BIKES

Review: Jamis Dragonfly 26+ Pro

August 14, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Tester: Helena Kotala Age: 27 Height: 5’3” Weight: 127 lbs. Inseam: 29” The Jamis Dragonfly is a little bit of everything. Parts of it seem decidedly old-school, like a steel hardtail frame and 26 inch

BIKES

First Ride: Heller Barghest

August 10, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Heller Bikes launched last year as a QBP-affiliated brand that aims to give the customer “the best bang for the buck” and create quality bikes at an affordable (relatively-speaking) price point. The brand’s first bike

NEW STUFF

Beargrease goes big with 27.5 x 4 inch tires

August 2, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

The Beargrease is Salsa’s trail-oriented fatbike and in 2015, became the brand’s first carbon fatbike. It was designed to be agile, fast and totally singletrack-capable, dispelling the myth that “fatbikes are slow” (yes, they are slower

FEATURED RIDES

Riding on the Dragon’s Back

June 12, 2017 Helena Kotala 7

There was a hint of skepticism on my guides’ faces as we stood in the parking lot and they looked all 5’3″ of me up and down, no doubt trying to decide if it was

ESSAYS

Essay: Ignorance is bliss

June 6, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Words by Helena Kotala, photos by Evan Gross As someone who has been serious about riding bikes for a relatively short period of time, I still vividly remember being a beginner. Well, to be honest,

BIKES

First Impression: Jamis Dragonfly 26+ Pro

May 18, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The Jamis Dragonfly is a 26plus steel hardtail designed as a women’s-specific bike, featuring a shorter top tube in relation to seat tube, lower standover height, a shorter wheelbase and smaller sizing than its counterpart, the Dragonslayer.

NEWS

Sacred Rides launches Getaways Program

May 9, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The Sacred Rides Getaways Program was launched last fall as a way for mountain bikers who are passionate about guiding rides and showing people their home trails to lead trips under the Sacred Rides umbrella.

EQUIPMENT

First Look: Wolf Tooth B-RAD system

April 21, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Wolf Tooth’s B-RAD, aka Be-Rad or Bottle Relocation and Accessory Device, is a versatile system for organizing your water bottles and other essentials using bottle cage mounts. The system is built on three different mounting

BIKE CULTURE

We Want Your #VANLIFE Stories!

April 8, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Our current issue of Dirt Rag Magazine is all about the van life. Inside the covers, four different van-dwellers tell their tales and tell us about their experiences with the nomadic lifestyle. This lifestyle comes in many