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.




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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Eurobike: 2015 CamelBak KUDU enduro hydration pack

CamelBak’s KUDU enduro-specific packs that combine hydration, cargo carry and legit back protection—check ‘em out here.

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Eurobike: 2015 SCOTT Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 cross country bike

SCOTT’s ultra light, new Spark 7000 Ultimate Di2 takes electronic shifting and suspension control to new heights.

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Eurobike: Ten head-turning fatbikes (and one crank) from Eurobike

The results are in and fat is where it’s at—check out our fatbike roundup from the show.

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Eurobike: 2015 Marin Rift Zone 8 carbon trail bike

Marin’s revamped Rift Zone trail bike highlights brand’s resurgence.

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Eurobike: 2015 American Classic Carbonator wheels

American Classic carbonates their wide wheel concept with new Carbonator wheelsets.

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Eurobike 2014: Nine strange things from Demo Day

Eurobike wouldn’t be Eurobike without some postcards from the edge. Here we check out the strange and the different from the show’s Demo Day.

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Eurobike: 2015 Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team

Giant’s 2015 Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team comes fully equipped for tackling the burliest enduro terrain.

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Eurobike: 2015 KS LEV Ci adjustable seatpost

KindShock is back with a new, lightweight carbon cross-country dropper post called the KS LEV Ci.

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First Look: New 2015 Yeti AS-Rc cross country bike

Yeti’s new AS-Rc marks the storied brand’s return to cross-country. The 120mm front/100mm rear-travel bike comes with 27.5-inch wheels in its smaller sizes and is a 29er on the large end of the spectrum. Check it here.

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Video: How the sun is thrashing your face and what to do about it

Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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First Look: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Carbon 650b

Specialized’s all-new Demo Carbon 650b features a radical asymmetric frame design, 27.5-inch wheels, and a new FSR suspension layout. Plus the low, lean racing machine just looks flat-out fast.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide

Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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Video: Claudio Calouri takes us down the Mont Sainte Anne DH track talking all the way

Even jetlagged, sleep-deprived and off his game, former world cup downhiller Claudio Calouri’s live-from-the-bike course previews are hysterical. The evidence? His run down Canada’s Mount Sainte Anne world cup track. Check it!

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FOX ‘murders-out’ limited edition all-black Stealth forks

FOX releases limited edition Stealth versions of Factory FLOAT 32, 34 and 40 model forks.

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Video: Danny MacAskill shreds the Playboy Mansion

Danny MacAskill is back with another edit…this time at the Playboy Mansion.

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Exclusive build photos of Santa Cruz Syndicate V10 27.5 team DH bikes

Our exclusive gallery of the new Santa Cruz V10 DH bikes getting built-up at the factory for Syndicate riders Greg Minnaar and Josh Brycleand. They will race the bikes at the Mont Saint Anne Canada stop of the UCI DH World Cup.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz unveils 27.5-inch V-10 downhill bike

Hot News: Santa Cruz Bicycles reveals new, 27.5-inch wheel version of their World Championship winning V-10 downhill bike in advance of this weekend’s Mont Sainte Anne World Cup.

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Video: Ed Oxley’s bizarre ‘Vain Vagrant’ an amazing piece of mountain bike film noir

Video: File under “not at all like the others”–Ed Oxley’s unique and entertaining ‘Vain Vagrant’ brings surreal film noir to mountain biking.

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On test: Praxis Works 1X Wide/Narrow and Cold Forged 2x chainrings

Praxis Works launches narrow-wide chainrings and new cold-forged 2X MTB ring sets. See what they look like before we mount and abuse them.

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Ritchey goes back to the future with WCS Carbon Bullmoose handlebar/stem combo

Ritchey Design brings back the classic Bullmoose one-piece handlebar/stem combo–this time in carbon.

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Video: Pat Foster crushes in sweet BC edit

Pat Foster can pretty much ride any terrain and make it look steezy. But in this new edit he once again reminds us there’s so much more to British Columbia than Whistler.

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San Diego trail builder elevates pump tracks to an art form

Deven Schneider builds beautiful pump tracks he hopes will get kids unhooked from their devices and into the real world.

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News: Yeti releases new SB5C trail bike with updated Switch Infinity suspension linkage

Yeti has released the SB5C, an all-new 27.5-inch trail bike featuring an updated suspension system built in conjunction with FOX and dubbed Switch Infinity.

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Video: Brian Lopes sends the gap with SoCal grom squad

Intense Cycles-sponsored mountain bike legend Brian Lopes gaps big air with some SoCal MTB groms, proving once again that it ain’t the miles on the odometer that matter, but what you got left in the tank.

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