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.




First Look: 2015 Trek Slash Carbon 27.5

The Trek Slash line expands its versatile and capable All Mountain bruiser with carbon frames and innovative spec.

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First Look: Bontrager Rally and Lithos all mountain helmets

Bontrager releases their long-awaited All Mountain helmets with an excellent price point Rally model and an innovative Lithos lid.

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Review: Spank Oozy Trail Pedals

Spank follows up their Spike pedal with the Oozy Trail pedal that is lighter. Read on and find out if it works just as well as its big brother.

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Troy Lee Designs Releases the Aaron Gwin Edition of their Sprint Line

Troy Lee releases a Gwin special edition version of their Sprint line of gravity clothing. They continue to lead the way with great designs, features and reasonable prices.

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Video: Troy Brosnan – Fun Can’t Make You Faster

Fun is the essence of mountain biking. Follow Troy Brosnan as he ventures out in to the backcountry of British Columbia and rediscovers what it’s all about.

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Video: Nico Vink riding Chatel Bike Park and Whistler

What happens when you get a world class motocross rider on a downhill bike? Watch Nico Vink shred Chatel Bike Park in France and Whistler in Canada and find out.

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Video: Enduro World Series – Winter Park, CO

Round 5 of the Enduro World Series just finished as racers and spectators were treated to some of the finest racing action in US Soil this year.

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Video: ‘Unreal’ world record front flip meets canyon gap backflip

Last year, Kelly McGarry shocked us with his backflip above the treacherous canyon gap of the Red Bull Rampage. Now, Tom van Steenbergen stomps what may be the biggest front flip in mountain bike history.

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First Look: Salsa Bucksaw full suspension fat bike

The Salsa Bucksaw is a 100mm front suspension fat bike with Weagle Split Pivot suspension. Is it an anomaly or is it the start of a new category?

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 with Brendan Fairclough in Schladming

We rode the Scott Gambler 710 in Park City, Utah but Brendan Fairclough shows us here what the bike is really capable of.

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First Look: Specialized Enduro 650b S-Works 27.5 bike

For 2015 Specialized is making their flagship Enduro bike available in the 27.5 wheel size. And unlike their Stumpjumper 27.5 effort, this seems to be a more serious entry in this very competitive arena.

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First Look: Shimano CM-1000 POV sport camera

Shimano’s CM-1000 POV Camera is a significant announcement to cyclists. This POV market is exploding in popularity but sales are dominated by a single player, GoPro. This Shimano introduction is significant because of two things: quality and due diligence.

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Video: EWS #4 La Thuile, Italy Coverage and results

Tracy Mosely dominates the women’s race but the men’s race goes to a rising new star named Damien Oton from France.

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First Look: 2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01

The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. It sports the company’s SLR pedigree but it is firmly suited for cross racing.

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First Look: RockShox Monarchs now available for Trek and Specialized bikes

Rockshox makes the Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks available for select Trek and Specialized bikes and we get to try it first-hand on our local trails with the Trek Fuel EX 29.

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First Look: BMC Speedfox Trail Bike 130mm travel 29er

BMC fills the void between the 100mm Fourstroke and the 150mm TrailFox with this very capable Speedfox 130mm trail bike.

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Review: Zumbi F-11 All Mountain bike

The Zumbi F-11 from Poland offers 27.5, long travel prowess with custom geometry for an All Mountain bike at a reasonable price.

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Video: Fabien Barel broken back injury update

One of our greatest Enduro athletes crashed in the Enduro World Series #1 in Chile. Find out how he’s doing and what the prognosis is for his return to full strength.

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First Look: Trek Fuel EX 27.5 with RE:aktiv suspension

Trek follows up the Fuel 29er with a playful Fuel EX with 27.5 wheels. And they worked with Penske Racing to develop a rear shock that strives to be the best pedaling rear shock available.

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Video: Saris SuperClamp 2 bike rack review

The Saris SuperClamp 2 offers a bike rack that weighs less and costs less but it doesn’t sacrifice stability and ease of use.

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First Look: Trek Slash 9

The Trek Slash 9 is a burly All Mountain bike with 160mm of travel, adjustable Talas front travel and a Mino Link for adjustable geometry.

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Enduro World Series: On track with Curtis Keene, part 4

View the Enduro World Series Round #2 in Tweed Valley, UK with these masterfully produced Red Bull videos. Curtis comes back to form after a disappointing showing at the first race in Chile.

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Review: FSA K-Force and Afterburner disc brakes

FSA invested a ton of time and money to compete and thrive in today’s highly competitive field of hydraulic disc brakes.

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Review: MET Parabellum helmet

The bottom line on the MET Parabellum is it has everything the All Mountain rider needs with good coverage, ventilation, fit, features and light weight.

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Review: Smith Forefront helmet

The Smith Forefront aims to push head protection technology with completely new materials and design on their first helmet. Read on to see if they succeed or not.

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