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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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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 ...
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Modifications and changes to 2011 Specialized BigHit, anyone done these?

I am looking to go from 36 tooth front ring to 32 or smaller.., possibly 30. The 2011 BigHit comes with 36 tooth front ring and medium cage rear derailleur stock. Has anyone made this change? Will a ...
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Correct spring for 2018 RockShox XC30

I just got a new Cannondale Trail a few weeks ago (March 2018) and it came with RockShox XC30 100mm travel 29" wheel front fork. I'm heavier than the average rider so I need the XFirm spring for it. ...
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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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Can't find information on Suntour XOR 100 fork

This Rockrider 540 MTB description says it has a Suntour XOR 100 fork. I am not able to find it on the Suntour website. Anyone knows what does XOR stands for?
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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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How to ship a full suspension bike frame without the shock?

I'm shipping a full suspension bike frame without a shock and I'm looking for a good way to ensure the seat post tube doesn't get banged up by the rear shock mount or triangle. In the past I have zip ...
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I have jetwashed my mountain bike twice… will it cause any damage? [duplicate]

I jet washed my bike around 6 months ago and decided to do it again having got it caked in crap! Only for a mate to tell me how daft I was. Will this have damaged my Carrera Vengeance (I know it’s ...
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What would be a good style of bike for Big Guys

I am in need of help on purchasing a bike for a Big Guy. I am 6 foot and 365 pounds (that's 183 centimetres and 166 kilograms). I am trying to better my health and want to get more active by riding a ...
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I need some advice about upgrading my fork

I'm relatively new to biking, and even newer to know about the details about the components of the bike itself. I have a 2016, 29" Totem bike, with a rear coil shock and a front coil suspension (a ...
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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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Trying to figure out the brand of full suspension mountain bike

The serial number is GS160450599 I won it in an auction. Its not stolen, checked the database already. But there is ZERO markings on it other than the serial. It seems to have heavy duty welds, and ...
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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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Fork bent on a flat pack bike - what to do?

I recently made a big mistake and bought a 27.5 Orkan 21 spd. MB. The box was beat up and the front forks where so bent and I couldn't put the front wheel on. Amazon gave me a full refund and didn't ...
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Is it OK if my brake pads are not “just” touching the rotor in my cable disc brake bike?

Mountain bike, cable disc brakes. My bike suddenly took a lot of effort to ride after maintenance. So I loosened the cable locking bolt and released more cable for my bike. It’s running much better ...
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Bike Frame Size for MTB Leisure Rides

I am looking to buy a bike for my wife on the internet, but the challenge is I do not know what frame will be most suitable for her. We plan to buy a hardtail for leisure rides on the weekends so we ...
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Looking for info on replacing MTB derailleur

My previous derailleur went into my spokes and twisted up the hanger. Bike is a early 2000s Minelli 7 speed. How do I choose the best derailleur for rough off-road riding? I need one that won't ...
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How can I fit a bigger rear tyre when limited by the front derailleur?

I've recently bought a hardtail, just an entry-level bike, but I've only got entry-level skills. The tyres it came with are WTB Nano 2.1". They aren't exactly ideal for the sort of conditions we have ...
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Mavic Crossride 559x19c tubeless conversion

I have a mavic crossride 559x19c wheelset (26) with tubes and I was thinking about converting to tubeless (with a kit). Is it safe to do this with these wheels? And, what would be the best tyres to go ...
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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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When is it worth rebuilding a frame?

I found a discarded 'mongoose alta' frame and an 'araya - japan' front wheel. It's missing the rear wheel and the seat (no seat post either) Looks like the gear change is still in very good shape... ...
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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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Pedal kickback on an mtb, what is it?

I have been hearing a bit about pedal kickback recently, but I do not quite understand whAt it is. What is pedal kickback and how can I use it to my advantage (if that's possible). Thanks.
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2014 RockShox Pike RC oil recommendation

I'm getting a lot of conflicting information regarding the volume of oil for the lowers on this 2014 RockShox Pike RC w/ charger damper. Can anyone confirm the correct quantity of 0W-30? Is there a ...
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Are my cable disc brakes knackered?

Well, I bought a bike called "Iron Horse" and the bike has front and rear mechanical disc brakes. The brakes, upon inspection, have no writing at all (The manufacturer was too scared to put their ...
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Tools for 2011 Santa Cruz Heckler tuneup

Hi, I have a Santa Cruz Heckler from 2011 that was in storage for the last three years, and before that I was riding it a few times a week on local trails. I never did anything maintenance-wise beyond ...
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Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why?

Can't shift down from 50T with clutch on, but can shift down with clutch off, why? I'm using sunrace 11-50 and XT RD-M8000 (SGS), finished setting up everything for absolutely perfect shifting, then ...
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Changing wheels on Scott 960 - will 29" 12 x 142 fit

I've recently bought a set of wheels I'm hoping to change over to for a Scott 960 (2014). The specs of the bike are here https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Scott/Scale-960,13562 I wasn'...
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Canyon Strive AL 6.0 - SRAM GXP or a Pressfit GXP bottom bracket?

Does the 2016 Canyon Strive AL 6.0 Race have a SRAM GXP or a Pressfit GXP bottom bracket?
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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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Does anyone know how much the Fluid Nitro Women's Sport Mountain Bike weighs? [closed]

I was wondering how much the Fluid Nitro Women's Sport Mountain Bike weighs to calculate calories burned when riding
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Do bike frames actually break so easily?

I've been thinking of getting an MTB. Watching all those videos on YouTube of people doing cool stunts or even just riding in a forest off-road looks amazing - until I got to videos like this one: ...
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Relation formula between fork length change to headtube angle and bottom bracket height

As we know, changing the fork length will change bike geometry a bit. For example, increasing fork travel by 10 cm will make the headangle slacker and raise the bottom bracket. I consider to increase ...
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Will a 2x with a clutch RD be just as effective as a 1x with a clutch and narrow-wide chainring on an mtb?

I am continuously dropping my chain on my enduro mtb rides (currently 2x). The rear derailleur that my bike is currently running is a deore non-clutch. My chain will normally drop after riding rock ...
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Why do most E-MTBs have 1x drivetrains?

I'm contemplating about getting an electric assist MTB but as much as I can see all (or at least majority) of e-bikes are equipped with 1x transmission. Is there a reason why there are no e-bikes ...
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Weight limit for my bicycle

i bought my mountain bike litterally an hour ago but i feel im a bit to heavy for the bicycle. I weigh 120kg (backpack weight included). Its a Avalanche Reflex 29er 2018 model with a size 20 frame. Am ...
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What is this mountain bike?

I saw this bike on some Instagram account I follow. Can someone tell me the name of it because I can’t seem to find it anywhere? enter image description here
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Fat bikes and pannier racks [closed]

I'm trying to research fat bikes for rack attachment holes and have not seen any so far. I'm a long term commuter and must have a way of attaching my panniers to my bike. Backpacks are out because I'm ...
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Cheap MTB with future upgrades v/s costly fully ready MTB

Since my budget isn't that great, and I wish to get a full suspension MTB(due to local road conditions, which are rocky trail like for kilometers together). Would you recommend buying a mid range ...
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Which type of frame for slopestyle?

So I'm looking to build a slopestyle-trail kind of bikes, something like Brandon Semenuk used in Redbull Raw videos. I want something I can use on trails while being playful enough to commute on the ...
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Effect of helmets and other impressions of the bike rider on driver behaviour?

Are there any studies on the effect of helmets and/or other impressions of the bike rider, on driver behaviour? Has anyone collected their own data on things like this? Has anyone noticed any other ...
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Looking for a new bike, any tips for buying a good bike? [closed]

So as the winter is coming and I have never ridden with a bicycle to work in winter I need a bike that can be fast, but at the same time safe for winter. I have heard that there are some winter tires ...
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What year and model is this mongoose bicycle? [duplicate]

bike has had decals removed and couldn't find it on the mongoose website.
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Mountain bike sizing for a short female

This is similar to this question on frame size, however that is addressing it from a road bike standpoint. My wife is 4' 9", and I am interested in getting her a mountain bike, as she has expressed ...
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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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Can I upgrade my XC bike with a full-suspension, carbon fiber MTB frame?

I want to have a full-suspension bike, but since I already have a XC bike with very light, high-end components, I thought it might be cheaper to buy a new frame that supports rear suspension, buy a ...
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Does carrying a chain lock around on the frame reduce a bicycle's performance?

I have a Montra rock 650B MTB. I use 2 lock systems - 1 cable and 1 chain lock for added security. Both are attached to the frame while I cycle. The chain-lock is pretty heavy (around 700 grams). I ...
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Wanting to change from bar end to road shifters

Just purchased a Co-op ADV 3.1 and the gearing is great, problem is I am hating the bar end shifters and would like to apply road bike shifters while maintaining the MTB gearing. It came with Deore ...
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Is Megavalanche suitable for beginners?

I have a huge desire to attend on Megavalanche in France, but I don't know if I am good enough. I don't ride park and only do descents from the local mountains where you "need" a full suspension bike (...