BIKES

Review: Scott Spark 950

August 7, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 5

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Age: 47 Height: 5’10” Weight: 158 lbs. Inseam: 32” Scott’s revamped Spark line is vast and thorough. It hosts 39 models all based on a new-single pivot rocker-link suspension design and the

EQUIPMENT

Review: Lezyne Super GPS

April 6, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Lezyne has been touting its entrance into the GPS market for quite some time and with good reason. The avant-garde pump, tool and accessory maker has released a smart looking, useful and

BIKES

Review: Viral Skeptic

April 3, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury × Age: 47 × Height: 5’10” × Weight: 155 lbs. × Inseam: 32” One thing is for certain, the new Viral Skeptic is not your ordinary hardtail. And before you get huffy

FEATURED RIDES

The Amazing South Chilcotin Mountains

March 30, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Words by Mike Cushionbury. Photos by Sterling Lorence. As I trudged up a 45-minute hike-a-bike, less than 1 mile into the “ride” I looked back at Giant Factory racer Adam Craig and sarcastically said, “This

BIKES

First Impression: Viral Skeptic

January 16, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

The new Viral Skeptic is not your ordinarily hardtail. And before you get huffy about that weird looking black box nestled in the bottom bracket junction, it’s not an electric motor but a 12-speed internal

Epic Israel
EVENTS

Epic Israel: Holy rolling singletrack

January 2, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

It was an amazing adventure to a historic land littered with scenic trails, long climbs and high-speed descents. A holy land that hosts one of the best three-day mountain bike stage races I’ve ever done.

EQUIPMENT

Two Cool (And Very Opposite) Riding Kits

November 28, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Conation Collective Conation Collective is a new, Colorado based boutique clothing manufacturer that specializes in high-end “western” look apparel. While the brand sources top quality materials from France, Italy and Australia, it’s all sent to

Inside Line

Review: Lezyne Port-A-Shop Pro Tool Kit

November 20, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Lezyne, now in its 10th year of existence, has branched out well beyond making just pumps and minitools. Its product portfolio now also includes LED lights, GPS units and heart rate monitor straps mixed in

In Print

Issue #195 is here!

November 15, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Cover illustration: Riding the primordial soup by Stephen Haynes This issue is all about daring and adventure! Get it right here right now! Columns and Readings Watts Dixon tells about making a gorilla adjustment in

NEWS

Inside the first ever Brake Power Meter

November 14, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Words by Trey Richardson Photos by Mike Cushionbury and David Wltshire A former mountain bike pro for the Giant Mid-Atlantic Pro Cycling Team turned mad scientist, Matt Miller took his hands-on racing experience and conjured

BIKES

Review: Ibis Mojo 3

October 29, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Age: 46 Height: 5’10” Weight: 157 lbs. Inseam: 32” Price: $6,199 (as tested), $2,999 (frame and shock only) Sizes: S, M, (tested) L, XL More: Ibis Cycles It’s been just over 10

In Print

Dirt Rag Issue #193 is out!

July 21, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Cover photo: Ryan Creary showcases the spirit of adventure. This issue is all about searching for adventures, and we think we dug up some pretty good ones for you. Read on for the preview and make

GEAR

Review: FOX 32 Step-Cast fork

July 12, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

As forks get longer in travel, and trail and all-mountain become our favorite buzzwords, it’s refreshing to see a brand like Fox make a dedicated effort to address the cross-country segment—to the tune of shaving

In Print

Dirt Rag #192: The Story Behind the Cover

June 28, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

By Stephen Haynes, Dirt Rag Art Director While the wicked winds of winter were still whipping through west Pennsylvania (bringing with them a bounty of alliteration apparently), Dirt Rag editor-in-chief Mike Cushionbury and I were

NEW STUFF

Scott introduces revamped 2017 Spark line-up

June 23, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Opening the discussion at the 2017 Scott Spark 29er introduction in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, which happens to be the home of the brand’s marque rider and current cross-country World Champion Nino Schurter, its engineers made it