Issue #182 is Here!

Originally posted on February 2, 2015 at 13:16 pm

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On the cover

Evening moodiness at sunset captured by Ian Hylands



The Dirt

Mark Weir reflects on chasing the sunrise and why it’s the most motivating time to ride in. Ever wondered why mountain bike stage races cost so much? Trans-Sylvania Epic promoter Mike Kuhn tells you why, plus a 1982 Fat Chance in Specialty Files.




Moab BLM bans e-bikes from all non-motorized trails and Dirt Rag goes to the famous Bilenky junkyard cyclocross.




Under the Big Top, by PJ Disclafani

Check out our annual Literature Contest’s winning essay. Author PJ Disclafani claims it is indeed inspired by real events from his days working in a bike shop.



Fat Biking Through The Arctic, by Bjorn Olson

The author and his girlfriend aim their fat bikes straight at Alaska’s frozen Arctic. It wouldn’t be a true adventure without mishaps and a few broken bike parts.



Musings On East San Diego Singletrack, by James Murren

Travel to two famous riding locations, the Cuyamacas and the Lagunas, in this first person account of chasing singletrack and enlightenment.



STUFF—Product Testing

Rank and File: Full Suspension Trail Bikes Under $3,000

We test six great full suspension bikes with prices ranging from $1,875 to $2,599. Brands included are Cannondale, GT, Giant, Kona, Niner and Santa Cruz. Also showcased are other exciting options all within the same price range.



Long Term Tested:

  • Borealis Echo fat bike
  • Yeti SB5c
  • Scott Spark 700 SL
  • Bell Super 2R helmet
  • Shoes from Shimano and Specialized


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