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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Baggy Shorts

Baggy shorts have not been around very long. Usually there are short shorts and long shorts, so there must be some reason mountain bikers are wearing baggy shorts. So I did some research. Why do mountain bikers wear baggy shorts? …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Handlebars So Wide

Mountain bike handlebars started off narrow but over time they have become wider and wider. Has this happened just because times have changed or are there real reasons. Why are mountain bike handlebars so wide? Handlebars on mountain bikes are …

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Why Are Mountain Bikes So Heavy

It seems pretty obvious why mountain bikes weight more than other bikes. But many people just by looking at a bike don’t see it. So I decided to investigate this more. Why are mountain bikes so heavy? Mountain bikes are …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Shorts So Long

Usually when riders wear shorts they are short. But mountain bikers shorts are long. Do they think longer shorts are cooler looking, or are they just afraid of showing their legs. I looked into this. Why are mountain bike shorts …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Seats So Hard

Mountain bikers complain a lot about seats being so hard. Yet manufacturers keep making them firm and rigid. Why are mountain bike seats so hard? They are hard so the sit bones and soft tissue are supported. Pedaling efficiency and …

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What are Hardtail Mountain Bikes Used For

Hardtail mountain bikes don’t have any rear suspension, and mountain biking is all about riding off road and over mountains, hence the name. So why even have a hardtail bike made in the first place. What are hardtail mountain bike …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Shave Their Legs

Mountain bikers that shave their legs sort of does not make sense when you think about it. They usually wear pants or long shorts. There must be something to this. Why do mountain bikers shave their legs? Shaved legs make …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Spandex

Usually when people think about spandex, mountain bikers do not come to mind. Normally this is reserved for road bikers. But many mountain bikers do wear them. Why do mountain bikers wear spandex? They wear spandex because it is cooler, …

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Why Do Mountain Bike Helmets Have Visors

Have you ever thought about the visor on your helmet and its purpose. I have and I wondered why it is even there. Why do mountain bike helmets have visors? Mountain bicycle helmets have visors to protect the face and …

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Why Are Mountain Bikes So Expensive

Mountain bikes can be expensive because of how each component of the bike is made. This includes the frame, wheels, handlebars, seatpost, saddle, brakes, drivetrain, suspension, fork, and tires, plus research and development costs. How these components are made and …

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Are Mountain Bike Pedals Universal

Yes, pedals are universal for mountain bikes. But this depends on the type of crankset you have. A 1-piece crankset uses 1/2′ inch in diameter pedals. Two piece and three piece cranksets use a 9/16′ inch in diameter pedals. What …

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Do Mountain Bikes Have Kickstands

Nowadays, no. Most mountain bikes do not come with a kickstand when you first buy one. You usually need to ask the seller if they can add a kickstand to the bike you want to buy. You can also buy …