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Fork travel for 16“ frame size, 26” wheel hardtail

I would like to ask question if my frame and setup are OK for me. I am 5'6.5" (169 cm) tall and I am using a Merida HFS 1000, frame size 16". Please tell me what fork travel should I set up ...
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Increasing reliability of a hardtail MTB

What affects the reliability of bike more, better suspension or heavier tyres? I have bought a hardtail (Rockrider ST520) with 80mm front travel and 27.5 x 2.0 all terrain tyres. The bike is meant for ...
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My bike's front suspension got stiffer on its own

Yesterday I was riding my bicycle and realized that my front suspension got stiffer than a month ago. I tried locking it then releasing, adjusting the stiffness but it's still not the same as before.
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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Please help identify this frame

I would really appreciate any information that could help to identify this bike frame. I bought the frame at a garage sale and was told the frame was a "specialized" possibly s works but never had ...
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Why do current mountain bikes have such steep top tube? Comparing my Kona Blast 2001 vs 2019

I am very curious about the geometries of mountain bikes nowadays (or probably since a while back). They all seem to have very tilted top tube .. compare my Kona Blast 2001 vs 2019 Kona Blast 2001 ...
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Pros and cons of long and short derailleur cage?

I'm thinking of buying a new derailleur in the future, but I don't know what type of derailleur to buy, there's long and short cage derailleurs but is there any differences? I'm not sure if this ...
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What options do I have if my rear derailleur breaks when I'm out on a trail?

I ran into an unfortunate situation earlier this week. I was out on a mountain bike trail, alone — just me and my hardtail. I'm pedaling, when I suddenly hear a CRUNCH and my bike stops. The hanger ...
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How do I reduce the risk of pinch flat punctures while riding up stairs on my hardtail?

I've got a Specialized Pitch, size 27.5". I do a lot of urban MTBing and tricking. I know how to ride up stairs - up to four stairs at the moment, working on getting more - you lean back, get the ...
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What kind of suspension do I have and how do I make it more soft? (I'm quite small)

My suspension is very stiff, I would like to know why and how to make it better for my size. My bike is a 24" Muddy-Fox Impact hard tail. I went to a trail with friends and they were OK but I was not, ...
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Can I ride my Giant Talon 3 downhill?

I have bought a Giant Talon 3 recently. I was wondering if it could possibly be used for the occasional trip to one of my local downhill tracks. I'm just getting started in downhill and so I really ...
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I have a frame I want to identify.the serial number is GE481578

It's a gray mountain bike frame that says Giant on it and the serial number is GE481578.
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MTB Hardtail preventing flipping backwards on steep gradients

When climbing longer 40-50% gradient sections my front wheel starts lifting even at cadences around 70. Leaning forward doesn't help much, I am already balancing myself on the rear wheel. Today the ...