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MTB Tire Removal BikeCo Tips and Tricks

MTB Tire Removal – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

Enjoy a quick video and write up illustrating MTB Tire Removal in this post of BikeCo Tips & Tricks. Modern sidewalls can make MTB Tire Removal a bit more of a challenge, but with a couple quick tidbits you will make your life notably easier. Being confident working with your tires is important for both on trail as well as shop repairs. Knowing how to quickly change tires lets you dial in for the weekend trip or race event that [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]


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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Basic Bike Wash – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

   Enjoy a quick video of a Basic Bike Wash to keep your mountain bike looking as well as riding its best. I love to ride my bike. Frankly, I’m not sure I love maintaining it. But with some basic maintenance everything lasts longer and works better. This basic bike wash only takes a couple minutes and helps improve drivetrain wear while minimizing potential noise. Especially in areas like Southern California where we have loud, crunchy dirt that loves to get into [...]


Fix A Broken Chain with a Power Link Video

Fix A Broken Chain with a Power Link – get pedaling quickly with this tip.     A broken chain on trail can be quite the pain – or not… A power link together with a small chain breaker allows you to quickly fix a broken chain. BikeCo has a variety of multi-tools with small chain breakers to get you home. Watch the video to see how to use a Missing Link or Power Link to quickly reconnect your chain. Be sure to use [...]


Isolate MTB Creaks Video

Watch this video and learn how to Isolate MTB Creaks. These tips will help narrow down the suspects on your bike.     When chasing creaks its important to eliminate common culprits. In this video we go through areas to review which narrow down your search. Defining the riding condition or conditions that you notice the noise. Is it when you pedal? Is it only when you’re seated? Gain as much information as you can. Even if you can’t completely isolate your issue being [...]


Hard to Find Mountain Bike Creaks Video

Hard to Find Mountain Bike Creaks Video. Learn how to identify culprits of hard to find MTB creaks together with BikeCo’s Joe Binatena.     BikeCo.com’s Joe Binatena illustrates hard to find as well as lesser known creaks in mountain bikes. Don’t let your bike’s creaks shorten its service life. Remember, noise is movement. If a bearing or axle is wandering it may wallow other components creating larger issues. Address the annoying noises to better enjoy your rides, increase your bikes performance in addition [...]


Fixing MTB Bearing Creaks Video

Fixing MTB Bearing Creaks Video. BikeCo’s Joe Binatena goes through more complex creaks in a full suspension mountain bike. Are you fighting a mystery creak, chirp, or other bizarre noise that can’t be tracked down? Watch BikeCo’s Joe Binatena explain the steps of correcting bearing interface issues. When a bearing isn’t retained properly the additional movement may wallow the frame creating more headaches for the rider. Remember, noise is movement. Movement can be wear. Take Joe’s advice and check the easy stuff first. [...]