Take a peek inside Issue #175

Originally posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:14 am


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On the cover

Jay Goodrich captured point-of-view gold of his wife Heather as they rallied Alaskan singletrack. Not a bad way to enjoy a second honeymoon.

The Dirt


Veteran Red Bull Rampage shooter Malcolm Mclaws not only shares a few great images this month, he also describes what it’s like to wear a media vest and scramble around the massive cliffs in Virgin, Utah, hunting for that perfect photograph.

Also, enjoy stories by our two new columnists Stevil Kinevil and Bamma.


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Bikes, Blood and Second Honeymoons on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, by Heather Goodrich

The idea seemed like a good one. Return to Alaska 15 years later for a second honeymoon to re-ride amazing trails and recapture some magic. It should be a celebration. It could also be a recipe for marital disaster.

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Pigeons, Pancakes and an Old Panasonic, By Katherine Fuller

This year’s winning Lit Contest entry is a well-crafted, entertaining and humorous story of hope.

Product reviews


The $2,500 Bike Comparison

We hunted down six of the best full-suspension trail bikes in the $2,500 range, loaded them into the Dirt Rag van and headed to the Stokesville Lodge in Harrisonburg, Virginia to thoroughly test and abuse these fine machines. Our results may surprise you



  • Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 Team
  • Liteville 601 Mk2
  • American Classic MTB 29 wheels
  • DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One 29er wheels
  • Mavic Crossmax Enduro wheels


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