Can You Add Pegs To Any Bike?

Did you ever see someone as a passenger riding on the back or even on the front of a bicycle and they are standing up? More than likely the bike has bike pegs installed which are two small cylinders you will see sticking out from either side of the wheel axle. So can you add pegs to any bike?

Technically it depends because you need a particular type of axle to put on pegs but you can make adjustments to add pegs to a bike. Also, some bike frames on mountain bikes or road bikes are not strong enough to support the extra weight so it is not recommended. While a BMX frame is strong and is able to support the extra weight.

In this post, we will go through whether you can add pegs to any bike. Let’s get started!

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What Are Pegs Used For?

Bike pegs are small cylinders that can be attached to your front or back wheel. It allows riders to carry passengers to center their weight over the wheel.

bike with pegs flying

Can You Add Pegs To Any Bike?

Technically it depends. For starters, you need a particular type of axle to put on pegs. Plus the bike frames on a mountain bike or a road bike are not strong enough to support the extra weight so it is not recommended. While a BMX frame or freestyle is able to support the extra weight.

The pegs are attached to the bicycle’s wheel axles that allow the rider to put their weight on the center of the wheel.

Can You Stand On Bike Pegs?

Yes, you can stand on a bike peg assuming the bike frame is strong enough to hold the extra weight. The passenger needs to stand on the back of the bike with one hand on the cyclist’s shoulder and one foot on the back peg.

How Do You Install Bike Pegs?

Installing bike pegs on a bike is reasonably straightforward but you do need to ensure that your bike is suitable and strong enough to attach the pegs.

Let’s get started on adding bike pegs to a bike.

Getting Setup

  • Starting off you need to place your bike on a bike stand as this will make sure that it does not move. You need to verify that it is the correct length should be.
  • Alternatively, if you do not have a bike stand you can flip your bike upside down on its saddle and handlebars. You can put a cloth on the ground to protect the saddle and handlebars.

Installing Bike Peg On To The Front Wheels

  • You need to ensure that you have the right peg for your bicycle’s wheel size and frame design.
  • Removed the nuts on the front wheel, and add a little bit of thin grease on its threads.
  • Now place your peg on the axle and put your nut on and tighten it to the axle.
  • Make sure that everything is going on nice and smooth while tightening the nut with the peg.
  • When you feel it is threading nicely, you can tighten it.
  • You can repeat a similar process on the other side of the front wheel.

Installing Bike Peg On To The Rear Wheels

  • You need to ensure that you have the right peg for your bicycle’s wheel size and frame design.
  • Doing it on the rear is pretty much the same as the front wheel but do not loosen both nuts at the same time. This is because you will waste time sorting the chain tension along with wheel placement.
  • Removed the nuts on the back wheel, and add a little bit of thin grease on its threads.
  • Now place your peg on the axle and put your nut on and tighten it to the axle.
  • Make sure that everything is going on nice and smooth while tightening the nut with the peg.
  • When you feel it is threading nicely, you can tighten it.
  • You can repeat a similar process on the other side of the front wheel.

Finishing

  • Finally, do a test that everything is working as it should. If everything is smooth you have done the job properly.

Wrapping Up

Finally, you need a particular type of axle to put on pegs but you can make adjustments to add pegs to a bike. Also, the bike frames on a mountain bike or a road bike are not strong enough to support the extra weight so it is not recommended. While a BMX frame is able to support the extra weight.

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Can You Add Pegs To Any Bike