BIKES

First Ride: 2018 Specialized Enduro

September 13, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Zach White Specialized listened to feedback from riders about both the 27.5 and 29 Enduros and made some small geometry adjustments for 2018. Tired of hearing “lower, longer, slacker”? Too bad, because that’s a

BIKES

Review: Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27plus

September 9, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 42, Height: 5’11, Weight: 155, Inseam: 32 inches Price: $5,300 Sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5 (tested), 21.5 More info: Trek Fuel EX The previous generation Fuel EX was Trek’s best selling

NEWS

New: Rocky Mountain Slayer updated

August 25, 2016 Press release 0

Rocky Mountain has brought back the Slayer, this time as an all-carbon machine with 170 mm front / 165 mm rear suspension and 27.5 wheels designed for enduro racing, bike parks and big mountains. It’s

GEAR

New: Pivot updates the Firebird

August 18, 2016 Press release 0

The new Pivot Firebird features some of the longest reach measurements on a bike in this category, combined with super-short 16.95-inch chainstays, 65-degree head angle, 170 mm of suspension, Boost spacing, and clearance for 27.5 wheels with

NEWS

Ellsworth adds Rogue Sixty to its lineup

July 5, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

At this year’s Press Camp, Ellsworth previewed its newest bike, the Rogue Sixty. This carbon enduro/all-mountain rig will feature 160 mm of travel front and rear, 27.5 wheels, internal cable routing, aluminum chainstays, a 1x-only design,

NEWS

New Archi Enduro RR helmet from Urge

March 30, 2016 Press release 0

Urge is a company that has long focused on the enduro market, and the Archi Enduro RR (Race Ready) helmet was specifically designed for the world’s toughest enduro events and the riders who race them.

In Print

The Rant: My Enduro

March 18, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Illustration: Stephen Haynes My event would allow only two bikes—any two bikes the racer wanted, but only two, with just tire swaps allowed between stages. No question, the Enduro World Series is a great racing

BIKES

The One-Bike Challenge

November 24, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition How far can a short-travel trail bike take you? From Issue #187 We are at an interesting point in the technological advances in mountain bikes. For years the

RACING

Video: The story of race plate 139

October 22, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

This episode of “On Track With by Curtis Keene” deals with the passion and the risks involved with racing mountain bikes. It is dedicated to Will Olson—who ran race plate number 139 at stop #5 of

BIKES

Trail Tested: Kona Process 111 DL

March 16, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

The Process 111 is the shortest of travel and biggest of wheel in Kona’s lineup of enduro bikes. Focusing on a slight 111mm of rear suspension and 29-inch wheels, it’s easy to wonder how an