BLAST FROM THE PAST

A brief history of the dropper seatpost

April 4, 2018 Dirt Rag Magazine 1

In the early days of mountain biking, quick-release seatpost binders were on the bikes even when the wheels were nutted. The trails in those days were usually pretty primitive and bore little semblance to the

COMPONENTS

Review: Soma Condor bars

March 21, 2018 Helena Kotala 1

Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look pretty

COMPONENTS

Review: Yokozuna Mokoto hydraulic brakes

January 22, 2018 Eric McKeegan 7

Yokozuna is best known for making some of the best cables and housing on the market. The Motoko is Yokozuna’s first foray into components, aiming for the heart of the rapidly expanding disc-brake, drop-bar market.

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Review: 2017 Shimano Deore XT Di2

October 18, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 1

Words by Mike Cushionbury, photos by Eric McKeegan  When Shimano introduced its XTR Di2 electronic shifting system two years ago it was obvious that this technology would trickle down to the more affordable, second tier

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Review: Problem Solvers Zinger

July 10, 2017 Scott Williams 0

In the days of old, the Shimano freehub body standard was universally used in most hubs (we are not counting Campagnolo; after all, this is a mountain bike magazine). SRAM’s XD driver threw that standard

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

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Review: Magura Vyron wireless dropper post

October 26, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan Price: $500 Wireless actuation of devices is well-established in the tech world, but Magura is one of few using it in the bike world. While some might expect my normally curmudgeonly self

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Review: Paul Components stuff

August 26, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Tester: Stephen Haynes Paul Components has always struck me as a company born in the wrong era. They are the stuff of old school fabrication like Fender Stratocasters, Zippo lighters and straight six engines. Simple,