Dirt Rag #172 is here

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On the Cover

Our own Adam Newman was at the Fort William World Cup downhill in Scotland where he caught GT Bicycles’ Gee Atherton with deadly focus in his eyes as he rode to victory.


Catching Up With Juli Furtado

After her legendary race career ended Furtado became somewhat of a recluse. Now, with a new bike brand in her name she’s ready to be back in the spotlight.



Remember Spooky Bikes? We do and they’re back in business. Also, an inside look at the Dirty Kanza 200. 


Longer Than Life: Team Seifert’s Ultimate Mission 

By Karen Brooks

Two Iraq war veterans embark on a special mission at the Trans-Sylvania Epic stage race to honor a fallen comrade and friend.


Haste Ye Back!

By Adam Newman

Get a first hand look at the chaos of a world cup downhill from a first time attendee. Adam not only sets the scene but also provides travel information should you want to attend next year (and yes, you should.)


Welcome To The VooDoo Lounge: The Joe Murray Interview

By Gary J. Boulanger

Joe Murray probably isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to mountain bike pioneers but his design legacy has affected nearly every aspect of off-road riding today.


Access: The End Of The Road

By Frank Maguire

Copper Harbor, Michigan is an unlikely place that has become a must-ride destination in the U.S. Here is why you need to go.



Women’s Bikes:

  • Trek Lush 29SL
  • Raleigh EVA 29 Comp


  • Cannondale Trigger 29er 1 long term test
  • Kona Raijin Ti hardtail
  • Specialized Enduro Comp 29 SE


  • American Classic’s affordable wheelset
  • Helmets from Bell and Uvex
  • Magura’s new TS6 fork
  • Riding kits from Gore and The North Face
  • And a lot more…

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