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

NEW STUFF

The new and interesting at Frostbike ’17.

February 22, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) is an overarching parent company behind brands such as Salsa, Surly, All City, Foundry, and Civia. They also work as distributors for a host of other companies, acting as the middleman between

CONTESTS

Win a Hollywood Racks Hitch Rack

January 5, 2017 Trina Haynes 0

Contest ended. Congrats to Phil Aufdencamp of Monroeville, PA! We’re sorry The promotion you are trying to access has ended. Hollywood Racks has partnered with us to give one winner a 2017 TRS-Two Bike Hitch Rack!

NEWS

New: Shimano debuts Koryak dropper post

August 31, 2016 Press release 0

Weighing in at 520g (including remote and cable) and available in 30.9 or 31.6 mm diameter options, the Koryak adjustable alloy seat post offers 120 mm of smooth non-indexed travel for on-the-fly adjustability. Cable routing is internal and

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

This Just In

New: Canfield Brothers Crampon Mountain Pedals

August 22, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Canfield Brothers released a new pedal in their thinner-than-thin Crampon line, the Mountain. The Mountain pedals are a melding of the Classic, which appeared in 2011, and the newer Ultimate pedals. The Mountains have the same

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