How to bleed your SRAM Guide disc brakes

Injecting new life into your hydraulic disc brakes is as easy as flushing through with new fluid. This video will guide you through the service procedure for SRAM Guide Series mountain bike brakes. Do you have any tips of your own on how to make the bleed procedure easier or faster? Leave us a comment below.  

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How to: Box your Bike

Words/Photo: Shanny Hill (Tour Dafrique) I’ve been travelling with my bike for over 15 years to destinations all across the globe and on many different airlines. So I thought I would share some advice with you to make your next bike boxing a quick and (mostly) painless exercise. I have broken the process down into three simple steps: 1. Disassemble 2. Protect 3. Pack You will need a few things to complete the job: – Bike box (usually available from your local bike shop) – Pedal wrench – Multi tool…

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How to: Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results

Your feet are an important contact point with the bike. Without your feet being in the right place you will pedal with less power, be less stable through technical trail sections and set yourself up for an overuse injury. The problem is that most riders have been given the wrong idea about where to place their foot on their pedals. You see, we forget that at one point someone took a guess about where to place the foot on the pedal and today we simply take it as gospel. But…

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How to: Cleat Set Up Made Easy – Progressive | Trail Doctor

Today’s mountain bikers are split in their pedal choice, with many downhill racers joining the XC riders’ clipless pedal option and many trail riders opting for flats. Being clipped into your pedal might seem daft on technical trails, but clipless pedals and shoe cleats can boost your pedalling efficiency by upto 30% on climbs, which means possibly going 30% longer during a ride. Everyone likes to go 30% longer! So if you’re looking for the lowdown on how to set up cleats and shoes for the first time, or looking…

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How to: Bunny Hop

Bunny Hopping Basic Crash Course with our Test Pilot Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon A Bunny Hope is a very useful trick that will allow you to launch your bike anywhere… anytime without a ramp. Learning this trick can be quite challenging; but regular practice by following the steps shown in the video above will definitely help you to improve faster. This trick can be helpful on trails or when you want to just vent it out. Know more about Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon  

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How to: Pull Wheelies

Wheelies By: Vineet Sharma and Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon Also featured in Issue #5 | Sept 2011 Wheelie on a Mountain Bike can be most time-consuming and difficult moves out there. Many riders including experienced bikers can’t wheelie after practicing for years because of less time devoted to perfect them.  If you lack the passion to learn and you become discouraged easily, then you may not get hang of it too! Learning how to do a wheelie is all about balance, focus and concentration. With the right skill and technique,…

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How to: Essential bike handling

Essential bike handling – Basic drop and descending techniques By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #1 | Jan 2011 Basic Mountain Bike Handling is essential to learn in the first few times you start riding your bike. It is not learned overnight but riding and practicing on your Mountain Bike frequently would indeed help a lot. Knowing how to handle your bike will help prevent you from falling off your bike and will also give you confidence to try new things on your mountain bike. Now we will guide you how to distribute body weight while riding…

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How to: Cup and Cone Hub Basics

Cup and Cone Hub Basics By: Vaibhav Nijhowne Also featured in Issue #7 | Jan 2012 What is one of the most important parts of a bicycle, in terms of movement? I’d say the wheels. What do the wheels revolve around? The hubs. So to reduce friction and ensure smooth and efficient functioning of our bikes, we need to frequently service and adjust our hubs. Many higher end bikes come with sealed bearing hubs which cannot be adjusted, but there are still a lot of regular cup and cone hubs in the…

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How to: Basic Bike Maintenance

Basic Bike Maintenance By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #2 | March 2011 Bike repair and maintenance is a very important and an ongoing process that involves action before, during and after your ride. This helps to keep your mountain bike in optimal condition. Here are some tips to help you keep your mountain bike in peak condition. BEFORE RIDE Pre-ride inspection and maintenance check is a very good practice. Just like a fighter pilot who inspects his fighter plane before flying. It’s a very simple process and ensures…

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