Video: Oregon’s Trans-Cascadia Enduro

October 30, 2015 Press release 0

With only their bikes, gear and tents, Smith riders Rosara Joseph, Sarah Rawley, and Liz Cunningham embarked on a unique backcountry mountain bike experience in the misty mountains surrounding Oakridge, Oregon for the the inaugural


First Ride: Ibis Ripley LS

October 26, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Last year, I reviewed the Ibis Ripley. I liked it well enough, but my tastes in mid-travel 29er leans towards low and slack, while the Ripley is more long-travel cross-country. I also got yelled at


Apply for a Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

October 23, 2015 Press release 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is now accepting applications for 2016 visits from the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, IMBA’s grassroots educational program. Featuring a traveling team of two as well as nine regional staff


Field Tested: BMC Speedfox SF02 29

October 23, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

From Issue #186 BMC from Switzerland is certainly well known as a racing brand. Internationally, Julien Absalon, who is arguably the most famous and winningest cross-country racer on the circuit today, won last year’s world


Video: The story of race plate 139

October 22, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

This episode of “On Track With by Curtis Keene” deals with the passion and the risks involved with racing mountain bikes. It is dedicated to Will Olson—who ran race plate number 139 at stop #5 of


Field Tested: Bike travel bag comparison

October 22, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We field tested three bags for traveling with your bike: Evoc Bike Bag, Scicon AeroComfort MTB and the Shimano Pro Bike Mega. If you’re ready to ditch the cardboard box, considering putting one of these products on your


Featured Ride: Phil’s World near Cortez, CO

October 21, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

The Phil’s World trail system, near Cortez, Colorado, is a worthy destination for a multitude of reasons. First, the riding is absolutely amazing. Second, this riding area illustrates what can be achieved when local advocacy groups are