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The Best Bike Tools - Home Mechanic Essentials

The Best Bike Tools - Home Mechanic Essentials

Starting out as a cyclist can be overwhelming when it comes to the many components, tools, and technology that go into modern day bicycles. While much of the heavier service should be left to professional mechanics, there is a lot of at home mechanical work that you can handle yourself! When you want to start wrenching on your own bike between rides the first thing to think about is what...

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Mountain Bike Suspension Tips - Forks, Shocks, and Dropper Posts

Mountain Bike Suspension Tips - Forks, Shocks, and Dropper Posts

The front suspension fork, a staple of mountain bike pioneering. Hardtail mountain bikes and full suspension bikes owe a huge part of their capabilities to the front suspension forks featured on this type of bicycle. Suspension forks have come light years from their release in the decades ago, with a focus on higher performance, longer life, and lower weight. While these modern marvels of mountain biking are made of many parts and...

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Why is my chain skipping?

Why is my chain skipping?

It might be worn out chainrings! Many rings are run far beyond when they are “worn out”. Seriously warn rings will show deep cupping in the areas between the teeth. Often a chain that is long worn out will have grooved itself into the chainring in such a way that it all still works (mostly), but if the chain is replaced, the new one will not function well. This is...

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Smooth Shifting Requires Smooth Cables

Smooth Shifting Requires Smooth Cables

Like every component on your bike, shifter cables wear out. And when they do, you'll know it. Corroded and frayed shifter cables are more likely to get stuck in the housing or catch on parts of your bike, leaving you with wonky shifting. Derailleur cables are like car tires, they wear out slowly over time, you don't realize the loss in performance until you replace them. Don't let old cables...

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How Often Should I Lube My Bike Chain?

How Often Should I Lube My Bike Chain?

Of all the parts that make up a bicycle, the drive chain is among those that receive the most wear. The chain is almost always in motion and under constant tension, bearing against other parts in the drive train. The chain is also open and exposed to any elements that can damage it, including water and dirt. Proper lubrication of your bicycle chain will help it to operate properly and...

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When to Replace Bike Tires Plus 3 Reasons Why It's Important

When to Replace Bike Tires Plus 3 Reasons Why It's Important

How Often Should I Replace My Bicycle Tires? Typically you will replace your mountain or road bicycle tires when: 1. They are worn out 2. You're not happy with way your bike is performing and you think new mountain or road tires will help. Reason #1 - Safety A common question is: How long do Hybrid or Road tires last? The conventional wisdom is that your road bike tires last anywhere from 1,000...

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Bike Maintenance Guide - ABC's Safety Checklist

Bike Maintenance Guide - ABC's Safety Checklist

Routine Maintenance & the ABC's of Bike Safety Jeff, our Bike Expert, breaks down the importance of bike maintenance and the standard pre-ride safety check. There are a few things you want to look over on your bike before you head out on the road or trail. Do you know your ABC's? Do you have the essential tools for proper bike care? Do you know how to fix a flat? Never...

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Replace Those Brake Cables!

Replace Those Brake Cables!

If you're noticing your bike isn't stopping as quickly and reliably as usual it's probably time to replace those brake cables (and maybe the pads/rotors). Over time brake cables and stretch and fray and not stop as quickly or responsively as when they were new. Sometimes that just means an adjustment, but it can mean it's time for a new set of cables. Protect your investment and keep your bike...

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Don't Let Your Derailleur Take a Dive

Don't Let Your Derailleur Take a Dive

This one is near and dear to my heart. I've had my bike's derailleur dive into my rear wheel  a couple times. The last one was truly out in the middle of nowhere. The worst possible time and location to have a serious breakdown. There's nothing more frustrating than tooling along on a great ride and having your derailleur dive into the spokes on your rear wheel. It totally "f's"...

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How to Install a New Bike Tire

How to Install a New Bike Tire

Tires can be considered the most critical component on your bike. So when your tires eventually wear out and need replacing, you might be curious as to what makes the tires wear out so quickly and when it's a good time to replace them. Here are a few things to look for. Low Pressure The major cause and probably the most simple reason of premature tire wear is prolonged use of the tire...

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Cleaning Your Bike

Cleaning Your Bike

It's very easy to put off cleaning your bike, however when exposed to mud, grime and debris, your bike parts begin to deteriorate. A regular schedule of maintenance, dependent upon your riding habits, is important.  Keeping your bike parts properly cleaned and lubricated is crucial for good performance. Lubrication protects moving parts from excessive wear caused by friction, prevents them from "freezing up," and helps keep rust and corrosion at bay. Be...

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