BIKES

First Impression: Jones Plus

January 3, 2017 Adam Newman 0

The year 2016 was all about going “YUGE”, and no other bike I rode last year inspired me to go big like the monster Jones Plus. For the uninitiated, Jeff Jones has been designing his

BIKES

First Ride: Kona Big Honzo DL

August 1, 2016 Adam Newman 0

Riding photos by Caleb Smith/Kona Kona is the kind of brand that when it wants to f*ck around, it doesn’t f*ck around. It makes solid product backed by solid people who are genuinely more interested

GEAR

Review: Manitou Magnum fork

July 14, 2016 Adam Newman 0

Plus-sized tires might be the next big thing in the mountain bike world, but for its latest product Mantiou reached back to its roots and revived a classic nameplate. While the original Magnum of 20

GEAR

Review: Lauf Carbonara fat/plus fork

July 13, 2016 Adam Newman 0

Lauf hails from Iceland, where I’m led to believe it gets somewhat chilly. Naturally, fat bikes have erupted all over the volcanic island, and the company has adopted its leaf-spring design from its mountain bike

BIKES

Review: Advocate Cycles Hayduke

May 13, 2016 Adam Newman 0

Tester: Adam Newman Age: 35, Height: 6’2”, Weight: 180 lbs., Inseam: 34” Price: $750 (frame). Complete bikes from $2,699 Sizes: S, M, L (tested), XL More info: Advocate Cycles The Hayduke is named for the

BIKES

First Impression: Kona Hei Hei Trail

November 18, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Ed’s Note: This bike is part of our annual, sub-$3,000 bike test where the Dirt Rag staff spends significant time aboard less-expensive but fully capable offerings that we’d seriously consider buying ourselves. The final review

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BIKES

First Impression: Trek Fuel EX 29 9.9

November 3, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Few bikes have such a storied lineage as the Fuel EX. Trek introduced a refreshed version of its 27.5-wheeled version last year with the incorporation of the Fox Re:aktiv shock technology. This year the 29er model gets

BIKES

Project 27plus Part 3 — Hayduke lives!

September 2, 2015 Adam Newman 0

It’s taken most of the summer but we’ve finished gathering parts for our 27plus project bike. We started this process earlier this year when rumors of a fat 27.5 production bike were just a whisper and

Inside Line

First Look: New FiveTen Kestrel Lace

August 27, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Say what you will about the enduro craze, but one thing we can’t deny is that many of the products being developed for racing have led to goods that are perfect for good ol’ fashioned

This Just In

WTB introduces new grip/handlebar fitting

August 24, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Standards. The word has little meaning in the bicycle world anymore as companies continue to reinvent the proverbial wheel in search of better performance. The new line of PadLoc grips from WTB mount to a

FEATURES

Photo Gallery: Crankworx Dual Slalom racing

August 15, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Photos by Justin Steiner and Adam Newman The racing here at Crankworx took center stage Friday night as the threatening rain clouds hovered overhead but never dampened the action. The dry and dusty course was