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Can You Ride a Hardtail Downhill?

A lot of mountain bikers want to try downhill riding. Sooner or later, you will progress to the point when you feel like you can ride a bit more aggressively. Usually, an average mountain biker starts with cross country riding on a hardtail bike and slowly progresses through trail riding. From this point, people tend to become more and more …

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How to Change a Bike Chain Without a Chain Tool

  I know how the costs add up when you have to take your bike to a local bike shop for every little repair. But actually, you don’t need to. There are plenty of simple repairs, and some of them can even be done without professional tools. One of the simplest repairs is changing or repairing a bicycle chain. Even …

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Is It Bad to Hang a Bike by the Wheel?

I never really looked into safely storing my bikes until I had multiple bikes, some of them quite expensive. That’s when you start thinking about not only how to store them but store them safely. If something goes wrong, the bikes get damaged or something, the cost of repairs really adds up when you have several of them. Even when …

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What Is a Tapered Steerer and Why Is It Better?

Every now and then, a discussion appears on the internet, which contradicts opinions about some new bicycle tech on the market, usually about what is better and what isn’t. The question about having tapered steerer over the straight one, and its benefits, certainly isn’t new, but the discussion is still going on. Most generations that have ridden mountain bikes from 10 …

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Can You Add Links to a Bike Chain?

  A bicycle chain is the single most maintenance requiring component. They wear out, stretch, bend, break, and a million other things, including improper length. Sometimes, the only thing that’s broken is a tiny part of the chain. The question is: Can You Add Links to a Bike Chain? Yes, you can. You need a chain tool and master link …

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Chainring Wobble – Why It Happens and How to Fix It?

The thing about chainring wobble is that it messes up with a lot of stuff on your bike. The first that comes to my mind is component damage. Chainring wobble means the chainring and the chain are moving left and right in correlation to the frame. The chain is catching sprockets at a weird angle, increasing wear on both. The …