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New forks from FOX

April 11, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Fox released its entire 2019 line up. Here are some of the highlights: 34 Step-Cast More than one staffer around the office has eyeballed the 32 Step Cast for personal bikes, but the 100mm travel limitation

Bikepacking

Review: Restrap bikepacking bags

March 29, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

With the explosion of bikepacking, the market has become inundated with small bag makers, each with their own take on a relatively simple concept: holding stuff. It seems that each city has its own local

FEATURED RIDES

Featured Ride: Pittstown Trails, New York

March 22, 2018 Helena Kotala 3

Pittstown State Forest is located northeast of Albany and Troy, New York and the I-87 corridor. While its 12 miles of trail hardly make it a destination-worthy mountain bike spot, it’s a great place to ride

COMPONENTS

Review: Soma Condor bars

March 21, 2018 Helena Kotala 1

Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look pretty

RIDE ADVENTURES

Video: The Fun/Suffer Divide

March 14, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Access to our remote backcountry trails aboard a mountain bike is becoming more and more challenging. Ride along on the Fun/Suffer Divide with Chris Shalbot, Scott Rinckenberger and Justin Olsen as the trio discovers a

VIDEOS

Video – “Beyond Trails: Atacama”

February 20, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

“Beyond Trails: Atacama” follows the ambitious human powered adventure of Lorraine Blancher and Robin Munshaw as they embark on a multi-day bikepacking expedition through unmapped trails and canyons in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. The Atacama Desert, known to

GEAR

Review: Bontrager women’s winter wear

February 9, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Bontrager B2 long sleeve base layer – $85 When riding in cold and/or potentially-wet winter conditions, layering and dressing appropriately is of utmost importance. That being said, I usually opt to get my upper body