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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Can someone help me identify this old Shimano derailleur?

I want to poke around online a bit and see if I can find anything out about it. It's a long cage, on an old 18 speed Univega MTB. Thanks.
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Brake pad on new bike

I have just bought a new bike and after fitting the front wheel I've noticed one of the brake pads is not totally on the rim, part on the tyre. How do I adjust it anyone? Also I can't get the noodle ...
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What brand/model frame is this?

This bike was given to me. I was just curious as to the brand? (Click for larger image)
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What's the best way to repair a small hole in a tubeless mountain bike tire?

I've seen some youtube videos but not sure which method is best.
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Can I swap my front 2x chainring on my MTB to a ~46T chainring?

The type of cycling I do means I'm never really presented with mega-steep climbs. I used an online calculator and worked out I never really use gear ratios below about 39, which on my MTB at the ...
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Bike clicking when Pedaling after changing into a higher gear

When I’m Pedaling and I change into a higher gear my bike starts to click dunno what I could be
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Wheels for fat guy - 27.5“ vs 29”

As a 140kg, 1.8m tall (79.5cm inseam), I will be mostly riding roads until I lose some weight, but I was thinking which wheels do you think would be better given my situation, given I want a mountain ...
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Minimum mountain bike trekking/touring equipment

Consider a one week trip in nature, with bikes. Daily routes are to be about 60km with 2000m total elevation change per day (climb, then descend). The group is of 2-5 people. Weather is summer (maybe ...
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How to practice SPD release in very steep uphills?

Some time ago I got SPD pedals for my MTB. When going downhill or rather flat these pedals are awesome. However, I have problems using them on sharp uphill with roots/rocks. Because it's steep, I ...
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How to measure sit bone distance if I am very fat?

I saw many people over the Internet suggesting I sit on a cardboard with my feet a little lifted, mimicking my riding position, and then marking the place with chalk to reveal ny sit bones footprints. ...
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Measuring BCD & choosing right chainset

I bought a used bike whose chain keeps slipping, and I believe it is because either the chainring or the bottom bracket is bent. I tried to show this as best as I could in the below pictures. I am ...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich? [migrated]

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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Are there any downsides to using a mountain bike as a commuter bike? [duplicate]

I am going to buy a bike soon, and I want to make sure I’m making the right choice. I will be using it for commuting and light exercise (nothing over an hour of use a day). I’ve been recommended ...
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First Cyclocross Race - Riding a Mountain Bike

I'm participating in my first ever bike race this weekend. It's a cyclocross race, and I'm riding a full suspension mountain bike, because I started looking into races late this season and a fully is ...
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Is my dropper post too long?

I got a bicycle with a dropper post. As you know, there is currently a bicycle shortage, which is why I ended up getting it online instead of in a local shop (none of which had in stock what I was ...
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Front Derailleur 10T Capacity (XT FD-M8025)

I'd like to move from a 1x11 crankset to a 2x11 crankset to extend both my high and low gear range. Shimano has indicated that their XT M8025 Front Derailler has a 10T capacity. It means that I could ...
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Saddle getting in the way when cornering on MTB - what to do?

I am practicing the technique of cornering, where one must lean the bicycle into the turn, while keeping the body more or less vertical. A (possibly exaggerated) picture I found on Google: The ...
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Santa Cruz but idk which model and year, please!

Hey can someone please tell me the model and year of this Santa Cruz frame I just bought... thanks!
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Too much movement in the stem

Basically what is going on with my bike is that I tried to fix a creaking problem in the area where the stem and the bike frame meet. I took apart the front of the bike and some of the headset pieces ...
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Help identify mid-90s steel MTB frame

If anyone knows what this frame is and could help me identify it, I would be most grateful. Distinctive (or not) details of the frame: Seat tube top: is concave, curved in. Rear brake cable routing:...
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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 identify a MTB for heavier riders?

I'm looking to buy a bike for the 140kg (300lbs) fat me in order to lose some weight. My height is 1.80m (5' 11'') and my standover height is 79.5cm (31.3''). I really do not like exercising in any ...
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What should be my first upgrade?

I've been planning to upgrade my Foxter Evans 3.0 (Low budget Bike) to lessen it's weight. What should I replace to lessen it? Also I'm a 5'11 person and my frame is a medium. Should I consider ...
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Disc brakes are squeaking

I bought a new bike that has mechanical disc brakes. They were squeaking really hard. I tried aligning the caliper. Now the squeaking noise is gone form the front brake, but not from the back brake. I ...
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Small frame big tires [duplicate]

If I have a 20 inch frame what is the biggest size tire I could put on it? I was just wondering if anyone knew before I go try it.
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Which mountain bikes are purposefully built to be 27.5 and 29 compatible, similar to Rocky Mountain Pipeline [closed]

I'm looking to get a bike that was designed to handle both 27.5 and 29 wheels so that i can have a single bike and swap wheels when feel like modifying the riding characteristics. I was looking at the ...
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Last gear does not work

My bike has 12 gears on the rear wheel. When I put the last gear (12) it starts constantly changing from 12 to 11 gear without me doing anything. For example, I put the last gear and it works; right ...
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Replacing a crankset after 1 hour!

First time here! My brand new bike arrived this evening and I’ve broken it with an hour. It’s a Vitus Nucleus 27 VR Bike (Altus 2x9) 2020 I took it out and about 50 mins into the ride I noticed the ...
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Adjusting brakes

I am having a very hard time adjusting my rear brakes. I have a lower priced mountain bike. If I adjust it to where it grabs the rim tightly, it slows my bike down due to the resistance from the brake ...
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Help Me Identify My Uncle's Old Elevated Chainstay Bike

Please help me identify my uncle's old bike. I will greatly apppreciate all of you that willing to help mi. Thanks to all in advance who help!
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Broken rear brake - told it was unfixable

I have an older model Trek mountain bike. I took it to the shop for an annual tuneup and they called me to say that the rear brake broke off the frame and that it can't be fixed. The entire brake is ...
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Riding mountain bike to work regularly?

I have a womens Magna Glacier Point that a friend gave to me (I'm sure that's probably a low grade target brand). I recently got a job about a mile from my house, but there's two steep inclines I have ...
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Can someone help me identify this bike frame?

I just scored this bike out of a storage unit auction. I've seen very similar frames like it before. I own a Transition Sentinel myself and my guess is that this is a Transition Scout but it has a few ...
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Rockshox Pike Scratch

I have a rockshox pike with scratches on the fork stanchion. I would like to know if there was anything I can do without buying a new one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here is a ...
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Leaking fluid from hydraulic brake caliper

Shimano BR-M355 rear caliper. I've very quickly managed to contaminate three sets of brake pads through fluid leaking (I think) from the bleed nipple. I've twice taken advice from local bike shop who ...
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Increasing reliability of a hardtail MTB

What affects the reliability of bike more, better suspension or heavier tyres? I have bought a hardtail (Rockrider ST520) with 80mm front travel and 27.5 x 2.0 all terrain tyres. The bike is meant for ...
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Hydraulic disc brake clicks once when I pull the brake lever and the braking force is very bad

I have a brand new Trek Marlin 5 (1-2 months old) with hydraulic disc brakes and the rear brake doesn’t work well and when I pull the brake lever, it clicks once somewhere in the frame (cables inner ...
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Can I switch to a new type of bottom bracket?

The bottom bracket on my MTB (Cube Analog '17) needs to be replaced, my local bike shop said he didn't have the required piece: a square bottom bracket 115 x 73mm. Since I can't find this type of ...
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Switching from a mountain bike to a road bike

I will be moving soon because of my work and the new area is not very "mountain bike friendly" as it is very flat and there aren't much hills or mountains around. So I think of buying a road bike to ...
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Front disc brake rattling noise

I recently purchased a brand new Scott Genius 950 at a local bike store. After bedding in the brakes, I noticed a rattling noise while riding coming from the front disc brake. I brought it back to ...
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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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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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“Lock” brakes so that they are always active

I have mechanical disc-brakes on my mountain bike. I am wondering whether it is possible to have the brakes activated without me pressing the levers.
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Can you identify this vintage Moor MTB

I've recently acquired this bike: The Moor brand seems to be coming from Denmark. However, the SFMK CSCM sticker seems to be referring tot the "Suisse Motorbike and Bicycle Union". The bike was ...
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How to reassemble a completely disassembled brake caliper?

I have mechanical disk brakes in my XC bike and in the process of replacing the brake pads, I completely opened the insides of the brake caliper. There were three ball bearings and a spring attached ...
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Help me identify bike frame. Repainted, but have serial number

I got this bike second hand, accordingly to the previous owner it should be a rocky mountain. He said that he repainted the bike and created new stickers for it. I couldn't find a similar rocky ...
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What does MSL stand for with Rocky Mountain carbon bikes?

I see the carbon fiber bikes from Rocky Mountain bikes use MSL in their branding (up until 2016, at least). What for the letters stand for?
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Why does my Shimano Deore SLX dérailleur not rotate into the expected (vertical) position?

I have a Scott E-Genius 730 Plus mountain bike (around three years old). I had a chain snap recently, so I have replaced the rear 10-speed cassette, and am now trying to route a new chain correctly. I ...
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Is it worth buying a road bike or rather upgrade mountain bike?

So I am currently on the fence about my next bike, I have in the last year and a half taken up cycling more seriously. To give some background I mean I am probably doing around 50km (31 miles) a week. ...
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Turning MTB to hybrid

I have one mountain bike with its own tyre. I would like to turn that to a hybrid. My MTB tyre size is 26×2.125 57-557 what size should I purchase if I am going with hybrid tyres?

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