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cycling
22. März, 17:10 Uhr

Hey guys. I'm faced with doing some upgrades to my current bike. It's a mtb-ish frame with 28" wheels, suspension fork, v-brakes, flat-bars and shimano mtb drivetrain. I already bought new wheels that are disc-brake only and I'll be switching the suspension fork for a rigid one without v-brake mounts so I need to get disc brakes as well. I got microshift sti shifters very cheap, they're 3x8 - same as my cureent drivetrain. I understand that mtb brakes have different pull ratio than sti levers provide - is there something preventing me from mounting road specific mechanical disc brakes on my bike? I'm thinking about getting sora R317 brakes. The other thing is the front derailleur. I read that I'll need a road one, because sti shifters don't work well with mtb ones (I have deore for 9 speed). My frame has cables running on the top part of the top tube, so I'm going to need a top-pull derailleur - only sti compatible I could find was the cx70 model which is very expensive. Do I have any other options? It's either that, or just buying avid bb5 mtb brakes and getting rid of those microshift shifters. I really like the idea of having drop-bars on my commuter but somehow I think it's not worth the effort and money.

cycling
30. September, 17:37 Uhr

Hello guys! I need some help because I love riding bikes, but I'm awful at the specs and parts part. I typically ride a Specialized single speed roadie, but have been looking for a hardtail MTB because I work at an area where I can ride trails for free. The person who built my roadie suggested this bike: [https://www.crosslakesales.com/collections/mountain/products/fuji-addy-comp-1-3d-15-womens-26-hardtail-mtb-bike-shimano-3-x-9s-pink-new](https://www.crosslakesales.com/collections/mountain/products/fuji-addy-comp-1-3d-15-womens-26-hardtail-mtb-bike-shimano-3-x-9s-pink-new) I've heard people say drivetrains on Fuji bikes aren't so good, but Fuji frames are good, but I'm not sure whether this bike applies to that or not. The other options I had in mind were the Trek Skye S or SL/Trek Marlin 5 (depending on if I get woman specific, they're the same bike) that I can get used from $359 to $439 from a bike/rental shop. From that same shop, I can get the Trek Cali S for about $619, but my budget is mostly limited to $500. Here's the link to the shop's sale as there are some other MTBs I don't really know about: [https://www.villagebikeandski.com/sale/#HARDTAIL MOUNTAIN](https://www.villagebikeandski.com/sale/#HARDTAIL MOUNTAIN) I've ridden the Cali S and I really liked how smooth it was, but being 5'1", the 29 inch wheels forced me to lower my seat making cranking a lot less efficient. What do you guys think? I could use any sort of help because I don't want to buy a garbage bike, but my budget is small at $500 and there's not much wiggle room being a student. Do you think I should just hold off until next spring 2018 or buy one of these bikes? Thanks again!

cycling
28. Mai, 17:47 Uhr

Hi all! Im fairly new to this sub and road cycling itself, so pls do forgive me if my questions seem a bit dumb. :) 2 months after getting my road bike, i feel the need to get some legit pedals, with shoes and cleats. However, im now faced with the dilemma of getting mtb or road clipless pedals. I read somewhere that mtb pedals are sometimes used on road bikes due to them being more easy to unclip. However, would this affect cycling performance whatsoever? Hope to get some insight from the more experienced riders from here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Also truly sorry if i have broken some unspoken roadie rule of using mtb pedals for road bikes. :P

cycling
15. Februar, 02:29 Uhr

I love cycling; I'm a MTB trail builder and rider of all styles but I do prefer my enduro/DH riding the best. I also really enjoy my road bike. However the winters here in Oregon are terrible for riding trails during the winter due to sloppy muddy damage. There's a few graveled path hill "trails" around that are ridable year round. I'd like to have a good simple winter riding bike to get me out there more and maintain my summer fitness level without being miserable on a heavy enduro bike that I need to keep in top working condition 3-5 times a week during the summer. I have a trainer for the road bike and I enjoy that but it doesn't help maintain any muscles for hills in my experience so I'm considering a cross bike or a rigid mtb. Just something I can pack on elevation and moderate miles on during the shitty rainy months when other riding is out of the question. I already have a 6" enduro bike, light duty trail XC riding 29r and the road bike, so it's really just a matter of figuring out if it's a rigid or a CX bike for me, not thinking hardtail. My worries are that the CX bike would be moderately dangerous to do even the most sanitized of trails down the hills here despite being a great machine to get up pavement/gravel forest road hill climbs, and that a rigid MTB would be an utter dog on pavement climbs, while still being safe and helping keep my riding skills sharp on trails. Any thoughts Reddit?

cycling
21. Januar, 13:10 Uhr

I'm contemplating getting a turbo trainer so that I can ride indoors using zwift. I don't want to spend a great deal as I'm just starting out and want to give it a try. The problem is that I've got a 29er MTB and the trainer that I'm looking at says that it's only compatible with a 29er that's using a road or trainer tyre. So my plan is to get a cheap wheel with a trainer tyre on it so that I can swap the wheels when required. However, I have no idea what spec/size etc of wheel that I require and will be compatible with the trainer. Could you please advise on a compatible and cheap wheel? My bike: https://www.merida-bikes.com/en_int/bikes/hardtails/29-hardtails/2016/big-nine-100-4336.html The trainer: https://tacx.com/product/flow-smart/ The trainer tyre (MTB29): https://tacx.com/product/trainer-tyre/ Thanks!

cycling
09. Juli, 17:20 Uhr

I've seen a few posts about from people trying to make their MTBs a little more road friendly, but most the answers are about changing tyres. I'd like to have two sets of wheels, one would be the standard MTB set up that came with the bike, the other would have nice skinny slicks. I have a Specialized Rock Hopper S 2015 with 29 inch wheels. Is this possible? I'm trying to figure it out on my own, but the numbers are confusing me, particularly the the numbers concerning the disk brakes... Any help would be appreciated! EDIT: could I for instance get smaller wheels, or do they have to be 29 inches?

cycling
17. März, 14:18 Uhr

Ive seen guys like Hinicape and Lance transferring from road to mtbing. How hard to a transition is this? I have some solid trains around my place.

cycling
12. Juni, 02:35 Uhr

Well it's safe to say I'll be off the MTB for a while. Took my first major "tumble" today while attempting to descend some single track (-19% grade) and went OTB (and chest first) into a rock bed. Landed on my ribs, which seem to be fine.. but now a few hours later middle of my back is still hurting as I breathe. If it persists/gets worse I'll probably head to the E.R Stay safe folks!

cycling
05. Juni, 02:01 Uhr

I mainly ride road, but of late have been riding dirt now and then. I have a 2011 Trek FS MTB of which I am the original owner. I know that shock failure can be expensive, so I'm wondering if faithfully following the Fox maintenance schedule will keep my shocks alive and well, or if I can cut a few corners here and there. I have a DRCV Float RP2 on the rear and an F-Series 32 RL 120 on the front, and about 60 hours on my bike so far. I ride fire roads with a lot of dust, but I wash the bike after each ride. I'm looking to buy some Fox oils, crush washers, and replacement seals, but if I can wait, it would be OK with me. I only do 2-3 hours on dirt each week.

cycling
20. April, 17:21 Uhr

Obviously it's a spectrum, but as more gravel bikes start adding suspension, where does "gravel" end and "mtb" begin?

cycling
13. April, 07:12 Uhr

The first pedals I got on my bike were some MTB ones, issi, with some specialized mountain bike shoes and the matching issi cleats. I just ordered some Shimano Ultegra PD-6800 SPD-SL pedals and some road shoes. I'm wondering how different it is to clip in/out of these as opposed to the mountain bike ones and how exactly I do it if it is different. I ask becasue the first pedals I got were installed at the LBS and I was able to practice however I plan to install these myself then take my bike out and I would like to have some idea of what to do so I don't topple over.

cycling
03. April, 01:49 Uhr

My friend and I came up with the idea of making long trip(thousands of kilometers) next year's summer. Myself I only have a MTB with 26" on 21" frame - my height is 185cm. The bike has a set of v-brakes and a front damper. I wonder if it's possible to adapt it for such a trip? For sure I'd have to get a carrier and a set of sacks. Do I have to change wheels to some kind of enforced ones which could endure additional weight? Is it that the frame could break or anything like that?

cycling
22. März, 19:20 Uhr

Hi guys I have a trek 4300D mtb and used to ride on mountain and village roads. This year I have started to join 100km+ tours with a local cycling community. I am very comfortable with my bike but everyone in the group has a road bike or tour bike with 28" wheels. They always have to wait for me at the checkpoints for a while because of my low speed. I thought that without buying a new bike ı can buy new 28" wheell sets. Then I just change the wheels according to the route. Is it possible? What do you think about? Thanks

cycling
18. Juni, 10:29 Uhr

Hello cyclists. I'm looking to get my first set of clipless pedals and am thinking of going for mountain spd with a larger foot contact area. Does this help to alleviate the potential pains or cramps as described by some spd users?

cycling
17. Mai, 22:53 Uhr

Hey gang! I'm looking to buy a trailer hitch rack from nashbar. The shadow dlx rack looks like a great value, like a knock-off of my buddy's thule. My tires fit just fine in my buddy's thule. Any idea if they'd fit in the nashbar shadow? Also, the older shadow with the drop-through trays... any idea if it would fit there? I know they sell alternate fat tire trays, but I wouldn't want to buy one of those... And then possibly buy another later if my fiance also gets a + bike, at which point they may not even make them anymore. Honestly in the end I'll probably just get their 3 bike top tube rack. Thanks everyone!

cycling
15. Mai, 12:56 Uhr

I'm new to cycling and went out on my friend's road bike last weekend and loved it. Now I'm looking at buying my first bike to go on the road and a little off-road (fields, non-treacherous paths through the wood etc). I really like the design of cyclocross bikes but another friend told me that would be a bad idea due to me being skinny and weak as chips, I'll 'feel every leaf'. He told me to look at front suspension mountain bikes instead, but I'm concerned with not being able to go out on the road with my friend in the same way. I have a low max budget of £500 for the bike alone so I can buy accessories, but I'm open to ideas and looking for any opinions from other cyclists.

cycling
12. Mai, 11:20 Uhr

i have an aluminum evil faction dj bike and their is a small crumple in the frame,I want to know if the frame can still be used safely

cycling
07. April, 16:26 Uhr

I've started riding my old, rigid, chromoly frame Scott Tampico to work and back. I run 40-50 psi on the 26x2-inch commuter-style tires. The bike weighs about 40 pounds, plus the rack I have mounted on the back. The 5.5-mile (~9km) ride takes about 25 minutes, more or less depending on stoplights. Going by car takes ~15 minutes; I'm wondering if it's possible to significantly close that gap at little expense. I'm cheap and poor, so I'm not looking at buying a brand-new bike, but I'm wondering if I could get a significant reduction in my commute time by picking up a used road bike with super-skinny tires, lighter & narrower frame. Or is my money better spent getting some of those 1.5-inch-wide tires on my current bike and running higher pressures? Will I actually get to work faster with either of these methods? Any other suggestions?

cycling
20. Januar, 08:27 Uhr

I was recently informed that my Hybrid bike (a Giant ARX 2) won't be particularly suited for road riding, since MTBs and Hybrids are 'geared far lower' than road bikes, further limiting their top speed. Of course, I can only afford one bike, so I'm going to do it anyway, but I wanted to ask about it. I have an 8-speed 11-34 rear casette, and most road casettes I see have an 11-tooth small cog, sometimes 10, so it's quite similar. Is an MTB/Hybrid 11 smaller than a Road 11? As for the crankset, it's a 3-speed 28-38-48- not too far from the 34-50/36-52s I see on road cranks. Or is a MTB/Hybrid 48 smaller than a Road 48? It already seems geared higher than my Schwinn Woodlands, which was a 7-speed, although I never learned the specs

cycling
22. September, 17:34 Uhr

I have a 40 cassette on my road bike and a 30 ring in the front. The shimano ultegra rear derailleur isn't holding the chain tension on the 30-11/13/15 cogs. ie The chain slips off the 30 chainring when on the lower cogs The 30 ring came with the bike, the 40 cassette I added later. So will a shimano deore direct mount rear derailleur hold the tension better than the ultegra and will it fit on my frame? Thanks whoever answers

cycling
27. Oktober, 20:18 Uhr

Hey Everyone, So for my road bike I use Chester MTB pedals and Van's shoes, and of course the same shoes with my MTB Hardtail for riding. I like the grip the Van's provide with the pins in the pedals, but they're just not stiff enough. My main question is to see if there is a shoe that is more like a sneaker that can connect super tight with an MTB pedal the way Van's do, but are also super stiff. I know most MTB riders use 5.10 Freerider's, but I was hoping there was something cheaper I could try instead of $100+ just to see how I like them. Someone told me about Chrome Kursk shoes, I could just leave the SPD cover on there, I'm assuming, and ride that way since they're super stiff. Does anyone have experience with Chrome vs 5.10, etc.? Any other brands are welcome. Ideally I'd like to use them for my MTB rides but would also like them to transition well to my road rides that can be 40-60 miles sometimes, which is the primary reason why I'm looking for something stiff.

cycling
18. Oktober, 10:44 Uhr

I am going to get a trainer soon and I was thinking of using my MTB on it instead of my road bike as I rarely use my MTB anymore so if the rear tire wears down it will not matter. Should I use the MTB or would it be more beneficial from an exercise point of view to use my road bike?

cycling
25. September, 16:07 Uhr

As per title, I am a passionate mountain biker. Lately, i've been finding less and less time to load up my bike, drive to the trail, ride 15-20 miles and head home. I primarily have to ride on weekends because of this, where I was once riding 3-4 days a week. So i've been considering finally getting a quality road bike to spin 20-30 miles a few days a week after work. Just so happens that my friend is selling a truly awesome bike (full carbon, Di2 ultrgra) at a steep, friend discount. I set it up and took it out for 30 miles this weekend and it was awesome. I really want to give him the cash NOW, but I have a concern. Size. The frame is a 54. I am 6'1.5'' (186cm-187cm). In the MTB world, you primarly go off of feel when buying a bike. I ride a large even though i'm between sizes, simply to have a slightly smaller, more playful bike for the trails. With road biking I feel that proper size is much more important for long rides. Now I did this 30 mile ride at a good pace. Averaged 17.5mph. I felt good after, but admittedly a little tired as I'm simply not used to riding that far (MTB rides typically max out at 20miles for me, plus there is a lot more coasting and down-hills). My legs were a bit tired as expected and kneck was a little sore from being in that aggressive position, but otherwise I think i was ok? I plan to eventually do 50+ mile group rides down the road. Should I worry about the frame size being 54 at my height? I know the KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) is controversial, but I have been rehabbing a knee issue and like to pay attention to it. KOPS looked good on this bike and still have maybe 1/4inch of play in the seat to go back if needed. Only thing i noticed while riding was my left hand would get a little tingly. Happens on my MTB sometimes as well. I think its more from vibrations than anything, but looking for some guidance before dropping a few grand on a road bike! Thank you so much for your advice in advance.

cycling
16. Mai, 07:16 Uhr

Hi all! I've been using an entry level mountain bike for the last 7 years or so. It is a Carrera Vengeance 2012. It's an entry level MTB, but with mechanical disc brakes, and some after market schwalbe cityjet 2.0 tyres. This year, I finally decided to treat myself to a road bike. My MTB is so heavy, that getting something lightweight was high on my priority list. In the end, I went for a Cube Attain SL Disc 2017. I love the bike. It is a gorgeous and goes fast! However, I find I'm struggling with the harsh ride. Very harsh ride! It has Conti Grand Sport Race SL, 25-622 tyres on it. And after doing about 150 miles on it since I got it in Feb, I'm still not used to it. Will changing these out for 28mm make enough of a difference to warrant the change? The frame will take up to 32mm. Also, the hydraulic disc brakes feel really weak compared to my MTB - Is that just because of the smaller contact patch with the tyres? Many thanks!

cycling
15. März, 01:17 Uhr

OK first off, for all of the "hybrid" haters, I got this bike because I want to casual ride in our neighborhood and also do small commutes for fun/fitness, maybe up to 20 miles. I'm not looking to do some 60 mile road trip or anything like that, which is why I don't have any interest in a full on road bike. I wanted something I could ride on the road at speed (30-40mph when needed), but not want to throw it away when I hit our neighborhood brick roads and break my back, or rough neighborhood pavement with potholes and tree roots pushing the pavement up. To be honest I don't even know if this bike is technically a full on hybrid. It seems like a mix between a hybrid and a hardtail since it has thinner tires and 50mm shocks. So my question is, if I bought a second set of wheels with fatter MTB tires on them, maybe down the road buy a 100-120mm front suspension, is that the only difference between this bike and a full hardtail MTB bike? I've been watching trail videos a lot lately and it looks fun as hell, if the day ever comes that I want to travel 1-1.5 hours to get to a trail in central FL. I already have two bikes, I'm not really looking to get a third bike just to see if MTB trail riding would be fun or not. I'd rather try a couple of trails on this bike first and see if a new investment would be worthwhile, or even if just getting new tires and a lockout 120mm front suspension would give me everything I need. http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=e1dfb9df-6b29-453f-98f1-cc6a430f9cd4&parentid=undefined

cycling
19. Juli, 20:13 Uhr

Hi, I've been running for a long time but due to an annoying reoccurring injury i'm considering trying out cycling instead. The only bike i have is a Carrera MTB (it's a hardtail with front fork suspension from Halfords, UK) which i bought 5 years ago but haven't used much (it's spent most of its life in storage). I've been out on it a few times recently and really enjoyed it; however, i feel the wide and grippy MTB tyres are making it extra hard work. I've had a look at prices for road bikes and it's made my eyes water so i'm thinking of sticking road tyres on it, like the Schwalbe City Jets, instead of the knobblies it already has. Is this a good idea instead of buying a budget road bike? I don't have more than ~£250 to spend so i know my options are limited. I'm only really going to be cycling on the road and paved areas (not really why i bought an MTB in the first place as i've never really gone off-road). Thanks.

cycling
02. Januar, 10:22 Uhr

I have been road cycling for 20 years and decent track cyclist and want to do something more adventurous. I also horse ride and there are a few MTB’ers that want me to join their group. I wasn’t sure if it requires a different type of strength? Will road cycling be a good base to start? I have no upper body strength and may struggle to control the bike on the downhill. That said I am naturally not a long distance cardio person and have more of the track cycling lower body (big legs :-/) for short bursts if you were to make a comparison. Whilst there are multiple skill factors that go into MTB perhaps I may need to balance my upper body and strength work in the gym for arms and shoulders. Cyclists and arms don’t really go together. Either way it would be nice to prepare for spring in whatever way I can. I really want to go for it

cycling
24. Dezember, 19:51 Uhr

So I've got these neoprene shoe covers from Louis Garneau that work well on my road shoes. But I've been doing some MTB and gravel riding over the winter and ending up with cold feet. My shoes basically have tread on the full length, and the shoe covers just have an opening around the cleat and at the heel. I'm curious what you folks are using with MTB shoes - any recommendations?

cycling
24. Dezember, 14:40 Uhr

Hiya! I had a question that I feel some experienced riders have had to answer for themselves already, so i was thinking "standing on shoulders of giants" and all that! 😁 I love biking but I also love spinning and I literally just got the new Road bike Specialized S works 7 series shoes as a present. No issue apparent quite just yet but here comes the rub: my bike (as well as most spinning bikes) are SPDs (ie MTB cleats) and obviously road shoes dont tend to come with SPD cleat compatibility. The solution Ive found proposed online is to buy these Shimano adapters that you screw to your road bike shoes and then attach an MTB cleat to. I dont see very many people talk about it or many products cater to this problem, and that makes me think this may be a tremendously sub par solution. Hence my question: are these adapters a reasonable solution to my problem (cool shoes but no bike (spin or conventional) to ride them on) or is there a better solution? Im inclined to try and return but I cant as I dont have the box anymore... 😞 Many thanks for any good ideas/insights/solutions/general banter. Thanks!

cycling
25. Oktober, 15:02 Uhr

I have an entry level mountain bike, a [Salsa Timberjack NX1 (2017)](https://www.rei.com/product/115493/salsa-timberjack-nx1-29er-bike-2017) that seems like it has always had poor shifting. It has the 1x11 Sram NX stock derailleur. When I shift to a higher gear (smaller cog) it often hesitates and when I shift to lower gears it often slips and skips back and forth between gears when I pedal. Often it will seem like its settled in one cog then at random will skip out of gear when pedaling...which is frustrating and dangerous on the trail. Furthermore, I've noticed that if I am in a lower gear and I backpedal (which is sometimes necessary) the chain will come off the cog I'm in and ride all the way down to the smaller cogs. I've had friends look at it who are more experiences MTB and they said the backpedal thing is on a 1x system is because of the chainline...but their 1x bikes don't do this. I've checked the limit screws on the rear derailleur and tried many times to adjust the cable tension with the barrel adjuster on the shifter. I'm thinking this is mostly cause by the poor chainline of the 1x system. And that 11 speed chain and cog spacing is so damn narrow! The chain only seems to be running straight when it's in the smallest rear cogs. But the crank and front chainring seem to be as close as they can be to the frame BB. No spacers or anything and the chainring clears the frame by only about 4mm or so. I'm a fairly savvy at working on my own bikes but I mostly ride simpler, older vintage bikes. The friction shifting on my 1985 touring bike with original derailleur is way smoother than this thing! I'm new to modern MTB components. What am I missing? Anyone out there familiar with this setup and the Sram NX rear derailleur? Are there other adjustments that I don't know about? How can I fix this?

cycling
05. Oktober, 09:25 Uhr

Trying to sort out my first set of shoes and pedals. Have made the decision to go with SPD / MTB format due to the increased practicality of the recessed cleats, and have bought a pair of double-sided Boardman MTB Pro pedals. I also bought a pair of Giro Republic shoes which I love on paper, although I've hit the much-publicised issue of the tread fouling the pedal preventing it from engaging with the cleat. I'd planned to shim the cleat out bit the gap is pretty immense (around 1.5-2mm) and sadly the pair I got have some problems with the finish too so I'm think of just sending them back for a refund :( I'm finding to process of selecting a decent shoe a bloody nightmare - there are so many variables (size availability, colour, width, style, reviews) and all the sites I've come across have been really unhelpful as they don't allow you to sort by cleat type. I'm after something with a pretty stiff sole; ideally more "traditionally" road styled (preferably not astronaut-slippers) and more accommodating of wider feet. I found the Giros fairly accomodating of my feet, I think because they're laced. My budget's ideally no more than £100. Any help much appreciated as I thought I'd got this sorted with the Republics as a stand-out choice, and now I'm back to square one :(

cycling
21. März, 17:14 Uhr

Hey Everyone, I'm going to be renting an MTB this weekend to see what I think. I've never ridden trails or courses before and I found out we have some here pretty close to where I live. If I end up liking it enough to buy a bike I feel like I know enough now about bikes to not want a beginner $500 MTB. I want something I can grow into without going through the whole inevitable selling and upgrading process right down the road. I'd like to just get to an end point from the beginning that will last a long time. I feel like after looking EXTENSIVELY into what's out there from the $1000-1500 range and learning as much as possible about front forks, and gearing, and Derailleur product lines, QR vs Thru Axles, etc., originally I was looking at a Trek Stache 5 even though it has compromises with the suspension and brakes. I have a Specialized dealer around the corner that mentioned a Specialized Chisel Comp which has some super nice parts on it (Front Suspension being the possible weak point as well). Then I got into Diamondbacks. I mean honestly, for the price they're incredible deals. But for the life of me Bike reviews of any kind are extremely hard to come by for any bike, and brand, that is less than $2000. That being said, I'm thinking on these two options but don't really understand the difference. Originally I was looking for a 29" because of the supposed stability of them, etc., but for the price 27.5" seems to be the sweet spot. Both of the bikes below are 27.5 and have amazing gear on them. I can get either one for $900-1000 and can't find any other bike for less than $1500 with anything close to what these have. Anyone that's tried Diamondback, or especially either of these bikes, I'd love to hear from you all. Overdrive Pro: https://www.diamondback.com/overdrive-pro-27-17521 Mason Comp (Leaning more towards this one): https://www.diamondback.com/mason-comp-41376 BTW, I'm currently living in Central FL and may be moving (I HOPE) to Asheville, North Carolina within the next couple of years. I don't have dreams of being a pro rider or anything like that, but knowing myself I'm going to want to learn what I can and just have as much fun as possible. EDIT: Just talked to DB support and the Mason Comp won't be around anymore, it's being replaced by the Mason 2 which super bums me out. But would like any opinions on it too since it comes with a Rockshox Judy Gold fork and not the Fox that the Comp had on it: https://www.diamondback.com/mason-2 EDIT 2: Son of a bitch, I just realized the XL of the Mason 2 is out of stock too. Looks like I'll be waiting a little bit before getting a bike. But would still like some input on the Judy shocks, because even the Specialized Chisel I was looking at had the Judy Silver.

cycling
30. Dezember, 16:04 Uhr

I got a pair of Specialized MTB shoes recently and have a question about the cleat fixing holes in the shoe. Basically they have been set in different positions on each shoe and I can't see a way of adjusting them so they match. I've used Shimano MTB shoes before and you take the inner sole out which gives you access to the fixing holes and a plate which you can then adjust and attach as needed. Although the Specialized manual says you can access the fixing holes by removing the inner sole - it's really not obvious what to do. There is a patch in the base of the shoe which can be lifted (awkwardly but with difficulty) but there is still padding underneath that with no access to the fixing hole plate. So, short of cutting material out of the bottom of the shoe I'm at a loss what to do. These photos hopefully show you what I'm faced with - any ideas / experiences would be gratefully received. https://imgur.com/a/khXZa

cycling
06. November, 23:27 Uhr

I've been using crank brothers mtb pedals on my Road bike, just never switched to Road pedals..I just like that I can walk in them without walking like a Penguin with road pedals and its easier to clip in and out..Does MTb pedals have any disadvantage when using it on a road bike compares to road pedals?

cycling
05. November, 00:11 Uhr

I am the happy new owner of some elite Arion mag rollers. Unfortunately I only have a MTB with knobby tires and would prefer not to shell out any more money for some trainer tires. Do you guys know if it's ok to use the roller with MTB tires, or will it cause undue wear on the rollers? Thanks!

cycling
31. August, 16:42 Uhr

I am toying with the idea of road biking on the weekends and MTB on the weekdays. Reason is, I do like road biking, but the traffic has got me spooked. A delivery truck nearly brushed me 2 days ago, and a pick up truck the day before that, and I haven't got the courage to get back on the bike since. On the weekends, I can tote my road bike to some local rail trails, and I can do the quieter backroads early in the morning. There is also the benefit of a ton of road bikers during the weekend, so traffic is prepared for it. During the weekday, I am near a number of local forested trails, and could easily get over there to use a MTB. Anyone else do something similar?

cycling
17. Januar, 13:21 Uhr

I have no intention of doing any trails or getting into wheelies for the "bikelife", I just use the bike to explore London and travel to and from work with my route being 100% city streets. ​ The bike I have is a Carrera Vengeance - I realize it's low end/entry level, just something to get used to cycling in the big city. In a couple of years, I will get a hybrid bike but as I just got the Carrera recently I guess I'll "ride it till the wheels fall off". ​ The wheels are 27.5" and the tyres currently on them are 2.10" knobbly Kenda tyres. To have a good riding experience, I think the best upgrade would be to ditch the knobbly trail tyres and get some road ones. ​ My questions are: 1. **What width tyres am I able to fit on the bike?** It seems pretty difficult to find slick tyres that are 2.00" wide, most are either much narrower or much wider. Would 1.5" or something similar fit as long as the size is 27.5"? 2. **Just how slick should the tyres be?** I have looked at [MAXXIS RE-FUSE FOLDING MS TR TYRE - 27.5" X 2.00"](https://www.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-tyres/maxxis-re-fuse-folding-ms-tr-tyre-27.5-x-2.00/11443899.html?utm_source=kelkoo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=kelkoo&affil=thgppc&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB) as well as [Schwalbe Big Ben](https://www.fruugo.co.uk/schwalbe-bicycle-tire-big-ben-all-sizes/p-18167982-39907871). For maximum speed should they be like the Maxxis ones or is it wiser to have some tread(?) to them like the Schwalbe ones for safer cornering? So ultimately, do they have to be urban MTB tyres close to 2.10" width or will road tyres that are 27.5" and obviously not super-skinny racing bike tyres do?

cycling
16. Januar, 02:27 Uhr

Ight, quick question. Are there any bikes with a BMX geo that have front suspension. I was wondering because I recently hyperextended my thumb so it sucks because I can't grip my handlebars. So whenever I try gaps or box jumps or really anything technical I feel safe going up because I can use my palm to get a decent grip. But I can still have fun because I can ride basic features. Wondering if anyone knew of BMX MTB crossovers that offer the unbreakable BMX with the forgiving suspension.

cycling
04. Januar, 02:22 Uhr

As the title says I'm looking for some mtb clipless shoes with laces, so far I am considering : Giro privateer Specialized recon

cycling
03. Dezember, 01:52 Uhr

I’ve been riding a mountain bike on roads simply for exercise and I go about avg speed of 12 mph. I was curious if anyone has any idea about what avg speed that would possibly translate to on a road bike. I’m considering purchasing a road specific bike so that I can keep my mtb specifically for its purpose.