18 speed mountain bike problems?
New mountain bike made by Hyper(?) 18 speeds w/ front and rear suspension. The problems are:
1. It doesn't like staying in 6th. Chain keeps hopping onto 5th and sometimes 4th. Then it won't shift to a different gear. Have to physically move the chain by hand.
2. The brakes are really loud. Embarrassingly loud.
Are there common causes for these issues?
- OldHippieLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
18 speed meaning what? Is it a 2 X 9 drive-train or a 3 X 6? Is this your bike? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-26-Shocker-Men-s-... What do you expect from Wally World (Walmart) for $124.00? Discount store bikes are also known as BSO - Bicycle Shaped Objects.
Wally World does NOT service what they sell. They can't even assemble them correctly. So now you have maybe 3 choices. A) If it's still with the exchange / return policy - TAKE IT BACK FOR A REFUND. B) Take it to a REAL bicycle shop for a tune-up. They might find more wrong with the bike. C) Learn to do it yourself. Start with this web link from Park Tool. https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
Rear derailleur troubleshooting - https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-der...
The brake pads should be slightly toed-in. That is...the front part of the pad should touch the rim first. This is also covered in the Park Tool link. When will people learn a cheap bike cost MORE in the long run? You want a good bike with a local service warranty? Go To A REAL Bicycle Shop
- blazingpedalsLv 62 months ago
There are plenty of youtube videos showing how to adjust derailleurs. Until you go though them, you won't know if your problems are adjustment-related or if you just have crappy derailleurs that won't work right. It's a given that nobody at the department store knew how to adjust them.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
maybe you can get a mechanic to fix it