One of the big responsibilities when owning a car, bike, or anything is making sure that it is taken well care of. Bicycle's, just like cars, need their parts to be well taken care of using the right tools. In this next tutorial, you'll find out how to maintain the gears on y ...more
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Ellsworth's Ron Sawiki explains what to do before you go on a mountain bike ride, including lubing your chain and checking pressure.
Performing regular maintenance on your bike is something that should be done to help extend the life. Not doing so can result in pieces working improperly, falling off, or lead to injury. For this video tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in order to tune your gears ...more
If you've never performed any maintenance on your bike, it may be long overdue. This not only will help with the life of your bike, but prevent any injury from occuring. In this video, you will find out how to make your wheel round and true. This is a procedure that can be ve ...more
If your mountain bike chain keeps falling off, there may be numerous problems that are going on. In this next video tutorial, you'll find out one solution for making sure that your gears are fine tuned and that your chain won't keep falling off. It's not too hard to perform an ...more
If you need to perform some regular maintenance work on your mountain bike, this video may help. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to replace the gear cables on a mountain bike. It can be difficult to do and requires some time, but with this tutorial things may get just a ...more
Let's start with the bike: The most important thing on your bike, is your brake system, you will need the brake lever on your handle bars. When performing a wheelie, this will help you control speed and prevent you from falling on your butt. Your rear brake has to function pro ...more
V-brakes are just one of the may types of brakes that you can install on your mountain bike to keep yourself from flying off the side of the mountain. This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to install v-brakes on your mountain bike. Bike maintenance is a chore ...more
You can learn how to maintain your mountain bike for peak performance and you need the following: a bike-mounted tool bag, tire lever set, two replacement inner tubes, puncture repair kit, spare chain links, a chain splitter, a folding allen wrench and screwdriver set, and a s ...more
This brief instructional video will help you learn to jump your mountain bike as well as add more skill and control to your mountain biking. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new and/or applying a n ...more
This tech tip shows you how to set up your mountain bike to achieve optimal performance on the trail. This is a very instructive close up video.
This video tech tip shows you how to repair a broken mountain bike chain while on the trail.
Athletes give top tips on how to ride tight turns nice and safely. Turn corners on an off-road mountain bike. Click through to watch this video on mpora.com
After watching this video you will have a better understanding of this sport and how to ride your bike in the best way possible. Balance is key to solid bike riding. The girls go over fore and aft movement, side-to-side lateral movement, and up/down movement which is used for ...more
The tires on a bike are very important when it comes to it working properly. No tires, then there's no chance of you being able to move. In this three part tutorial, you'll find out some helpful information on how a tire works, how to install and remove the tires, and of cours ...more
In this video, we learn how to understand the parts of a mountain bike. First, grab your mountain bike and go to the front of it. The front starts with the handle bars, brake levers, shifter, cord, tire, rim, spokes, and brakes. In the back, there is: a crank, rig railer, fron ...more
Let World Champion and Bikeskills instructor, Greg Minnaar help you become a better, safer descender on your mountain bike by watching this video tutorial on mountain biking. Always wear appropriate cycling safety gear when riding, especially when learning or applying a new sk ...more
The frame size of a mountain bike plays a large role in how effectively you will be able to ride it, and it doesn't translate readily into common measurements like weight. Watch this video to learn how to determine what frame size is right for you.
Using a tubeless tire system on your mountain bike is a great idea. It decreases the number of parts on your bike that can brake, which is good news for any rider. This video features a professional bike mechanic installing a Stan's Tubeless system on a standard set of bike ti ...more
Ellsworth's Ron Sawicki shows the proper way to wash your mountain bike. This tutorial includes de-greasing, as well as washing regularly.
Rear suspension bikes are the bikes of choice for most hardcore mountain bikers. This video features a professional mountain bike rider offering a quick tip on how to set the rear suspension of your bike properly to give it the right amount of travel and maximize its effective ...more
Ellsworth's Pua Sawicki offers tips on how to ride your mountain bike uphill efficiently.
This video offers up some tips on how to crash a mountain bike without hurting yourself.
While the front brakes get all the love and attention, the back brakes of your mountain bike are nearly just as important and more difficult to install. You have to run the hose all the way across the bike without it getting in the way of your feet or any other parts of the bi ...more
A Cannondale techie gives you the info you need to get your ride ready to race your mountain bike.
If you need to replace the spokes on your rear wheel, change the gearing, replace certain parts, or just clean it, this video is going to show you how to do just that. In this tutorial, you'll find out how easy it can be to replace and install the gears on a mountain bike eas ...more
Unlike rear derailleurs, which are very complicated and come in at least two very different styles, front derailleurs are pretty standard across manufacturers. That means you only have to watch this one video to learn how to adjust them! It features a professional mountain bik ...more
This video shows you everything you need to know to repair your mountain bikes rear derailer. From dismantling, to putting it back together, position the chain, cutting the chain, releasing the cable, and giving your bike the love it needs. This is an extensive, yet easy to fo ...more
If you own a mountain bike that is equipped with v-brake or cantilever brakes, this tutorial might be useful. Don't pay an arm and a leg to get your biked fix, instead do it yourself. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to replace and align brake pads on a v-brake and ...more
In this video, we learn how to change a mountain bike tire. Start by shifting the rear cassette to the smallest gear. Then, remove quick release and remove the wheel. After this, remove the tire with tire levers or strong fingers, then check inside the tire rim for foreign obj ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to adjust a rear derailleur on a mountain bike. First, get on the bike and start to ride it like normal, except have it mounted into one place. Then, shift the front derailleur into middle gear and the rear derailleur to the smallest gear. After ...more
One of the most important pieces of a mountain bike, or any bike for that matter, is the bicycle chain. Without the chain, you can't move your bike and that's a problem. In this tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to check the strength of your bike chain and whet ...more
The chainring is without a doubt the most intimidating part of a bicycle. It looks like a ninja star from hell, and working with it can be difficult. This video features a professional mountain bike mechanic demonstrating how to install a chainring on your bike yourself. If yo ...more
This video shows you how to quickly change a mountain bike tire out on the trail. Remove the wheel from the fork. The tools you need are a pump, mini tool, a patch kit, a lever, and a spare tube. Remove the valve nut. Position the lever under the bead of the tire and work it ...more
Pua Sawicki shares her mountain biking tips for a technical descent.
If you are unlucky enough to have a bike whose setup does not features a self-extracting crank, then this video is for you! It shoes you how to remove a non-self extracting crank properly as part of you normal bike maintenance. Never envy the self extracting crank kids again a ...more
Doug Dalton from Cannondale offers some tips on staying upright while riding the trails.
The video is about adjusting the front derailleur of a performance bike. To adjust the front derailleur you have to first adjust the rear derailleur to the smallest gear. To adjust the front derailleur shift the gear to the largest. If it does not slip into largest gear then a ...more
Learn about mountain bike suspension systems and how to maintain your bike. Mickey Denoncourt takes you through all the parts and repair. Part 1 of 31 - How to Do mountain bike suspensions system maintenance. Do mountain bike suspensions system maintenance - Part 2 of 31. Clic ...more
Sometimes things just go wrong with bikes. It is a mechanical device with moving parts after all so maintenance is needed regularly and in this video clip series some of the most common failings of mountain bikes is addressed. This includes the chain, the shifter and the derai ...more
In this video, Michael Novelli explains what materials you need and the procedures you should follow to pack a mountain bike and ship it without damaging it. Part 1 of 15 - How to Pack and ship a mountain bike. Pack and ship a mountain bike - Part 2 of 15. Click through to wat ...more
In this series of extreme sports videos, our expert mountain biker will explain and demonstrate braking techniques for downhill mountain biking. He will show you the proper body position and braking techniques for slowing down or stopping when you need to. Part 1 of 15 - How t ...more
In this video series, let Mickey Denoncourt show you how to do some simple bicycle repair jobs. He illustrates how to change, handlebars, tires, pedals, and seats. Mickey also gives you tips on how to pick mountain biking shoes. With his advice, you can make a bike that unique ...more
In this downhill racing video series, learn how to prepare for downhill cycling from DH expert Mickey Denoncourt. Mickey will show you how to adjust mountain bikes for downhill racing, how to position handlebars, how to adjust seat height and angle for DH racing, how to adjust ...more
Learn how to properly perform a box jump on your bike.
On January 25th, Bienve Aguado decided that he would be the one to pull off the world's first double front flip on a mountain bike. And guess what? He did it! Just goes to show what a little grit, determination and thousands and thousands of hours of practice can do! A second ...more
If you're a beginner when it comes to cycling or just enjoy taking a nice bike ride, something that should not be ignored is stretching. Stretching is a smart and safe thing to do before do anything athletic. It prevents the chances that you will suffer from any type of injury ...more
For this next prank tutoril, you'll be finding out how to give someone a prank tire, without having to poke a hole in the tire. It involves putting an object inside the cap of the bike's tire. This is used to help release the air from the tire, resulting in the flat tire. It's ...more
Scotland's Danny MacAskill first came to the world's attention in April 2009 when his roommate uploaded a video of his insane mountain bike stunts. The video amassed more than 350,000 views in the first forty hours it was uploaded. Six months later, the video now has over ten ...more
Mountain bike tips, how-to's and techniques from Shaums March (MMR Camps). Pull up and push down on rollers and holes to keep momentum going in the mountains. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pump and flow in mountain biking. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pump and flow in mountain biking.
This video tech tip shows you how to adjust the rear derailleur in order to achieve proper shifting for your bike.
Post-mount brakes are just one of many types of brakes that can be installed on a mountain bike. This video features detailed instructions on how to set up a post mount brake on an IS mount, making your mountain bike stop like Deepwater Horizon spill refuses to. It is a compli ...more
In this tutorial, learn step by step how to assemble and tune your front and rear handbrakes. This video, hosted by Pete, will walk you through the process of assembling your brakes so you stay safe on the road. This how-to will work for beach cruisers, mountain bike and BMX b ...more
Learn how to ride a motorcycle by performing the off-set cone weave. The off-set cone weave is one of the skills you will need to perform on a bike to pass the Alternate M.O.S.T. test. The tutorial shows you the layout for the off-set cone weave test and how to perform it on a ...more
If you need an easy way to determine whether your bike's bearings are worn, this tutorial should help. You'll need to suspend your bike in the air using either a stand or hanging it from the roof. It's an easy method that doesn't require any extra tools and will help determin ...more
This video will help you perform a rather elaborate piece of bicycle maintenance, overhauling and fixing a loose bearing in a Shimano Octolink pipe spindle bottom bracket. It is a long, complicated process that requires some specialized bike maintenance tools, but if you have ...more
BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to do the bunny hop to manual trick on a bicycle. Your BMX instructor will go through the basic steps of how to do the bunny hop to manual trick on a bike, along with a few cool out-takes for you to enjoy. Basically, the bike hope to manua ...more
Proper nutrition is an important part of every strenuous sport, and mountain biking is no exception. This video features a professional mountain bike racer walking you through her nutritional regimen. Topics covered include when to eat before a race, what to eat, and what beve ...more
Cannondale's Doug Dalton offers up a quick tip to help make your mountain bike ride easier.