Tag Archives: mountain biking

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 Fix Your Brakes: Hydraulic Brake Maintenance

The excellent Chris Lorance from Cadence Cyclery is back with a walk through on how to fix your brakes, an in depth look at hydraulic brake maintenance. Things covered in this video are how to remove and replace brake pads, how to reset your brake pads, how to reset your brake calipers, how to reset your brake piston, how to realign your brake pads, and much more. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section and we will get you an […]

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How To Fix Mountain Bike Brake Rub, MTB Disc Brakes

This is one of the easiest fixes out there. Whether you are out riding or back at home working on your whip it’s a quick 3 minute fix that will leave you riding waaaaay better. Let’s face it having your mountain bike’s brakes rub is a little like having your soul sucked out slowly by dementors from Harry Potter (nerd). Every pedal revolution you can feel it sucking energy out of you. So don’t give in to brake rub, just pull over and fix it. To fix […]

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How to repair bike chain links (using a chain tool)

Here’s the chain tool: http://amzn.to/1fXrUsL A chain tool, or “chain break” is used to take links in and out of a bicycle chain. Many multi tools come with chain breakers, and you may even have one laying around. This video shows you the basics of using the chain tool, and what all the parts do. source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much more.

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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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