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EWR OWB29er: Parting Thoughts

January 5, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Over the past few months I’ve been blogging about the EWR OWB29er test bike that I will be reviewing in Dirt Rag Issue #140—the February 15th, 2009 edition. In my prior installments I talked about

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2009 Commencal Meta 6.2 First Impressions

December 5, 2008 0

I was first introduced to the 2009 Commencal Meta 6 in early August, at the 2008 Winter Park Crankworx event. Unfortunately the BTI, Bicycle Technologies International, crew only had a medium size on hand. I

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EWR OWB29er: How it Rides

November 23, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

How’s it ride? That’s usually the first question somebody ask when they spy me riding a test bike for Dirt Rag. An innocent sounding question, but not an easy one to answer. Describing how a

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Sneak a Peek: Yeti ASR

November 21, 2008 Shannon Mominee 0

One thing about time is that it sure moves fast. When I sat down to write this article, I couldn’t believe that I’ve been riding the Yeti ASR for about a month now. I meant

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EWR OWB29er: First Impressions

November 1, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

In part one of this series, I ran through the specifications on my new EWR OWB29er test bike, and posted a gallery with pictures of this unique-looking bike. At that point I hadn’t had a

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Under Test: Eastern Woods Research OWB29er

October 24, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll recall that Eastern Woods Research is back in business, and that they have been working on translating the handling and heritage of their 26″ OWB (Original Woods Bike) to

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Masi Soulville 10

October 2, 2008 Justin Steiner 0

For those of us that regularly pedal for transportation, there’s nothing worse than being trapped someplace without a bike. Traditionally, the worst part of going to Interbike is being stuck at a bike show without

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Interbike Commuting

September 25, 2008 Karen Brooks 0

At Interbikes past, we used to travel from our digs at a weird, kind of crusty Travelodge on the Vegas Strip to the Sands convention center for the indoor portions of the show on a

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Scott Bikes Get Smart: The Genius

July 8, 2008 Maurice Tierney 0

The Scott Company began in Sun Valley Idaho 50 years ago with the first tapered aluminum ski pole. It was the most sophisticated pole yet created. And that continued into the bike world as well.

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Shimano Saint: Big Air in Whistler

June 18, 2008 Maurice Tierney 0

Shimano hosted press test rides on their new Saint component group in Whistler last week. Whistler Bike Park to be exact. Lift assisted downhill mountain biking, yessir. The plan? Journalists (And I use that term

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Jamis Dragon 29 Chronicles #1

April 8, 2008 Jeff Lockwood 0

This is the first in a series of posts leading up to the Dirt Rag Stuff Review of the Jamis Dragon 29. I’ll informally keep you posted not only with my experiences on the bike,

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Another 650B update

April 5, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

The news on 650B continues to roll in. New tires, rims, wheels and bikes have all been announced. In our own news: The 650B Heckler (code name: Beckler) is built and rolling, and things are

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Brain Fart: smorgasbord

February 29, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

I remembered I needed to post on the blog today as the in-house schedule has rotated back to me. Most times my rides to and from work are full of interesting thoughts (at least to

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WTB/Rocky Mountain press camp

February 8, 2008 Maurice Tierney 0

Stage two of Maurice’s whirlwind tour. After cold, rainy Macon Georgia, I headed west to cold, rainy San Luis Obispo, California for a combined Rocky Mountain/WTB press camp. The agenda? Face time with WTB and

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Studded Tires in the House

February 1, 2008 Karen Brooks 0

We recently scored a bunch of studded tires from Schwalbe, Nokian and Kenda. Good thing, too, as we’ve just had one of our typical winter ice storms here in the Northeast: Shorty after their arrival

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New Test Bike: 2008 Raleigh Sojourn

February 1, 2008 Justin Steiner 0

Drum roll please… There you have it, sneak peak of my newest test bike. Have to say I’m really looking forward to this one. The Sojourn is a really striking bicycle. The off-white (technically “sand”)