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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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identifying a mtb frame

about one or two years ago my brother has brought this bike home and i am now thinking of restoring it. It has an alloy frame unsure of the size but the wheels are 27.5", feels strong and solid... But ...
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What parts of 12-speed drivetrains are compatible between brands?

Now that Shimano has released their own 12-speed MTB drivetrains (SLX and XT), I have the following question: What parts of these drivetrains are compatible between Shimano and SRAM? I would guess ...
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Adapter for Cleats?

This may sound silly......I have mountain bike shoes that I use on my road bike. I max out at about 30-40 miles and sometimes have to do a bit of walking....so they work for me. I am curious if there ...
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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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MTB Wheel Building (asymmetrical vs symmetrical)

I have a Velocity Dyad (26” symmetrical) and a Shimano XT hub (T780) that I’m about to buy spokes for after using the Sapim spoke calculator. The frame is a 1995 Ritchey Comp. Leonard Zinn doesn’t ...
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Need easier gearing. What would the effect of changing the chainring or cassette be?

My mountain bike is too difficult to pedal when the going gets steep. I need an easier gear ratio. Am I better off switching the chainring or the cassette? I currently have: A 30 tooth FSA ...
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Is my saddle at the correct position?

I am trying to determine if my saddle is setup right. In the picture below, my feet is at 9 o'clock and the improvised plum line that starts under my knee cap (hard to see, spot the white line ...
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MTB Why are 29ers considered better then the legacy 26'' or 27'' tires?

this is my first time here however I am a long time stackexchange user. I am planning to get a new MTB. Haven't ride for a long time 10y ago, as a kid I was always riding a MTB (I had an old low ...
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Combining Deore XT 9-speed shifters with Deore XT BR-M8000 (I-Spec-II)

I wanted to convert my trekking bike to a mountain bike, and replace the Deore XT V-Brakes with disc brakes. However, the bike still has a perfectly functional Deore XT groupset (9-speed; unsure about ...
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What do I get by paying more for a bicycle?

I am not experienced with bicycles, although I have been using them for years to get to work, as well as to go out in the countryside (dirt trails) to take nature photos. I have used affordable B'...
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Broken bottom bracket

When applying pressure to my bike to go faster to maintain a speed, my bike aggressively ticks and doesn’t run smoothly. Could this be the bottom bracket?
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Make bike suspension softer

I got a mountain bike with suspension. I'm a pretty light rider so when I actually got on the bike there was no sag what so ever. I believe that it's a spring suspension and it comes with preload. Is ...
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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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Tube Patch or tubeless plug

For a quick on the trail temporary fix can I use a tubeless tire plug on my tube tire? Just to get me back to my car? I'm an 84 year old new biker (electric) so forgive me if this is dumb question.
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Brake cable housing will not stay in barrel adjuster on lever

As you see the housing won’t stay in the barrel adjuster on the brake lever. When I brake it just comes out. I can pull it out with my hand anyone know how to fix? .
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Preload on Haro mountain bike fork not working

I recently got into mountain biking, however, I realized that my front suspension would not dampen or even move when I got on it, only hard movement down would actually move it (but not by much). So I ...
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Creaking on hard pedaling

I'm trying to locate a creak when I pedal uphill. Tightened chainring bolts and rear derailer hanger. I don't see much to do with the bottom bracket (sram xx1). Pedals are tight. Chain, cassette, and ...
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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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Type and strength of a typical chain

I'm crafting a small 3 speed "gearbox" for a project of mine and I'm aiming for simplicity in the first place since I'll have to create it myself and I'm not particularly gifted when it comes to using ...
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Silent kick stand? How to?

Is there any way to make a kick stand silent during riding on uneven, stone roads and paths? I am actually refering to the "cube kick stand" for the "cube acid, kick stand ready, 2017" mtbike.
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26 inch rigid fork on a 27.5 inch mtb

Would a 26 inch rigid fork work on a 27.5 rim and frame? I'm looking to replace my suspension fork for a rigid one since i currently only ride my bike on the road (i got slicks and road gearing ...
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Front rack for front suspension bike?

What are some good options for a sturdy front bike rack (for carrying 30 to 40 pounds) on a front suspension bike?
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Creaking sound when pedaling [audio clip included]

Something is creaking on my Cannondale while pedaling with force. It is easier to hear in low gears, when climbing. An audio clip tells it better than any literal description, so here is a recording ...
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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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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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Could I replace a hub on a wheel?

I have a freewheel and I keep bending the axle, however the rim, spokes and tire are all fine, does anyone think it would be possible to unscrew the spokes, buy a new hub that has a freehub, install ...
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Is this a cracked frame?

Here's a pic of my Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 2014. It's the area where the top tube meets the down tube / Bottom bracket. Is this a cracked frame or just cosmetic problem? Thanks
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Is mountain bike good for long distances?

I am currently living in a plane area. I use an MTB (mountain bike). My work place is 10 to 15 km away from my home. Temperature is around 36 degree in celsius in my region. Question : Is mountain ...
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I'm trying to find what model my Bianchi is

I'm trying to know what model my Bianchi is. It's written "Mask Lite Alloy" on the body but couldn't find any other indicator for the model so does anyone has an idea what model it is? It's sitting ...
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How capable is my bike?

I have recently purchased a new 'MTB' a few weeks ago, and have been enjoying riding ~12 miles daily on it on tarmac. I now wish to taste some off-roading on it. I wanted to know how much can my bike ...
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Switching tires from larger to smaller

I have a 29" tire on my mountain bike and want to know if I can I use or switch to a 27.5" mountain bike tire?
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Is a 16 grams CO2 cartridge enough to inflate a 29" mountainbike

I used to ride a 26" mtb, but now I'm switching to a 29er. Since the volume of the tire increases, I was wondering is one 16 gram CO2 cartridge enough to inflate the tire? Notes: The tire will be ...
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Dropper seatpost oscillating - relation to rear shock

I have a full suspended bike with a dropper seat post : I had a dubious setup of my saddle and of the seat post at the blue circles, that I solved, but now when I ride on flat, with the coil of my ...
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Cube stereo 150 race “do not clamp” warning

I have the following warning on my (carbon) CUBE stereo 150 race (2019) : Ultra thinwall tubeset DO NOT CLAMP Currently I clamp my bike like this, and make sure that there is nearly no force ...
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I have a Schwinn Skyliner bicycle for my wife [duplicate]

I need to replace a quick release skewer that came out of the front wheel of the bike. What specific Skewer do I need? How long is the skewer and how thick is the rod of the skewer? Thank you very ...
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Tubeless tire deflating through sidewall

On my mountain bike I have Continental X-King tires (tubeless ready) on tubeless ready rims. I rode them a couple of times with tubes and now I went for tubeless setup with Stan's NoTubes Sealant. ...
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Is this bike suitable for a male

Is this bike suitable for men?
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Is this bike good for 140 pounds? [closed]

Trek xcaliber 7 2014 with Alex rims
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Fitting a 9-speed 11-50T cassette on MTB: which derailleur?

I'm trying to understand if its possible to fit a 9-speed 11-50T cassette (found one on Ali) on my MTB. The plan is to go 1×9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Replace SR Suntour remote speed lockout to normal knob

My MTB has SR Suntour XCM 30 fork with Remote Speed Lockout system. I rarely use the lockout system but it is useful sometimes. I want to convert this remote lockout system to normal knob which can be ...
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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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Can I use Rockshox RS1 with Mavic 15X110?

can I use a Rock Shox RS-1 suspension with Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon boost 15X110 wheel?
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Slime Smart Tube Exploded when I put it on mountain bike

I bought a basic Apollo Mountain bike from a charity shop today - The only thing that seemed amiss was a flat tyre at the back. I took care changing the inner tube and found the culprit a couple of ...
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What are some other places to buy MTB frames online? [closed]

I am looking for sites that sell bike frames online. i find many sites list all things (forks) but stop short with frames. The best places I have found are: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ and ...
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Bike too big or just fine ? modification required ? Need pro advice

Hi I accidentally refer to wrong bike fit and purchase online a 20" Frame Mountain bike (XC hardtail)! While the bike is about 20" (51 cm) Frame , I'm about 175 cm (5 foot 9 inches tall and go 79.x ...
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What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?

I'm after a mountain bike and I've narrowed it down to the Cannondale F29 (based on reviews, plus I like the look of the bike). My question is, should I go for the carbon bike or the alloy bike? I'm ...
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Thinner tires for my Mountain Bike

I know little about all of this, so, go easy on me. I've got a mountain bike, fairly light in weight and rarely ever used for anything other than road use. The current tires say 58-559 / 26x2.35. Is ...