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.




2014 Mtbr Bike Lights Shootout

The 2014 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.

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Sony shrinks their POV Action Camera with the AS1VR

Awesome image quality, sound and image stabilization now comes in a much smaller package with Sony’s AS1VR POV action camera.

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The world’s smartest bike tail lights

Bike tail lights save lives. But you will be floored by the technology packed in this array of bike tail lights.

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Interbike: Riding the Shimano XTR with Di2 and FOX iCTD

What’s the best thing I saw at the show? XTR Di2 is an easy answer. Is it available today to purchase today and is it practical and affordable? No. But it is a clear demonstration of what is possible today and it opens up a world of possibilities.

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Video: Bontrager Flash Charger Tubeless Pump

The Bontrager Flash Charger floor pump fills up an auxiliary tank up to 160psi to deliver a shot of air to seat tubeless tires consistently. Here’s our first test of this pump.

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Interbike: Schwalbe Procore dual-chamber tire system

Schwalbe seeks to revolutionize tires with a system that achieves low pressures for good traction but with good puncture resistance.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology

Smith released their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd and MIPS technology.

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Interbike: Niner IMBA ROS9+ bike

Niner Raises $40,000 with their IMBA ROS9+ fundraiser. This puts their bike campaigns for IMBA total to over $100k.

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Interbike: 100% delivers with the Racecraft and Accuri goggles

100% is a brand that has risen to new heights in two short years. Check out their most popular goggles and find out why.

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Video: Symon Godziek Tsunami Backflip on Red Bull District Ride

The first ever mountain bike Tsunami Backflip was performed flawlessly by Godziek.

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First Look: Rotor Rex 1.1 crank and 1x chainring

Rotor now offers their oval rings and lightweight cranks in the 1x Narrow/Wide configuration.

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Long Term Report: 2014 Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup Edition

For 2014, Specialized assembled their largest development team ever to revamp their top-selling bike, the Epic. They looked to make the Epic faster, lighter and smoother. And they added a 1×11 only World Cup Edition version.

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First Look: Giro Quarter helmet and Blok goggles

Giro introduces a full-featured $40 skate and pump track helmet. They also redesigned the Blok goggle to optimize it for all mountain biking.

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Video: New Bell Super 2R trail/enduro helmet with removable chin bar

Spotted: The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar has been spotted “in the wild” at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series this weekend.

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Video: Cam Zink lands world-record 100-foot backflip

Cam Zink executes a world record dirt -to-dirt backflip in Mammoth Mountain Bike Park in CA.

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News: SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels

The Rise 60s are XC/Trail wheels that feature a carbon, hookless rim with 21mm internal width. Weight is 1390 grams for a pair of 27.5 wheels and 1430 grams for the 29er version.

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Photo Gallery: Art and graffiti on the tanks of UC Santa Cruz

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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First Look: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

A very attractive package from Motobecane and a whole lot of bike for the money.

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Video: Semenuk wins Crankworx Joyride for an unprecendented third time

Brandon Semenuk threw down on his first run and unleashed one of the most impressive runs in Redbull Joyride history.

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Video: 14-Year-Old Finn Iles wins Whip-Off World Championship

The Whip-Off Worlds hosted the largest crowd ever, as the veterans and the Nitro Circus wowed the crowd and the young, crowd favorite Finn Iles, was crowned the king.

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First Ride: Specialized 2FO Flat shoes

Specialized enters the all-mountain shoe market with a serious effort called the 2FO. To hedge their bets, they offer both a flat and clip-in version to address the varying needs of riders today.

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Photo Gallery: Mtbr readers show off awesome bike hauling vehicles

We asked our Facebook and forum readers to show off their bike-hauling vehicles and we were shocked by the range and creativity of the submissions. Come check out these options that get us and our bikes to our bike adventures.

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Crankworx Whistler offers the most epic Enduro World Series race to date

This one-day EWS race proved to be one of the most exhausting and exciting battles to date as fortunes were won and lost throughout the day.

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Video: Helicopter bike rack approved for commercial use

It’s a big world to explore out there and it just got smaller with the the newly approved helicopter bike racks. No longer do adventurers need to tie their bikes together and have them dropped on the ground.

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First Look: Cogburn CB4 hunting fat bike

Fat bikes are segmenting into many different markets and the Cogburn CB4 is here to cater to the hunting and fishing crowd. It’s a great alternative to ATVs and it brings the cycling lifestyle to a broader range of folks.

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