Mountain

GOTW: Re-Prioritizing the Bell.

Spurcycle makes only a couple very select items.  Namely, a bell, a key clip and a couple of condiment themed water bottles that seem a little out of place.  The bell is what put these guys on the...
Company: Spurcycle
Type: Review
Surley Pugsley with Chains

BOTW: Surly Pugsley 2 CHAINZ Edition

Surly Pugsley with Chains

In honor of the winter season descending upon us, the "Bike of the Week" is a chained out Surly Pugsley.  These 2 Chainz will...

Blog Tags: Bike of the Week
Company: Surly
Type: Blog entry
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Bro Santa

Santa is the obvious pick for Bro of the Week.   Santa delivered gifts to upwards of 7 Billion people last Thrusday night but still managed to squeeze in a quaint snowy ride through the...

Blog Tags: bro + bicycle
Type: Blog entry
Bike Box

Bike Travel Cases: A Top Ten List

When on the road, whether it’s for a competition or for transportation of your bike for personal recreation in a new place, you are going to need a case. Bike travel cases come in all sorts of...

Company: Biknd
Type: Blog entry
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Five Ten Kestrel Mountain Bike Shoe Review

Five Ten Kestrel MTB Shoe

The new 5.10 Kestrel is designed to transfer power to the pedals as efficiently as possible using a low-profile design and snug Boa...

Company: Five Ten
Type: Review
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Setting Up Clipless Pedals on a Mountain Bike

Mountain bike cleats are typically fixed to your shoe using a 2-bolt system. Experimenting with the position of the cleat on your shoe will help you find the best fit for your style of pedalling...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Overview of Bicycle Pump Heads and Tube Valves

Bike maintenance is something we take seriously here at Art's Cyclery. We want to make sure your bike functions perfectly every time you go out for a ride. Whether you're riding mountain or road,...

Part tubes
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Fix a Damaged MTB Chain

Breaking a chain is everyone's worst nightmare but in reality it only slows you down if you don't have the tools and know-how to repair it. This informational video shows you how to repair a...

Part chain
Tools chain tool
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Service A RockShox Reverb Dropper Seat Post

Tools for the job

2.5 weight suspension fluid
Torx keys
Reverb bleed syringes
Paper cloth
Degreaser
It’s important to note that Reverb dropper posts require a...

Part seat post
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How-to: Chain Catcher Installation

A chain catcher is a cheap and easy way to eliminate a dropped chain, which has the potential to damage a frame.

Chain Catchers

All are easy to install,...

Part chain
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Review of Shimano XTR 9000 Disc Brakes

Shimano XTR 9000 Disc Brake - Race

XTR Lever

With race-tuned power and an overall lighter weight, the Shimano XTR M9000 Race Hydraulic Disc Brake uses a...

Part brakes Disc
Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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Setting Up 2 Finger Brake and Shift Levers on a Mountain Bike

A lot of time brake levers are fitted in a wrong position. To correctly determine the position, place your hands outright as if you were riding the bike. The correct amount of fingers should fall...

Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Use Threadlocker to Secure Bolts on Bicycle

Use on seldom checked bolts

There are certain parts on a bicycle that experience very high torque when riding, places like your chainring and brakes have a...

Part Whole Bike
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Installing and Fitting A Bike Saddle

A saddle in the wrong position can put excess stress on your legs and your hips. Ideally the saddle will be set up so it is level with the ground.

Saddle Position...

Part seat
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Knog Boomer Bike Lights Overview

Knog Boomer Light Set

 

The Knog Boomer Front and Rear...

Company: Knog
Type: Review
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Overview of Wearable Hiplok DC Bike Lock

Hiplok DC

Introducing the Hiplok DC. This is Hiplok’s first combined cable and D lock set. Get the best of both worlds and secure all of your bike when it comes...

Company: Hiplok
Type: Review
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Review of Park Tool Cyclone Chain Cleaner

Park Tool's Cyclone Chain Scrubber: 

It is basically a box that you fill with degreaser, open it up put it over the chain, and there are a few brushes on the inside that clean your...

Part chain
Type: Review
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Properly Install Race Number Plate on Handlebars

There are holes in the top left and right corners of the number plate, as well as the bottom. You will need about 3 ties, same as you would find on a garbage bag, about 6-8 inches.

...

Part handlebars
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Fix Disc Brake Rub on a Mountain Bike

This is one of the easiest fixes out there. Whether you are out riding or back at home working on your whip it's a quick 3 minute fix that will leave you riding waaaaay better.

Let's face...

Part brakes Disc
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY: Fixing a Torn Sidewall on Mountain Bike Wheel

Welcome back to The Bearded Bike Tip, today's tip is a throwback to some video I took up in the Oachita National Forest in early March.

While out riding the Womble trail I tore the sidewall...

Part wheels
Tools tire lever
Type: Repair Tutorial