Quality Bicycle Parts (QBP) has partnered with some heavy hitters of the bicycle industry (such as SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin, United Bicycle Institute (UBI), Jagwire, Saris, Kryptonite, White Lightning, Stan’s… Read more
Those year-end best-of and retrospective top-10 lists have become as much a part of the week between Christmas and the New Year as returning unwanted girts and trying to look… Read more
Our friends from up north, Rocky Mountain, recently let us know they’ve added a new fat bike weapon to the company’s arsenal. The Suzi Q, as it’s called, is a… Read more
Since we’re in the holiday spirit, we chose a trail that is as close as we can get to the North Pole, and still be in the United States. Alaska,… Read more
Originally launched in 2013, the VIDA MTB Series has evolved into, “a full-fledged movement of women who are shifting the paradigm of what it means to be a female rider.”… Read more
Cyclocross racing, with its drop bars, skinny tires and lycra-clad racers, might seem like a distant cousin to mountain biking, but the two disciplines have more in common than you… Read more
The 14.7-mile Hart Prairie Loop lacks any technical challenges, but 40% of the route is singletrack, and it also features long and consistent uphill grades (at high elevation) make for… Read more
All of the handmade, drool-worthy bicycles are back for another year when the North American Handmade Bicycle Show drops the curtain at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake… Read more
Photos and information from MTBProject.com. At Elm Creek, you’ll ride through a variety of terrain from mature wooded tracks to open prairie areas. Flowing trails with small bumps and rises… Read more
The BC Bike Race is the ultimate proving ground for riders, bikes and gear. Charging through seven days of stages across British Columbia, racers push themselves and their equipment through… Read more
The Dirty Kanza 200 is known as one of the first endurance gravel races in the world. It’s also known as one of the most challenging. Sending competitors out on… Read more
Editor’s note: This “Recommendo” column by Jeff Lockwood appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #113, published in April 2005. All of the books reviewed are still available. We don’t watch much… Read more
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #176, published in April 2014. It’s technically a “Blast from the Past” story, but is still (and probably always will… Read more
By Jeff Lockwood.
I’m driving home after barely hanging on for a pathetic 16th place in a soul-crushing amateur cyclocross race in Rillaar, Belgium when I get an email from a friend in the United States asking me to translate “Handups are not a crime!” into Flemish.
The timing of the email turned my grimace into a smirk.
By Jeff Lockwood,
Thousands of bike industry insiders, retailers, and media poured through the aisles of the Messe in Friedrichshafen, Germany this past weekend to see what’s new for 2013. Attendees chowed on some true Bavarian meals and downed many hefeweizen beers. The cold rain may have dampened the farmlands around the convention hall, but it definitely didn’t ruin the atmosphere of the show. Here are some of the more interesting items we gathered over a few days.
By Jeff Lockwood
The annual bicycle trade show circus season opened this week in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Eurobike can boast being the largest show of its kind. As such, the show floor scenery is diverse, interesting and colorful. And since Eurobike precedes the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas by a couple weeks, many companies use Eurobike to unveil new product.
It’s not hard, people. A few keystrokes, and a few clicks of the mouse, and you’ll help turn up the volume on a movement that aims to “unite a million… Read more
Aside from bicycles, of course, the main reason I choose to continue my futile search for fortune in the bicycle industry is because of the people I know and meet.… Read more
In an effort to give you some insight into the products we plan to send through our rigorous testing process here at Dirt Rag, we’ve come up with the Stuff… Read more
Attention website readers! Say hello to Dirt Rag Magazine’s latest additions to our riding apparel and favorite beverage container. Our classical, yet classy, jersey approaches riding in subtle style –… Read more