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Salsa Cross Brake Levers

December 4, 1998 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

These $35 levers, for cyclocross riders, are unique in that they alone are compatible with a 31.8 drop handlebar.

By Thanita Adams

As I’m primarily a mountain biker, I was more than happy to give these brake levers a try; they add levers to the top of drop bar cross bikes, which to me feels much more natural. Keep in mind, though, that (as with all such levers) stability and control are compromised a bit because of the relatively centered placement. But, no biggie.

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Half a Second

December 4, 1998 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

One half of a second on a Trials bike. My chain screams as I apply more force than a champion sprinter does on his joints.

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Review: Kona NuNu

October 1, 1998 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

With a spec list including a 7005 aluminum alloy frame, LX rear derailleur, Mavic X138 rims, STX-RC cranks, Avid 1.0 brakes and an RST 381 suspension fork, the $700 NuNu was designed to deliver comfort and durability…

By Karl Rosengarth

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Review: Santa Cruz Chameleon

July 1, 1998 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Santa Cruz designed their Chameleon to perform like its reptilian namesake. Their goal was to produce a versatile bike adaptable to multiple environments-cross country, dual slalom and single speeding.

By Karl Rosengarth

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Review: IronReview: Horse ARS 7.0

May 15, 1998 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Iron Horse designed the ARS 7.0 to be an entry level sport racer. Their goal was to make a light, dependable bike that was affordable. Iron Horse’s approach was to fashion double butted 7005 series aluminum tubing…

By Karl Rosengarth

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Just Riding Along…

February 15, 1997 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

By Industry Insiders

A letter from a reader about his broken frame got Dirt Rag thinking…what is the definitive answer when it comes to warranty issues? What’s a consumer to do? What can he/she expect the manufacturer to do? We decided to ask the ones who should know…the manufacturers. Here’s what they have to say on this oh-so touchy subject.

Dear Dirt Rag,

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Issue #179 bonus: e-bikes

July 7, 1901 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The rapidly growing popularity of e-bikes on trails is ruffling a lot of feathers in the mountain bike community. We took an in-depth look at the issue in Issue #179, and below you’ll find the