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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? —Johnny, who wants it clean A: It’s absolutely true that […]

Ask Mountain Bike Action: Bike/Rider Set-Up Questions

BAR CHOPPING Is bar width a rider preference thing, or will I ruin my bike’s handling by reducing the bar width from 27-inches wide to 25-inches wide on my 29er? –Neil, who hates hitting trees Mountain Bike Action: Achieving the right handlebar width is a combination of properly fitting a rider to the bike and […]