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....
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...