BIKES

Review: Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SL

January 25, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury | Age: 45 | Height: 5’10″ | Weight: 155 lbs. | Inseam: 32” Trek discontinued its 26-inch-wheeled Top Fuel cross-country line a few years back in favor of the successful Gary Fisher 29er

In Print

Essay: Sharing the Wealth

January 25, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Stevil Kinevil This is the landscape of your standard local ride. You’ve seen it all a hundred times before, but have you really? Taking a friend to your usual stomping grounds and showing them

FEATURED RIDES

Featured Ride: Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA

January 22, 2016 Katherine Fuller 0

While there are plenty of places to ride a fat bike on groomed trails in Colorado, most of them are cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails. Grooming snow trails specifically for bikes has been slower

Bike Industry News

Inside Line: The Lindarets Boostinator

January 20, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Want to upgrade your frame to Boost spacing but don’t want to buy all new kit? The Lindarets Boostinator allows the use of existing 12x142mm and 15x100mm hubs and wheels with 12x148mm and 15x110mm Boost

NEWS

Review: Canfield Brothers EPO

January 19, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Tester: Jon Pratt | Age: 45 | Height: 5’11” | Weight: 195 lbs. | Inseam: 31” The Canfield EPO is a sexy carbon 29er hardtail born from the gravity-loving minds at Canfield Brothers. Its very

GEAR

Review: Base layers for cycling

January 15, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Whether your ride exclusively in technical apparel or prefer jeans and the stack of old cotton shirts you saved from rock concerts, there are two investment pieces that can be worn multiple times between washes, extend

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Blast From the Past: The Jacquie Phelan Interview

January 14, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This Colleen Corcoran interview of Jacquie Phelan first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #127, published in April 2007. Illustration by Damara Kaminecki. Founder of WOMBATS—Women’s Mountain Bike and Tea Society—Jacquie Phelan (alter ego:

CONTESTS

Enter to win a Lauf Carbonara fork

January 14, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The Carbonara is a new, leaf-sprung carbon fat bike fork from Iceland-based Lauf. It offers 60 mm (2.35 inches) weighing in at 1100 grams (2.4 pounds) and it could be yours just for answering a few questions below.

FEATURED RIDES

Featured Ride: Olleros Downhill near Lima, Peru

January 13, 2016 Justin Steiner 0

For this week’s Featured Ride, we’re taking you to Peru in the southern hemisphere. Though this might seem like a great winter destination, this ride is actually available during the local winter season, May to November. This

BIKES

Review: Rocky Mountain Maiden

January 13, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Tester: William Kirk Age: 32 | Height: 5’ 9″ | Weight: 185 lbs. | Inseam: 31” Overview Like many riders, I fell victim to the enduro bike bug. After almost 15 years of owning various downhill bikes, this

VIDEOS

Video: Hope Pro 4, Behind the Hubs

January 12, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Hope Tech started with Ti-glide hubs back in 1993. In this edit, meet the people behind Hope’s made-in-England products and see the extent of designing, testing and manufacturing that goes into each hub. Hope Pro