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First Impressions: New Santa Cruz Blur and Highball

March 22, 2018 Scott Williams 0

Many mountain bike cross-country courses are becoming increasingly gnarlier, demanding a fine balance between trail capable and lightweight race sleds. The recent Stellenbosch World Cup course is a perfect example. Riders are often choosing full-suspension


Featured Ride: Pittstown Trails, New York

March 22, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Pittstown State Forest is located northeast of Albany and Troy, New York and the I-87 corridor. While its 12 miles of trail hardly make it a destination-worthy mountain bike spot, it’s a great place to ride


Kitsbow announces 2018 Trail Advocate of the Year recipients

March 21, 2018 Press release 0

This year, Kitsbow launched its inaugural Trail Advocate Program, which recognizes local leaders in trail advocacy through a crowd-sourced nomination process. The first Trail Advocate of the Year recipients were announced yesterday: Joe Lopresti (Homer Glen, Illinois), Tim Kugler


Review: Soma Condor bars

March 21, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look pretty


Video: The Fun/Suffer Divide

March 14, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Access to our remote backcountry trails aboard a mountain bike is becoming more and more challenging. Ride along on the Fun/Suffer Divide with Chris Shalbot, Scott Rinckenberger and Justin Olsen as the trio discovers a


Review: Oddity Cycles Punk Rock Jazz

March 12, 2018 Stephen Haynes 1

Tester: Stephen Haynes Age: 39 Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 lbs. Inseam: 30” A thought experiment, if you’ll indulge me. Try to picture the bike you learned to ride on. Think about the memory of that


IMBA to host its first women’s summit

March 8, 2018 Press release 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will host its first-ever IMBA UPRISING event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking from all over the country who are cultivating strong riding communities in their backyards.


Win a New Fork From SR Suntour!

March 8, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

This contest has ended. Congratulations to the winner Frank Calabrese of Franklin, MA. SR Suntour has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a brand new SR Suntour Auron 35 or 34 RC2-PCS Fork.