How to Remove Rust from a Mountain Bike Chain [with Video]

How to Remove Rust from a Mountain Bike Chain [with Video]

The weather was finally starting to warm up, so I went out to my garage to retrieve my mountain bike. Upon retrieving my bike from the rafters, I noticed that I had forgotten to winterize the chain correctly, and the chain was pretty seized up and rusty. DIY MTB Pro...
How To Tighten A Chain On A Bike

How To Tighten A Chain On A Bike

I’ve been professionally working on bikes and writing about my journey for over 5 years now. I’ve had my hands on countless bikes, from the most straightforward single-speed types to the complex multi-geared varieties. Together we get to step through the...
Why Don’t Bikes Have Chain Guards (Stop Greasy Pants)

Why Don’t Bikes Have Chain Guards (Stop Greasy Pants)

You might have considered a chain guard, depending on how hard you ride. But are they worth the added weight, or are they more of a vanity accessory? Most modern mountain bikes have eliminated chain guards because the bike design and pursuit of weight savings...
What Is A Narrow Wide Chainring, And What Does It Do?

What Is A Narrow Wide Chainring, And What Does It Do?

I know for a fact that conventional chainrings have narrow teeth that fit between the spaces of inner chain links. These narrow teeth are the standard for chainrings, so I wondered what a narrow-wide chainring was the first time I encountered it. It turns out that the...
How to Fix a Skipping Mountain Bike Chain (with VIDEO)

How to Fix a Skipping Mountain Bike Chain (with VIDEO)

Have you heard of Murphy’s Law of the Skipping Mountain Bike Chain? To paraphrase, it states that – even when your shifting is nice and smooth at home or at the trailhead – it doesn’t mean your chain won’t start skipping on your ride. And additionally, if your...