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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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Entry level hardtails: Talon 2 GE vs Specialized Rockhopper 2018 [on hold]

Bike season is coming and I am trying to pick a good entry-level hardtail pick a bike. The options are: Giant Talon 29er 2 GE - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/int/talon-29er-2-ge Specialized ...
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Mechanical disc rotor for CUBE MTB - front wheel : Shimano 559x17-21c

Seeking advice with regards to the size of disc brakes for front wheel. Cube mountain bike. Front wheel: Shimano 559x17-21c. Disc brake: Shimano brake disc sm-rt 10 Centre Lock 160mm Could you ...
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Which way does this ring go on the left crank of this Shimano deore hollow tech external bottom bracket crank?

On the inside of the left crank there is a small ring. The picture shows where the ring is meant to go. The ring is smooth / flat on one side. The picture shows the flat side which seems to have been ...
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Suspension seatpost for mountain biking? [duplicate]

I've seen several seatposts on the market with suspension built into them such as the Thudbuster, Redshift, and Kinect and was wondering if anyone is using one for mountain biking? Is it worth the ...
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I need help identifing my bike [duplicate]

I have a blue and silver mountain bike the decals say Mongoose rockadile the only serial number I can find is under the bike between the pedals the first one reads HAWMC33595 the one opposite that ...
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Convert MTB mechanical disk brakes to hydraulic

I want to convert my mechanical disk brakes to hydraulic. I don't know what size calipers to get. I plan on using the same rotors.
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Back wheel lock up, when got off wheel would move side to side [closed]

I have a 29 inch Iron-Horse/Sunday 24 speed. My back wheel locked up, when I got off the wheel would move side to side. I thought I lost bearings, took my freewheel apart and clean. Doesn't look like ...
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I need the help identifying what type of bike I have a notes specialized but that's about it

Serial number M1Ei13897 Components: Marzocchi bomber 03 exr comp fork shox Guizzo carbon fiber oversized 31.8 handlebar SRAM x-5 gears specialized 1:1 ratio Azonic Outlaw wheels with tubeless ...
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Issue shifting from largest cog to second largest

Got a Canyon Spectral 3 weeks ago, have done around 2 hours riding on it and have noticed an issue with shifting from the largest cog to second largest. The drivetrain is SRAM NX 1x12. There are two ...
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Front derailleur cable keeps snapping, change of riding habits perhaps?

My front derailleur cable has snapped within three months of changing. As a result I’m seeking advice on good biking practice. I ride a Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 26 from 2014. I ride on a college ...
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Has this rim strip expired?

I have 2 unused rim strips. Along the edges and on the surface there are brown marks (patches, streaks, blotches). 2 images (I cannot improve the resolution) Observations Both strips were stored ...
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How durable are road or hybrid tyre tubes compared to mountain bike tyre tubes?

The context here is that I'm using a mountain bike to commute and I'm considering buying a hybrid bicycle or road bicycle. I'm experiencing various issues that require repairs and maintenance. ...
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What should be my first upgrade?

I've been planning to upgrade my Foxter Evans 3.0 (Low budget Bike) to lessen it's weight. What should I replace to lessen it? Also I'm a 5'11 person and my frame is a medium. Should I consider ...
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Putting a DH fork on an enduro bike: consequences?

I am into downhill (DH) but I don't live 1) in a country with a lot of DH parks with lifting services etc 2) near such parks. Still I like riding rough stuff (in forests or in town) so that I would ...
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Should I consider replacing bottom bracket?

I have a Cube Acid MTB from 2002. It has been used for 45000km, but only during summer on the road, and never in the rain, so absolutely no water on any parts. Since I will be replacing other parts ...
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My back wheel rubbing frame

My back wheel is rubbing on the frame and is having a great impact on the speed of my cycle.
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Shifting issues

I just finished some repairs on my bike, (Mongoose 26" 21 speed). I noticed that for some reason when I try to shift using the shifter, it won't shift to the lower gears. I can't get past seven. I ...
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2003 Giant Rainier MTB Leaking Shock Fluid?

I have a 2003 Giant Rainier as shown here: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/searchlistingdetail.aspx?id=38863 that appears to be leaking a little bit of fluid from one of its front shocks. I think it ...
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Will dual pivot caliper brakes work on cantilever fork?

I have 26” tokyobike(used to be 650c) with tektro r369 which are long reach dual pivot caliper brakes. I want to change the fork so I can put wider tyres. Will the 26” mtb cantilever fork work with ...
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179cm, 85.5 inseam and Cannondale Scalpel Team M

I am 179cm with an inseam of 85.5 so I fall into the L category just. I bought a Cannondale Scalpel team M and being very much close in between I listened to too many people and having ridden an M BMC ...
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Advice on tyres for a 109 mile charity cycle

A friend and i have decided we want to cycle between our favourite football team's stadium for charity. We are starting at Wolverhampton and finishing at Bristol with a total distance of 109 miles. ...
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Clicking sound on each rotation of the pedals only when riding

Let me prefix this by saying that I don't know much about bikes. Especially from the terminology perspective. When riding, I can hear a relatively quiet click when I push down on the pedals. It ...
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Can you use SRAM 11-spd trigger shifters such as NX and GX with Shimano 11-spd derailleurs such as SLX and XT?

I have read some threads that say these work well together and solve the hard shifting issue with the Shimano shifters.
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Windproof jacket for winter riding

where I live winters usually are -15°C to 5°C. For MTB I wear sports base layer and fleece jacket, but problem is wind goes right through making stomach and chest area very red and painful. I have a ...
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Is it acceptable to mountain bike on narrow hiking trails?(Minnesota)

I've recently been getting more into mountain biking. I like to take my bike out every so often onto unpaved trails, but the closest designated mountain biking trails in my area are not a short trip ...
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Truvativ 1x front chainguide - what's wrong with this?

I've been asked to inspect and fix someone's bike. Its a heavy full-suspension Kona "Stab Deluxe" downhill monster from 2006. The main fault is that the chain gets stuck between the front chainring ...
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Mountain bike freewheel replacement

My freewheel pawls recently shattered and I was wondering if the new one I am about to order will work. New freewheel at ebay The only difference I noticed was the new sprocket is more spread out.
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What type of rear derailleur is used on my bike?

Direct mount or hanger mount? Sooo, one glance at these photos will tell you why I'm asking this... Needles to say, I need a new one and I'd like to know what I should be looking for. It's for a 21-...
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Is it safe to ride this frame?

I don't have a clue what happened… Got the frame this way. Mountain bike is Lapierre Zesty 2014.
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Rigid fork on GT Avalanche 3.0

I'm looking into buying inexpensive rigid fork (~50 EUR) for my old GT Avalanche 3.0 (disc brakes) to make it slightly better commuter bike. My daily ride is 10km one way on asphalt surface. What ...
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My next bike: a tri bike or a road bike [closed]

I currently have a mountain bike with thin road tires on it (because I ride only pavement). I’ve been starting to train for triathlons, here lies the problem. Should my next bike be a triathlon bike, ...
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My friend wants to sell a second hand helmet, I strongly dissagree, am I correct?

My friend has recently purchased a new bike. The guy who sold it to him was clearly giving up the sport, so he gave to said friend his helmet as well (MET parachute for MTB). As my friend already had ...
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My fork stem is rusted - should I replace the forks?

This is my first post on here. I will try to be as specific as possible, but I'm also new to bike maintenance, so apologies for any wrong terminology. I have a Giant ATX 2 from 2017, bought second-...
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Can I replace 27.5x2.25 tire with a hybrid/road tire? [duplicate]

I am new to cycling. I recently got Jamis Trail X with 27.5x2.25" tires. This is a bit hard (not easier) on city roads. I was thinking about replacing the tires with max 1.5" wide hybrid or road tires....
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Are mountain bikes good for urban riding?

I'm planning to buy a bike - mostly using it in the city on a daily basis - sometimes long roads - But I want a cool bike and I think mountain bikes look very cool. I would like to know how mountain ...
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Will 2 x 10 speed front derailleur work with 11 speed set up?

Would an existing 2x10 front mech work with a new 11 speed rear set up? Using all Shimano SLX with 11 speed shifter, rear mech and chain. Front chain rings are 2 x SLX 38/28.
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Bike ideas for cross-country - trail biking. I am 6ft & 85 kg [closed]

What style of bike would you suggest for cross-country trails for a beginner? Think mud and gravel trails (in a coffee estate). I weigh 85 kg and am 6 feet tall and am looking to spend ~2k USD. ...
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Do kits that allow me to add lockout to my shock exist?

I have a (within last year) rockshox Deluxe R rear shock on my bike, on some hills I would like the added stiffness of a locked out shock. Do upgrade kits to add lockout exist or would I need to buy ...
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Monster-cross build on the road, will it be fun? [closed]

Don't ask why, don't ask how much but this is what I'm aiming at: 29er entry level MTB with light Al frame stripped down Carbon rigid MTB fork (for clearance) Carbon drop-bar handle bars 35c tires ...
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Lever pulsates while braking

I installed a new front float rotor, the ones that you can get from AliExpress. I have Deore XT brakes. While using the front brake the lever moves back and forth while pulling it. I inspected ...
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Are these extra holes on the frame for disc brakes?

My mtb (SERIOUS Rockville), which currently has rim brakes, has these holes at the back of the frame and I am trying to understand their use. Are these for disc brakes? Are these for disc brake ...
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Can I replace my fork with a longer one increasing the axle-crown length by 30mm?

Can I increase my axle to crown by 3cm? I am aware this is 1cm more than the recommended amount of change, however my frame is quite overbuilt and sturdy. I know that there are more threads about this ...
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Could you reduce the weight of a Santa Cruz Chameleon down from 12.82 kg to 10kg (2018 model)?

I am currently thinking of getting my first mountain bike, I have ridden a lot of cyclocross and am used to a 10kg bike but am not that familiar where you could save weight on a mountain bike. What ...
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Specialized Rockhopper derailleur hanger needed…which one?

I need to know which drop out hanger I need for this Specialized Rockhopper. Part of the frame is chipped at the dropout but it will still bolt on. I just don't know which hanger I need.
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Gears shifting when bouncing on mtb

I got my motobecane partially disassembled and I did all tuning and alignment myself. Being a new joiner it makes me feel I am missing some point. The issue is when my bike is on the stand the ...
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Installing modern Deraileurs in an Old type mountain bike Frame

Found my old mountainbike(steelframe) and i saw that its Rear Deraileur was worn out, was wondering would i be able to install a modern deraileur on a bike frame like this? I'd also like to ask if ...
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New bike and drive train feels like it slips on every crank rotation?

I bought my wife a new bike and she said It is "slipping". I took it for a ride and sure enough, it feels like it is slipping just a tad on every rotation. Its not an in-between gear or tooth slip. ...
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Correct clamped quick release lever direction

Which direction is the correct way for the QR lever to point when closed and why? I have found both upwards and backwards on different parts on the SRAM website even for the same forks. I have ...
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Fatigue after changing bike type?

My hardtail MTB was stolen. As a result I started looking for a new bike. After much research, I realized that most of the biking I have been interested in over the last few years seems to fit the ...
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Extraterrestrial thing found in my suspension fork!

I have recently disassembled my suspension fork and found an extraterrestrial piece of rubber in the coil spring. After some highly accurate measuring it was safe to say that this rubber piece is ...