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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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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Is it just me or is the community at StackExchange just rude for no reason? [migrated]

I've noticed that any time I post a question, it gets immediately down voted to 0 or below. I see that with almost every post that gets posted there, they also get down voted immediately. Spare me ...
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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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Dropper seatpost oscillating - relation to rear shock

I have a full suspended bike with a dropper seat post : I had a dubious setup of my saddle and of the seat post at the blue circles, that I solved, but now when I ride on flat, with the coil of my ...
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Switching tires from larger to smaller

I have a 29" tire on my mountain bike and want to know if I can I use or switch to a 27.5" mountain bike tire?
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I have a Schwinn Skyliner bicycle for my wife [duplicate]

I need to replace a quick release skewer that came out of the front wheel of the bike. What specific Skewer do I need? How long is the skewer and how thick is the rod of the skewer? Thank you very ...
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Is mountain bike good for long distances?

I am currently living in a plane area. I use an MTB (mountain bike). My work place is 10 to 15 km away from my home. Temperature is around 36 degree in celsius in my region. Question : Is mountain ...
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Cube stereo 150 race “do not clamp” warning

I have the following warning on my (carbon) CUBE stereo 150 race (2019) : Ultra thinwall tubeset DO NOT CLAMP Currently I clamp my bike like this, and make sure that there is nearly no force ...
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Is this bike good for 140 pounds? [closed]

Trek xcaliber 7 2014 with Alex rims
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Is this bike suitable for a male

Is this bike suitable for men?
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Replace SR Suntour remote speed lockout to normal knob

My MTB has SR Suntour XCM 30 fork with Remote Speed Lockout system. I rarely use the lockout system but it is useful sometimes. I want to convert this remote lockout system to normal knob which can be ...
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Does this bike use hydraulic brakes?

Hi. I want to buy this bike. Is it hydraulic?
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Help identifying a vintage Diamondback full suspension MTB

Can anyone help me with identifying a vintage Diamondback full suspension MTB? I know there are a ton of similar requests, but I need parts and I am stuck without the correct model/year of this ...
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Can I use Rockshox RS1 with Mavic 15X110?

can I use a Rock Shox RS-1 suspension with Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon boost 15X110 wheel?
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Slime Smart Tube Exploded when I put it on mountain bike

I bought a basic Apollo Mountain bike from a charity shop today - The only thing that seemed amiss was a flat tyre at the back. I took care changing the inner tube and found the culprit a couple of ...
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Bike too big or just fine ? modification required ? Need pro advice

Hi I accidentally refer to wrong bike fit and purchase online a 20" Frame Mountain bike (XC hardtail)! While the bike is about 20" (51 cm) Frame , I'm about 175 cm (5 foot 9 inches tall and go 79.x ...
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if i use qr adapters will it make my 135mm wheel to a 142mm or will it stay the same

I have a 142"mm hub now but it is worn out and i need a new one. I found a 135"mm hub but it is a thru axle but i need a qr. can i use adapters and will they make it wider and closer to my original ...
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How do I determine the manufacture date for my Giant Rincon mountain bike?

I have a giant Rincon men's mountain bike (serial number GU675673) with a straight crossbar (not inclined) like most I've seen online. I am trying to determine the date of manufacture in order to ...
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What wheels would fit my bike?

I have a specialized pitch, unsure of the year, and my rear wheel was stolen. I have the front wheel which had the marking "ETRTO 584x25c" on it What does this mean and what sizes of wheels would ...
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Tire size (53-584) but different widths [duplicate]

Hello and thanks for being here! Can one put 27.5"×2.10 tires (53-584) bicycle tires on the same rims which now have 27.5×1.95 (53-584) on them? This is the One I have : [code]https://www.mongoose....
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Can I combine narrow wide chainring in triple chainring?

I have Shimano crank (MT300) with triple chainring (44-32-22), I want to change the outer chainring(44) with the bigger (maybe 50 or 52), can I use narrow wide chainring in outer gear? so the new set ...