Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

TRAINERS

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.




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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Review: Gloworm X2

Gloworm X2 comes up aces once again. Though not a huge improvement from last year, it keeps marching on with a beautiful beam pattern, a well-conceived package and good value.

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Video: Behind the scenes of Danny MacAskill’s ‘Cascadia’

Join Danny MacAskill in beautiful Gran Canaria as they give you insight into what it takes to accomplish one of the most insane lines in “Cascadia.”

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Intel Drone follows biker radness through trees

Follow-me drone technology has been incredibly catchy to mountain bikers but it’s never been a reality due to the nature of our obstacle-strewn sport. But this new technology looks promising indeed.

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Review: Trail LED DS

Already an excellent light year, Trail LED improved their light with 400 more Lumens and an elegant new mount. This is American ingenuity and manufacturing at its best.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Bright lights for riding at night

Keep your bike riding gift getter safe and seen with our brightest Holiday Guide, featuring the best headlights and tail lights.

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Review: Fenix BC21R

This is a surprising light because of its quality construction and really nicely shaped beam pattern and warm color for only $80. Field-replaceable batteries are a nice bonus.

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Santa Cruz Bronson Review

Santa Cruz enters the 650b/27.5 wheel size party with the introduction of the 150mm travel Santa Cruz Bronson all mountain bike. While not the first, this product introduction is very significant.

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Shimano XT 11-Speed

Shimano trickles down 11-speed to XT but adds the 42-tooth rear cog that riders have been clamoring for. 1×11 and 2×11 will be offered a price similar to last year’s XT Group.

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Santa Cruz 5010

The 5010 is slacker now with a 67 degree head angle and updated with a longer top tube and steeper seat tube. It’s way more playful now too with 150mm dropper post capability.

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Video: Emily Batty – Ambitions Episode 1

Emily Batty opens up about her roots as a daughter, a sister and a mountain biker. Take a tour of her first bikes and first trails that she rode. And watch her ride it now with her new gear.

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Review: ITUO Wiz2 and Wiz1

Great construction, beam patterns and honest output are the highlights of these two lights from ITUO. One delivers two hours of run time and the other keeps going for an impressive three hours.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Best beer — and beer related stuff

Beer is good. Bikes are good. Beer and bikes together are great. Get your bike loving significant other one of these beer gifts and they will be very, very happy.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 15

Lupine Betty came in at 4711 Lumens last year. This year, it clocked in at 4989 forest piercing Lumens. We don’t know how they do it but they keep extracting more light from this little beast.

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First Look: Airshot Tubeless Inflator

Bring your compressed air with you anywhere or turn any floor pump in to a compressor pump for all your tubeless inflation needs.

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Review: Blaze Laserlight

Primarily a commuter light, it’s bright enough to get around on the trail or supplement a bar light. But you may get too distracted playing with the laser in the forest.

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Review: Scorpion Bike Stands

There’s something to be said about a bike stand that is unique and well made. It is wheel size independent and it’s perfect for storage, washing or basic maintenance. It’s the handy bike stand that you didn’t know you needed.

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