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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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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

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First Impression: Surly Wednesday

November 20, 2015 Katherine Fuller 0

Editor’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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First Impression: Marin Attack Trail 7

November 19, 2015 Justin Steiner 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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First Impression: Kona Hei Hei Trail

November 18, 2015 Adam Newman 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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First Impression: Trek Fuel EX 29 9.9

November 3, 2015 Adam Newman 0

Few bikes have such a storied lineage as the Fuel EX. Trek introduced a refreshed version of its 27.5-wheeled version last year with the incorporation of the Fox Re:aktiv shock technology. This year the 29er model gets

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First Ride: Ibis Ripley LS

October 26, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Last year, I reviewed the Ibis Ripley. I liked it well enough, but my tastes in mid-travel 29er leans towards low and slack, while the Ripley is more long-travel cross-country. I also got yelled at

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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: Fuji Auric 1.1 First Ride

September 18, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Fuji is not usually the first brand that springs to mind when most riders think of mountain bikes, but full suspension has returned to the company product line and Fuji’s new Auric with M-Link suspension design

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Project 27plus Part 3 — Hayduke lives!

September 2, 2015 Adam Newman 0

It’s taken most of the summer but we’ve finished gathering parts for our 27plus project bike. We started this process earlier this year when rumors of a fat 27.5 production bike were just a whisper and

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Trail Tested: Fyxation Blackhawk

July 24, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Fyxation might not be the most familiar brand to mountain bike riders, having started life focusing on the urban riding scene. Which is why this carbon fat bike came as a surprise from a company