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You’re never too old for spring break

March 27, 2012 Josh Patterson 0

Words by Josh Patterson, photos by the Dirt Rag staff

You can blame MTV for cultivating the notion that spring break is all about binge drinking and making as many bad decisions as one can cram into a week. Rather than squander a week blacking-out in a tacky, overcrowded resort, and waking up next to someone you’d rather not see again, why not spend a week doing something you will actually remember, with people whose company you actually enjoy?

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First Impression: Canfield Nimble 9

March 21, 2012 Josh Patterson 0

By Josh Patterson

Canfield Brother’s Nimble 9 is one of a growing number of 29er hardtails featuring short chainstays and slack—by traditional 29er standards—headtube angles. (Banshee, Chromag, Chumba, Kona and Transition are some of the other companies producing aggressive 29er hardtails of a similar ilk.)

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First impression: two new 29er models from Santa Cruz

February 22, 2012 Josh Patterson 0

By Josh Patterson

Santa Cruz invited Dirt Rag along with a gaggle of other journos out to Sedona, Arizona, to unveil four new models. We didn’t stumble across any vortexes, but we did have a great time testing four new bikes.

Superlight goes big

Photo by Dan Barham

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Floating around the blogosphere

January 17, 2012 Josh Patterson 0

By Josh Patterson

There’s a lot going on the interweb these days. And the little corner of the blogosphere—yes, that is in fact a word—inhabited by cycling-related blogs and bloggers keeps expanding.

Here are four of the bicycling blogs I frequent:

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Interbike 2011: Devinci introduces 29er full suspension

September 19, 2011 Josh Patterson 0

Devinci is starting to make a push into the U.S. market. Last year, the Quebec-based company showed off three new full suspension models based around Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot suspension design. For 2012 Devinci will add a 29-inch full suspension to its three 26-inch Split Pivot bikes.