Interbike 2013 Gallery

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Deflexion Racing Carbon Rims Coming to the Masses

Tweet We are always looking for an edge, even on a privateer level.  Always looking to improve and push envelopes.  It doesn’t matter if it is race inspired or just your average weekend warrior, we want to maximize the enjoyment on our bikes or have the latest and greatest components.  Deflexion Racing is new to […]

27.5″ Ibis HDR – 153mm & 147mm travel options from @thebikecompany BikeCo.com

Tweet Ibis HDR: 2 Limbo Chips, 5 travel settings, Multiple Personality! 130mm 27.5”, 147mm Long Shock 27.5”, 147mm Short Shock 27.5”, 153mm 27.5”, & 160mm 26” Countless threads are winding around the internet touching on the new DW link Ibis HDR’s stock travel configuration.  Ibis Cycles offers the frame 160mm with 26” limbo chips and […]

Racer Spotlight: Chappy Fiene

Tweet Southern California has produced some stellar racers over the years.  It also seems to be the center of the universe as far as cycling companies in USA go.  More companies make California their head quarters than anywhere else in the USA.  Heeding from the recent Cali transplant of One Ghost Industries, pro racer Chappy […]

Getting into the sport: Purchasing your first Mountain Bike

Tweet I hit a bit of writer’s block trying launching our partnership with MyBikeStand.com – So I thought we would start at the beginning.  MyBikeStand.com is a valuable resource for those looking to get into the sport.  BikeCo.com takes pride in helping riders of all levels get the most out of each ride.  BikeCo.com looks […]

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 […]

Video: Where do you take your bike?

Tweet Martyn Ashton takes very expensive carbon road bike used by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish for a ride, a very unconventional ride. With a plan to push the limits of road biking as far as his lycra legs would dare, Martyn looked to get his ultimate ride out of the awesome Pinarello […]

Dennis Yuroshek is a STRAVA Junkie

Tweet addiction – noun the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity: compulsive need for and use of habit-forming substance (as bikes, beer, STRAVA) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined phsyiological symptoms upon withdrawal: broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance by the user to be harmful. Yes it’s […]

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 […]

New Shimano video – SAINT 820 First Impressions

Tweet   A few short weeks ago Shimano released their new Saint line of components.  Well they chose to video some surprised first reactions and impressions, all candid and true to form.  Filmed during the Sea Otter Classic a few weeks back. Because this was the event Shimano choose to launch the new Saint M820 […]

Brian Lopes signs with Novatec Wheels

Tweet Novatec Wheels is pleased to announce the signing of Mountain Biking World Champion Brian Lopes. Brian has had an unprecedented 20 year career as a professional cyclist and has earned 19 championship titles including 4 (four) USA Cycling MNTB World Championships, 6 (six) UCI World Cup Championships and 9 U.S. National Championships. Brian began […]

HT Components Welcomes Aaron Gwin

Tweet HT Components Welcomes Aaron Gwin Aaron Gwin, the 2011 UCI World Cup Downhill Champion, has signed with HT Components for the 2012 season. Aaron will run HT EVO series flat pedals at select World Cups when conditions get nasty. He will still use clipless pedals for the majority of his race runs, and will […]

Prototype BMX stem

Tweet We love underground bike products and look to see some big things coming in the future from companies big and small.  A good friend by the name of John Stancliff sent over a new stem he has been working on and although the final product may look quite different than what you see here, […]

Project DH: 2012 Marzocchi 888ti EVO RC3 V2 Forks

Tweet The world of front suspension has been dominated by three major players of the the last decade – RockShox, Fox Racing and Marzocchi.  Sure there are several other brands abound, however we would say these are the top 3 manufactures.  It would be no secret that in previous years Marzocchi has struggled in the […]

Project DH: Drive Train – Shimano Saint

Tweet When we set out to make Project DH, we wanted to build an epic racer.  At the top of most podiums and under some of the top riders you will usually find Shimano’s premier gravity line of components – SAINT!  We spoke with Joe Lawwill over at Shimano on putting the drivetrain together for […]

Project DH: Marrow Drop DM stem

Tweet For project DH I spent a great deal of time looking at several options for the bikes set up and feel.  After doing all my research I felt I wanted a stem to lower my bars just a bit.  I opted for a bar with little rise without being flat, so I needed to […]

Project DH: FSA Orbit Option Adjustable Headset

Tweet   Bike manufactures have their bikes geometry pretty dialed these days.  But that wasn’t enough, as there are just as many riding styles as there are suspension designs.  So companies started making bikes with “Cams” and “Flip Chips” for the drop outs and linkages that adjusted not only  the bikes head angle, but its […]

First Look: Profile Cranks / BB / Spline Drive Spider

Tweet In an effort to complete our 4X project we were on a mission for some white cranks.  There were a few good ones to choose from however decided to go with something that stuck to our BMX roots and still was suited for MTB.  We figured since our Supercross Propel (our frame for the […]

First Look: Gravity Components AT Series Bars, Stem and Post – and a way you can win your own set!

Tweet The guys over at Gravity Components sent us over their new AT Series bars, stem and seat post.  When Andrew Taylor was asked what color he wanted his signature gear to be, BRIGHT NEON YELLOW was the answer.  Well as we bolt ours up to our DJ project bike, we are going to share […]

First Look: Novatec MTN wheels

Tweet Todays First Look is on some new wheels from Novatec.  We focused on the new light weight Flow Trails, strong and versatile Diablo AM and the burly Demon DH wheelsets.  These 3 sets of wheels are fitting for 90% of our MTN readers, although Novatec does make a broad range of wheels from road […]

Sinz Elite 20-Mil Forks and iHub Front Wheels

Tweet I have always found it so compelling that BMX almost always follows in the footsteps of MTN bikes in product development.  When the technology trickles down it is usually so refined and proven in the MTN scene that by the time it hits BMX, it becomes a drastic breakthrough.  Frame materials and construction, headsets, […]

Review: Marrow Stem

Tweet INTRODUCING MARROW COMPONENTS! So if you follow us on Facebook you have noticed we have been running a new stem from Marrow Components on a few of our bikes.  Based out of Boise Idaho, Marrow Components is a small company making stems, bar end caps and branching out to more products here in the […]

First Look: TufRack

Tweet Your in need of a rack to carry you bikes in the most inhospitable locations.  Here is the first look at a new rack from a new company from up north of the US border called TufRack.  TufRack is based out of Ontario Canada and a big part of recent northshore riding and sponsor […]

First Look: RockDemon Shield

Tweet Now I have always taken care of my bikes to an almost OCD level.  But have never used any kind of Shield.  Well before I tear too much into my new Supercross Shine I decided to try out the Rock Demon Downtube Shield. After all look at that amazing paint job.  Can you blame […]

Review: Kuat NV 2 bike add on

Tweet Over the last year we have been happy owners of the Kuat NV bike rack. Furnished in a slick powdercoat and awesome orange anodized parts, built in lock, tightening hitch and a built in workstand. The only downside was we needed to resort to other measures to carry more than two bikes. Problem solved […]

Lars N Bars Episode 1

Tweet Transition Bikes is proud to release their new video series Lars N Bars,  a laid back how-to video series featuring pro downhill rider Lars Sternberg. The series will focus on all types of riding from XC to DH and show you tips and skills that will help make you become a more well rounded […]

Prowheelbuilder.com

Tweet Something that can make a great bike ride bad or an average bike ride better is your wheels.  But it doesn’t stop there.  You can use the best parts, but if you do a poor job at building all this high dollar equipment, they simply can ride horrible or not last period.  A quality build […]

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills…….second edition

Tweet Everyone wants to be a better rider.  There is a diagram outlined in this very book that illustrates just that line where fear and boredom meet.  Progression in skill is what separates that and keeps riding FUN!  Last month we reviewed Lee McCormacks Pro BMX Skills book.  This month we take a look at […]

Interbike 2010

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KUAT NV and Sherpa bike rack reviews

Tweet Over the last several months we have had the opportunity to haul our bikes with one of the newer players in the bike rack industry.  Kuat racks.  The two racks we review this time around are the Kuat NV and Sherpa models.  Both are tray type racks that hold 2 bikes each. One of […]

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