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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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What happened to hardtails in the past 15 years?

So, last time I bought myself a new bike was around 2004 - that was a Trek 4300 hardtail which was a mid-range model and I got it for about $300. I upgraded it with better derailleurs, disc brakes, ...
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Strangeness with gears

I searched the internet and this forum and couldn't find anything about this. I recently took off my rear wheel to change the tire and tube. Upon returning it, it shifts fine (no falloff or skip) ...
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Upgrading crankset on a 2001 Bianchi Grizzly

So, I managed to pick up a Bianchi Grizzly frame for pretty cheap, with nearly all components included to build up. Included was nearly a full XTR groupset that has seen better days. I installed it ...
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I need help adjusting Marzocchi dj3 2011

I want to increase my fork length but I don’t want to change the sag or travel or rebound. The forks are on a Rocky Mountain frame and I want the bottom of my hard tail to be parallel with the ground ...
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Rattling bottom bracket

I broke my chain catcher, so i replaced it. but after assembling everything back on to the bike, i noticed that there's some rattling noises in the bottom bracket. Does that mean that i should buy a ...
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How can I replace my rigid front fork on my 1993 Palisades Trail? I'd like to keep it as low cost as possible [duplicate]

I'm trying to replace the front rigid fork on my Marin 1993 Palisades Trail with a suspension fork so that when I ride mountain trails I don't destroy my wrists. Does anyone have any suggestions on ...
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Can I use BMX brakes on my Murray Ultraterrain MTB?

I have an outdated 90's MTB that requires single pivot brake calipers. The only brakes of this kind I have found are either for road bikes or BMX bikes. How do I know if they would actually fit before ...
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Grip shift won't move

Just bought a used shockwave sus:550 bike with grip shift shimano gears. The grip shift won't move no matter how much force is applied. Also the chain skips as one rides despite a recent lube job. Any ...
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SRAM GXP crank installation and rear hub preload

I just had some new BB bearings installed and am going to put the crank in but have two spacers/dust shields I am uncertain of position. I had everything laid out how it was removed but it got mixed ...
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Fox F120 RL fork mystery fluid - with pics

The fork of the bike I bought used - a Fox F120RL (installed on a 2011 Trek Fuel 8 EX) has started leaking a weird see-through fluid from the side where you adjust compression and rebound. Does anyone ...
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Which of these Mountain Bikes Choices is the Best? [closed]

The choices from local bike stores: Used 2015 Cannondale SL 29 - 2 (Women's) - $750 2019 Haro Doublepeak 27.5 Trail - $760 2018 Specialized Pitch Comp 27.5 (Women's) -$700 2019 Specialized Rockhopper ...
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Did I pick the wrong bike?

I live 7.2 miles from where I work and was rebuilding my life, so no car. I was walking to work everyday until my son took me to Wal-Mart and said I was getting a bike. I picked out a Kent 26 ...
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What features does a mountain bike need to be converted to an ebike?

I'm looking convert a mountain bike and convert it to electric with a rear hub kit. I am wondering what features I should look out for to make this easier: Is there any way to keep the cassette that ...
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Bushings vs bearings - maintenance difficulty

I consider purchasing a full suspension bike with a linkage using bushings, instead of bearings for the pivots (Ghost Path Riot). A review says: The bushings are said to wear out quick, two to ...
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I'm trying to find out who makes this shiner bock mountain bike the serial number is TPT101202371 [duplicate]

TPT101202371 This is the serial number on bottom of bicycle
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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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Left crank keeps coming loose

Often when I go to school on my bicycle the left crank arm starts to loosen up after one or two really gentle jumps. When this happens I just tighten it with the tool I have in my backpack. It went on ...
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Change in setup to stop handlebars jack knifing

I picked up a new fat bike recently took it on the first ride, just some light trails felt good however during corners the bars feel like the want to collapse in towards the way I'm turning. Not sure ...
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Clicking with each pedal stroke, warranty?

So I recently bought a trek marlin 7, mostly to commute to work, nothing rough so far, and this week when I'm going uphill specially, or downhill, or accelerating; sometimes is downright random, it ...
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How to avoid or reduce back-pain by adjusting the handlebar and seat of 19.5" MTB?

I'm 6' 3" long, having 45 inches of waist-Toe length. I bought Trek 3500, 19.5" sized frame bicycle two months ago. I've been experimenting with the handlebar and seat positions(Forward n Backward) to ...
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What is the ideal brake pad material for a MTB used in both downhill and cross-country/Single-track settings?

all! I and my wife both spend a lot of time doing both downhill and single-track MTB in New England. We both are still on our stock organic pads, and are looking to replace our pads soon-ish. I, ...
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How to keep my feet cool in cycling shoes?

I went mountain biking yesterday, when the temperature was 100F / 38C. This is in Southern California in June, so that's not that unusual. The only issue I had is that my shoes get uncomfortably hot, ...
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How to distinguish a 26 inch fork from 28 inch fork

I have a 26 inch MTB frame and I want to replace the fork. How can I distinguish a 26 inch fork from a 28 inch one? Which are the measurement to know? thanks!
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I need the help identifying what type of bike I have a notes specialized but that's about it

Serial number M1Ei13897 Components: Marzocchi bomber 03 exr comp fork shox Guizzo carbon fiber oversized 31.8 handlebar SRAM x-5 gears specialized 1:1 ratio Azonic Outlaw wheels with tubeless ...
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Shimano Mountain Bike Cassette Comparison

Can anyone explain to me the difference between the cassettes of different MTB Shimano groupsets in terms of value for money and durability? In particular I am interested in the entry level ...
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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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Replace bottom tubes of Marzocchi fork with rigid tubes?

I have a KHS Montaña Comp mountain bike with 26" wheels. It has a Marzocchi fork that is completely shot, both left and right side of the fork. They hold no air, even spews oil and air if I move the ...
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Can this bike be converted to 1X setup

I'm not sure what the requirements are to convert a bike to a one by setup, this is the bike: https://khsbicycles.com/bikes/3500-15/ Love the bike but would like to give it the little upgrade.
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Transfer components from a Scott Spark 20 to a Orange Alpine 160

My beloved Scott Spark 20 with an all carbon frame bit the dust after many years. I would like a new bike to rise out of the ashes of the spark and have seen a 2nd had Alpine 160 frame I fancy. Is ...
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Why is my Diadora Traccia's rear tire rub against the frame

Recently I took out my bike (Diadora Traccia) from storage (Basement) and started riding it in the new season. To my surprise, the rear tire began to rub on the frame whenever I pushed the right pedal....
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Can this frame be used or is it done?

I have a cheap mens Huffy mountain bike which I noticed has 2 holes in the frame. Would this be too unsafe to ride?
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Where are the bearings in thru axle hubs?

So I’ve looked all over the internet to find an anatomy picture of a thru axle hub, because I don’t understand where the bearings go, and I can’t find anything helpful. Can anyone help me understand ...
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Mountain Bike has 26 x 2.125 Tires on, Can I Fit 26 x 1.95? [duplicate]

My mountain bike has 26 x 2.125 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 1.95 tires. Will these be okay to use? What issue might this cause? Or will the difference be negligible?
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When I am pedaling hard my chain jumps but doesn’t go to higher or lower gear

I have this problem with my bike when I put an amount of pressure on my pedals the chain kinda jumps but doesn’t change to a higher or lower gear and it usually happens when I go on 3X7 and 3X6 when I ...
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Should I worry about a chipped carbon mountain bike frame?

The other day while I was racing my Specialized Stumpjumper I noticed a chip on the frame. It's on the rear support bar right behind the seat post between the rear tire. My teammate who is a mechanic ...
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What year etc is this Specialized Epic Comp?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/year my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike or just wait. The only information I got now is ...
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What make/brand is this bike marked “Challenger” and “Resistance”?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/make my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike. All I can tell from looking around my bike are ...
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The palms of my hands really hurt

I understand that the pressure on my hands causes it. I also understand how the nerves run through my hand. What I don't understand is how to implement the advise of, "Take the weight off your hands" ...
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Rear rockshox thru axle. How to remove it if skewer got broken off?

Hello, im new here, how can I deal with this issue any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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KNOG BLINDER ARC 5.5 battery replacement

Can anyone please tell me how I would go about changing the battery over in my light please!!! I have so far taken off the lens cover and have undone the 3 x 1.5mm Allen screws to release the outer ...
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Clean brake rotors and pads

I've seen plenty of how to clean my chain, but how do I clean muck off my brake rotors and the inside of the assembly that holds the pads? I see some posts specifying isopropyl alcohol, but that ...
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Should I replace the bent Derailleur hanger?

My friend (also on a bike) collided with me while we were riding together. As a result of the collision, I now have a bent derailleur hanger. Should I replace it alongside the Derailleur? The bike ...
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Does my chain need to be replaced because it has looped itself many times?

A snapped off derailleur caused my chain to loop itself so unsure whether it needs replacing.
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Will replacing 26“ suspension fork with rigid 29”

I have an old Nashbar mountain bike with a suspension fork. I would like to replace the fork with a rigid one. The suspension fork weighs tons and is too squishy since I ride it mostly on trail paths. ...
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Upgrade the rear shock on my bike?

I currently have a 2006 Cannondale Prophet 1000, that I use for trail riding. I would like to upgrade the Manitou Swinger rear shock I have. How do I know which shocks will work with my bike? Is there ...
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Can I fit rear panniers to a full-suspension bike with a dropper post?

I'm looking at the Whyte T129s and have seen that there's a couple of options for fitting panniers to the back of a full-sus bike. Topeak Freeload - see link Any suggestions whether either of these ...
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Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame?

Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame? Also, if someone can clarify, whenever I google bike rack I get hits on racks designed to carry bikes on a car ...
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How can one stop brakes from screeching?

I'm hearing that annoying sound when you use your brakes and you get the chills from the screeching sound. I have disk brakes and a relatively new bike. It happens to be front tire shown below. I ...
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Buying a bike that has been idle in a garage for years?

A close friend who can no longer ride (illness) asked me if I wanted to buy his 2009 Trek Fuel EX 9. This bike has been hanging in his garage for 9 years and was only ridden for a couple of hours ...
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...