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: 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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