Bike Industry News

SRAM launches new Level brakes

February 23, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

SRAM just announced Guide brake technology in a more compact, lighter package for cross-country and trail applications. Five different models of Level brakes will replace the SRAM XX, X0 and DB5, and Avid DB3 and

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Pivot launches new Phoenix DH Carbon

February 16, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Pivot Cycles has unveiled the all new Phoenix DH Carbon with 27.5 wheels. Driven directly by the company’s work with the Pivot Factory racing team, the new chassis is two-thirds of a pound lighter (for a possible

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Inside Line: Bell Helmets 360-degree camera

January 5, 2016 Press release 0

Bell Helmets is introducing an integrated camera and mountain bike helmet that allows 360-degree 4K video capture, mobile editing and sharing, and intuitive digital capabilities. The setup utilizes the Bell Super 2R and a 360fly camera.

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Öhlins to release RXF 34 fork

December 23, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Motorsport suspension giant Öhlins has been secretly working on its first trail bike fork, the RXF 34. It will be the first trail fork to feature a twin-tube design, duplicating what’s found on the Swedish

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Inside Line: Canfield Brothers Launches Redesigned Balance

December 7, 2015 Press release 0

Bellingham, Washington-based Canfield Brothers has launched its redesigned 2016 Balance, a 165-millimeter all-mountain bike drawing heavily from the company’s downhill heritage. Now in its third generation, the Balance combines gravity oriented geometry with the patented Canfield Balance Formula™ suspension.


First Ride: Ibis Ripley LS

October 26, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Last year, I reviewed the Ibis Ripley. I liked it well enough, but my tastes in mid-travel 29er leans towards low and slack, while the Ripley is more long-travel cross-country. I also got yelled at

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Inside Line: Felt Decree

October 15, 2015 Press release 0

Felt Bicycles today announced the launch of its new trail mountain bike, the Decree, which features Felt Active Stay Technology (FAST), custom shock tuning and an innovative frame design. The new full suspension bike adds to Felt’s

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Interbike 2015 Wrap-Up Part Two

October 11, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

Here’s another small sampling of new and interesting things we saw during the whirlwind week that is Interbike, America’s largest bicycle industry trade show. Alchemy Arktos Alchemy Bicycle Company isn’t the first name in mountain


Blast From the Past: Inside Spooky Cycles

October 8, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #63, published in February 1998. Words and photos by Jeff Lockwood. This story was inspired by our conversation with Frank “The Welder” Wadelton, head welder

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Inside Line: Niner’s New Rocket Go For Launch

September 30, 2015 Press release 0

PRESS RELEASE: Ten years ago, Niner Bikes was founded on the belief that larger wheels offered true and undeniable performance gains in the world of mountain biking. Though the landscape of 29ers has changed, Niner still believes