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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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 line)...
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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 anyway,...
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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 ...
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Will the shimano Zee M640 fit my bike

I have the carrera vulcan it has the Clarkes exo hydraulic brakes.I what to swap the clarkes for better ones so will the Zee M640 fit my bike if not what other braks will fit my bike
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Racing bike feels bad to ride, can it be fixed?

I bought a sponsored racer's cross country bike because of its light weight and great components (giant anthem advanced team). I had the consumer frame of the same name from five seasons ago in a 29"...
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What does the number 3500 stand for on my Trek bike?

I know that the higher the number the better the bike. My dad has a 4200, so I was wondering what kind of improvments are made to make his bike better? And also what does the number 3500 stand for on ...
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Will these suspensions fit my bike

I want to get this suspension SR Suntour XCR-RL 26inch Suspension Fork. Black, 120mm Travel, Remote Lockout, Disc Brake Only But I don't know will it for my bike and also what's the difference ...
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Something sounds loose but cant see what

I have a relatively new Boardman Pro 29er. It has around 500 miles on it. I'm having a sound issue at the minute where at certain speeds a very loud resonating vibration type sound starts. I'm ...
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Should I worry about a chipped carbon mountain bike frame?

The other day while I was racing my Specialized Stumpjumper I noticed a chip on the frame. It's on the rear support bar right behind the seat post between the rear tire. My teammate who is a mechanic ...
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How do I prevent the Hydraulic Disc Brakes on my bike from rubbing?

I recently bought a new Polygon Strada 5.0 mountain bike with Shimano BR-M355 hydraulic disc brakes and have had issues with the brakes rubbing. I fixed the rub but now it is happening again. The ...
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Will disk brakes fit on the Apollo Verge [closed]

I am wondering will disk brakes fit my bike, the Apollo Verge men's mountain bike?
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Screaming sounds on my front wheel [duplicate]

Recently I bought a mountain bike with hydraulic disk brakes. But when I ride it the front wheel makes screaming sounds, possibly from the disk brake. I contacted my local dealer and they helped me ...
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What should I do with my crank/bottom bracket?

I just got this mountain bike almost 3 weeks ago. I took it for a long ride(120km back and forth). We encountered heavy rain during our ride, we were riding on a highway back then, there's flood water ...
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Giant Reign shock travel?

I've just bought a Fox Float X 2014 for my 2015 Giant Trance. It fits my Trance perfect but I may be upgrading to a 2015 Giant Reign. I was thinking would my shock fit onto a reign? The size of mine ...
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Required 26.8mm diameter Seat Post

I have a Schwinn Searcher Sport 2011 Hybrid Bike, with a damaged seat post. Thus, I require a 26.8mm seat post with suspension. In India, I have searched, but I am not able to find a suitable seat ...
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Front wheel lifting on climbs on my Mountain Bike

I've got a full suspension XC/AM 29er mountain bike (Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Pro). I'm running a size small frame with an 80mm stem with about 7 degree rise. Bike seems like a good fit for me. I do run the ...
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MTB front suspension sounds like rusty trampoline

I have an old GT i-drive 3.0 from like 2001, it has a Judy Rockshox fork on the front. I imagine its never been serviced (I bought it used) and it's starting to sound like a symphony of rusty ...
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Upgrading crankset on mountain bike - what are my options

I have a cheap old rockrider 5.0 mountain bike also known under the btwin brand. Bit by bit I'm trying to improve it's performance as a road commuter bike. So far I've changed the rear wheel to a ...
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Why is my bike slipping gears?

I have a 1997 Gary Fisher Tassajara that got a complete overhaul and tune-up at a bike shop a year ago. (to the tune of $180, but some of that was new tires- I'm the original owner) I ride between 4 ...
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Information about Olympia bicycles

There is a bicycle dealer in my area selling "Olympia" bicycles. I haven't seen any athlete riding those bikes and I was unable to find any reviews on the internet. I know that the company is one of ...
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Replacement MTB rear derailleur

I need to replace a Shimano Deore RD-M531 rear derailleur which has a long cage (9 speed cassette). I can replace the derailleur no problem, but my knowledge isn't great and am just not sure what to ...
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What makes a cassette mountain bike vs. road bike?

I'm in the market for a new cassette for my road bike and I frequently see cassettes listed as mountain bike or road bike. Since they're usually interchangeable and can be used on either type of bike, ...
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Are chain ring spacers a good solution to adjust chain line?

I recently converted my mountain bike from a 2x10 to a 1x10. I have a Shimano XT Hollowtech ii crankset and I like it a lot, but its traditionally a 2 speed crankset. When I'm in my 1st gear on the ...
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What should I look for in a new front wheel for my heavy body?

I broke my second front wheel last night when I hit a dip that rose too quickly on the far side. The wheel didn't get a chance to redirect the force upward before all my weight went behind it. I'm a ...
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Can I put my 2.1" 29er tires on a wheel with 25mm inner diameter?

So I broke my second front wheel last night when I hit a dip that rose too quickly for my wheel to climb before all my weight went behind it. I'm a big guy (300+ lbs), so my wheels need to be able to ...
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How to perform a long-distance bunny-hop?

When I need to clear a missing pothole or a slippery section of the trail, I try to make the hop as long-distance as possible. The result is that, unlike when hopping onto something elevated, now I ...
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What is the middleground between permatube and normal tubes?

I've burst my third tyre in two months on my MTB, each time it's caused by something sharp penetrating my tyre at high speed ripping a big enough hole in the tube causing the slime to leak out rapidly ...