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 does FSR stand for in mountain bikes?

What does FSR stand for in mountain bikes? Ref: http://www.bergwerk.ch/archives/3726/specialized-enduro-comp-2013/
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Can I use Giant Talon as a road bicycle?

I bought a Giant Talon bike and I got thinner tires. Can I use it for road and streets now?
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Can anyone help identify this “retro” muddyfox frame?

My apologies I can't provide any further information, purchased from a flea market (primarily because I needed big horizontal dropouts) it has "DSP15t02" although that helps very little on Google. The ...
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How to figure out the BCD my chainring has

I have a 2017 Diamondback Line. My chain has come off a few times and this post says get this chainring. I wanted to confirm my bike requires a 104 mm bolt pattern but don't know how to do that; the ...
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11-42t cassette with a 9 speed derailleur, will it work?

I'm trying to figure out if my 9 speed derailleur (Shimano Deore) will work with a 11-42t cassette (note that it is a specific 9 speed cassette). It is for a MTB 1× setup I previously had a 3×9 ...
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Usefulness of high-pressure/high-volume switch on a track pump

Among the track pumps (floor pumps) on the market, I see one advertised with the following feature: foot-activated high-pressure/high-volume switch I'm interpreting this to mean that the pump has ...
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Putting a DH fork on an enduro bike: consequences?

I am into downhill (DH) but I don't live 1) in a country with a lot of DH parks with lifting services etc 2) near such parks. Still I like riding rough stuff (in forests or in town) so that I would ...
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Please help identity this “Ventoux” MTB

Can anyone identify the maker, I’m guessing Ventoux is the model?
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Front chainring issues + can I install Falcon Friction thumb shifters to an Shimano STX derailleur set?

I'm interested in trying friction shifters, also to save space on my cockpit. I bought a Mongoose Hilltopper 1994 recently and I want to play with it a little. A bike mechanic told me in order to ...
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Rear solid axle hub

I have Trek Marlin 5, Today I broke rear hub axle. unfortunately, shops are closed nearby, because of COVID-19, I only have solid hub axle. Is it okay to use solid axle instead of quick release?
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Should I upgrade the hub, cassette or wheel so my bike will make a sound when I don't pedal?

I have a Hardtail 29' M Niner 2016, Shimano XT 10 speed, everything is perfect but I always wanted to have that sound from the hub when I go for a ride, so I want to know what I need to upgrade to ...
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Is my bike any good?

I have an Lumala Trigger ATB 26" bike and I have no problems with it, but I have never felt a better bike than that either. It costs about $300 and it is a full squish with 100mm travel fork and a oyi ...
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What type of nut do I have here?

I had the most bizarre experience of trying to determine what kind of nut I have. I own a Schwinn Santis made by Pacific Bicycles. The rear tire had a bolt and nut. I took the nut to Home Depot and ...
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Something wrong with my brakes

I bought a new bike with hydraulic brakes in september 2019. It was working fine for a few weeks but after that I started to notice my disks blackening and the brakes lacking power.I got told that ...
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22 inch frame mountain bike for someone who is 5'8"

I'm 5'8" and had my mountain bike stolen in the fall (bummer!). Just found a really good deal on a 2015 Giant Revel but it's got a 22 inch frame. Would this be unsafe/unpleasant enough that I shouldn'...
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Bike seat and post recommendation

Yesterday someone stole my bike seat along with the seat post. I am planning to buy a new seat with post that fits it. My bike is a Bulls Pulsar mountain bike. I have found a seat on Amazon but I have ...
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Shimano GRX (or similar) and a flat bar - possible?

I've got an old MTB hardtail GT Avalanche 1.0. Now it has SRAM X7 (3x10) crankset (but used in 1x10 setup with a nw chainring). This bike is my commuting and "road" bike. With 36t chainring on the ...
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Alternative uses for an aluminum MTB frame

Any alternative use for old mountain bike tyres and inner tube? So my frame has a large crack near the headtube and I am replacing it. Could I use the frame in any other way? E.g. give it away for ...
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I need help finding a quality replacement axle

I have a Diamondback Outlook Omni 181 CL, bought it second hand for $40, and I'm not sure of the original parts. Recently I have been having trouble with the rear axle, the one it came with bent so I ...
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Suggestion for rigid fork to replace 100mm-travel RST suspension fork on 26" Trek 4300 MTB?

I have a 2008 Trek 4300 MTB (v-brake version) and am looking to replace the RST 100mm suspension fork with a rigid fork, but am having trouble finding something suitable. I measured the fork length ...
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How long should MTB disc brake pads last?

I'm fairly new to mountain biking and I was able to put in around 900 miles on my first set of brake pads on my Giant Anthem X2. At that point they started grinding metal on metal. I went and bought ...
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How do I choose a good mountainbike

I am a kid that wants to start riding a MTB, but I do not have a lot of money to buy a expensive bike. I have about R 10 000 South African Rand. (600 dollars) how do I buy a bike that can be used to ...
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Is there any way to remove a rear cassette WITHOUT a cassette wrench?

I've tried to and tried, but just can't do it. Can anyone help me with a way to remove my crappy old 7 speed cassette and install a brand new 11 speed without using a cassette wrench? I'm not rich ...
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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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Replace 27.5 x 3“ MTB tires with 27.5 x 2.1”

Recently I bought a new MTB, a Frog Xtream Vantage. After two days of riding I realized a 3" tire size is too heavy and slow to ride. So I thought to replace the 3" tires with 2.1" regular MTB tires....
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How do I determine the manufacture date for my Giant Rincon mountain bike? [closed]

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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Can I change to bigger tires? [duplicate]

I have tires that are fitted to my bike and are 2.1, because of this my rim is quite thin. Will I be able to change to 2.4 tires or will my rim be too thin. If so can you suggest a good rim size?
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Dent on aluminium frame?

I have a Cube Stereo 120 2018. When I was driving today a car hit me. I'm fine but the bike has a dent in it made by the car door. Can it be fixed? Can I still ride it, and go MTB? Can I make a sort ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brake (how to choose correct model)

I recently broke off the lever of my front brake and am looking for a replacement lever or front brake. Need some input/suggestions from more experiences riders. Some of my questions: What are the (...
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What are the ISCG05 bolt dimensions?

What are the dimensions for bolts meant to be used with ISCG05 chain devices?
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Replace bottom tubes of Marzocchi fork with rigid tubes?

I have a KHS Montaña Comp mountain bike with 26" wheels. It has a Marzocchi fork that is completely shot, both left and right side of the fork. They hold no air, even spews oil and air if I move the ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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Which way does this ring go on the left crank of this Shimano deore hollow tech external bottom bracket crank?

On the inside of the left crank there is a small ring. The picture shows where the ring is meant to go. The ring is smooth / flat on one side. The picture shows the flat side which seems to have been ...
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Upgrade 1x8 drivetrain

I have an Orange 2017 Diamondback Hook that came with an SRAM 1x8 drive-train. I'd like to upgrade it to increase the range. What are my best options? Thanks!
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How do I know if a given hardtail mtb frame is 'supposed' to have suspension forks?

How do I know if a given hardtail MTB frame is supposed to have suspension forks? I read somewhere that if you want to convert a suspension bike to a rigid you need 'suspension corrected' forks which ...
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Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?

I have a mountain bike tire that has stamped on the side something like: <----------front rear-------------> Which seems like a pretty clear indication that the tire should be oriented in one ...
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Yukon giant mountain bike [closed]

I have a Yukon Giant mountain bike, serial number GN2L7542. I would like to know the year it was manufactured and how much it is worth.
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Can I ride a big bike?

I am a MTB beginner and I just bought a used Giant stance 2. I knew from the beginning the bike is bigger than I should have, but it was a good deal. The bike frame is XL and I am 6’. Based on Giant ...
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I need help identifying used MTB tire sealant

I have a new-used MTB and I don't know what kind of sealant is in its tires. Does anyone know what this may be, or have a good resource for figuring it out? The liquid sealant in the tire is a light ...
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What size fork can accommodate this bike that is larger than the normal one?

My bike is a 2019 Boardman Mtr 8.6 and I’m wondering if I am able to fit a 140mm travel fork to my bike? Here’s a link to the bike and it’s specs: https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman-mtr-8-6-mens-...
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What's typically wrong with cheap mountain bikes? [duplicate]

I'm interested in buying a mountain bike. Recently, I was at a Decathlon and checked out their mountain bikes. They only had 3 fullies and I really liked the 700 Eur one. I didn't buy it outright ...
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Rock Shox Recon does not “completely” lock

I recently bought the 29er CUBE ACID 2017 equipped with a RockShox Rrecon front fork (Silver TK AIR PopLock 100mm). I have noticed that even when the suspension is locked, there is still a movement (...
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Can you identify this bike/frame? Mt FUJI LTD., serial 1104482 [duplicate]

I've done as much digging as I know how and I simply cannot find any information on this frame, It has a sticker on the lower referencing a shop called "Helens Bicycles" and as far as I'm aware it was ...
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Pannier rack bag for a not suitable suspension fork (Btwin Rockrider 5.1)

I ride a Btwin Rockrider 5.1 with a baby seat, and want to attach one or two pannier rack bags. I guess I only can put it on the front wheel because of the baby seat which goes over the rear wheel, ...
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Running wider tires in the front

I currently run a full suspension bike with rather thick tires. I have however been thinking of changing the rear tire to something a bit thinner as the current tire I run makes the wheel very close ...
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Broke the lid cover of my Shimano Deore combi hydraulic brake reservoir. Repair options?

Crashed. I thought I escaped unscathed but turns out I broke the plastic lid and from a vintage bike there's no one selling the entire combi levers or just the lid itself. (in shops locally, I saw on ...
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What's the difference between Weldtite Dirtwash citrus de-greaser spray and the WD40 chain de-greaser?

I m planning buying a chain degreaser for my bike, I gone to two bike shops and they sell different brand of degreaser. First bike shop i went to is the shop where I got my ATX fromand He sells wd40 ...
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Is there something particularly wrong with exclusively riding a mountain bike in a city setting?

I live in Davis, and I ride bikes simply for commuting around the university and around town. My last bike is a hand-me-down from my sister's friend over 6 years ago; it's pretty much on it's last leg....
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Chainring just don't know when to let go

My chain needed to be replaced for half a year ago and I've finally replaced it. But after replacing it, I've notice a lot of clicking noise from the chainring area. and when I go check it, I saw the ...
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Windshield on a bike

I'm doing a bunch of work on my bike today, and had an idea. My biggest speed killer especially downhill is air resistance. I have a mountain bike but I only ride on the road. I've been looking at my ...

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