FEATURES

Dirt Rag’s top web posts of 2017

December 23, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

It’s that time of year when we all look back at the past 12 months and take stock of what we’ve accomplished and the memories we’ve made. Here in the world of Dirt Rag Web,

BIKES

Review: Trek Farley EX 9.8

December 23, 2017 Jon Pratt 4

Tester: Jon Pratt Age: 46 Height: 5’10.5” Weight: 190 lbs. Inseam: 31” We’re all used to seeing hybrid bikes out around town or on the local rails-to-trails paths, but the Farley EX 9.8 is a

BIKES

First Impression: Kona Honzo DL

December 22, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Some may argue that the Kona Honzo was the first of its kind, taking the standard XC hardtail and turning it into an all-mountain machine by mimicking the geometry of popular full-suspension bikes. In 2012,

EQUIPMENT

Review: DryGuy boot dryers

December 21, 2017 Scott Williams 1

Bear with me here for a moment. Ever think much about your mailbox, how simple its functionality is yet how significant it has been in a daily routine? Before work, you drop the rent check

BIKES

First Impression: Transition Throttle

December 21, 2017 Scott Williams 0

If you want my opinion, and maybe you do if you’re reading this, Transition’s new 27.5-inch carbon hardtail has relegated all other bikes in this hardtail round-up. Hands down, I won the review bike lottery. Since

NEWS

Welcome to the new Dirt Rag store!

December 21, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Now that the holiday online shopping rush is just about over (or maybe for some, just beginning… good luck!), we’ve taken this opportunity to change things up a bit in our Dirt Rag Online Store.

CONTESTS

Win a Park Tool Home Mechanic Giveaway

December 21, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 2

This Contest has ended congratulations to the winner John Lernihan of Cooperstown, NY! Park Tool has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner one of their PCS-10 Home Mechanic Stands and one of their

BIKES

First Impression: Trek Roscoe 8

December 18, 2017 Karl Rosengarth 2

The trail hardtail is the cockroach of bicycle kingdom: tough to kill. Just when I thought full-suspension was set to crush the venerable beasties, plus tires and modern trail geometry came along and breathed new

BIKE CULTURE

Video: Ride of the Dead

December 16, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Ride of the Dead takes us into the world of the Mexican mountain bike culture during the famous annual celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos. This film follows Oaxacan-born-and-raised rider and trail builder Yefra

NEWS

All-City releases the Electric Queen

December 15, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 7

All-City has added the Electric Queen, a 27plus hardtail, to its small lineup of mountain bikes.   The Electric Queen is a steel-framed 27plus trail hardtail with a 120 mm suspension fork and stealth routing for a

BIKES

Review: 2017 Pivot LES

December 14, 2017 Scott Williams 0

Tester: Scott Williams Age: 31 Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs. Inseam: 32” When the Pivot LES first stormed bike shop floors in 2012, it was obvious Chris Cocalis of Pivot Cycles was ahead of the

NEWS

IMBA announces nine new EPICS for 2017

December 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The International Mountain Biking Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS, consisting of nine trails and trail systems in the United States and beyond. IMBA EPICS are defined as “demanding, mostly (at least

BIKE CULTURE

Video: Wade Simmons’ Pipedream

December 8, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Wade Simmons has been in the freeride game since the beginning. He’s left his mark on our sport through an extensive catalogue of images and video segments, showcasing his creative ability to conquer any line

VIDEOS

Video: Casey Brown, “This is Home”

December 8, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Casey Brown finds her passion living in Revelstoke, British Columbia – where the drastic season changes from winter to summer keep her life grounded as a professional mountain biker who has an appetite for the