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Why Do My Mountain Bike Spokes Keep Breaking

It is no fun mountain biking when your spokes keep breaking. It is even worse to feel lost as to how this is happening. Let’s investigate and find out what is going on. Why do my mountain bike spokes keep breaking? Mountain bike spokes will keep breaking because the spokes are unevenly tensioned, the spokes are low quality, and once …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Knee Pads

It seems pretty obvious to me that mountain bikers would wear knee pads. But many riders who have never worn them before are left wondering. So I decided to find out from riders who do wear knee pads. Why do mountain bikers wear knee pads? Mountain bikers wear knee pads because they previously injured their knee. Riders want to protect …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Goggles

Wearing goggles for mountain biking has become more popular over the years. Before that riders would either wear nothing or sunglasses. So I have researched the reasons for the increase in goggles. Why do mountain bikers wear goggles? Mountain bikers wear goggles in order to protect their eyes from bugs, branches, dirt, mud, and snow. They keep sweat out of …

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Why Are Mountain Bikes Slower Than Road Bikes

For me, it is pretty obvious that mountain bikes are slower than road bikes. But maybe I am overlooking some factors. So let’s dig into this a bit more. Why are mountain bikes slower than road bikes? Mountain bikes are slower than road bikes because they are heavier, the tires are thicker and have knobs. Mountain bike riders body position …

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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? Mountain bike forks are expensive because there is more travel, the travel is adjustable, and the stanchions have a larger …