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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 …

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Bike Shifter Is Stuck – Possible Problems And Solutions

Having a stuck shifter is one of the most common maintenance issues on any bicycle. You’ve probably experienced this yourself. It has several reasons why it happens, most of which can be easily prevented or fixed. You should not waste too much money on this problem by going to bike shops for repairs. Most of them will tell you that …

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How to Cut Bike Cable Housing

  Everyone who has ever cut a brake or gear cable housing knows how frustrating it can be when you can’t get that clean cut required for the cable to move smoothly. Even worse is when you install it that way, and it starts collapsing on itself with any pressure applied by the brakes or shifters. It makes the bike …

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Help! My Tubeless Bicycle Valve Stem Leaks and Won’t Stop-How to Fix

Tubeless leaking air might be the most annoying thing to service for most folks. I could say it was for me as well for a very long time. Luckily, with experience comes a different approach and much better analysis. Now, I can pretty much say what’s wrong with it in the first minute of looking at it, but some problems …

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Five Easy Steps to Keep Handlebar Grips From Slipping

Whether or not you ride mountain bikes, road bikes, or any other type of bicycle, all cyclists know how fragile some parts of our bikes can become. When you’re riding a mountain bike down the trail or even a city street, it should be easy to feel if something is out of place. Even though handlebar grips aren’t as fragile …