RIDE PINK, the Downhill for Breast Cancer Project

Tweet Welcome to RIDE PINK, the Downhill for Breast Cancer project. In 2012 “Downhill for Breast Cancer” was created with the aim of raising awareness around early detection of Breast Cancer, educating the youth of our sport about prevention and the huge increase of survival percentage it can result in. Now in 2016 and in […]

Canfield Bikes Now Offers Factory Builds!!

Tweet Some exciting news coming from the Canfield Brothers camp.  Canfield Bikes now offers factory builds!  The once frame only company sold frames and a hand full of components including pedals, cranks and wheels.  However we all realize the daunting task of building a bike from scratch can be frustrating and sometimes take longer than […]

Rotec Cycles is BACK!

Tweet Have you ever heard of Rotec Cycles?  Well your about to.  We have watched this with some pretty great anticipation.  Rotec Cycles is far from a new company.  In fact they used to have some of the raddest Lawwill suspension bikes in the days of yore.  Well bringing things up to date and restoring the […]

Interbike 2016

Tweet Interbike 2016 is in the books.  While there is a definite change in the air regarding the convention.  There were still a few things to see new and exciting.   Some of the big news was surrounded by technology more than anything else.  Meaning things you have to plug in.  Electronic dropper posts and […]

GoPro Introduces KARMA Drone and the new GoPro Hero 5 Cameras

Tweet GoPro has kept us in a long waiting pattern.  Finally, the long awaited Karma Drone has been dropped in our laps.  That is right, GoPro is taking to the skies with something we all really knew was coming, but knew nothing about.  It has been no secret that the tiny camera company has had […]

Gravity Pirates: BootBash 2013

Tweet Who are Gravity Pirates you ask?  Starting in Southern California, the Gravity Pirates became a group of mostly DH and Freeride riders and racers.  Focused on uniting to show the need for more venues, trails and events.  Being a Pirate means putting in work from time to time.  The strongly promoted and encouraged involvement […]

Eliminating Fox 5 Piece Hardware Click

Tweet BikeCo.com’s @JoeBinatena walks through eliminating clicks in the modern Fox 5 piece hardware. (Joe apologizes for his voice — he left it on the plane back from France working with Lapierre earlier this month!) The new Fox 5 piece hardware is designed to provide significantly longer lifespan than the previous DU system. What riders […]

Eliminating Hard to Diagnose Creaks In Suspension MTB

Tweet Check out this series of videos aimed to diagnose hard to find creaks with @joebinatena from BikeCo.com. Updated 10/2 with Ibis Ripley Yoke Isolator video 10/1/13 Video #1 addresses Grease Press versus Bearing Retainer. This is the first in a series of videos touching on locating and theories on addressing mystery creaks. 10/2/13 Video […]

Interbike 2013 Gallery

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Reward for Stolen DVO bike at Interbike!

Tweet So as many have already heard DVO Suspension had a fast one pulled on them and a bike was stolen.  Not any bike, but one of their new test mules that had not really been ridden yet.  A Trek 9.9 decked out with a prototype Emerald fork and Jade rear shock.  DVO has decided […]

First Look Lapierre CycloCross Carbon @thebikecompany

Tweet 9/23/13 Video Update: Lapierre’s 2014 Carbon CycloCross Rig is turning industry and consumer heads.  With more and more MTB riders looking for new ways to train, new trails to explore, the occasional ride with their road friends – cyclocross bikes offer a type of fun that’s hard to quantify.  Pumping the trail, drifting through […]

Figuring the Numbers – MTB Frame Geometry w/ @thebikecompany

Tweet With increasing frequency we are asked to relay frame geometry data as finite, singular, almost as though it is gospel carved in ancient stone. Ideal MTB geometry certainly sits in a window – however some manufacturers seem overly committed to hitting a “magic” number on each of their published dimensions. Recently we had a […]

Concussed. Nate from @thebikecompany discusses symptoms and recovery

Tweet My left grip touched the ground and I knew what was happening, I felt its beginnings and I understood its end.  My bike, my left hip and my left bar found the dirt at speed – my upper body was cocked to the right and I braced for the inevitable. The next day I […]

X-Fusion Feature Enduro: Definition in Process

Tweet   After a few hundred dollars in baggage fees, still slightly unsure on our preparation, Brian Lopes and I set off for Italy to compete in the inaugural Enduro World Series race. Enduro mania has been sweeping the globe and what better way to gain and understanding for it’s popularity than to attend, compete […]

Headset Adjustment by BikeCo’s @JoeBinatena

Tweet Modern mountain bikes have a variety of bearing systems all which require proper installation and maintenance.  Watch BikeCo owner and world class mechanic Joe Binatena walk you through isolating and correcting a loose headset. Loose headset interface will lead to premature wear on frame and fork assembly.  Carbon fiber frames should only run top […]

When Custom is CUSTOM

Tweet The Bike Company was recently approached by a client with a very specific set of goals for his latest build up.  After a comprehensive consultation on application, rider skill set, and aspiration BikeCo found that there wasn’t an off the shelf option.  No problem.  We took an Ibis Tranny frame and went off. You […]

CALIFORNIA ENDURO SERIES 2013 ANNOUNCES 2ND STOP IN LOS OLIVOS, CA

Tweet CALIFORNIA ENDURO SERIES 2013 ANNOUNCES 2ND STOP IN LOS OLIVOS, CA   SANTA CRUZ, CA – April 23, 2013 – The second enduro event of the 2013 California Enduro Series is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 27, in Los Olivos, CA. The 2013 series, which kicked off in Southern California earlier this month […]

Sea Otter Display Bikes by BikeCo.com

Tweet Not able to get to Sea Otter this year?  The Bike Company wanted to share images of two show bikes that we are sending out with our friends from HT Pedals, Rove Headsets, and Novatec Wheels.   Both are Ibis HD 27.5” conversions, utilizing BikeCo CustomMTB Suspension rear shocks, Novatec Diablo wheels, Magura revised […]

Featured Product: LineCam Systems

Tweet We would like to introduce a new exciting company called LineCam.  We have been fortunate to watch this project from as early as a napkin drawing, all the way up to the finished product.  Now you can finally get one for yourself.  But what exactly is LineCam and what does it have to do […]

Featured Video: The Socal Transporter

Tweet Every once in a while we come across a video that emits a welcome change of pace compared to your typical trail run shot with a GoPro.  Our friend Shea Jordan put together a fun edit with the help of Ryan Jones that is a departure from the norm.  Riddled with the deep passion […]

Responsibility of Recording – A Point of View on Point of View Cameras

Tweet BikeCo MediaWorks is supported by GoPro Cameras.  We take great pride in our positive partnerships throughout the MTB industry.  One responsibility of a quality partnership is being aware of community concerns.  It has been brought to my attention a growing negative public view regarding the behavior of Point of View camera operators.  I will […]

Featured Interview: Jay Fraga About Helmet Safety

Tweet A few weeks ago while racing downhill in Fontana I had a pretty gnarly crash.  I was in a high speed section and fully committed to this section of the course.  While jumping into a blind section I high sided a deep rut, washing out both tires instantly upon landing.  Everything happened so fast, […]

Brian Lopes PumpTrack Yard!

Tweet  Landscaping at its finest!   Really who would not want to be able to leave their back, front or side door and have a small playground like this.  Face it we can not all have acreage to have huge jump lines and race courses built to train on.  Sometimes we can not always get […]

Headfirst into the deep end of bike spec.

Tweet On trail performance of mountain bikes is advertised as a sum of the total components.  That is to say if we assigned a max value of 10 to each component in your cockpit the equation would be: Handlebar 10 + Stem 10 + Headset spacing 10 + Grips 10 = 40 Total A handlebar […]

Beat the Creak

Tweet   Whether you’re rocking a brand new rig or something with a few years on the trail very few things are more annoying than mystery creaks. Isolating your creak is the first step.  This is often difficult while riding as your pedals, saddle and handlebars are your input sources while your creak may be […]

Round 5 and Final round of the Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Super D

Tweet Overnight rain treated riders to epic conditions Berm ROOST by Andrew Kempe  IRVINE, Calif. (March 9, 2013) – The final round of the Shimano Winter Series Super D delivered a great course and incredible conditions. Thanks to rain leading up to the event many of the new sections the trail crew put together got […]

XFusion Testing a New Dual Crown – WHAT?!

Tweet So xFusion recently announced a team of racers that focus on Downhill.  We said “wait you don’t have a DH fork!”.  Well looks like the market is gonna change with another new player in the BIG fork category!  Look close, we bet there are some things you can see.  Let the speculation begin!  Keep […]

Cedric Gracia Joins DVO Suspension – Pride in Black and Green

Tweet DVO is proud to welcome CEDRIC GRACIA Aboard the team From the DVO World Headquarters, Valencia Ca USA DVO Suspension is proud to announce Cedric “CG” Gracia and DVO Suspension have teamed up for a mult-year/long term partnership! CG will be riding the new Emerald Inverted and Jade rear shock this year at all the World Cup DH events. […]

Round 4 of the Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Downhill – Fontana, CA

Tweet Team KHS DH riders dominate dry and windy conditions!   IRVINE, Calif. (February 23, 2013) – Regardless of the conditions it’s Team KHS/Shimano riders Kevin Aiello and Logan Binggeli who continue to dominate the top two spots in the hotly contested Pro Men’s Downhill. The hero dirt of the last two events is a […]

Round 4 of the Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Super D – Fontana, CA

Tweet Dry conditions challenge riders! Art Babcock of One Ghost Industries making good use of air time during his race run. IRVINE, Calif. (February 9, 2013) – Dry conditions challenge Super D competitors with unpredictable loose and slippery conditions. The last two events hit the jackpot with rain leading up to the event and with […]

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