GEAR

Review: Shimano AM7 MTB shoe

July 17, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Shimano’s component arm moves slowly with new product development, but when it comes to its shoes, Shimano clips along at a pretty fast rate. The new AM7 is Shimano’s newest clipless all-mountain/gravity shoe, also known

BIKES

Pivot Firebird 29 – First Ride

June 20, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Pivot invited us out to ride the new Trail 429 in Moab last month in Moab. The assembled media had a blast, but when Pivot’s head honcho, Chris Cocalis unexpectedly wheeled out a this new Firebird 29

BIKES

Bike Review: Canyon Strive CF 7.0

June 18, 2018 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 44 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Canyon has made its long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. One of the biggest consumer-direct brands in Europe, the looming threat of Canyon

NEWS

Issue 205 – Get it, now!

May 31, 2018 Eric McKeegan 1

The cover depicts Anka Martin flying out of the foliage, as shot by Sven Martin. Inside you’ll find the expected mix of the unexpected, including a lengthy piece by Marty Caivano on the economic prosperity

NEWS

Pivot Trail 429 – First ride

May 17, 2018 Eric McKeegan 5

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 5

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