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Evening moodiness at sunset captured by Ian Hylands
Mark Weir reflects on chasing the sunrise and why it’s the most motivating time to ride in. Ever wondered why mountain bike stage races cost so much? Trans-Sylvania Epic promoter Mike Kuhn tells you why, plus a 1982 Fat Chance in Specialty Files.
Moab BLM bans e-bikes from all non-motorized trails and Dirt Rag goes to the famous Bilenky junkyard cyclocross.
Under the Big Top, by PJ Disclafani
Check out our annual Literature Contest’s winning essay. Author PJ Disclafani claims it is indeed inspired by real events from his days working in a bike shop.
Fat Biking Through The Arctic, by Bjorn Olson
The author and his girlfriend aim their fat bikes straight at Alaska’s frozen Arctic. It wouldn’t be a true adventure without mishaps and a few broken bike parts.
Musings On East San Diego Singletrack, by James Murren
Travel to two famous riding locations, the Cuyamacas and the Lagunas, in this first person account of chasing singletrack and enlightenment.
Rank and File: Full Suspension Trail Bikes Under $3,000
We test six great full suspension bikes with prices ranging from $1,875 to $2,599. Brands included are Cannondale, GT, Giant, Kona, Niner and Santa Cruz. Also showcased are other exciting options all within the same price range.
Long Term Tested:
- Borealis Echo fat bike
- Yeti SB5c
- Scott Spark 700 SL
- Bell Super 2R helmet
- Shoes from Shimano and Specialized
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