Tips & Tricks: MTB Riding

Riding tips, etiquette, random stuff that will make your time on trail even better!

Extended First Ride: Mondraker FOXY Carbon Review

Well, after about 4 years I changed bikes this week. I demo-ed the aluminum Mondraker FOXY and decided the carbon version, with suspension and brakes I liked would be a good fit. So far, I’ve been blown away with how right that is. Here we go with an Extended First Ride: Mondraker FOXY Carbon Review. [...]

Thoughts on the 2022 Mondraker FOXY First Ride

With the Mondraker Demo Fleet here at BikeCo.com for a week I had an opportunity to grab one of the 2022 Mondraker FOXY demos for a morning to help better define some of the details that set this bike apart. Here are my thoughts on the 2022 Mondraker FOXY First ride! spoiler alert... pulled the [...]

Increase Support & Improve MTB Small Bump Compliance

As your riding progresses your settings and preferences are going to change. Faster, more aggressive riding puts different demands on your equipment and balancing your setup with these changes will help you improve your riding experience. You’re likely to find you need additional support from the suspension. This is typically done with increased compression or [...]

Getting a Grip: Ahead of Time is the New Just in Time

I need new grips. The grips I love are allegedly not available for a year. But the economy is dead, never to work again, in anyway shape or form? If you read the headlines it’s shocking we’ve made it this far. Don’t worry, they’ll tell you where the cliff is. Right, right, right past that [...]

POC Kortal Race MIPS Helmet First Rides Review

Those of you who've been around the site for a while know I'm big on retiring helmets, even if they haven't taken a impact. They're made of a foam, exposed to UV, sweat, heat in your car, etc. Point is: it's time for a new helmet and here are my first rides review of the [...]

Gimble on Chesty?

Disclaimer(?) - not sure that's the "best" word but in the modern social world I guess you have to announce all this right?? We do not sell GoPro bits or accessories. None of the pictured or utilized bits were provided in exchange for content or whatever. I bought them. Cause, it's easier to buy stuff [...]

MTB Riding Tips: Sighting Down Trail

We're going to be adding more MTB Riding Tips here at BikeCo.com. Have an idea of what you want to see? Let us know by online chat or send us an email CustomerService@BikeCo.com! MTB Riding Tips: Sighting Down Trail We're often asked for tips to help riders improve their skills. One of the most important [...]

5 MTB FUNdamentals for your new Mountain Bike A lot of new riders are gravitating to the Ibis Aluminum Frames, the Ibis Ripmo AF and Ripley AF. So what are some of the tips and tricks to help you have the most fun on trail? Funny you should ask… Here are some of the top [...]

New to MTB: Learning to ride Rock Gardens Continuing our New to MTB series let’s look at learning to ride rock gardens. Rock gardens are typically defined as a series of rock features spaced such that you will be forced to engage them in some way. The techniques that will help you confidently ride in […]

New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users There are a lot of new faces on the trails these days. Welcome – we hope you enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. There has been a lot of change (understatement right?) the last couple months. One that has effected new riders is the lack of group […]

Better MTB Cornering with Coach Kevin Aiello I’ve come to terms with it. I’m kind of spoiled. For example, extending a morning ride counts as work if you invite the right people. So here’s Better MTB cornering with coach Kevin Aiello! Are you  you’re already familiar with these concepts? Rad! In the world of “nothing’s […]

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 […]

Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering I had a handful of questions on Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering after the Yeti SB130 review earlier this week. Lets go over some of the advantages of late apex, or “squaring” the corner when pleasure riding your MTB. The image below illustrates Late Apex vs Early Apex […]

Better Small Bump Compliance Riding Technique Every MTB rider is looking to improve their suspension. At BikeCo we offer the best products on the market as well as proprietary Pro Tune Services to maximize performance. Still having issues? Let’s look at Better Small Bump Compliance through technique and more powerful brakes. Quick review. Poor small […]

MTB Riding Tips – Good Practices and Techniques for MTB Riders Here at BikeCo.com we work with a wide variety of riders. From pro racers, seasoned experts all the way to first bike purchasers. We thought it would be useful for riders to have a singular place to reference for tips to take their trail […]