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: Light & Motion Taz 1500

The Taz 1500 is all about beam pattern. We’ll even go out on a limb and say it has the best beam pattern of any self-contained bike light.

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Review: Lupine NEO 2

$245 German made light delivers with a huge beam pattern. Ideal as a helmet light, find out what we like about it and how it compares to the Piko 4.

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First Look: Bontrager Jackalope wheel and Hodag fat tire

Bontrager introduces a true tubeless wheel and tire system for fatbikes.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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Round-up: Best new 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: 25 years with NiteRider lights

NiteRider hits its stride with 25 years of awesome innovation, rides and people.

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Video: Danny MacAskill in ‘The Ridge’

Danny MacAskill rides the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline, infamous for its jagged trails, wild weather and dramatic climbing in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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News: GoPro HERO4 POV Camera

GoPro improves video, audio, low light sensitivity in the new HERO4.

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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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Spotted: Turner King Kahn fatbike

Turner joins the fatbike revolution but with a DW-link full suspension fatbike. Is there a market for this or is it a science experiment?

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Video: 1980 Crested Butte Klunker

Throwback thursday to a pioneering time when a $1500 top of the line bike was outrageous.

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Contest: Support Marin singletrack expansion, win a Marin Mt. Vision

Win-Win: Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes hopes to expand Marin’s bike trail network, and this bike raffle will help fund it.

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First Look: TriggerPoint GRID, GRID STK and NANO Foot Roller

TriggerPoint helps tired and/or aging mountain biker bodies with and expanding set of recovery equipment.

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Video: Vitus Sommet 155mm bike in stunning Northern Ireland trails

See the Vitus Sommet 155 mm travel bike in the some of the best trails Northern Ireland has to offer.

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Interbike: 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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