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Are Stem Risers Safe? And Other Ways To Increase Handlebar Height

I’ve never really looked to raise handlebar height for myself, however, I’ve had countless requests to do so by my customers. Mainly people who are not too much into road cycling or mountain biking and just want to be comfortable on their bike which they ride occasionally. There are lots of ways and solutions for this problem, I believe I’ve …

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How To Install Disc Brakes On A Road Bike

  I always liked asking pro cyclers for advice about components, until I realized I don’t get good advice from them. Not because they don’t give good advice but because I’m not a pro cycler and that advice might not apply to me at all. Since road cycling was never my area of expertise I decided to invest some time …

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Bent Derailleur Hanger Symptoms And Alignment

  I remember back in the day when I used to ride cheap mountain bikes that had no derailleur hanger, only a built-in dropout on the frame. It was fine if the frame was made from steel. You could bend it back and forth countless times and it never broke apart. However, when aluminum frames became more common, there were …

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Bike Chain Skips When Pedaling Hard:Tips and Solutions

Bicycle chains can skip over cogs for many reasons. It’s important to differentiate and find out how exactly the chain is skipping. This will save you a tremendous amount of time in finding a solution. Unfortunately, bike chain skipping brings too many possible problems and solutions with it, and just trying random solutions won’t lead you anywhere. However, the good …

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Metal or Resin Brake Pads For Mountain Biking

Brakes are quite critical in mountain biking. The first thing you want to make sure is in good condition before you start riding is the brakes. Especially which brake and brake pad fit the type of mountain biking you are interested in. There are different types of brake pads and so they perform differently in each and every situation. It …

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How to Fix Squeaky V Brakes: 13 Tips And Causes

V-brakes are still a perfectly viable option for any bicycle, including the mountain bike. There are better options but that doesn’t mean v-brakes aren’t good enough for an average rider. After all, most riders are sold on the fact that v-brakes are easy to maintain. However, there are issues that can become annoying if not dealt with. Squeaking noises often …