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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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Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost squashing from new

I have a new bike with factory-fitted Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. Having never had one before, I would like to know what movement you would expect on a seatpost if any. If I lift the bike up by ...
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Mountain bike suspension forks

I am thinking about changing out the worn suspension forks on my quite old Specialized Stumpjumper which has rim brakes. I found some forks online (RockShox 30 Silver TK Fork: 26") and some of the ...
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Deore RD M592 with old school shimano trigger shifter

I have an old school Devinci Coyote (2002) whose Alivio rear derailleur is having trouble shifting properly. I was wondering if I could replace it with a new Deore M592 without having to change the ...
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new or used bike? [closed]

I have a Cannondale catalyst 3 but for some reason I see myself constantly replacing things on it and I getting tired of taking out money just to replace something. I was wondering should I just try ...
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Damaged pedal axle thread in crank arm [duplicate]

I'm brand new to cycling and I have an entry level Cannondale catalyst 3. I was riding my bike on a trail and when I got home I noticed my right pedal was wobbling around. I tightened it but the pedal ...
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Spokes loose on my new bike [duplicate]

I have recently joined the cycling world after committing to losing weight. I am a heavy rider at about 28st (390 lbs) and have after some advice gone for a GT Avalanche. I have had the bike less than ...
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Loose spokes after only a few rides

I have recently joined the cycling world after committing to losing weight. I am a heavy rider at about 28st (390 lbs) and have after some advice gone for a GT Avalanche. I have had the bike less than ...
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My chain skips on the front chain rings. What do I do?

I currently ride a Cannondale Catalyst 3 and I've noticed my chain doesn't like to catch on my front chainrings. I'm very new to mountain biking and I am on a very low budget, so is there any way to ...
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Bike won’t shift to 6 or 7 gear because shifter is too stiff

On my bike I have 7 gears at the back and 1,2,3,4,5 are normal and shift fine but some reason I can’t shift to 6 the lever or switch won’t go and feels stiff I’m unsure what it is I thought it might ...
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What size rim is OK?

I have a 700x35c rear rim, it's bent pretty bad, but only can find 700x38c rims, is that ok to use? Or should I keep hunting for the same size rim?
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What bike should I get? For forests and city mainly [closed]

So right now I've got a hard tail but I'm not really happy with it. At the moment I'm only riding my bike in the city even though I am planning on riding it in the forest and parks as well. My ...
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What can this bike do? [duplicate]

I have this bike for quite some time. I want to know if this bike is good for for xc, trails or trials. And also I want to know if this bike frame geometry is good for doing manuals, bunny hops Here ...
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Is this bike XC or Trail?

My bike is a Exitway R16 with Rockshox Recon suspension. I was wondering if is this bike for XC racing, light trail riding or both. The bike is not the fastest nor the slowest, I have a little hard ...
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Does shorter shock stroke limit rear travel better than higher shock pressure?

I'm building a full-suspension XC bike for racing technical courses. My frame is built with a leverage ratio such that 45mm of shock stroke corresponds to 130mm of rear travel. 99% of the time, I am ...
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SRAM x5 derailleur fitting

So I am a complete novice when it comes to bike maintenance but working on a project mtb, old Saracen rufftrax. The rear derailleur was knackered so fitting a new SRAM x5, my question is do I need to ...
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Sudden deflation of a mountain bike tube without a bang?

I pumped up my flat tires on a Sunday afternoon and on Monday nothing went wrong, but on Tuesday, my bike was left in the rain followed by scorching sun. During that time, both of my bike tires ...
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Can anyone help me i.d. this Claud Butler?

Can anyone help me identify this bike? Obviously it’s a Claud Butler but I’m struggling to find what model it is.
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Can I pump my MTB tire to max (55 psi / 380 kPa) without the tube inside bursting?

I have a e-mountain bike and I use to commute to uni every day. I have heard that higher tire pressures give you a bit more speed. My tires say I can pump to 55 psi (380 kPa) but I don't know if my ...
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What's the type of polymer material used in friction bushings in Sram rear derailleurs clutches?

The friction bushing of an (older) Sram rear derailleur clutch is shown below. What type of polymer material are these made out of? I'm also interested to know what friction materials are used in the ...
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Quick release and tires moving in the frame?

I have a Schwinn Boundary 2017 and it came with a quick-release front wheel. I noticed that no matter how tight I put the skewer it would be in a different position after extreme braking. The bike ...
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Rear V brake replacement

So I am replacing the rear v brakes on my old Saracen ruff trax, callipers, cables and pads. My questions is... Unless I pull the brake cable tight through the calliper the pads do not get close ...
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Where does this bike comes from?

I have a bicycle (bike) bought in January 2000. I am now curious to find out the manufacturer depending on the chassis serial number as engraved below the pedal-hub as indicated: ISR8080906. Attached ...
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Difference between thick vs thin front suspension?

I visited a bicycle shop a few days ago. I noticed two different types of bikes. One with thick front suspension and the other with thin front suspension. Bike with the thick suspension was more ...
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Voodoo Bizango: Will the Schwalbe Marathon Almotion fit?

I have a Voodoo Bizango mountain bike. I don't do any mountain biking. I use this bike to commute to and from work in West Yorkshire (lots of hills). Once I've lost more weight, I'll invest in a bike ...
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Spacers and boost hubs, yes or no?

Is it possible or recommended to use spacers to fill the gap left by using 100mm front and 142mm rear hubs on boost frames and forks? Is it fair to think to add possible 2 x 3mm spacers rear ? 5 + 5 ...
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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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Finding compatible parts

I am looking for some guidelines for finding compatible pieces with the ones I currently have installed on my bike. I have for instance a right brake lever (bl-m445) which is leaking oil. It is ...
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How to access seat-post lever on the handlebar?

I would like to change the position of my seat-post lever but in order to do so, I have to untighten its screw. The problem is that I can't manage to access the screw, due to the presence of the hard ...
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Can I lace a XTR rear hub with thirty two spokes from a Valiant asymmetrical rim to a thirty two hole Magic regular rim?

Can I lace a XTR rear hub with thirty two spokes from a Valiant asymmetrical rim to a thirty two hole Magic regular rim?
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What do I do about a hydraulic disk brake piston that won't retract correctly?

My dual piston Shimano XT brakes are acting strange... One piston won't return to the right place, so one brake pad can be rubbing all the time, which doesn't let my wheel spin freely... I have done ...
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FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution oil leak :(

I have a FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution LV 184x44mm, which worked fine in the summer, afther the cold weather arrived, and I started to ride under 15C, it started to leak some oil. It was pretty nasty, but I ...
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Stiff, hard to use poplock, rockshox recon silver

My bike is equipped with front suspension Rockshox Recon Silver with PopLock remote lock. The use of that control is VERY stiff and HARD to lock (very easy to unlock though). Every time I need to ...
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New to cycling, wrist pain while cycling [duplicate]

Started cycling last week. While riding cycle I am feeling like falling down on the bar, wrist gets pain, is it normal (my height is 5.6 and MTB cycle size is 18.5)?
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I replaced my rear hub, but I'm not sure about how to attach the derailleur

I'm new to working on bikes and have been unable to find an answer via the internet, which, too be honest, is probably really simple. I got a bike just for riding around the city that had a cheap hub ...
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How big are pull ratios in Shimano 9-speed front derailleurs in MTB and road bikes?

I am asking about 3x9-speed front derailleurs. The background this time is longer than the question -- I have a Sora based gravel bike and now I try to marry road shifter with MTB front derailleur ...
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need help what to do? [duplicate]

I have 3 old bikes all have been in a shed out of the weather for about 20 to 25 years. tires are rotted. on has a front fork suspension not working. #1 is a Trex zx 6500 #2 Giant Ricon girls bike and ...
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How wide is a 2.2" MTB tire?

I brought my MTB into reputable local bike shop to swap out a worn 5 year old tire. Front and back had 2.2" tires that were actually 2.2" wide. Mechanic says he has a new tire of the same kind ("...
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What are all the ways in which E-Bikes can make MTB areas worse? [closed]

I want to pre-emptively say I am asking this as a devil's advocate. So, now that that's out of the way - Let's see if we can list all of the reasons given for why E-Bikes should be banned from ...
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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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Upgrading SRAM GX

I now have a complete original SRAM GX 11 speed group with an 11-42 cassette and a 30 tooth chainring. I'd like to upgrade it by replacing my cassette with a new 11-50 (11 speed) and also a new ...
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My MTB tires say “Inflate to 50 PSI”. Can I inflate them a little more for commuting?

I bought this MTB for commuting. Yup, I found out later that I should get a road bike instead. Too late. Not planning to use on rough terrain. Can I inflate the tires more than the manufacturer ...
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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 make shimano SPD cleat lock into pedal more securely?

I bought shimano SPD pedals and shoes for MTB. They’re great for uphill and straight gnarly sections. There is one problem - when I’m clipped in I have a ton of movement. I have tightened the spring ...
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Is Likessale a scam?

I'm looking at a bike for sale on Likessale. It seems way too good to be true, based on a Google search for prices for the same bike. Has anyone bought a bike here or can verify whether or not this is ...
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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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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 ...