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Fork Air Cap Too Tight To Remove?

Q: I ride a RockShox Revelation dual-air fork. The positive air chamber's cap is super hard to unscrew compared to the negative air chamber cap that I can remove with my fingers. Should I use pliers to unscrew the cap, or will that cause…
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Specialized Stumpjumper or Trek Fuel EX?

Q: I'm looking for my first dual-suspension bike and gathered the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp is a great option, but also that the Camber is an excellent choice for the budget conscious. My other favorites are the Trek Fuel EX 7 and EX…
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Ask MBAction: Big Wheel Race?

Q: I'm a high school freshman and racing in the So Cal Mountain Bike Racing League. I am looking to buy a 29er full-suspension mountain bike that is light enough for cross-country racing, yet durable enough for more technical singletrack.…
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Ask MBAction: Blending a drivetrain?

Q: The Garage Files "Poor Man's 2x10" article (August 2010) on the FSA 386 2-ring crankset has sparked an interest in looking at a 2-ring option for my Trek Fuel EX 8. Is there any reason the new SRAM X7, X9 or X0 2-ring cranksets would not…
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Ask MBAction: Do I need ProPedal?

Q: I have an '08 Yeti 575 with a Fox RP23 shock, with 2.1-inch Kenda Nevegals at 32psi. I run the shock's ProPedal set to 2, and the bike feels faster and more effortless over all terrain, climbing rocky fire roads or single track, or…
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Ask MBAction: Brake-Dive Problems

Q: I am a Clydesdale weight rider. I ride a 07' Cannondale Rush 6 with a stock bar/stem and fork setup. The frame is large with a 100-millimeter stem and a low-rise bar. I am finding that when I am going down technical downhills, log-piles,…
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