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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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How do I know if a given hardtail mtb frame is 'supposed' to have suspension forks?

How do I know if a given hardtail MTB frame is supposed to have suspension forks? I read somewhere that if you want to convert a suspension bike to a rigid you need 'suspension corrected' forks which ...
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What tyre widths I can use?

Just yesterday I noticed that my tyres soon need to be changed but my tyre size is 27.5 x 2.8 But the closest sizes I can find are 2.35, 2.4, 2.1. Those were the closest sizes I could find in store (...
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Dent in titanium MTB frame, is the frame OK to ride?

I have a early 90s Basso Ti Hardtail MTB bike (made by Litespeed I believe) which I bought from my room-mate back in the day. I've kept it going with regular maintenance and occasionally replacing ...
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Must replacement crankset have the same number of teeth?

I have a Giant Boulder 520 (1996) and I am upgrading it bit by bit. I bought a new Shimano 7 speed cassette 11-28T. Now, I want to replace my crank set, however I do not know which size to buy. Does ...
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B01s brake pads

Can anyone tell the significance of letters stamped/printed on brake pads? E.g. Nd and Hw circled, also the words sl21 /22. The Shimano B01s resin pads on my MTB have these marks. How to find the ...
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Repair or Replace Shifters

Two fold question. MTB has 7 speed cog and 3 chain-rings. Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur and Acera front derailleur with rapid fire shifters. First, the right shifter will now only index four cogs. ...
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Using 57-559 (26x2.25) tire instead of 54-559 (26x2.1) on a mountain bike?

I have a ZAC 79 front rim with a Deore HB-M530. I just found out I've got a flat tire (after thinking last week "Hmmm, probably I should get a new tire soon..." :D). I'm going to buy the Schwalbe ...
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What is wrong with my headset

I received a new carbon fork. Seller told me is was for a 56/40 bottom headset but after mounting it, here is the result. I chose a ZS56/40 head set. What is wrong ?
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Conical head tube: does it really make huge difference?

I am looking forward to getting a new mountain bike and in various reviews sites they are really focused on if a bike have conical head tube or not. In many cases it is the first thing listed as pro (...
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Easiest fix for this transmission problem? [duplicate]

My bike is an adult mountain bike with different gear shifts and all. Suddenly my rear tire stopped going but the chain and everything still works - the gear and chain still spins. What is the ...
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Ways to protect suspension from wear

I'm looking at getting front suspension for my bike for long (several months +) off-road tours (think Great Divide). I was thinking about whether it would prevent requiring maintenance/servicing to ...
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Chain going out of the assembly

I bought a 21-speed bike. The rear gear at 1st position puts the chain at 2nd toothed-wheel. Likewise 6th position puts at 7th wheel. When at 7th position, it goes out of the assembly. This problem ...
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Installing a Bottle Cage without Mounting Screws/Threads

I have a Next PX 6.0 mountain bike that I bought at Walmart a few years ago. It did not come with pre-installed mounting screws and/or threads for a bottle cage. The frame has large, strangely ...
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Why don't BMX plugs fit on MTB riser bar?

In a previous question, I have been told that the grip diameter of a MTB riser bar is 22.2mm. From research I did, the grip diameter of BMX handlebars is also 22.2mm. In fact, it's possible to use BMX ...
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QR Rockshox Reba fork for Axle frame?

I just found a Reba for a bargain price and everything fits my frame except for the fact it uses quick release rather than axle; the rear dropouts are axle and with this fork the front will be QR, ...
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Swapping out my front and rear derailleurs

I have been having trouble adjusting my gears correctly, so that they stop making noise and grinding in one spot or another. Every time I set the high, the low goes and then fiddling with the cable ...
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Which bike is better? [closed]

I want to buy new bike but I'm confused about which one is better? Road bike Mountain bike Please help me to get best one.
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Can I remove the clutch system from bike helmet?

I recently bought a Kali Chakra Plus helmet for my bike. This is the link with the specs. It has the inner clutch system made from plastic in order to adjust the fit which is plastic and onto which ...
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Gravel Riding: Why gravel wheel over lighter XC mtb wheel?

What is the rationale for using a gravel-specific wheel for a gravel bike over a lighter cross-country mountain bike race wheel? Background I'm looking for a wheel with an internal width of 20mm to ...
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Help with multiple item compatibility

I have a 2004 Jamis Dakar 3.0 My front wheel was stolen a few weeks ago and since I am not the best at bike mechanics I had a few questions. Wheel: When looking for wheel do I just need to look for ...
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Bottle on frame alternative

I've been riding with a bottle filled with isotonic drink + hydration backpack with plain water for quite awhile. Recently my bottle stated to fall off on descents (not the best frame design + ...
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Refurbishing 1994 Trek 950

I would like to strip down and replace components on my old 1994 Trek 950 mountain bike, primarily to replace the drive train, brakes, shifters and wheel sets. I would like to go from a 3x8 to a 1x11. ...
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Can I use RC (Torque 170mNm, 12V, 20A, 240W)motor to make a electric bike? Is there a problem regarding torque? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a project on electric bike. I want to use a Brush less DC motor. motor specification is: 1400kv motor 20.6A, G- 940w, Rpm- 10750 my question is, Is this possible to run a cycle at ...
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New front forks

Looking to replace my front forks for my Scott Scale 30 (2006) - the forks are tapered - any idea how the layperson can work out how to find what forks would be compatible with the bike?
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what oil for daily fork tube lubrication?

Some guy tells me to use "silk honey" for my fork tube. But it's hard to come by from where I am. Any good stuff you guys use? Can I use RockShox 5/15wt damper oil? All my bike use RockShox by the ...
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Should I change gear set to increase gear ratio on old bike (2011 GT Zaskar)?

I've been away and just got back into bikes after 10 years and bought a used 2011 GT Zaskar 29" MTB (similar specs to this https://www.pinkbike.com/product/gt/2011-Zaskar-29er-Expert/). I find that ...
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How well does Mountain Bike body armor work?

I have started getting into mountain biking, i have already got knee and elbow pads and am considering getting some back/spine protection. I would describe my riding as trail/enduro so i do a fair ...
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Mountain bike or street [closed]

Can a mountain bike have 10 speed handelbars? Going back to look at it. havent asked how many gears it has yet or the make.
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How to reassemble Trek 820 rear wheel? [duplicate]

In the process of replacing my gear cassette on my Trek 820 bike I took apart my rear wheel hub and bearings and I have no clue how the parts are supposed to go back together.
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Should a new rear shock be building oil in the shaft?

I've ridden my new bike (first full suspension I own) for about 150km now and I'm seeing some oil building over the O-ring in the shaft. It's a lot more oil than what you normally see on a front ...
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Seeking information on this Raleigh [duplicate]

I've been given this bike that needs attention. I have found no information on the web about a Raleigh "The Mission" bicycle that matches this type, though there's lots on the more recent rock hopper....
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What to replace after using WRONG hydraulic fluid

Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic brake. I needed to add fluid to my brake, and decided to do a bleed. I used DOT 3 fluid instead of mineral oil (Very stupid me). after a few days my brake went dead (there ...
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rear bike rack compatibility

I am looking to install a rear bike rack on by 26" MTB. I don't want to spend so much so I'm looking to just grab something from a thrift store from bikes like these . Will installing these to my MTB ...
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Wobbly bottom bracket on Radford, need guidance to replace

I have an aluminium frame Raleigh bike that's been stuck at the back of my garage for a few years now. It has a wobbly bottom crank. I assume the bearings have gone, but A; I don't have the tool to ...
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what are the widest 700c available(with kevlar)? [closed]

Is it possible to put wider tires on the wheels I have? (original wheels on a Giant hybrid...GX-02 622 x 19) I have 700c x 38mm(Schwinn kevlar tires now). I would like something similar...TIA
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Adjust rear derailleur - strange behavior

So I'm trying to adjust and fine tune the bicycle, but there's something that quite doesn't match up anything I've seen or read online about rear derailleur adjustment, most manuals go this way. ...
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Will mountain bike front derailleur work with Shimano Tourney index shifter?

I am having trouble getting my Shimano Deore DX front derailleur to work with a Shimano Tourney index shifter. I would like to know if anyone else has made this setup work and am interested if anyone ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes not sticking after replacing pads and bedding in

So i first bleed my brakes and really botched it, getting brake oil everywhere. I cleaned up, got new pads and wiped the rotors down. I got new brake pads which i the proceeded to bed in. Eventually ...
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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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RockShox Psylo oil replacement

I have a Specialized bike that I haven't been using that I want to give to my sister. It's been sitting in my basement for about 5 years stored upside down. When I brought it up to my shop to do some ...
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How do I tell what needs repaired/replaced/cared for? [closed]

What items on an older bike should I check for wear and damage and how do I differentiate wear/damage that can safely be ignored and wear/damage that I should repair/replace? At the start of this ...
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Rear pannier bags on touring mountain bike

Why people are not using rear pannier bags on MTB for touring? Most of reports and photos I see have a saddle bag and the rest of luggage seems to go to the front of the bike. I have done touring ...
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Higher saddle height and pressure on palm

It is recommended to adjust saddle height using a formula. I made calculation and adjusted the saddle position to a higher point than my usual riding position. But now pressure on my palm increased ...
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Gears and chains [duplicate]

How do I know if I can put up a 10speed casette on my 2x8 setup (so can hub support it or do I need a new hub?). Also can I put a single speed chain on this setup above? I can't seem to find colored ...
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Have i got the right Derailleur

Hello I have just brought a Shimano Tourney 7 speed derailleur for my carrera axel ltd 2015 but I was wondering if I have got the right one I'm not 100% sure. I have put the two links to each bike ...
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Clicking noise coming from rear

When I first set out on my bike for the first 10 minutes there is a very audible clicking sound coming from the bike. After 10 minutes have passed the sound disappears. It's coming from either the ...
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Big hit 2 chainstay design

Hi guys this may have been brought up before but any advice would be great. I've got a 2007 model specialized big hit 2 fsr. The frame seems an odd design to me where the main pivot is behind the ...
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Road bike raises my heart rate more tahn my MTB?

I own a HRM that I use during most of my rides and I noticed that I manage to push myself to the limit when I ride my road bike but not with my MTB. My max HR is always higher with my road bike, my ...
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Bike ride not smooth

I've a full suspension mountain bike with a 26 inch knobby on the front wheel, this knobby has got these rectangular knobs poking out. My problem is that I find my bike's ride "not so smooth". I ...