Tag - tips & tricks

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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MTB Preride Check Video

Check out this video of a basic MTB Preride Check. Going through these details before each ride improves service intervals as well as performance.     In less than a minute you can prep your bike for a fun day. Clean and lube your chain. Ensure that you knock off build up on the chain as well as the derailleur pulley wheels. One of the fist places to investigate poor shifting quality is the derailleur pulley wheels. Build up interferes with chain tension [...]

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Fox 40 Triple Clamp Alignment Video

Watch this Fox 40 Triple Clamp Alignment Video with BikeCo’s Joe Binatena. Watch BikeCo.com’s Joe Binatena explain the best practice for adjusting your Fox Forty Fork triple clamp. Adjusting your fork using Joe’s method will provide the smoothest operation and best performance. These simple tricks ensure the fork legs’ alignment to minimize side loading. When Fox 40 fork legs aren’t properly aligned the added sticktion from the lowers creates issues with small bump compliance. Are you traveling with your DH bike? These [...]

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Bike Cable Housing Connector – Quick DIY Video

Clean up your build by making a quick Bike Cable Housing Connector. These are common to keep lines parallel particularly near the controls.     Check out this video to see how to use a small zip tie and ferrule end to clean up your bike’s cable routing. First trim off the smaller end of the ferrule. Next run the zip tie through the ferrule around the first cable and back through the ferrule. Loop around the second cable and close the zip tie. [...]

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Trimming Zip Ties Flush Video – BikeCo Tips in Sixty

Trimming Zip Ties Flush Video – this tip helps your build look sharp. Of course when the tail of a zip tie isn’t flush they can be super sharp!     Ok – we’re putting a disclaimer on this one – if you’re not allowed around scissors don’t try this. If you are allowed near things with sharp edges here is a quick way to cleanly cut zip ties for improved looks and no sharp edges to cut yourself on later. What To Do Trimmed [...]

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Burp MTB Fork Video – Burp & Lube Seals to improve small bump compliance

Burp MTB Fork Video – Burp & Lube Seals to improve small bump compliance Does your fork feel slappy or sticky between services? Some forks are more likely to off gas or gulp air past the seals building up pressure in the lowers. This creates additional negative spring pressure. A great trick to maximize small bump compliance as well as minimize arm pump and hand slap is occasionally burping the lowers. What To Do Ensure that your fork legs and seals are clean. Insert a [...]

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MTB Headset Adjustment Video

MTB Headset Adjustment Video – BikeCo’s Tips In Sixty Explains MTB Headset Adjustment. Looking for more? Watch Joe Binatena go through a headset adjustment more thoroughly in the video below.     Not 100% clear? Check out a longer video with BikeCo owner Joe Binatena:     A loose headset is extremely hard on the bearings as well as a bike’s head tube. What To Look For Holding the front brake rock the bike fore and aft. Turn the wheel 90 degrees and rock the bike If you [...]

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