Mountain bike (MTB) can mean almost any kind of off-road bicycle. Wide knobby tires, flat handlebars, maybe shocks, probably a sturdy frame...

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Need Help IDing SPD Pedal

Anyone know who makes these and which model it is? In the middle of the pedal I can kind of make out "C (possibly, not 100% sure)" "ARV" "E (also not 100% sure, just guessing)".
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How to adjust SR SunTour M3020 AND product manual

I just bought my daughter a GT Palomar 26" Mountain Bike - 2015 It has SR SunTour M3020 fork shocks. My mountain bike is so old it doesn't have shocks so this is all new to me :) To my mind, the ...
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Chain line adjustment when replacing triple crankset with single

I have an old Univega MTB with a triple 28-38-48 crankset and 6-speed freewheel. The bottom bracket is square taper with cup and bearings. I want to remove the front derailleur and convert to 48T ...
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Selecting a GPS device

I am out to purchase a (dedicated) GPS device for the outlined below use cases. Trouble is, I have never owned a GPS-enabled device. Furthermore, general articles on "how to purchase sports GPS" seem ...
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What is this sheet of clear stickers that came with a new MTB?

I just ordered a new MTB through the mail (Santa Cruz Bronson). In the spare parts and accessories bag was this weird sheet of heavy vinyl clear stickers. I can only assume they are for frame ...
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Disk brake rotor feels loose

Hey guys I've noticed my disk brake being "lose", I'm probably going to consult with LBS anyway but heres how I can describe it: the [rear] disk it self is not significantly more lose than the front ...
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Probably Screwed up my Derailleur shifting from 1-6 without pedaling

So I've had this problem for a couple months now, what happened was I was being stupid and seeing what would happen if I shifted 1-6 without pedaling... As a result, the shifting now is screwed... The ...
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What type of cleat is this? Should I save it or get new cleats?

Can someone tell me what kind of cleat this is? circa 1993. I believe I got it Someone told me that I can just get new shoes (the shoes are completely shot) and reuse the cleat. Is that a good idea ...
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Custom bike to offer smoothest possible ride on bad roads

So, I am in a peculiar situation - due to an injury, shaking in any direction leads to pain and my condition is improving very slowly. I'm looking to find/customize a bike so that it offers me the ...
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Road shifter to Mountain Bike derailleur compatibility (Example: SRAM x7)

I am wondering what's involved in switching out Mountain Bike (MTB) shifters to integrated road shifters while keeping the rest of the MTB drivetrain (derailleurs, cassette, etc.) unmodified. Note ...
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Upgrading parts on Fuji Panic 3.0 [closed]

I want to upgrade some gear parts on my current bike, which is a Fuji Panic 3.0 I don't really know if it will be compatible though. The bike: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=...
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brakes are wearing out very fast, why? [closed]

My rear brakes are wearing out very fast. I am on my third set since Christmas (2 months). I have no idea why this is. It is a rim brake.
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What is the best aero position in a mountain bike?

I'm familiar with TT and road bikes with aero bars. However, I don't know what is the ideal aero position for a normal MTB (no aero bars). I did some search and found these pics. Hands on the middle ...
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Grinding sound from rear wheel

I am getting a grinding noise from the rear wheel which has got louder and is causing increasing resistance over the last few weeks (I live in the Netherlands so cycle every day). The cassette has ...
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Seat Stay Replacement - Bridgestone MB-3

I am working to restore my first mountain bike frame, a "vintage" 1993 Bridgestone MB-3. Early on, I swedged the left seat stay so that it buckled a bit & rotated about 15 degrees inward. I have ...
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How do I increase braking power and “touchiness” of Sram Guide RS Brakes?

I've got some Sram Guide RS disk brakes and they're very weak and not touchy at all. I prefer touchy brakes. I know the Guide RSC has the tool free contact adjustment to make them touchier. I have ...
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Bike feels like it's slipping/shifting gear when pedalling while standing up on max gear

not familiar with bike terminology, so sorry if this doesn't come across well. My bike will make a loud clicking noise and the pedals will give some resistance when I pedal whilst standing up. If I ...
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Can somebody identify my bike for me?

I got it as a sort of hand me down a couple of years ago. I think that it is from the late 90s or early 2000s. It is definitely a mountain bike and it is red and silver/gray. It is hard to pick out ...
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Going to race a 29er MTB in a 200 mile / 320 km gravel race. Bike preparation?

I have a Specialized Camber Comp 29er full suspension MTB. I want to use this bike for the DK200 (a one day 200 mile / 320 kilometre gravel race through the Flint Hills of Kansas, USA) and would like ...
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durablity and brand?

Here's some photos:on the left is the suspension,on the right is the crank set,on the bottom left is the front derailleur and on the bottom right is the back derailleur I recently spray painted my ...
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Troubleshooting a bent mech hanger [duplicate]

I think I bent the mech hanger (right term?) on my Schwinn MTB. Now changing gears is hard. I'm trying to better understand my options. What I understand so far as to what I can do: Look for a new ...
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front wheel takes more impact than rear?

I was commuting to work this morning and was following a bus, suddenly I saw a huge crack, no time to steering around so just run over it. Then I felt my bike not steering properly. Pulled over and ...
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Does brake modulation matter, for efficiency, beyond having enough to avoid locking the wheels?

Edit: To Clarify this is regarding going as fast as possible, i.e. racing, off-road. I can't see why "modulation" matters so long as you have enough to apply near maximum braking force without ...
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Can you identify this vintage MTB?

I have quite a bit of experience with cycling in general mountain bikes especially. This bike got me stumped, it has a Titan racing stem, vintage Easton peregrine carbon str8 bars, Easton answer ...
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do you think fixie can beat gear/non-fixie bikes?should i buy new bike? [closed]

i have hero hawk(road bike) which is 10 years old do you think i can beat non fixie bike with this or should i buy new bike? do you recommend fixie or non-fixie bikes?
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How do I change the granny gear on a cheap Walmart mountain bike?

I have a cheap ($100) 26" Walmart mountain bike (Hyper Summit) that has a triple chainring (24,34,42). It appears there is no easy way to remove the granny gear since it has what looks like some type ...
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Muscles sore and ridicously stiff after riding

After buying my first bike I've probably not missed a single day without sitting on the bike. I've been probably riding 10km per day after being somewhat out of shape. Over the days I've noticed ...
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what does a 22 gear bike look like?

I read that road bikes on average have around 22 gears and mountain bikes up to 30-40. But my hybrid only has gears numbered 1-3 on the left hand and gears numbered 1-8 on the right, so my bike's a 8 ...
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Correct cable end for Shimano BL-M421 brake lever

I have a Specialized mtb that has been changed over from V-brakes to disc brakes (by previous owner). After using it for a while, I've noticed binding in the brakes which I think is due to the way the ...
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[MTB ]How much can my bike endure? [closed]

I recently bought a (Mountainbike) Bergamont Revox 3.0 and I'm concerned that I'm not taking proper care of it. I want to know if I can, for example, ride down a flight of stairs or switch the gears ...
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Advantages of mounting bottle under frame

I'm wondering if there are any advantages to mounting ones water-bottle on the bottom of the down tube, near the ground, versus on top of the tube. I'm mainly interested in the advantages, or lack ...
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What is the minimal seat post depth? [duplicate]

This may depend on the seat post and the fixture, but how deep should my seat post be into the frame? I have a bike that came with a post that is pretty long and I cut an inch off the bottom of the ...
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Can I use a SRAM X0 Crank with Shimano XT chain rings?

I have a SRAM X0 crank on my MTB, and I want to buy some Shimano XT chain rings from a mate. Will they fit? Or is the BCD, Spider shapre, bolt size etc incompatible. All are 10 speed.
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Can I use a 7 speed shifter on an 8 speed cassette

I am currently upgrading my mountain bike and have bought a set of wheels that accepts 8,9,10 speed cassettes but my previous wheels used a 7 speed freewheel. If i install the new wheels with an 8 ...
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Is it possible to install a 1x11 drivetrain on an old MTB?

I have an old Stumpjumper from 1984. It has the original 3x5 drivetrain with friction shifting. I'm intrigued by the idea of converting to a 1x11 drivetrain, but I don't know what factors to consider ...
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BMX V-Brake lever for MTB compatibility

Shimano have this v-brake levers in the product family DXR for BMX. Is there any difference between a BMX brake lever and an MTB one? Are they smaller?
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Can anyone help me identify this bike from 2002?

I got it as a gift in 2002, I was a kid back then. And it was stolen from me in 2004 and I didn't do anything. I would love to buy the same model now, but I can't remember what it was and ...
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which type of bicycle should I consider for bicycle routes

I have no experience in biking and have never made any tour/route. I just like riding it. I love extreme and travelling in general and I am planning to start from small bicycle routes. I understand ...
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How to prevent knee/shin guards slipping?

I am using plastic guards that cover knees and shins, like the ones displayed here: My problem is, when I am riding, they sometimes slip down, reducing protection of my knees. This mostly happens ...
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Tire pressure decrease when the bike is idle [duplicate]

I ride a Btwin MyBike 7s. Yesterday morning I noticed (for the first time since purchase) that in my rear tire, the tire pressure has decreased to a flat. I thought it was a puncture, so I refilled ...
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Disadvantages of run 650B wheelset on a 29'er

I am in need of a new wheel set for my 29'er, and wondering if 650B's are an option. My current bike handles more like a supertanker than a bike. Great for straight lines once up to speed, but if ...
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Whats a good bike for under $450 [closed]

Looking for a bike for a 17 year old to get from place to place. On a budget of $450 USD. What style of bike and how do I find the best deals?
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Best places to ride in the US [closed]

What are the best places to ride in the USA? (Road and mountain)
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Is the 'shark wheel' a good idea for a bicycle?

I recently found a product that is a redesign of the common wheel. It's branded as the 'shark wheel'. It's basically a wheel where the rim is circular but bends like a sine wave. Simple idea but ...
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Can you use a wide range 11-42 cassette with a double crankset

Can you use a 10 or 11 speed wide range (11-42, 10-42, or 11-40) cassette with a double crankset? I know these wide range cassettes are typically built for a 1x setup on a mountain bike, but is ...
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Which rear mech to replace sram X-9 10 speed 2x10

I have a Whyte 905 2011 with a 12-36 Sram cassette and an X-9 medium cage rear derailleur. It's not been attenuating well for some time despite efforts to adjust. The bike shop couldn't fix it. So i'm ...
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Derailleur/Gears Locks Up/ Freezes Up/Stalls

Hey guys I have a specialized mtb with the old oval chainrings and lately it's been locking up. When I start pedalling "hard" or faster the crank stops turning and then jumps forward a bit and ...
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why does my front suspension have no spring or air valve

I am riding a old rally mtb the fork is a xc100 , I can find no mention of these online, and it has never a spring nor a air chamber to make the suspension work. it is recently began to stop working ...
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Why am I getting no power when I pedal?

EDIT. Based on comments I'm adding these facts which I should have originally stated. The chain was definitely on the sprockets and moving. I could change gears no problem while I had no power. END ...
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Did I choose the wrong size bike?

I don't know much about bicycles, and I have relatively little experience with them. I bike for fun, or to get around the city, not for sport. Recently I bought a BTWIN Rockrider 340 mountain bike, ...