How to Fix a Skipping Mountain Bike Chain (with VIDEO)

How to Fix a Skipping Mountain Bike Chain (with VIDEO)

Have you heard of Murphy’s Law of the Skipping Mountain Bike Chain? To paraphrase, it states that – even when your shifting is nice and smooth at home or at the trailhead – it doesn’t mean your chain won’t start skipping on your ride. And additionally, if your...
How Much Is a Bike Tune Up? (Plus Some DIY Bike Maintenance Tips)

How Much Is a Bike Tune Up? (Plus Some DIY Bike Maintenance Tips)

If you’re a sporting enthusiast (and live in an area with seasonal weather changes), there are certain annual events that help mark the passage of time. Instead of birthdays or New Year’s Eve, the important dates in your year might look like: Ski Tune Time, Snow Tire...
DIY Mountain Bike Tune Up (Complete Guide)

DIY Mountain Bike Tune Up (Complete Guide)

It’s spring! The sky is blue (for five minutes), the trails are dry (sort of) and it’s time to wake your mountain bike from its long winter’s nap. But, just like you can’t jump from a winter on the couch and ride 20 miles, neither can your mountain bike! So how do you...
21 DIY Mountain Bike Upgrades [Things You Can Do!]

21 DIY Mountain Bike Upgrades [Things You Can Do!]

When my husband’s mountain bike was stolen from our garage, we encountered a problem we’d never expected: No bike store in our region had a bike he could buy to replace it. Bike shops all over the state were selling out of bicycles! One of the windfalls of 2020 was...
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....