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Why Are Mountain Bike Forks So Expensive

Over the years mountain bike forks have become more expensive. Even though you can get less expensive forks there must be a reason for the expensive forks. So I looked into this more. Why are mountain bike forks so expensive? …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Shorts So Expensive

Many mountain bikers complain that shorts are too expensive. Maybe it is due to a lack of understanding as to the reasons for a high price. I investigated this to learn more. Why are mountain bike shorts so expensive? Mountain …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Long Socks

Socks specifically for mountain biking are becoming more popular, especially longer socks. I thought everyone just folds their socks down. So I researched to find the reasons for long socks. Why do mountain bikers wear long socks? Mountain bikers wear …

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Why Do Mountain Bikes Have Straight Handlebars

In the past mountain bike handlebars were not straight, now they are all straight. What did they figure out about straight bars and their benefits. Let’s find out. Why do mountain bikes have straight handlebars? Mountain bikes use straight handlebars …

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Why Do Mountain Bikes NOT Have Mudguards

Mudguards, some people love them and some people hate them on their mountain bike. Manufacturers don’t make their bikes with mudguards. Is there a good reason for this. Why do mountain bikes Not have mudguards? Mountain bikes don’t come with …

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Why Do Mountain Bike Chains Break

Many mountain bikers are riding along on the trails and suddenly their chain breaks for apparently no reason. Has this happened to you, me to. Let’s investigate. Why do mountain bike chains break? Mountain bike chains break because of wear …

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Why Do Mountain Bikes Use Presta Valves

Newer mountain bikes have Presta valves, but it wasn’t always like this. Everything else which has a tire that needs air uses Schrader including mountain bikes. So why the switch. Why do mountain bikes use Presta valves? Mountain bikes have …

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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 …