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Can I update a decade-old mountain bike to modern standards?

A large 11-speed cassette with 26" rear wheel is tricky. The derailleur arm is very long in comparison to the wheel and the ground clearance is quite poor. But a good news is that usual hubs are ...
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Can I update a decade-old mountain bike to modern standards?

Despite the massive moves and designed obsolesce, with marketing and social media driving all the hype over the latest and greatest next best thing, the parts to maintain the bike are readily ...
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Can I update a decade-old mountain bike to modern standards?

TLDR: "modernizing the bike" will bring loads of complications for questionable benefits, and serious drawbacks in all cases. About the availability of the standards: QR: still the norm on ...
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Specs to take into account when changing frame on Enduro MTB

I'll just focus on the parts compatibility side of things. The geometry of your current frame versus that of the new one has little effect on which parts are interchangeable, having more to do with ...
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Popping sound source

As noted by Warren, the source of the noise is likely to be the pedals or the bottom bracket. Given the picture you've added to your question, I would hazard the BB needs replacement, as it looks to ...
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Popping sound source

Likely culprit is dead or nearly dead ball bearings in the bottom bracket or dead bearings in the pedals. If you have the correct bicycle tools remove the cranks and open up the bottom bracket. You’ll ...

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