LOOK S-Track Pedal Review by @thebikecompany

Tweet LOOK S-Track Pedals The new LOOK mountain pedals have found quite the home among BikeCo’s staff.  From Cross Country to All Mountain the LOOK S-Track pedals’ performance was put to the test and came back with glowing reviews. Don’t let the simple appearance fool you – the more I rode the LOOK pedals the […]

Interbike 2013 Gallery

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WINTER TRAINING – Time To Step Up Your Game

Tweet   Fall and winter for many turns into time off the bike for many.  Which in turn translates to a long rough training regimen come spring time when the weather thaws.  Now this may not be fair since I live in the SouthWest and can, for the most part, ride year round.  But it does […]

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 […]

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 […]

DRD Intense’s Lauren Daney Wins Eastern States Cup ‘Spring Classic’ at Mountain Creek!

Tweet Vernon, New Jersey (May 21, 2012) – DRD Intense’s Lauren Daney captured her professional win of the season this past weekend at the Eastern States Cup ‘Spring Classic’ at Mountain Creek Bike Park in Vernon, New Jersey.   The newly designed racecourse provided racers with long, fast & challenging terrain to test any competitor.  Lauren’s victory […]

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 […]

Video: KHS Factory Racing Sea Otter Classic Update

Tweet Thanks to our 2012 SPONSORS! Words: Quinton Spaulding Photos: Monique Spaulding & Six3Events KHS Bicycles was setup early for the Sea Otter Classic. Sydne Spaulding,… the “OFFICIAL” Assistant Team manager! Early morning ESPRESSO is a must at the Sea Otter Classic. Good Times!! Our affiliate “Italo Vaccari” from KHS Peru. The “CREW”!! Race Day conditions! This years sea otter was Fantastic and […]

Video PROJEKT ROAM: Silver Star Resort

Tweet PROJEKT ROAM: Silver Star Resort The winter months are slowly beginning to fade into a distant memory as fresh new growth emblazons the surrounding landscapes. The signs of spring help to revitalize our senses. The daylight hours seem to stretch moments longer with each passing day. The warmth of the sun’s beams are now […]

James Wilsons No Gym No Problem Workout Program

Tweet As always we are always looking for that edge to excel our performance.  Sometimes with either work, family or travel it can be difficult to hit the gym.  Time can be very limited.  During travel it can also be difficult to carry additional equipment.   Sometimes a simple jog from your hotel room is […]

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 […]

New “Rider Tuned” Shimano SLX Group for Trail Riders

Tweet New “Rider Tuned” SLX Group for Trail Riders *Available July 2012 SLX receives more updates for 2013, creating possibly the best all-around value/performance group available. Built to perform like XT and XTR, SLX now includes many of the same Trail options including award-winning Shadow Plus RD technology, and three new Rider Tuned 2×10 crank […]

A Day In Laguna with Brian Lopes

Tweet Part 2 of the X-Fusion Brian Lopes video series checks in with Brian at his home in Laguna Beach, CA. Brian welcomed us into his home for a quick breakfast then we set out to catch him shredding some of his favorite local trails. Check out the video below to see Brian in action on […]

Tracey Hannah Brings Home Australian National Title!

Tweet Congrats to Tracey Hannah who took the Australian National Championships! She won by more than 8 sec in front of the best Australian riders aboard her Morewood Izimu.  Seriously…can you name another handmade adjustable geo DH bike with a Cane Creek Double Barrel for around $2,100?  That’s right…on usa.morewoodbikes.com we spec this bad boy with a Cane […]

Project DH: One Ghost Industries Musashi – Part 1: Complete Build

Tweet Here it is with much anticipation – Project DH.  Complete in finished race ready form.  Actually it has been done for a while now, but we have been having too much fun riding it to sit down and do this article. So to start here is the build list – Frame – 2012 OGI […]

Company Spotlight: One Ghost Industries

Tweet This month we are holding our Company Spotlight on the people responsible for our frame on Project DH.  One Ghost Industries.  David Meredith, the main man behind OGI along with his business partner and close friend Rory Farrar have been feverishly ramping up the market with some incredible new bikes.  Including their Musashi DH […]

World Cup DH Champion Aaron Gwin Takes Double Victory in Super D and DH at Shimano Winter Series Round 3

Tweet World Cup DH Champ Aaron Gwin Takes Double Victory in Super D and DH at Shimano Winter Series Round 3 IRVINE, Calif. (February 7, 2012) – World Cup Champion and Trek World Racing team rider Aaron Gwin dominated both Super D and DH at last weekend’s Third round of the Shimano Winter Series at […]

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, […]

Shimano Super D Draws 30% Increase in Competitors

Tweet Shimano Super D Draws 30% Increase in Competitors Shimano’s Joe Lawill Race report from Southridge #2 Overnight Rains Created Race Day Hero Dirt IRVINE, Calif. (January 23, 2012) – Despite heavy overnight and morning rains, competitors amassed for round two of the Shimano Winter Series at Fontana, creating a 30% increase in sign-ups and […]

Shimano Athletes On Top At Southridge USA Winter Series Opener

Tweet Shimano’s Joe Lawill Race report from Southridge Summer-Like Conditions Greet Huge Turnout of Racers IRVINE, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – Shimano continues its commitment to grassroots mountain bike racing through its third consecutive year as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Southridge USA Winter Series in Fontana, CA. Highlighting this year’s event is the […]

Press Release: GT Bicycles and Atherton Racing Join Forces

Tweet Source: GT Bicycles GT Bicycles has announced its partnership with Atherton Racing. Beginning in 2012, the mountain bike race team of Dan, Gee, and Rachel Atherton, will join Marc Beaumont to form the new GT Factory Racing team. “Atherton Racing is one of the most progressive teams in the history of mountain biking, and […]

X-Fusion Signs Multi-Time World Champ Brian Lopes

Tweet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 6th, 2012 X-Fusion Signs Multi-Time World Champ Brian Lopes X-Fusion is pleased to announce the signing of 4-time World Champion Brian Lopes. A Mountain Bike and BMX Hall of Fame member, Lopes professional cycling career has spanned over 20 years. During that time, he has won over 19 titles and […]

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