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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Rear axle for Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels w/ Formula hubs

I've acquired a pair of old Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels with Formula hubs, but the rear wheel is missing the axle. I've been reading various posts about how to measure / replace the axle, but ...
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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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What's the proper science-driven way to treat mild scrapes/abrasions (that have a bit of dirt in them) from a mountain biking crash?

I tried to research this using search engines and found such a random variety of recommendations. Some were saying to make sure you have your tetanus booster while others were citing a study that ...
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Crown race for a fork with a straight 28.6mm steerer

I have a fork with a 28.6mm steerer tube. It appears to be completely straight, with no flare at the bottom. I bought a bike with a damaged crown race. I bought a Jessica head set, but the crown race ...
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Do I need a medium or large cage rear derailleur?

My SRAM x5 rear derailleur got caught on something and broke. I went to order a new one and learned there are different cage sizes. I don't know which size cage I currently have. While trying to ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

I recently found some local bike trails that have everything from flat gravel to dirt bike jumps. I'm looking for a bike that can hold me through off road biking. I don't plan on doing any jumps or ...
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Proper tire pressure for my bike?

I wanted to ask about proper tire pressure specifically for the bike I got. The model is Oryx Volt 26". Tires specs are: 26" / 2.125". I believe Toronto Police used such bikes. Recommended pressure ...
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Broken Derailleur

I have the GT Palomar 2001 edition mountain bike and the derailleur broke last year. I am now looking to fix it but I do not know which one to get as i do not want to do anything to the chain. Please ...
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Mountain bike shorts has an attached inner pair of shorts w/ padded liner…should I detach the inner shorts from the shorts?

I bought a pair of mountain bike shorts. It comes with a ‘separate’ pair of inner shorts that are like Lycra and have a padded liner sewn to it. However, these inner shorts are attached to the outer ...
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Help me identify bike model by picture

I have a friend which has a friend who is selling his bike, the only picture i have is this one bellow, i know it is a Focus bicycle but i don't know the model.
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Upgrading crankset to 48 tooth

I need to change my crankset and bottom bracket, is is possible to upgrade to 48 tooth from the stock 42? The front derailleur is shimano Alivo and has a clamp. It could be moved up to a higher ...
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The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modified it to a shorter one?

The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modify it to a shorter one?
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Canyon Spectral:ON different wheel size (29''/27.5'')

Canyon Spectral:0N boasts a different wheel size: it has a 29''/2.5'' as front wheel and the 27.5''/2.8'' back. This difference in wheel size should make the bike more nimble and the extra-wide tyre ...
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Can I convert the brakes from rim to disc [duplicate]

I have a 1990s vertik 2 it's the mountain bike one and I am wondering if I could convert the rim brakes to disc brakes if so what are good budget options
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What is a good starter mountin bike? (in France) [closed]

I have been riding a road bike for the past year. And now, I want to see if mountain biking is for me or not. Ideally, it would be a bike that could handle a lot of climbs and be reliable for less ...
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Is it possible to change the bike’s friction shifter into a trigger shifter?

I found my twist shifter inconvenient because it is very hard to twist, I would want to replace it with a trigger shifter to make it convenient. Is this possible?
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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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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Chain stuck between chainring and frame

My chain fell out while switching the gears and now it is stuck between the chainring and the frame. (I'm not a native speaker nor a bicycle expert, the terms may be wrong) I tried to unscrew the ...
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Gears playing up after a chain replacement [duplicate]

I had used my bike for about a year and thought it was about time to replace the chain. The old chain started to skip links, but only sometimes. I got the right chain from my local bike shop, I sized ...
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How old is this Kenlight bike?

Kenlight Mountain bike that has Kenlight decals and a red white and blue metal Kenlight badge on the head tube. I was told it was may be from the 1980's.
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Disc brake pad replacement, or replace whole caliper?

We have a Boss Stealth 26" men's mountain bike with Zoom brand disc brakes. The disc brake pads are worn and need replacing, the problem is finding a workshop who can fit them as apparently it is a ...
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My 6 geared Shimano bike doesn't shift from higher to lower gears but does the opposite smoothly

My 6 geared(Shimano gears) mountain bike with the grip shifting system shifts really smoothly from the 1st gear to the 6th (biggest cog to the smallest). However when I try to twist the shifter from ...
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MTB Weekend rider: step up to carbon worth it?

Target: weekend rider, cross country, enjoying technical sections, approx. 3hrs rides. Would like to improve MTB skills and spend more time on the trails. Current setup: Grand Canyon 4.0 2018, 13,3 ...
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Electric bike chain skipping on smallest sprocket

I recently bought a BH Lynx 6 electric mountain bike and so far have been having struggles getting it riding well. After getting it here and setting it up I found that in the highest gear (smallest ...
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Is it okay for this wire/cable to be hitting my pedal? [duplicate]

This little piece is sticking out. This is my first bike and I was wondering if it’s a problem or I should try and attach it to the bar or if it’s okay to be like that?? Help I’m new to the bike world....
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Changing Scott Scale 960 2019/2020 rear hub to thru-axle?

I'm interested to buy Scott Scale 960, but I would like to change rear hub from QR to 10 or 12mm thru-axle. Is it possible with or without changing rear hub? What kind of hub would it fit in case it ...
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Mountain bike crank hits derailleur cable

Just bought my first bike and it was put together by the store. I was wondering if this little cable/wire is okay, it's hitting my pedal every time I’m riding. It doesn’t really bother me, but I don’t ...
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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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MTB Shimano MT610 crankset with 32t: possible switch to 30t?

I'm looking at the Raven 8.7 with its Shimano MT610 crankset with 32 teeth. The bike comes equipped with Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed cassette and Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed rear derailleur. I ...
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Bike lookup: Is this the bike I ordered or a women's model?

I just received the bike I ordered last week and it looks much different from the 2018 model that I tried at my local bike shop. I ordered the latest model of "Specialized Rockhopper Base" but the ...
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Can anyone tell me the specific year and model of this Benotto bike?

I’m inexperienced and just wanted to work on refurbishing this as a side project but thought that knowing what I was working on was a good place to start. Only other identifying factors are a ...
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Magura Vyron dropper seatpost internal shaft can be easily twisted

I had a very light crash (in fact just rode into a bush) after which I noticed I twisted magura vyron seat post. Apparently my seat post clamp was too tight.. Now it can be twisted when some force is ...
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How can I not break my sprocket next time

My sprocket was doing loud noises and when I looked at it, it looks like this https://imgur.com/gallery/kcISjFd I bought a new sprocket but I want to know, what can I do to avoid these types of ...
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Bicycle chainring dropping/ making a click sound. Help! [duplicate]

My bike is a bit dirty but can someone explain whats happening and a possible fix for this issue? a video with the issue on imgur
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What can I use to replace a Shimano Deore LX RD-M581?

I've got a trusty Marin East Peak XC from 2008, but the rear derailleur's adjustment screws have all sheared and I need to replace it. The derailleur is a Shimano Deore LX RD-M581, but I can't find ...
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Which mountain bike pedal is most suitable for racing?

Which kind of mountain bike pedal is most suitable for racing? It needs to be pretty light, but also durable to be able to resist a tough race.
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Swapping MTB tires for more grip and less puncture, going tubeless: is it worth?

I own a CUBE Acid MTB, which is mainly aimed at entry-level/XC riding, although (since this is the only bike I own righ now) I do ride it in somewhat more aggressive trails, almost enduro. The bike ...
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Difference between cheap and expensive mountain bikes

I've been helping the friend to choose the bike the other day and we went to specific bike open air market. As I remembered the normal price for entry level bikes was ~400 EUR, but the Chinese ...
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MUnicycling tips: Which tricks to practice to improve mountain unicycling performance

I recently bought a unicycle with the purpose of riding mountain trails. I live in Patagonia where there are plenty of nice mountain trails and I used to do a lot of mountain biking there, but ...
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Would learning to ride a unicycle boost biking skills?

Unicycles are not particularly expensive, seem to be light and portable, also fun. This gets me wondering if spending a couple of months to learn riding such a thing would boost a mountain biker's ...
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Is it common to own two MTBs for different weather conditions?

I'm newish to cycling, so I apologize if this is a stupid question... Does it make sense to have two MTBs -- one for dry weather and another for wet/winter weather? I'm doing both paved and dirt ...
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MTB size for a tall guy

I'm out looking for a new full suspension XC bike. I've had an Epic 3-4 years ago. I've had a little break until now. Normally I would choose a size XL any day, but I've seen some pro's sizing down. ...
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Can I fit a training tyre to my bike wheel? [duplicate]

I have a mountain bike with a tyre marked 26x2.00 and I'd like to fit a training tyre so I can use my bike inside. I know that the 26 refers to the diameter of the wheel and the 2.00 is the width of ...
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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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Would too small of a mountain bike frame cause lower back pain?

I'm just under 6' 2" and recently got a Large transition patrol. I'm right on the cusp of needing an XL frame. Anyway, I had a Large patrol before and am noticing now as I did then that my lower back ...
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Shimano MTB (SM-SH51) Cleats moving vertically in pedal

My new shoes/cleats seem to have "vertical" movement (not lateral float) and I can't figure out why, or how to fix it. I recently got new shoes (Shimano XC-7) that use the same SM-SH51 standard ...
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What do I do with this during SR suntour lower leg service?

I'm trying to do a lower leg service on my fork: SR Suntour Epixon 29er https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014UQDX9Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've removed the rebound ...
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Raleigh Montage mountain bike crank question

Will a modern Shimano crank set be compatible to replace an oval tech Shimano set from the 1980’s. It’s for a Raleigh Montage Mountain Bike.

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