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.




Race Face Chester flat pedal review

Folks charge an arm and a leg for exotic pedals so it was refreshing for us to try a $55 nylon pedal and discover an absolute gem.

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Leatt DBX 6.0 full face helmet first look

Experts in neck braces and protection in the biking and moto industries, Leatt sought out to improve the way full face bike helmets protect against soft blows. Check out their technology.

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6D ATB-1T helmet first look

Bike helmets have historically been designed to prevent the skull from cracking. But what about concussions and brain damage on those lower impact blows? 6D is here with a new trail helmet that uses their moto experience to help mountain bikers.

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FOX Transfer dropper post first look

The FOX Transfer has all the right moves for a second generation product from a suspension engineering company. But they surprised us with a knockout punch of $264 price.

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PNW Components Rainier dropper post review

Quality, affordable dropper posts have remained elusive despite the rise in popularity of the category. PNW Components hopes to answer that call with the $270 Rainier.

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR hydration pack review

Carrying water, tools, and supplies is a must on long rides. But not all riders are thrilled with the idea of having a bag on their back that shifts around and affects ventilation. CamelBak aimed to address these issues with its new Skyline 10 LR hydration pack.

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Video: Wounded Veterans Ride 100k on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is considered by many as the opening day of summer and the start of many mountain bike trips and adventures. But let us not forget the true meaning of this weekend.

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FOX Transfer dropper post sneak peak

Following the outgoing FOX DOSS dropper post that was a bit rough around the edges but extremely reliable, FOX is getting ready to introduce the their new dropper called the Transfer.

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Pivot Switchblade first look

Pivot launches versatile and capable trail bike with a huge sweet spot. It has the shortest chainstays in the category yet allows the biggest tires — and a front derailleur. But your wheels will need 157mm hubs.

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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review

The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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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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Steve Smith video tribute

Steve Smith was taken frum us too soon at the tender age of 26. Here is a glimpse into the man behind that infectious smile and the blistering speed and style.

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2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si 100mm XC race bike

Cannondale knows XC race bikes as they’ve produced some of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes in existence. But in this iteration, they put on the party hat to allow the bike to thrive in the most technical courses the World Cup XC circuit can dish out.

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Suit to shred – mountain biking in Northern Arkansas

In the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas are 200 miles of mountain biking trails, ready for visitors to come and shred.

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2017 RockShox SID fork

Most of us experienced riders have ridden a SID fork before but have since moved on to higher travel. Now SID gets the best action, damping updates as well.

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2017 Niner AIR 9 RDO

Merging the pedaling efficiency of first RDO and the ride quality of the second, this third iteration modernizes the geometry to create an attractive XC racing hardtail.

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Rémy Métailler rides Skyline to Sea Trail with CamelBak

Rémy is incredibly versatile as well, as he can ride some of the smoothest and most creative lines. Here he showcases some of the most creative lines on the Sea to Sky trail.

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Ales and Trails in Marin

Ales and Trails in Marin is the largest gathering of Bay Area MTB advocacy organizations in one place, at one time, all year long! Local heroes will be honored and the list is so secret you might be one of them. And there’s good beer.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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Is a mountain bike with a hidden motor faster for XC racing?

Hidden motors have been discovered in a high profile cyclocross race recently. So folks are starting to wonder if these provide a significant cheat advantage in an XC mountain bike race today.

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Eliot Jackson RAW video

Pivot rider Eliot Jackson wanted a clean, raw video of what he enjoyed most about riding. Enjoy the speed, precision and style as Eliot produces his own soundtrack.

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Specialized Turbo Levo e-bike

Specialized is throwing its hat in the electric MTB arena with the Turbo Levo FSR. Based on the Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, they’ve designed a bike that’s supposed to ride like a traditional mountain bike. Find out if they succeeded.

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FOX 32 Step-Cast fork

FOX went on an all-out assault in the XC fork category as they created an incredibly light, plush and tunable fork called the 32 Step-Cast.

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Aaron Gwin Downtime video

Gain insight into Aaron Gwin’s path to mountain bike racing fame. From his early days on the bmx track to his foray into motocross racing he gained the tools key to his downhill racing arsenal.

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Surface 604 Boar E350 utility E-bike

Fat bikes are fun, stable and comfortable but these Surface 604 Boar E350s employ a hub motor to make them handy for any adventure ride around town.

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