About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.




First Look: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

A very attractive package from Motobecane and a whole lot of bike for the money.

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Video: Semenuk wins Crankworx Joyride for an unprecendented third time

Brandon Semenuk threw down on his first run and unleashed one of the most impressive runs in Redbull Joyride history.

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Video: 14-Year-Old Finn Iles wins Whip-Off World Championship

The Whip-Off Worlds hosted the largest crowd ever, as the veterans and the Nitro Circus wowed the crowd and the young, crowd favorite Finn Iles, was crowned the king.

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First Ride: Specialized 2FO Flat shoes

Specialized enters the all-mountain shoe market with a serious effort called the 2FO. To hedge their bets, they offer both a flat and clip-in version to address the varying needs of riders today.

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Photo Gallery: Mtbr readers show off awesome bike hauling vehicles

We asked our Facebook and forum readers to show off their bike-hauling vehicles and we were shocked by the range and creativity of the submissions. Come check out these options that get us and our bikes to our bike adventures.

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Crankworx Whistler offers the most epic Enduro World Series race to date

This one-day EWS race proved to be one of the most exhausting and exciting battles to date as fortunes were won and lost throughout the day.

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Video: Helicopter bike rack approved for commercial use

It’s a big world to explore out there and it just got smaller with the the newly approved helicopter bike racks. No longer do adventurers need to tie their bikes together and have them dropped on the ground.

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First Look: Cogburn CB4 hunting fat bike

Fat bikes are segmenting into many different markets and the Cogburn CB4 is here to cater to the hunting and fishing crowd. It’s a great alternative to ATVs and it brings the cycling lifestyle to a broader range of folks.

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First Look: 2015 Trek Slash Carbon 27.5

The Trek Slash line expands its versatile and capable All Mountain bruiser with carbon frames and innovative spec.

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First Look: Bontrager Rally and Lithos all mountain helmets

Bontrager releases their long-awaited All Mountain helmets with an excellent price point Rally model and an innovative Lithos lid.

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Video: Bontrager Flash Charger Tubeless Pump

The Bontrager Flash Charger floor pump fills up an auxiliary tank up to 160psi to deliver a shot of air to seat tubeless tires consistently.

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Review: Spank Oozy Trail Pedals

Spank follows up their Spike pedal with the Oozy Trail pedal that is lighter. Read on and find out if it works just as well as its big brother.

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Troy Lee Designs Releases the Aaron Gwin Edition of their Sprint Line

Troy Lee releases a Gwin special edition version of their Sprint line of gravity clothing. They continue to lead the way with great designs, features and reasonable prices.

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Video: Troy Brosnan – Fun Can’t Make You Faster

Fun is the essence of mountain biking. Follow Troy Brosnan as he ventures out in to the backcountry of British Columbia and rediscovers what it’s all about.

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Video: Nico Vink riding Chatel Bike Park and Whistler

What happens when you get a world class motocross rider on a downhill bike? Watch Nico Vink shred Chatel Bike Park in France and Whistler in Canada and find out.

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Video: Enduro World Series – Winter Park, CO

Round 5 of the Enduro World Series just finished as racers and spectators were treated to some of the finest racing action in US Soil this year.

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Video: ‘Unreal’ world record front flip meets canyon gap backflip

Last year, Kelly McGarry shocked us with his backflip above the treacherous canyon gap of the Red Bull Rampage. Now, Tom van Steenbergen stomps what may be the biggest front flip in mountain bike history.

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First Look: Salsa Bucksaw full suspension fat bike

The Salsa Bucksaw is a 100mm front suspension fat bike with Weagle Split Pivot suspension. Is it an anomaly or is it the start of a new category?

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 with Brendan Fairclough in Schladming

We rode the Scott Gambler 710 in Park City, Utah but Brendan Fairclough shows us here what the bike is really capable of.

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First Look: Specialized Enduro 650b S-Works 27.5 bike

For 2015 Specialized is making their flagship Enduro bike available in the 27.5 wheel size. And unlike their Stumpjumper 27.5 effort, this seems to be a more serious entry in this very competitive arena.

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First Look: Shimano CM-1000 POV sport camera

Shimano’s CM-1000 POV Camera is a significant announcement to cyclists. This POV market is exploding in popularity but sales are dominated by a single player, GoPro. This Shimano introduction is significant because of two things: quality and due diligence.

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Video: EWS #4 La Thuile, Italy Coverage and results

Tracy Mosely dominates the women’s race but the men’s race goes to a rising new star named Damien Oton from France.

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First Look: 2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01

The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. It sports the company’s SLR pedigree but it is firmly suited for cross racing.

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First Look: RockShox Monarchs now available for Trek and Specialized bikes

Rockshox makes the Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks available for select Trek and Specialized bikes and we get to try it first-hand on our local trails with the Trek Fuel EX 29.

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First Look: BMC Speedfox Trail Bike 130mm travel 29er

BMC fills the void between the 100mm Fourstroke and the 150mm TrailFox with this very capable Speedfox 130mm trail bike.

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