Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups




About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born editorial director Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and pedaling for Mtbr, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

Gear Review: Mountainwasher Portable Bike Power Washer

Mountainwasher’s Portable Bike Power Washer is a great for the trailhead, cyclocross pit or as a camp shower if you use it enough. Dive in to see if it’s worth your while.

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2014 Mtbr Holiday Gift Guide for the coffee loving cyclist

If you’ve got a coffee-loving cyclist on your list, these cycling-themed java accessories might be just what you’re looking for.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the reading cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly one on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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Moab BLM bans electric bikes on non-motorized trails

Rules clarification on Moab BLM web page classifies e-bikes as motorized, effectively banning them from mountain bike-specific trails.

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Video: A Kingdom Odyssey

Video: T-Bar Films takes us for a ride through the majestic Kingdom Trails in their latest edit, “A Kingdom Odyssey.”

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Video: My Girlfriend is a Mountain Biker

Video: The tables get turned in IFHT’s hilarious parody “My Girlfriend is a Mountain Biker” as Shreddy Betty picks biking over her beau.

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Video: Danny MacAskill goes electric in new edit

Video: Electrifying is a word often used to describe the performances of bike stunt ace Danny MacAskill, and now it’s literally true.

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First Ride: GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition

Quick edit: Our new GoPro HERO4 Silver showed up Thursday and we cranked out a first edit and some sample pics within hours.

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Quick Take: Vee Tire Crown all-mountain/enduro tires

Quick Take: Vee Tires’ new Mike King-designed Crown series enduro/all-mountain models take company up a notch.

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Video: Little guys get rowdy in cool stop-motion MTB edit

Video: Karim Rejeb’s extreme mountain bike and BMX stop-motion video bookends an incredible week in imagery that included Red Bull Rampage highlights and a new edit from trial ace Danny Macaskill.

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Abus’ versatile line of locks, cables and chains help secure your bike, peace-of-mind

We put a half-dozen ABUS locks to the test over the last several months–all passed with flying colors. See which one is right for you.

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Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, brings automotive-style valuation structure to two wheels.

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Zwift combines social video gaming with indoor cycling in new training platform

An online subscription gaming and training platform announced yesterday promises to help break the monotony of indoor cycling workouts and usher users into a world where video game technology, social networking and indoor cycling converge in a “massive multi-player online game” called Zwift.

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First Look: Industry Nine PillarCarbon Wheels

Industry 9 and Reynolds team up on US-made carbon wheelsets.

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Video: Kelly McGarry detonates bike in Red Bull Rampage practice crash

Video: Kelly McGarry OK after huge get-off during Red Bull Rampage practice on Thursday.

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First Look: Transition powers new-gen 2015 bikes with GiddyUp suspension platform

First Look : Transition Bikes’ all-aluminum fleet of ‘up and down mountain’ bikes ditch trendy labels for practical four-bar link bikes that just work.

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Video: Chaotic bike commuting in Argentina

Think your bike commute is hectic? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Using a little post production flair, Black Sheep Films upped the ante on this intersection in Argentina, dramatizing the interaction between cars, trucks, motorcycles, bikes and pedestrians. Though “Rush Hour” is intended as an exaggeration, the result is not all that far from the […]

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Interbike: Hiplok DC wearable bike lock and cable combo

Interbike: Hiplok DC clip-on U-lock and cable a comfortable solution to ULS–Unweildy Lock Syndrome.

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Interbike: 2015 9point8 Fall Line dropper seatpost

Interbike: 9point8’s value-minded Fall Line dropper post promises great performance, has cool remote options, and checks in at reasonable price.

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Interbike: 9 super cool displays from Interbike

Interbike: Ho-hum just won’t do for these 9 Interbike exhibitors with super cool trade show displays.

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Interbike: Chrome’s reversible Warm vest and jacket

Interbike: Chrome’s new Warm reversible vests and jackets flip-flop for safety and stylishness.

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Interbike: 2015 MRP Wave narrow/wide-style chainrings

Interbike: MRP jumps into the narrow-wide single chainring fray with their unique Wave ring that features offset left-center-right alternating tooth configuration.

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Interbike: KS adds paddle-style seatpost remote for 1x bikes

Interbike: KS introduces new under-bar remote option for controlling their cable-actuated adjustable seatposts.

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Interbike: Yesterday and today’s pro legends sighted at tradeshow

Interbike: Pro riders roam the halls, add dimensionto the business of Interbike.

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Interbike: Josh Bryceland’s infamous Santa Cruz V-10

Interbike: Santa Cruz shows off Josh Bryceland’s now infamous V-10 bike from heartbreaking world championship run.

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