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Presta vs. Schrader Valve For MTB: Everything There Is To Know

There are two different valves commonly used in mountain bike wheels. One is the standard car valve called Schrader which is also known as the American valve and the other, a bicycle-specific, Presta valve. Which one of these is better for mountain bikes? Presta valve, as a bicycle-specific valve, is better adapted for MTB purposes like stronger wheels and tubeless …

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Bicycle Rim Tape Alternative

  Rim tapes and strips are often not something we pay much attention to because they don’t affect wheel performance at all. However, what they do affect is the amount of headache you get when changing tires, usually experienced by us mechanics. In addition, decently executed alternatives can save you some money. Is Rim Tape or Rim Strip Necessary? Short …

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How to Fix Mtb Tire Wobble on a True Rim

  Luckily, having a wobbly tire on a true rim is not so commonly seen these days. Years ago, I remember it was a must-happen situation with pretty much any inner tube setup. Tubeless setups were a bit more fortunate to avoid these problems because of the air pressure being spread perfectly even on the tire’s sidewalls. However, I find …

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Mountain Bike Tires: Why Tubeless is Better Than Puncture-Proof

I’m guessing puncturing your tires all the time is taking the fun out of mountain biking for you. You then decide to visit your local bike shop and ask for advice. And while some good bike shops care for their customers and offer genuine info, most of them will try to sell you overpriced terrible tires that are claimed to be …