Category Archives: How-Tos

How to Install Hydraulic Disc Brakes on Kid’s 24” MTB

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Since my post on picking the best 24″ kids bike I have had lots of questions about disc brakes. Most folks want to get disc brakes but are unsure of hydraulic brakes. The fact is that it’s really hard to find a 24″ bike with hydraulic brakes, other than the Konas.  Probably a cost issue.  However, after…

Winter Mountain Biking: Tips & Pics

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I am new to this Winter Mountain Biking thing but so far I love it!  My Nokian Extremes stick to the trail like dried snot on a 2 year old.  I have only logged about 30 Kms so far.  For the locals: that includes a ride down the Louie Joe / Wagon Road, up to…

How to Install a RockShox Reverb Seatpost

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I just finished installing my Christmas present from Santa.  He must read my my blog because in my seatpost review I had narrowed my list down to the KS i950 and the Rockshox Reverb Dropper Seatpost.  He got me the Reverb!  I thought it would be nice to share my installation experience in 14 easy steps. However,…

How to NOT Crash your Mountain Bike

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Okay I know almost everyone knows these things but a refresher is nice before the laws of physics remind you on the trail.  Here are some tips that I have been reminded of in the past couple of months… Get Back! The most basic of downhill skills is to lower your seat and get your weight…

Clipless Pedal Solution

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Clipless pedals…I hate them.   Well, hate is a bit strong.  Basically I usually need to get off my bike a lot quicker than clipless pedals allow.  I know there are tones of people that say they are the only way to go and that I just need to get used to them and improve…

How to Avoid “Snakebites”

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My maiden ride on my new full-suspension bike was short lived.  I was flying down a trail feeling quite invincible, bouncing off every rock, hump or log.  The suspension was working great.  Suddenly, as is always the case, my back wheel felt loose and squishy.  A flat!  “How could this happen?” I asked myself.  “These…