How To

Learn how to fix your bike, tune your suspension and improve your skills.

Brake lever

Essential brake maintenance

Brakes not powerful enough? Levers spongy like cheese strings? Don’t buy new ones before you try these tips…

Diagram showing various geometry measurements

The complete guide to mountain bike geometry

1. Seat Angle This is the angle of the seat tube relative to the ground. Modern bikes favour steeper angles that put the saddle directly over the bottom bracket, making…

Negative spring, responsive ride

Improve the performance of your Fox CTD fork

DIY options Check the stiction, £free Stand on the pedals in the ‘attack’ position. Get a friend to push the fork into its travel, then release and let it settle…