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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Anyone able to ID and provide information about this mountain bike? (DK, Club Roost, FSA)

I've had this bike for several years but I don't know anything about it. It would be interesting to find out the exact model and see what comes up on the internet about it. Everything is exactly how ...
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What's the deal/appeal with loud MTB hubs?

Why are a lot of mountain bikers looking to get hubs that make loud sounds? Does it have an advantage or use on the trails?
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Full suspension bikepacking. can it be done?

Some godforsaken piece of human waste stole my bike yesterday. Straight from my front garden. Now my two kids are scared the same people might return. Honestly, this kind of crime rates up there with ...
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Why doesn't my suspension fork rebound after being compressed?

I use a RockShox SID suspension. After using it for a while I noticed the suspension has not been rising back out on its own. I have to lift the front fork of the bike for the suspension to go back to ...
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Can hydraulic disk brakes be incrementally upgraded?

Background: I used to have a bike with Magura HS33 hydraulic V-brakes which I liked a lot. A while back I bought a new bike with Shimano M395 disc brakes. I've had the bike a little over a year now ...
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Doing a 230km / 142 mile cycle this weekend over 2 days, what vital equipment am I missing?

This will be my first long distance cycle over 100km's / 62 miles. Last weekend I did a 60km / 37 mile cycle without too much difficulty, so I'm pretty sure I can get through at least day 1, day 2 ...
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Any good 80-90mm travel forks?

My bike came with an 80mm travel fork. I haven't found any 80mm fork online; the lowest travel is 100mm. I asked the support team if I can install a 100mm fork in it and they said it would void the ...
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Are there any mini pumps that can be mounted on a wide rectangular frame?

On my previous MTB (a hard tail from 2002), I had mounted a mini pump (not sure which brand) under/next to the bottle cage. The pump came with a frame mount and a velcro strip to secure it in place in ...
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What tool do I need to press fit a “Spanish” bottom bracket?

I bought a BMX style bottom bracket called a "Spanish" bottom bracket for a dirt jumper. Instead of using a hammer and a block of wood, I would like to do it correctly with a press... however, I'm ...
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Correct position of hands on flat handlebars

I have had a numbing sensation in my thumbs. I take it it is caused by the pressure of holding the handlebars while riding. The bike is a Schwinn Signature M3030 - SR SUNTOUR mountain bike.
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Is it possible to fit an internal dropper to 2x bike

I'm thinking about getting a XC bike and fitting a dropper. I've got my eyes on some of the cubes, ie https://www.cube.eu/uk/2017/hardtail/reaction/cube-reaction-gtc-2x-carbonnflashred-2017/ It's ...
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Graber bike rack installation on Honda Accord

I have Graber 2 bike rack. While installing I noted top narrow side of Graber arm rest on top of the trunk and bottom wide arm rest on rear bumper. How safe it is to carry bikes like this ? If ...
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How to carry a bike box from the start to end of the trip?

I'm planning for a cycling trip from Srinagar (starting point) to Leh (Ending point) approx 450 kms. Going to Srinagar in Flight and coming back to my city from Leh via flight only. So, I have to pack ...
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Bike stops in place when trying to manual

I recorded myself while practicing doing manuals or even attempting to loop out to practice bailing. I noticed that whenever I start to preload and pull back, my bike stops in place until my front ...
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Mystery little bolt fell off near rear axle

Hi All! Please help with advice. I was doing some regular brush cleaning on my new Diamond Mission Pro bike that I purchased off the diamondback website (less then month old). A little bolt near rear ...
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Crank arm doesn't go all the way on square taper axle

Doesn't matter what I do, I can't seem to push the arm all the way, even though the bolt is tight and it feels stable: I just replaced a worn out and damaged arm but they look similar enough to not ...
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Rear gear change misses 1 gear

Hi I have a 9 speed setup with the derailleur that springs to the largest cog. My problem is that when I change through the gears one at time it misses 1 whole gear in the middle. It doesn't sit and "...
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Back wheel is “wobbling”

I have a bike which is about a year old. I went to ride it yesterday and saw the back wheel wobbling. Is it a major problem or a easy fix? Please help.
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How can I tell the year my bike was made [duplicate]

how can I tell what my bike is worth
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Interoperability of hydraulic disc brakes and levers between model lines/manufacturers

My bike came with Shimano Deore XT M765 hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Deore XT M756 hydraulic levers Dual Control units. I wonder whether the calipers from one manufacturer can be connected to ...
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Mating Brifters and MTB drive train and disc brakes - Marriage or Divorce

Looking to buy a Salsa-Cutthroat equipped with SRAM Rival brifters; a 1X drive train (11-42t rear cassette RAM Rival long cage deraileur); SRAM GX 1000 crankset; and SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes. ...
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What type of bike I should buy if I need to ride with a toddler

Which Bike (Mountain, Hyibrid, Cruiser or Road bike) I should buy if I want to carry my 3 year old daughter on a Child Carrier (fits in rear). Here is one image of child Carrier I have. It attaches ...
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Riding a Mountain Bike in the city

I just moved from where there wasn't much of a biking system infrastructure. There were lots of trails though, so I bought an OK mountain bike ($350). Now, I've moved to downtown Seattle and ...
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Is there a weight limit for my mountain bike (Mongoose 29” excursion)?

I have a Mongoose 29" Excursion Mountain bike. I'm 310 lbs. Is their a weight limit for this bike?
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Super Heavyweight Biker keeps destroying Dutch bikes

So I've had two Dutch style bikes and I keep breaking the spokes on them. The last time I had a custom wheel built using good components by a well known shop here (sapim and mavic components)... the ...
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Convert rear hub width 142 mm to fit 135 mm dropouts

I recently bought a pair of Shimano XT Deore wheels. I then realized they cannot fit my MTB hardtail dropouts. Is there any way to convert an MTB rear wheel with hub width 142 mm to 135 mm?
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Is it possible to replace a MTB crankset to a Roadbike crankset on an MTB frame?

I just want my bike to go as fast on a road and can go trails as well. Update: I got a gear calculator app and this is what I would get if I upgrade my cassette and chainrings. A more than 10kph ...
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Normal wear on five ten freeriders?

So these are my five ten freerider elc shoes and I’ve had them from december last year (2017-present). The pedals on my bike are 2013 dmr v12 and cleaning my shoes recently I saw that a hole is being ...
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Part name: what is this attachment point for on my new Cube carbon frame?

I've got a new fully today, and there is one attachment point on the frame that I cannot identify. Perhaps it's a silly question, but I've given up after 20 minutes of googling :)
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BB92 (Shimano bottom bracket) with SRAM 30mm crankshaft (X01 or XX1 BB30)?

The frame that I want to build has BB92 bottom bracket hole. The drivetrain I want to use is 1x11 SRAM XX1 or X01 with 30mm crankshaft (BB30)(edit: also available GXP). There are ways to fit it - ...
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What is the difference between MX goggles and mountain bike goggles?

After my last ride I have decided that I need to get some goggles, and there seem to be some MX and some mountain bike specific ones, but they seem to be the same. The only difference being that MX ...
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How to assess quality of suspension

How does one measure the quality of the suspension of a bike? In other words, what feedback would I be looking for when riding the bike? Is it more than just happy thoughts after landing a few drops ...
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2x10 drivetrain and chain crossing

I've used to ride with 3x10 setup on my MTB. Now I've got a new one with 2x10 (Avalanche 9R Expert). The question is: do I need to worry less or more about chain crossing on this bike? This is not a ...
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Does it make sense to switch to single chainring on an older mountain bike?

Very recently I've started seeing a setup like this on pretty regular bikes: (Image taken from CyclingID forum) Appeal of the single chainring To me the positives of this setup became quite obvious ...
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Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 375$ (discount)? [closed]

Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 749$? Below are the URLs I am 6'3, 285lbs Trek - Marlin 7 | Trek Bikes (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... 7/p/17382/) Fuji - ...
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How can I improve my downhill mountain bike as a commuter?

I have started commuting recently to work and university with my bike. It's not ideal, but as it is, I'm not willing to invest in a new one, hence why I'm looking for suggestions to improve my current ...
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Upgrade Options for Shimano Crankset Tourney FC-TY701

My son has bashed up the inner ring on his crankset (Shimano FC-TY701) and since it is riveted I can't replace the bent ring. I want to replace it with something better but am not planning on ...
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Shimano Octalink crank compatibility

Are Shimano Octalink crank arms interchangeable between different model chainsets? If so, which will fit my Deore FC-M510 hollowform chainset?
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Can you identify this vintage MTB?

I have quite a bit of experience with cycling in general mountain bikes especially. This bike got me stumped, it has a Titan racing stem, vintage Easton peregrine carbon str8 bars, Easton answer ...
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Quality saddle and seat post

I own Scott Voltage YZ 25 for around 10 years. I've been using it daily (city ride mostly). Around 6 years ago, my original saddle, and seat-post were stolen, therefore I had them replaced, but not ...
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How do I adjust the Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 (mtb fork)?

The fork has no labels on the adjusters. I don't know what's what. I checked their website for manuals, and they always mention removable top caps. But as you can see in the photo that these are not ...
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Can I expend same or less effort riding a mountain bike than road bike?

I know nothing about engineering. I feel like I can expend the same or even less effort riding a mountain amd a road bike (if going slowly) but feeling is not reliable, so I hope to get some insight ...
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Add hand positions to flat bar MTB

I'm trying to make a more road bike from my old GT Avalanche (26 hardtail), `cause I've bought a new one for trails. I had a 100 km ride last weekend and found that I really lack hand positions on ...
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Skate shoes vs mtb shoes?

It's an old argue on forums, still cant get it. What is the (real, that worth the money and time for ordering from abroad, in my case) difference, let's say between Five Ten FreeRider shoes and some ...
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Buying a DH frame to build an Enduro?

First of all, I haven't set my budget yet but I want to build a full suspension MTB in the near future. I was thinking if it is a good idea to build an Enduro bike with a DH frame. I mean I know the ...
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What are my options about my rear shock?

I have a sort of rare Totem Shockman 29er bike, which as far as I know is assembled in my country by another brand as a lower entry point bikes. Through the two years I've had it I replaced some ...
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Scott Aspect 700/900 frames

Do I understand correctly that Scott Aspect 700/900 series use the same frame and the difference between the 910 and 960 are in other components? https://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/product/scott-...
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Ting/Ping noise from front wheel around rotor

There is a constant ting-ting-ting noise from the front brake/rotor of my mountain bike. The bike shop said it's the rivets of the floating rotor but I'm not convinced at it happens from the moment I ...
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Crank Set Quality Differentiators

I work for a bicycle tour operator in Cambodia. We run daily tours on mostly paved roads. I'm looking to purchase new crank sets for ten bikes but I'm having trouble determining if any of the models ...
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XTR M960 Crank to Stages power meter compatibility

I want to buy a Stages power meter but my MTB has an old XTR M960 crankset. I wonder if a Stages XTR M980, M985, M9000 or M9020 left arm meter can be installed replacing the left crankarm of my old ...