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Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions

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Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions

After the first two EWS rounds Joe came back to the shop with his fresh Alchemy. Which, of course, means I stole it from him for a couple days.  So here are my Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions…

The Important Non-Trail Issues, ie First, First Impressions

Colors: Working with Cody Kelley we’ve had a ton of the Arktos 29’s in the shop since their launch. Still to this day, I’m not sure which color I would choose. Both the gray / red as well as the vanilla / brown / orange color combos look great. And like an adult designed them… Both colorways offer a variety of build options that would look good without dating your build.

Lines: The Arktos 29 balances hard edge lines with softer radius tubes. The low mount of the rear triangle creates a long, low look to the chassis. This is a bike that looks elegant. And fast. And that’s important.

(Bikes should pass the eye test… Just watch PinkBike or Vital for the “new” brands that simply do not pass the eye test hahaha…) Continue reading Alchemy Arktos 29 First Ride Impressions

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Cody Kelley’s Alchemy Arktos 29

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Cody Kelley’s Alchemy Arktos 29

BikeCo is excited to start another year working with Alchemy Bicycles and Cody Kelley. This Arktos 29″ is headed to New Zealand for the first EWS round as well as Crankworx Rotorua!

Keep an eye on Cody, Alchemy, TheBikeCompany and BikeCo owner Joe Binatena on Instagram and facebook for more on these adventures. Continue reading Cody Kelley’s Alchemy Arktos 29

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Yeti SB130 Review, First Ride

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Yeti SB130 Review, First Ride

Oh. Man. Not every new bike really stops me, but seeing the Yeti SB130 in the stand did. Deciding I would need to quickly get a Yeti SB130 Review posted I commandeered the first ride.

The first thing I noted about the SB130 was how long it looks. The low, extended lines of the frame have the bike visually seem much longer than it measures out. Especially if you see it without a seatpost in it. The new Yeti shapes just plain look mean! Continue reading Yeti SB130 Review, First Ride