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LUBE JOB Q: It’s almost a cliche if you ask any mechanic about a lube. The answer is always “it attracts dirt” in one form or another. Is there such a thing as a lube (spray or grease) that does not attract dirt as much?…
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How do I remedy brake mush?

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 cheap and mushy. Was wondering what would be a great upgrade that's reasonable, need something that has a awesome feel. -…
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What Is The Best $300 Fork?

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 like to go with a 4.7-inch-travel or adjustable travel fork that could be swapped to another frame in…
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Ask MBaction: Should I Stick With 26?

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 for my age. I don't do jumps. I don't bomb down mountains. I do ride aggressively and enjoy epic…
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Tire Tips From Kenda

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 gain traction when pedaling, but often it greatly sacrifices braking and cornering…
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Wise Carbon Fiber Upgrade?

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 seatpost. The weight you save is high up on the bike, so you feel it more as you maneuver the bike and lean it from…
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All-Terrain Vision?

Q: Can you recommend a pair of sunglasses (or perhaps a color of lenses) that won't break the bank and will keep the sun out of my eyes on the road to the trailhead, as well as help me see rocks and stumps in the…
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