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How to Replace Your Bike Pedals

How to Replace Your Bike Pedals

Why are bike pedals sold separately?  Bike pedals are sold as a pair. The right pedal has a normal thread, but the left pedal has a reversed thread. This is to prevent it unscrewing itself over time as you pedal. One of the last things you'd want on a ride is one of your pedals falling off. How I Tell Right from Left Bike Pedals? Most brands make this easy. There should...

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1x Drivetrain Explained - What, why, and how?

1x Drivetrain Explained - What, why, and how?

The simplicity and effectiveness of a 1x (pronounced "one-by") drivetrain, which refers to a single front chainring with multiple sprockets and a rear derailleur, has many people converting their multi-chainring setups. At Wolf Tooth, we were at the forefront of this 1x revolution and want to share a summary of the most important points for 1x gearing, mechanics, and optimization.   We will cover two main things: 1) why 1x and why now, 2) What...

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When Should I Replace My Bike Chain?

When Should I Replace My Bike Chain?

Chains are a consumable part of the bicycle drive train. As you pile on the miles, your bike’s chain will wear out. The internal parts of the chain, the rivets and rollers, begin to wear and give the illusion of stretching. This wear can cause the chain to mesh poorly with cogs and chainrings, causing poor shifting, premature wear to the cogs and even skipping over the cogs. Since it’s...

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The Best Method for Washing Your Bicycle - Keep Your Bike Running Smoother, Longer!

The Best Method for Washing Your Bicycle - Keep Your Bike Running Smoother, Longer!

Bike Cleaning 101  Cleaning your bike is essential to keeping your bike running smooth and performing at its highest. Proper bike cleaning should be a big part of your bicycle maintenance routine. Washing your bike regularly will ensure all your expensive bike parts have a long and happy life. Whether you ride a road bike or a mountain bike, taking the time to wash your bike (especially your drivetrain) is...

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Shifting 101 - A How To Guide on Shifting Bike Gears

Shifting 101 - A How To Guide on Shifting Bike Gears

Shifting the gears on a bicycle can be a daunting task at first, with a lot of numbers and two derailleurs to keep track of. In addition to braking, shifting gears on a bike is one of the fundamental mechanical functions of the bike. Learning how to effectively shift gears is a basic skill that continues to grow and improve even for veteran riders. Proper shifting will increase speed, reduce rider...

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Ready Ride Set Up Fee

Ready Ride Set Up Fee

We always want you to have a great ride on your bike. Therefore we want to make sure it is ready to go when you purchase it. We also want to keep it running at 100% along the way. That is why we have a Ready To Ride set up fee on new bikes: $25 for kids bikes $50 for adult bikes $75 for full suspension bikes $99 for Niner and Santa...

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Top Five Mountain Bike Maintenance Tips

Top Five Mountain Bike Maintenance Tips

#1 CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE Your tires are porous and will lose pressure over time. Check your tire pressure at least every week (if not every ride). Tire pressure is the first step on the “ABC” safety check – air! #2 LUBE YOUR CHAIN To keep things running smooth, it's important to keep your chain clean with degreaser and smooth with lube.When it comes to lube, more is not better....

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Bicycle Registration, Warranty, Manuals & more

Bicycle Registration, Warranty, Manuals & more

Here is a list of our bicycle brands and links to their registration pages, warranty information and owners manuals Registering you bike is a simple way to ensure all product updates and safety notifications are made available to you at the earliest time. Batch Bicycle Registration, Owners Manuals, Warranty Cult Bicycle: Warranty Diamondback Bicycle: Registration, Owners Manuals, Warranty Free Agent Bicycle: Warranty & FAQ Giant Bicycle: Registration, Owners Manuals, Warranty, Composite Warranty HEAD Bicycle: Warranty & Owners...

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Bike Buyers Checklist

Bike Buyers Checklist

BIKE BUYER’S CHECKLIST Congrats, we hope you enjoy your new bike on countless great adventures. Below are some helpful points to keep in mind so you always ride safe.   Follow these steps to ensure you ride safe     ✅ Please read your owners manual to learn how to operate your bike safely. ✅ ALWAYS wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. ✅ Bicycles are subject to all the laws...

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How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

  Mark Helms, from GIANT Bikes, talks about how to properly air up your bike before your ride. Be prepared at the trailhead with a floor pump to make life easy and efficient. Mark carries the Control Tower 1 floor pump from GIANT. Control Tower 1 Features: Easy-to-read 2.5" gauge Steel barrel and base Ergonomic sweeping handle with ball inflation accessory storage Auto head with metal accents and pressure release...

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Braking 101 - A How To Guide on Bike Brakes

Braking 101 - A How To Guide on Bike Brakes

Check out this awesome video where Jeff, our Guest Experience Ambassador breaks down the techniques of proper bicycle braking! Bicycle Brakes The common bicycle brake system consists of three main components: A mechanism for applying rider force into the system. Typically brake levers or pedals. A mechanism for transmitting that force including cables and hydraulic hoses. A breaking mechanism such as a caliper. The rider applies force into the breaking...

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Tune Up Guide - Mountain Bike Disc Brakes Tips & The Best Techniques

Tune Up Guide - Mountain Bike Disc Brakes Tips & The Best Techniques

Mountain bikes have come leaps and bounds in technology over the past decade, and modern disc brakes provide more stopping power than ever before. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast; sometimes slowing yourself down at the opportune moment can be crucial to dropping the gnarliest descents successfully. If your disc brakes are not feeling their plushest, or do not provide the stopping power desires it may be time for...

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