Motorex Lubricants For Your Mountain Bike

Ever since Interbike I have been spending a ton of time assembling and rebuilding my bikes. To make the job go more smoothly (pun intended) I’ve been using Bike Line products from Motorex. Bearing Lubrication I recently assembled two new bikes (DH and trail) and repacked a few wheelsets and pedals and needed a decent …

iPhone App Teaches How to Repair a Mountain Bike

On my week-long hut-to-hut mountain biking trip this summer I brought along a raft of extra parts: chain, derailleur, spokes, cables, and brake pads but to be honest I really didn’t know how I was gonna use some of that stuff. Fortunately one of the guys I rode with, Matt, had worked in a bike …

How To: Adjust Your Rear Mountain Bike Derailleur

At this point in the MTB season you’ve been out dozens of times and may be experiencing “ghost shifting” or your shifting just isn’t what it used to be following a nasty crash. Now is a good time to check your gears. Before we get started there are a few derailleur parts I’d like to …

How to change your MTB disc brake pads

At a fundamental level, all bicycle disc brakes operate the same way. Basically, the two pads are actuated by some mechanism that squeezes a rotor that is attached to the wheel. Disc brake pads are usually made from powdered metal, plastic, and rubber. This composite combination of materials keeps the brake from locking up by …

Feedback Sports Pro-Elite Bike Repair Stand Review

It’s that time of year when some of your bikes are coming outta hibernation and need a tune up. Even year-round bikes deserve a spring cleaning and a dependable bike repair stand like the Feedback Sports Pro-Elite (MSPR $240.00) makes getting started easy. The Pro-Elite repair stand is well thought out and includes everything you …

How to Fit Yourself on a Mountain Bike Like a PRO

So, you’re planning on purchasing or assembling your dream bike for the upcoming MTB season. What size should you choose? How long of a stem do you need? Should you get a setback seatpost? What’s the right bar width? I’ll try to answer all these questions and more in this article on mountain bike fitting. …

How-to: Mountain Bike Wheel Building 101

After a recent accident on the trail that toasted both body and bike, I figured I needed to learn something from the experience. Otherwise I might repeat the same thing over again without making changes to prevent it from happening. Experiences like this offer excellent opportunities to better oneself, or in some cases, someone else. …

Manitou Absolute+ MTB Fork Upgrade

Here’s something all you who own 2007 and newer Manitou forks are going to be extremely interested in hearing about. The best part? It won’t cost you an arm and a leg to upgrade your front suspension. Just in time for the holidays, Manitou has released the new Absolute+ damper cartridge (MSRP $44.99 -$69.99 depending …

Down South Cyclery: Mobile Bike Repair in the ATL

So a couple weeks ago I got to meet Nate Stinson of Down South Cyclery, Atlanta’s only mobile bike repair service. Nate is a mountain biker with a pretty sweet set-up that makes bike work painless and I’m pretty much sold on the concept now. It’s convenient, affordable, and educational – what more can you …

Mountain Bike Fork Servicing (Manitou)

Believe it or not, this article can save you from visiting the dentist. Nope, this isn’t about brushing your teeth (though a toothbrush is involved) – it’s about servicing your mountain bike fork. Servicing your mountain bike fork is important yet it’s often overlooked until it’s too late. Your MTB fork owner’s manual should state …