Hub Strength: get it, and keep it, in gear

Tweet Mountain bike product is constantly evolving – top tier manufacturers and retailers alike work hard to maintain product application relevance.  In the past few years we have paired 3x, 2x and 1x with 9, 10 and 11 speed cassettes. The introduction of 10 and 11 speed systems and the additional strain they apply has […]

Kevin Aiello Bootleg Race Review

Tweet BikeCo.com Pro Racer Kevin Aiello gave us a quick wrap up on his latest podium at last weekend’s Bootleg Nevada State DH Championships.  Kevin and his team work with BikeCo.com and his other sponsors to help find every bit of performance that products can have squeezed out of them.  Keep an eye on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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