BIKE CULTURE

Behind the Veil of Faranak Partoazar

January 12, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 3

By Steve Thomas Iran, mountain biking and women: There’s a combo you don’t see every day. Meet Faranak Partoazar, the Iranian national cross-country champion, who is shredding convention and preconceptions. Can we get our prize

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Essay: The Bigger Story

January 4, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 1

By Jon Marsden The rain had flashed on and off like a yellow amber in a midnight town since about two-thirty that afternoon and the subject matter in my middle school science classroom was a

COLUMNISTS

Dog’s Bollix: Patrol Life

November 29, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Simon Stewart I rounded a corner and fired right into a shit show: The bike was upside down, the racer was frantic and, from what I could initially see, the drivetrain was properly

BIKE CULTURE

Access: The Power of Paper Maps

November 24, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 6

By Brian Fox, United States Geological Survey  Mapping is important these days. Maps are critical to helping people discover the closest coffee shop, navigate to a new place or, in our case, discover and experience

COLUMNISTS

MTBTP: My Local Trail – A Poem

November 17, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Mountain Bike Trailer Park is a regular column written by Uncle Dan that appears monthly on the Dirt Rag Interwebs. He dabbles in a variety of topics including racing, training, trails he loves and not

BIKES

Review: Kona Unit

November 16, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 3

Tester: Adam Newman Age: 36 Height: 6’ 1” Weight: Gaining Inseam: 33” It’s steel. It has wheels. It rides like a bike. To be honest, I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to say? I

BIKES

Review: Fuji Rakan 29 3.7

November 10, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Tester: Jon Pratt Age: 46 Height: 5’10.5” Weight: 190 lbs. Inseam: 31” The Fuji Rakan moves deeper into trail bike territory for 2017. It shares the same frame as the 2016 model, but beefs up

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Inner City Singletrack: West

November 7, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 1

By Nick Legan When traveling to a big city there’s no reason to leave your mountain bike at home. If you find yourself near any of these places, know that your mountain bike tribe has