Mountain Bike Gear Tips. Try not to use a cross-chain combination: A big front gear/big rear gear OR small front gear/small rear gear. This will give you have a clear understanding of what all the different parts are.
They are the mechanical wonders that will allow you to accelerate to wind whistling speed along flat smooth roads, or power your way up a steep. Your frame needs to be cleaned regularly, and the components require cleaning and servicing as well. How do you keep a mountain bike running reliably?
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Staying seated uses far more energy. Dirt and grime corrode both the frame and the components. You'll need to be in a low to medium gear at a fast walking pace.