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.




New GoPro HERO5 cameras unveiled

Branching out beyond POV and action sports, GoPro has released a suite of products to capture one’s adventures. Here is the centerpiece of the line-up, the new Hero5 cameras.

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Motobecane releases new HAL6 and NightTrain bikes

Bikesdirects always seems to deliver bike deals with impressive components. Notable spec on this Hal6 150mm travel bike is ‘Full SRAM Eagle drivetrain’ at a street price of $2500.

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Video: Top 5 ways to survive a crash

Ever wonder why bmx kids seem to fall out of the sky and walk away unharmed? It’s because they’ve crashed many times before and have learned to control the situation.

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Shimano Koryak dropper post

We’ve always dreamed of a world where Shimano made dropper posts, giving the world more options in this growing category. Finally, that day is here. But how is it?

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10 ways to make better mountain bike videos

GoPros are cool to use but the output from them is barely watchable even for the rider who shot the footage. Here’s 10 tips for creating mtb videos that don’t suck.

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Video: 5 best trails in Whistler

Jackson Goldstone is not like most 12-year olds as he practically grew up at the bike park. Take a tour with him and explore five of the best trails on the lower half of Whistler Bike park.

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Video: Olly Wilkins, speed of sound

Few can match the speed and style of DMR product Guru, Olly Wilkins. And even fewer have as much fun as him as well.

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Just in: Maxxis Minion and Highroller II plus tires

Plus bikes are one of the key growth areas of our sport, as riders discover bigger tire volume and lower air pressures. But most of the available Plus tires thus far have very small cornering side knobs. Until now that is…

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2016 Red Bull Joyride top 3 rides video

Always at the cusp of victory but in the shadow of the great Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder put together a magnificent run and came home with a win in Whistler.

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2017 Dainese Protection

With a moto heritage, Dainese understands the science of protection. They focus not only on the absorption and dissipation of impact, but also fit and articulation.

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2017 Pivot Firebird first look

The previous Pivot Firebird was a little long in the tooth with its ‘short and high’ geometry. But this new version is fully modernized taking in the lessons learned from the success of the Pivot Switchblade.

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Giro Switchblade helmet first ride review

Giro pulls out all the stops on a their new downhill helmet with removable chin bar. Passing all the downhill safety standards, the Switchblade is highlighted by a very easy to install and remove chin bar.

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PNW Components Bachelor 150 dropper post first look

Following up on its popular Rainier dropper post introduced last year, PNW Components has just released its Bachelor 150. Click through to read our first impressions.

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2017 Specialized Enduro first ride

The Enduro 29er was a ground-breaking achievement when the 29er version was launched three years ago. This new one is an even more significant effort with better performance and versatility.

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2017 Specialized Enduro spotted

Rumors about the long-awaited sequel to the Specialized Enduro have gone rampant in the last couple of weeks. The outgoing model was a revolutionary 29er with 155mm of travel with a 165mm travel 27.5 sibling.

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Specialized Ambush Comp helmet first look

The Ambush helmet is a favorite for many riders due to its protection, fit and styling. Now the Big Red S has followed it up with the Ambush Comp, which comes in at a more affordable $120 price point, but has many of the same features.

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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro carbon wheelset review

The Reynolds 27.5 Enduro is one of the pleasant surprises of the year for us. We’ve ridden it a ton as it’s been absolutely flawless for us railing corners and banging through rocks.

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Yakima StreamLine and FrontLoader bike rack review

Great roof racks are very difficult to make since there’s so many roof variations out there. But Yakima demystifies the category with a product that is quiet and versatile.

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RockyMounts SplitRail hitch rack review

We think of RockyMounts as a good third party alternative for bike trays for roof rack systems. But the new SplitRail is a serious effort and one of the best hitch racks we’ve tried.

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Canfield Crampon Mountain flat pedals first look

Canfield updates their Crampon pedal with an even larger 112-millimeter by 106-millimeter platform and virtually maintenance free internals that utilizes a bushing at the axle side and stacked bearings at the end internally.

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Video: Richie Rude – This is home

Richie Rude stormed into the scene last year taking the overall win in the Enduro World Series. The sole American in the top ranks of the EWS, Rude has proven that last year was no fluke with dominating EWS wins this year.

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WTB Convict 2.5 tire first impressions

WTB has been on a tear lately with a host of product introductions in the tire arena. They’ve worked on tire volume, tire casings, rubber quality and tread pattern. Check out what we think of the Convict.

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Intense Primer 29 first ride report

Intense has modernized its bikes and suspension designs with the introduction of the ACV 27.5 Plus and the Primer 29, both with 130mm of front and rear suspension. Find out more about the 29 in this first ride review.

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Inflation chart for different tire sizes and CO2 sizes

CO2 cartridges are handy as they can get you back pedaling in no time after that unfortunate flat tire. But how much can they really inflate today’s big new tires?

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Küat NV 2.0 Hitch Rack first look

Küat took the hitch rack world by storm when it was introduced many moons ago. But bikes have changed and they’ve learned a lot from customers. So the NV 2.0 is here with some significant improvements.

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