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Upgrade Your MTB



Most cyclists use ordinary mountain bikes with off road tyres but never use their bikes in true off road conditions.

I know from experience of commuting on such bikes that a few simple modifications, as follows, will greatly enhance performance. on roads or tracks.



1. Fit smooth (1.5 in or 1.9 in wide) street tyres.

These tyres transform the ease of pedalling and have furthur advantages in lower weight and longer tread wear.

2. Fit alloy pedals (BMX type are ideal)..

Alloy bodied pedals are smoother in operation with less friction, also much more durable.

3. Fit a cartridge type bottom bracket bearing..

The standard BB bearing (crank pin bearing) fitted to low cost bikes is of very poor quality.
it reduces pedalling efficiency and on frequently used bikes will rapidly fall apart.
A cartridge BB bearing is vastly more robust, much smoother in operation and will last for 10 000 miles or more.

4. Replace a suspension fork with a standard one..

The standard fork is much lighter and wont move during pedalling, especially stand up hill climbing . An alloy fork is lighter still and wont rust.

5. Replace MTB chainrings with single chainrings.

Usually much lighter, certainly much smoother and less hassle .

6. Replace MTB chainrings with Road chainrings.

If you are fit enough - and hate running out of gears, a 52/48 road chainring will increase your road speed .

7. For 700 wheel hybrid bikes - Fit 25c or 28c narrow road tyres to reduce weight and rolling resistance.

If you use your bike exclusivly on roads this modification makes a significant improvement.
NOTE that I have sold most of my new Diamondback hybrid bikes with these tyres See link below.

Diamondback Eastwood Alloy frame 700 wheel Hybrid. sizes 20 in male and 18 in female.



8. Fit bar ends to your handlebars.

These are not just for show, they prevent forearm ache during long trips and are benificial during stand up hill climbing.


I can uprate your MTB with one or all of these modifications at a very competitive rate.

Fitment of a pair of Raleigh Streetwise slick tyres 18 - or supplied for 16 --(Generic equivelent tyres 12 fitted or 10 supplied)

Fit high quality alloy BMX pedals 12 - or supply for 11

Fit a cartridge BB bearing 14

Fit a standard fork in black or chrome 20. (Alloy fork with V brake and disc brake compatibility 40)

Fit a 52/48 road crank 35

Fit a 38, 44, 46 tooth single ring crank 16.

Fit Michilin Dynamic 700 x 25c or 28c road tyres to hybrid bike 16.

Fit Alloy bar ends 8.



Please contact me - see CONTACT tab above if you are interested or have any queries.