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MTB Tip of the Week – Episode 10: Best Chain Lube

This is Episode 10 in an ongoing series of videos we will be posting regularly to share our mountain biking tips and tricks with our subscribers.

Prior Episodes:

        Episode 9: Experiment or Never Know

        Episode 8: Fitness & Freshness

        Episode 7: Improve Shifting for Under $10

Episode 6: Ditch Your Camelbak

Episode 5: GPS for Mountain Biking 

Episode 4: Maps for Mountain Biking 

Episode 3: The LBS

Episode 2: 1X Drivetrain Bail Out

Episode 1: Cold Fingers Remedy

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EPISODE 10: Best Chain Lube

In this week’s MTB Tip of the Week episode, I will share with you what the best chain lube is for 90% of my riding, how to apply it and how to get a lifetime supply of it for next to nothing.

In the video below, I discuss a variety of options for chain lube and why I still use what I have been using for the better part of a decade.

In the video I reference this bicycle chain lubrication study by John Hopkins University: http://pages.jh.edu/news_info/news/home99/aug99/bike.html

 

 

Leave a comment below or send me an email at info@RideAlongside.com .

Thanks for your support! Now get outside and find some trails to ride!

– Nick

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MTB Tip of the Week – Episode 7: Improve Shifting for Under $10

This is Episode 7 in an ongoing series of videos we will be posting regularly to share our mountain biking tips and tricks with our subscribers.

Prior Episodes:

Episode 6: Ditch Your Camelbak

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-6-ditch-your-camelbak/

Episode 5: GPS for Mountain Biking 

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-5-gps-for-mountain-biking/

Episode 4: Maps for Mountain Biking 

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-4-maps-for-mountain-biking/

Episode 3: The LBS

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-3-the-lbs/

Episode 2: 1X Drivetrain Bail Out

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-2-1x-drivetrain-bail-out/

Episode 1: Cold Fingers Remedy

https://ridealongside.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/mtb-tip-of-the-week-episode-1-cold-fingers-remedy/

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EPISODE 7: Improve Shifting for Under $10

In this week’s MTB Tip of the Week episode, I will share with you how you can improve your shifting for less than $10. It may require a little more out of pocket if you have your local bike shop (LBS) do the labor, which I highly recommend if you aren’t comfortable with measuring and replacing your components yourself. The LBS was the subject of a recent tip of the week, so check that one out by clicking HERE.  This week’s tip is a pretty easy installation however, and should be done more frequently than most component replacement, so it’s a good idea to learn how to do it yourself.  This week’s tip should be especially helpful for many of you experiencing less than optimal shifting at this time of year when mud, rain, ice, and snow have been so impactful and prevalent in the northern hemisphere during this El Niño season.

Without further ado, here is the video for this week’s MTB Tip of the Week:

 

 

Leave a comment below or send me an email at info@RideAlongside.com .

Thanks for your support! Now get outside and find some trails to ride!

– Nick

DIY Bike Rack – How To

I watched this video on how to make your own bike rack with a fence-type wall to hide the bikes from the street. This design is from a guy who has lots of bikes, skateboards, and kids scooters, big wheels, and other outside kids toys, but he shows how to adapt it to all sorts of bicycles. He kept spots for helmets and other accessories as well, making all of it instantly go from a huge eye sore in the driveway, to all out of sight and hidden from the street/parking area.
I thought some of you would enjoy this and find it useful, especially those of you with lots of bikes and/or kid toys.  Enjoy!

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