Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia.

Long live your O-rings

O-rings are in everything and finding the right replacement is nearly impossible. A better plan is to get max life out your current O-rings. They key is to lube them. Use the right lube and they’ll last a long time. Use the wrong lube and they can fail quickly. The right lube is Dow Corning Molykote 111 Compound. Find out all about it in this new entry under the Lubes and Cleaners page in the Tips section.
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Hassmer Fest 2017

The fourth annual Hassmer Fest MTB festival will be held at Versailles (IN) State Park September 22-24, 2017. Check out my video review of last year’s event. Registration for this year’s Hassmer Fest is on bikereg.com.

What’s new

New tool reviews

More bikes are using internal cable routing, which means more riders are having to replace internally-routed cables and housing. Although manufacturers have gotten better at designing internal routing - and no one misses the days of unsecured housing banging the inside of frame tubes for the duration of a ride - replacing cables and housing can still be a challenge. Park Tool has provided a solution with the IR- 1.2 Internal Cable Routing Kit. It’s the bottom review on the Tools page. You can have everything else related to your rear derailleur perfect and still have terrible shifting if the derailleur hanger is misaligned. This is a surprisingly common problem. It doesn’t take a crash or dropping the bike to bend the hanger enough to affect shifting. Use Park Tool DAG-2.2 to re-align the hanger. More on the Tools page of the Tips section.
The bike industry shuns standardization and chainrings are no exception. Figuring out the bolt circle diameter (BCD) when replacement time comes around can be a real challenge. Fortunately our friends at Park Tool have the solution, the CDG-2. Find out more on the Tools page of the Tips section.
© All content, including images, copyright R Ries Corporation unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Long live your O-rings

O-rings are in everything and finding the right replacement is nearly impossible. A better plan is to get max life out your current O- rings. They key is to lube them. Use the right lube and they’ll last a long time. Use the wrong lube and they can fail quickly. The right lube is Dow Corning Molykote 111 Compound. Find out all about it in this new entry under the Lubes and Cleaners page in the Tips section.
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia.
Born2Roam.com
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Hassmer Fest

2017

The fourth annual Hassmer Fest MTB festival will be held at Versailles (IN) State Park September 22-24, 2017. Check out my video review of last year’s event. Registration for this year’s Hassmer Fest is on bikereg.com.

What’s new

New tool reviews

More bikes are using internal cable routing, which means more riders are having to replace internally-routed cables and housing. Although manufacturers have gotten better at designing internal routing - and no one misses the days of unsecured housing banging the inside of frame tubes for the duration of a ride - replacing cables and housing can still be a challenge. Park Tool has provided a solution with the IR-1.2 Internal Cable Routing Kit. It’s the bottom review on the Tools page. You can have everything else related to your rear derailleur perfect and still have terrible shifting if the derailleur hanger is misaligned. This is a surprisingly common problem. It doesn’t take a crash or dropping the bike to bend the hanger enough to affect shifting. Use Park Tool DAG-2.2 to re-align the hanger. More on the Tools page of the Tips section.
The bike industry shuns standardization and chainrings are no exception. Figuring out the bolt circle diameter (BCD) when replacement time comes around can be a real challenge. Fortunately our friends at Park Tool have the solution, the CDG-2. Find out more on the Tools page of the Tips section.