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I have an MTB with tires that roll very badly on pavement because of plastic spikes. I'm looking to get a pair of slicks and I'm hoping to get some advice here. My bike is a 29", I think they current ...

I would like to know how old is this Raleigh bike in the picture (picture is missing). Does anyone have any information about the model? I would appreciate your input.

Would an existing 2x10 front mech work with a new 11 speed rear set up? Using all Shimano SLX with 11 speed shifter, rear mech and chain. Front chain rings are 2 x SLX 38/28.

What style of bike would you suggest for cross-country trails for a beginner? Think mud and gravel trails (in a coffee estate). I weigh 85 kg and am 6 feet tall and am looking to spend ~2k USD. ...

I recently bought this mountain bike frame, It seems to be high quality tig welded alloy. I initially thought it was a Specialized frame because it was so lightweight and quality welds. But now I ...

I have a Mountain bike with 1.95 tyres on it. Most of the cycle path I take into work is fairly well paved/asphalted, I'm not going over any dirt tracks or anything like that although there is the odd ...

I have a (within last year) rockshox Deluxe R rear shock on my bike, on some hills I would like the added stiffness of a locked out shock. Do upgrade kits to add lockout exist or would I need to buy ...

I installed a new front float rotor, the ones that you can get from AliExpress. I have Deore XT brakes. While using the front brake the lever moves back and forth while pulling it. I inspected ...

Don't ask why, don't ask how much but this is what I'm aiming at: 29er entry level MTB with light Al frame stripped down Carbon rigid MTB fork (for clearance) Carbon drop-bar handle bars 35c tires ...

Are the mounting posts and position for road disc brake calipers the same as or similar enough to mountain bike disc calipers that you could put a set of road disc brakes on a mountain bike or vice-...

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.

My mtb (SERIOUS Rockville), which currently has rim brakes, has these holes at the back of the frame and I am trying to understand their use. Are these for disc brakes? Are these for disc brake ...

Can I increase my axle to crown by 3cm? I am aware this is 1cm more than the recommended amount of change, however my frame is quite overbuilt and sturdy. I know that there are more threads about this ...

this is both sides of a drop out without the needed hanger on a specialised rockhopper sponge , unknown year. What is the code for the drop out and if possible the bikes year and name ( more photos to ...

I am currently thinking of getting my first mountain bike, I have ridden a lot of cyclocross and am used to a 10kg bike but am not that familiar where you could save weight on a mountain bike. What ...

I just got my very first bicycle. At 30years old, I never ever rode a bicycle. I walked into a Walmart, bought the nicest looking mountain bike I could find, a 26" Havoc Men's Mountain Bike. My first ...

Found my old mountainbike(steelframe) and i saw that its Rear Deraileur was worn out, was wondering would i be able to install a modern deraileur on a bike frame like this? I'd also like to ask if ...

I got my motobecane partially disassembled and I did all tuning and alignment myself. Being a new joiner it makes me feel I am missing some point. The issue is when my bike is on the stand the ...

I just bought a 20" Lotus Explorer for $200. The frame is Tange CR-MO and has Shimano components, the bike shop guy said it was a good frame. I don't know a lot about bikes; I'm just looking for a ...

I bought my wife a new bike and she said It is "slipping". I took it for a ride and sure enough, it feels like it is slipping just a tad on every rotation. Its not an in-between gear or tooth slip. ...

Recently I have noticed the following. When doing extremely tight turns e.g. 90 degree trail turn, I tend to: Get out of my high saddle, position in front of it and low over the top tube Stick the ...

I have a Montra rock 650B MTB. I use 2 lock systems - 1 cable and 1 chain lock for added security. Both are attached to the frame while I cycle. The chain-lock is pretty heavy (around 700 grams). I ...

Which direction is the correct way for the QR lever to point when closed and why? I have found both upwards and backwards on different parts on the SRAM website even for the same forks. I have ...

Looks like they save some weight, but how do they have a better strength/weight ratio than a traditional two legged fork? With the single-legged fork the fork and axle must resist huge bending all ...

My hardtail MTB was stolen. As a result I started looking for a new bike. After much research, I realized that most of the biking I have been interested in over the last few years seems to fit the ...

I have recently disassembled my suspension fork and found an extraterrestrial piece of rubber in the coil spring. After some highly accurate measuring it was safe to say that this rubber piece is ...

I know that suspension type(Horst-link, Four-bar etc.) affects how a full-suspension mountain bike handles, but you can often see these same types of suspension systems used with different shock ...

my new below-entry-level MTB came with a basic coil-spring front suspension, with 2 super firm/rigid springs. 2 new soft springs would cost like $50, so I was wondering, can you simply remove a spring ...

I took my bike out of the car, and it spilled lots of oil from the fork when was on the tarmac, ( Manitou Six Elite 2002 ) through a screw-hole where the "Rebound Damper Assembly" is supposed to be. I ...

I've been watching and trying out Seth's tips on bunny hopping by doing the meerkat position first. I was able to get the feel of actually pulling with my weight and it kinda feels like floating a bit....

I'm looking at the Whyte T129s and have seen that there's a couple of options for fitting panniers to the back of a full-sus bike. Topeak Freeload - see link Any suggestions whether either of these ...

I have a freewheel and I keep bending the axle, however the rim, spokes and tire are all fine, does anyone think it would be possible to unscrew the spokes, buy a new hub that has a freehub, install ...

Some might remember me from this post. So basically after finding a fix for my dutch bike I was riding around London I now actually moved back to Germany. To the countryside to be exact and to the ...

I just discovered that my extension type handlebar plug was almost impossible to remove, at least without lasting damage/complete destruction. Until now I only ever encountered "push-in" plugs, which ...

Earlier this year I acquired a second-hand Cannondale Trigger 2014, that was used just twice but standing around for quite some time. Today I wanted to change some things about the cockpit and as a ...

I've had this bike for several years but I don't know anything about it. It would be interesting to find out the exact model and see what comes up on the internet about it. Everything is exactly how ...

Why are a lot of mountain bikers looking to get hubs that make loud sounds? Does it have an advantage or use on the trails?

Some godforsaken piece of human waste stole my bike yesterday. Straight from my front garden. Now my two kids are scared the same people might return. Honestly, this kind of crime rates up there with ...

I use a RockShox SID suspension. After using it for a while I noticed the suspension has not been rising back out on its own. I have to lift the front fork of the bike for the suspension to go back to ...

Background: I used to have a bike with Magura HS33 hydraulic V-brakes which I liked a lot. A while back I bought a new bike with Shimano M395 disc brakes. I've had the bike a little over a year now ...

This will be my first long distance cycle over 100km's / 62 miles. Last weekend I did a 60km / 37 mile cycle without too much difficulty, so I'm pretty sure I can get through at least day 1, day 2 ...

My bike came with an 80mm travel fork. I haven't found any 80mm fork online; the lowest travel is 100mm. I asked the support team if I can install a 100mm fork in it and they said it would void the ...

On my previous MTB (a hard tail from 2002), I had mounted a mini pump (not sure which brand) under/next to the bottle cage. The pump came with a frame mount and a velcro strip to secure it in place in ...

I bought a BMX style bottom bracket called a "Spanish" bottom bracket for a dirt jumper. Instead of using a hammer and a block of wood, I would like to do it correctly with a press... however, I'm ...

I have had a numbing sensation in my thumbs. I take it it is caused by the pressure of holding the handlebars while riding. The bike is a Schwinn Signature M3030 - SR SUNTOUR mountain bike.

I'm thinking about getting a XC bike and fitting a dropper. I've got my eyes on some of the cubes, ie https://www.cube.eu/uk/2017/hardtail/reaction/cube-reaction-gtc-2x-carbonnflashred-2017/ It's ...

I have Graber 2 bike rack. While installing I noted top narrow side of Graber arm rest on top of the trunk and bottom wide arm rest on rear bumper. How safe it is to carry bikes like this ? If ...

I'm planning for a cycling trip from Srinagar (starting point) to Leh (Ending point) approx 450 kms. Going to Srinagar in Flight and coming back to my city from Leh via flight only. So, I have to pack ...

I recorded myself while practicing doing manuals or even attempting to loop out to practice bailing. I noticed that whenever I start to preload and pull back, my bike stops in place until my front ...

Hi All! Please help with advice. I was doing some regular brush cleaning on my new Diamond Mission Pro bike that I purchased off the diamondback website (less then month old). A little bolt near rear ...

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