Questions tagged [reliability]

Reliability (engineering) and also a branch of statistics, the ability of a system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specified period of time.

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How can I increase ebike drivetrain reliability?

I'd like to improve reliability and have fewer problems with my drivetrain. What more can be done? I have an electric bike. I only ever use the six smallest sprockets on the 12-speed cassette, even ...
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Should I trust a tube that fell flat?

I have had a few tubes fail flat in the middle of a ride, even when they were fully inflated at the beginning. When that happens, and the tube isn't punctured, I re-inflate them, but change to new ...
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Increasing reliability of a hardtail MTB

What affects the reliability of bike more, better suspension or heavier tyres? I have bought a hardtail (Rockrider ST520) with 80mm front travel and 27.5 x 2.0 all terrain tyres. The bike is meant for ...
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Nakamura bike brand?

I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is sold in Norway (, France (,, somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively ...
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Running tires with significantly different pressures?

I ordered a replacement for one of the old Schwalbe Marathon 700x28C tires on my ancient road bike, and it turns out that "new" Marathons of that size are meant to be inflated to 80-110psi despite ...
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How suitable is a Dahon folding bike for Indian road conditions?

I'm in the market for Dahon folding bike. I have narrowed down on the Dahon SUV D6 since it suits my budget. I would be carrying it around in trains on weekends to tourist towns in South India and ...
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What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?

I'm after a mountain bike and I've narrowed it down to the Cannondale F29 (based on reviews, plus I like the look of the bike). My question is, should I go for the carbon bike or the alloy bike? I'm ...
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Why would higher fork contribute significantly to breaking the frame?

When I recently cracked my frame near the headtube, every bike shop that I went to, asked me explicitly "Did you put a longer travel fork?". Putting aside that apparently fork travel and fork crown ...
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