Dirt (UK Publication) Magazine

4.86/5 (22 Reviews)
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Dirt (UK Publication)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by XCkiller a Weekend Warrior from n. royalton ohio

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    Hilarious! this magazine makes me want to read, articles will make you laugh!

Weaknesses:    based out of the uk, but the only reason this is a weakness is becasue i live in the USA and its hard to find, and subscription process is a lil difficult. its also a bit pricey

Bottom Line:   
Great magazine, huge good quality photos (and lots of 'em) many different articles on all types of riding, different bikes/manufacturers, funny stories, interviews, and coverage on most major events. this is not a pathedic little booklet on mountain biking it is a huge magazine that has plenty to offer for everyone. subscribe and you won't regret it

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Favorite Trail:   west branch

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $7.00

Similar Products Used:   dirt rag, mba neither of which are as good as DIRT

Bike Setup:   ibex iggy supa

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike jones from UK

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2003

Strengths:    Great photos, good read and a free t-shirt when you subscribe.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I been getting this mag for 3 years now, even continued my sub when i moved to Japan.
Great for downhill action, and has a sense of humor too.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Subscription

Similar Products Used:   MBUK, a mag for 14 year old kids.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BaggyLycra from Here, Somewhere

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002

Strengths:    Pictures, attitude, format, content.

Weaknesses:    Bike tests are just interviews.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this magazine. I subscribed one year ago and I'm going to renew my subscription.
Reading that magazine is the closest thing to riding!
Pictures are awesome. Not politically correct...
and no boring XC race in it :-)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Several


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hillshredder a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

Strengths:    Brilliant articles, Amazing photography and layout, makes you wanna ride, the people who write it are actualy involved in the scene..

Weaknesses:    Only out every 2 months

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant magazine... makes you want to ride. photography is stunning, like the guy below, i showed the guys at a local photography shop a mag, to see how a certain effect was done; they now have a shop sub, and leave them out on the counter for customers to read!! Good way to promote the sport!

Yea, all those people having trouble getting it, just get a sub, you get a t-shirt, and have it dropped onto the mat for a year! nice! It's comparatively cheap as well..

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Favorite Trail:   morzine

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   sub

Similar Products Used:   MBUK-sh!t
American and Auzzie ones as well, they tend to take themselves a bit too seriously!


Bike Setup:   ...And you care why?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    Superior to every other bike mag I've seen

Bottom Line:   
This publication has more useful information in any two given pages than the American bike mags have between the covers. It is NOT expensive - it's priced about twice what other mags are, but it's bimonthly, so over the year, the cost is about the same. When you factor in the totally superior product tests, interesting rider interviews and the great quality of photos/graphics, this publication comes out a bargain. The only bike mag I read from cover to cover.

Hey, DIRT, keep the BMX stuff in your magazine. Don't be swayed by the critics - leave the two-wheeled snobbery to the roadies.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Every bike mag in the Western world

Bike Setup:   XC, road, DH, BMX....you name it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryn Morgan a Racer from Arnside

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Strengths:    its full of good stuff not panto cr*p like MBUK! also it has no trials sh*t or XC just good BSX and DH! quality reviewes and hot pics of quality riders! and not just of the to pro's like cheesy bull sh*t peat (hes good but hell he's anoying!) anyway, quality mag,........better than MBUK by miles......thats all i have to say.

Weaknesses:    doesn't have me in it. Only out once every 2 months

Bottom Line:   
Dirt Rules MBUK Sucks!

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Favorite Trail:   The knott!!!

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Bulloughs

Similar Products Used:   sh*tty MBUK (cr*p!)

Bike Setup:   Either Azonic DS1 or Rocket FAB stage 1 (depends which gets wealded an sprayed first, coz i cracked them both). Duels, XT all round, Blackspire DS1, hope big uns and C2 disk set f+r. Azonic piramid bars, Mavic 321 f+r, tyres depend, pink scott grips (Nice!!!).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by i have only had one name a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2001

Strengths:    God like, sums up riding for me.
written by riders for riders. doesn't lick anyones ass (BCF, Sponsors, certain riders,) like MBUK does.
Good reviews, actualy test the bike's for what they are intended for, ('no MBUK, the Intense doesn't go up hills very well does it, surprising that').
Superb photos, the guys at the local photography shop where my mate works are now subscribers (they don't ride)!!!
Quality articles on stuff i actualy give a s**t about (not some s**t about Barbie!).

Doesn't just concentrate on the big riders, has loads of up and coming young 'uns, the ladees and the older guys. I prefer reading about the guys that i chatted to at the last race than the international superstar who hasn't got enough time to race the smaller races!



Weaknesses:    only out every 2 months.

Bottom Line:   
Ruling, it makes me want to ride big time.

All the forgeners who cant get it; why dont you get a subscription, i think its cheaper as well.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Most/All

Bike Setup:   do you really care???

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dominic from Montreal Quebec Canada

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2001

Strengths:    -Not american!!!!!!!
-sweet kit I'd never heard of
-lots of stuff: pics, words, good UK companies
-has lots of dirt in the pictures rather than palm trees or some other stupid thing you find in American mags
-dual bikes!
...etc


Weaknesses:    $11CND = Fuc|<1n expensive in Montreal

could somebody email me up if they know of a cheaper way to get it round here?


Bottom Line:   
Why bother get anything else? If you don't have the cash don't buy a magazune at all. It doesn't have urban stuff but nobody else does either. I think i'll ring up the guys there and tell so.

it gets full marks cuz nothing is better

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Favorite Trail:   urban & any place weird

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   multimags

Similar Products Used:   mountain bike

Bike Setup:   nil (no I'm not a poser it's just it got stolen)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil a Downhiller from Oswestry, UK

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Strengths:    Good layout, photos, reviews. Writen by riders.

Weaknesses:    None really, could have more pages, maybe?

Bottom Line:   
This mag rules. Its cheaper than MBUK with the bonus of not having all the XC stuff that doesn't interest some people. If you want a good quality mag about BSX and DH then get this, because nothing else comes close to the quality.

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Favorite Trail:   Nantmawr Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   Newsagents

Similar Products Used:   MBUK

Bike Setup:   2000 Saracen X-ile Slalom bike, Planet-X bits

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jens uwe buchholz a Downhiller from gera, germany

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Strengths:    race pictures, easy words from real riders

Bottom Line:   
Read this mag, when you like it, learn German and read Mountainbike Rider.

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Favorite Trail:   5 cable car 80 km FR loop leogang/austria

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Mountainbike Rider from germany!

Bike Setup:   Kangaroo DH, Ghost FR hardtail, Kona Dual...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DP a Downhiller from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2001

Strengths:    Best downhill and BSX mag out, nothing else comes close to it.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This mag rules, its just about riders getting back to there roots and thrashing the trails and having a good time. None of this corporate hype/crap. Excellent reviews that really give the riders perspective. By far the best and the funniest DH and BSX mag around.

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Favorite Trail:   Stump

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Mega Mags

Similar Products Used:   Why bother with the rest when there the best.

Bike Setup:   Tomac 204 Magnum
Profile Cranks, Hope Big'Un, Enduro 4pot, nokian, chris king, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony L a Racer from Halifax, NS, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2001

Strengths:    none of that XC Stuff even tho I got nothing against XC
just stright DH and biker cross stuff


Weaknesses:    Pretty Damn Expensive
wish they had some urban assults pics and articles


Bottom Line:   
This magazine is really good I like it alot compare it to all the others. but then again this is my opinion

it takes you away the XC stuff

Right now all I can say if you like Xtreme mountain biking this magazine is for you

but Iam giving it a 4 over all cause its expensive where U live

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Favorite Trail:   UrBaN Assult/ wrandees /st francis dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   MBA
BMX Plus
ride BMX
Bike
mountain bike


Bike Setup:   99 Trek 6500
00 Marzocchi Z3 flylight 100
Hayes HMX 1 front, tec tro v brake rear
Ryno lites
LX rear STX RC in the front
Sugino 500 Crankset
Red The Fender
Wellgo BMX pedals
soon to be a Maxxis Mofo and or Tiogo 2.10 DH
Ameba riser bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matrix a Weekend Warrior from Knoxville, TN

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2001

Strengths:    Color photos everywhere

Bottom Line:   
Girl pics are nice...No guys in LYCRA---no xc stuff here---Awesome interviews & feels like you were really at places they were....Excellent magazine !!!Hard to get in U.S....
It's great

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali...&..Dual courses

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   got from a friend

Similar Products Used:   Mtn bike Action...BIKE

Bike Setup:   Bump apBlaster//Marzocchi Z.1QR20 5"//321/Rhino-lite on front..38T Truvativ dh ring//A-C upper guide...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TIM PARKER a Downhiller from VANCOUVER

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    THE ONLY REAL JUMPING, DOWNHILL, DUAL SLOLAM MAGAZINE

Weaknesses:    WISH IT WAS BASED IN AMERICA

Bottom Line:   
GO TO 4130.COM AND GET THIS MAG. I DON'T LIKE TO WEAR SPANDEX AND RIDE FRAGILE LIGHTWEIGHT BIKES UP HILLS, THIS IS WHAT ALL THE US MAGAZINES CATER TOO. I LIKE TO BUST BIG AND KICK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THI MAG IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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Favorite Trail:   WENDY'S JUMPS

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   PEDERSON'S

Similar Products Used:   BMX MAGAZINES, MTB ACTION

Bike Setup:   MT. CYCLE SAN ANDREAS DHS (6") MARZOCCHI Z1 QR20, 24" ARROW PRIMEBITE 2.75'S ON SUN DOUBLEWIDES (FRONT AND REAR). PROSTOP FHS DISC BRAKES, PROFILE RACING CRO MO CRANKS, MRP, AZONIC HAMMER STEM, PRO-TAPER BARS, AZONIC LOVE SEAT. ALSO ....HARO BMX 24" CRUISER SET UP FOR DS AND JUMPING WITH THE SAME COMPONENTS LISTED ABOVE.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller from North Van, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2001

Strengths:    This is the best mag I've seen out there. I found it 'cause I was lot in Houston Texas???? and I got into this magazine shop and paid for it. It has great product reviews, interviews, lots of DH and DS pictures. Not sure why there's no such a mag like that in Canada or US.

Weaknesses:    Price, it comes out once every two months.

Bottom Line:   
if you are a downhiller try to get this mag, it doesn't talk about all that XC crap and there's no pictures of guys wearing lycras.

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Favorite Trail:   Upper oil can

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Houston????

Similar Products Used:   Bike, Mountain bike action

Bike Setup:   Norco, VPS

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