Cody Kelley's Partnership With Alchemy Bikes Comes to An End

Dec 29, 2019 at 16:20
by Sarah Moore  


It looks like Cody Kelley is another athlete that will be riding in new colours in the new decade.

bigquotesMy time with @alchemybicycles has come to end... But what a great few years it has been! This little company out of Colorado sent me around the world and kept the dream of riding two wheels alive. We were fortunate enough to stand on a fair amount of podiums together and capped off our partnership with rainbow stripes at the trophy of nations. Thanks for all the support and great times guys! We’ll be seeing you on the trails for some shreds and laughs in the future.Cody Kelley

Cody Kelley flew out to the PNW to join us in filming his second PNW Components video. Our fourth day of filming was spent at the Summit Ridge Bike Park in Black Diamond WA. Photo by Trevor Lyden

We'll update you as soon as we find who his new ride is.


110 Comments

  • 283 3
 What next

"Gee, Rach and Dan have parted ways with Atherton Bikes"
  • 35 1
 Speaking of. Does anyone actually own one of those bikes?
  • 18 0
 @chillrider199: nobody knows if you can even buy one
  • 34 0
 Bruce Klein restarts career on Trek, Gary Fisher now riding for Yeti, Max Commencal starts a premier race team on Orange, and Tony Maxxis riding for Tioga.
  • 19 0
 @chillrider199:
Saw people ordering them direct from Gee’s instagram account a few weeks back. It was literally like:

Commenter: “Hey, when’s the trail bike for sale?!”

Gee: “pm me and I’ll sort you out.”

Saw a bunch of people get replied to just via that Instagram post.

So weird... not sure wtf they’re doing.
  • 12 0
 All these relationships coming to an end..........it’s mountains bikes Days of Our Lives......
  • 3 0
 @chillrider199: I have been attempting to turn this lead in to one of their bikes...
  • 13 42
flag danlovesbikes (Dec 29, 2019 at 23:52) (Below Threshold)
 @islandforlife: grow up. They're developing a brand and in prototype testing. The person enquiring would be going on an email list and would receive notification when a bike is available for purchase. Learn how the world works, he's not selling them from his garden shed.
  • 9 0
 @islandforlife: We were contacted via DM for email details and then we were sent PDF of the first 50 bikes going into production with 2 build options and pricing etc for their trail/enduro bike and their downhill bike. I have seen a few locals on them so they are being sold.
  • 3 9
flag chyu (Dec 30, 2019 at 9:16) (Below Threshold)
 I remember Cody refuses to cut his hair for Jared.
  • 8 1
 @danlovesbikes:
Haha, wow, someone woke up on the wrong side of their a*shole. Just telling what I saw dude. I’m sure many people are also buying through an email list, but a bunch were getting orders in through insta via the method I described. Take care!
  • 1 0
 @browner:

Cody Kelley on Mantis and Wibmer on Tomac and poor Callahan on Schwinn.

Nailed it.
  • 1 0
 and Graves to Ellsworth.
  • 1 2
 @WasatchEnduro: is Ellsworthless still in business? I’ve never seen an Ellsworth on the trail.
  • 2 0
 @rivercitycycles:

looks like it but not sure how! Remember they relaunched a few years back and signed Lopes? he switched over to Ibis shortly after.

Sometimes you just have to let the past die. Kylo Ren taught me that. Also the newest installment is a flustercuck of a movie.
  • 2 12
flag danlovesbikes (Dec 30, 2019 at 20:38) (Below Threshold)
 @islandforlife: sorry, I meant to say that if you had a brain and an ability to think through a process, then perhaps you could imagine a concept where a product is prototyped and then released for sale when ready. But saying silly things like "wtf" in lower case says it all really. Knob.
  • 5 1
 @danlovesbikes: haha, aww whittle baby gunna cry because he’s wong and an a*shole. Knob.
  • 1 5
flag danlovesbikes (Dec 31, 2019 at 1:33) (Below Threshold)
 @islandforlife: mate, can you please stop talking about my anus. It's weird.
  • 64 0
 I'm riding for nobody next year either.
  • 36 0
 and i hope u do great. ur on my fantasy team.
  • 16 1
 I'm riding for KFC/VB/Bupa private health in 2020.
  • 4 0
 @savagelake:
Thanks. You won't regret it.
  • 1 0
 Lol, good one.
  • 1 0
 So we will ride under the same flag the next year.
  • 62 2
 All races will be done on feet next year
  • 5 0
 Yeah all these wheel sizes, mullets, this is the result of people not being able to decide.
  • 49 0
 Gonna be a lot of people sponsored by the Dept of Labor in 2020.
  • 28 69
flag wda1wustl (Dec 29, 2019 at 19:18) (Below Threshold)
 Just how the socialist government wants it
  • 32 7
 @wda1wustl: hopefully they’ll try as hard to find new sponsors as you tried to make a political statement out of this.
  • 8 10
 @wda1wustl: Take this BS over to VitalMX.
  • 41 20
 @wda1wustl: back to Fox News, twat
  • 43 6
 Cody is much better than these Alchemy bikes seem to be. Saw this one coming.
  • 14 15
 Armchair engineering... please tell me one thing wrong with the suspension kinematics, carbon, etc.. I'm listening.
  • 32 2
 @spankthewan: he will call you on his cell phone
  • 5 3
 @spankthewan: name something good about them? Just a fairly useless option really.
  • 11 0
 I don't hate Alchemy or anything. They're good looking bikes. That being said, I would assume that Cody is getting a better contract and support with a more established brand. People can deride his race performance all they want (and it wasn't actually bad this year), but he's a serious influencer which, as someone posted elsewhere, may be worth more than race results in marketing terms.
  • 1 0
 @spankthewan: well they could at least start by filling the orders to the LBS that opted to carry their bikes.... Which they did not after being months late on the release of the the 29er. Then sending just 2 of the same size bikes to the LBS to sit on the shelf and nobody can order a different size to fill their floor space. Much less get a high end LBS to even be able to give their customers a time frame on when they were shipping bikes to them. All the time while these customers are looking at a wall of fancy bikes on front of them. You can start there....... then work your way to nit picking old geo and yeti rip off suspension.
  • 38 3
 my guess is polygon - always makin' shapes #dadjokesonly
  • 2 0
 Such a square...
  • 7 0
 @dubod22:

Youmean a Xquare?
  • 3 0
 Only 2D? No Cube?
  • 1 0
 @vinay: quality geometry reference
  • 26 0
 Cody will be riding for Paul Mitchell in 2020. Trust me.
  • 6 0
 They were supposed to be laughing emojis
  • 4 0
 I heard Vidal Sassoon
  • 3 0
 He confirmed his use of Paul Mitchell at race pace on a stage this year. I don't remember what event but somebody yelled out what he used and he responded. Might have been a BME event?
  • 7 0
 Cody. So hot right now.
  • 1 0
 @acali: I see what you did, there, Mugatu. Have an upvote!

HNY!
  • 27 2
 Waki is leaving to troll on EMBN youtube comment boards.
  • 2 0
 Please do
  • 22 0
 Let’s just assume EVERYONES contract is done!!!
Check back 1/1/20
  • 19 6
 Does Alchemy actually sell many bikes? It's a knockoff of an older Yeti design, at a way too high price. My guess is they ended the relationship because they weren't seeing the benefit financially.
  • 13 35
flag browner (Dec 29, 2019 at 19:01) (Below Threshold)
 Could be that or they want to sponsor a rider who might get better results, I mean down-tables are only going to get you through so many seasons.
  • 4 4
 It is not a knockoff of an older design. The suspension is similar to the current Switch Infinity, but it uses pivots to achieve a similar path. I don't understand all the hate.
  • 4 0
 It's not a Yeti design suspension platform. Dave Earle designed Switch on the first SB series. Yeti had an exclusive deal to use it for 2 years. Yeti then teamed up with Fox for the Switch Infinity system.
  • 12 1
 @browner: 7th at ews northstar, and winning team at trophy of nations with rude and neer. But yeah, I see your point
  • 13 0
 Only a few more days until we don't have to see another departure and know who everybody is riding for next year...
  • 10 0
 I don’t know which bike company I’m going to be sponsoring next year either.
  • 13 3
 Yeti consolidating all the US talent for the 2020 Enduro Dream Team
  • 9 3
 You mean DH team
  • 10 0
 Is this the NBA or MTB now?
  • 11 3
 Guess that's it for Alchemy. I mean, anyone out there buying their bikes as it is?
  • 5 0
 Roadies might be, idk.
  • 3 0
 @panzer103: at least their road bikes can fit a water bottle.
  • 1 1
 @whambat: their road bikes are smexy
  • 2 0
 @Artikay13: they are. I used to ride by their factory all the time and would grab coffee at their cafe just to drool over them.
I was just making fun of their mountain bikes not fitting water bottles and all comments on Pinkbike dismissing any bike that don’t fit one. Despite that, I’ve heard plenty of people love Alchemy mountain bikes.
  • 3 21
flag thesharkman (Dec 29, 2019 at 23:50) (Below Threshold)
 @whambat: yikes you sound like a liberal roadie from every angle
  • 6 0
 Would love to see him back on Yeti... Or any cool USA based company which would make him look good. Guy rips 110%. All American kid.-
  • 4 6
 Is it worth nowadays for a company to invest at least 200.000$ in an athlete, who doesn't have good results, but does some cool edits and whips.
With that much money, a company can do a lot of marketing.
  • 4 1
 @chri92:

Someone who has the rad moves and style for miles might be better marketing then someone who runs in the top 3 every race and has an average riding style....
  • 11 0
 @chri92: My god people on these forums think riders are making. That poor kid probably had a salary of around 20-25k and a few bikes.
  • 3 0
 @sweetbike69: It's not just the salary. You need to add all the travel expenses for him and his mechanic, last year even there team manager was traveling with them, salary of the mechanic, shipping expenses, bikes, start fees, team accreditation etc.
  • 5 0
 Riding for who you've rode for last year is soooooo 2017
  • 4 0
 The great sponsorship contract massacre of 2019 continues...
  • 5 1
 Cody could ride a shopping cart and win.
  • 3 1
 Meh, ill bet not
  • 4 0
 Jeez, will somebody think of the children!!
  • 4 1
 Riders are going through changes more than EPL managers!
  • 6 0
 Yeah but Arteta will be the one that turns the ship around! Hopefully.
  • 3 0
 I mean ... It's no longer fun...
  • 3 0
 Cody is a beast on a bike, great sponsor in the horizon.
  • 3 1
 All those who bid goodbye to their old teams this year are forming an emtb superteam.
  • 2 0
 lets see this YT enduro team
  • 2 0
 Anybody seen Greg calahan is off cube yet??
  • 1 0
 year 2020 new beginnings/different sponsors. must be something real special about 2020
  • 2 0
 Guess they just didn't have ......CHEMISTRY
  • 2 0
 Please go bqck to yeti!
  • 2 1
 Am I the only one that thought he was still on specialized??
  • 1 0
 Commencal will sponsor everyone next year
  • 1 0
 he'll be happy to get off that bike
  • 1 0
 I guess he will join Richie and possibly Jared
  • 1 0
 Just heard from a close source Cody is back on Specialized!!
  • 1 1
 Dun dun dadun dun another one bites the dust!
  • 3 3
 From what I hear he is headed back to yeti.
  • 3 2
 Cody to Specialized?
  • 1 0
 This was my immediate thought.
  • 1 0
 You are correct. Confirmed by a close source
  • 1 1
 This news seems legit..
  • 1 1
 Never heard of him...
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