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Custom Yeti SB165 Build – ENVE, AXS

Custom Yeti SB165 Build

Custom Yeti SB165 Build

Enjoy some pics of this out of control custom Yeti SB165 build. Every aspect of this build has been taking into consideration from tip to tail.

Some of the build highlights include:
ENVE M7 carbon cockpit and M730 rims.
SRAM AXS Drivetrain.
Cane Creek EEWings Titanium Cranks (Tie-Dye).
Ergon grips and saddle.
Magura Brakes.
Chris King headset and hubs.
The list goes on and on!

 

SRAM AXS Eagle Oil Slick / Rainbow Chain and Cassette

 

The turquoise derailleur hanger provides a small, simple accent that plays a bit part in pulling this bike’s colorway together.

The new 52t SRAM Eagle cassette gives riders even a bit more gear to climb the burliest terrain.

Ride-Wrap frame protection will help keep this bike looking new well into its service life.

 

ENVE M7 stem with titanium oil slick hardware

 

It’s important to keep an eye on your titanium hardware. You don’t want it to seize (read, you don’t want to have to try to drill Titanium…) nor do you want it to back out. Pedro’s clicker tools are a great way to quickly check torque before your ride. Find more of our favorite SHOP TOOLS here.

 

Magura 4 piston brake caliper

 

Continuing with the attention to detail check out the polished Magura 4 piston brakes front and rear! Oil slick titanium hardware continues to set off these components.

Magura HC rotors, Chris King Matte Turquoise hubs and DT Swiss spokes make an appearance in this pic.

 

Custom Yeti Builds by BikeCo.com

 

Another look at this custom Yeti SB165 build…

In the market? Chat with our team about the perfect bike. Whether you’re shopping a total custom, a factory build with upgrades, a stock kit or a frame / frame kit upgrade we have you covered.

We offer riders access to the best brands, with the longest service intervals no matter budget. Our team is unmatched helping clients dial in setup before and after delivery.

Want to take your bike to the next level? Chat with us about our proprietary Pro Tune options to personalize your suspension setup.


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Ibis HD5 Mullet

Mullet Ibis HD5 Build

Ibis HD5 Mullet

Well, like any great mystery there’s only one image of this one, but at least it’s not blurry… This Ibis HD5 Mullet was wrapped up late but we had to shoot it before it went to it’s new home.

This bike features a slightly under-traveled fork to keep the mullet’s 29″ front end at a similar total height of the 27.5″ option. This gives the bike a more “as designed” headtube angle and therefor trail measurement.

Building a Mullet with the same amount of fork travel would notably slacken the bike out. When you go too slack with a bike it doesn’t want to change direction due to increase in the wheel flop as well as the modified contact points.

Working to keep the axle to crown measurement closer to the 27.5″ design allows BikeCo’s mullet builds to maintain a personality closer to the stock design. The advantages of the bigger wheel include increased angle of attack from the larger diameter, slightly mellower handling from the larger wheel / mass as well as notably improved braking.

Highlights of this Mullet HD5

Built for a long-time BikeCo client this is a special bike and it was great to see it leave the shop with a stoked rider.

BikeCo Pro Tune suspension front and rear help personalize the performance window and setup.

Industry Nine stem and Chris King inset headset in orange give the bike some added pop. One-Up carbon bar, seatpost and chain guide. SRAM X01 AXS drivetrain with a 52t copper cassette and a Wolf Tooth Oval chainring drive the bike. Magura MT7 with HC3 levers and Hope 2 piece orange rotors stop it.

And once again this build is highlighted with custom Chris King wheels. The matte mango King hubs are laced to WTB aluminum KOM Tough rims with DT Swiss spokes.

Chris King hubs, serviced approximately yearly, have a near infinite service life. King products are made in Portland Oregon giving your bike some Made in the USA credibility. Wolf Tooth as well as some Industry Nine products are as well.

In the market? Email, call or chat in to go through your riding requirements with our team today.


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Custom Yeti SB140

Custom Yeti SB140 Build by BikeCo.com

Custom Yeti SB140

Enjoy a few pics of this custom Yeti SB140 build by BikeCo.com.

The Yeti SB140 fits in the mid travel 27.5″ wheel trail to light enduro category well. Designed as a poppy, flickable bike Yeti’s Switch Infinity gives the bike just the right amount of pop when pumping the trails.

This build is a size small and you see details that benefit a smaller / lighter rider.

First is the standard 27.5″ front wheel. While a mullet concept could be on the table for some smaller riders, this client prefers the quicker handling of the 27.5″ front.

You’ll also notice the 31.85mm RaceFace Next handlebars. Lighter riders can utilize the extra damping from the smaller diameter bar and stem to minimize hand pump and fatigue. This is doubly important for small and light riders since as we trim bars shorter to fit shoulder width we decrease the leverage. With less length and thus less leverage the bar becomes stiffer.

 

Custom Yeti SB140 RaceFace Cockpit

 

Chris King dropset headset in matte mango and a One-Up EDC orange top cap highlight the front end of the bike.

This build is slowed by Magura MT5 brakes with HC levers. This is an incredibly popular option for riders who are looking for the ultimate performance on a budget. Magura MT5 brakes provide excellent modulation and power while saving some dollars to put other places on your build!

 

Magura MT5 with HC Levers

 

Who Stops You?

The HC lever features a 1 finger shape with hooked blade for better finger retention in the rough stuff. Adjustable reach is controlled with the easily labeled allen set screw shown above.

If you’ve bounced around BikeCo.com you’ve seen a variety of posts about how positive our experiences are individually riding Magura MT5 and MT7 brakes. New to Magura? Chat with our team about the details on dialing in the right modulation, power and leverage.

 

NOX Farlow Rims

 

One of the favorite carbon rims: NOX Farlow. NOX Farlow rims have a 29mm internal width which pairs well with 2.3 to 2.6″ tire options.

Hard on rims? Consider adding CushCore rim protection to your build. CushCore offers the PRO and XC option in pairs or singles.

These Chris King / NOX Farlow wheels were hand built by our team with DT Swiss spokes. Lighter riders often benefit from mixing spokes for added wheel compliance and better small bump performance.

On another note – I love the bleed valves on the 2021 FOX 36 forks. Great to burp the gas gulp or buildup to improve small bump compliance. Especially if you have substantial altitude changes.

 

Yeti SB140 Custom Complete

More Custom SB140 Details

The One-Up adjustable post allows smaller, well and taller riders as well, the ability to adjust post travel.

This bike parallels how many of us here at BikeCo.com spec our own bikes. Magura MT5 brakes and SRAM GX drivetrain provide great performance without breaking the bank. That budget is reallocated to FOX Factory suspension and top tier hand-built wheels.

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension front and rear will help this lighter rider get the best small bump compliance as well as shifting the compression controls into usable ranges. Think of Pro Tunes as narrowing and shifting the performance band depending on rider size, speed, aggression and terrain. By narrowing the performance window each click of rebound and compression is closer together making a more usable range of adjustments.

Custom Builds, Personalized Setup & Tunes

At BikeCo.com we provide access to the best setup, spec and tunes in MTB. The attention to detail whether you’re shopping a complete custom, factory build with upgrades, stock bike or simply a frame swap is unmatched.

Our team is able to help riders define what components will give their specific riding the most bang for the buck.

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Mullet Ibis HD5

Mullet Ibis HD5 Build

Mullet Ibis HD5

Enjoy a couple photos of this Mullet Ibis HD5 before it heads to it’s new home.

Mullet setups consist of a 29″ front fork and wheel with a 27.5″ rear wheel. Generally mullet bikes are based around 27.5″ frames to keep the bottom bracket from dropping as it would on a 29″ bike.

The larger front wheel offers some interesting advantages that mullet riders take advantage of. Notably are the improved roll over or angle of attack from the larger diameter, the slightly mellowed steering input from the larger wheel as well as improved braking performance.

When we first started testing Mullet HD5 setups we gained a lot of insight from BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes. Brian pointed out how much harder he could confidently get on the brakes before and even into a corner on the larger front wheel.

With a smaller rear tire riders are also able to stay lower on the bike in the steeps or the air. The 27.5″ rear tends to be faster and more agile around tight corners in steep terrain as well. This is one of the reasons you see so many Mullet’s on the EWS circuit – although you may have to look closely as not every brand acknowledges the larger wheel option!

Ibis HD5 Mullet Build

Building a Mullet

We’ve been testing a variety of mullet setups over the past couple seasons. What we’ve found is running a slightly under-traveled fork helps maintain the bike’s personality and performance.

Since the last few mm’s of your bike’s suspension really aren’t where you’re living through the stroke few riders notice that compromise. Compare this to adding a bunch of trail and headtube angle (and with those adding wheel flop) which riders will notice quickly when trying to change directions. Almost every rider leans towards having better handling!

The larger front wheel also creates some “false travel” to make up for some of the change to accommodate the axle to crown measurement.

Questions? No problem. Our team has the answers to help you spec the right bike or upgrades. Call, email or chat today.

Build Details

This HD5 build is highlighted with some of the best bits available in MTB.

FOX Factory Suspension front and rear is Pro Tuned for a personalized setup specific to rider weight, aggression, ground speeds and terrain. With Pro Tune suspension we narrow FOX’s performance range for an individual client. This means every click is a more minute adjustment providing riders even more performance from their FOX forks and shocks.

SRAM X01 AXS shift pod and rear derailleur control a 52t copper cassette and 12sp copper chain pulled by RaceFace Next-R carbon cranks and a Wolf Tooth chainring. The X01 AXS derailleur is slightly more robust than the XX1 counterpart – great for aggressive riding in burly terrain.

Red highlights across the bike include an Industry Nine stem as well as Chris King headset.

Red Chris King hubs are laced to WTB rims built in-house. A variety of DT Swiss spokes are available depending on performance and weight goals.

Keeping this Mullet HD5 under control in the steeps are Magura HC rotors with Magura MT5 brakes with HC levers.


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Custom Ibis Ripmo V2 Build

Custom Ibis RIpmo V2 build by BikeCo.com

Custom Ibis Ripmo V2 Build

Enjoy some photos of this custom Ibis Ripmo V2 build! The Ibis Ripmo V2 features updated geometry as well as a revised DW link suspension. This custom Ripmo V2 by BikeCo.com is highlighted with some of the very best components in MTB.

A variety of purple components by Industry Nine, Hope, Wolf Tooth as well as Chris King contrast the Ibis Star Destroyer Grey frame. Continue reading Custom Ibis Ripmo V2 Build

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Custom Yeti SB140 Smoke Build

Custom Yeti SB140 build Onyx Vesper Nox Farlow

Custom Yeti SB140 Build

Enjoy some photos of thie Custom Yeti SB140 build featuring Onyx Vesper hubs laced to Nox Farlow rims.

This client wanted to build a bike that would look as good as it would ride. Using highlights of turquoise to set off the contrasting greys this bike is certainly a head turner.

Some of the build highlights include SRAM X01 AXS cranks, Deity Skywire handlebar and Copperhead stem, Shimano RT M800 rotors as well as the handbuilt Nox on Onyx wheelset.

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Custom Ibis RipmoAF Build

Custom Ibis RipmoAF Build King Nox

Custom Ibis RipmoAF Build

Enjoy some pictures of the latest custom Ibis RipmoAF Build from BikeCo.com. The RipmoAF is an aluminum frame with cutting edge DW suspension as well as Ibis’ proven geometry.

Designed with enduro riding in mind the RipmoAF is confident in big terrain at speed. Not ready for that? Well this chassis handles well on quick, nimble trail rides as well with extra forgiveness for riders who, well, occasionally miss a line.

This build is highlighted with some of the best components on the market.

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XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo

9 6 19 Ibis Ripmo XX1 AXS Enve FB2

XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo

Enjoy a couple shots of this banging XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo build by BikeCo.

When it’s time to build a dream bike work with the best. Whether your dream build is wireless SRAM AXS, Chris King on Enve like this one, or an NX or GX setup BikeCo has you covered. Continue reading XX1 AXS Ibis Ripmo