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5-6-20 Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Effective Seattube Angle Explained

Part two in an extended look at MTB Geo. (We started with explaining how Reach & Stack are directly connected) In this post we will examine how steeper effective seattube angles stretched bikes out, but actually made them more nimble and even may lead to riders downsizing. As counter-intuitive as it may seem… In short, modern seattube angles position riders further forward. This requires a longer reach dimension as well as extends the front center and wheelbase. But, riders [...]

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Brian Lopes Cockpit Setup

Brian Lopes Cockpit Setup Details Pretty stoked when BikeCo Pro Rider Brian Lopes reads through our blog and takes some time to send notes! Check out details on Brian’s bar width, layup, rise and stem below:   Width & Stiffness Currently I run Renthal Fatbar Lite 35mm diameter bars, uncut at 760mm. Last year I rode Fatbar Lite 31.8mm bars. These were 740mm wide, which was fine, but I wanted just a little more width. I could have run the standard Fatbar for the added width, [...]

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Setting up MTB cockpit controls

Setting up MTB cockpit controls is critical for performance and comfort. One of the final touches to any MTB build is dialing in the controls. While you can get it close in the parking lot it often takes a bit of fine tuning on trail, or riding experience, to know exactly where you will want everything. In this blog we will define some basic concepts to help you take your bike’s performance to the next level. Shifters, Brakes, Adjustable Seat Post Remote   The [...]

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What to look for on a MTB Demo Ride

What to look for on a MTB Demo Ride – why you’re unlikely to totally fall in love and what you can learn It’s time for a new mountain bike. You want to ensure you nail down the perfect bike – so you’re on a mission to demo them all and pull the trigger on your absolute favorite? Well, more times than not it doesn’t quite shake out that way. Take a quick read to find out more! Testing a Bike [...]

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