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Install Fork Volume Spacers – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 Install MTB Fork Volume Spacers Want to increase or decrease the ramp rate on your fork? You can easily modify the ramp rate with volume spacers. Disclaimer – If you doubt your mechanical ability utilize a professional resource. Suspension is critical to performance and your safety. This video assumes your fork is in good working condition. If you suspect any issues such as “suck down”, or an over pressurized negative air chamber, it is important you use a qualified resource. How To Install [...]

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BikeCo Tips and Tricks Rear Shock Volume Spacer Install

Install Shock Volume Spacers – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 Install MTB Shock Volume Spacers Want to increase or decrease the ramp rate on your MTB shock? You can easily modify the ramp rate with volume spacers. Disclaimer – If you doubt your mechanical ability utilize a professional resource. Suspension is critical to performance and your safety. This video assumes your shock is in good working condition. If you suspect any issues such as “suck down”, or an over pressurized negative air chamber, it is important you use a qualified resource. How To [...]

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Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset

Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

   Bike Yoke Revive Seatpost Hydraulic Reset The Bike Yoke Revive seatpost has been extremely popular. With one of the longest options on the market at 185mm the Bike Yoke Revive also stands out with it’s simple hydraulic reset. If your Bike Yoke Revive adjustable seatpost is “squishy” air has mixed with the hydraulic fluid. To quickly eliminate this follow these steps. First extend the post to its full height. Insert a 4mm allen wrench into the reset located on the drive side near the [...]

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MTB Pre-Ride Chain Clean & Lube Best Practices

Chain Lube? Yup, Chain Lube. Pre-Ride Best Practices

Really? Chain Lube? Yup. Because adhering to good practices cleaning and lubing allows your drivetrain perform better and last longer. Skipping these steps? Well you might have issues that drive you, or your riding buddies nuts. Some quick drivetrain basics. Your cassette, chain and chain ring wear in as a group.  It’s more than the anodized finish that wears off as you ride. Chain ring and cassette teeth change shape. The chain “stretches” (wears). You might be able to get a couple [...]

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Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube. Chain Lube? Yup, it’s that important. Want to read more? Check out another blog post about why it’s important as well as my personal program…   MTB Pre-Ride Chain Cleaning & Lube Clean the chain with a rag. Remove debris build up as this will accelerate wear and create noise. You can see I use a couple different hand holds to quickly get the various sides of the chain. Clean the derailleur [...]

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BikeCo Tips and Tricks Eliminate Cable Slap blog

Eliminate Cable Slap – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how to minimize or eliminate cable slap. Some internal cable routed frames have tubes between cable ports while others are open. One isn’t necessarily right and the other wrong and each can have unique considerations. Open frames may suffer from cable slap which this video and blog will address.   Eliminate Cable Slap These steps are often taken at time of build. If your bike is already built drop the fork for access to the downtube. If [...]

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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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Confidence with Compression: Adjusting your fork

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. The abridged back story: I had a chance to move further south. BikeCo’s website has been growing at a rate that I can now work remotely mostly and come up to the shop a couple times a week. Anyhow – for the first time since I started bikes I’m consistently riding trails I don’t [...]

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Kevin Aiello Pro Tips Cornering Proper Technique

Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique

BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello wants you to corner faster. With more confidence. To have more fun. What a guy right? Let’s take a look at Kevin Aiello’s Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique. Some quick backstory – Kevin came by a few days ago to help with a cockpit setup article for our friends at [R]evolution Magazine. To emphasize his points he gave me a cornering lesson. (Kevin coaches racers as well as average riders these days) Understanding the cornering [...]

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Rear Suspension Setup

Some quick reminders on rear suspension setup! The Best Baseline Measure the sag. The old days of eye balling (or using a finger versus a thumb) are gone. The introduction of Metric shocks created a huge variety of stokes making it more important to measure the sag in millimeters. For instance, the Yeti SB150 has a 230x60mm shock however the exposed shaft is about 9% longer. This might not sound like much the difference between a perceived 33% sag at 20mm and [...]

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