BIKES

First Impression: Trek Farley EX 9.8

January 21, 2017 Jon Pratt 0

Trek designed the Farley EX 9.8 to be a year-round bike capable enough to tackle any trail or weather condition. Fortunately I got my hands on this beauty at just the right time, as we

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Beer Me: Deviant Dale’s IPA

January 17, 2017 Jon Pratt 0

  I’m a big fan of an IPA, or two, after a long day of riding or building trails. The resurgence of tasty canned beer has made it much easier to bring a few along

This Just In

New: Canfield Brothers Crampon Mountain Pedals

August 22, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Canfield Brothers released a new pedal in their thinner-than-thin Crampon line, the Mountain. The Mountain pedals are a melding of the Classic, which appeared in 2011, and the newer Ultimate pedals. The Mountains have the same

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Review: Ryders Eyewear Face GX Glasses

August 19, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

I’ve been riding with a set of Face GX cycling glasses from Ryders Eyewear for a while and felt it was about time I shared my experiences with them, with you. Besides fitting great (fit is

BIKES

First Impression: Salsa Pony Rustler

February 24, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Salsa Cycles’ Pony Rustler is the rotund sibling of the brand’s well-admired Horsethief. Both bikes feature the same basic platform and very similar components, with the obvious difference being the wider wheelset of the Pony

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Review: Atomik Onyx Wheelset

February 19, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

For our recent Canfield EPO build, we went with carbon Atomik 29 AM/Enduro Mod-Hook rims laced up to Antifreeze Green Onyx hubs using Sapim Race spokes and Sapim Polyax nipples. The wheelset was beautifully handcrafted

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Review: NiteRider Pro 1400 Race

February 9, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

The Pro 1400 Race is NiteRider’s lowest priced 1,000+ lumens LED mountain bike light. It has a bunch of modes to choose from, but the three light levels you’ll find most useful when riding your

NEWS

Review: Canfield Brothers EPO

January 19, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Tester: Jon Pratt | Age: 45 | Height: 5’11” | Weight: 195 lbs. | Inseam: 31” The Canfield EPO is a sexy carbon 29er hardtail born from the gravity-loving minds at Canfield Brothers. Its very

BIKES

First Impression: Charge Bikes Cooker 4

November 23, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Ed’s Note: This bike is part of our annual, sub-$3,000 bike test where the Dirt Rag staff spends significant time aboard less-expensive but fully capable offerings that we’d seriously consider buying ourselves. The final review

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Trail Tested: Jamis Dragon Pro

July 8, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Jamis is betting that the rider who wants a steep, short-travel cross-country bike is moving away from steel and looking for newer and lighter materials like carbon fiber. Thus they have redesigned the Jamis Dragon 29 to

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Trail Tested: Cannondale Trigger 27.5 Carbon Team

February 25, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Cannondale designed the Trigger 27.5 Carbon Team to be the quintessential quiver killer—the one bike to replace all others hanging in your shed. Featuring a 140mm-travel carbon Lefty SuperMax fork and Fox DYAD adjustable rear

BIKES

First Impression: Santa Cruz Bantam D

January 21, 2015 Jon Pratt 0

Editor’s note: This is one of six bikes we’ve gathered together that fall between $1,900 and $2,600. Read our introduction to see the other five and watch for our long-term reviews of each in Dirt Rag

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Review: Uvex Quatro Pro helmet

December 8, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

This is the second Uvex helmet I’ve had, and I’m really sold on their design. For me the fit is dialed, the enclosure system is simple and dependable, and helmet doesn’t look stupid on my

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Review: Answer Rove FR Pedals

December 4, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

For the past month I’ve been running Answer’s Rove FR pedals on all my bikes. Swapping between a fatty, full suspension, dirt jumper and gravel grinder. That’s just how I roll. The Roves are solid.

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First Impressions: Ibis Tranny 29

August 4, 2014 Jon Pratt 0

Ibis recently introduced a 29-inch version of the Tranny and we’ve have been happily pedaling it around local trails over the past few weeks. What makes it different from other hardtail 29ers on the market?

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Review: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2

December 20, 2013 Jon Pratt 0

Rather than a beefed-up touring bike, the Fargo 2 is actually a drop-bar mountain bike, with a lighter compact frame, 2×10 drivetrain, tubeless wheels, and slacker geometry than you would find on a road-going touring

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Review: Knolly Endorphin

November 18, 2013 Jon Pratt 0

Knolly Bikes’ CEO and chief designer, Noel Buckley (hence the correct pronunciation: noll-lee), not only has a degree in engineering and physics, but was born and bred on the trails of Vancouver. This is quite