BIKES

First Ride: Kona Process G2 153

September 12, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

The news we’ve all been waiting for: Carbon Process! OK, maybe not EVERYONE was waiting, but there is no arguing that the high-end trail and all-mountain markets are dominated by carbon-framed bikes, and the Process

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

Bike Industry News

First ride: 2018 Fox 36

April 19, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

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

EQUIPMENT

Review: Fat Bike Ski

March 1, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Zach White Ask anyone who’s ridden a fat bike in snow, and if they’re the honest type, they’ll tell you how finicky the bikes are about conditions. Specifically, if the snow

Inside Line

Review: Lezyne Port-A-Shop Pro Tool Kit

November 20, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Lezyne, now in its 10th year of existence, has branched out well beyond making just pumps and minitools. Its product portfolio now also includes LED lights, GPS units and heart rate monitor straps mixed in

BIKES

First Ride: 2017 Liv Hail and Pique

November 14, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words: Karen Brooks Photos: Sterling Lorence Women’s brand Liv doubles down on the women’s market with two fresh new models. A group of 20 female journalists from around the world got to sample the all-mountain/enduro

NEWS

New: Rocky Mountain Slayer updated

August 25, 2016 Press release 0

Rocky Mountain has brought back the Slayer, this time as an all-carbon machine with 170 mm front / 165 mm rear suspension and 27.5 wheels designed for enduro racing, bike parks and big mountains. It’s

NEWS

New: Jamis expands line of plus hardtails

August 25, 2016 Press release 0

Jamis has expanded its lineup of hardtail plus bikes in both unisex and women’s-specific models. The new Dragon, Komodo and Eden Series bikes are designed for trail riding with 120 mm forks, slackened geometry, short

Bike Industry News

New: Commencal META AM V4.2

August 23, 2016 Press release 0

Commencal has released an updated Meta, a downhill-oriented all-mountain/enduro bike designed around 160/170 mm forks and Boost spacing. The top tube length, seat tube angle and reach are the same as version 4, but the head

This Just In

New: Canfield Brothers Crampon Mountain Pedals

August 22, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Canfield Brothers released a new pedal in their thinner-than-thin Crampon line, the Mountain. The Mountain pedals are a melding of the Classic, which appeared in 2011, and the newer Ultimate pedals. The Mountains have the same

GEAR

New: Pivot updates the Firebird

August 18, 2016 Press release 0

The new Pivot Firebird features some of the longest reach measurements on a bike in this category, combined with super-short 16.95-inch chainstays, 65-degree head angle, 170 mm of suspension, Boost spacing, and clearance for 27.5 wheels with

This Just In

New: Rocky Mountain Growler 27plus hardtail

August 16, 2016 Press release 0

The market expansion of plus-size trail hardtails with don’t-need-to-mortgage-the-house prices continues with the new Rocky Mountain Growler, a 120 mm, 27 plus hardtail. All models feature an aluminum frame, 1×11 gearing and 3-inch WTB Ranger tires.

GEAR

New: Intense Recluse

August 16, 2016 Press release 0

Intense added a new all-mountain bike to its fold, the Recluse. It has everything you would expect of a modern trail ripper: 150 mm front / 140 mm rear travel; 27.5 wheels with Boost dropouts; internal

This Just In

Canfield Brothers updates trail hardtail

August 12, 2016 Press release 0

For the Canfield Brothers cultists, there’s a new steel hardtail on the block. Canfield updated one of its staples: the steel, get-rowdy 29er Nimble 9 to be Boost compatible, slacker and more sparkly. The Nimble

BIKES

First Ride: Salsa Timberjack 27plus

July 28, 2016 Katherine Fuller 0

Ed note: This is part of our initial bike test of three new hardtails introduced at QBP Saddle Drive 2016, each shod with 27plus tires: the aluminum Salsa Timberjack, carbon Salsa Woodsmoke and steel Surly