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The Top 10 Bike Repair Tips for Mountain Bikers

By Levi Bloom

If you are a mountain biker, take a look at these repair tips.

1. Wash your bike often.

Less dirt and grit on your bike means less contaminants to wear out your parts. Plus, a clean bike allows you to spot any dangers, such as cracks in the frame.

2. Actually wipe off your chain lube.

Excess lube just picks up gunk. So wipe off the chain after you lube, and always wipe it off after a dirty ride.

3. Wax your hex bolts.

You can put a small drop of wax-based lube in your hex bolt heads, and that will prevent rust build-up.

4. Don't overtighten your brake levers.

Leave them slightly loose on your bar. That way, if they take a big hit, they'll slide back on the bar instead of snapping (which would leave you without brakes!)

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