About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born 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 that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, 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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BicycleBlueBook.com takes guess work out of buying and selling used bikes


Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, BicycleBlueBook.com 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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Interbike: Chris Chance to revive Fat City Cycles


Interbike: MTBR catches up with legendary bike builder Chris Chance and finds out he’s got big plans for bringing his iconic Fat City Cycles back to life.

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Interbike: Mr. T, Taylor Phinney sighted at Giro booth


Interbike: Mr. T and Taylor Phinney team up for promo at Giro booth.

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Interbike: New 2015 Osprey Syncro 3 hydration pack


Interbike: Osprey introduces racy, minimalist Syncro 3 hydration pack.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike


Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

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Interbike: KitBrix modular gear organizers


Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

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Interbike: Borealis Fat Bikes launches Turnagain fat component brand


Interbike: Fat brand Borealis launches new Turnagain component brand, offers rims, hubs and tubeless conversions.

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Eurobike: 2015 Cannondale Trigger Carbon Team


Cannondale’s 2015 ‘Overmountain’ Trigger Carbon Team pimped with Lefty SuperMax/DYAD suspension and premium parts mix.

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Eurobike: 6 awesome bike things for kids


Eurobike: Show proves that when it comes to childrens’ bike gear, there’s really no question about it–these kids got it good.

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Eurobike: Fly6 combines LED taillight with HD video camera


Fly6’s combo rear-facing HD camera/blinky light says “take notice” while recording the details.

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Eurobike: Hot or not? We make the call on 7 ‘interesting’ products


Hot or not? We make the call on 7 ‘interesting’ products from Eurobike.

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Eurobike: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 799 MSL


Rocky Mountain’s Thunderbolt 799 MSL an electrifying XC rig with a shocking price tag.

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Video: Shaun Palmer comes home as new Intense team manager, brand ambassador


New video chronicles Shaun Palmer’s return to Intense Cycles as talent scout and brand ambassador.

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Eurobike: Bell Full Flex and Reflex multi-impact skate-style helmets


Bell’s new Reflex and Full Flex skate-style lids flex and rebound for true multi-impact protection, comfort.

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Eurobike: 2015 FOX 36 TALAS suspension fork


FOX’s 36 TALAS fork makes an appearance in suspension-makers’ busy booth.

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Eurobike: Shimano adds mounts, accessories to Sport Camera line


Shimano adds mounts and accessories to growing POV Sport Camera line.

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Eurobike: PRO Tharis XC handlebar, stem and seatpost accomodate Shimano Di2


PRO’s new Tharsis XC cockpit cleverly made to integrate Shimano Di2 wiring.

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Eurobike: 2015 GT Sensor X Pro


GT came ready to play in 2015 with its new, smartly spec’d, high-value Sensor X Pro.

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Eurobike: 11 awesome pro race-ridden booth bikes


We take a look at the race-used bikes of Danny Hart, Nino Schurter, Peter Sagan and others on display at the trade show in Germany.

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Eurobike: Topeak’s Transformer X a combo pump and bike stand


Topeak’s Eurobike Award-winning Transformer X pump holds your bike while you inflate the tires.

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Eurobike: 2015 Yeti SB6c carbon enduro bike


Yeti unleashes low, lean and long SB6c carbon enduro bike.

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Eurobike: Vaude’s Manaki men’s shorts like a puffy jacket for your nether regions


Vaude’s Manaki Eurobike Award-winning puffy shorts keep you from freezing your ‘nads off.

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Eurobike: Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike


Ibis doesn’t debut 2015 long-travel enduro bike.

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Eurobike: 2015 Easton Havoc and Haven Carbon 27.5-inch tubeless wheelsets


Easton debuts 27.5-inch Havoc tubeless all-mountain and Haven Carbon trail wheelsets that don’t require rim strips.

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Eurobike: 2015 ENVE Mountain Fork


ENVE’s new adjustable rigid carbon Mountain Fork a Eurobike show-stopper.

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Eurobike: GoPro Fetch dog harness camera mount


GoPro’s Fetch dog camera mount gives you a dog’s-eye-view of your ride.

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