Project AM/Enduro: Gravity Carbon Gradient and FSA Components

Tweet     Our goal with Project AM/Enduro is to build a bike that is not only a stellar shredder on the trails, but also a ripper on the growing Enduro and Super D race scenes.  Gravity and Full Speed Ahead have stepped to the plate to help us with this project.  At Interbike we […]

Santa Cruz Tallboy LT C Extended Test Ride

Tweet Santa Cruz Tallboy LT (Long Travel) Carbon Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Carbon Extended Test Ride When Santa Cruz announced they had a Long Travel Tallboy in the works I was immediately intrigued.  I had put miles on our race Tallboy’s and I while I enjoyed them.  I have followed (and been dropped) by our […]

Project AM/Enduro: SHIMANO SLX GROUPPO

Tweet Our Project AM/Enduro bike has finally received its drivetrain from Shimano.  We will be running Shimano’s SLX grouppo on this bike.   We chose the SLX kit for this project as it keeps cost low while still providing many of the features we wanted on the XT and XTR lines.  Like the new Shadow […]

Pivot Carbon 5.7 650b

Tweet   Pivot Carbon 5.7 650b Convert Let’s start with what leads you to shop 650b converts – performance and availability. What about 650b production bikes?  Yes there are 650b production rigs.  Most of the early release chassis were banking on sales from simply existing.  There is a staggering amount of research, design, development, and […]

First Look: DSP Bighorn Dropper Post

Tweet Suspension maker and supplier DSP just dropped their remote Bighorn dropper post in our laps.   Over the next few months we are going to be seeing how this post holds up with a full review to follow. Over the last few years dropper posts have gained huge momentum. Their application extends the possibilities […]

Full Review: RST Space DJ Forks

Tweet We have been riding our RST Space DJ fork for the last 6 months.  It has been at some local dirt jumps, skate park and even the pump track.  RST has been striving to make some improvements on the brands image and product line over the last year.  At Sea Otter they debuted some […]

Featured Review: Zoic Clothing

Tweet It’s fall in some places now, cresting on winter.  Temps are cooler, and warmer clothes becoming a necessity.  This seems as the time of year when racing has started to dwindle down, more rides turn to the casual side.  Zoic Clothing has a full spectrum of jerseys, shorts and more that cater to the […]

Carbon Devinci Atlas 29 First Ride

Tweet Devinci Atlas 29” Carbon First Ride                 The guy’s at Devinci were good enough to give us a crack at their prototype Carbon Atlas 29”.  In standard BikeCo fashion we took what they dropped off, rode it, swapped it, rode it, tuned it, and rode it some more.                  The Atlas has 110mm of […]

Project AM/Enduro – Morewood Sukuma Frame Arrives

Tweet It’s official, Project AM/Enduro has begun.  Our foundation has landed in the form of a Morewood Sukuma.  A 150mm Travel, aluminum frame with carbon fiber seatstays, tapered head tube, 142mm x12 rear axle and a DW Split Pivot rear suspension.  Our goal with this project is to build a racer on the weekend and […]

One Ghost Industries 2013 Musashi DH1: Official Press Release

Tweet 9/12/2012   Hafjell, Norway (and Southern California) It is no secret that One Ghost Industries has been working on the next level of DH race bikes all season under the likes of pro racers like Arthur Babcock and Nikolas Dudukovich, but the time has come to unveil the fruits of their collective labors: We […]

INTRODUCING WTB’S “VOLT” LINE OF SADDLES

Tweet Introducing WTB’s “VOLT” line of saddles. Whale-Tail, Love Channel, and Comfort Zone Lead All-Mountain Evolution Over 30 years of innovation has led WTB to create the latest in All Mountain saddles – the VOLT.  Ridden to podium spots as the official saddle of this years Downieville All Mountain World Championship, the VOLT features some […]

Profile Racing MTB Crank System Long Term Review

Tweet Profile racing has been around a long time.  Their deep seated roots in BMX have tested time and inspired many other brands to model their products after the tried and true Profile cranks.  When we set out to build our Project 4X, the foundation began with the SupercrossBMX Propel 4X frame.  A frame featuring […]

Morewood Bikes – 150mm travel Sukuma and 170mm travel Jabula

Tweet Whats in a name? Morewood Bikes – 150mm travel Sukuma and 170mm travel Jabula Whats in a name? At no time in the history of Morewood bikes has the name of our new models been more pertinent. The wait is over. They are here! Sukuma |Zulu| [verb] 1.) To arise, get up. 2.) To […]

Answer WON Gloves – Product Review

Tweet Answer WON Gloves – Product Review by Graeme Pitts    This week, in time for the Northstar Pro GRT, I received a nice assortment of Answer WON Gloves.  They deserve an immediate shout out – yeah, they’re that good.  The back of the hand is very thin, very comfortable and even with just the […]

Wicked Audio Helix Earbuds- Gear Review

Tweet One thing that always seems to be synominous with cycling is music.  When cruising the pits at local races your sure to catch several racers and mechanics tuned into their favorite jams getting ready to focus on the event at hand.  Riding solo, music brings a new depth to riding.  Lets face it sometimes […]

Speedline BMX Components Pedals : Component Review

Tweet Speedline BMX Components is a new line of components, but they are not, by far, the “new” kids on the block. What started out as a potential “house brand” part for Supercross BMX has taken a life of its own, but the product philosophy remains the same; quality over quantity everytime. According the Bill […]

Five Ten Danny MacAskill Signature Shoes: Gear Review

Tweet   We recently picked up a pair of Five Ten Danny MacAskill Signature shoes for review.  Five Ten has been one of the go to shoes for most people riding flat pedals.  Their extremely sticky Stealth rubber sole that is found across the brands entire line up, has one reason you can find these […]

First Look: RST Space DJ Fork

Tweet Our front office doors were graced with some new goods recently.  This weeks First Look is RST’s Space DJ forks.  With the growing number of riders who want simplicity and function, this may fit your bill.  RST or Rapid Suspension Technology has been in the business of making solid performing products that wont break […]

Product Review – Graeme Pitts Fusing with X-Fusion Shox

Tweet By: Graeme Pitts I am so stoked to be running the Vector HLR Air and the Vector HLR Coil for the DH bike.  These rear dampers are top notch, smooth running beauties that would complete even the best World Cup level bikes.  Then there is the AM bike gear: an O2 RCX damper in the […]

PRESS RELEASE: 2013 Transition Carbon Covert

Tweet 7/1/2012 The 2013 Carbon Covert is Transition Bike’s first carbon frame offering. The 160mm travel Covert was the perfect candidate to bring to carbon as it allowed the bike to shed weight, improve strength, add new features, and update the look at the same time. “In my mind, this bike really represents the ultimate […]

First Look: cSixx 175 and 110 Carbon Fiber Kevlar Chain Guides

Tweet   cSixx sent us some chain guides to see what kind of punishment we can inflict upon them.  Made from carbon fiber kevlar, and tastefully accessorized with colorful anodized hardware and pulleys.  The two guides we received are the 175g and 110g, respectively named for their weight.  They also has one that lies in […]

First Look: Marrow Components Direct Mount Stem Spacers

Tweet Todays bicycles have more adjustment than ever before.  Downhill bikes particularly, have lots of options to custom fit the bike to the rider.  Marrow Components new Direct Mount Stem Spacers add to this mix.  Made from 6061 aluminium.  Varied sizes for adjustments to set up you bars right where you want them.  We have […]

Gear Review: G-Form Knee and Elbow pads

Tweet Having recently had knee surgery, I started looking around for some knee protection, something I could wear all the time.  Whether it was just casual riding or hitting it hard at the DJ and pumptracks.  Or riding the trail bike, BMX bike or even road bike.  Prerequisite was it had to be slim to […]

First Look: FiveTen Danny Mac and Maltese Falcon MTB Shoes

Tweet A riders connection to their bike is simply not just in the hands.  It’s in their feet as well.  Here is the first look at FiveTen’s Danny MacAskill and Maltese Falcon.  FiveTen has been a go to shoe for a while now.  They use a special compound rubber for their shoes that is carried […]

Hippies Corner: Bicycle Fabrications Pocket Rocket

Tweet Hippies Corner 6-12-2012: Rise of THE GARAGINISTAS !! Over next few weeks I will be talking about some of the Innovators in design and construction that are often overlooked by the masses of the bike buying public. These are Hand-Built machines,purposefully assembled by riders/frame builders for your riding pleasure – Made in the USA […]

Component Review: Black Market LOCK-DOWN LOCK ON GRIPS

Tweet Black Market Bikes is one of those small companies that has really pushed envelopes to make products better.  The last few days we have spent riding with their new Lock-Down Lock On grips.  They took Adam Haucks grip tread, added some lock collars to the inside and bar ends to the outside.  But they […]

Product Review: 80HD Flat Crown for Marzocchi 888 and Direct Mount stem

Tweet 80HD, a new company owned and founded by DH Pro Aaron Hodgkin, is making some pretty awesome aftermarket crowns for the Marzocchi 888 and Fox 40’s.  Along with their new flat crowns they also have a 3pc DM stem to go along with them. I picked one up for our Marzocchi Evo 888ti to […]

Product Review – Fluid Performance Drink

Tweet Driven by performance, cyclist are required to hydrate often.  Last winter we reviewed Fluid Recovery drink.  This year we look into the companies latest product – Fluid Performance.  Fluid recognized the need for athletes to not only refuel and replenish after intense exercise with their Fluid Recovery drink, but also as they perform.  Cycling, […]

Long Term Review: ESP 13r BMX Stem

Tweet Over the last several months we have been testing the ESP 13r stem.  This bike has seen duty at the track and a little at the local skate park and dirt jumps.  The 13r has been hanging in there like a champ.  But what makes this stem stick out from the pack are its […]

Product Review – 2012 Marzocchi RC3 888ti V2

Tweet For the last 4 months we have been riding the new 2012 Marzocchi RC3 EVO 888ti V2.  For the last 4 months we have been riding one of the roughest, most suspension demanding terrains in the US, Bootleg Canyon.  For the last 4 months we have been giving our bike HELL.  For the last […]

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