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Endurance racing and leaky tires?

Jan 12, 2014Comments off355 Views

A Racer at Heart Q: Just got back on a bike since I raced BMX back in the ’90s. Earlier this year, I was invited


Ask Mountain Bike Action: How can I keep up...

Nov 22, 2013Comments off368 Views

Q: My 10-year-old son is just less than 5 feet tall and growing quickly. His Trek 24-inch-wheeled bike is looking a little small lately. Should I

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Ask Mountain Bike Action: What air pressure...

Nov 15, 2013Comments off712 Views

Q: Read “Finding the Right Tire Pressure for Your Mountain Bike.” Would that guide work well for those of us that still use tubes? ?Steve,


Ask Mountain Bike Action: Socal trail tires...

Oct 04, 2013Comments off441 Views

SADDLE THAT PONY Q: Hoping you can recommend a new saddle. My bike is a Giant Trance X2, and I am a 50-year-old guy whose


Ask Mountain Bike Action: Can I put a short...

Sep 13, 2013Comments off207 Views

Q: Just got a Giant Faith frame for downhill racing and jumps. I decided to run a Fox Float 6.3-inch- travel fork because I’m just


Ask Mountain Bike Action: Clip in Correctly

Jul 19, 2013Comments off404 Views

Q: Just got a pair of Shimano M530 pedals and Shimano M162 shoes. I like the clip-in idea, but after riding like half an hour,

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Ask Mountain Bike Action: Rigid is Rigid

Apr 08, 2013Comments off320 Views

Q: Have a rigid Niner MCR 9 with largish (2.4) tires and low air pressure. When I ride for more than three hours, it beats


Ask MBA: The Pros of ProPedal

Mar 25, 2013Comments off243 Views

Q: Proud owner of a Pivot Firebird. I have used the ProPedal maybe three times and find no advantage to it. Is it necessary? Greg,

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A mountain bike for a motocrosser?

Feb 27, 2013Comments off219 Views

Q: Don’t know what kind of bike to buy. I raced motocross for 23 years and want to try cross-country racing. I want something that


Easy Brake Boost?

Feb 13, 2013Comments off272 Views

Q: Been working on my braking skill and feel that my front brake is not powerful enough. I have a 7-inch rotor and metallic pads,