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Beginner mountain bike setup and maintenance tips

Beginner mountain bike setup and maintenance tips

Riding a mountain bike should be fun – no matter the price of the bike Budget mountain bikes are better than ever these days, but there are a number of setup adjustments that you can make to ensure you’re getting the most out of your entry-level steed. It’s easy to buy a bike from a shop (or online), hit the trails and assume everything is how it should be – but there’s always room for improvement. Regular maintenance, once you’ve got your setup sorted, is essential too. If you’re new to mountain biking, then the following tips will help you improve your bike setup and keep it working smoothly, without spending a lot of money on doing so. 1. Adjust your gears – they should shift, not skip Naturally, the gears on cheaper bikes won’t shift as smoothly or quickly as those on more expensive options, but they should still shift accurately. If your gears aren’t staying in the right place, then you need to have them adjusted. Your local bike shop should be able to help with this. More often than not inaccurate shifting is caused by cable tension or cable friction (because of rust, dirt, and so […]

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