Inside Dirt Rag Issue #171

On the cover

The one and only Missy Giove was caught in action at a secret location by Abram Eric Landies.

The Dirt

Take a small glimpse at what you missed during this year’s Dirt Rag Dirt Fest (you’ll have to attend next year to get the full experience.) We also have another installment of Beer Me and tubeless tire tips from our experts.

Miss Understood: The Missy Giove Interview, by Anna Schwinn

The mountain bike icon is the subject of our exclusive, eight-page interview beginning on page 40. It’s absolutely one you don’t want to miss. Click here to read some online extras.

Through The Red Doors Of Chris King Components, by Jay Goodrich

Chris King rarely allows access to his Portland, Oregon factory so we jumped at the chance when it was offered. Here’s an inside look at the revered brand’s day-to-day operations.

Forbidden Racing, by Bruce Hildenbrand

Like it or not, January 2014 is the scheduled date when USA Cycling will move forward with it’s rule forbidding many license holders form participating in non-sanctioned races. This in-depth story explains where it came from, who is affected and why racers and promoters are fighting back.

Access: Urban Problem Solving, by Frank Maguire

We don’t all live in the woods; this is how you make the best of what you have. And maybe it’s way better than expected.


  • Santa Cruz BronsonC
  • Surly Krampus
  • KHS Sixfifty 2500
  • Ritchey P-650b
  • GT Distortion 2.0
  • Carbon mountain bike wheels
  • Shoes for big mountain riding
  • Hydration packs
  • Tires that make you faster
  • And more….

Get a copy

Head on over to our online store to pick up a copy of Issue #171 for yourself!