Clickity click…click…slip click

So you’re out riding, and you put some force down on the pedals and clickity slip! Ugh. You try again, but click…clickity slip! From my experience that usually means my drive train is worn out. If you’re anything like me, I usually look for the best value in parts. I tend to shy away from…

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Cheaper Alternative to Energy Gels

If you’ve ever bonked or on the verge of bonking, quick energy might be the thing that saves you. For the most part mountain bikers will carry energy gels like Gu or the like. They work really well because they contain sugar that your body needs. The problem with these energy gels is that they…

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Sho-Nuff, The Shogun of Harlem is here!

So I’ve got this new project bike called the Shogun Prairie Breaker II. I’ve decided to name it “Sho-Nuff” in honor of the bad guy from The Last Dragon. If you’ve seen the movie we all know that Sho-Nuff gets beat up and all that jazz. But the name is so cool that I had…

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Smell My Fingers!

Um…your fingers stink and it’s all because of your gloves! Seriously, when was the last time you washed your gloves? If you haven’t in a while, it probably explains why you smell funky! Think about how gross your gloves are. You ride with them, so that means they’re covered in trail dirt, what about the…

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Simple tip to keep your helmet from getting too stanky

Have you ever sniffed your helmet 2 days after riding it? It’s gonna smell musty and it’s going to have some stank in it. So here’s a quick little tip for you. Pour some water on it right after you ride. This will help neutralize your sweat and prevent all that nasty stuff from smelling….

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Great Mountain Biking Articles From Our Archives

So here’s a list of great articles we’ve published in the last few years that deserve another look. 1. Build your own bike shop in your garage. 2. How to remove a bicycle cassette. 3.How to strip paint off a bicycle frame. 4. How to polish your crank arms. 5.Lube your shifter cables We’ve got…

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Make your levers grippier

Not sure if grippier is actually a word, but judging from my spell check it’s not. Anyhow so I had this idea come to me because it was something I recently did for my motorcycle brake/clutch levers. I basically wanted more grip on my levers. So you ready? First thing you do is grab one…

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Got sticky suspension?

I believe the proper terms is: Stiction. This is when your fork isn’t buttery smooth, instead it sorta grabs or sticks when you’re squishing down on your fork or rear suspension. If you’re having issues, try this great product, it’s made by Finishline and it’s stanchion lube. Makes your fork and rear shocks super slippery….

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A Must Have tool: Pro Grabit

So are you wondering what this thing does? Well it’s simple, it helps you remove stripped allen heads with ease. I’ve actually featured this tool before. But recently I used it on my motorcycle. I needed to remove a engine guard, but the allen heads were stripped on the screw. This was the screw that…

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Want a peak?

Don’t worry I won’t call you a peeping tom….Anyhow, do you remember the other day I posted some sort of Surly Singulator and a cog? Well here’s a sneak peak on what I’ve got going on. Here is Burt Reynolds in all his awkwardly gloriness! Behold! A very confusing looking 29er mtb that sorta looks…

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