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Oct
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comment How do I prevent my chain from dropping down while going downhill on bumpy surfaces?
@Rider_X: They do. OP mentions "while I am going down hill on bumpy surfaces" and this is where his setup is problematic. Modern XC race bikes are on 1X11 as far as I know.
Oct
6
comment How do I prevent my chain from dropping down while going downhill on bumpy surfaces?
@AdamDavis: There are downhill specific hardtails (for aggressive riding) that apart from the different geometry, sport a downhill specific drivetrain, with a bashring, chain device, cluch derailleur and narrow wide chainring. e.g: ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb10007781/p4pb10007781.jpg
Oct
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comment How do I prevent my chain from dropping down while going downhill on bumpy surfaces?
@AdamDavis my comment was specific to all XC hardtails like the one that the OP has It's a very nice bike but it's not meant to go downhill. One can of course do downhill on it, but it'll be problematic (dangerous, unsafe, not fun). Regarding the chain problem, it'll throw the chain any time, because it's not designed to protect for that. Have a look at the drivetrain of a real downhill bike that will throw the chain only when huge rocks smash something really hard underneath the bike (i.e, it'll never throw the chain): santacruzbicycles.com/files/frame-thumbs/v10cc_profile.jpg
Oct
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answered How do I prevent my chain from dropping down while going downhill on bumpy surfaces?
Sep
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answered What is the significance of tire minimum pressure?
Sep
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comment How do I make my bicycle as ugly as possible without affecting the riding qualities?
paris hilton stickers maybe?
Aug
24
answered How to perform a long-distance bunny-hop?
Aug
19
comment Does the valve have to be straight when replacing a tube?
deflate, move/offset the tyre on the rim, making the valve straight, and inflate.
Aug
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comment Does the valve have to be straight when replacing a tube?
@andy256: heavy braking with low PSI can result in tube movement within the rim. If the valve is already at the extreme end, then it could develop a cut where it joins the tube.
Aug
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answered Disk brake pads too thick?
Aug
14
comment What is the purpose of landing on the rear tire?
That comment about the root doesn't make much sense. If it's a rooty terrain (roots everywhere) then no matter how you land, you'll have to deal with roots. If there is only 1 root, and upon landing it lies between your front and rear wheel, then hitting it with the rear wheel while the front one is still in the air will only increase the force with which the front wheel will land afterwards, reducing control.
Aug
14
comment What is the purpose of landing on the rear tire?
Landing on the rear reduces control and is dangerous. Not sure whether you ride MTB and doing jumps/drops.
Aug
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answered What is the purpose of landing on the rear tire?
Jul
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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
That's a good point, but you can get the same amount of silence when using a freecoaster or a coaster brake. Both of those 2 system's do not have a clicking freewheel.