BLAST FROM THE PAST

Specialty Files: 1991 Mantis Valkyrie

January 26, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Maurice Tierney. Photos courtesy of www.firstflightbikes.com. Richard Cunningham founded Mantis Bicycles in 1981. Ever the innovator, Mantis made a variety of bikes, including the fillet brazed Sherpa, Pro Floater suspension bike and Flying

Bike Industry News

Lea Davison Joins Clif Pro Team

January 26, 2017 Press release 0

Davison has been on the upswing lately, earning a silver medal at the 2016 world championships in Czech Republic, and competing in the Olympics for the United States a second time. She is also an

NEWS

Our 2016 Year-End Survey Results

January 24, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Thank you to everyone who participated in the year-end survey this past December! We figured maybe some of our readers would be curious about who some of our other readers are, and lots of people

BEER ME

Beer Me: Red Beer

January 24, 2017 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Words and photo by Shannon Mominee. You may think that beer and tomato juice is sacrilegious, and maybe it is depending on the beer. My mom mixes bottled Michelob Lite with it, hardly a beer

BIKES

First Impression: Trek Farley EX 9.8

January 21, 2017 Jon Pratt 0

Trek designed the Farley EX 9.8 to be a year-round bike capable enough to tackle any trail or weather condition. Fortunately I got my hands on this beauty at just the right time, as we

Los Padres National Forest Traverse
FEATURED RIDES

The Los Padres National Forest Traverse

January 18, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Jeffrey Stern. The concept was simple really – traverse three mountain ranges, tip-toe around two wilderness areas all while crossing the entire southern portion of Los Padres National Forest, a nearly

FEATURES

Video: My Kona — Angi Weston

January 18, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

“The world needs more people, especially women and girls, who have more faith in their abilities, on a bike and in life,” says Angi. In this inspiring video, Angi shares her passion as a coach

Silca Rebuild 2
EQUIPMENT

How to rebuild a vintage Silca floor pump

January 17, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Chris Klibowitz. While much of our society is focused on affordable—and unfortunately disposable—products, there are many within the cycling community still producing high-quality, heirloom pieces. It’s no surprise that the revitalized

BEER ME

Beer Me: Deviant Dale’s IPA

January 17, 2017 Jon Pratt 0

  I’m a big fan of an IPA, or two, after a long day of riding or building trails. The resurgence of tasty canned beer has made it much easier to bring a few along