NEWS

Pivot Trail 429 – First ride

May 17, 2018 Eric McKeegan 1

Pivot’s Mach 429 Trail is a best-seller for Pivot, so when it came up as the next in line for a revamp, careful consideration had to be given to not messing up a good thing. To

EQUIPMENT

Review: Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain

May 2, 2018 Eric McKeegan 2

Leatt is well-known for protecting vertebrae and collarbones with its line of neck braces, but after riding with this DBX 3.0 All-Mountain for half a year, I suspect we’ll be seeing the Leatt name on

BIKES

Review: Falconer Custom

April 30, 2018 Eric McKeegan 4

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” According to the advice from modern, data-driven marketing gurus, a business needs an expensive, responsive website with accurate prices. Social media posts need

GEAR

New RockShox SID and TwistLoc remote

April 10, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Cross-country racing continues to get more and more technical and demanding and the new SID looks ready to continue RockShox’s winning ways in the Lycra arena. RockShox SID World Cup A no-compromise, elite-level racing fork, the

NEWS

Issue 204 – Out now!

April 6, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Your local bike shop or seller of media should be well stocked with the latest issue of Dirt Rag. Inside the pages you’ll find: Anka Martin teaches us how to be enduro, Sonya Looney takes

Bike Industry News

Trek Full Stache – 29plus – full-sus

April 5, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Trek’s Stache 29plus hardtail has opened many eyes to the wonderful weirdness of 29plus tires. Ever since the introduction of the SE4/XR4 29×3 tire in the Fall of 2017 I’ve been wondering if there might

GEAR

Review: Bontrager SE4 29 x 3.0 tires

April 2, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

I’ve been a fan of Bontrager’s Chupacabra tires since they first hit the market. For something so light and fast the Chupas manage to provide predictable traction in conditions that should stymie its pattern of

BIKES

Review: Marin Wolf Ridge 8

February 12, 2018 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Not since the launch of Kona’s Magic Link bikes (R.I.P) has there been a bike that creates such a sudden, visceral and polarized

COMPONENTS

Review: Yokozuna Mokoto hydraulic brakes

January 22, 2018 Eric McKeegan 7

Yokozuna is best known for making some of the best cables and housing on the market. The Motoko is Yokozuna’s first foray into components, aiming for the heart of the rapidly expanding disc-brake, drop-bar market.

FEATURES

Plus Tires: Five Years In

December 5, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Ed. Note: The full version of this piece appears in Dirt Rag 202. Grab your copy today to read the full story and much more.  In some ways, it seems that plus tires have always

GEAR

Review: WTB Byway 650bx47 tires

November 27, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Plus tires aren’t just for mountain bikes any more. With the success of oversized tires firmly established in the dirt, the originator of the plus tire movement is moving to road bikes as the next

BIKES

Review: Framed Wolftrax Alloy Compact

November 21, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan/Oona McKeegan  Kids today. Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, kids’ bikes had 20 inch wheels, steel frames and no gears. Also, no helmets. But things change, and in this case,

COLUMNISTS

The Rant: No longer at the kids table

November 20, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Change is inevitable, and for the past decade, it has been extra inevitable in the world of mountain bikes.  For a sport that is still relatively young, especially one that is so dependent on equipment,