Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned

March 31, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Disclaimer: When an invite simply entitled “Back to the Future” came in from Specialized to go to Moab, Utah, for a few days to test out a new bike that it dubbed “the latest technological breakthrough


Review: Cannondale Habit Carbon 1

March 24, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury | Height: 5’10” | Weight: 155 lbs. | Inseam: 32” Bike sizes: S, M (tested), L, XL | Price: $7,460 Before Cannondale’s new 27.5 Habit had even been released, it gained considerable


Review: Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SL

January 25, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury | Age: 45 | Height: 5’10″ | Weight: 155 lbs. | Inseam: 32” Trek discontinued its 26-inch-wheeled Top Fuel cross-country line a few years back in favor of the successful Gary Fisher 29er

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Öhlins to release RXF 34 fork

December 23, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Motorsport suspension giant Öhlins has been secretly working on its first trail bike fork, the RXF 34. It will be the first trail fork to feature a twin-tube design, duplicating what’s found on the Swedish


First Impression: Scott Spark 950

November 27, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 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


Review: Scott Spark 700 SL

November 21, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

From Issue #182 The dry, kitty-litter-covered trails of Bootleg Canyon in Nevada can be a cruel testing ground. The twisty singletrack is nearly traction-less and the many rock formations are often not for the faint


Field Tested: BMC Speedfox SF02 29

October 23, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

From Issue #186 BMC from Switzerland is certainly well known as a racing brand. Internationally, Julien Absalon, who is arguably the most famous and winningest cross-country racer on the circuit today, won last year’s world

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Interbike 2015 Wrap-Up Part Two

October 11, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Here’s another small sampling of new and interesting things we saw during the whirlwind week that is Interbike, America’s largest bicycle industry trade show. Alchemy Arktos Alchemy Bicycle Company isn’t the first name in mountain

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Trail Tested: Pivot Mach 429SL

July 15, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Pivot isn’t a brand that rests on its laurels. With the undeniable success of the original aluminum Mach 429 came the natural progression to a full carbon frame in 2013. More than just a change


Video: Lezyne’s new GPS

July 7, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

July 6 was the worldwide release of “Lezyne GPS – The Next Generation of Cycling GPS Computers”. The film features stunning footage from around the globe highlighting Lezyne’s diverse collection of teams and athletes. International