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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 Presta valves because they are thinner, lighter, longer, and easier to inflate. These valves are more accurate when deflating, they …

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Why Do Mountain Bikes Have 29 Inch Wheels

There used to be a time when all mountain bikes had the same wheel size. Then all of a sudden they went to 29 inch wheels. Let’s take a look at the reasons for this. Why do mountain bikes have 29 inch wheels? Mountain bikes have 29 inch wheels because you get more traction, its easier to roll over objects, …

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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? Mountain bikers wear baggy shorts because they have extra pockets, are abrasion resistant, are more comfortable than Lycra, and offer …

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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 wider because they offer more stability and control. There is more turning power and leverage going around corners. Riders feel …

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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 heavy because the parts and components are made bigger, stronger and thicker. This makes them heavier. The tires, frame, suspension, …