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.




Grizzly bear kills mountain biker in Montana

Mountain biker killed by a grizzly while riding near Halfmoon Lake of Glacier National Park.

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2017 Trek Remedy first ride

Previously available in 27.5 and 29er, the new Remedy is now just a 27.5 bike now to simplify the line and focus on the fun side of the bike.

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2017 Trek Fuel EX first ride

The Fuel EX is Trek’s #1 selling bike so its design has stayed the course for many years. But for 2017, Trek takes some risks and pushes the bike into longer, slacker and more aggressive horizons.

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Drone films Sedona White Line ride by Aaron Chase

Earlier this summer, Aaron Chase went out to Sedona, AZ to ride the new Pivot Switchblade 135 mm travel bike. Taking photos and shooting video, he decided to take on the infamous White Line Trail.

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Orbea Occam 27.5 and 29er first ride

Known for lust-worthy road bikes, Orbea broke the mtb ice last year with the rowdy, enduro-ready Rallon. With everything they learned about mtb geometry, they merged that with their carbon expertise to create the trail ready Occam.

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GT Pantera 27.5 Plus hardtail first ride

We’re often asked by beginnners or intermediate riders what bike to get and it’s often a balance between budget and interest level. These new Plus hardtails by GT offer a very attractive option now with their attractive price and versatility.

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Video: $179 Huffy FS bike on a DH Trail

Huffy now offers a full suspension Plus bike for $179 sold at Walmart stores. Watch DH Pro rider Phil Kmetz take it down a double black diamond downhill trail.

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Ellsworth Rogue Sixty first ride review

We came to see the new Ellsworth Rogue Sixty with skepticism but we were thoroughly impressed by what we saw and rode.

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Tepui Expedition Series bag review

Tepui is known for their rugged rooftop tents. And part of their offering is a big, rectangular bag that is very handy for mountain bikers.

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Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS helmet first look

The Troy Lee A1 is widely know for being one of the most comfortable full coverage helmets around. Now MIPS is introduced, as well as a spectrum of attractive new designs.

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SRAM EX1 e-bike component group first look

Almost all e-bikes currently use the same drivetrains as normal bikes and they seem to work well enough. But spend some time with them and one will realize that it can be made to work better. Find out what we think of SRAM’s latest effort.

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Race Face Chester flat pedal review

Folks charge an arm and a leg for exotic pedals so it was refreshing for us to try a $55 nylon pedal and discover an absolute gem.

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Leatt DBX 6.0 full face helmet first look

Experts in neck braces and protection in the biking and moto industries, Leatt sought out to improve the way full face bike helmets protect against soft blows. Check out their technology.

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6D ATB-1T helmet first look

Bike helmets have historically been designed to prevent the skull from cracking. But what about concussions and brain damage on those lower impact blows? 6D is here with a new trail helmet that uses their moto experience to help mountain bikers.

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FOX Transfer dropper post first look

The FOX Transfer has all the right moves for a second generation product from a suspension engineering company. But they surprised us with a knockout punch of $264 price.

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PNW Components Rainier dropper post review

Quality, affordable dropper posts have remained elusive despite the rise in popularity of the category. PNW Components hopes to answer that call with the $270 Rainier.

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Video: Wounded Veterans Ride 100k on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is considered by many as the opening day of summer and the start of many mountain bike trips and adventures. But let us not forget the true meaning of this weekend.

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR hydration pack review

Carrying water, tools, and supplies is a must on long rides. But not all riders are thrilled with the idea of having a bag on their back that shifts around and affects ventilation. CamelBak aimed to address these issues with its new Skyline 10 LR hydration pack.

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FOX Transfer dropper post sneak peak

Following the outgoing FOX DOSS dropper post that was a bit rough around the edges but extremely reliable, FOX is getting ready to introduce the their new dropper called the Transfer.

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Pivot Switchblade first look

Pivot launches versatile and capable trail bike with a huge sweet spot. It has the shortest chainstays in the category yet allows the biggest tires — and a front derailleur. But your wheels will need 157mm hubs.

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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review

The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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Steve Smith video tribute

Steve Smith was taken frum us too soon at the tender age of 26. Here is a glimpse into the man behind that infectious smile and the blistering speed and style.

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2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si 100mm XC race bike

Cannondale knows XC race bikes as they’ve produced some of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes in existence. But in this iteration, they put on the party hat to allow the bike to thrive in the most technical courses the World Cup XC circuit can dish out.

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Suit to shred – mountain biking in Northern Arkansas

In the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas are 200 miles of mountain biking trails, ready for visitors to come and shred.

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