BIKES

Review: Pivot Switchblade Pro XT/XTR 1x

July 24, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” At first glance, the Pivot Switchblade doesn’t seem to be much different than bikes with similar travel numbers and 29/27plus wheel compatibility. But

FEATURED RIDES

Five reasons to ride in Austin

July 19, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Leslie Kehmeier Austin, Texas? For mountain biking? The capital of the Lone Star State isn’t usually on the radar when it comes to destinations worthy of riding. However, when you think

BIKES

Review: Raleigh Stuntman

July 17, 2017 Eric McKeegan 15

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Self, you need to go for a ride.” “Yeah, but I have to finish writing this review and box up a bike and

OPINION

The Rant: Thru with it

July 12, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

In the beginning, there were axle nuts. They were simple and crude and required a tool to remove. They still exist today on many bikes, from cheapie department store numbers to the finest BMX bikes

COMPONENTS

Review: Problem Solvers Zinger

July 10, 2017 Scott Williams 0

In the days of old, the Shimano freehub body standard was universally used in most hubs (we are not counting Campagnolo; after all, this is a mountain bike magazine). SRAM’s XD driver threw that standard

BIKE CULTURE

Two-Wheeled Musings

July 4, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 3

Words by Paul De Valera My bicycle is my best friend, my only true ally in this world. My bicycle will never betray me. Though it may break and throw me off into a bush