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Greg Minnaar Saves A Banana Slug On The Tra...

Jun 24, 2016Comments off7837 Views

Because the trail is dark and full of terrors. Greg Minnaar – a friend of nature – mountain biking on the trails around Santa Cruz....

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Hayes/Manitou Launches New Dedicated Plus S...

Apr 16, 2015Comments off7620 Views



Why are my tires bouncing around?

Sep 30, 2014Comments off14639 Views

Please don't ride your trail bike tires at 40psi...


How do I remedy brake mush?

Sep 26, 2014Comments off13162 Views

Q: I have a 2013 trek stache 7, it came with Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc and I’m not to happy with them they seem...


What Is The Best $300 Fork?

Jul 15, 2014Comments off15601 Views

Q: My bike was stolen and I can’t afford a replacement. Instead, I’ve been purchasing parts for a GT Avalanche 1.0 frame from 2005. I’d...


Do Pros Change Frame Sizes For Different Ty...

Jul 13, 2014Comments off8284 Views

Q: Do pro racers change frame sizes for different types of riding? -Tim, who is looking to downsize A: Maybe, but not likely. A racer who...


Ask MBaction: Should I Stick With 26?

Jul 11, 2014Comments off7180 Views

Q: Ride a 2004 Specialized S-Works Epic. Yep, that’s right. It’s time to upgrade. Now I’m 44 years short of 100, but I do fairly well...


Will I Feel A Difference If I Trim 3 Pounds...

Jul 09, 2014Comments off5959 Views

Q: My Pivot Firebird weights 34 pounds. If I shed 3 pounds off of the bike, will I notice the difference? – Rob, who wants a...

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Tire Tips From Kenda

Jun 21, 2014Comments off11217 Views

Pretty great tips from Kenda Tires: 1. Always run tires in the direction that the arrow on the sidewall indicates. Running a tire backwards may...


Wise Carbon Fiber Upgrade?

Jun 10, 2014Comments off8782 Views

Q: What carbon fiber upgrade gives me the best bang for my bucks? Kevin, who wants some bling on a budget A: Go for a...

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