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How to Paint a Bike Seat

Why Should You Consider Painting Your Bike Seat? Although they do not have any influence on our performance, we as bikers like to keep our bikes neat. It is a fact, too, that we love them to have an impact on those who share this hobby with us, or who see us pass by on […]


How to Crimp Bike Cable Ends

How to Crimp Cable End Caps Mountain bikes typically contain two types of cables in their construction, namely the shifter cables and brake cables. Purpose of Bike Cable Ends There are two parts of bike cables: 1. The internal wire made of braided steel wire. 2. The outer housing also made of flexible steel, generally […]


How to Build a Mountain Bike Ladder Bridge

A mountain bike ladder bridge refers to a man-made surface usually made out of wood. Its primary purpose is to bridge a gap that might be unrideable or unsafe for mountain bikers. Ladder bridges may be built over streams, swamps, ravines, and fallen trees, enabling bikers to ride over obstacles. In this article, we will […]


How to Remove Grease from Brake Pads on a Mountain Bike

Have you ever heard a creaking sound when cycling? That squealing kind of sound brakes do when something is not working correctly? Do you feel your brakes are not responding correctly, too? Then, it may be time to check on your to see if they have accumulated any grease, and of course, remove it. Here […]


How to Sand Down a Bike Frame

Tips on Sanding Down a Bike Frame There is beauty in the raw and unfinished material, which is often hidden by redundant layers of paint. Some bikers like the exposed metal look on their bike. Yet others are dissatisfied with the color of their bike frames, and would like to repaint them in another color. […]


How to Remove a Stripped Allen Head Bolt

What is a Stripped Allen Head Screw? An Allen head bolt is a screw with a hexagonal socket in its head. This screw could be installed with an Allen key (). A stripped Allen screw occurs when the screwdriver grinds away the drive part of the screw head. Once the drive part of the screw […]


How to Cut Shifter Cable Housing

What is Shifter (Derailleur) Cable Housing? Shifter cables and housing are among the vital part of a bike because they connect the shift levers to their respective . A typical shifter comprises of a . Although this might not look interesting at first, you should keep in mind that the type of housing and cable […]


How to Top Up Tubeless Tyres

The importance of using a right and secure tire (tyre) cannot be overemphasized as the type, and quality of tire you use for your mountain bike not only determines your safety but also affects the efficiency of your ride. are a type of tires which do not need a separate inner tube; this is because […]


Wheel Size and The Ride: The Correct Size for The Best Adventure [Guest Post]

By Jessica The busy and monotonous life of the 21st-century man has made him more adventure loving and peace craving. People’s favorite vacation spots have suddenly changed from beaches and island resorts to mountain tops and deep forests. Mountain biking has always been the most exciting and adventurous sport ever. But there are some things […]


How to Clean a Bike Helmet

Bike helmet manufacturers have done a great job at making their products more breathable and cooler by creating air vents. The vents allow air to flow in and out of the helmet. However, they are not enough to keep the inner liner dry or free from the smell of sweat. Instructions On How to Clean […]

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