EQUIPMENT

Review: Giro Switchblade MIPS

May 22, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Zach White The idea of a more protectively versatile helmet isn’t anything new, as Giro points to its debut of the original Switchblade with a removable chin guard in 1998 as an example. Giro’s

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.

EQUIPMENT

Review: Four different hip packs

May 10, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Fanny packs, hip packs, bum bags. Call them what you want, but these things are making a comeback. Less cumbersome and sweaty than a backpack, more capacity than shoving stuff in pockets, these bags can

BIKES

Review: Salsa Woodsmoke 29+ X01

May 8, 2017 Karl Rosengarth 0

“Salsa—you have made some risky decisions before, but this time you have gone too far.” That quip is a sample of the feedback that Salsa received after the Woodsmoke launch. The company’s marketing manager admitted

CONTESTS

Win a pair of Pearl Izumi X-Project ELITE shoes

May 4, 2017 Trina Haynes 1

Contest ended. Congrats to Winner: Lou Stanley of Vancouver WA We’re sorry The promotion you are trying to access has ended. Pearl Izumi has partnered with us to give one winner a pair of X-Project ELITE shoes. Enter to win below.

CONTESTS

Win an Industry Nine EnduroS Wheelset

April 27, 2017 Trina Haynes 1

Contest ended. Congrats to Eric Lanning of S. Mebane, NC! We’re sorry The promotion you are trying to access has ended. Industry Nine has partnered with us to give one lucky person an EnduroS Wheelset. Winners

BIKES

First Ride: Marin Wolf Ridge

April 22, 2017 Eric McKeegan 2

Marin promised something truly new when the invite went out to attend a pre-Sea Otter media camp. The Wolf Ridge delivers on that. Using the NAILED R3ACT-2 PLAY suspension design, Marin claims to have created

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

CONTESTS

Win a set of Schwalbe ADDIX tires

April 20, 2017 Trina Haynes 1

Contest ended. Congrats to Jan Faust of S. Williamsport, PA! We’re sorry The promotion you are trying to access has ended. Schwalbe has partnered with us to give one winner a set of ADDIX tires. Enter

Bike Industry News

First ride: 2018 Fox 36

April 19, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Both FOX and RockShox have been moving to larger negative spring in rear shocks, and now we see them moving to forks as well. The 2018 36 has a new EVOL air spring that promises “plushness