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SRAM GX Eagle- 12 speed for the proletariat?

SRAM GX Eagle- 12 speed for the proletariat?

The appeal of a 500% gear range with a single derailleur is undeniable for most riders. It was also undeniable that affording either XO1 or XX1 Eagle was out of reach for a large swath of riders. At a complete group cost of approximately $525 (crank, chain, cassette, shifter, derailleur) GX Eagle flys much closer to earth ...


New Bontrager XC and Trail wheelsets debut at Sea Otter Classic

New Bontrager XC and Trail wheelsets debut at Sea Otter Classic

For 2017, Bontrager has added new Trail and XC wheelset options at an affordable price point. Line Pro 30 TLR Line Elite 30 TLR Line Comp 30 TLR Kovee Elite 23 TLR $1,200 $600 $300 $700 27.5” – 1539g 29” – 1608g 27.5” – 1708g 29” – 1794g 27.5” – 1978g 29” – 2080g 27.5” ...


Michelin launches four new XC and all-mountain tires

Michelin launches four new XC and all-mountain tires

Words and photos by Zach White Michelin’s mountain bike program has been busy in the last few years creating and fine-tuning four new tire models that multiply to a total model count of sixteen new products when the various wheel sizes and widths are thrown into the count. While the Jet XCR, Force XC, Force ...


Guerrilla Gravity launches Trail Pistol

Guerrilla Gravity launches Trail Pistol

The 29/27plus platform has another option, this time in the form of a aluminum frame made in Colorado. Guerrilla Gravity looks to take a slice of the shorter-travel market with this 120 mm travel frame, the Trail Pistol. Eagle-eyed readers will notice the change to a Horst link/chainstay pivot. Why? Guerilla Gravity says: “Marketing, mostly. ...


Redesigned Reverb dropper post, now with 150 and 170 options

Redesigned Reverb dropper post, now with 150 and 170 options

It’s that time of year, SRAM is dropping the new product news on the regular. The latest out of Chicago is a Reverb with all new internals and more travel options. The changes aim to improve reliability, and offer longer travel options for modern trail bikes. Bushing overlap is increased, which should increase longevity. SKF, ...


Marzocchi Launches Bomber Z1 Coil Fork and Coil Conversion Kit

Marzocchi Launches Bomber Z1 Coil Fork and Coil Conversion Kit

As terrain and riding styles have gotten rowdier and rowdier, and bikes have gotten more and more capable, the need for bomber suspension that feels buttery and bottomless has never been greater. The industry has fondly embraced recent trends towards coil-sprung rear shocks yet none of the major players have stepped forth with a complete ...


First Impression: Whisky Parts Co. No. 9 Boost LT Fork

First Impression: Whisky Parts Co. No. 9 Boost LT Fork

Whisky has just released a new fork that should make the minimalist mountain biker and weight-conscious bikepacker quite happy. Sticking with their number system, Whisky has assigned this model as the No. 9 Boost LT. Coming in at 660g, it is quite lite for a mountain bike fork.  I mounted this sleek beast on my ...


Chris King and Shimano Micro Spline

Chris King and Shimano Micro Spline

As of today, Chris King will be ramping up their production of Shimano Micro Spline freehub options to make them available for purchase on January 31st. Chris King Micro Spline driveshell uses a new bearing and axle design making them their lightest ever ISO hubs! Micro Spline conversion kits will fit all ISO B Boost ...


Jones Introduces the New Titanium Plus SWB Spaceframe, Diamond Frame and Truss Forks

Jones Introduces the New Titanium Plus SWB Spaceframe, Diamond Frame and Truss Forks

Jones has made titanium versions of his Plus SWB Spaceframe and Diamond Frame as well as titanium Truss forks. Geometry on both frames will remain the same as their steel counterparts so if you have been waiting for that Spaceframe that will carry you through a post-apocalyptic landscape, fear not dear two-wheeled warriors your time ...


Pivot Cycles Trail 429 Enduro Build

Pivot Cycles Trail 429 Enduro Build

Today, Pivot Cycles introduces the new limited edition Trail 429 Enduro build – a spec that replicates the custom builds of hard-charging customers and Pivot employees, unleashing the bike’s limitless potential. Build highlights include a 140mm travel, 44mm offset Fox Factory 36 with GRIP2 damper in Team Orange, a new Factory DPX2 Shock with a custom Pivot ...


Ibis releases Mojo HD5 featuring Traction Tune

Ibis releases Mojo HD5 featuring Traction Tune

It has been a busy season for Ibis and they have just added a new member to the lineup with the Mojo HD5. The HD5 builds on what the HD4 started, a 27.5 enduro bike made for tackling the toughest of tracks. Along with the HD5 comes Traction Tune Suspension. Ibis’ full-suspension models use the ...


Introducing the Ibis Ripmo AF

Introducing the Ibis Ripmo AF

Ibis has just added an aluminum option to their line up by way of the Ripmo AF and it is available as of today. Mimicking the lines and attitude of its carbon sibling, the AF looks to get riders on a big mountain killer at a much lower price. Starting as a complete for $2,999 ...


The New Pivot LES SL

The New Pivot LES SL

Today, Pivot Cycles introduces the new LES SL – a bike engineered to the Nth degree to deliver the kind of handling, extreme power transfer, and weight that transforms every last watt of output into a race-winning performance. Already proven by the Stan’s-Pivot Pro team with a Short Track National Championship, Leadville 100 win, and ...


The New Santa Cruz Tallboy

The New Santa Cruz Tallboy

The latest and perhaps the most anticipated (at least on this side of the country) update to Santa Cruz’s line up is the Tallboy. The Tallboy entered the scene back in 2009 as the flagship cross-country bike for Santa Cruz. What began as a short travel 29er, the Tallboy has evolved over the last decade ...


Race Face introduces its new Æffect R crankset and dropper post

Race Face introduces its new Æffect R crankset and dropper post

Race Face announces today its new Æffect R crankset, dropper post and lever. The crankset is designed to keep an enduro-strength crank in the weight-range of a typical XC crank (632 g for DM alloy without bottom bracket, or 696 g for DM steel without bottom bracket). It uses forged 7050 AL construction added stiffness ...


A Letter to Our Readers

A Letter to Our Readers

Dear sweet and kind and mischievous readers: Thank you! If you’ve received issue 211 in the mail or at your newsstand, you’ve seen that this is our 30th anniversary of Dirt Rag. We couldn’t have done it without you. Since the days of handing out ‘zines at local Pittsburgh mountain bike gatherings, you’ve been there, ...


The All New Pivot Vault

The All New Pivot Vault

Today, Pivot Cycles introduces the new Vault – a bike where massive tire clearance, pro-caliber power transfer, and ride-tuned frame compliance come together for the fastest thing to ever hit backcountry roads. Gravel, road, or cross, the all-new Vault checks all the boxes with clearance for 700x45c and 650bX47c tires, tight 420mm seatstays, compatibility with ...


The All-New Specialized Fuse

The All-New Specialized Fuse

Specialized has redesigned the Fuse for 2019. The hardtail is up to date with all-new aggressive lines. Think of the Fuse as a younger sibling to the Stumpjumper, equally capable of attacking the trail without rear suspension and arguably a more versatile machine. The Fuse will be offered in three models, The Expert (seen here) ...


The All-New GT Grade First Ride

The All-New GT Grade First Ride

Everything is turning up gravel these days, and GT Bicycles has revamped their Grade model which they introduced in 2015. From afar, the changes to the Grade may look subtle but move closer, and you will see some unique updates. The triple triangle has long been synonymous with GT bicycles, and the Grade integrates that ...


Shimano Releases New Deore XT and SLX 12-speed

Shimano Releases New Deore XT and SLX 12-speed

Photography by Paris Gore and Sterling Lorence The long-awaited updates to Shimano‘s Deore XT and SLX groups have finally arrived. Last year the top of the line XTR group took it to 12-speed with a lot of significant updates and upgrades to the componentry. As of today, XT and SLX enter the 12-speed arena with ...


First Impression: The New Santa Cruz Stigmata and Juliana Quincy

First Impression: The New Santa Cruz Stigmata and Juliana Quincy

Words and Bike Photos: Brett Rothmeyer Action Photos: Ian Collins Santa Cruz Bicycles has released the latest version of the Stigmata out into the wild. Along with the Stigmata, sister company Juliana has released the all-new Quincy to their line up. Building upon where the 2015 revamped Stigmata left off there are some great new ...


Trust Performance Message

Trust Performance Message

There is a lot going on over in the Trust Performance camp today. First of all, they have updated pricing on the Message fork, as of today it will be available to customers for $1975 USD. In addition to offering the Message to customers at this updated price, Trust Performance will provide its early adopters ...


Teravail Expands Mountain Line with Two Progressive New Trail Tires

Teravail Expands Mountain Line with Two Progressive New Trail Tires

Introducing the Honcho and Ehline from Teravail. Looking to Expand their mountain tread line for 2019, Teravail will be offering both tread patterns in the 29 and 27.5 sizes as well as two different widths at 2.4 and 2.6. The Honcho looks to be a solid all-around tire built to handle whatever terrain it encounters, ...


Santa Cruz Megatower

Santa Cruz Megatower

New to the Santa Cruz line-up is the Megatower. A bike built seemingly for an all-out assault on the most unruly terrain you’re willing to subject yourself to. Where the Hightower LT was once the king of the Santa Cruz big bad bike squad the Megatower looks to take it a step further with 29-inch ...


Marin Mount Vision

Marin Mount Vision

Marin has picked up where they left off with the Wolf Ridge, introducing the all-new Mount Vision. While the Wolf Ridge was intended to be a do all quiver killer of sorts, the Mount Vision is more focused on big mountain/enduro riding. Based around 150mm of travel and 27.5 wheels the Mount Vision is sure ...


2019 Salsa Cycles Mountain Bike Launch

2019 Salsa Cycles Mountain Bike Launch

Salsa has an all-new line up for 2019 featuring their Split Pivot design. We got a sneak peek of the bikes at Frost Bike last week and they look just as good in person as they do on the screen. With three all-new models, Salsa is covering the disciplines from cross-country rocket to big trail ...


Introducing Revel Bikes

Introducing Revel Bikes

Created by Adam Miller of Borealis and Why Cycles, Revel Bikes began when Miller began shopping for a dual suspension trail bike for himself. Miller teamed up with Canfield Balance, a relatively unknown suspension system and Revel was born. Together they assembled a team of industry veterans to iron out design and marketing, and today ...


Pearl Izumi: Here We Go

Pearl Izumi: Here We Go

Pearl Izumi has just launched their new line for 2019 under the tagline, “Here We Go”. Pearl Izumi explains that “Here we go celebrates the common feelings all riders share and the positive impact we can have on our communities through bicycles. “Here we go” is anchored by one simple, powerful word: Go. Sometimes it’s a ...


YT TUES29 and Angel Suarez

YT TUES29 and Angel Suarez

YT has just recently released the latest version of their downhill sled in the TUES29. To help usher the latest machine out into the world Angel Saurez pummels some good looking track into submission. Enjoy the video and see more about the new TUES29 below. For years YT is best known for their downhill bike ...


ENVE + i9 Hydra Hub

ENVE + i9 Hydra Hub

Who doesn’t love a cute couple on Valentine’s Day? Just like the new kid at school, the Hydra Hub from i9 has been getting a lot of attention since its release this past Tuesday. Today, ENVE announced a partnership with Industry Nine to create an American made hub pairing that will lower the MSRP of ENVE’s M Series mountain ...


Industry Nine Hydra and 101 Series Hubsets

Industry Nine Hydra and 101 Series Hubsets

    No, it’s not a pet hamster. New for 2019, Industry Nine introduces Hydra, a project over two and a half years in the making. Since the success of the company’s lightning-quick 3-degree engagement Torch Series hub introduced in 2013, i9 continues to advance forward in re-defining what is capable.   Hydra offers a ...


The Gnarwhal Cometh

The Gnarwhal Cometh

Our newest design is now available in our Threadless store for you to order in a variety of flavors and style. Get Gnar with the Gnarwhal and order yours now!


The New iSSi Thump Pedal

The New iSSi Thump Pedal

The latest pedal from iSSi is the new Thump, tough enough to tackle off-road terrain but with vinyl pins, they won’t tear your shins apart due to a pedal slip. Being offered in two sizes to accommodate a wide range of foot sizes, the Thump is also offered in a wide variety of colors to ...


Canyon Releases the New Neuron

Canyon Releases the New Neuron

Around the office we often discuss that the 130mm bike might be the perfect all-around set up. Enough suspension travel to get loose when the going gets rowdy but snappy enough to hang in the hammer rides. Canyon has officially updated the Neuron and looks like a stone cold killer. With clean good looking lines ...


The New Pivot LES Fat

The New Pivot LES Fat

Pivot has revamped their version of a fat bike. The new Pivot LES bumps up the tire size to a 27.5 X 3.8.  Along with the Manitou Masatdon fork Pivot looks to take the fat bike to the next level. From all-day adventures to bikepacking expeditions the new LES Fat seems fit to handle anything that you can ...


Race Face introduces the Next SL Wheelset

Race Face introduces the Next SL Wheelset

Race Face is excited to introduce their new down-country XC/Trail wheelset, the Next SL. Next SL wheels are ready to maximize your trail riding; light for XC, but wide and strong for aggressive days on the mountain. Designed to complement their award-winning Next SL Crankset, Next SL have been designed to take full advantage of the ...


The All New Habit Trail Bike From Cannondale

The All New Habit Trail Bike From Cannondale

The new Cannondale Habit is equipped with all the must-haves of today’s trail bike – slack and capable geometry, 130mm of suspension travel, and of course 29” wheels as well as the obligatory “flip-chip” to convert to 27.5+” wheels if so desired. Big grippy tires, properly wide bars, powerful brakes, and a dropper post can ...


Endura Updates the MT500 Line

Endura Updates the MT500 Line

Endura adds some updates to its award-winning MT500 line. Watch the video with Dan Atherton and check out the goods.   [wonderplugin_gallery id=”86″]


Cannondale Introduces The Topstone

Cannondale Introduces The Topstone

Built for smashing out big miles on the roughest of gravel roads, the Topstone’s confident rider position, nimble handling and grippy high-volume tires make it an ideal weekend tourer, an all-weather commuter, or simply a supremely comfortable all-around road bike. The light and smooth-riding SmartForm C2 Alloy frame offers plenty of clearance for 700c tires ...


New Shimano XTR M9100 – Options, options, options

New Shimano XTR M9100 – Options, options, options

Everyone knew a new XTR group was coming, but what Shimano released today is still unexpected. The new 12-speed 10-51 cassette wasn’t that hard to guess, but three cassette choices are unexpected. There are new hubs and brakes as well, but let’s tackle the drivetrain first. (Full disclosure: this is all info from Shimano’s press ...


Win a pair of Michelin® Wild AM tires

Win a pair of Michelin® Wild AM tires

Contest ended. Congrats to Winner: Bruce Burke of Eugene, OR We’re sorry The promotion you are trying to access has ended. Michelin has partnered with us to giveaway a pair of Wild AM tires. Enter to win below.     The Michelin® Wild AM is designed to handle trail or all-mountain riding in both wet and dry conditions. Built ...




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