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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Which bike should i buy, which is better bike [closed]

Hi my question would be is which bike should i buy out of these 3. My height is 181cm. The first one is a Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 2016 so 4 years old. Size L The second one is a Ghost Fr Amr ...
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Turning MTB to hybrid

I have one mountain bike with its own tyre. I would like to turn that to a hybrid. My MTB tyre size is 26×2.125 57-557 what size should I purchase if I am going with hybrid tyres?
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Neck pain and handlebar adjustment

I have a medium size Scott Scale 40 (2009) and my height is 1.73m. Whenever I ride this bike I feel that something about my posture is wrong, back and neck pains are killing me after 1 hour. I think ...
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How do I figure out what the model number is of my Shimano rear derailleur?

Here are pictures of my current derailleur I need to replace.
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Should I get a downhill bike a little bit smaller size?

My question would be is if I should buy a YT Tues CF 27.5 2017, size M when my height is 181cm, and the bike's chart goes up to 178 cm. And it is used by the way.
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Is it worth buying a road bike or rather upgrade mountain bike?

So I am currently on the fence about my next bike, I have in the last year and a half taken up cycling more seriously. To give some background I mean I am probably doing around 50km (31 miles) a week. ...
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What would be the modern equivalent for 2001 Specialized RockHopper?

My beloved and dependable 2001 Specialized RockHopper A1 were stolen by some lowlife about two weeks ago. After filing a complaint with the local police dept. I filed a claim with my insurance company....
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Help me identify bike frame. Repainted, but have serial number

I got this bike second hand, accordingly to the previous owner it should be a rocky mountain. He said that he repainted the bike and created new stickers for it. I couldn't find a similar rocky ...
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What beginner's mountain bike should I get? [closed]

I know there's questions like these on the site, but I thought that they were all outdated, and since there have been better newer bikes, I have decided to ask again. I'm trying to start mountain ...
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Rear wheel keeps ending up squint, axel on cassette side lateral movement?

I have an old(?) 2010 Carrera Vulcan MTB and the rear derailleur hanger broke a few months ago (my son accidentally bashed it with his bike). Even though the bike is old, it has not really seen much ...
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I have a customized Salsa Journeyman Claris. How small can I go for my small chainring? I'm not sure how to verify compatibility

It's a Salsa Journeyman Claris drop bar 650b converted to flat. The flat and drop frames are the same, but the drop comes with road bike components. I have already upgraded a Sunrace 11-40t cassette ...
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Low sprocket exceeds derailleur max teeth but total capacity within range of derailleur

I plan on keeping a 2x10 drivetrain on a couple of bikes, and I've come across a sale on 10s cassettes. One of the cassettes is a Shimano HG-500 with 11-42t count. The front drive will be either 34-24 ...
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How can I find the year of these Giant XTC 2 bikes?

New to mountain biking so please forgive my ignorance. I’m trying to figure out the year of these bikes and having trouble as the components don’t match what I’ve been able to find doing online ...
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Can I reorient my dérailleur so the top jockey doesn't hit the cassette?

I was running a RD-M7000 dérailleur on my Scott E-Genius 730 and I recently received some good advice here that the Deore RD-M6000 is a drop-in replacement. I have now purchased and fitted that, but ...
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Front disc brake rattling noise

I recently purchased a brand new Scott Genius 950 at a local bike store. After bedding in the brakes, I noticed a rattling noise while riding coming from the front disc brake. I brought it back to ...
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What bike would be right for me?

I live in an area with many steep hills which are all about 1000-1300 feet high. My current bike is a Ghost Northshore which is a freerider just slightly under 37 lbs. I bought this bike to ride on my ...
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Can I put other type of fork to a downhill frame? Is this a DH frame?

I've recently bought a 29er downhill frame and since I am new to MTB, I was wondering if I can put an other type of fork to this dh frame. Something like an enduro fork with 180mm travel? ! The ...
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Is there any way to save disk brake pads once they've gotten even a little bit of mineral oil on them? [duplicate]

I did a frame swap recently and my front brakes are now screeching loud and not as powerful as they were on the other frame. This leads me to believe that I must have gotten some mineral oil or other ...
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MTB 1x vs 2x cross chaining [duplicate]

I've got a good deal and bought a new bike with full Shimano XT groupset and 2x Drivetrain which I am not fully satisfied with, it has 34/24 and 11-42 setup. I would prefer 1x more but not going to ...
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Mountain bike tires going bald after few weeks

A few weeks ago I bought a decent mountain bike. It's not a fat tire bike but it had pretty wide and grippy tires. I rode almost 200 miles over the past few weeks on asphalt but tires are going bald. ...
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Finding compatible thinner street tires for Giant ATX

I am trying to get a pair of thinner road tires for my Giant ATX (Disc). I have tried to look up resources to see what tires would be compatible with the bike but could not find anything. Can ...
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Bike Make and Model Recommendations [closed]

I need suggestions for the most economical bike models that can accommodate my weight. I am 5' 8" (172 cm) and weigh 310 lbs (140 kilograms). I would like to begin riding a bike for exercise and to ...
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Bicycle dull noise when pedalling

My bike is making this very weird sound. It’s kinda dull I can feel sort of vibration when pedalling. It gets worse going uphill I think. Please check the video to hear it. https://streamable.com/...
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Why does my Shimano Deore SLX dérailleur not rotate into the expected (vertical) position?

I have a Scott E-Genius 730 Plus mountain bike (around three years old). I had a chain snap recently, so I have replaced the rear 10-speed cassette, and am now trying to route a new chain correctly. I ...
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What's the proper science-driven way to treat mild scrapes/abrasions (that have a bit of dirt in them) from a mountain biking crash?

I tried to research this using search engines and found such a random variety of recommendations. Some were saying to make sure you have your tetanus booster while others were citing a study that ...
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Crown race for a fork with a straight 28.6mm steerer

I have a fork with a 28.6mm steerer tube. It appears to be completely straight, with no flare at the bottom. I bought a bike with a damaged crown race. I bought a Jessica head set, but the crown race ...
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Do I need a medium or large cage rear derailleur?

My SRAM x5 rear derailleur got caught on something and broke. I went to order a new one and learned there are different cage sizes. I don't know which size cage I currently have. While trying to ...
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Proper tire pressure for my bike?

I wanted to ask about proper tire pressure specifically for the bike I got. The model is Oryx Volt 26". Tires specs are: 26" / 2.125". I believe Toronto Police used such bikes. Recommended pressure ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

I recently found some local bike trails that have everything from flat gravel to dirt bike jumps. I'm looking for a bike that can hold me through off road biking. I don't plan on doing any jumps or ...
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Broken Derailleur

I have the GT Palomar 2001 edition mountain bike and the derailleur broke last year. I am now looking to fix it but I do not know which one to get as i do not want to do anything to the chain. Please ...
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Help me identify bike model by picture

I have a friend which has a friend who is selling his bike, the only picture i have is this one bellow, i know it is a Focus bicycle but i don't know the model.
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The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modified it to a shorter one?

The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modify it to a shorter one?
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Mountain bike shorts has an attached inner pair of shorts w/ padded liner…should I detach the inner shorts from the shorts?

I bought a pair of mountain bike shorts. It comes with a ‘separate’ pair of inner shorts that are like Lycra and have a padded liner sewn to it. However, these inner shorts are attached to the outer ...
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Can I convert the brakes from rim to disc [duplicate]

I have a 1990s vertik 2 it's the mountain bike one and I am wondering if I could convert the rim brakes to disc brakes if so what are good budget options
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What is a good starter mountin bike? (in France) [closed]

I have been riding a road bike for the past year. And now, I want to see if mountain biking is for me or not. Ideally, it would be a bike that could handle a lot of climbs and be reliable for less ...
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Canyon Spectral:ON different wheel size (29''/27.5'')

Canyon Spectral:0N boasts a different wheel size: it has a 29''/2.5'' as front wheel and the 27.5''/2.8'' back. This difference in wheel size should make the bike more nimble and the extra-wide tyre ...
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Upgrading crankset to 48 tooth

I need to change my crankset and bottom bracket, is is possible to upgrade to 48 tooth from the stock 42? The front derailleur is shimano Alivo and has a clamp. It could be moved up to a higher ...
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Is it possible to change the bike’s friction shifter into a trigger shifter?

I found my twist shifter inconvenient because it is very hard to twist, I would want to replace it with a trigger shifter to make it convenient. Is this possible?
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Chain stuck between chainring and frame

My chain fell out while switching the gears and now it is stuck between the chainring and the frame. (I'm not a native speaker nor a bicycle expert, the terms may be wrong) I tried to unscrew the ...
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Gears playing up after a chain replacement [duplicate]

I had used my bike for about a year and thought it was about time to replace the chain. The old chain started to skip links, but only sometimes. I got the right chain from my local bike shop, I sized ...
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How old is this Kenlight bike?

Kenlight Mountain bike that has Kenlight decals and a red white and blue metal Kenlight badge on the head tube. I was told it was may be from the 1980's.
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Disc brake pad replacement, or replace whole caliper?

We have a Boss Stealth 26" men's mountain bike with Zoom brand disc brakes. The disc brake pads are worn and need replacing, the problem is finding a workshop who can fit them as apparently it is a ...
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My 6 geared Shimano bike doesn't shift from higher to lower gears but does the opposite smoothly

My 6 geared(Shimano gears) mountain bike with the grip shifting system shifts really smoothly from the 1st gear to the 6th (biggest cog to the smallest). However when I try to twist the shifter from ...
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Electric bike chain skipping on smallest sprocket

I recently bought a BH Lynx 6 electric mountain bike and so far have been having struggles getting it riding well. After getting it here and setting it up I found that in the highest gear (smallest ...
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Is it okay for this wire/cable to be hitting my pedal? [duplicate]

This little piece is sticking out. This is my first bike and I was wondering if it’s a problem or I should try and attach it to the bar or if it’s okay to be like that?? Help I’m new to the bike world....
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MTB Weekend rider: step up to carbon worth it?

Target: weekend rider, cross country, enjoying technical sections, approx. 3hrs rides. Would like to improve MTB skills and spend more time on the trails. Current setup: Grand Canyon 4.0 2018, 13,3 ...
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Changing Scott Scale 960 2019/2020 rear hub to thru-axle?

I'm interested to buy Scott Scale 960, but I would like to change rear hub from QR to 10 or 12mm thru-axle. Is it possible with or without changing rear hub? What kind of hub would it fit in case it ...
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Mountain bike crank hits derailleur cable

Just bought my first bike and it was put together by the store. I was wondering if this little cable/wire is okay, it's hitting my pedal every time I’m riding. It doesn’t really bother me, but I don’t ...
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MTB Shimano MT610 crankset with 32t: possible switch to 30t?

I'm looking at the Raven 8.7 with its Shimano MT610 crankset with 32 teeth. The bike comes equipped with Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed cassette and Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed rear derailleur. I ...

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