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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 long socks because they offer protection from ticks, poison ivy, low bushes and branches. They stop sand and pebbles from …

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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 because riders need to be in an upright position, the bars can be made wider, and it increases stability. Straight …

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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 mudguards because they don’t look good, break easily, and rub against the tires. Mudguards don’t work well, they add weight, …

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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 and tear, poor maintenance, and gear shifting under a heavy load. Others reasons are because of worn cogs, the chain …

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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 …