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First Impression: Intense Tracer 29

December 28, 2010 Eric McKeegan 0

Intense and Dirt Rag have both been around for more than 20 years. We’ve somehow never tested an Intense. That is a problem, and I’m correcting it as you read.

Yessir, a Tracer 29, 140mm of VPP travel, made in the USA, already muddy.

That is a straight 1.5 head tube, with a Cane Creek tapered headset.

SRAM dispatched a full XO group, this is the 26-39 crankset.

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Just Riding Along

World Tour Preview: Urban Assault Ride

June 25, 2010 Eric McKeegan 0

Each year the Urban Assault Ride rolls into about a dozen cities, bringing good times with bikes, beer and feats of strength and agility. We’ve been meaning to get to one of these vents for

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NEWS

World Tour Report: Dirt Rag Dirt Fest

May 25, 2010 Eric McKeegan 0

The newly reconstituted Dirt Rag Dirt Fest went down last weekend. Even with rain in the forecast, well north of 800 people showed up to ride the Allegrippis trail system, camp and generally have a

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On Test: Rocky Mountain Altitude 29

November 18, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

I almost don’t want to jinx us by talking about it, but good golly we’ve been having a nice fall, weather-wise. Best summer in recent memory too. What better way to enjoy it than a

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Bike Industry News

Interbike Mini-Review: Electra Ticino 18D

October 15, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

 During Interbike week, we borrowed a variety of bikes from companies to ride from our rental house to the indoor show, plus to parties and happenings around town after dark. Not only did this make

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Bike Industry News

Gary Fisher Press Camp Report

September 19, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

Fisher has three new 29er full suspension platforms for 2010, and Dirt Rag was invited to send a represenative to Park City to ride some of the new bikes. I was lucky enough to find

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Interbike 2009 Preview

September 12, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

Once again Interbike is nigh. The entire staff of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times will be headed out west to the desert to cover the show from a multitude of angles. Expect social media posts,

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ADVOCACY

Bike Pittsburgh BikeFest!

August 6, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

  We are less than two weeks away from the 5th annual BikeFest here in Pittsburgh. What is BikeFest? Probably best to let BikePGH explain it: “BikeFest is Pittsburgh’s biggest cycling event for cyclists by

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Bike Industry News

Le Cirque du Cyclisme World Tour Report

June 15, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

Last weekend was the 12th annual Cirque du Cyclisme in Leesburg, VA. With events planned for Friday through Sunday, we made plans arrive early Friday morning.  The wife and kids decided to make the trip

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NEWS

Le Cirque du Cyclisme!

June 1, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

Le Cirque du Cyclisme! What is it? Good question. How about this description form the official website: Celebrating Vintage Lightweight Racing and Touring Bicycles and the Artisans Carrying on the Traditions. Sounds like our kind

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Just Riding Along

4th Annual Crush the Commonwealth

February 25, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

It is hard for me to believe it is time for this event again. I’ve been putting on a self-supported 400 mile ride/race/challenge/event across Pennsylvania since 2006. In alternating years the start is in either

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First Impressions: Diamondback Mission 3

February 20, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

All Mountain.  I think this term has grown on me. It is needed these days to describe the growing number of bikes in between freerider shuttle  bikes and cross country trail machines. The Diamondback Mission