Can You Put Pegs on a Mountain Bike?

Stunt Pegs are typical scenes on a BMX bike. But can you put pegs on a mountain bike? It is not difficult to answer. Why not? Every bike has a frame, and they are steel or an aluminum alloy made. So, attach the steel or alloy cylinders on the axles of both sides. It does not matter you want to connect two pegs or 4. But here is an alarming matter which influences more everyone’s decision to put pegs on a mountain bike.

No matter how strong and good mountain bikes you guys have, most used mountain bikes haven’t got the frame and axle that can bear an extra person’s weight, and hub damage is likely.

Issues that You May Face Putting Pegs on an MTB

Unfortunately, MTB bike is not as robust as BMX bikes. That’s why Mountain bikes are not suitable to carry any passenger on pegs. Also, MTB bikes have no way near that kind of adaptability. Here we’ll inform you about some sequels you should consider before putting pegs on an MTB. Let’s take a look.

Tire Goes Flat

When we carry another person on pegs, the rear tire of the MTB goes completely flat. If the rear tire has fully pumped up, the pressure of having extra weight will be visible. The bike handlebar looks rising upward as if you are riding on a bike with two different wheel sizes. Even in this kind of bike, it is not a good idea to add any luggage carrier. Try to maintain the given maximum weight for a bike; otherwise, it will undoubtedly be a cripple bike.

Quick-release Skewers

Almost all of the mountain bikes offer quick-release or through-axle skewers to assured the back wheel to the frame. These skewers are not for attaching pegs to the frame. Sometimes the former ends with plastic tips, which is not appropriate for metal pegs. So, you need plug bearing bolts only. So perhaps you have to switch on a solid axle to attach pegs. But for a Quick-release skewer, it would be an outrageous idea because that small Quick-release holds the eight of everything.

Frame Become Brittle

Some may think that if there is no plug bearing bolts on the bike for the rear wheel, they will weld a pair of tubes on either side of the frame. This may work on some bikes because they have a chunky frame, but most of the well-known MTB bike has aluminum alloy or carbon frame, which is no position to take extra leverage.

If you weld two traditional axle pegs or chrome alloy pegs on just one tube, it will be a less torsional force more rational force. So, you sort of need to treat heat on the aluminum frame would become wearied and brittle.

Inevitable Expense

If we want to attach traditional axle pegs, we may need a lot of money indirectly related to pegs’ cost. We would have to have a new hub, which is cheapie, but also it means we need a new rear wheel. After that, we will need a new gearset, new rear derailer, and new shifter followingly.

Frequently Ask Questions – FAQs

Can I put pegs on a mountain bike?

Not an easy question to answer. You can obviously put it. But the result may cause different issues on your bike. Simply because mountain bikes don’t have that chunky frame like BMX, they are not made for the stunt and carry overweight.

How much weight can bike pegs hold?

The bike peg fit is 300 pounds; these bike pegs are fitted on the front and rear wheel. However, the weight limit varies on different bikes since some bikes are sturdier while others are more streamlined.

What Size bike pegs do I need?

Most bike pegs can fit on the 14mm axel, these are the most common pegs, and they are found in most street and stunt bicycles. The pegs range from four inches to four and a half inches, and their diameter ranges from 35 to 38.5mm. Having smaller pegs means you have less weight while having larger pegs means you have a large area to land on the rail.

Final Thought

Pegs are more suitable for BMX bikes and single speed bikes. Pegs damage the MTB frame, and sometimes severe injuries happen with the passenger who stands on pegs. Moreover, it’s against the law too. If you must need pegs, my suggestion is to weld them with a frame. That’s all I can advise you now.

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