DIY Mountain Bike Chain Whip and Cassette Removal

DIY Mountain Bike Chain Whip and Cassette Removal

It’s time to replace the cogs (also called the cassette) on your rear mountain bike wheel. (The teeth are all rounded, the chain is stretched out.) You’ve already bought the replacement cassette, so you just need a wrench to unscrew it and then you can thread the new...
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...
Mountain Bike Dropper Posts (A Complete Guide)

Mountain Bike Dropper Posts (A Complete Guide)

One of my favorite things about mountain biking is the fact that there is always something to improve on. You can spend years honing your fitness or working on your technical skills. There are always improvements to be made, which makes the progression in this sport...
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...