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How To Adjust + Index Your Gears – Mountain Bike Maintenance Tips

Get your gears running as smoothly as possible with our guide to indexing and adjusting. Subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/Subscribe Smooth, well adjusted gears save a lot of hassle on the trail and can also save your ride; while poorly adjusted gears may not end your ride, one jump the wrong way and you could write off your wheel or even your frame. So, it’s a good thing to stay on top of. The indexing and adjustment of your gears is done using the cable tension, barrel adjusters […]

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How To Stop Your Disc Brakes Squealing – Mountain Bike Maintenance Tips

Here’s how to sort brake squeal either in the workshop or out on the trail. Click here to subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/Subscribe Brake squeal can be caused by a number of things. First up, check your rotors – are they bent or out of shape? If so, an adjustable spanner might do the trick, otherwise, you’ll need to replace the rotor. Are your rotors clean? Use a disc brake cleaner to make absolutely sure. If you’re out on the trail, try getting some mud on them and […]

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How To Repair A Broken Chain – What To Do When Your Chain Snaps

A snapped chain shouldn’t mean the end of your ride. This video has three ways to fix your chain and get back on the trails. Click here to subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/Subscribe It’s good to be prepared. Make sure that you can fix your chain on a ride by taking a multitool with a chain tool and either a powerlink or a Shimano chain joining pin with you on every ride. There is another way to hack your chain and get home, but the first two methods […]

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