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Press Camp: Sun Valley Part Two

July 21, 2009 Maurice Tierney 0

Seven half-hour appointments, each in a different condo room of the Sun Valley Resort.We’ve never been interested in regurgitating the company line when it comes to press camps. I mean, sometime there’s something interesting to

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V.I.O. POV 1 Camera in Action

July 9, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Loyal readers will recall that Adam Lipinski reviewed the V.I.O. POV 1 Camera in Dirt Rag issue #142. While Adam couldn’t show you his videos in print, he recently uploaded some helmet-cam footage to the

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Trek Top Fuel 9.8 Testing Update

June 26, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I’ve been testing the Top Fuel 9.8, Trek’s 100mm travel full-suspension race bike, for over four months. During that time, I’ve taken the Top Fuel on a winter vacation to Florida that included a 6-hour

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New Test Bike: Gary Fisher Roscoe Two

June 9, 2009 Justin Steiner 0

As spring rolls into summer, this season’s new test bikes are rolling into the Dirt Rag World Headquarters at a feverish pace.  Allow me to introduce my trusty steed for the next few months: Gary

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Magura Durin Marathon 120

April 3, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The Durin lead the way through technical rock gardens with all the precision that I’ve come to expect from a top-notch fork. It’s a solid choice for the epic rider and/or racer.

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Jeff Jones 3D Spaceframe

April 3, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

This is the kind of bike that turns the heads of both riders and casual observers, with its graceful lines masterfully executed in titanium, but this bicycle is about much more than good looks.

By Karen Brooks

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RockShox Reba 29

April 3, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The original Reba was a solid fork, and the new Team model by far eclipses its performance in every way. The 2009 Reba has a much plusher, far more bottomless feeling than the old fork.

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First Impressions: Diamondback Mission 3

February 20, 2009 Eric McKeegan 0

All Mountain.  I think this term has grown on me. It is needed these days to describe the growing number of bikes in between freerider shuttle  bikes and cross country trail machines. The Diamondback Mission

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Brain Fart: Salsa Fargo in for Test!

February 11, 2009 Justin Steiner 0

Take a look at this nifty packaging.   (click on photos for larger versions) I’m sure by now most of you are familiar with the Fargo, but it’s basically a 29’er mountain bike with drop

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Under Review: 2009 Trek Top Fuel 9.8

January 12, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I first laid eyes on prototypes of Trek’s radically re-designed Top Fuel at last summer’s press camp.  At that time I posted this report on Trek’s racy full-suspension steed. Ever since that first encounter, I’ve

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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