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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Welding mounting plates on mountain bike frame

I'm replacing my mountain bike soon, and have been looking at how to improve it as a work bike. Basically I want to weld some plates onto the frame to use as mounts for things. The stand bent shortly ...
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Road tyres on mtb? [duplicate]

I started commuting to work and was wondering if it's worth getting some slick road tyres for a 560 rockrider Btwin bike. It has a 26x2 mitcheline cross trail tyre that came with the bike which is ...
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Posture on mountain bike long term

I have been looking at sizing guides because I'm contemplating ordering a new bike and found out that I'm the totally wrong size for the bike I actually have. I'm normal proportions and 5 foot 7, but ...
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Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
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I self serviced my front-suspension - now its not bottoming out

So to clarify, I followed the instructions from RockShox about how to service my front-suspension. Serviced both my upper and lower legs. Swapped some of the o-rings and seals. Added the designated ...
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How to choose MTB bike tyre: hookless, tubular or clincher?

I don't know the difference between hookless tire, tubular tire and clincher tire. When I choose the tire type how to make a professional choice? I want to know which tire type is best for me.
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How to learn wheelie on MTB

I'm stuck on learning wheelie. I've read a few tutorials and watch some videos and now trying to repeat that. But I only able to raise front wheel for a second and half-rotate pedals. I prefer to use ...
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Can you identify this vintage Moor MTB

I've recently acquired this bike: The Moor brand seems to be coming from Denmark. However, the SFMK CSCM sticker seems to be referring tot the "Suisse Motorbike and Bicycle Union". The bike was ...
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New bottom bracket, asymmetric cranks

I am seeking help for a "dilemma" I have with my upgraded bike. I have an old KTM Ultra Line (2004) that I have upgraded with a new chain wheel (FC-M590 48.36.26t), a Shimano BB52 bottom bracket (...
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Fork replacement for '95 Schwinn Moab

I let one of my son's friends take my circa 1995 Schwinn Moab Elite onto local trails and they came back with the shocks blown and parts of the spring assembly missing. I need to replace the front ...
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Upgrade compnents to fix “Everest” brand BSO/MTB

so after a month of research,i've come to a conclusion that this might be an everest brand mountain bike.its a unified rear triangle and its frame is made out of steel.since i'm not gonna just let ...
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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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Piston problem, not responsive

I have SRAM Guide R hydraulic brakes. The problem is, the rear brake piston won't come out from the lever body. so I decided to bleed it but it's still less responsive even though I already ...
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Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?

Looks like they save some weight, but how do they have a better strength/weight ratio than a traditional two legged fork? With the single-legged fork the fork and axle must resist huge bending all ...
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What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?

I'm after a mountain bike and I've narrowed it down to the Cannondale F29 (based on reviews, plus I like the look of the bike). My question is, should I go for the carbon bike or the alloy bike? I'm ...
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When starting to pedal, it takes half a rotation to “catch”

While power pedaling on my mountain bike, when I coast for a second, it takes a half a circle on my crank to catch. Can anyone tell me the problem?
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Making my dream bike come true [closed]

my name is Benjamin and for quite some time now i have been riding my bicycle to college and other places. The bike i have now is only very simple but has saved as a great alternative for transport ...
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chain line with narrow-wide chain ring

I'm running a 1 x 10 set up on my mountain bike. Recently I noticed that when I'm on the largest cog, there is a lot of friction in the drive train and is choppy. I think this is due to the fact that ...
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How to correctly mount double-lock grips?

I have a pair of PRO double lock-on grips (id est two lock rings per grip). In a recent crash, following an immensely helpful tip from a fellow rider, I clung to one end of the handlebars, turning the ...
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Rider height vs bike height

How do I figure out if this bicycle would be a decent height for a person that is 5 feet 8 inches in height? http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Genuine-Cruise-height-80912352293/dp/B015QV2A2S
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Will my bike hold my weight?

I'm pretty heavy (~150kg/330lbs) but being fond of cycling in the past, I decided to buy a bike, and maybe try to lose a few kilos with it. I didn't have too much time for looking around, so I bought ...
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Tips for adjusting Shimano M355 hydraulic brakes

I have upgraded from cheap old front cable disks brakes and rear v-brakes to Shimano hydraulic M355's front and rear. I always adjusted my old brakes for a very tight fit (to reduce dead space between ...
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Upgrade cranks, chain, gears on a Carrera Vengeance MTB

I have a Halfords Carrera Vengeance 2011/12 bike: Carrera Vengeance Mountain Bike 2011/2012 The Carrera Vengeance Mountain Bike will have you powering up steep hills and across rugged trails in no ...
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Basic chainset compatibility question

I need to replace my chainset (42x34x22). Would a 42x32x22 be a compatible replacement?
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Should I be continually weighting the handlebars?

When riding a non-technical flat or ascent, should the arms support some of the rider's weight? I have noticed that even in those situations, I can freely let go of the bars and continue pedaling ...
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Scared of damaging bike going up and off curbs [duplicate]

Bike: Giant ATX 27.5 2 (2016) - Hardtail My current strategy to going off curbs is nose diving... I know, the best. My current strategy to going up curbs is barely lifting my front wheel onto the ...
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Giant Atx MTB rear wheel quick release not opening

Bike is a Giant Atx 27.5 2016 I have to replace the tube on the back wheel but the quick release lever is too tight and will not pull open, is there a trick to loosen it?
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What are some oft-cited benefits of electric assist on a mountain bike?

Recently, electric mountain bikes have been hyped quite a lot, and I have seen a lot of them for sale at LBSs and have even seen a few "in action" despite that I never go mountain biking (i.e. I see ...
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My santa cruz heckler ghost shifts from frame flex. Is there anything I can do?

I just bought a 2013 heckler used and found that it ghost shifts under heavy pedaling. I weight 230 so I am probably putting more pressure than average. But this only happens when I have smallest cog ...
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Do helmets really lose their quality with time even if kept in package?

A friend of mine, who works as a sales manager in a good bike shop advised me to never buy a helmet that is older than couple of years, and the best thing to do is to buy the current model line, when ...
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Help with choosing an entry level mountain bike

Me and my wife are looking to start cycling in the nearby nature. We aren't expert biker cyclers but are in reasonable shape (we're in our 20s). We're looking for two entry level bikes, each up to the ...
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I wish to put road shifters in my mountain bike…please advise [duplicate]

Is it advisable to flash road shifters and handle on a mountain bike for daily commute? I wish to add nashbar n10 10,speed dual control shifters to my montra rock 1.1 2015 mountain bike.... Please ...
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Help in identifying Fuji Suncrest bike based on serial number

I got an old Fuji Suncrest Mountain bike that has a serial number F1106059. Is it possible to deduce the year of manufacturing based on this?