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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

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Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

Check out some shots of BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes’ newest build – the fresh Ibis Ripley!

Ibis’ latest edition of the Ripley stays true to the original’s 29″ wheels, fast acceleration, quick handling as well as a trail slaying personality. Continue reading Brian Lopes New Ibis Ripley

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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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Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups

[R]evolution MTB Tech Article by BikeCo

Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups

The Anatomic Differences:

The latest issue of [R]evolution MTB features this write-up on Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups from BikeCo.com

This season BikeCo.com is supporting Enduro racing at all levels: Grassroot clients all over the world, the Ibis US Enduro Team captained by Brian Lopes, as well as Alchemy Factory Racing with Anneke Beerten and Cody Kelley.

Enduro’s multi-stage events with minimal, if any, in-race mechanical support have shifted the emphasis points on bike build and setup.

Unlike a one and done format (say a standard DH race) teams are asking equipment to take a ton of abuse across a wider range of terrain over a longer period of time.

Riders are faced with multiple, often quite long stages which one might “acclimatize” to through practice and footage review but are very hard to put every twist, turn and hole into the mental hard drive for race day. Continue reading Grassroot, Domestic & EWS Enduro Bike Setups