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F&CK Cancer, win an Intense Uzzi

September 28, 2012 Adam Newman 0

Make a $5 dontation to support the F&CK Cancer campaign and you could win this Intense Uzzi loaded up with a special paint job and some very bling parts. 

This medium Pink Intense Uzzi is a unique bike, specially built to generate resources and raise awareness, to help cancer victims. The frame is a piece of industrial art, hand-built in the Temecula California Intense Factory. The industry’s best have stepped up to donate to this cause. This bike was supported by and is loaded with:

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Interbike 2012 Dispatch: New mountain bike shoes for every need

September 27, 2012 Adam Newman 0

By the Dirt Rag staff

Pearl Izumi X-Project

Pearl Izumi is making a big push back into the mountain bike market with the flexible X-Project shoes. I say flexible because it’s designed to work for any use from Enduro racing to cyclocross, and because the slim carbon shank inside it is designed to flex much more than most high-end mountain bike shoes, allowing for a more comfortable ride and better walkability.

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Interbike 2012 Dispatch: Niner unveils RIP 9 RDO

September 26, 2012 Justin Steiner 0

By Justin Steiner

Niner continues to expand Race Day Optimized (RDO) carbon technology through its bike lineup. For 2013, it’s the RIP 9 that’ll receive the RDO treatment. This Rally Blue beauty offers 125mm of Constantly Varying Arc (CVA) suspension travel and is designed for use with 120mm- to 140mm-travel forks. Frame weight with shock is quoted at a reasonable 5.8 lbs. for a medium-sized frame.

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Interbike 2012 Dispatch: Ergon’s new grips, saddles, and seatpost

September 26, 2012 Adam Newman 0

By Adam Newman

Best known for its line of ergonomic grips, Ergon continues to expand into new product segments for road and mountain biking.

The BA3 enduro bag is designed for mountain bikers with a gravity persuasion. It can carry a full-face and your pads on the outside and 15 liters of cargo on the inside. Available in two sizes, it can also be futher adjusted to a perfect torso fit with a four-stage adjustable back length. Price is TBD.

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On sale now: Dirt Rag Issue #166

September 24, 2012 Adam Newman 0

Features

Places to Ride: Brown County State Park

By Robert Annis

Many people out west were left scratching their heads when the International Mountain Bicycling Association bestowed “Epic” status on Brown County State Park in southern Indiana last year. But folks who ride these trails on a regular basis had their own question: “What took so long?”

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Interbike 2012 Dispatch: Sony Action Cam

September 21, 2012 Adam Newman 0

As quality rises and prices drop, the action camera business continues to accelerate. Now Sony is getting in on the game with the Action Cam, a fully-featured digital camera that can record in full 1080p and in 720p can record 30, 60, or 120 frames per second for super-smooth slow motion action.

Sony borrowed several technologies from its still camera lines, including the Carl Zeiss lens, Steady-Shot image stabilization, and battery.

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Interbike First Ride Impressions: Marin Team CXR 29er PRO

September 18, 2012 Stephen Haynes 0

By Stephen Haynes, photos by Justin Steiner.

The Marin Team CXR 29er PRO is the top of the line carbon hardtail 29er from the storied California brand. This race-inspired bike is as light as it is capable.

The frame uses Marin’s Race Geometry, which has a longer top tube to put you in a race ready stance but I didn’t feel like I was way out over the front wheel which was nice.

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Interbike First Ride Impressions: Giant Trance X 29

September 18, 2012 Justin Steiner 0

By Justin Steiner, photos by Stephen Haynes

Despite being one of the many large manufacturers who were slow to adopt 29-inch wheels, Giant is now safely on the longer-travel 29er bandwagon. New for 2013 is the Trance X 29er, offering 5 inches of travel out back, paired with a 32mm-chassis, 120mm-travel fork out front. According to Giant, the Trance X 29 is aimed at the “epic” trail, enduro, and super D market.

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