to get, and keep, more riders in MTB! Check out what separates the Ibis Ripmo AF from Trek, Giant, Specialized and Santa Cruz.


MTB Suspension Data – How MotionIQ’s system stands apart

Motion Instruments MotionIQ Cody Kelley Front Rear Balance

You read the “why” with Cody Kelley and Joe Binatena’s suspension tuning work with Motion Instruments. Check out the “how” and why it sets MotionIQ apart.


MTB Suspension Data Analysis: Cody Kelley & MotionIQ

Motion Instruments MotionIQ Cody Kelley Fork Histogram

Read through an interview with BikeCo Pro Rider Cody Kelley, Joe Binatena and Rob from Motion Instruments about how concise data helped dial in Cody’s setup for EWS Northstar.


30 vs 32t Comparison 

8-14-19 30 vs 32t Comparison

Here’s a review of how a 32t ring differs on trail from someone who is, quite, not the hammerhead…


Yeti SB130 Mullet Geo Comparison Blog

Yeti SB130 LR to Mullet Geo Overlay. shows headtube, wheelbase and bottom bracket changes.

What started as a 100% “nah, no thanks” turned into a “hm, I may test this” – but will it turn??


Yeti Interactive Geo Comparison: SB140 & SB165 Mullet Configurations!

Yeti SB140 SB165 Mullet Geo Comparison

 

Check out an interactive geo comparison of the new SB140 and SB165 as well as their business in the front counterparts…


Joe Rocks A Mullet – Alchemy Nine7Five First Impressions

8 5 19 Joe Rocks a Mullet Nine7Five First Impressions

Joe and I went for a pedal where he explained some of the latest Alchemy’s personality.


 

Coil Spring Tuning Basics

Coil Spring Active Coil Contact as spring compresses.

Learn some of the basics to help you tune your coil setup.


Build your perfect Yeti SB165 with BikeCo’s Yeti SB165 Custom Complete Builder

Yeti SB165 Custom Builder shows framewith translucent components.

With 27.5″ wheels, 165mm of rear travel, 180mm fork the newest Yeti is ready to smash everything from enduro, big mountain and park riding.


Compare the latest Yeti SB165 Geometry with other Enduro Bikes!

Yeti SB165 Geo Compare showing overlaid frames

Click to overlay various enduro bikes to review how the sizing and geo of the new Yeti SB165 27.5″ frame compare.


Confidence with Compression – Adjusting your fork

Compression and Confidence. shows chunky trail and fork available

Confidence with Compression – sort of a vague title right? Am I gaining confidence on trail from compression? Am I confident adjusting my compression? Well, both. Click on the image for more details!


 

Alchemy Arktos Custom Color Visualizer

Arktos Color Visualizer . custom design gray and green frame

US made Alchemy Arktos Frames can be made in custom colors. Start designing yours today!

 


180 vs 203 Rotors

180 vs 203mm Rotors. finite measurements between mtb brake rotors and pads.

Learn about the differences between 7 and 8″ rotors


Alchemy Arktos ST Custom Builder

140mm Fork with 120mm rear Sine Suspension? Quick. Nimble. Fun…

Alchemy Arktos ST Custom Builder . gray frame with translucent components.

Alchemy Arktos ST Custom Builder


Magura Brake Customizer

Dial in the perfect Magura MT7 or MT5 brake setup.

 

Magura MT7 Customizer. red highlights with hc3 lever on MT7

Magura MT7 Brake Customizer

 

Magura MT5 Customizer. upgraded lever and blue highlights on mt5

Magura MT5 Brake Customizer


Interactive Geometry Comparison – Trail & Enduro 29ers!

29inch Interactive Geo Trail Enduro Bikes interactive page . frames overlaid showing differences in measurements.


Hope Brake Tech 3 E4 Color Visualizer

Custom Hope Brake Visualizer


First Ride Review: Magura MT7 Brakes

Magura MT7 First Ride Review. MT7 with MT5 underneath it to compare lever shape


Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering

Kevin Aiello Pro Tips Cornering Proper Technique.

Learn how to improve your speed and confidence with BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello

 


New to MTB – A Buyer’s Guide
The Beginning
Wheel Size, Travel and Suspension

New to MTB Buyers Guide blog. Wheel Size Travel Suspension. bike with components circled


MTB Fit & Cockpit Setup: BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello & I go through concepts on fit. 

Kevin Aiello cone drill cockpit setup.

 


Enjoy some behind the scenes shots from the 2019 Sea Otter Classic with BikeCo owner Joe Binatena working with Pro Riders Cody Kelley and Evan Geankoplis

2019 Sea Otter Classic Joe Binatena Evan Geankoplis Cody Kelley


Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride Review

4 11 19 SB130 Lunch Ride Review blog rider on trail with clouds in background

Click to link to a blog reviewing the 160mm Grip2 Fork as well as 55mm stroke DPX2 suspension setup on the new SB130 Lunch Ride offering.


Enduro 29er Geometry Comparison

Yeti SB130 and Alchemy Arktos leaned against bench during test ride

Jump over to a blog reviewing the geometry on the most popular Enduro 29’s on the market: Ibis Ripmo, Yeti SB130, Yeti SB150, Alchemy Arktos 29 as well as Transition Sentinel.


Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Review

 Alchemy Arktos First Ride Review. Bike front with green hills and cloudy skies.

Take a look at Nate’s review on the Alchemy Arktos 29’s trail personality.


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