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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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, ...
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What to know when changing the damper?

I have the RockShox MONARCH RT3 damper on my enduro bike. I want to upgrade the damper to a one with remote lockout since I OTB'ed twice while touching the lockout under my seat. What do I have to ...
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Super Heavyweight Biker keeps destroying Dutch bikes

So I've had two Dutch style bikes and I keep breaking the spokes on them. The last time I had a custom wheel built using good components by a well known shop here (sapim and mavic components)... the ...
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Enduro MTB or Downhill for 14 year old?

I'm not sure which one to get. I'm 14 and will hopefully be getting into downhill but I'm not sure if I want to go all the way. This is my first full suspension bike.
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What model and year is this bike?

What model and year is this bike? Stickers/Decals say Cannondale but not 100% sure if it is. I have looked at catalogues of cannondale from 1997 to 2010 and can't see this bike. If anyone could help ...
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How much of a bruising can a MTB take?

I recently purchased my first MTB, a Rockrider 560, and I'm curious to know how much a roughing up can it take? For example, can I ride up and off kerbs without wrecking the tires? What about bunny ...
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Can I mix a SRAM Crankset with everything else Shimano? (Derailleurs, Cassette etc) [closed]

I was wondering if I could swap a Shimano crankset with a SRAM crankset without any problems I also know about different BBs like Octalink and chainring size differences
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Sound when pedalling

I have got a new mountain bike(hardtail wtih powerspline bb) and it is on 100 kms. When I push the pedals I hear little sound from the left side. It is only from the left and I think it can be the ...
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What causes “softness” in hydraulic disc brake systems?

I have a simple Shimano hydraulic disc brake system (don't know the model). Over time, the feel of brakes is getting soft, I have tried to adjust by tightening the screw (on the joining of brake ...
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What is a good method for constructing dirt jumps?

What is a good method for constructing dirt jumps? Not massive jumps, just something more than a simple mound of dirt for a bit of fun. It's one thing to pile up the dirt, but there seems to be a bit ...
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Will panaracer 27.5x3.5 tires on Velocity Blunt 35 rims fit on a Medium Surly Karate Monkey Frame?

Will panaracer Fat B Nimble 27.5x3.5 tires on Velocity Blunt 35 rims fit on a Medium Surly Karate Monkey Frame? I doubt there will be any clearance issue on the front fork since it can hold a 29x3 ...
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How to change 2x11 to 3x11 on mtb

Hey I was wondering how you would change a chainset from 2x11 to 3x11 on a Carrera Fury (SRAM components) Thanks
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High-end components [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any high-end components that are like Paul components. Not the pro-peloton stuff like SRAM and Shimano, but the, dare I say hipster components. I'm looking for ...
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Cannondale Trail SL 3 component upgrades

I have a 2013 cannondale trail SL 3 and some parts have been worn and look beat up so I'm planning to replace them. I was wondering if I can use a 10-speed rear derailleur on a 9 speed cassette and ...
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What muscles am I using when wheeling?

I recently received a MTB as a birthday gift. I'm 18 now but have been riding bikes since I was 6. I've always wanted to wheelie for longer distances and now I learned how to after praying. But ...
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How do I prevent my chain from dropping down while going downhill on bumpy surfaces?

I have a Merida Duke 650 hardtail mountain bike. The issue with my bike is the chain continuously keeps coming out of gear while I am going down hill on bumpy surfaces. Is this happening because my ...
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Why did my last trip give me a bum blister?

I don't do a lot of MTB tracks, but there's a team event coming up soon and I'm doing some flat single-track to prepare. After two 15 km laps I have a blister on my left butt-cheek, right at the top ...
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How do experienced cyclists know which gear they are in without an optical display?

Most mid to high level mountain groupsets (eg SLX and X7) have shifter options without any display as to what gear is currently active. How do riders avoid cross-chaining and other unpleasantnesses, ...
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How to exchange a seat stray on a 2013 Cube AMS 150 Super HPC Race carbon bike?

The derailleur was torn apart so I ordered new seat stays and have to exchange (one of them). I'm not sure how to do it, there are some bearings fastened by screws where hex-wrenches seem to fit on ...
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what suspension fork should I get

Thinking to get a Montague bike for mountain biking. The reason for a folder is easy storage and transportation. And reviews I read all say good things about their bikes. There are these models ...
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fork steerer compatability

a 1 1/8” Aluminum, 1.5 Taper Steerer will it fit on my frame? My frame is gt chucker 3.0 26er and the fork is manitou minute 26er [enter image description here][1]
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What is the significance of tire minimum pressure?

Its quite intuitive that tires have maximum pressure figure - inflate it more and something could explode. Furthermore, it is common knowledge that under-inflated tires result in snake bites. What ...
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When is it time to replace the gear-cable housing?

Please keep in mind that this question is specific to mountain bikes which roll through lots of dirt and mud. I heard stories of bikes that had their cable housing last for years, but I doubt that ...
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Using 9 speed Deore front shifter with 10 speed Ultegra front Deraileur

I am trying to build a bike out of all the spare parts I have in my garage. I found a 3x9 Deore front shifter, 3x10 Ultegra front d and crankset. Would they work together? By the way, I am building a ...
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Can I use Cube Analog 29" as touring bike?

I don't know if here is a good place to asking this kind of questions or not, but please help me, I need professional people's help. I'm going to do a bicycle trip and I talked with Cube bike factory ...
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Should I upgrade/rebuild an old rusty bike or get a new one? [closed]

A couple days ago my friend gave me an old bike. Much of the bike is very rusty although the frame and handlebar does not have as much rust. I am not a bike expert and have been learning quite a bit ...