Issue 208 – Making do with what we got This is the final issue of 2018, so don’t miss out, there is a bit of a wait between now and… Read more
Editor’s note: Dirt Rag #206 was our DIY issue, where we built a bamboo bike, a steel frame, and fixed a carbon bike. This is the carbon edition, written by… Read more
Editor’s note: This review originally appeared in issue 206 of Dirt Rag Magazine. Like what you see? Subscribe now at dirtragmag.com/subscribe to catch issue 208, coming real soon. Name: Eric… Read more
Reviewer: Brett Rothmeyer Search and State S2-R Performance Bib Shorts: $215 When it comes to cycling clothing, there is nothing more important than a solid pair of bib shorts while… Read more
Sometimes after a long ride, beer just isn’t the right thing, nor is more warm water from a hydration pack, gross drink mix in the bottom of your bottle, or… Read more
Name: Brett Rothmeyer Age: 40 Weight: 165 lbs. Height: 6’1” Inseam: 32” The Speedfox 01 by BMC is touted as the latest in a long line of proclaimed, “quiver killers.”… Read more
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Dirt Rag issue #173, published in October 2013. By Paul de Valera Mountain biking is a province of firsts. Repurposing cruisers for dirt… Read more
Words by Frank Maguire, photos and illustrations by Jon Pratt and Shea Ferrell of Flowline Trail Design
By Josh Patterson, photos by Sterling Lorence
By Josh Patterson
By Leslie Kehmeier
Words by Josh Patterson, photos by Shannon Mominee and Josh Patterson
Headsets are assembled by hand before packaging.
By Josh Patterson, Photos by Adam Newman
By Greg Galliano and Melanie Strong
Deus ex machina: Chris Currie
In need of technical assistance? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Manic Mechanic" in the subject line.
I need to replace my rear derailleur. What are the differences between the short/medium/long cage? Does the length of the cage matter that much?
by Josh Patterson
Photo by Michael Darter
I have acquired a used Shimano XT770 crankset. The big ring is trashed and I am going into sticker shock at Shimano’s replacement prices. Anyone have luck with other brands i.e., Blackspire, FSA, Race Face for this particular model? I have a hard time throwing down $60-$100 for a chainring.
A conversation with Warsaw, Missouri’s Mac Vorce
By Peter Hoecker