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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”)

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BIG DUMMY-in da house

December 6, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

After years designing, testing, riding, redesigning, retesting, reriding Surly is just about ready to release their cargo bike, the Big Dummy. It is based around the XtracycleSport Utility Bicycle concept. We’ve had a pre-production sample

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2008 Fuel EX9: Size Matters!

November 23, 2007 Karl Rosengarth 0
In my previous post I talked about the fact that Trek offers the Fuel EX lineup two different "medium" sizes, and how I’ve always been a bit of a tweener—able to ride either a medium or a large bike, but often feeling that neither size fit me perfectly. The more I ride this (18.5") bike, the happier I am that larger Trek offer it in "multiple medium" sizing. The 18.5" bike fits me like a dream.

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Under Test: Trek Fuel EX9

November 5, 2007 Karl Rosengarth 0
With a tip of the helmet (and any required apologies) to The Godfather, may he rest in peace:

Come here sister
Papa’s in the swing
He ain’t too hip now
but I can dig that new breed bike;
He ain’t no drag
He’s got a brand new bag

Please allow me to introduce my current test bike, a brand-spanking-new 2008 Trek Fuel Ex9.

Trek Fuel EX9

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Review: Tomac 98 Special Comp

August 15, 2003 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

It’s the middle son of a three bike 98 Special family, and it’s intended purpose is long-haul, aggressive trail riding of the all around variety, as you might guess by its 98mm of rear wheel travel.

By Joel Kennedy

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Review: Rocky Mountain ETSX-50

July 1, 2003 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

When the opportunity to test Rocky Mountain’s adjustable travel (3.5", 4" or 4.5"), disc specific, full suspension ETSX-50 was presented, I jumped at the chance and haven’t looked back

By Jeff Guerrero

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Review: Dean Ace 3.0

November 15, 2002 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I’ve raced and ridden the Dean in just about every situation and location I could this summer, and as you might have guessed from the above description, I never wanted a better bike in the past three months.

By Jeff Guerrero

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Review: Phat Cycles First Class Cruiser

October 1, 2002 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The First Class is a one-bike parade—a traffic stopper and a jaw dropper. It’s an expression of street attitude in chromoly and steel. This is not a bike that is comfortable with Lycra. Denim or leather would work better.

By Chris Cosby

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Review: Retrotec custom steel hardtail

August 15, 2002 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Retrotec is more of a tribute to an idea and tradition than it is an actual company. Curtis Inglis builds his own fillet brazed Inglis Cycles frames on his family’s Napa Valley farm, but he also builds Retrotec frames…

By Joel Kennedy

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Kona Beer

July 1, 2002 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

This is the bicycle formerly known as Bear Dee-Lux. Since Kona owners like beer, and someone else already makes a bike named Bear, the name has been changed to protect the innocent.

By Maurice Tierney