Thanks to trickle-down technology and improving entry-level components, some pretty amazing bikes can be found at a price point. We gathered six to evaluate in our next issue.
We put Giro's new winter SPD boots, the Alpineduro, through the field test wringer and came away impressed.
The Santa Cruz Heckler, what better frame for a side by side test of the new XTR and Deore groups.
We have the latest and greatest XTR 11-speed group in for test, and just as a baseline, we pair it up with a brand new Deore group. See how they measure up.
Ibis redesigns the Mojo HD for 27.5 wheels, with a revised dw-link suspension and modern long, low and slack geometry.
The new Carver Gnarvester is designed specifically for 29+ and we got one in-house for a long-term review. We are building up this titanium frame with a selection of new and used components.
Wheel sizes, fat bikes, $10,000 super bikes — it's all good we say, as long as the rider is having a good time. Don't let their bike ruin yours.
There's no doubt these shorts are expensive, but after trying them we're convinced that you get the quality and comfort you pay for.
Sony's new Action Cam Mini is smaller and lighter, but still packs a HD punch.
Our Tech Editor, Eric McKeegan downloads some of the product that caught his attention at Interbike.
Transition has three new trail bikes for 2015 built around a four-bar linkage, including one with 26-inch wheels.
This is pro-level race machine, ready to decimate the competition when the ability to ride both up and down hill matters.
We got our first ride on the new mechanical and electronic-shifting groupsets.
Hot on the heels of the the SB5c trail bike, Yeti releases a new cross country platform dubbed the AS-Rc.
Trek announces the carbon version of the well regarded 160mm Slash, and splits the Session into two models in both carbon and aluminum, the 26-inch Session Park and the 27.5 Session DH.
Raleigh isn't a name you normally associate with mountain bikes, but the brand is introducing a series of new full-suspension bikes for 2015, from entry-level to high-end
Not all hydration packs are created equal. We've been using these three all-purpose adventure packs lately and evaluating the pros and cons of each.
Across the board, the staff at Dirt Rag was more than a little surprised by this new suspension design. We knew there was a new 27.5 bike in the works, but we had no clue it would be so new and unique.
The Auron is Suntour’s 34mm stanchioned entry in the enduro market, a 27.5 fork in a few damper configurations and travel lengths, topping out at 160mm. This is a basic RC damper with low speed rebound and compression clickers, a slick QR thru-axle, forged hollow crown, and magnesium lowers, adding up to 4.1 pounds with a cut steerer.
Competition is stiff in this segment, with the Fox 34 and darn near perfect RockShox Pike owning most of the market. I’m happy to report this fork plays in the same league on all levels: steering stiffness, damping adjustments and ride quality.
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The new Crossmax Enduro wheel system is unique in that it’s designed around (and includes) Mavic branded tires, the dual-ply Charge and Roam XL. While the wheelset itself doesn’t break any new ground, it does use specific rim widths, spoke counts and lacing for the front and rear.
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