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First Impression: Lauf Carbonara fat bike fork

First Impression: Lauf Carbonara fat bike fork

Let me tell you, few things make quite an impression as seeing one of these in person. The Carbonara fat bike fork is the second major product release from Lauf, after the Trail Racer mountain bike fork, first for 29ers and then for 27.5. Hailing from Iceland, Lauf is a small company dedicated to bringing ...


Review: Jamis Portal A1+

Review: Jamis Portal A1+

The 2019 Jamis Portal A1+ is a 130 mm trail bike whose versatility is limited only by the rider’s imagination. One part cross-country lover, two parts enduro thrillist, the Portal will take a rider wherever they wish to go without the slightest indication of a complaint. Built around the innovative 3VO suspension system designed by ...


Blast From The Past: Kona “A” bike review from 2003

Blast From The Past: Kona “A” bike review from 2003

Editor’s note: This bike review first appeared in Dirt Rag issue #102, published in August of 2003. By Philip Keyes Kona is one cool company. Case in point: these guys are offering the first-ever production, dual-suspension singlespeed. They had to know that they weren’t going to sell millions of these things, but they had the ...


Kona’s Independent Suspension – An Overview

Kona’s Independent Suspension – An Overview

Suspension designs are a complicated thing. As Kona says, it’s a game of millimeters. From its first full-suspension model in 1995 to its coming 2015 models, Kona has refined its single-pivot, linkage driven suspension designs for their ultimate application. There are three variations in the current lineup, and this cool video walks you through the ...


Review: Fox Factory Series 34 Step-Cast

Review: Fox Factory Series 34 Step-Cast

While the standard Fox 32 chassis received a major face-lift in creating the first generation 32 Step-Cast, the changes to 34 Step-Cast chassis were not quite as extreme after going under the knife. Aside from the distinct external steps in the lower casting, the most notable change to the (MY2019) 34 Step-Cast chassis is locking ...


Marzocchi Goes Purple for Rampage

Marzocchi Goes Purple for Rampage

It’s October and in the mountain bike world, which means Red Bull Rampage, the most iconic freeride event of the year. Marzocchi riders have been Rampage frontrunners ever since the godfather, Wade Simmons won the very first edition in 2001. Beginning on Monday, October 21st, in an ode to Marzocchi’s heritage, all team riders will ...


Review: Fox Factory Series 32 Step-Cast

Review: Fox Factory Series 32 Step-Cast

Admittedly, since I’ve been running a Fox 34 Step-Cast on my hardtail for some time now, I was not exactly eager to try the new 32 Step-Cast. The original 32 Step-Cast, while light as a feather, was an absolute noodle in the most unpleasant way. I was not the only one who felt that way ...


In Print: Dark Magic — The black arts of perfect pedaling performance

In Print: Dark Magic — The black arts of perfect pedaling performance

Editor’s Note: This feature first appeared in issue 205 of our print edition of Dirt Rag Magazine. Like what you see? Subscribe today so you don’t miss issue 213, the last issue of the year. Be sure to stop by your local bike shop to pick up a copy of issue 212, out now. by ...


In Print: Fast and Loose — PUSH Industries

In Print: Fast and Loose — PUSH Industries

Editor’s note: This story originally ran in issue 210 of Dirt Rag Magazine for our Fast and Loose segment. Like what you see? Subscribe today to catch issue 212 before it flies off the shelves. By Zach White Tucked away in an unassuming, moderately industrial cul-de-sac in Loveland, Colorado, sits the purpose-built, 7,300-square-foot headquarters of ...


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 ...


Cane Creek Helm Work Series 130 – First Impressions

Cane Creek Helm Work Series 130 – First Impressions

MSRP: $899 canecreek.com Cane Creek’s new Helm Work Series 130mm (WS130) fork is built around the success of the original longer legged Helm offering a robust chassis with 35mm stanchions but explicitly optimized for 130mm of travel. With a hollow 44mm offset crown, new bolt-on D-loc axle and revised internals, the WS130 was able to ...


Helm Work Series 130

Helm Work Series 130

We recently spent some time at Cane Creek Headquarters in North Carolina to see a bit of where the magic gets made. Little did we know, or maybe we were bad at picking up on cues and closed doors but the team at Cane Creek were hard at work on the latest version of their ...


Suspending Over Time: Niner’s CVA System

Suspending Over Time: Niner’s CVA System

From Our Advertisers Niner Bikes Niner Bikes designed their proprietary CVA suspension system in 2008 and it was granted a US Patent in May 2011. In 2012, the system was awarded a Eurobike Design and Innovation Award. Over the years since, it has continued to earn positive reviews from riders, testers, and athletes around the ...


Fox 36 Factory FIT GRIP2

Fox 36 Factory FIT GRIP2

Fox 36 Float Factory GRIP2 – $1,065 By Eric McKeegan This review is about this bright orange 2019 Fox 36 fork shown above. But in reality, this review is really about the new GRIP2 damper that replaces the RC2 damper in the all-mountain 36 and downhill 40 forks. This damper is an example of trickle-up ...


Win a Find Your Line Front or Rear Suspension Overhaul

Win a Find Your Line Front or Rear Suspension Overhaul

Enter to Front or rear suspension Overhaul up to $150 value from Find Your Line! A full teardown cleaning and inspection before replacement of all wear items and fluids.  Reassembly, vacuum bled and fully tested.  Tuning or upgrade options available. Shipping is an additional fee. You can earn 20+ entries below. a Rafflecopter giveaway


Win a New Fork From SR Suntour!

Win a New Fork From SR Suntour!

This contest has ended. Congratulations to the winner Frank Calabrese of Franklin, MA. SR Suntour has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a brand new SR Suntour Auron 35 or 34 RC2-PCS Fork. Enter to win below! The Auron is our top-notch trail fork with a wide range awesome possibilities and applications. Designed ...


Review: Fox Factory Series 36 Float 29 HSC/LSC

Review: Fox Factory Series 36 Float 29 HSC/LSC

Two thousand grams. 4.4 pounds. That’s it. That’s all this fork weighs. A fork that has smashed its way to multiple Enduro World Series victories, endless laps in bike parks, and countless sketchy descents. If nothing else, the fact that a 160 mm-travel 29er fork can weigh less than a Chihuahua and still be capable ...




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