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.




Review: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

The Fantom 6by6 enters the 27.5 bike arena with an all mountain bike that delivers solid value and top components like the Revelation fork and an XT SLX drivetrain mix.

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News: Spinlister bike share app connects like-minded bike owners and bike renters

Spinlister is trying to become the Airbnb of bikes with its enabling application. Folks can rent out their spare bikes or find bikes to try and have the assurance of Spinlister insurance in case of theft or damage.

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News: Kyle Strait signs with Commencal and lays out 2015 season

Commencal continues their forward momentum by signing two-time Red Bull Rampage champion, Kyle Strait.

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News: Fyxation enters the fat bike market with the Blackhawk carbon bike

4-lb carbon frame with the ability to run 29+ or 26×5.0 tires is Fyxation’s entry in this growing field. Find out what this Milwaukee-based company is bringing to the fat bike market.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system

Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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News: Marin partners with SR Suntour to expand Enduro Team led by Kyle Warner

Led by US Enduro Champ Kyle Warner, the new team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames, coupled with suspension components from SR Suntour.

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News: Pivot Cycles releases the versatile new carbon LES Fat bike

With its Swinger II adjustable height dropout system, the LES Fat bike can handle any drivetrain and wheel sizes from 26 fat to 29, 29+, 27.5+ and beyond.

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News: Pivot Cycles signs Aaron Chase and Carla Hukee

Pivot Cycles is making all the right moves with the signing of downhill legend Aaron Chase and marketing guru Carla Hukee.

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Video: Neko Mulally joins the Gstaad-SCOTT Downhill Team

“Chainless” Neko Mulally joins the Sultan of Downhill Style, Brendan Fairclough in the SCOTT Bikes downhill team. We expect great results and non-stop entertainment from this pair in 2015.

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Long Term Review: Specialized 2FO flat shoes

The 2FO is an awesome shoe that covers all the bases that a flat shoe should deliver. It descends well, jumps good, climbs decent and is comfortable on and off the bike.

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First Look: Sony 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V

Sony goes all in the POV game with a 4k camera with great optics, frame rate, sound quality and splash-proof form factor.

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The Mtbr Best Beer Guide

Beer is one of the common threads that unites many of us mountain bikers. How does one navigate through the roof-high racks of many beer shops? We have a few words of advice and we’ve recruited a couple experts to help guide you through your journey.

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Review: Lezyne Power Drive XL

This light faces some stiff competition now, but it has a big beam pattern and it can run a long time if you pack extra batteries.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Enduro knee pads

Whether you race Enduro or just rally down the mountain with your buddies, the best ways to show up healthy to work on Monday are: maintain your focus, get bike lessons and wear bike protection. In the holiday spirit, here’s some buying suggestions for bike protection.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Flat pedals

Flat pedals have come along way with thinner, lighter and grippier options. If you’re an old ‘flats’ guy looking to upgrade or you’re a clipless veteran curious to join the other side, check what our gift guide has to offer.

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News: SRAM releases X-SYNC direct mount front chainrings

1×11 just got better with the release of smaller, direct-mount chainrings. Now there is a solution for getting low gearing on a 1×11 drivetrain with chainrings that can go as low as 28t or even 26t.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Lights

Our best recommendations for bike lighting gifts for your friends or yourself this holiday season.

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Review: Lumicycle Explorer Enduro Pack

It’s a bright and wide light from the UK and it has a cool switch and a well-constructed head unit.

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Review: Knog Blinder Road 3

This is a cool little package from Knog. It’s ideal as a ‘to be seen’ light but it can be used to see with in a pinch.

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Feature: Jenson USA to donate 50 bikes to World Bicycle Relief

On the biggest online shopping day of the year, Jenson matches first 50 bikes sold with 50 bike donations.

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Review: Knog Blinder Arc 1.7

This Knog light is not powerful at all, but one can get home with it. Ergonomics and design is quite slick and it’s only $65.

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Review: DiNotte XML-4

The Dinotte XML-4 puts out 2110 Lumens and its a good deal at $259, but is it as compelling as the Dinotte XML-3?

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Review: Lezyne Super Drive XL

$120 for a 709 Lumen light is not the brightest or the cheapest, but this light has field replaceable batteries if you need really long run times.

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Review: CatEye Volt 100

It’s a ‘to be seen’ light for $35. But since it’s a CatEye, it over delivers and you can actually see with it.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 400

This $68 light puts out 445 Lumens and it has all the quality and design features of the modern NiteRider Lumina lights.

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