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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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Let's Talk Torque! - How To Use A Torque Wrench

Let's Talk Torque! - How To Use A Torque Wrench

It's important to know about torque as most bike parts require specific torque settings for many installations. So let's talk some torque. First, the definition: torque is force applied in a rotating or twisting motion. Think of a bottle cap. The effort (force) it takes to break the cap loose is torque ("break-free torque"), and when you put the cap back on, at the moment you stop turning the cap,...

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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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4 Tips for Mountain Bike Riding on Different Types of Terrain

4 Tips for Mountain Bike Riding on Different Types of Terrain

There are many different types of terrain and surfaces you'll encounter when riding your bike. Here's a few tips on riding technique and how to handle different terrain. Tip #1: Dry Trails Dry and sandy trails can cause you to slow or slide out suddenly. Staying relaxed in the saddle helps you to react and adjust your balance. Slow down before going into corners to avoid loosing traction. When the...

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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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The Basics of Mountain Biking First Aid

The Basics of Mountain Biking First Aid

The Basics of Mountain Biking First Aid If you’ve never been there, you will eventually: you’re going to get hurt on a mountain bike. Whether it’s a casual ride along a straight, flat road, or a rocky descent down a treacherous trail, odds are good that you’re going to get hurt. Maybe it’ll be something simple--a bee sting or a blister--but maybe you’re going to hit a root and go...

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How To Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

How To Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

How to Prepare for a Long Bike Ride Whether you’re going out for a long ride up the canyon, entering a day-long race like Lotoja, or going for something far more ambitious like South Africa’s Cape Epic, there’s something about distance cycling that is far different from a trip to work, a morning wake-up ride, or a casual jaunt with the kids through the park. A long-distance bike ride takes...

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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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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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6 Tips for Mountain Biking Basics - Responsible Riding & Etiquette

6 Tips for Mountain Biking Basics - Responsible Riding & Etiquette

Our conduct on the trails is key to maintaining mountain bike access.  We encourage you to ride with these points in mind for a pleasant and safe trail experience for all trail users and animals. Utilizing these tips can also help us open more trails to mountain bikes.

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