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.



Video: Building the world’s most beautiful pump tracks

Former Swiss DH champ Claudio Caluori and his firm Velosolutions build the world’s most beautiful pump tracks—check them out and see what else this enthusiastic bike evangelist is up to.

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Video: Kelly McGarry’s POV footage from the Taxco Urban Downhill

Kelly McGarry fearlessly shreds the concrete and asphalt of the unique Taxco Urbano Downhill race in Mexico, proving he’s not only stylish, but fast to boot.

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Video: Brian Lopes gives us a ‘Cribs’-style tour of his Sprinter van

On his way to the Oregon Enduro Series, Intense Cycle’s rider Brian Lopes gave Western Bikeworks a tongue-in-cheek tour of his pimped-out Mercedes Sprinter Van, complete with garage, rooftop patio and home theater.

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Video: 2014 GoPro Mountain Games

GoPro along with technology partners Microsoft and Nokia use GoPro Mountain Games adventure sports festival as a showcase for camera’s versatility and growing ecosystem.

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Gear Review: Thule RoundTrip Pro bicycle travel bag

With an integrated workstand and a foldable architecture that allows it to pack down for storage, Thule’s new RoundTrip Pro may be the most convenient travel bike bag on the market.

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First Look: Orange Seal tire sealant system

Orange Seal’s great packaging helps make tubeless tire set-up clean and easy, but how does it perform? Find out in our First Look.

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Video: New Zealanders build world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trails

New Zealand mountain bikers rebuild old track into world’s first 27.5-inch-specific enduro trail.

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First segments of new flow trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest now open

Despite drought conditions that will halt construction for the summer, two segments of a new flow trail open at the site of the Mtbr Enduro Compare-O—Soquel Demonstration State Forest

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New Product: Shimano launches XTR Di2 electronic mountain bike group

Shimano announces XTR Di2 electronic shifting to complement new 11-speed group.

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Just Released: RockShox Pike DJ dirt jump fork

RockShox releases new dirt jump and slopestyle-specific Pike DJ fork with 100 or 140mm travel and big hit tuning.

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Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork

The new FOX 36 takes the fight to RockShox in the battle for all-mountain fork supremacy. See who comes out on top in this epic clash of titans.

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Video: Big Mountain Enduro series goes big in Colorado, Utah

The five stop Big Mountain Enduro Series in Colorado and Utah, may be the most Euro-style races of their kind in the US. Check the promo video and see if you agree.

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Video: Trek’s Emily Batty recaps season’s first two XC World Cups

Trek’s Emily Batty is as personable as she is fast—which is to say VERY. See what the young Canadian has to say about the 2014 XC World Cup as it heads to the Czech Republic.

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Video: GoPro how-to tips from Cannondale rider Aaron Chase

GoPro athlete Aaron Chase rides Whistler and shares some tips on camera setup and mounting, including what resolution and frame rate to use, as well as offering some cool mounting options.

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Flashback Friday Video: Sprung 3 kicks it old school

Set the wayback machine to 1999 when Shaun Palmer was king and Sprung 3 captured the NORBA scene like no other.

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Video: Taiwanese Animators lampoon Alec Baldwin for wrong way biking arrest

Alec Baldwin’s wrong-way bike arrest has inspired a hilarious Taiwanese animation of the event.

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Video: Danny Hart blazes Fort William downhill course

Giant’s Danny Hart’s attacks the Fort William, Scotland downhill track during practice for the British Downhill Series last weekend giving us a rider’s POV on the proceedings.

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Video: Rider takes overjumping to another level, tangles with tree

Sometimes ya gotta tap the brakes and suck up a little more lip, lest you end up like this guy—up a tree with no wings.

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Video: Fox Riders Cam McCaul and Kirt Voreis throw down in new trail shredit

It’s Voreis vs. McCaul, Trek vs. Specialized, and 29er vs. 26er in an awesome new trail shredit from Fox Head apparel.

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Video: Exclusive look at Mark Weir’s crushed pelvis rehab routine

Exclusive video of Mark Weir’s amazing recovery regime that’s helping him bounce back from a crushed pelvis.

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Video: Tobi Leonhardt’s slays Lake Garda on 29er/27.5 mashup bike

Tobi Leonhardt pivots, drops and bounces his way down one of the chunkiest goat trails you’ve ever seen near Italy’s Lake Garda. What’s more, he does it on a 29er/27.5 mashup bike.

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Video: Red Bull’s Ride + Style promo edit

When it comes to riders with skills, we really don’t care what they’re riding. Mountain, BMX, road, or in the case of Josh Boothby, a fixie. Get a taste for what will go down in Red Bull’s Ride + Style event in San Francisco Saturday.

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IMBA/Bell Built Central Region Finalist videos

See the Central Region finalist videos from the Bell Built trail grant program, pick one, and make it rain on their project.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 4: Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail – Nashville, Ind.

The Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail in Nashville, Ind. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 3: Cottage Grove Bike Park – Cottage Grove, Minn.

The Cottage Grove Bike Park in Cottage Grove, Minn. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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