Questions tagged [mountain-bike]

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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Usefulness of high-pressure/high-volume switch on a track pump

Among the track pumps (floor pumps) on the market, I see one advertised with the following feature: foot-activated high-pressure/high-volume switch I'm interpreting this to mean that the pump has ...
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Please help identity this “Ventoux” MTB

Can anyone identify the maker, I’m guessing Ventoux is the model?
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Front chainring issues + can I install Falcon Friction thumb shifters to an Shimano STX derailleur set?

I'm interested in trying friction shifters, also to save space on my cockpit. I bought a Mongoose Hilltopper 1994 recently and I want to play with it a little. A bike mechanic told me in order to ...
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Rear solid axle hub

I have Trek Marlin 5, Today I broke rear hub axle. unfortunately, shops are closed nearby, because of COVID-19, I only have solid hub axle. Is it okay to use solid axle instead of quick release?
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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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Is my bike any good?

I have an Lumala Trigger ATB 26" bike and I have no problems with it, but I have never felt a better bike than that either. It costs about $300 and it is a full squish with 100mm travel fork and a oyi ...
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What type of nut do I have here?

I had the most bizarre experience of trying to determine what kind of nut I have. I own a Schwinn Santis made by Pacific Bicycles. The rear tire had a bolt and nut. I took the nut to Home Depot and ...
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Something wrong with my brakes

I bought a new bike with hydraulic brakes in september 2019. It was working fine for a few weeks but after that I started to notice my disks blackening and the brakes lacking power.I got told that ...
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22 inch frame mountain bike for someone who is 5'8"

I'm 5'8" and had my mountain bike stolen in the fall (bummer!). Just found a really good deal on a 2015 Giant Revel but it's got a 22 inch frame. Would this be unsafe/unpleasant enough that I shouldn'...
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Bike seat and post recommendation

Yesterday someone stole my bike seat along with the seat post. I am planning to buy a new seat with post that fits it. My bike is a Bulls Pulsar mountain bike. I have found a seat on Amazon but I have ...
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Shimano GRX (or similar) and a flat bar - possible?

I've got an old MTB hardtail GT Avalanche 1.0. Now it has SRAM X7 (3x10) crankset (but used in 1x10 setup with a nw chainring). This bike is my commuting and "road" bike. With 36t chainring on the ...
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Suggestion for rigid fork to replace 100mm-travel RST suspension fork on 26" Trek 4300 MTB?

I have a 2008 Trek 4300 MTB (v-brake version) and am looking to replace the RST 100mm suspension fork with a rigid fork, but am having trouble finding something suitable. I measured the fork length ...
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Is there any way to remove a rear cassette WITHOUT a cassette wrench?

I've tried to and tried, but just can't do it. Can anyone help me with a way to remove my crappy old 7 speed cassette and install a brand new 11 speed without using a cassette wrench? I'm not rich ...
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Replace 27.5 x 3“ MTB tires with 27.5 x 2.1”

Recently I bought a new MTB, a Frog Xtream Vantage. After two days of riding I realized a 3" tire size is too heavy and slow to ride. So I thought to replace the 3" tires with 2.1" regular MTB tires....
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I need help finding a quality replacement axle

I have a Diamondback Outlook Omni 181 CL, bought it second hand for $40, and I'm not sure of the original parts. Recently I have been having trouble with the rear axle, the one it came with bent so I ...
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Can I change to bigger tires? [duplicate]

I have tires that are fitted to my bike and are 2.1, because of this my rim is quite thin. Will I be able to change to 2.4 tires or will my rim be too thin. If so can you suggest a good rim size?
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How do I choose a good mountainbike

I am a kid that wants to start riding a MTB, but I do not have a lot of money to buy a expensive bike. I have about R 10 000 South African Rand. (600 dollars) how do I buy a bike that can be used to ...
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Dent on aluminium frame?

I have a Cube Stereo 120 2018. When I was driving today a car hit me. I'm fine but the bike has a dent in it made by the car door. Can it be fixed? Can I still ride it, and go MTB? Can I make a sort ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brake (how to choose correct model)

I recently broke off the lever of my front brake and am looking for a replacement lever or front brake. Need some input/suggestions from more experiences riders. Some of my questions: What are the (...
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What are the ISCG05 bolt dimensions?

What are the dimensions for bolts meant to be used with ISCG05 chain devices?
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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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Upgrade 1x8 drivetrain

I have an Orange 2017 Diamondback Hook that came with an SRAM 1x8 drive-train. I'd like to upgrade it to increase the range. What are my best options? Thanks!
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Yukon giant mountain bike [closed]

I have a Yukon Giant mountain bike, serial number GN2L7542. I would like to know the year it was manufactured and how much it is worth.
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What size fork can accommodate this bike that is larger than the normal one?

My bike is a 2019 Boardman Mtr 8.6 and I’m wondering if I am able to fit a 140mm travel fork to my bike? Here’s a link to the bike and it’s specs: https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman-mtr-8-6-mens-...
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What's typically wrong with cheap mountain bikes? [duplicate]

I'm interested in buying a mountain bike. Recently, I was at a Decathlon and checked out their mountain bikes. They only had 3 fullies and I really liked the 700 Eur one. I didn't buy it outright ...
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Can you identify this bike/frame? Mt FUJI LTD., serial 1104482 [duplicate]

I've done as much digging as I know how and I simply cannot find any information on this frame, It has a sticker on the lower referencing a shop called "Helens Bicycles" and as far as I'm aware it was ...
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I need help identifying used MTB tire sealant

I have a new-used MTB and I don't know what kind of sealant is in its tires. Does anyone know what this may be, or have a good resource for figuring it out? The liquid sealant in the tire is a light ...
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Running wider tires in the front

I currently run a full suspension bike with rather thick tires. I have however been thinking of changing the rear tire to something a bit thinner as the current tire I run makes the wheel very close ...
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Chainring just don't know when to let go

My chain needed to be replaced for half a year ago and I've finally replaced it. But after replacing it, I've notice a lot of clicking noise from the chainring area. and when I go check it, I saw the ...
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What's the difference between Weldtite Dirtwash citrus de-greaser spray and the WD40 chain de-greaser?

I m planning buying a chain degreaser for my bike, I gone to two bike shops and they sell different brand of degreaser. First bike shop i went to is the shop where I got my ATX fromand He sells wd40 ...
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identifying a mtb frame

about one or two years ago my brother has brought this bike home and i am now thinking of restoring it. It has an alloy frame unsure of the size but the wheels are 27.5", feels strong and solid... But ...
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What parts of 12-speed drivetrains are compatible between brands?

Now that Shimano has released their own 12-speed MTB drivetrains (SLX and XT), I have the following question: What parts of these drivetrains are compatible between Shimano and SRAM? I would guess ...
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Adapter for Cleats?

This may sound silly......I have mountain bike shoes that I use on my road bike. I max out at about 30-40 miles and sometimes have to do a bit of walking....so they work for me. I am curious if there ...
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MTB Wheel Building (asymmetrical vs symmetrical)

I have a Velocity Dyad (26” symmetrical) and a Shimano XT hub (T780) that I’m about to buy spokes for after using the Sapim spoke calculator. The frame is a 1995 Ritchey Comp. Leonard Zinn doesn’t ...
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Is my saddle at the correct position?

I am trying to determine if my saddle is setup right. In the picture below, my feet is at 9 o'clock and the improvised plum line that starts under my knee cap (hard to see, spot the white line ...
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Combining Deore XT 9-speed shifters with Deore XT BR-M8000 (I-Spec-II)

I wanted to convert my trekking bike to a mountain bike, and replace the Deore XT V-Brakes with disc brakes. However, the bike still has a perfectly functional Deore XT groupset (9-speed; unsure about ...
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What do I get by paying more for a bicycle?

I am not experienced with bicycles, although I have been using them for years to get to work, as well as to go out in the countryside (dirt trails) to take nature photos. I have used affordable B'...
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Broken bottom bracket

When applying pressure to my bike to go faster to maintain a speed, my bike aggressively ticks and doesn’t run smoothly. Could this be the bottom bracket?
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I need to know what model and year my Rocky mountain bike is [duplicate]

RM01XXG02FT0151 this is the serial number
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Make bike suspension softer

I got a mountain bike with suspension. I'm a pretty light rider so when I actually got on the bike there was no sag what so ever. I believe that it's a spring suspension and it comes with preload. Is ...
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Tube Patch or tubeless plug

For a quick on the trail temporary fix can I use a tubeless tire plug on my tube tire? Just to get me back to my car? I'm an 84 year old new biker (electric) so forgive me if this is dumb question.
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Brake cable housing will not stay in barrel adjuster on lever

As you see the housing won’t stay in the barrel adjuster on the brake lever. When I brake it just comes out. I can pull it out with my hand anyone know how to fix? .
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Preload on Haro mountain bike fork not working

I recently got into mountain biking, however, I realized that my front suspension would not dampen or even move when I got on it, only hard movement down would actually move it (but not by much). So I ...
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Type and strength of a typical chain

I'm crafting a small 3 speed "gearbox" for a project of mine and I'm aiming for simplicity in the first place since I'll have to create it myself and I'm not particularly gifted when it comes to using ...
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Silent kick stand? How to?

Is there any way to make a kick stand silent during riding on uneven, stone roads and paths? I am actually refering to the "cube kick stand" for the "cube acid, kick stand ready, 2017" mtbike.
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26 inch rigid fork on a 27.5 inch mtb

Would a 26 inch rigid fork work on a 27.5 rim and frame? I'm looking to replace my suspension fork for a rigid one since i currently only ride my bike on the road (i got slicks and road gearing ...
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Front rack for front suspension bike?

What are some good options for a sturdy front bike rack (for carrying 30 to 40 pounds) on a front suspension bike?
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Creaking sound when pedaling [audio clip included]

Something is creaking on my Cannondale while pedaling with force. It is easier to hear in low gears, when climbing. An audio clip tells it better than any literal description, so here is a recording ...
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I'm trying to find what model my Bianchi is

I'm trying to know what model my Bianchi is. It's written "Mask Lite Alloy" on the body but couldn't find any other indicator for the model so does anyone has an idea what model it is? It's sitting ...
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How capable is my bike?

I have recently purchased a new 'MTB' a few weeks ago, and have been enjoying riding ~12 miles daily on it on tarmac. I now wish to taste some off-roading on it. I wanted to know how much can my bike ...

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