BIKES

Review: Scott Big Jon Fat Bike

February 15, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Zach White It seemed fitting to have a budget-oriented fat bike show up at the doorstep the day after getting back from riding a handful of various all-carbon, high-end fat bikes

In Print

Catching Up With: Dave Wiens

February 10, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has just announced that Dave Wiens will be taking the position of Executive Director. Leslie Kehmeier caught up with Dave during his previous role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of

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Specialty Files: 1991 Mantis Valkyrie

January 26, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Maurice Tierney. Photos courtesy of www.firstflightbikes.com. Richard Cunningham founded Mantis Bicycles in 1981. Ever the innovator, Mantis made a variety of bikes, including the fillet brazed Sherpa, Pro Floater suspension bike and Flying

Los Padres National Forest Traverse
FEATURED RIDES

The Los Padres National Forest Traverse

January 18, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Jeffrey Stern. The concept was simple really – traverse three mountain ranges, tip-toe around two wilderness areas all while crossing the entire southern portion of Los Padres National Forest, a nearly

Silca Rebuild 2
EQUIPMENT

How to rebuild a vintage Silca floor pump

January 17, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Chris Klibowitz. While much of our society is focused on affordable—and unfortunately disposable—products, there are many within the cycling community still producing high-quality, heirloom pieces. It’s no surprise that the revitalized

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Specialty Files: 1989 Talon Slayer

January 12, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Jeff Archer. One of the best things about collecting mountain bikes is the relative newness of the sport. Since mountain biking is only about three decades old, and many of the

BEER ME

Beer Me: Dogfish Head Burton Baton

January 3, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag issue #162, published in April 2012. Words and photo by Elizabeth & Lee Klevens. A delicious beer for your consideration: Burton Baton, from Dogfish Head Brewery.

BEER ME

Beer Me: Doppelbock

December 27, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag issue #160, published in November 2011. Words and photo by Lee & Elizabeth Klevens. We generally have a good supply of beers in our house, many