EQUIPMENT

Review: Lezyne Super GPS

April 6, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Lezyne has been touting its entrance into the GPS market for quite some time and with good reason. The avant-garde pump, tool and accessory maker has released a smart looking, useful and

BIKES

Review: Viral Skeptic

April 3, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

Tester: Mike Cushionbury × Age: 47 × Height: 5’10” × Weight: 155 lbs. × Inseam: 32” One thing is for certain, the new Viral Skeptic is not your ordinary hardtail. And before you get huffy

FEATURES

Dirt Rag Issue #197 is here!

March 23, 2017 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Get your copy now! Cover Illustration: #vanlife by John Ritter Columns and Readings Our columnist Rebecca Rusch muses on cycling storytelling with former Secretary of State John Kerry and his unwavering love of riding his

In Print

The Rant: Deferred Maintenence

March 10, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Wheel sizes, tire sizes, suspension travel, frame material, suspension design, so many damn choices. And that is just from a single company. Add in everyone else making kick-ass bikes these days and it gets hard

In Print

Catching Up With: Matt Miller

March 6, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Trey Richardson. Photos by Mike Cushionbury and David Wiltshire. A former mountain bike pro for the Giant Mid-Atlantic Pro Cycling Team turned mad scientist, Matt Miller took his hands-on racing experience and conjured

In Print

Catching Up With: Dave Wiens

February 10, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has just announced that Dave Wiens will be taking the position of Executive Director. Leslie Kehmeier caught up with Dave during his previous role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Specialty Files: 1991 Mantis Valkyrie

January 26, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Maurice Tierney. Photos courtesy of www.firstflightbikes.com. Richard Cunningham founded Mantis Bicycles in 1981. Ever the innovator, Mantis made a variety of bikes, including the fillet brazed Sherpa, Pro Floater suspension bike and Flying

COLUMNISTS

New Bike Wood

November 28, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Stevil Kinevil “New bike wood.” Robert Ives first uttered this phrase to me some 18 years ago in reference to that specific and very special feeling one gets when he or she has a

In Print

Issue #195 is here!

November 15, 2016 Mike Cushionbury 0

Cover illustration: Riding the primordial soup by Stephen Haynes This issue is all about daring and adventure! Get it right here right now! Columns and Readings Watts Dixon tells about making a gorilla adjustment in

BEER ME

Beer Me: Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

October 25, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Editor’s note: This “Beer Me” column first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #98, published in February 2003. Back then, kind readers would occasionally send in beer samples for our Quaffing Crew to evaluate (hint, hint). Words by

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Blast From the Past: Italian Mud

September 15, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #162, published in April 2012. Words by Steve Whitaker. Illustrations by Michael Byers. “There are three types of mud here,” says Luigi, enumerating first with

In Print

Get it now: Dirt Rag Issue #194

September 9, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Our annual Personality Issue is now available in print! Flip through its pages to find out what Floyd Landis (yeah, that one), a leopard print-clad Sue Haywood and Ray Petro of Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike