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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(Dis-)Advantage of 2 chainrings / 3 chainrings [duplicate]

I think about buying a new mountainbike when sale is starting. Now my Problem is that my favorite mountainbike has only 2 chainrings with 36/26 teeth. I am used to ride with 3 chainrings and don't ...
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Full suspension Disc brake bike on a $200ish USD budget? [on hold]

I really like the Schwinn S29er full but its a little out of my budget. I'm not a hard core mountain biker but enjoy the occasional challenge. I really, really hate V brakes and all my bikes are disc ...
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Shimano M355 brake handle parts

My son has a Diamondback Recoil Comp MB with Shimano M355 brakes. The rear brake lever got messed up somehow. The snapring that holds the plunger/piston into the master cylinder assembly got popped ...
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Can you run a standard tyre on a tubeless rim?

I have some new tubeless MTB rims and I'd like to avoid buying new tyres for them. The tyres are reasonably sturdy (Continental Race King Protection - 4 plies / total 240tpi) and I have sealant. As 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 ...
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Mongoose Right Bike Gears shifting up magically

On the right, or back gears of my mongoose bicycle, the gears are not clicking as they should on the right side. Its stuck in 6th or 7th gear and it has a grip-shift that works fine on the left side. ...
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How tight should brakes and shifters be on the handlebars?

How tight should handlebar components be? Here it's said 6-8Nm. However, I don't own a torque wrench at that range. Should the brake levers and commands be tight, or should they be able to twist, ...
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Got two bikes, one of them is more exhausting to ride, what can it be?

I have owned a bike for many years, it's a cheap one but it's perfectly fine. Recently, I've bought a bike for my girlfriend, second hand from someone quite clueless about bike maintenance. Mine is ...
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Difference between road & mountain drivetrain

Basically MTB and road bikes have different brand parts (like deore / XT; Sora / Utegra etc). What are the main differences between the 2 types, that will make it incompatible? Are there things ...
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How to select gearing for descent?

For riding on level surface one should strive for high cadence. However, what is the best solution when descending over rough terrain? On one hand, because the legs are better suspension when the ...
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Disadvantage of Hybrid Bikes on Mountains

Everybody know that Hybrid bike can be used for mountain cycling. But I want to know what are the disadvantages if we do so? And what are disadvantages of using mountain bikes in cities.
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Did I buy the wrong mountain bike?

I recently bought a 2012 Epic comp 29" and am super excited to start hitting the trails, back country, camping, etc., but I'm starting to think I should have bought a bike with more mm of travel. I'...
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Tall rider - good cockpit/body position for downhill

I have been riding mountain bikes since a long time, and I am riding only downhill/bikeparks since 2009. I've had several bikes, but I've never been in a real comfortable position when riding (or if I ...
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What are the main improvements in suspension technology in the last 10 years?

How much has bicycle suspension technology evolved in the last 10 years? I am thinking about both rear and front suspension. What have been the major breakthroughs that all bicycle manufacturers are ...
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How much longer will my 10 year old frame last?

My friends say it will last forever, and not to worry about it. Online results show anywhere from two years to 25. I have no clue what to expect!! Let me give some context. I bought a decade old ...
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How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?

I have a 2013 Shimano XT rear derailleur. It is part of a 2x10 drivetrain. How can I find out if it is a medium or a long cage one? The picture below shows the derailleur.
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mixed MTB/road bike for touring: uncleanliness of a Frankenstein setup

It appears that there are similar threads, so I'll reformulate it with more specific questions and taking the cue from comments. I am assembling my brand-new touring bike on a LHT frame, and I'd ...
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Choose medium or long cage?

I am upgrading (or downgrading ? :P) my MTB to 1x, currently on compact 2x10. I will be changing chainring, derailleur and cassette. I will get 11-42 Sunrace MS3 10-Speed Cassette. Also Shimano XT ...
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What are the best MTB Tennis Shoes ? (without clippers) [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend any type of tennis shoe that could help me not to slip while on my mountain bike but without having to use clippers. The thing about clippers is that I hate not having enough time ...
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Suitable double mtb crankset

I am seeking suggestions for a suitable off-the-shelf MTB double crankset, 175mm crank arm length. The BB shell is 68mm wide, currently fitted with a Shimano Deore XT triple, 104 bcd 4 bolt pattern, ...
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How beneficial is it to swap bikes?

Today I finally got a couple of Urban Cruisers I ordered a while ago. For the last 7 months I have been commuting on a very heavy cheap 29er mountain bike. These new ones feel incredibly light by ...
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What is the model of my bike

I have anime that I lost it owners manual .. So it's question for me is here anyway to find out the model of that ?
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Does it harm if my bike to leave it in a workstand for 2 weeks?

If my Process 153 hangs like this in a workstand for two weeks does it cause any kind of harm?
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How to keep bikes safe while camping with a car

I'm planning to make a trip through Europe this year with my girlfriend. Bikes are going to travel on a roof rack. We are going to sleep on campgrounds in tents most of the time. So my biggest concern ...
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Cannot get chain link out

My chain broke so I decided I'd fix it. Don't have a tool to take apart the chain so I tried hammer and a nail over a wrench to no avail. Messed up the chain pretty bad too. Is there such a chain ...
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Is klunking the father of mountain biking?

Is attacking downhills with coaster brakes where the sport of downhill mountain biking originated? Or did mountain biking and klunking grow up side by side?
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Shimano Deore front derailleur occasionally sticking

I have a question about my front derailleur sticking occasionally. I've had this bike for a 1.7 years and have ridden it through 2 winters. It has only been after this last winter that my front ...
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Remote drop seatpost cable route

What are some options for a seatpost remote cables on frames without a pre designed route? I'm considering a dropper post but would only do this if I was able to mount a remote as I like the ...
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Adding suspension forks to rigid bicycle [duplicate]

I'm thinking of adding suspension forks to a rigid mtb. I realized that the geometry will change with the front higher and so the chain will be slanted up. Does this affect how hard and tiring is it ...
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New Tektro Novela Disc Brakes

So two days ago I bought a brand new Carrera Sulcata MB. Ever since it came out of the shop the rear brake rubs constantly, but only on one side of the caliper. I've tried realigning by loosening, ...
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ideal chain replacement for Redline monocog 29er

I have a Redline Monocog 29er and I'm replacing the drive train. The bike's purpose is to be abused off-road. For the new chain, I'm debating between the SRAM PC-1 Single-Speed Chain ($6.39) and ...
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Any drills for looking while riding?

I have come to believe that the major skill when riding singletrack is scanning the terrain. After any turn there could be a hiker, a fallen log or just a boulder that you didn't memorize during the ...
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Coping with mud in the face

I am not talking about swimming in mud. Just a damp trail or even wet pavement - and some modest speed - and the front tire function switches from steering the bike to throwing mud precisely directed ...
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Tire pops off rim of 5 year old huffy mountain bike with 26" wheels

My bike hasn't been on road much because the rear tire keeps popping off the wheel. Its happened seven times now. I buy a new tube every time. The only problem I can see is the tire actually looks a ...
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What is the difference b/w dropout diameter(9mm) and 3/8"(9.478mm) Tpi bicycle axles

I am creating a ski-bike and taking this website as a reference: Alpine Ski-Bike. I am having some trouble understanding some things, as it says that "it fits in 100mm x 9mm front dropout" but ...
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Compact crankset to 1x

My MTB has currently a Deore FC-617 2x crankset. I am looking what components I need to convert to 1x. Do I need to change the crankset, or simply getting a new chainring for my existing crankset will ...
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Windshield on a bike

I'm doing a bunch of work on my bike today, and had an idea. My biggest speed killer especially downhill is air resistance. I have a mountain bike but I only ride on the road. I've been looking at my ...
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How strong is the remote lockout on rock shox?

I ask because I realized yesterday that I had left lockout on for hours of riding at a bmx style track hitting jumps and wallrides. I found the lockout helped a lot and I'll continue using it for ...
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Changed shifters and chain isn't in same spot [duplicate]

My friend changed out the shifters on his bike and his rear derailleur isn't on the right sprocket based on what his shifter says. How can you fix this?
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Reassembling Shimano FH-M150 rear hub

First time servicing a rear hub for me. I disassembled and cleaned my Shimano FH-M510 rear hub, removing the nut, washers and cone only from the left side of the axle. When I went to insert new ...
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How do I keep my pants/trousers from getting caught in the gears?

I have the unfortunate habit of always getting my jeans stuck in my gears and end up with a nice rip on the seams. I've used those velcro braces to keep the bottom of my pants leg close to my body ...
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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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Packing bikes to send overseas

I just bought two bikes in Australia and I'm wondering the best way to pack them and ship them to my country. They're sitting at a relatives house right now. I'll probably send by ship due to cost so ...
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Replacing Trek front suspension fork

I have a Trek 26" Y-frame with beat-up, hardly functioning, yellow generic front fork. I'd like to replace the fork with a Rockshox Yellow Quadra or a Judy. Will they work on my bike? Thx
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Can a carrera valor mountain bike be converted to disk brakes? [duplicate]

My Carrera valour mountain bike currently has v-brakes but the are not very good and to be honest they look a bit tacky compared to disc brakes, is it possible to convert it to disk brakes, because I'...
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My brakes get mushy under heavy pressure

I have some Avid Juicy 5 on my Specialized SJ FSR '08 and the front brake gets mushy and looses brake power on long downhill trails. Do I have to purge the brake lines to get performance back on ...
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Where is the best place to carry water (back or bike)?

Where do you prefer to carry your water? I find when I am mountain biking I prefer to carry my water in a hydration pack on my back (easier to rock the bike). When road biking on flat ground I ...
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mountain bike URT modify

How do you make a Unified Rear Triangle mountain bike a hardtail bike? Is it possible to replace the rear shock with a solid piece thus creating a hardtail? Also, are there any pro mountain bikers ...
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What are the disadvantages of more suspension travel?

Having some suspension travel is always nice, but what disadvantages are there for the bikes handling as the travel increases? This question applies to both to full and front suspension bikes.
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3 week old brand new Montra Rock 1.0 front gears don't change as well chain slips frequently

I bought a Montra Rock 1.0 MTB 3 weeks back, I use it mostly on city roads. For the past 4 days I have noticed that the front gear does not change. It stays on lower gear and if try to change it ...