Mountain Bike Tech
This is a collection of good “techy” type information and links on the bits for your bike. Hub rebuilds, brake bleeding, fork maintenance, general maintenance procedures, warranty links, service manuals and tuning tips. This information repository will grow over time, so check back from time to time. If you have any manuals, videos, pages or instructions you would like to add, send me an e-mail with the link or forward me the attachments, and I be sure to add it in where appropriate.
Now go maintain that beast!
Hope is one of those manufacturers that not only makes a superior product, but they back it up with good support and documentation. I was doing some research on Pro 2 hubs and came across this page. It has warranty information, dimensional specs, a spoke calculator and a whole list of informative videos on install and maintenance. Good stuff, and you have to love hub rebuild videos with an British accent right?
Hope Pro 2 Rear Hub Rebuild
Shimano is one of the best known names in the cycling game, and has been for longer than I have been alive. They have a stellar tech support site, and supply manuals, docs and tips on pretty much everything they sell for road or MTB. The tech tips page is awesome, a plethora of information on all things Shimano. This is truly a great cycling resource for the do-it-yourself’er.
Like the other BIG Boys in the cycling industry, SRAM has an excellent support and tech site. Videos, manuals, documents links you name it. If you need to fix it, and SRAM, Rock Shox, Avid or Truvativ made it, you should be able to find what you need here.
Sample SRAM BB service/install video
Lets face it, SRAM owns Rock Shox, as well as Truvativ and Avid. I could post links to all of their stuff, but really it is one link. Check here for all of your Avid/Rock Shox/Truvativ support manuals, videos etc.
Sample Monarch Service Video
Rock Shox page on VIMB… my personal tech stash.
As with Rock Shox, Avid is a part of the mighty SRAM empire. Some of my personal favorite brakes around, and some of the smartest designs bar none. As with all SRAM products they have an excellent service catalog including docs and videos.
As with Rock Shox, Avid and others, Truvativ is a part of the mighty SRAM empire. These guys have been around for a long time, and only got better with their inclusion into the SRAM family of products. As with all SRAM products they have an excellent service catalog including docs and videos.
Suspension for mountain bikes wouldn’t be the same if it were not for the cross over from the Moto side of things. Fox as with Marzocchi had long been in the motorcycle business, and at the top of their games when they ventured into the new and exciting world of fully suspended mountain biking. Fox arguably built the best rear shocks in the market, and followed that up with some of the best forks around.
As with the others above and below, they have an excellent tech site loaded with warranty info, tuning tips and videos. Check it out, fix your stuff.
Long known as one of the best suspension manufacturers out there (since 1948), Marzocchi has been at the top of the MTB game since there was a MTB suspension game to be at the top of! They back that up with a good tech site, lots of details and information on your shock and forks.