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.




Wolf Tooth GnarWolf chain guide first look

Wolf Tooth showed us their new chain guide called the GnarWolf. A lot of thought and engineering went into this device which is currently available in ISCG-05 mount for $64.95.

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Salsa Redpoint 150mm FS first ride review

Bikepacking and adventure riding are in Salsa’s wheelhouse, but now they have a serious entry in the all mountain market. Mtbr rode their 150mm travel full suspension Redpoint on Northstar Bike Park’s rowdiest trails and came away smiling.

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Salsa Woodsmoke first ride

Salsa introduced a lot of bikes this week with the Woodsmoke taking much of the mountain bike spotlight.

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2017 NiteRider lights sneak peek

This coming night riding season, NiteRider is going to try and put lights on every bike on the road with absolutely compelling price points. And they’re going to entice trail riders with a 950 lumen self-contained trail light for just $100.

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Next Exit, Episode 1: Sun Valley, ID Mountain Biking

A steady evolution of mountain bike enthusiasts and committed community members has led to 400-plus miles of singletrack right out of town, lift accessed trails on Bald Mountain and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.

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Snapshot: Squamish, BC mountain biking with Reuben Krabbe

Squamish is experiencing rapid growth as a premier mountain biking destination. Here is a glimpse of what makes the town tick and what the future holds.

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Thule T2 Pro hitch rack system

Thule made some key changes to accommodate the growing array of plus and fat tires. They also made the rack a lot easier to fold up and tilt down.

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2017 Alpinestars protection and clothing

Alpinestars continues its march in to mountain bike clothing and protection with the same mantra. Offer great styling with top-notch quality at a reasonable price.

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2017 Trek Slash 29er first look

Trek proudly showed us its newest Enduro racing bike, the Slash 29er sporting 150mm of rear travel. It had to be carbon and had to have 29er wheels to put forward their best effort in the category.

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Review: Blackburn Central 700 Front

Blackburn delivers a self-contained light with a very useable dual beam pattern. It features a GoPro compatible mount too.

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CamelBak Quick Stow first look

CamelBak showed us some innovative new bottle products at Bike Press Camp including their all new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill.

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Bottle Pod storage solution review

We always welcome solutions for carrying tools and essentials on a bike ride. And the Bottle Pod solution is a novel indeed placing the gear inside a bottle shaped pod that allows easy access to all its contents

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Intense 27.5 Plus ACV first ride

Intense Cycles throws their hat in the full suspension Plus bike arena with this attractive ACV – All Conditions Vehicle, with 130mm of rear travel.

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Video: Walmart Mongoose Fat Bike trilogy

Seth is an interesting guy indeed. Based in Florida, he’s found a niche purchasing cheap bikes and riding the snot out of them. In this trilogy, he purchases a Mongoose Dolomite $200 fat bike and methodically puts it through its paces.

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Fabric Chamber ratchet tool

Fabric is a UK-based component firm that innovates with good design, manufacturing and price. Their new portable Chamber ratchet tool is cool indeed.

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G-Form shows off bib short liner with hip protection

G-Form revolutionized protection by creating knee and elbow pads that were different from what existed at the time. Instead of heavy and cumbersome, they went with light and flexible.

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Smith Rover first ride

Smith proudly showed us their latest helmet offering, the Smith Rover which features Koroyd protection in the most critical impact zones of the helmet.

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Koroyd pushes to reduce head injuries

The bike landscape seems to be changing as more companies and consumers are clamoring for better helmets and better standards.

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Cannondale Bad Habit 27.5 Plus bike first look

Cannondale joined the Plus Bike party around December of last year with the Bad Habit 1 and Bad Habit 2 aluminum models. Now they have a carbon model called the the Bad Habit Carbon.

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Grizzly bear kills mountain biker in Montana

Mountain biker killed by a grizzly while riding near Halfmoon Lake of Glacier National Park.

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2017 Trek Remedy first ride

Previously available in 27.5 and 29er, the new Remedy is now just a 27.5 bike now to simplify the line and focus on the fun side of the bike.

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2017 Trek Fuel EX first ride

The Fuel EX is Trek’s #1 selling bike so its design has stayed the course for many years. But for 2017, Trek takes some risks and pushes the bike into longer, slacker and more aggressive horizons.

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Drone films Sedona White Line ride by Aaron Chase

Earlier this summer, Aaron Chase went out to Sedona, AZ to ride the new Pivot Switchblade 135 mm travel bike. Taking photos and shooting video, he decided to take on the infamous White Line Trail.

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Orbea Occam 27.5 and 29er first ride

Known for lust-worthy road bikes, Orbea broke the mtb ice last year with the rowdy, enduro-ready Rallon. With everything they learned about mtb geometry, they merged that with their carbon expertise to create the trail ready Occam.

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GT Pantera 27.5 Plus hardtail first ride

We’re often asked by beginnners or intermediate riders what bike to get and it’s often a balance between budget and interest level. These new Plus hardtails by GT offer a very attractive option now with their attractive price and versatility.

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