Blue Competion Cycles Ryno


Blue Competiton Cycles is more well known for their high end carbon fiber road bikes, than for mountain bikes. But that may soon change. In addition to their carbon hardtail (the XC Carbon), Blue has a full carbon full suspension bike called the Ryno.

In this video, Chance Regina (National Sales and Marketing Manager) shows us the highlights of the Ryno:

Info about the Ryno from the Blue Competition Cycles website:


  • Aerus Conquest high modulus T700 carbon fiber front and rear triangles
  • English threaded bottom bracket shell
  • Disc brake only
  • 3 inches rear travel
  • Uses 1 1/8″ zero stack headset (Cane Creek ZS-3 Recommended)
  • Custom designed asymmetrical carbon stays
  • Available in SM, MD, LG, XL
  • MSRP $1,500.00 (frame only)

    Blue Competition Cycles also offers carbon cross bikes as well.


  • About the author: Gregg Kato

    Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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    • g-dizzle says:

      never heard of blue comp cycles. anyone ever even heard of this company??

      you’re my boy, blue.

    • Blue Competition Cycles is actually based out of my area in Georgia. They are better known for their road and track bikes. I actually ride an Nx7 road bike from them.

    • Jeff says:

      I appreciate the use of riser bars on a race bike, ergonomics shouldn’t be secondary to weight…But what’s with the huge spacer stack? There’s like 2 inches of spacers. Will the retail versions get built up that way?

    • JS says:

      You can always cut the steer tube down, but its really hard to add some on. I would like to see more companies ship bikes with a full length steer tubes and allow the buyer to trim it.

    • Kevin says:

      My LBS (Beyond Bikes, San Diego) had one of these to demo and it FLIES. It’s only 3″ of travel so it’s definitely not the Ellsworth Epiphany (5″ travel) I’m used to riding, but man, for most of the riding I do it rocks. Catapult-esque. In a good way. Super “tight” feel when pedaling, legitimately like a hardtail (my other bike, so I know what a hardtail feels like) and when you jump on it barely sags– yet the suspension does its job really well over small bumps and in corners it really sticks and holds a line like a champ. Fit is long, very XC. I’m 6’3 and used to long and low road bikes but I found the riding position very aggressive. Unusually long stem on it, like 120mm, added to that feeling.

      My first ride on a carbon FS bike… is it possible that they all feel like this?!?!…

      I may actually have ridden that exact bike in the pic/vid- the steer tube is still long but now there are 2 spacers ABOVE the stem in a sternum-spike configuration so now it looks even more odd… but for a demo bike where you want to accommodate all riders and fits I think all steer tubes should stay full length.

    • Kevin says:

      on second glance it probably wasn’t the bike in the picture… the one I rode didn’t have the rat’s nest of too-long cables/brake lines/remote lockout line in front of the bars! Come on Blue, clean that shtuff up, nobody’s gonna be doing bar spins on that thing

    • Julian says:

      I just got a Ryno and this bike is stiff and FAST!! This is my second Blue. I have the carbon XC hardtail too and it impressed me so much I decided to try the FS. The only thing I’d like to see is lighter wheelsets. I upgraded the XC and I’m planning on doing the same to the Ryno. Of course, when you consider what they sell for, it’s hard to complain too much. I’ve had a lot of other higher end bikes and none of them have anything on the Blues, except a name that most people have heard of. This company and their bikes are the real deal. I think their pricing will probably keep creeping up as their name becomes more known in the mtn bike arena. Did I mention I love my Ryno? By the way, both came with uncut steer tubes. No big deal if you can cut them yourself.

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