Look inside Dirt Rag Issue #168

The first Dirt Rag issue of 2013 has shipped to subscribers and will appear on newsstands Tuesday, February 12. As always, order a subscription and not only will you never miss an issue, you’ll get your copy before anyone else. Can’t wait? Order a single issue or subscription through one of our digital options for your tablet. 

On the cover: Photo by Michiel Rotgans.

What’s inside

The French Revolution: How Trans-Provence is changing mountain bike competition

By Adam Craig

World Cup XC racer Adam Craig shifted focus and tackled the granddaddy of all enduros: The Trans-Provence in Southern France.This is his personal diary of the weeklong competition as well as musings on how it has sparked a new style of mountain bike racing.

All eyes on enduro

By Sarah Rawley

Enduro racing has been alive and kicking in Europe for years but it’s still a relatively new discipline in the U.S. Here’s a look at the players and events behind the rapidly growing movement and where it’s going on our shores.

‘Alter Ego’: 2012 literature contest winner

By Marty Caivano

Sometimes tragedy and chance meetings will leave the kind of lasting impression we never expected.

Access Action: The UN-wilding of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s PA Wilds totals some 2 million acres and is a wilderness draw for tourists across the country. Unfortunately a Penn State geology professor found that there might be enough natural gas underneath it to power the U.S. for 14 years. Now, the land may never be the same.

Product reviews


  • Trek Stache 8
  • Carver Ti 420
  • Kona Honzo
  • Dimaondback Mason
  • Van Nicholas Zion 29
  • GT Xizang
  • Reeb Cycles TyReeb
  • Moots MX Divide


  • Hadley Racing hubs
  • Pacenti TL28 rims
  • Specialized Rime shoes
  • Shimano SH-M088L shoes
  • Kore OCD handlebar
  • Watson Cycles Revelation handlebar
  • Ergon HE2 gloves
  • Lezyne Alloy floor pump
  • Whisky No. 7 carbon fork
  • Dakine Drafter pack
  • Shimano Unzen 15 pack
  • Camelback Mule NV pack



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