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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GT aggressor 1 frame from 2004/2005 derailleur [closed]

It's a 2004 or 2005 GT aggressor 1. I have looked but can not find the answer. Which derailleur do I need?
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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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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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Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset substitute

I have a Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset and wish to go to a crankset with more teeth for flatter terrain. Shimano offers a 34T version. Is there a higher tooth crankset compatible with this BCD=...
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MTB to Drop Bar Conversion [duplicate]

I currently have a cheap begginer’s MTB. A Toseek Brandon 27.5er 1x8 with hydraulic disc brakes and I came across a circular drop bar handlebar close to my original flatbar diameter. Is there a ...
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How can I keep improving after my first 30km ride?

I'm a 17 year old girl. I started riding in November, and I don't know how to keep improving—I'm a bit lost. So I will describe my journey up until now and maybe you can help me. One day my friend ...
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Bought Wrong Bike: What To Do Now?

Yesterday I purchased a Scott Scale 940. I bought this bike because I really wanted a carbon bike with a lockout suspension. After buying it, however, I just find it really tedious to ride. I have ...
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Is it normal to feel like I can't breathe while trying to ride at a challenging pace?

I have been riding for about 3 months now, and when I try to keep a faster pace for about 15km I notice that my legs are not tired or burning, but I get hyperventilated and my hearth beats quickly. I ...
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How can I tell if my tire is equipped with a tube?

I have a puncture on my MTB tire. It says tubeless ready, but how do I know if it has a tube in it? Rims are sealed, it is a new bike around 6 months old.
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Creaky hydraulic disc brakes on MTB

I am having some trouble with my Boardman Mht 8.8. Whenever I press my brakes while stationary, and move the bike with them engaged, a creak and clunk sounding noise appears, every time. This ...
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Uneven oil on stanchions - brand new bike?

I recently got myself a new bike with a RockShox Judy Silver fork and all has been good so far, however I noticed after the first ride that quite a bit of oil ended up on the stanchions, which I ...
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Gravel and MTB: What film to use to protect for rocky riding? and what parts?

What do the parts of the carbon frame need to be protected for rocky trail? And, what do you use to protect the carbon down tube for rocky riding? EDIT: Some people used to install "Paint ...
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Recommendable and durable smartphone holder for bike [closed]

I am living in a town where I have to travel quite some distance, and as I don't have a drivers license, I am using my bike for all things I have to do. Especially in times of lock-down I have to ...
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How much mountain biking experience is needed for Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge via Carrizo Gorge Road?

Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge via Carrizo Gorge Road is a 16mi round trip out and back trail that I guess runs along some disused train tracks. My question is: how much mountain biking experience is ...
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Can i use 26er tires and rims on a gravel fork?

I'm planning to make a gravel bike out of mtb frame but still use the mtb tires, the specific tire size is 26x2.0. The problem is i can't find proper 26er fork with disc mounts, can i use gravel forks ...
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Why does pedalling backwards not move my bike backwards?

On the Mountain bike I have, pedalling backwards moves the chain but doesn't drive the wheels of the bike backwards like you would expect it to. Why is this?
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Where should I mount a mirror?

What do you recommend as an optimal point and orientation for mounting a rear-view mirror? I'm open to handlebar-, glasses-, or helmet-mounted. Some of the considerations, as I understand it, are: ...
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How long should MTB disc brake pads last?

I'm fairly new to mountain biking and I was able to put in around 900 miles on my first set of brake pads on my Giant Anthem X2. At that point they started grinding metal on metal. I went and bought ...
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What's a good, reliable mountain bike drivetrain (1x10?)

I'm thinking about switching my Salsa El Mariachi 29er mountain bike from singlespeed to gears. I love the reliability and simplicity of the singlespeed, but I've been doing more rides that involve ...
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Upgrading cycle from single to multi-speed

I own a single speed MTB . I'm planning to upgrade it to multi speed. As I'm on a tight budget, should I just upgrade my rear to multi speed or upgrade both front and rear. Is it a good idea to ...
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Click sound when I pedal hard

I have click sound when I do pedal hard and uphill. I tried to troubleshoot: Tighten my pedal. Tighten my crank. and I tried to remove my chain on and tried to add force to left pedal and it clicks, ...
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How does a mountain racing team work together?

For a road race, I can imagine riding in a pelton has an advantage against air drag. However, for MTB this does not make sense. XC races are slower than road races, and in a DH race having someone ...
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Replace jockey on old XT RD-M750 or change out to RD-572?

I picked up a 2006 3x9 dual suspension MTB with XT RD-M750 rear derailleur and SLX Mega 9 shifters. The RD has a cracked ceramic jockey wheel. I'm converting to a 1x9 with 28T chainring (for smaller ...
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GPS mount resistant to vibration?

I like to ride with a bike-specific GPS device mounted on my handlebar or stem, so I can look at it whenever I want. I use Garmin eTrex 30 with a mount like this: The problem is, the GPS device falls ...
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Any luck using a 2 or 3 jaw puller to remove crank arms off a taper bb?

Is there anyone who has had luck using a 2 or 3 arm crank puller to remove the crank arms off a tapered bottom bracket?
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Can I fit 26 x 2.2 tyres to my 26 x 2.25 wheels on my mountain bike? [duplicate]

(Not sure of year) Specialized Rockhopper Currently has 26x2.25 tyres, desperately need replacing though, Mostly used on roads or grass, but trails occasionally I'm not a professional, I just ...
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How to mount Ohlins TTX22M to a 2018 Yeti SB 5.5

How do you mount a Ohlins TTX22M (17.87 x 2.25" - 16mm eyelet) shock to a 2018 Yeti SB 5.5? I previously removed a Fox DPX2 which had vastly different mounting hardware (it turns out). The Ohlins ...
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Change chain with cassette or do nothing?

Sometimes as a hobby I repair entry level bikes for myself or for friends and family. The rear derailleur is working fine (no skipping/ slipping etc..). But than I discover (with a chain checker), ...
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Fitting a 9-speed 11-50T cassette on MTB: which derailleur?

I'm trying to understand if its possible to fit a 9-speed 11-50T cassette (found one on Ali) on my MTB. The plan is to go 1×9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Suspension not compressing on Rockrider ST520

I have an almost brand new decathlon rockrider st520 (bought it 3 weeks ago) and noticed if I preload the bike the suspensions just don't compress. They will compress only if you hit the front brake ...
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Is it possible to have a 11-42 cassette with a 3x9 drivetrain?

I am planning on building a 3x9 cassette. I already have a 9 speed hubs and 11-42 cassette and an alivio m4050 combo shifter.
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Neck pain and handlebar adjustment

I have a medium size Scott Scale 40 (2009) and my height is 1.73m. Whenever I ride this bike I feel that something about my posture is wrong, back and neck pains are killing me after 1 hour. I think ...
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How to fix contaminated brake pads? [duplicate]

I recently spilled some brake oil on my brake pads and now they barely work, and they squeak (which I believe is normal for contaminated pads.)
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Where purchrase cheap MTB frame? [closed]

I recently bought a Merida HT matts sub 60, and I like it but sadly it's way to big for me, I purchrase it more for the components since it was really cheap. I'm 165cm, and probably need 16inch frame, ...
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How to repeat the success of Salsa Marakesh when mixing MTB and road components?

Salsa Marakesh https://salsacycles.com/bikes/marrakesh/2020_marrakesh_sora is based in part on road Sora components and MTB Alivio components. Let's focus on the front -- in my bike I have Sora ...
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New mountain bike feels sticky or grinding when pedaling

While pedaling my relatively new mountain bike Hyper Bicycles 26" E-ride Electric Mountain Bike bought from walmart.com), I feel a bit sticky or grinding feeling for a short part on each crank ...
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Adding a larger chain-set to a mountain bike

Can i replace a 24/34/42 MTB chainset with a 24/38/48 MTB chainset while still using the same 7 speed cassett, chain and shifters. My old mountain bike from the 90s had 24/38/48 MTB chainset and when ...
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Upgrading mountain bike crankset because worn teeth & chain slippage

Every time i would google a bike issue this forum always come up so i thought i would join as it seems this group is very patient with beginners to the MTB world. I know there is similar post to this ...
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Rear derailleur max capacity exceeded?

My MTB is a Lapierre X-Flow 512 2012. It has a Shimano RD-M980-SGS 10v rear derailleur which has a total capacity of 41t (see official specs). But it comes with a 11-36 cassette and a 24-42 crankset (...
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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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How to learn wheelie on MTB

I'm stuck on learning wheelie. I've read a few tutorials and watch some videos and now trying to repeat that. But I only able to raise front wheel for a second and half-rotate pedals. I prefer to use ...
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Does the size of a bike tire matter when going up and down hills?

I am doing science fair and my question is if the size matters when going up and down hill on a bike. I looked all over your site and I couldn't find anything about the size of a tire for going up and ...
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Need help understanding my grip shifters on my handle bar

I am new to mountain bikes and recently bought the Apollo Phaze bike. I was wondering if anyone can help me understand the functions of these gears and when to shift them. For example, when commuting ...
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My rear MTB tire keeps rubbing on this thing that holds the front derailleur whenever the rear shocks are compressed to a certain amount

I just bought a dual suspension MTB. I have pumped up the rear shocks to the correct pressure, but whenever I’m doing jumps the rear tire just rubs against the thing that holds the cable for the front ...
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mtb hubs why is his hubs louder but on paper they are the same

My mate and I purchased bikes. I got a Norco HT 2 and he has a Norco FS 3. On paper we have the same hubs but mine is silent, and his is decently loud when coasting. Why is that?
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Which chainguard (or alternative chainring) for a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset

My commuter bike is equipped with a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset, the teeth configuration being 44/36/22. Unfortunately, the largest chainring has no chainguard attached to it (and also no holes), so ...
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Are freewheels really that prone and susceptible to bent axles?

I'm 90kg (198pounds) and I have a 27.5 hard tail mtb 9 speed freewheel and it is quick release. I only use my mtb as a commuter on roads and never on trail. I run my tires at 35-40psi. Ever since i ...
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11-42t cassette with a 9 speed derailleur, will it work?

I'm trying to figure out if my 9 speed derailleur (Shimano Deore) will work with a 11-42t cassette (note that it is a specific 9 speed cassette). It is for a MTB 1× setup I previously had a 3×9 ...
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Grip shifters not opening on a Mongoose Terrex (trying to remove the shifting cable)

I'm trying replace the shifting cable on my mountain bike. The bike has grip shifts. I loosened the hex screw on the grip shift and was able to slide the grip part off the shift housing but it doesn't ...
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Hydraulic hoses

I've just purchased a Cube Aim 27.5 MTB frame from eBay minus the brake hoses, the brakes are Shimano BR-M3050. I'm totally new to bike builds and didn't realize the number of different styles, sizes ...

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