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Wyn TV

The mountain bike season is officially on its way and Wyn Masters is back with another Season of Wyn TV. Join Wyn and a host of the worlds best riders as they kick off a new season in Mr. Masters home country of New Zealand.

Rapha Explore Shoe

Rapha has just released its Explore Shoe. If you are looking to have the fanciest pair of slippers on your next gravel epic, all day multi-terrain death march or just for showing off at the café, look no further. Priced at $295 the new Explore Shoe is on par with other brands top XC models. […]

Teravail Expands Mountain Line with Two Progressive New Trail Tires

Introducing the Honcho and Ehline from Teravail. Looking to Expand their mountain tread line for 2019, Teravail will be offering both tread patterns in the 29 and 27.5 sizes as well as two different widths at 2.4 and 2.6. The Honcho looks to be a solid all-around tire built to handle whatever terrain it encounters, […]

Pivot Cycles Pheonix 29

The latest evolution of the Pheonix from Pivot Cycles is a 29er downhill machine built to handle all that the World Cup courses can throw at them The Phoenix 29 is quite possibly the worst kept secret on the World Cup Downhill circuit.  Riders have been seen testing this ultra-fast unicorn in various incarnations over […]

Santa Cruz Megatower

New to the Santa Cruz line-up is the Megatower. A bike built seemingly for an all-out assault on the most unruly terrain you’re willing to subject yourself to. Where the Hightower LT was once the king of the Santa Cruz big bad bike squad the Megatower looks to take it a step further with 29-inch […]

In Print D.R.A.T.: Bike, Boat, Cook

What would a triathlon look like if organized by a group of people who have no interest in triathlons, and very little interest in racing, and have an unignorable urge to make fools of themselves? You know, a Dirt Rag triathlon?

The Sierra Klunker From Paul Component

We are surely digging this latest project from Paul Component. A klunker designed in the flavor of a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, umm, yes, please! If you were in attendance of the Sea Otter Classic last spring then you may have noticed the custom built shredder under the Sierra Nevada beer tent. The overgrown BMX […]

Blast From the Past: A mountain bike ride and interview with Bob Weir

  Editor’s note: As we enter the 30th year of Dirt Rag we look back on what a long strange trip it has been. This interview of Grateful Dead founding member & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bob Weir—conducted by Mountain Bike Hall-of-Famer Charles Kelly—was first published in Dirt Rag Issue #23 in April 1992. […]

Marin Mount Vision

Marin has picked up where they left off with the Wolf Ridge, introducing the all-new Mount Vision. While the Wolf Ridge was intended to be a do all quiver killer of sorts, the Mount Vision is more focused on big mountain/enduro riding. Based around 150mm of travel and 27.5 wheels the Mount Vision is sure […]

Catching Up at Fast Camp with Unior Devinci Factory Racing

The Unior Devinci Factory Racing team just got back from their annual team camp in beautiful Italy. Like all racing fans, we can’t wait for the UCI World Cup / EWS seasons to officially get rolling. Along with testing out the new bikes, the Unior Devinci Factory Racing caught up with their riders to see how they […]

2019 Salsa Cycles Mountain Bike Launch

Salsa has an all-new line up for 2019 featuring their Split Pivot design. We got a sneak peek of the bikes at Frost Bike last week and they look just as good in person as they do on the screen. With three all-new models, Salsa is covering the disciplines from cross-country rocket to big trail […]

Introducing Revel Bikes

Created by Adam Miller of Borealis and Why Cycles, Revel Bikes began when Miller began shopping for a dual suspension trail bike for himself. Miller teamed up with Canfield Balance, a relatively unknown suspension system and Revel was born. Together they assembled a team of industry veterans to iron out design and marketing, and today […]

Pearl Izumi: Here We Go

Pearl Izumi has just launched their new line for 2019 under the tagline, “Here We Go”. Pearl Izumi explains that “Here we go celebrates the common feelings all riders share and the positive impact we can have on our communities through bicycles. “Here we go” is anchored by one simple, powerful word: Go. Sometimes it’s a […]

Brian Lopes Joins Assos

Assos expands its ambassador program for 2019 by adding Brian Lopes. Joining Rebecca Rusch, Assos looks to increase its presence in North America with more mountain bike athletes. Lopes has been shredding dirt in all of its forms for most of his life and looks to be a great asset for Assos as they grow their line […]

Rapha Launches Three New Bib Shorts For Women

Love them or hate Rapha is constantly redefining comfort and style on the bike. After three years of research and redesign, they have released a new chamois just for women and will be offering it as part of three new bib shorts. While we firmly believe that for most rides a fine pair of jorts are […]

Start slow and taper off: forest bathing on two wheels

By Rob Kristoff   The higher purpose of practicing a sport such as fly fishing, hunting, or mountain climbing is to affect a spiritual and physical gain. But if the process is compromised, there is no transformation.- Yvon Chouinard “If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention.” It’s an old cliche, but it captures an […]

Punk in the Beerlight: Sharon Van Etten vs. Bob Mould

In celebration of our 30th birthday, Dirt Rag is doing a number of throwbacks and slamforwards for things we love, both bike related and non-bike related. In this column, Punk in the Beerlight, Evan Robinson takes a look at a modern album creating a timeless sound, and pairs it with an album from 30 years ago […]

YT TUES29 and Angel Suarez

YT has just recently released the latest version of their downhill sled in the TUES29. To help usher the latest machine out into the world Angel Saurez pummels some good looking track into submission. Enjoy the video and see more about the new TUES29 below. For years YT is best known for their downhill bike […]

ENVE + i9 Hydra Hub

Who doesn’t love a cute couple on Valentine’s Day? Just like the new kid at school, the Hydra Hub from i9 has been getting a lot of attention since its release this past Tuesday. Today, ENVE announced a partnership with Industry Nine to create an American made hub pairing that will lower the MSRP of ENVE’s M Series mountain […]

Industry Nine Hydra and 101 Series Hubsets

    No, it’s not a pet hamster. New for 2019, Industry Nine introduces Hydra, a project over two and a half years in the making. Since the success of the company’s lightning-quick 3-degree engagement Torch Series hub introduced in 2013, i9 continues to advance forward in re-defining what is capable.   Hydra offers a […]

Ahoy! Ye Dirt Rag Mag #209 has set sails for yonder mailboxes!

We just got Dirt Rag Magazine #209, the first issue of the year, in our boxes this weekend, which means subscribers are getting yours as well! If you don’t subscribe yet, never fear, you can start your subscription with #210 by subscribing today (how many times can I say “subscribe” in one sentence to get […]

Win a Surly Karate Monkey 27.5 SUS

Surly bikes have partnered with Dirt Rag to give away a Karate Monkey 27.5 SUS. Enter to win below! The Surly Karate Monkey is the 27+ hardtail that will rip as hard as you want on single track or off the beaten path. If, at any point, you decide you want to throw on some skinny […]

The All New Niner RIP9 RDO

Niner has completely redesigned their flagship trail bike in the Niner RIP9 RDO. For more than a decade, the RIP 9 trail bike has ruled Niner’s off-road lineup. For 2019, the Niner RIP9 has evolved once more. Now with 140mm of consistent, controlled CVA suspension, progressive and adjustable geometry, increased frame stiffness, and available in two […]

NICA Relaunches Teen Trail Corps Program

BERKELEY, Calif. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is relaunching its Teen Trail Corps program. NICA Teen Trail Corps is a program that provides student-athletes the opportunity to serve and volunteer their time towards bike related advocacy activities while earning merit badges. The program is designed to provide exposure and be a gateway for NICA student-athletes into […]

The Gnarwhal Cometh

Our newest design is now available in our Threadless store for you to order in a variety of flavors and style. Get Gnar with the Gnarwhal and order yours now!

LiV Ladies ALLRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp 2019

Hey ladies! Are you ready to improve your mountain bike skills in a fun and safe environment? Are you interested in trying the sport for the very first time? Or do you already ride or race and want to take your riding to the next level? If so, then join the Ladies AllRide crew and […]

The Santa Cruz Chameleon Goes Carbon.

There is just something about a hardtail, it’s like that old ax hanging in the garage that your grandfather handed down to you. You know no matter how big the job or how long the ride it’s going to get it done. We here at Dirt Rag are exceptionally excited to see the revamp of the Santa […]

Muc-Off Vice

For your Friday we present a little video fun from our friends over at Muc-Off. With a little help from Ben Deakin, Muc-Off pays tribute to one of the greatest detective shows of all time. Based on the pristine beaches of Sandbanks in Dorset, this could be one of Muc-Off’s best videos ever – with no discernible plot […]

DJ Brandt Joins Commencal

DJ Brandt is one of the fastest growing names in freeride. From skateparks to Red Bull Rampage, he’s a rider that can do it all. Residing in Colorado and spending much of his time in Utah, DJ has built himself numerous training grounds that have helped get him to where he is today. Coming fresh […]

Kona adds Canadian legend Miranda Miller to team

Miranda Miller will headline Kona’s Global Enduro program alongside Rhys Verner, Connor Fearon, Shelly Flood, and Hannah Bergemann. She’ll be racing the Process 153 CR DL 29 and the Operator CR for select downhill races. While her official joining of the team is breaking news, her relationship with Kona isn’t. Team Manager Mathieu Dupelle has been in her life […]