16 mountain bike hacks to make your life easier

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Here are sixteen ingenious, free, easy or cheap mountain bike hacks that you can do to help you keep your bike running sweet or to help you in an emergency.

Some don’t even involve zipties! We know, amazing.

16 great mountain bike hacks

1. Zipties on rear stays for wheel truing

Sure, a proper wheel jig is great and everything but for most folk just wanting to get the worst wobbles out of their wheels, you can’t go wrong with some zipties.

2. Clean your GoPro housing in the dishwasher

GoPro housings have a hard life and can quickly become hard to operate due to ingrained dirt that’s hard to get out properly. Dishwasher to the rescue! Please don’t forget to remove the actual GoPro camera first though.

3. Trim down your ziptie ends

Ever slashed the inside of your leg on a sharp zip tie end? Well, it flipping hurts and it bleeds a surprising amount. So trim those nasty ends back flush. Use some nice snippers ideally but if you don’t have any then find a good, sharp knife (or a Stanley knife) and trim them back nice and flush.

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