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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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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Specialized Rockhopper derailleur hanger needed…which one?

I need to know which drop out hanger I need for this Specialized Rockhopper. Part of the frame is chipped at the dropout but it will still bolt on. I just don't know which hanger I need.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bike lookup: Is this the bike I ordered or a women's model?

I just received the bike I ordered last week and it looks much different from the 2018 model that I tried at my local bike shop. I ordered the latest model of "Specialized Rockhopper Base" but the ...
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Can anyone tell me the specific year and model of this Benotto bike?

I’m inexperienced and just wanted to work on refurbishing this as a side project but thought that knowing what I was working on was a good place to start. Only other identifying factors are a ...
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Magura Vyron dropper seatpost internal shaft can be easily twisted

I had a very light crash (in fact just rode into a bush) after which I noticed I twisted magura vyron seat post. Apparently my seat post clamp was too tight.. Now it can be twisted when some force is ...
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How can I not break my sprocket next time

My sprocket was doing loud noises and when I looked at it, it looks like this https://imgur.com/gallery/kcISjFd I bought a new sprocket but I want to know, what can I do to avoid these types of ...
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Bicycle chainring dropping/ making a click sound. Help! [duplicate]

My bike is a bit dirty but can someone explain whats happening and a possible fix for this issue? a video with the issue on imgur
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What can I use to replace a Shimano Deore LX RD-M581?

I've got a trusty Marin East Peak XC from 2008, but the rear derailleur's adjustment screws have all sheared and I need to replace it. The derailleur is a Shimano Deore LX RD-M581, but I can't find ...
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Which mountain bike pedal is most suitable for racing?

Which kind of mountain bike pedal is most suitable for racing? It needs to be pretty light, but also durable to be able to resist a tough race.
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Swapping MTB tires for more grip and less puncture, going tubeless: is it worth?

I own a CUBE Acid MTB, which is mainly aimed at entry-level/XC riding, although (since this is the only bike I own righ now) I do ride it in somewhat more aggressive trails, almost enduro. The bike ...
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Difference between cheap and expensive mountain bikes

I've been helping the friend to choose the bike the other day and we went to specific bike open air market. As I remembered the normal price for entry level bikes was ~400 EUR, but the Chinese ...
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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 learning to ride a unicycle boost biking skills?

Unicycles are not particularly expensive, seem to be light and portable, also fun. This gets me wondering if spending a couple of months to learn riding such a thing would boost a mountain biker's ...
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Is it common to own two MTBs for different weather conditions?

I'm newish to cycling, so I apologize if this is a stupid question... Does it make sense to have two MTBs -- one for dry weather and another for wet/winter weather? I'm doing both paved and dirt ...
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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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Can I fit a training tyre to my bike wheel? [duplicate]

I have a mountain bike with a tyre marked 26x2.00 and I'd like to fit a training tyre so I can use my bike inside. I know that the 26 refers to the diameter of the wheel and the 2.00 is the width of ...
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Issue shifting from largest cog to second largest

Got a Canyon Spectral 3 weeks ago, have done around 2 hours riding on it and have noticed an issue with shifting from the largest cog to second largest. The drivetrain is SRAM NX 1x12. There are two ...
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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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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 do I do with this during SR suntour lower leg service?

I'm trying to do a lower leg service on my fork: SR Suntour Epixon 29er https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014UQDX9Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've removed the rebound ...
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Raleigh Montage mountain bike crank question

Will a modern Shimano crank set be compatible to replace an oval tech Shimano set from the 1980’s. It’s for a Raleigh Montage Mountain Bike.
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Upgrade old Gary Fisher MTB drive train to 10 speed

Las year I purchased a old 1998 or 1999 Gary Fisher Tassajara MTB. It came with 519 Weinmann wheels 26x1.5/559. There is no brand on the rear hub, I believe they are part of those Weinmann wheels. ...
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How do I inflate this bicycle tire valve? [duplicate]

I inherited this bike with this funny looking stem. Is this broken? How do I inflate it?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of riding a smaller Mountain Bike frame?

I am 182cm (5' 11'') tall and am looking into buying a new frame for my mountain bike. Right now i have a 19'' frame and i found a good deal on a 17'' frame. The guy from the shop told me that it ...
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Crankset and arm fitting issue

I have 2008 Specialized Rockhopper Comp. I bent my crank arm but can't find the same model online which is a Shimano FC-442/443 crank arm. If I wanted to replace my crankset what could fit onto my ...
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Quick release lever free spinning [closed]

I have a Stance 2020 27.5 MTB with Rockshox Recon front axle. My quick release lever will free spin when I try to lock in the front wheel. I have "fixed" it enough by tightening the screw, this ...
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Single speed chain alignment

I have a seasoned 26" Dirt Jump bike where the time has come to replace the bottom bracket. The bike currently has Profile BMX cranks, with a single speed rear wheel (not an MTB freehub). Current BB ...
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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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GT MTB - New tires - same size front/rear or a mix? (based on my needs below)

Probably questions about tires are an everyday-question on this forum. I own a GT mountain bike. I was running some tires more for dirt/off-road, but where I moved to live now I have also been ...
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Should I buy a mountain bike, what size should it be?

My bike is becoming old and I'm upgrading. Where I live half the roads are offroad/gravel, half of them are really old asphalt that has pot-holes in it. I'm thinking of buying a mountain bike, ...
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Commuter/ road bike from a MTB frame

I have an entry-level 27.5 mountain bike and I will be moving to London this summer. Since I won't be riding it on trails anymore I thought I can keep the frame and wheels and build a commuter bike or ...
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What size tyres will fit my wheel? [duplicate]

My bike wheel was recently stolen and I found this old Bontrager AT-550 wheel in my shed. It's a 29er from my research and I'm wondering what size tyre would fit that would be decently smaller than ...
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Scratches on fork stanchions

On of my fork stanchions has scratches on the black coating. The scratch has sharp edges. The Fork is a RockShox Pike RCT3. I could try to fill the scratch with paint and polish or replace the crown ...
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Front and rear derailleur compatible?

I'm struggling and need help! My front derailleur which is 3x9 speed got damaged. Shimano Acera 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, low-mount, top-swing, dual-pull but I'm thinking to upgrade it with a Shimano ...
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Bottom headset cup doesn't sit flush

After a crash, I noticed my bottom headset cup was no longer sitting flush with the frame (see the right side of the image below). If I grab the headset cup I can rock it back and forth slightly. No ...
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How do I stop my bike tires from puncturing?

I recently bought a specialized Stumpjumper 29 and its only been a few weeks but I've punctured the tire four times already. I think im getting the punctures from the trees and bark on the trail but ...

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