In Print

The Rant: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

August 8, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Originally published in Issue #192 “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” — Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina” Repairing bikes isn’t a great way to make a living. On average, bike

NEW STUFF

Guerrilla Gravity launches Trail Pistol

July 20, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

The 29/27plus platform has another option, this time in the form of a aluminum frame made in Colorado. Guerrilla Gravity looks to take a slice of the shorter-travel market with this 120 mm travel frame,

GEAR

The Wheel Size Explainer

May 13, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of

Inside Line

New Santa Cruz Tallboy 29 and 27plus

April 26, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

The original Santa Cruz Tallboy is arguably the bike that signalled 29ers acceptance into the mainstream/cool kids’ cycling club. That’s not to say there wasn’t good 29er before the Tallboy or that it had the

Bike Industry News

First Ride: Rocky Mountain Pipeline

April 20, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

For some riders the name Pipeline will bring up old memories of adjustable travel URT suspension and Giro Switchblade helmets. But put those thoughts out of your head. This new bike might as well be

Bike Industry News

Sea Otter 2016: Trek Farley EX

April 15, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Bets around the Dirt Rag virtual water cooler (which is located in the virtual Dirt Rag HQ) put money on Trek releasing a 27plus full-suspension trail bike or a Stache 29plus full-suspension ripper. Neither guess was accurate,

Bike Industry News

First Look: Shimano XT Di2 and SLX 11 speed

April 14, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

XTR M8050 In not altogether unexpected news, Shimano trickles-down electronic shifting to XT level with a new M8050 group. Before you get all excited, this stuff isn’t hitting the shelves until September 2016, so you

NEW STUFF

RockShox drops new rear shocks and 29plus forks

April 7, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Last week RockShox announced new sizing for rear shocks, which it dubbed Metric Sizing. This has create some confusion among consumers, but the idea is to consolidate shock sizes into fewer options, while improving performance and