What Is a Mountain Bike Dropout? (Complete Guide)

What Is a Mountain Bike Dropout? (Complete Guide)

“You know your front dropout is loose?” the mechanic asked me when I dropped my mountain bike off for a shifter adjustment. This was back in the days when I didn’t know a bike tube from those rubber floaties you ride down the river. I didn’t know, and I didn’t care....
How to Install a Kickstand on a Mountain Bike (with Video)

How to Install a Kickstand on a Mountain Bike (with Video)

So you want to know how to install a kickstand on your mountain bike? This article will cover everything you need to know, including the tools you need for kickstand installation, how to select a kickstand and considerations for if you should install a kickstand on...
How to Inflate Mountain Bike Tire with Presta Valve

How to Inflate Mountain Bike Tire with Presta Valve

I headed off from my house one Saturday early in my biking career, drooling with excitement for the mountain bike ride I’d been awaiting all week. Then, before I had reached the trailhead, I noticed my rear tire was significantly low. I felt like I was riding through...