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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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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I need to know what model and year my Rocky mountain bike is [duplicate]

RM01XXG02FT0151 this is the serial number
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this bike good for 140 pounds? [closed]

Trek xcaliber 7 2014 with Alex rims
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Is this bike suitable for a male

Is this bike suitable for men?
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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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Does this bike use hydraulic brakes?

Hi. I want to buy this bike. Is it hydraulic?
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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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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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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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if i use qr adapters will it make my 135mm wheel to a 142mm or will it stay the same

I have a 142"mm hub now but it is worn out and i need a new one. I found a 135"mm hub but it is a thru axle but i need a qr. can i use adapters and will they make it wider and closer to my original ...
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How do I determine the manufacture date for my Giant Rincon mountain bike?

I have a giant Rincon men's mountain bike (serial number GU675673) with a straight crossbar (not inclined) like most I've seen online. I am trying to determine the date of manufacture in order to ...
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What wheels would fit my bike?

I have a specialized pitch, unsure of the year, and my rear wheel was stolen. I have the front wheel which had the marking "ETRTO 584x25c" on it What does this mean and what sizes of wheels would ...
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Tire size (53-584) but different widths [duplicate]

Hello and thanks for being here! Can one put 27.5"×2.10 tires (53-584) bicycle tires on the same rims which now have 27.5×1.95 (53-584) on them? This is the One I have : [code]https://www.mongoose....
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Can I combine narrow wide chainring in triple chainring?

I have Shimano crank (MT300) with triple chainring (44-32-22), I want to change the outer chainring(44) with the bigger (maybe 50 or 52), can I use narrow wide chainring in outer gear? so the new set ...
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Project idea: Upgrade old MTB to road groupset for commuter?

I'm thinking of building up a fat-tire commuter bike. I need fenders, racks and wide tires since I live in the northwest (potholes, rain, more rain, hills). I also need it to be fast since I want to ...
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39-53t chainring on full suspension bike

I have a Giant Reign x1 bike which has 2X factory installed 22-36t 4 bolt Sram Truvativ chainring. The question is, is it possible to find 39-53t 4 bolt chainring that can be fitted to this bike or ...
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Strangeness with gears

I searched the internet and this forum and couldn't find anything about this. I recently took off my rear wheel to change the tire and tube. Upon returning it, it shifts fine (no falloff or skip) ...
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I need help adjusting Marzocchi dj3 2011

I want to increase my fork length but I don’t want to change the sag or travel or rebound. The forks are on a Rocky Mountain frame and I want the bottom of my hard tail to be parallel with the ground ...
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Upgrading crankset on a 2001 Bianchi Grizzly

So, I managed to pick up a Bianchi Grizzly frame for pretty cheap, with nearly all components included to build up. Included was nearly a full XTR groupset that has seen better days. I installed it ...
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Rattling bottom bracket

I broke my chain catcher, so i replaced it. but after assembling everything back on to the bike, i noticed that there's some rattling noises in the bottom bracket. Does that mean that i should buy a ...
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What happened to hardtails in the past 15 years?

So, last time I bought myself a new bike was around 2004 - that was a Trek 4300 hardtail which was a mid-range model and I got it for about $300. I upgraded it with better derailleurs, disc brakes, ...
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How can I replace my rigid front fork on my 1993 Palisades Trail? I'd like to keep it as low cost as possible [duplicate]

I'm trying to replace the front rigid fork on my Marin 1993 Palisades Trail with a suspension fork so that when I ride mountain trails I don't destroy my wrists. Does anyone have any suggestions on ...
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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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Can I use BMX brakes on my Murray Ultraterrain MTB?

I have an outdated 90's MTB that requires single pivot brake calipers. The only brakes of this kind I have found are either for road bikes or BMX bikes. How do I know if they would actually fit before ...
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Fox F120 RL fork mystery fluid - with pics

The fork of the bike I bought used - a Fox F120RL (installed on a 2011 Trek Fuel 8 EX) has started leaking a weird see-through fluid from the side where you adjust compression and rebound. Does anyone ...
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Which of these Mountain Bikes Choices is the Best? [closed]

The choices from local bike stores: Used 2015 Cannondale SL 29 - 2 (Women's) - $750 2019 Haro Doublepeak 27.5 Trail - $760 2018 Specialized Pitch Comp 27.5 (Women's) -$700 2019 Specialized Rockhopper ...
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SRAM GXP crank installation and rear hub preload

I just had some new BB bearings installed and am going to put the crank in but have two spacers/dust shields I am uncertain of position. I had everything laid out how it was removed but it got mixed ...
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What features does a mountain bike need to be converted to an ebike?

I'm looking convert a mountain bike and convert it to electric with a rear hub kit. I am wondering what features I should look out for to make this easier: Is there any way to keep the cassette that ...
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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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Did I pick the wrong bike?

I live 7.2 miles from where I work and was rebuilding my life, so no car. I was walking to work everyday until my son took me to Wal-Mart and said I was getting a bike. I picked out a Kent 26 ...
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I'm trying to find out who makes this shiner bock mountain bike the serial number is TPT101202371 [duplicate]

TPT101202371 This is the serial number on bottom of bicycle
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Left crank keeps coming loose

Often when I go to school on my bicycle the left crank arm starts to loosen up after one or two really gentle jumps. When this happens I just tighten it with the tool I have in my backpack. It went on ...