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Can You Fit an 11 or 12 Speed Cassette on 10 Speed Hub on a Mountain Bike?

A lot has changed in the mountain biking world in recent years. Cassettes are becoming wider and wider with more gears, almost every year. While most people are simply switching to new bikes which are already adapted to new drivetrains, some of us are keen on keeping our old bikes with which we share memories. Upgrading them with new parts …

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How to Internally Route a Dropper Post: 10 Useful Tips

Some time ago when the only bike I had was my XC hardtail, I used to hear from people that a dropper post would be useless for me. And I listened because I didn’t know much about anything at that point. So imagine my surprise when I bought my first trail bike with a dropper post. It turned out that …

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How to Winterize Your Mountain Bike

It’s not that easy to just go and ride trails during winter. In places where winters are mild, it’s pretty much the case of having few windproof clothing pieces. However, not all places are like that. In some places, winters can have very cold winds and lots of snow. This may be demotivating for most people, especially for trail riding. …

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Why Tubeless is Better Than Puncture Proof Mountain Bike Tires

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 …

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Oval Chainring Pros and Cons

You’ve most likely heard about oval chainrings by this point. Maybe you even had the chance to try one but you can’t yet decide is it worth buying one or not. I will use my experience with oval chainrings to the best of my ability to try and answer all the questions and concerns I’ve seen around. Even some key …

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Upgrading Mountain Bike Pedals: Flat vs. Clipless

Most new bikes come without pedals and even the ones that don’t, usually come with some plastic basic ones. That’s because pedals are highly subjective part to have and pretty much anyone even remotely serious about mountain biking will choose his own. It’s essential that we talk about upgrading pedals because that’s your connection with the bike. You can have …