BIKES

Review: BMC Speedfox 01. KR

June 8, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Name: Brett Rothmeyer Age: 40 Weight: 165 lbs. Height: 6’1” Inseam: 32” The Speedfox 01 by BMC is touted as the latest in a long line of proclaimed, “quiver killers.” Labeled as a trail bike,

FEATURED RIDES

Trail Report: Fair Hill, MD

June 6, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 9

Whenever one has committed to a weekend road trip out of town, the motivation to maximize the time away from work and chores is at an all-time high. As we pointed ourselves eastward on the

BIKE CULTURE

Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

May 18, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Welcome to the first installment of the Backyard and Beyond video series. For our first effort, we visit with Purple Lizard Maps. Purple Lizard Maps was created in the mid-1990’s by Michael Herman. Herman, a longtime

Bikepacking

Sheep, Kiwis & RVs

May 15, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Words and Photos by Colleen O’neil   I’m grinding up the gravel road, sweating profusely in my rain jacket. A sudden summer shower just passed, so now it’s 80 degrees and sweltering again. Drops of

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Cool Bike: Custom Schwinn Fat Bike Cruiser

May 9, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 8

Walk around the small ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado and it doesn’t take long before you start to notice the bikes parked everywhere. Beach cruisers, converted classic mountain bikes and homages to the klunkers

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Monday Mixtape: Vol. 2

May 7, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Welcome back! It looks as though we are going to make this a regular thing. Each month on the first Monday we will be dropping a new mixtape and this month we handed the keys

Bike Industry News

Sea Otter 2018: Breezer Lightning

April 20, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

We breezed through the Breezer booth this morning to catch up with Joe Breeze and see the latest version of the Lightning. Breezer being rooted in tradition is offering the Lightning in a classic steel

BIKES

Review: Kona Big Honzo DL

April 9, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Tester: Brett Rothmeyer Age: 40 Weight: 165 lbs. Height: 6’1” Inseam: 32″ Dropping into the first section of fast and flowy singletrack on the Big Honzo DL was like plugging a Les Paul into a

BIKE CULTURE

The Monday Mixtape: Vol. 1

April 2, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

We here at Dirt Rag are big music fans. Whether it’s a solo ride with headphones in, tunes in the van to get the crew stoked on the way to the trails, or some mellow

EVENTS

Event Recap: Croatan Buck Fifty

March 23, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

If you look up the word stoke in the English dictionary you will find that it means, “to poke or stir up or supply with fuel” or “to increase the activity, intensity or amount of.”

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Cool Shop: Somervelo in Boston, MA

March 23, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

If you are like me, it’s hard to think of the city of Boston, Massachusetts without thinking about bicycles. Boston is home to countless custom frame builders, racing legends and access to some wonderful scenic