NEWS

Terrene releases new plus mountain tire

May 9, 2017 Press release 0

Terrene Tires, a new rider-owned company that launched last fall, just released their fifth tire model, the McFly. The McFly is a versatile all terrain tire with a 2.8 width platform. Continuing with its goal

BIKES

Review: Yeti SB4.5c

April 13, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Zach White Age:42 x Height: 6’2″ x Weight: 200 lbs. x Inseam: 32” “Hey man, sweet bike!” As a bike whore, er, “product reviewer,” I get an interesting perspective on brands

BIKES

Review: Scott Big Jon Fat Bike

February 15, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Zach White It seemed fitting to have a budget-oriented fat bike show up at the doorstep the day after getting back from riding a handful of various all-carbon, high-end fat bikes

NEW STUFF

Salsa Cycles Introduces Deadwood SUS

February 14, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

A couple years ago, Salsa introduced the Deadwood, a steel 29plus drop bar touring bike. It was produced in limited numbers, we heard about it for a little while, and then it disappeared. Now, it

Silca Rebuild 2
EQUIPMENT

How to rebuild a vintage Silca floor pump

January 17, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Chris Klibowitz. While much of our society is focused on affordable—and unfortunately disposable—products, there are many within the cycling community still producing high-quality, heirloom pieces. It’s no surprise that the revitalized

BIKES

First Impression: Viral Skeptic

January 16, 2017 Mike Cushionbury 0

The new Viral Skeptic is not your ordinarily hardtail. And before you get huffy about that weird looking black box nestled in the bottom bracket junction, it’s not an electric motor but a 12-speed internal

BIKES

First Ride: 2017 Kona Operator

October 18, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Photos by Caleb Smith and the author. Let me start this out with some honesty. The last time I was on a downhill hike was almost two years ago, and even then I was nursing

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Vintage: 1994 Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy

September 1, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos: Jeff Archer By 1994 it was becoming evident that full suspension was here to stay. Most major manufacturers had full-suspension bikes on the market, and the smaller makers were trying to keep

FEATURES

Feature: Ticks Suck!

June 20, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words: Gregory A. Cummins, D.O., M.S. American Board Internal Medicine Fellow Candidate (as of original writing), American Academy of Wilderness Medicine Illustrations: Andy Jones Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #155 (2011), but was one of

GEAR

The Wheel Size Explainer

May 13, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of

Bike Industry News

Sea Otter 2016: Trek Farley EX

April 15, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Bets around the Dirt Rag virtual water cooler (which is located in the virtual Dirt Rag HQ) put money on Trek releasing a 27plus full-suspension trail bike or a Stache 29plus full-suspension ripper. Neither guess was accurate,

Bike Industry News

First Look: Shimano XT Di2 and SLX 11 speed

April 14, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

XTR M8050 In not altogether unexpected news, Shimano trickles-down electronic shifting to XT level with a new M8050 group. Before you get all excited, this stuff isn’t hitting the shelves until September 2016, so you