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: 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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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: 10 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: 9 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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