Dirt Rag Issue #163


Another step on our continuing journey. Each Dirt Rag back issue was lovingly crafted from the finest ingredients, and like fine wine, gets better with age.

DirtRag 163 cover


In this issue

2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, By Marie Autrey

There’s more to NAHBS than just eye-candy. The show is also about pushing the limits of design and fabrication. This year we chose to highlight the bikes that we most wanted to ride.

Access Action – Back to the Wild, By Frank Maguire

Mother Nature has a way of healing old wounds and reclaiming what is rightfully hers. Mountain bikers are helping to expedite the process by turning derelict properties into new places to ride.

Tribal Connections, By Greg Heil

Attending a mountain bike festival is a great way to experience new trails and make new friends. There are more events than we could ever hope to cover, so here are 10 festivals that run the gamut from family-friendly to raucous and R-rated.

Clip Less, By Landon Monholland

Platform pedals are not just for beginners, park riding, and the gravity crowd. Landon shares his story of transitioning from clipless to platforms and how it reshaped his life as rider.


  • Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 26/29 Face-Off
  • Niner Jet 9 RDO
  • Rocky Mountain Element 950
  • Racks and camping gear for summer adventures

Additional Information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x .25 x 11 in


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