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,...

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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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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...

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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....

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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...