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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, …

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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 so long? Mountain biking shorts are long so they cover your knees and knee pads. They prevent shorts from bunching …

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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 circulation are increased. The crotch area is kept cool. Hard seats prevent the compression of nerves and stops chafing.They also …

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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 used for? Riders use hardtail mtb on smooth trails and to climb hills. They are also used on gravel and …

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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 it easier to clean and treat a wound or cut. Removing a bandage is less painful. Cleaning muddy dirty legs …