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.




Video: Bernard Kerr in Whistler


We all love to hit up Whistler Bike Park now and again, but not many can have a better time hitting trails such as Dirt Merchant and Ninja Cougar than Bernard Kerr.

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Race Face introduces Carbon Confidence Guarantee


At the discretion of Race Face, they will within 2 years of your original purchase repair or replace your carbon wheel regardless of how the damage occurred or what the damage is.

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Mtbr members rally to gift bike to injured veteran


There’s no shortage of calamities and ensuing fundraisers these days. But when an Mtbr member reached out for help for a fellow veteran, the NorCal forum community rallied and embraced the cause.

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Vintage Electric Bicycles Supports Wine Country Fire Relief


Vintage Electric Bicycles is proud to link arms with some of the South Bay area’s best epicurean talent in support of the victims of the recent wine country fires.

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Epic ride video: Armstrong Connector to Corral Trail


Ride along with Jeff Lenosky on what he calls one of the most fun trails he’s ever ridden: South Lake Tahoe’s Armstrong Connector to Corral Trail.

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Eight great mountain bike set-up tips


The crew from the Global Mountain Bike Network reveal tips that are useful — and easy to perform on the trail.

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Wahoo KICKR trainer and Zwift platform first look


Nights are long and cold now so any option that can keep us pedaling is good. Indoor trainers used to be way too boring to be sustainable for most, but the Zwift platform is a new level of entertainment.

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Yakima Dr. Tray hitch rack review


Yakima wanted a rack that was lightweight and expandable, yet could handle all tire sizes. Did they succeed or try to do too much?

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Video: Top 10 bike road trip hacks


When road tripping or bike camping, time and money are at a premium. Here’s some advice from Seth on how to maximize riding time and fun.

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Video: Top 9 freakiest bikes ever made


Over the years, we’ve been subject to quite a few freaky bikes. With the advent of full suspension, mountain bikes in particular have been the canvas of scientists around the globe.

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Video: Montana Treasures – Helena with Lanie White


We all try to achieve a healthy and fulfilling work-life balance and we celebrate the ones who find it like Lanie White from Helena, Montana

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How to get back on the bike after a crash


One thing constant with high-level mountain biking is crashes will happen. There are just so many variables that the ‘unplanned get-off’ will eventually occur resulting in injury. How one recovers from it is always an interesting journey.

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Saris SuperClamp EX 4-Bike rack review


Carrying four bikes on a hitch rack usually requires a behemoth rack that weighs upwards of 100 pounds. But Saris has created a compact and sturdy option that doesn’t weigh a ton either.

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Video: The Whole Enchilada Ride with Luke Strobel


The red rock desert surrounding Moab, Utah, is a harsh and barren landscape that only the toughest creatures thrive in. It is the setting for one of the most iconic rides in the world, The Whole Enchilada.

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Rocker Mini Bike torture test with Phil


Rocker Mini Bikes are starting to pop up all over social media cause they’re fun. At least they look fun in capable hands.

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Thule DoubleTrack Pro bike rack review


Hitch racks are gaining popularity now with vehicle compatibility and convenience, mileage and wind-noise advantages. Thule offers a hitch rack that’s easier on the wallet.

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10 mountain bike household hacks


There’s a lot of bike hacks out but how do you optimize your household and bike garage to optimize your mountain bike lifestyle?

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10 Best zip tie fixes


Some say that duct tape is the ultimate trail side accessory. This video from GMBN makes us think that zip ties may be the ultimate fix it accessory.

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Video: Riding Iceland with Jeff Kendall-Weed


Most exotic destinations feature breathtaking views and remote landscapes. Jeff manages to find the best lines though and lots of jumps.

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Mastering flat turn cornering with Skills with Phil


Cornering is the greatest quest for the mountain biker as it is almost impossible to master. Phil helps us through one of the hardest variations which is flat turn cornering.

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Bike For You book campaign


Creative new book hopes to inspire children to ride bikes and create a culture of riding in the US.

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Industry Nine factory tour video


Since the company’s first wheels hit the ground in 2004, it has been continually innovating every process involved, be it at the drawing board, in machine shop or on the assembly line.

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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon and Aluminum released


With its new, slacker, 65.75 degree head angle, steep 74 degree seat angle, and Pivot’s long travel, downhill-influenced linkage, the 155mm travel Mach 6 Carbon is specifically designed for enduro racers.

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Maxxis rider Mason Bond in Connected Series


Fluid and playful riding style allows Pivot-Reynolds team rider to jib trail features, roost corners, or set up a photo-of-the-day drift depending on whether he’s racing the clock or styling for the camera.

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Vittoria 2018 tires sneak peek


Vittoria continues to invest in the their mountain bike offerings. Here’s some highlights from the growing brand.

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Leatt DBX Core 2.0 hip pack first look


Hydration hip packs are growing in popularity but there’s no perfect one yet. Leatt puts their spin in the category with a cool design.

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Specialized Wu dropper post first look


This dropper post puts the angles the seat up like a downhill or dirt jump bike saddle as it is dropped. Something you’ve always wanted or not?

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Magura Vyron dropper post video review


The Magura Vyron wireless dropper post delivered on its promise of simplicity. And while not perfect, there are improvements on the horizon.

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Photos: UCSC tanks artwork


To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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7 things you might not know about carbon fiber


The cycling world has indeed changed, as carbon fiber has become the material of choice for high end bikes. Check out this video to learn more about this modern day wonder material.

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Round up: Best flat pedals


Some of the best tech and innovation is actually going in to these new flat pedals. Low weight, low profile, platform size and grip are the key elements.

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Video: 10 more hacks from Seth


From tubeless sealant to nutrition, Seth covers a wide array of useful and cheap hacks for mountain bikers.

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10 Seth bike hacks for mountain biking and beyond


Seth is a great curator of bike hacks as he sorts out the good from the bad. Skip the gels and grab some honey.

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Pivot Shuttle e-bike introduced


We’ve often wondered who would be the first among the boutique brands to offer an e-bike. Our questions have been answered as Chris Cocalis of Pivot designed a very intriguing machine.

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10 best GoPro hacks


GoPros are expensive little devices that don’t do much unless you play and experiment with them for your application. Luckily, others have spent hundreds of hours experimenting so let’s learn from them.

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Top 5 tubeless tire set-up mistakes


Tubeless tires are one of the greatest revolutions in mountain biking, but few bikes on the showroom floor are shipped ready to ride. Here’s how to (and not to) convert to tubeless.

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Backyard MTB drop – building and riding


Building a backyard feature is not only a fun weekend project, it’ll allow you progress your skills and get you ready for bigger trail features in the forest.

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Building a backyard trail


Seth takes a shot at trail building a backyard trail. Tune in and see what he learns in the process.

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Finding Longevity with Kyle Jameson – Presented by Scott Sports


Kyle Jameson grew up on two wheels, going to Summer Gravity Camps at Whistler, BC as a kid and eventually attending Capalano University’s Mountain Bike Operations program.

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Video: $149 bike versus real MTB trail


What does a fancy mountain bike really get you? Seth finds out if a POS bike can make it down the mountain.

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Top 9 mountain biking mistakes


We’ve made many mistakes before that have ruined our ride or worse, prevented a ride. Have you made any of these?

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Downtime with Rupert Chapman


Watch Rupert Chapman corner and you’ll quickly see that he is a gifted rider. Watch him send it and land in a mess of roots and rocks and realize that he is a brave one as well.

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2017 Lights Shootout: How to pick the right light


LEDs have brought on brighter, more compact lights with a dizzying array of features. Read on to learn more about the essentials for riding and what the best features are for you.

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Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoe review


Specialized has worked hard to improve the fit and the feel of the 2FO shoes, focusing not just on the rubber of the sole but of all the layers of rubber in between.

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Heller Barghest plus bike review


Heller Bikes is aiming to offer a good value bike with a full carbon frame, 1×11 drivetrain, 130mm of rear travel, plus tires, and a dropper post. But how does it ride?

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Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver DH tires review


Kenda attacked cornering speed, braking power, rolling resistance, and tested it on the DH circuit. But they did not forget casing technology, or pursuing strength and suppleness.

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Full suspension 29ers ten years later


Like the iPhone, ten years brought significant change to the full suspension 29er. From its infancy the 29er full suspension has evolved to the beast that it is today.

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Building more singletrack in Santa Cruz


MBOSC has grown up from its humble beginnings as a club to a trail building force to be reckoned with. With the initiative of a few motivated folks rallying in their spare time, it is now ready for much bigger singletrack projects.

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2018 Trek Powerfly FS 130mm e-bike


The Trek line of e-bikes continuous to evolve with better integration and better components for the mountain bike experience.

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2018 Trek Fuel and Remedy with Thru Shaft


Currently thru shaft suspension technology is used at the highest levels of motorsports. But now Trek is bringing this concept to mountain bikes in their Re:aktiv with Thru Shaft line of bikes.

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