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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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What is the purpose of suspension lockout?

I'm trying to decide which 29er bike I want to purchase and one of them has lockout. I know what lockout does but I'm not sure what it is used for and if I will need it. Thanks Update: We're good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing a Bottle Cage without Mounting Screws/Threads

I have a Next PX 6.0 mountain bike that I bought at Walmart a few years ago. It did not come with pre-installed mounting screws and/or threads for a bottle cage. The frame has large, strangely ...
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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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Does anybody recognize this MTB frame?

I just got this frame for a few bucks and I wonder if it is from a known manufacturer or not. I often find bikes with similar design aspects, but not this frame. There was also a Marzocchi 55 ETA from ...
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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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Panniers stuck in tire spokes!

I ride my bike as primary mode of transportation everyday. Recently, I decided to start using panniers for groceries, to spare my shoulders. I hooked them on to the rack on my bike, and rode to Trader ...
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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 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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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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Will panaracer 27.5x3.5 tires on Velocity Blunt 35 rims fit on a Medium Surly Karate Monkey Frame?

Will panaracer Fat B Nimble 27.5x3.5 tires on Velocity Blunt 35 rims fit on a Medium Surly Karate Monkey Frame? I doubt there will be any clearance issue on the front fork since it can hold a 29x3 ...
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Posture on mountain bike long term

I have been looking at sizing guides because I'm contemplating ordering a new bike and found out that I'm the totally wrong size for the bike I actually have. I'm normal proportions and 5 foot 7, but ...
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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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What does FSR stand for in mountain bikes?

What does FSR stand for in mountain bikes? Ref: http://www.bergwerk.ch/archives/3726/specialized-enduro-comp-2013/
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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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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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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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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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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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What might be causing rear casette to creak?

So I'm a bike noob in terms that my bike is certainly new, and since I bought it I've had problems with it. So this time, I've figured where the problem comes from, it's the rear casette exactly, ...
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My back tire rubbing frame

My back tire is rubbing on the frame and is having a great impact on the speed of my cycle.
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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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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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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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Buying bike parts from Chinese suppliers like Aliexpress

Are these forks any good considering the price? You can find them extremely cheap on aliexpress. There aren't many reviews on youtube so what would be your opinion on it? Is it too good to be true? ...
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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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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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Mountain Bike on Paved Roads

I'm an occasional biker. I bought a mountain bike (nothing fancy) with the idea that I might use it off-road or on mountain trails (of which there are many here in Calgary). However, since I've bought ...
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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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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 bad is road salt for my bike?

I took my mountain bike out yesterday in the snow. Did some hills around town, riding through slush and puddles, and all sort of dirt/mush/ice/snow. I gave the bike a pretty good wipe-down after the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Going to race a 29er MTB in a 200 mile / 320 km gravel race. Bike preparation?

I have a Specialized Camber Comp 29er full suspension MTB. I want to use this bike for the DK200 (a one day 200 mile / 320 kilometre gravel race through the Flint Hills of Kansas, USA) and would like ...
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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 ...