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Garage Files: How To Capture That New Brake Feeling Again | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

11-Spray a clean paper towel with isopropyl alcohol to clean the brake. Many shop rags can be contaminated with oils, even if they have been washed, …

10 secrets to going fast on a mountain bike - MBR

The secrets to going quicker might be easier than you think<p>We all want to go faster, but how do some riders make it look so easy? How can we stay …

What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking, 2018

<i>F</i>or those of you who were born after the internet was invented, Goldilocks was a character in a book (a thing made out of paper that didn't light up) …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

16 Essential Bike Tools

You don't need a lot of bike tools—you just need the right tools. If you have these 16 bicycle tools in your home shop, you'll be able to fix anything.<p>Arm yourself with these essential bike tools, and you can get most every bike maintenance job done at home—for less cash, and more street cred. (Use …

How to survive a long distance mountain bike ride - MBR

What to eat, ride and think about on a long-distance race<p>Ride an epic distance and you’ll feel epic too. Pro rider Giles Drake from Team Herbalife …

Tech Talk: The importance of stack and reach

Adjusting stack and reach is one of the best ways to tinker with geometry on your bike (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy of Art’s Cyclery<p><i>Editors</i> …

The Basics of Bike Maintenance

Bikes are simple machines, and though they might look like some crazy assemblage of gears, cables, and levers, there really isn’t that much going on …

How to Set up your Brake Levers perfectly | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Know-How Workshop<p>Add Comment<p><b>It sounds so simple and trivial but in practice we see so often that it isn’t done correctly. We’re talking about brake</b> …

10 MTB skills you can practise anywhere - MBR

Ten handy trail skills to have<p>Mates running late? Spare hour on a Sunday? All you need is an empty car park to improve your riding.<p>Try these ten …

Storing Your Compact Compressor

Save floor space and get organized with this sturdy compressor stand<p>You can get your nail guns, fasteners, hose and accessories off your workbench …

Home Workshop Series – Part 5 – The “Non-Standard” Tools

Having been a mechanic in other industries, it is a bit strange that cyclists are so attached to only purchasing and using tools made by bicycle tool …

DIY Wall-Mounted Wine Racks Made Of Pallets

I am always trying to think of creative gifts for people this time of year. People have so much “stuff” that it can be difficult to find something …

Home Workshop Series – Part 3: Basic Tools & Kits To Start Working On Your Bike

Now, we start to dig into tools. Probably the most needed item in your home workshop, and the most common first purchase, a good set of common tools …

How To Quick Clean A Bike

Suspension Setup Series #1 – Set Your Sag Properly

At virtually every mountain bike and suspension launch we attend, we’re told to simply sit on the bike while someone slides the “fun-o-meter” ring to …

How To Fit Tubeless Tyres

How To Set Up Front Suspension Forks

How to service Shimano SPD pedals: walkthrough guide with video

Even when left alone, Shimano SPD pedals will last seemingly indefinitely. However, servicing Shimano pedals is ludicrously easy, and performing this …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

It's a Good Time to Be a Mountain Biker

Mountain bikers have descended upon Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and will soon flock to Whitefish, Montana—and it's all thanks to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). The organization's annual summit is happening right now, and it's just given kudos to Whitefish Resort's new …

Suspension Setup Series #3: Set Compression & Rebound to Maximize Traction

In Part One, we discussed sag, which puts your suspension in the right position, setting the stage for good performance. In Part Two, we talked about …

Suspension Setup Series #2 – Run It Wide Open…Mostly.

For as long as there’ve been multi-mode rear shocks with some manner of pedal platform, I’ve been trying to set up my shock for optimum performance …

Where to Use Bike Lubricant

To keep your ride's moving parts moving, the right lubricant is key.<p>For some, bike lubricant is an unglamorous necessity. But for obsessives, it transcends the utilitarian function of keeping moving parts moving, and becomes the bike-maintenance equivalent of wine—lube snobs, like fine-wine …

How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles

<i>Mtbr welcomes mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky to the staff with this, the first of his monthly how-to columns designed to make you a better rider.</i> …

Best Breakfast for Your Ride

What you eat when you wake will make or break the rest of your day<p>Of all the day's meals, breakfast is the most predictable. Pick up a menu at almost any diner and the choices are pretty much the same. At home, we sit down to the same bowl of cereal or pop another bagel into the toaster. Yet …

9 Tips to Becoming a Better Mountain Biker

Trek Dirt Series<p>Since 2001, professional coach Candace Shadley and her Trek Dirt Series team have taught more than 10,000 riders—both men and women—to become better mountain bikers. Whether you want to rip berms, air Whistler Bike Park jumps, or roll a dirt track for the first time, these nine tips …

How to Clean Your Bike

Cleaning your bike is easier than you think. Whether it’s steel, aluminum, titanium or carbon, with water and bike appropriate cleaners, polishes, degreasers and lube you can rid your bike of dirt in grime in 15 minutes or less minutes and without getting yourself filthy.<p>Dirt in your chain, …

Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you

Picking out the best mountain bike can seem like a complicated business. The sheer variety of bike types, not to mention the bewildering array of …