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...

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Can I Put 27.5-inch Wheels on a 26-inch Wheel MTB?

Can I Put 27.5-inch Wheels on a 26-inch Wheel MTB?

Upgrading an existing mountain bike can be tricky, especially if you’re trying to figure out if you can put 27.5-inch wheels on a 26-inch wheel MTB. Are all forks and frames the exact clearance? Are they universal for this upgraded wheel diameter? Let’s find out. You...

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How to Cut a Mountain Bike Chain [With Video]

How to Cut a Mountain Bike Chain [With Video]

I was riding this great single-track trail when I had a pretty horrid fall, and my bike smashed into some rocks. Luckily, I survived with just some bruises and scrapes, but I had to figure out how to cut a mountain bike chain to remove it and replace it. Not a fun...

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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...

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...

Do Mountain Bikes Have Kickstands?

Do Mountain Bikes Have Kickstands?

You just finished your ride and you reach for the kickstand to set it upright. Then, you notice there’s no kickstand! What gives? I know you want to know the answer to the question, “Do mountain bikes have kickstands?” So, let’s answer that immediately. The answer is,...