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...

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Can I Get Bigger Pedals for My Mountain Bike?

Can I Get Bigger Pedals for My Mountain Bike?

A bigger pedal gives a mountain biker added confidence when jumping and also provides more foot placement adjustment as compared to clipless pedals. Alternately having big feet is sometimes a curse. A small MTB pedal for a bigger shoe size guy or gal can be...

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Can You Put Hybrid Tires on A Mountain Bike?

Can You Put Hybrid Tires on A Mountain Bike?

Changing the tires on your mountain bike to hybrid tires can be great if you want to commute with your bike or just ride in road conditions or varying terrain. In this post, we will look at what hybrid tires are and where they are best suited.  What Makes Hybrid...

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Should I Buy a 26-Inch Mountain Bike?

Should I Buy a 26-Inch Mountain Bike?

With mountain bikes, the wheel sizes are important for performance and control. One size you may consider is the 26-inch bike. Are they still available, and are they for you? Without further ado, let’s answer the question. Should I Buy a 26-inch MTB? A 26-inch...

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Who is a 26-Inch Mountain Bike Good For?

Who is a 26-Inch Mountain Bike Good For?

I know, if only they could make a one size fits all bike! However, we live in a world where your bike needs to be a good fit for your height. Otherwise, you’ll have a bike that feels like something a clown would ride on. Or, you’ll have to climb up on it like a...

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Can You Put Road Tires on a Mountain Bike?

Can You Put Road Tires on a Mountain Bike?

This is a common question for many mountain bike enthusiasts. Many people want to use their trail bikes while at home to run errands or commute to work, and we all know that road bikes and mountain bikes are designed very differently from each other. So, can you put...

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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....