COLUMNISTS

New Bike Wood

November 28, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Stevil Kinevil “New bike wood.” Robert Ives first uttered this phrase to me some 18 years ago in reference to that specific and very special feeling one gets when he or she has a

NEWS

New: Pivot Mach 429SL carbon

August 31, 2016 Press release 0

Pivot’s full-suspension “race” bike, the Mach 429SL carbon, has been updated for 2017. It’s not plus (but it does have a Boost rear); it’s not even 27.5. This carbon bike has 100 mm of suspension front

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

NEWS

New: Jamis expands line of plus hardtails

August 25, 2016 Press release 0

Jamis has expanded its lineup of hardtail plus bikes in both unisex and women’s-specific models. The new Dragon, Komodo and Eden Series bikes are designed for trail riding with 120 mm forks, slackened geometry, short

Bike Industry News

New: Commencal META AM V4.2

August 23, 2016 Press release 0

Commencal has released an updated Meta, a downhill-oriented all-mountain/enduro bike designed around 160/170 mm forks and Boost spacing. The top tube length, seat tube angle and reach are the same as version 4, but the head

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

This Just In

New: Rocky Mountain Growler 27plus hardtail

August 16, 2016 Press release 0

The market expansion of plus-size trail hardtails with don’t-need-to-mortgage-the-house prices continues with the new Rocky Mountain Growler, a 120 mm, 27 plus hardtail. All models feature an aluminum frame, 1×11 gearing and 3-inch WTB Ranger tires.

GEAR

New: Intense Recluse

August 16, 2016 Press release 0

Intense added a new all-mountain bike to its fold, the Recluse. It has everything you would expect of a modern trail ripper: 150 mm front / 140 mm rear travel; 27.5 wheels with Boost dropouts; internal

This Just In

Canfield Brothers updates trail hardtail

August 12, 2016 Press release 0

For the Canfield Brothers cultists, there’s a new steel hardtail on the block. Canfield updated one of its staples: the steel, get-rowdy 29er Nimble 9 to be Boost compatible, slacker and more sparkly. The Nimble

BIKES

First Ride: Salsa Woodsmoke 27plus

August 3, 2016 Katherine Fuller 0

Ed note: This is part of our initial bike test of three new hardtails introduced at QBP Saddle Drive 2016, each shod with 27plus tires: the aluminum Salsa Timberjack, carbon Salsa Woodsmoke and steel Surly

NEWS

Salsa unveils new plus-size hardtails

July 25, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We’re at Saddle Drive near Lake Tahoe this week checking out new bikes from Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), the parent company of Surly, All-City, Foundry, Heller and Salsa. Salsa went all in, releasing all of

NEWS

Surly updates the Karate Monkey

July 25, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We’re at Saddle Drive near Lake Tahoe this week checking out new bikes from Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), the parent company of Surly, All-City, Foundry, Heller and Salsa. Because of the proliferation of cycling events

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,

BIKES

Review: Santa Cruz Hightower CC

June 10, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 42 Height: 5’11”, Weight: 160 lbs., Inseam: 32” Price: $2,899 frame; complete bikes from $4,599; $6,499 (tested) Sizes: M, L (tested), XL  More info: Santa Cruz Bicycles Photos: Gary Perkin Santa Cruz was

NEWS

Marin brings back the Hawk Hill

June 6, 2016 Press release 0

Marin Mountain Bikes just announced a new 2017 full-suspension model, the Hawk Hill. Set to retail for $1,500, the bike is built around 27.5 wheels, 120 mm of travel front and rear and thru-axles. The bike