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In this issue

The rise of enduro racing

By Harlan Price

It has taken the better part of a decade for enduro racing to gain a foothold in North America. If you’re a well-rounded rider, less interested heart rates or hucking than having a good time, this could be the type of racing you’ve been waiting for.

Alpine adventures in Switzerland

By Bryce Borlick

In addition to dairy products and “offshore” bank accounts, Switzerland is also home to endless miles of stunning alpine singletrack. Our intrepid explorers did their best to get lost, but, despite their efforts, they always seemed to stumble across beer, coffee and strudel at the end of each descent.

Trail shooter: Dirt Rag’s guide to mountain bike photography

By Justin Steiner

Dynamic photos can allow you to relive the ride, long after the dust has settled. Our resident photographer shares his wisdom on how to improve your trailside photography. We can’t make you the next Sterling Lorence, but we can help you improve the quality of your photography, one step at a time.

Access action: Public gravity

By Frank Maguire

Bike-specific features such as jump lines, pump tracks, and skills parks go beyond what mountain bikers have typically been allowed to build on public lands, but this is starting to change. Here’s what you need to know to build features that will stand up to the critical eye of land managers and their legal departments.

Made in North America: Ventana USA

By Maurice Tierney

Ventana started building bikes in 1988, 24 years later Sherwood Gibson still designs every model from the ground up. A keen eye for detail, a desire for aesthetic simplicity, and a drive for manufacturing excellence have gained the small Nor-Cal company a loyal following.


  • Syncros Freeride/downhill wheelset
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum
  • Turner DHR
  • Slingshot DD-M
  • Norco Truax
  • Magura Thor T150 fork
  • Fox VAN 36 FIT RC2 fork
  • Dropper seatpost roundup
  • And more!



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