BIKES

Review: Pivot Switchblade Pro XT/XTR 1x

July 24, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” At first glance, the Pivot Switchblade doesn’t seem to be much different than bikes with similar travel numbers and 29/27plus wheel compatibility. But

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

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.

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Review: Salsa Pony Rustler

August 15, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Tester: Jon Pratt Age: 45; Height: 5’10”; Weight: 190 pounds; Inseam: 31” Salsa Cycles is not one to shy away from big tires, so it is only natural to see another one of its bikes

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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

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First Ride: Salsa Timberjack 27plus

July 28, 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

GEAR

Tested: Plus-size mountain bike tires

June 6, 2016 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

To compliment our recent wheel size explainer (which you should check out, here), we tested four plus-size tires from MAXXIS and WTB that cover various riding conditions. MAXXIS Rekon+ Price: $130 (each) Tester: Eric McKeegan

BIKES

Review: Charge Cooker 4

April 27, 2016 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

This is our third annual roundup of trail bikes that aren’t priced to the stratosphere. We could call them affordable, budget, real-world, blue-collar or college-fund-friendly, but someone would take offense at our assumption of disposable

BIKES

First Impression: Salsa Pony Rustler

February 24, 2016 Jon Pratt 0

Salsa Cycles’ Pony Rustler is the rotund sibling of the brand’s well-admired Horsethief. Both bikes feature the same basic platform and very similar components, with the obvious difference being the wider wheelset of the Pony