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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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Difficulties changing from a folding bike to a full sized MTB - why?

I presently ride a Dahon folding bike. Today I tried to ride a mountain bike, and it felt unstable. I felt unsure of myself so I only rode for a moment because I felt uncomfortable. It was very ...
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adding bottomless tokens for rockshox Rock Shox 30 Gold Solo Air 100mm

Is it possible for me to purchase bottomless tokens for my fork without having to upgrade my fork? I find I keep bottoming out my fork unless I put alot of air in it. At which point it's alittle ...
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Is there any significant gain of the bell super 3r mips over the 2r mips?

I am looking into buying a full face helmet with a removable chin bar, both the bell super 2r mips and bell super 3r mips seem to a good choice. The super 2r is about 90 pounds cheaper than the 3r and ...
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Clicking noise gets better with water

So here's my latest video checking the casette, you don't have to watch it all. This is the old video when running: My question is ...
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Frozen Fork on 2011 Diamondback MTB

I have a frozen fork on a 2011 Diamondback Response MTB. It worked fine when I purchased it back then and was riding it regularly. It has sat in storage for the past 5 years and is now frozen. Can I ...
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How to build stamina and speed?

I am a 28-year-old female weighing 13 stone [approximately 180 lbs] (overweight, I know, as I am only 5'1"). I've recently bought a mountain bike to ride to and from work (about 2 miles each way), but ...
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Bike saddle position for mountain biking/jumping?

A few times a week I go cycling with friends, we usually go to off-road places with jumps. I was wondering if having the saddle further backwards or forwards would affect performance?
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When should I move onto double jumps from tabletops?

I do mountain biking on some of my local trails and I have started doing some tabletop jumps which I can now clear, but I am afraid of starting to try doubles. Any advice? Thanks.
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What might be causing rear casette to creak?

So I'm a bike noob in terms that my bike is certainly new, and since I bought it I've had problems with it. So this time, I've figured where the problem comes from, it's the rear casette exactly, ...
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My rear wheel keeps getting side to side wobble issues. Can it be too much pannier weight?

It's now already the second time that the rear wheel has issues with side to side wobble and I would like to understand why this is happening. The first time I had a bike mechanic to tune the true ...
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Gear keeps falling back to gear 6

So basically I fell off my bike and my chain fell of but as soon as I put the chain back on and thought it was perfect I noticed it stayed in gear 6 even if the numbers changed to for example gear 4 ...
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How do I find a replacement rear axle? [duplicate]

My back wheel stopped free wheeling so we took out the back wheel and opened the hub to find that the axle is bent. So we threw away the axle and thought to replace wheel. Now I know the axle can be ...
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How do i know which wheels will fit my bike?

my bike is: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/xtc-27dot5-2-2014 and everything I have came with the bike, only now the axle of the rear wheel bent and the skewer has lost its grooves. and I would ...
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What are the best ways to start gravel biking for a complete novice (in the Bay Area)?

I recently got a Cannondale Slate and because I’m a complete novice, I’m a little hesitant in starting to ride on trails alone. I’m mostly wondering if I’d have to perform many jumps (which I don’t ...
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Buying bike parts from Chinese suppliers like Aliexpress

Are these forks any good considering the price? You can find them extremely cheap on aliexpress. There aren't many reviews on youtube so what would be your opinion on it? Is it too good to be true? ...
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The bike shop won't fix my newly bought bike

I bought a new bike, a trek MTB marlin 7, and for the first moment (a week later) it started having issues, it was clicking awfully, the pedals broke, the brakes were rubbing, the mudguard broke which ...
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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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Can I fit 26 x 2.2 tyres to my 26 x 2.25 wheels on my mountain bike?

(Not sure of year) Specialized Rockhopper Currently has 26x2.25 tyres, desperately need replacing though, Mostly used on roads or grass, but trails occasionally I'm not a professional, I just ...
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Are bicycles with wide tires bad for road racing?

I have Schnell Damping 26, which is a mountain bike with front and rear suspension. Some people suggest me that thick tire bikes are not good for road racing. What is the reason? Also, some suggest ...
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Friction in newly installed bottom bracket

I could do with some help on a bike build... I've installed a BB86/92 Trivatuv pressfit GXP bottom onto my Production Privee Shan frame. I used a headset press and everything seemed to go smoothly. ...
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Does MTB tyres wear off fast in City - gravel pavement streets, city road?

I want to buy a Cross country MTB that I want to use everyday to work within the city in weekdays. In weekends I want to take it for off-city roads with partially mud and grassy terrain. Will the ...
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what's the reason for different front and rear tire sizes on a XC MTB?

i just received my Moots Mooto X RSL, which i had previously ordered--it's a titanium 29" hardtail, spec'd for XC racing (eg, an upright geometry w/ 100 mm travel on ff, fairly high head angle & ...
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Bicycle clicking awfully, with video

I'm getting tired of debugging this noise, which seems to come from the back. I have sent it to the bike shop, for the second time, and they couldn't fix it. This sound came around 2 weeks after I ...
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Grand Canyon AL SL frame size - S vs M [closed]

Checked Grand Canyon frame sizes and can't decide which one is more suitable for me: S or M. My height is 170cm while S frame recommended height is 162-172cm and M is 172-182cm. S frame comes with 27....
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MTB with dropbars, slick tyres & clipless vs Road Bike? [duplicate]

I'm training for triathlons and endurance races (runs & bikes). As I'm a student now, i've got little money to spare and it got me thinking on what I can do to my bike to make it faster. While ...
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Going from MTB to CX - keep shoes? [duplicate]

I am switching from a MTB (with pretty old, but still fine, SPD cleats) to a CX and am in the process of picking pedals. I won't be driving the MTB at all anymore, after that, and have switched it to ...
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I purchased a mountain bike back in the 1990's at a yard sale

No markings. 2" crossbar & 2" downtube. Rims are stamped "Peninsula Italy". Looks like a 21 speed. 26" bicycle. Been stored for awhile ... dusting off for exercise (jogging is out). Wondering ...
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Testing standards for inverted Forks

I've worked on an inverted fork / upside down fork prototype. The way it is different from the ones out there is at the drop-outs, or well at the axle mounts. Now to see if it'll actually be safe for ...
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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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Freehub stuck on wheel

The freehub doesn't quite roll as smoothly as before. Pedalling back actually turns the wheel back if it's free spinning. So we thought we'd take the body off to clean it and see if anythings broken ...
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26 inch wheels and fork on a 27.5+ frame [closed]

I have a 26 inch bike(Specialized Rockhopper 2007) with decent wheels and fork. I want a more slacker head tube and better geometry than what i have now. I might be interested in one of Ragley Marley, ...
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Curious about foot position on clipless and regular pedals when mountain biking

I normally ride flat pedals and being a mountain biker with a little bit of training behind me, I pedal with the balls of my feet in front of the spindle. I had a pretty good trainer and once I ...
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Cannondale SAVE frame technology in entry price [closed]

I'm wondering if the so called "SAVE" technology from Cannondale makes any difference in the enry-mid price such as Cannondale Trail 4? (they publicize as a micro-suspension technology). In concrete ...
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Is “bike fit” through site reliable?

I want to buy a bike, in this case a moutain bike, and the salesmen always ask my height, I am 1.90m, searching the Internet I heard about "bike fit", so I found some sites that through the ...
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Fox Talas FIT RLC 32 - broken lock and problem with the right leg

I just finished my first Marathon race today, it was super cool, the best MTB experience in my life -- but there was a super frustrating part. Something broke in my fork right leg, and now that one ...
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Which rims should I purchase to avoid breakage of spokes?

I might need to replace my rims soon. I've had frequent problems with breakage of spokes, so it's a good opportunity to buy stronger rims and/or spokes. What characteristics should I look for if I ...
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SRAM 11 speed Apex derailleur w/ SRAM GX 10-42t cassette

I'm building up a drop bar bike and working with sram for the first time. The issue I've run into is that a local shop advised me that the indexing for the sram 11 speed road line and the mtb line ...
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How to remove the visor of a POC Trabec helmet?

The title says it all. I feel like I'm missing something, but I can't find help anywhere on Google, and I don't want to break the visor. Here's a link http://www.pocsports.com/us/products/trabec/...
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Front suspension fork

I have a front suspension bicycle that has a fork I want to change out. A threaded one. Back in 2016 I searched for an adjustable suspension fork but was told that only one type i could put on my bike ...
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Max pressure of hydraulic mtb lever

i'm considering a machine build based on MTB hydraulic lever brake and I would like to know if the lever, pushed by hand, will handle 13 bars /190 PSI ? I'm really new to this kind of measurement.
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What happened to the Specialized Stumpjumper HT?

I have always been a fan of Specialized, especially the Stumpjumper hardtail. I was browsing the Specialized website when I noticed that they no longer have the Stumpjumper Hardtail listed, only the ...
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Tightened the bolts on the bottom of my suspension fork — What now?

So... a few hours ago I did a bolt check on my bike. As I was about finished I checked the 2 bolts on the bottom of each of the fork's legs. They were kinda easy to tighten so I said to myself go for ...
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Tektro brake bleed block size?

The bleed kit for my Tekro HDC 330 hydraulic brakes did not come with a bleed block. I've seen a 15mm ring spanner mentioned as a suitable alternative, but would prefer to make/buy the correct tool. ...
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Buy a bycicle - total noob?

I'm currently in Finland, I got a bit of cash and I want to buy a bicycle because the one I had blew up and it wasn't exactly mine anyway; now I have never in my life bought a bicycle, or anything ...
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Replacing rear derailleur on Murray 15 speed - Looking for parts

I have an old Murray Ultra Terrain mountain bike; it's 15 speed and I had trouble re-mounting the rear derailleur to the frame. It's broken now so I'm looking for a replacement but I'm unsure of what ...
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Hybrid mountain bikes for the city?

So I'm currently looking for a new bike and would like to get another mountain bike as it's most important to me that it's resilient and that I can ride all terrain. However most of the time I'd use ...
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Replace internally routed and housing

My mountain bike has internally routed cables and and I'm struggling with indexing. My first thought is to replace my cables which I've never done. Is it as simple as pulling the inner cable out and ...
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How to put bigger tires on it

I have a 1985 Murray Phoenix high tech racer. It has 26 X 1 3/8 tires. I want to switch it over to mountain bike tires. How would I do that?
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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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Help 9mm axle in a 15mm hub on the rear

Im getting a new back wheel for my norco charger 7.2 and the frame only takes a 9mm qr, the new wheel i will be getting the mavic crossride mtb 2017 has a 15mm hub any suggestions on what i can do?