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.




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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Crash video: This guy is totally forked

This short clip reminds us why tightening bolts and checking your components should be a regular part of your mountain bike routine. Ouch!

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Video: Ibis’ high flying enduro team a workingman’s dream

The newly formed Team Ibis-Retro Cellars mountain bike squad just released a pulse-pounding new team video, featuring their four pro class enduro shredders. Definitely worth a look.

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Video: Sun Valley EnduroCup/Ride Sun Valley Festival Highlights

This post-Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival video shows why the Idaho destination deserves consideration for your must-do list, with events ranging from the Scott Enduro Cup to flaming log pulls and a beer relay.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool camping extras for ultimate fun and comfort

Five cool camp site extras put the ‘ultimate’ in Ultimate Base Camp–including a camp toilet, chairs and more.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Barbara mountain bike destination guide

If you like your riding fast, loud and fun, the rough-and-tumble trails of Santa Barbara are the stuff all-mountain dreams are made of. Check it out here, then tell us about your favorite SB trails!

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Ultimate Base Camp: Eight things to bring culinary cool to your camp kitchen

From bear-proof coolers to astronaut ice cream, we give you a run-down of the coolest camp kitchen stuff on the planet.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Kernville, Calif. mountain bike destination guide

Dropping 5,000 feet in its last eight miles, the Cannell Plunge highlights our Ultimate Base Camp stop in Kernville, Calif. Trust us when we tell you you’re gonna want to put this on your bucket list. Check it here.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike camp kit

Treeline Outdoors’ 2-in-1 Slumberjack sleeping bag heads our list of five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike base camp. See what else we found here.

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Ultimate Base Camp: SylvanSport GO camp trailer review

There are lots of ways to combine mountain biking and camping, but only in the SylvanSport GO can you stay in the coolest camper ever.

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Introducing Mtbr’s Ultimate Mountain Bike Base Camp

Mtbr takes you on the road with the coolest gear for building the ultimate beachhead for your mountain bike adventures.

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Video: Transition’s Lars Sternberg shreds on new FOX 36

Transition Bikes’ Lars Sternberg brapps his way through the Pacific Northwest in this sweet launch edit for the new FOX FLOAT 36 fork.

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Video: Sun Valley Super Enduro set to light up Idaho

Greg “Chopper” Randolph gives us the low-down on the Sun Valley Super Enduro and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival in Idaho this weekend.

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Gear Review: Scorpion Bike Stand

The moto-inspired Scorpion Bike Stand makes a great platform for maintenance and storage.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz launches more affordable carbon bikes, bars and grips

Santa Cruz launches lower-cost versions of carbon Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy. New colors, handlebars and grips also announced.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky

Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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Video: Flashback Friday with Tomac and Herbold on MTV Sports

We set the wayback machine to 1992 and dial up MTV Sports on the cable box for a segment with mountain bike legends John Tomac and Greg Herbold. Put on your best Bula hat and check it out!

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Video: Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter head-to-head GoPro footage from Austrian World Cup

Watch the back-and-forth must-see MTB battle unfold side-by-side in this GoPro footage courtesy of Red Bull.

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