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 […]

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 […]

Ibis HDR Pics & Video from @thebikecompany featuring @brianlopes

Tweet Click to view Video! Ibis HDR – Revised, Race, Ready. The DW suspension carbon fiber boys from Northern California have thrown their hat into the ring of 27.5”, Enduro Race style chassis. The Ibis HDR is the evolution of the game changing HD. A revised carbon layup and spec the HDR frame cuts approximately […]

The Risk of the Wrong, Reward of the Right Rim by @thebikecompany

Tweet As the direct interface with the tire your rim choice plays a critical performance role on trail.  Here is a crash course on what to assess on a rim purchase. Tubeless Interface– At this point tubeless performance is a must have requirement for top level mountain bikes.  UST, reinforced, or skin wall – all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fox DOSS Seatpost Extended Test Ride

Tweet I enjoy riding mountain bikes to clear my head and enjoy the ever varying features of the trail.   The less I am focused on my bike’s performance the more pleasurable my ride experience is.  I have a component featured on my build which I never think about.  That is to say it doesn’t slip, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

sneak peak at SupercrossBMX “Prototype” DJ MTN hubs

Tweet Here is a sneak peak at something new from SupercrossBMX……. mountain specific DJ hubset!!!   Thats right I said MOUNTAIN!  SupercrossBMX definitely isn’t the first iconic BMX company to expand into another cycling market.  However they are making sure to do it right the first time out.   So all of their MTN specific […]

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