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How to improve your mountain bike

How to improve your mountain bike

When we buy a bicycle we want it to last a long time with us. One of the main keys for a good purchase is to look for a bicycle with the best picture we can afford. And sometimes we blind ourselves with the components that it brings as standard, obviating both the quality of the picture and if its geometry is the one that best suits us. The components are passengers and it will always be more economical to improve them little by little, either because of wear or because we want to make a Upgrade Progressive depending on our savings, to have to change the picture because we want one better. In this article I will show you some of the improvements that can be made to your mountain bike. At the time we consider improving our mountain bike, we have to think about the goal we want to achieve. Depending on the type of improvement, we could classify them into four groups:
  • Weight
  • Performance
  • Comfort (comfort)
  • Esthetic

First improvement: the wheels

Bicycle mechanic If we want to make a noticeable improvement on our bike, the first and most important place where we must look are the wheels. Lose weight on the wheels of your mountain bike (and especially in the outermost area) due to inertia, it will be where you notice the change and where you get the most performance. If apart we change the wheel material and pass to carbon, we will gain in rigidity and get a much softer and more stable shot. Related: >> The key to lighten the weight of your bicycle is on the wheels >> Tips for buying some wheels of Mountain Bike

The importance of tires

The weight of the roofs, being in the outermost part of our wheel, will influence, for example, a bushing and much more than that of a ber. An option to lower the weight on the outside of the wheel, and thus win in performance is to change our covers for lighter. However, this may have the counterpoint that they can crack or click more easily. For this we will have to be very clear why we usually roll areas, and if it is worth going to dearly decks or add a little more weight and look for some reinforced cover with some material that gives it more resistance or simply looking for a TPI lower.

What is TPI?

The TPI number of a cover indicates the nylon thread density that is in a square inch of the tire. So if it has a very low TPI, that means it has more rubber and is heavier and, in principle, more resistant. On the contrary, Tpis Altos indicate that it is a lighter cover.

Tubelize or non -tubelize?

Without a doubt, Tubelize is the first improvement you should make to your mountain bike. It is a cheap improvement, you will take weight from the wheel and you will get rid of many dislikes in punctures. As a negative point, the wheels TUBELESS They require periodic maintenance. Every 6 months we must take a look at the state of the liquid and, or we will have to fill the wheel a little or renew the liquid. >> The advantages of wearing tubess wheels in Mountain Bike

Other components in which to invest

Obviously, the transmission elements such as the change group, the cassette, the dish or the connecting rods are the most recurrent investments when looking for a higher bicycle performance. >> Should I change to a 1x12 transmission in Mountain Bike However, there are others that often go unnoticed but that really suppose a way to improve your mountain bike. Some of them are indicated below.

Invest in comfort: the armchair

If it is often said that each person is a world, with the asses with greater reason. There is no consensus about which is the ideal or the most comfortable armchair. Our armor improvement can be focused on weight, to avoid numbness problems in the noble parts (anti prostate) or to seek comfort with more or less padded armchairs (although at this point the key will be more in a good culotte boadana than not in a armchair with a cushion like that of a sofa).

Change the power

There are manufacturers Mountain Bikes They manage to lower their prices by putting powers of a quality lower than the average of the bicycle, since a better or worse power is not usually the key point that makes you decide for one or another bicycle. Here we would have a component to achieve an improvement in two factors at a contained price:
  1. In weigh. For example, changing your aluminum power to a carbon.
  2. In performance and comfort. If the geometry of your bicycle does not adapt perfectly to you, changing the power you can play with different lengths and different angles until you find the one that best suits you.
If you are not sure what posture or power length is ideal for you, we recommend a biomechanical study to avoid future injuries or to optimize your performance.

A wider handlebar

MTB handlebar As with the powers, the handlebars are also an element that we can improve, gaining weight to the standard or even looking for wider handlebars that give us more security in the descents.

The fists

Some fists that match the color of the picture or try different materials such as foam or silicone, can be other improvements in the search for comfort, grip and aesthetics.

Change conventional roija for a telescopic

Not everything has to be improvements in weight. Telescopic shell can give you that plus of comfort and safety in technical descents by adding enjoy your outputs. For some cyclists Telescopic shell has become an essential accessory.


If what you are looking for is to buy a mountain bike, the best thing you can do is get a good picture. Then, as the needs are emerging (or the whims, it must be recognized that sometimes we are a bit capricinos) you will gradually change your bicycle to improve it. If you have some money saved, the ideal is to start with good wheels. If not, don't worry, you can start with beautiful fists or some pedals of a slightly higher range. It is one thing or another that we change, when we release it, it will make us feel on the bicycle as a child with new shoes.
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