eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],’cxmagazine_com-box-3′,’ezslot_9′,142,’0′,’0′]));If you were to make a short list of mechanicals that can derail a race, there are a few that immediately come to mind. Chains, brakes and derailleurs are obvious, as are flats and damaged rims. Although they might not be as catastrophic as a flat tire, issues with bearings due to poor maintenance can be a long-term drag on your bike’s performance. Bearings are a sometimes overlooked but very important part of the bike. NAHBS 2016. © Cyclocross Magazine Hubs, bottom brackets, headsets and even some pulleys contain the bearings which keep your bike moving. So critical are these components in almost any machine that, in the Second World War, the Allied Powers focused on bearing factories for many strategic bombing runs.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’cxmagazine_com-medrectangle-3′,’ezslot_0′,121,’0′,’0′])); To ensure your fall campaign doesn’t grind to a halt, Cyclocross Magazine is back with another edition of Ask the Mechanics. For this edition, we enlisted Alpha-Groove Subaru’s Adam Rachubinski, Carpe Diem Raci...