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Are there any scientific studies proving the benefits of clipless pedal systems?

18 votes
1 answer
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What features of a mountain bike's geometry gives it different characteristics?

16 votes
2 answers
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How to tell if a newly built bicycle wheel is safe to ride?

15 votes
3 answers
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How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?

14 votes
2 answers
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Does helmet padding contribute to the safety of a helmet?

14 votes
4 answers
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What are the disadvantages of more suspension travel?

12 votes
2 answers
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Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?

11 votes
2 answers
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Is it normal for a new Shimano hub to feel rough?

10 votes
1 answer
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How to install bicycle pedals without a notch on the spindle?

10 votes
3 answers
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Is it safe to use a spacer that reaches above the steerer tube?

10 votes
3 answers
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Is it harmful to store a bike in a repair stand when held by the seatpost?

9 votes
3 answers
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Does rear-shock placement affect suspension characteristics?

9 votes
2 answers
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Asymmetric wheel. Which side should the "asymmetry" be on?

8 votes
2 answers
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What are the main improvements in suspension technology in the last 10 years?

7 votes
4 answers
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Can you use a SRAM 10-speed Powerlock with a Shimano chain/drivetrain?

7 votes
1 answer
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Is there a difference between a Shimano 10-speed MTB small chainring between double and triple cranksets?

6 votes
5 answers
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What are these rubber rings on my brake caliper bolts for?

5 votes
3 answers
790 views

Should a dent in an aluminium rim be bent back into shape or left alone?

4 votes
3 answers
884 views

Can I build a wheel with two different spoke types?

4 votes
3 answers
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Is a pad spacer needed when installing disc brake pads?

4 votes
3 answers
9k views

Do all stems have the same stack height for the steerer tube clamp?

3 votes
1 answer
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Can you add oil to a hydraulic disc brake reservoir without bleeding the brakes?

3 votes
2 answers
570 views

How fast does new technology "trickle down" to lower models?

3 votes
3 answers
997 views

Which is the most stringent bicycle helmet certification?

3 votes
1 answer
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Can a 12 speed Shimano micro spline cassette be used with SRAM Eagle 12 speed components?

3 votes
1 answer
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The piston on my Avid Elixir 5 brakes popped out. Does the caliper need to be rebuilt?

2 votes
1 answer
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What can my Shimano BR-M445 caliper be replaced with?

2 votes
1 answer
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Black threads are coming of my tire. Does it need to be replaced?

2 votes
1 answer
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Why do many full face bicycle helmets not conform to the ASTM F1952 standard?

2 votes
2 answers
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Ferrule to mount hydraulic disc brake hose to frame