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.




Rémy Métailler rides Skyline to Sea Trail with CamelBak

Rémy is incredibly versatile as well, as he can ride some of the smoothest and most creative lines. Here he showcases some of the most creative lines on the Sea to Sky trail.

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Ales and Trails in Marin

Ales and Trails in Marin is the largest gathering of Bay Area MTB advocacy organizations in one place, at one time, all year long! Local heroes will be honored and the list is so secret you might be one of them. And there’s good beer.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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Is a mountain bike with a hidden motor faster for XC racing?

Hidden motors have been discovered in a high profile cyclocross race recently. So folks are starting to wonder if these provide a significant cheat advantage in an XC mountain bike race today.

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Eliot Jackson RAW video

Pivot rider Eliot Jackson wanted a clean, raw video of what he enjoyed most about riding. Enjoy the speed, precision and style as Eliot produces his own soundtrack.

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Specialized Turbo Levo e-bike

Specialized is throwing its hat in the electric MTB arena with the Turbo Levo FSR. Based on the Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, they’ve designed a bike that’s supposed to ride like a traditional mountain bike. Find out if they succeeded.

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FOX 32 Step-Cast fork

FOX went on an all-out assault in the XC fork category as they created an incredibly light, plush and tunable fork called the 32 Step-Cast.

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Aaron Gwin Downtime video

Gain insight into Aaron Gwin’s path to mountain bike racing fame. From his early days on the bmx track to his foray into motocross racing he gained the tools key to his downhill racing arsenal.

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Surface 604 Boar E350 utility E-bike

Fat bikes are fun, stable and comfortable but these Surface 604 Boar E350s employ a hub motor to make them handy for any adventure ride around town.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Plus version released

With a new rear end, Ibis utilizes the Boost 148 width to fit Plus sized 2.8 tires on their 150mm travel HD3. This will allow new buyers to choose between the new versions and existing HD3 owners to upgrade to Plus.

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Barn Burner 104 Endurance Race in Flagstaff, AZ

A Leadville Qualifier, this 100 mile race in Flagstaff Arizona has something for everyone. The endurance mountain bike event offers 26-mile, 52-mile and 104-mile race options.

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Wheelbuilder.com ENVE and Derby wheels review

With their wealth of expertise building wheels at the highest level of competition, Wheelbuilder.com is able to build the lightest and strongest wheels to fit the rider’s budget and specific demands.

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Exposure Lights Diablo Mk.7 review

The Exposure Diablo has been refined over the years as every facet of this light has been improved. Aside from an increase in brightness every year, the light now has an excellent ergonomics, switching, mounts and features.

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Indigo INDIGO5.01 review

The Indigo5.01 is a self-contained light with great lens. But the best part about the light is its fine machining and very big and clean beam pattern.

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Poison Oak photos and remedies

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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Kyle Strait and Carson Storch video

Kyle Strait took some time off the bike and competition. Now he is back to apply his depth of talent back to the sport that saw him win the Red Bull Rampage twice.

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Marines confiscate mountain bikes and ticket riders in San Diego

Fifty bikes are confiscated in the Sycamore Canyon area of San Diego for riding on federal land.

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Santa Cruz Hightower

From the ashes of the Tallboy LT, the new Santa Cruz Hightower has risen. This is a 135mm trail bike that is incredibly agile and capable. It is sold in either 29er or Plus form as it reveals a bike with a massive sweet spot.

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Kelly McGarry dies after collapsing on local trail

Freeride legend Kelly McGarry collapsed and died while riding a local trail in New Zealand. One of the most identifiable and likeable stars of the sport, Kelly will be remembered as one who forever changed the sport.

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Destination Patagonia: The journey and the vehicles

The journey to Coyhaique, Chile was interesting indeed. And when we got there, the first thing we noticed was the gallery of awesome vehicles that were ideally suited for the terrain and the outdoor lifestyle.

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First Look: e*thirteen 9-44t TRS+ cassette

1×11 drivetains are all the rage but if the range is not quite enough for you, this new offering from e*thirteen with a 9-44 tooth range may be the ticket.

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Hiker sentenced for sabotaging mountain bike trail

Sixty-four-year-old Tineke Kraal of Vancouver has been handed a suspended sentence and placed on three years probation for sabotaging North Shore mountain bike trails. She will also have to serve 150 hours of community service.

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5 Superb High-End Night Riding Lights

When money is no object there are plenty of light options out there. Reliability, brightness, and beam quality are key considerations for riders who take night riding seriously. Here are the five best lights we’ve tested this season.

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6 Budget Friendly Lights For Riding At Night

Riding at night is one of cycling’s great joys. And in winter, when days are short, it’s often a necessity. Here’s a look at some of this season’s best budget friendly lights.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 3

Our series of this year’s most exciting fat bikes concludes with snow tamers from Fatback, Fyxation, 9:Zero:7, Moots, Origin 8 and more.

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