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 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 bottom bracket do I need for a decathlon rockrider 5.0

The bottom bracket on my Rockrider 5.0 has a little too much play in it so I figured it best to change it before I get a failure whilst I'm commuting. Does anyone know which bottom bracket I would ...
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How to cut carbon handlebars

Last year, I installed carbon bars on one of my mountain bikes and I'm finding them too wide. I've been told that taping over the points you're going to cut at will prevent fraying/roughness, but what ...
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How much pressure can mountain bike tires take?

I am thinking of buying a new mountain bike, but I'm unfamiliar with mountain bikes. That's why I need to be well aware of the pressure a mountain bike can handle. How much pressure can mountain bike ...
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How to find a mountain bike that can handle a heavier (250-260lbs) rider?

I am a 44 year old man that is very heavy (250–260lbs(113-118kg)) and I am looking to buy my first mountain bike to do some riding on the weekend to burn off some of this fat I have.
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Which option; cx bike or mtb and road bike? [closed]

I've done my research and i've narrowed it down to 2 options for me Option 1: buy a low-end cyclocross bike for $1200 or Option 2: buy a low-end road bike for $800 and a low-end mountain bike for $...
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What is the purpose of landing on the rear tire?

Throughout the entire Kranked series, riders are doing insane jumps and drops. What puzzles me is that, despite beginner advice to land both wheels (nearly) simultaneously, about half of the landings ...
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It it impolite to “informally” join or draft a group of cyclists?

On a recent Sunday ride on a country road, I was slowly overtaken by a group of (5) guys on carbon-fiber road bikes. They were "proper" road cyclists, if you know what I mean. When they passed me, I ...
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What is meant by “inches of travel”?

I am in the market for a mountain bike, and have been reading some mountain bike magazines for info. They mention particular models as having particular "inches of travel". What exactly does this ...
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Apollo XC26 mountain bike, convert it to a coaster brake fixie?

Hi a few years ago I acquired this bike: It's a pretty crappy bike, it's cheap, poor quality parts and not really a mountain bike... but that is why i love it. It means i have to pay extra ...
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What to look for in a (Cheap) MTB headlight for night trail riding [closed]

I'm wondering what to aspects to look for when buying a mountain bike headlight is for night riding on the trails. I have never bought one before, but I'm hoping to spend at most $50, is it possible ...
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Mountain vs Road

I mountain bike on a hardtail I got about 3 months ago. I love it, but am wondering If road bike is a good investment as far as training. I want to take things beyond just mountain biking a handful of ...
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brake lever will not return

My friend has a mountain bike that survived last years Queensland's floods (Australia, that is), but is all battered and bruised after not being ridden for a year. With my beginner's repair skills, I ...
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Newer-model bike similar to Raleigh M50

A little over a decade ago now, I had purchased a brand-new Raleigh M50 mountain bike. Though whether or not I really need a "mountain bike" could be very much up to question, I greatly enjoyed the ...
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SR Suntour Fork Disassembly - No Screw/Bolt near Dropouts / Giant Sedona LX 2005

I have a Giant Sedona LX... probably from 2005 (?) with an SR Suntour fork on it. Magnesium... I'm trying to disassemble the fork to inspect whether it is rusted (and will be tossed as it is not ...
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Is it possible to replace a 1 1/8 steering tube with a 1"?

I have a 94 Giant ATX. Threaded 1 inch steeering tube. I need a shorter stem, and would also like to install a suspension fork. Is it doable? Could I take a modern suspension fork, heat the crown, ...
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Which country has the cheapest top-end mountain bikes? [closed]

I'm living in Brazil where top-end mountain bikes are very expensive, due to high import tariffs. I'd like to know which country has the cheapest top-end mountain bikes? top-end would mean a bike ...
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My rear disc brake makes noise when I ride fast

I have a full suspension mountain bike with disk brakes. When I ride fast, my rear disk brake starts to make a noise similar to the one you would hear when sharpening a knife. It happens when I don'...
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Am I going to get injured mountain biking if I don't have rear suspension?

On the several occasions I've gone mountain biking, I was using a nice borrowed bike with full suspension and it felt nice. I'm told that rear suspension, though nice, is not necessarily a must-have. ...
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Importance of “H.E.” rim designation on MTB to tire fitment?

I'd like to convert an MTB with 26X1.95 knobbies to road use for the wife but wonder if the present tire designation, specifying H.E. rims means anything once proper size tires are found. Many thanks!
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Switching from a mountain bike to a road bike

I will be moving soon because of my work and the new area is not very "mountain bike friendly" as it is very flat and there aren't much hills or mountains around. So I think of buying a road bike to ...
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Trellis style frame

Hi can anyone identify this frame,see picture attached.
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Changing the front forks [duplicate]

I have an older trek 8500 aluminum bike with rigid forks and I would like to change them to be suspension forks. Is this possible? Btw the tire size is 26".
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How can I tell what brand/make/year of bike I have

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/year my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike or just wait. The only information I got now is ...
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Refurbishing mountain bike - left standing for couple of years

I've a Marin Rocky Ridge (2007) that I'd like to give a bit of an overhaul/refurbish as it's been left standing for two years or so. I'm just looking to know where would be common areas that would ...
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26er Rims for a 26x1.95 tire?

My rims are pretty old and I need help in buying a new one.Can i use a 26er Rims for a 26x1.95 tire?
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Please tell me what type of bike this is?

http://www.njuskalo.hr/image-bigger/mtb-bicikli/rog-kanin-dosta-novih-dijelova-slika-2716844.jpg Weight...heavy ca. 17 kilos Mountain?
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How to tell when to replace cassette?

How do you tell when it's time to replace a cassette? Are there any specific wear patterns on the teeth to watch for or symptoms specific to a worn-out cassette?
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MTB Cassettes- are they universal to wheels

Are cassettes all standard as fare as fit on the wheel? For example, can I can swap out a new Shimano for my old SRAM without looking at specifications for fit?
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Have some new parts on hand but need new frame - frame swap reasonable? or sell and purchase new bike?

Purchased my first "decent" bike, a Motobecane 700HT about 5-6 years ago as a 'gateway drug' of sorts for myself to get into XC biking. Ended up using it for commuting for a few years as well. Over ...
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Thinner tires for my Mountain Bike

I know little about all of this, so, go easy on me. I've got a mountain bike, fairly light in weight and rarely ever used for anything other than road use. The current tires say 58-559 / 26x2.35. Is ...
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road bike to road bike with mountain bike fram with full suspension

I currently own a specialized sirrus comp, and I was wondering if I could swap all the parts on that bike other than the frame to a demo 8 frame with 200mm of travel. If it is possible to add full ...
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Weird gear ratio for a couple of seconds after crash

Just yesterday, I was riding my mountain bike along a sidewalk and out of nowhere hit a stop sign pole mounted in the middle of the side walk… I guess that’s what happens when you get too preoccupied ...
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How to board a ski chairlift that is not intended for bicycles?

As the end of the ski season is approaching, I am thinking about visiting our ski resort by bicycle. I would like to do it at the end of the season to avoid the inconvenience of the crowd, and ...
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Buying a new bike for under $1500 - best option for hard terrain on a budget [duplicate]

I am upgrading my bike which is exciting but I can't spend too much. Do I sacrifice carbon for aluminum if that gives me the option to go full suspension. Do I go for a solid carbon hardtail that may ...
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Bailing out with SPD pedals on a mountain bike

I got a new mountain bike a year ago, with SPD pedals. I'm OK with these on a road bike (that I don't normally crash), but on a mountain bike when I crash I usually can't jump off the bike like I used ...
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Psi for riding mountain bike on road

I.would like to know what psi should I be maintaining in the tires to ride a mountain bike on normal roads Thanks
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Rear wheel doesn't turn with cassette

I just got a used mountain bike and on my first trip my rear wheel stopped turning with the cassette. When I pedal it turns the cassette and the gears still change smoothly but it doesnt turn the rear ...
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Is my interval training routine effective for mountain bike training?

During these winter months I am currently attending the gym 3 times a week. On each of the days I start my training on an exercise bike with the following: 5 minute warm up 30 minutes, 1 minute hard,...
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How to remove Race Face crankset?

I have a Race Face Ride XC single ring crankset that I stripped out the pedal threads on one arm. I am trying to remove the crankset, I have followed the instructions that came with the crankset, and ...
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Swap MTB parts to road bike

I have changed my tires to road and crank set to 48 teeth. The question is with all my current parts is there a way I can buy a road bike frame and transfer everything on to the road bike frame? My ...
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Extender for HAMAX child-bike-seat?

I just bought my wife an awesome Merida Juliet. But our (existing) Hamax bike seat doesn't fit over the tire when mounted to the frame (just touches the back wheel) and mounted on the seat post the ...
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20 yr old specialized rockhopper needs new crank gears

Any help in what front pedal crank replacement gears to buy for my old Rockhopper. It is a Altus A-10 crank. I believe the crank to be fine but the gears look to be worn quite a bit. Took it to a ...
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Hitting bumps on a locked out suspension fork

I just bought a mountain bike with a Suntour XCM fork with lockout. Being a BSO rider, this is my first ever bike with a lockout on the fork. I will be riding trails, but most of my riding will be in ...
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Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?

I have a mountain bike tire that has stamped on the side something like: <----------front rear-------------> Which seems like a pretty clear indication that the tire should be oriented in one ...
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What to do about a stuck chain link on 10 speed chain

I put a new chain on my bike and after 3 rides or so, I developed a stiff link. I'm not sure what caused the issue, but now it barely bends at the pin at all, unless forced. It causes skipping ...
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Rear derailleur mess up PLEASE HELP. Im helping a 64 year old cancer patient. Very important

The old man next door painted his bike today. He took the deraileur off the bike to do so but did not remove his chain. The chain does not have a master link and neither one of us can financially ...
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Mountain bike sizes

Does any one still make 26" Mountain bikes? I'd also like to know what would happen If I tried 26" wheels on a bike bought with 27.5 wheels. The 27.5 bike is just too big for me even with the smallest ...
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Inner tube problem [closed]

I ride on and off road on my MTB and most time I've had problems with those little dry spiky things from the bushes(sorry I don't know what they're called). I've had 2 flat tires so far and it's ...
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For 'classic' cantilever brakes, are cartridge brake shoes better than non-cartridge ones?

What are the advantages of cartridge brake pads compared to non-cartridge ones? Do they offer better braking characteristics? I'm about to replace brake pads on a 1994 MTB which has Shimano STX ...