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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Help identifying MTB frame

Apologies making ANOTHER one of these threads...Anyhows: Bought a bike third hand, frame has been stripped and painted. Trying to find make & model so I can get some offset bushings for the shock. ...
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Shimano MTB (SM-SH51) Cleats moving vertically in pedal

My new shoes/cleats seem to have "vertical" movement (not lateral float) and I can't figure out why, or how to fix it. I recently got new shoes (Shimano XC-7) that use the same SM-SH51 standard ...
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What's the type of polymer material used in friction bushings in Sram rear derailleurs clutches?

The friction bushing of an (older) Sram rear derailleur clutch is shown below. What type of polymer material are these made out of? I'm also interested to know what friction materials are used in 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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Grip shifters not opening (trying to remove the shifting cable)

I'm trying replace the shifting cable on my mountain bike. The bike has grip shifts. I loosened the hex screw on the grip shift and was able to slide the grip part off the shift housing but it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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MUnicycling tips: Which tricks to practice to improve mountain unicycling performance

I recently bought a unicycle with the purpose of riding mountain trails. I live in Patagonia where there are plenty of nice mountain trails and I used to do a lot of mountain biking there, but ...
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Would too small of a mountain bike frame cause lower back pain?

I'm just under 6' 2" and recently got a Large transition patrol. I'm right on the cusp of needing an XL frame. Anyway, I had a Large patrol before and am noticing now as I did then that my lower back ...
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Rear axle for Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels w/ Formula hubs

I've acquired a pair of old Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels with Formula hubs, but the rear wheel is missing the axle. I've been reading various posts about how to measure / replace the axle, but ...
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Creaky hydraulic disc brakes on MTB

I am having some trouble with my Boardman Mht 8.8. Whenever I press my brakes while stationary, and move the bike with them engaged, a creak and clunk sounding noise appears, every time. This ...
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identifying a mtb frame

about one or two years ago my brother has brought this bike home and i am now thinking of restoring it. It has an alloy frame unsure of the size but the wheels are 27.5", feels strong and solid... But ...
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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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Stiff, hard to use poplock, rockshox recon silver

My bike is equipped with front suspension Rockshox Recon Silver with PopLock remote lock. The use of that control is VERY stiff and HARD to lock (very easy to unlock though). Every time I need to ...
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Ting/Ping noise from front wheel around rotor

There is a constant ting-ting-ting noise from the front brake/rotor of my mountain bike. The bike shop said it's the rivets of the floating rotor but I'm not convinced at it happens from the moment I ...
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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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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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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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mixed MTB/road bike for touring: uncleanliness of a Frankenstein setup

It appears that there are similar threads, so I'll reformulate it with more specific questions and taking the cue from comments. I am assembling my brand-new touring bike on a LHT frame, and I'd ...
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Giant Reign shock travel?

I've just bought a Fox Float X 2014 for my 2015 Giant Trance. It fits my Trance perfect but I may be upgrading to a 2015 Giant Reign. I was thinking would my shock fit onto a reign? The size of mine ...
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Compatibility question

I was wondering on a mountain bike what rear derailleurs work if have a 21 speed bike. Additional information: 7 ring rear cassette and 3 in the front Will an 8 and 9 speed rear derailleur work or ...
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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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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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MTB size for a tall guy

I'm out looking for a new full suspension XC bike. I've had an Epic 3-4 years ago. I've had a little break until now. Normally I would choose a size XL any day, but I've seen some pro's sizing down. ...
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Brakes QHD-6 Tork - how to fit new pads

I have a Claud Butler MTB which is fitted with QHD-6 Tork hydraulic brakes. Whilst these have worked really well for a number of years, recently the rear brakes stuck on whilst I was out. I have now ...
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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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What rear axle do I need?

I had the chance to buy myself a bargain the other week. It was a Muddy Fox Courier Comp mountain bike – I had one when they first came out. The thing is I need to get a rear axle long ...
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Please help identify this frame

I would really appreciate any information that could help to identify this bike frame. I bought the frame at a garage sale and was told the frame was a "specialized" possibly s works but never had ...
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Dyno Mountain Bike?

Did Dyno make Mountain Bikes? I always thought of this one as a MTB. Can anyone give me more information about it? It has this number on the bottom: 9552795 and 21 speeds with 26 inch tires. It's all ...
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SRAM Drop bar to MTB hydraulic brake interoperability

In a previous question I asked about compatibility of drop bar shifters with mountain bike derailleurs. Now I'm curious about drop bar hydraulic brake lever compatibility to mountain bike hydraulic ...
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SR Suntour Fork Disassembly - No Screw/Bolt near Dropouts / Giant Sedona LX 2005

I have a Giant Sedona LX... probably from 2005 (?) with an SR Suntour fork on it. Magnesium... I'm trying to disassemble the fork to inspect whether it is rusted (and will be tossed as it is not ...
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Extender for HAMAX child-bike-seat?

I just bought my wife an awesome Merida Juliet. But our (existing) Hamax bike seat doesn't fit over the tire when mounted to the frame (just touches the back wheel) and mounted on the seat post the ...
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Backpack advice?

I have a Camelbak Kudu 12 (http://shop.camelbak.com/kudu-12/d/1344) backpack. I've tried riding with it a few times but it's just not working. Whenever I ride down a trail, the backpack hits the back ...
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What frame is this?

could you help to find out the brand, type, & year model of this MTB frame (attached) ? Best regards.
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Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
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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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Where does this bike comes from?

I have a bicycle (bike) bought in January 2000. I am now curious to find out the manufacturer depending on the chassis serial number as engraved below the pedal-hub as indicated: ISR8080906. Attached ...
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Bike Help describing

What type of bike is this? When was it made? Also what model is it?