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Is It Worth Upgrading MTB Forks? Fork Suspension Upgrade Guide

I remember my first time deciding to do some upgrades on my bike. This was the only bike I had at the time so I was trying to make it into something it wasn’t supposed to be. I guess that’s a mistake a lot of people do, judging by the bikes I’m seeing around. But the most difficult question was; …

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Are Mountain Bike Chains Directional?

I’ve seen many guides on chains and their installation that don’t ever mention directional chains. So I thought that I should clarify some stuff about them so you can avoid getting into unnecessary problems with the wrong chain direction. Are mountain bike chains directional? Only some mountain bike chains are directional. Not every brand chose to make their MTB chains …

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Are Mountain Bike Tires Directional?

I’ve seen lots of misconceptions about mountain bike tires and tires in general. I can understand people trying to think outside the box, but most skip the point of learning the basics first. My personal opinion is that setting tires up properly is essential for any serious mountain biking. I often tell customers at my bike shop that going after …

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Hydraulic Disc Brake Pads Are Too Close – Learn How to Fix Quickly

Having hydraulic brake pads too close to each other leaves no place for the rotor to spin freely. There are several different reasons why pistons don’t retract completely. It’s actually a widespread problem, and some causes are straightforward to fix. However, there are deeper mechanical problems that can cause pistons to be out of position as well. These sometimes require …

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Troubleshooting Hydraulic Disc Brakes on Your Mountain Bike

Bicycle hydraulic disc brakes are a bit delicate in comparison to motorcycle or car hydraulic brakes. Therefore, there are occasional maintenance issues that can result in insufficient braking power. Braking power loss is sometimes severe because bike hydraulic disc brakes don’t have too much braking power to begin with. Otherwise, they would block the wheels all the time, which can …

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Is It Bad to Put A Bike With Hydraulic Disc Brakes Upside Down?

Having squishy brakes is quite scary. I always kept worrying about what if this happens when I’m riding downhill on a trail. Luckily, that’s close to impossible to happen unless you cut the hydraulic brake hose on something. Which again, I don’t recall ever seeing it happen on a trail ever. A problem often happens, and it’s related to placing …