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.




FOX goes 27.5+ with 110mm spacing on Factory 34 Float Fork

If there’s any doubt that 27.5+ would take off this year, they were erased by FOX’s introduction of this 27.5+ fork with 110mm hub spacing. This wider hub allows the fork legs and crown to accommodate a huge 27.5 tire like a 3.0 or 3.5 inch.

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Sneak Peek: Praxis Works wide range 11-40 10-speed MTB cassette

There is a market for 1×10 drivetrain systems but riders often run out of low gears. So they slap on aftermarket 42 tooth cogs, but there is some compromise in shifting. Praxis aims to solve that with their 11-40 10-speed cog.

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First Look: Specialized Atlas lightweight knee pad

Specialized enters the lightweight knee pad arena with this 156-gram set of pads. It features an impact hardening material and a fit that is designed to stay in place without straps.

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Review: Durango Bikes Moonshine 650b

Durango Bikes set out to create a U.S. made 160mm travel All Mountain bike using the best technologies and components available. What they came up with is the alloy Moonshine with 27.5 wheels and a refined Horst Link suspension.

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Poison Oak: Photos and Remedies

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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Video: Jonathan ‘Bike in a lifetime’

We love watching videos of pros as some of us aspire to their tricks or live their lifestyle. But what about the normal rider. Is he/she less passionate about riding? Here, Quentin Chaumy captures the essence of a rider named Jonathan.

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Video: Thank you, Bicycle

What does mountain biking mean to you? Is it a hobby, a sport or a lifestyle? If it’s a lifestyle for you, you will be able to relate to Lars Veenstra’s video that captures his gratitude to the mountain bike.

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Review: BMC Speedfox 130mm travel 29er

Mtbr rode the BMC Speedfox 29er near BMC’s office in Switzerland and Noble Canyon in San Diego, CA. The bike exhibited great range and capability.

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How To: Rotating Endo’s and Yoga Balance Challenge by Ryan Leech

Ever ridden with someone who can flip the direction of their bike on that impossible switchback? Well you may be surprised to learn that this feat is achievable for you as well.

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First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs A1, D2 and D3 helmets

As founder Troy Lee struggled through a 2014 racked with injuries, 2015 promises to be a better year with a line-up filled with exciting improvements and designs.

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Review: CandlePower Tech TrailTorch TT3000

With the highest levels of US craftsmanship, CandlePower Tech delivers a light with a very bright and even beam pattern. The GoPro compatible mounting is a big plus as well.

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Review: Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5 Enduro bike

Ellsworth modified its Epiphany chassis to handle the 27.5 wheel size to handle aggressive descents while still maintaining good climbing attributes.

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News: GoPro unlocks the HERO4 camera with key software update

Often, firmware updates just fix bugs on previous versions. This new GoPro Hero4 update unlocks some of the hidden power of the Hero4 with features like Time-Lapse video and Burst Mode photos. Frame rates are improved as well on the Hero 4 Black.

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News: 24K Gold fat bike still available for $1 Million

The House of Solid Gold offers to you the first 24K Gold Mountain bike, perhaps the most expensive bike in the world at $1 million. And despite the explosive growth of fat bikes, this one is still waiting for that one special owner.

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Review: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

The Fantom 6by6 enters the 27.5 bike arena with an all mountain bike that delivers solid value and top components like the Revelation fork and an XT SLX drivetrain mix.

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News: Spinlister bike share app connects like-minded bike owners and bike renters

Spinlister is trying to become the Airbnb of bikes with its enabling application. Folks can rent out their spare bikes or find bikes to try and have the assurance of Spinlister insurance in case of theft or damage.

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News: Kyle Strait signs with Commencal and lays out 2015 season

Commencal continues their forward momentum by signing two-time Red Bull Rampage champion, Kyle Strait.

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News: Fyxation enters the fat bike market with the Blackhawk carbon bike

4-lb carbon frame with the ability to run 29+ or 26×5.0 tires is Fyxation’s entry in this growing field. Find out what this Milwaukee-based company is bringing to the fat bike market.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system

Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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News: Marin partners with SR Suntour to expand Enduro Team led by Kyle Warner

Led by US Enduro Champ Kyle Warner, the new team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames, coupled with suspension components from SR Suntour.

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News: Pivot Cycles releases the versatile new carbon LES Fat bike

With its Swinger II adjustable height dropout system, the LES Fat bike can handle any drivetrain and wheel sizes from 26 fat to 29, 29+, 27.5+ and beyond.

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News: Pivot Cycles signs Aaron Chase and Carla Hukee

Pivot Cycles is making all the right moves with the signing of downhill legend Aaron Chase and marketing guru Carla Hukee.

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Video: Neko Mulally joins the Gstaad-SCOTT Downhill Team

“Chainless” Neko Mulally joins the Sultan of Downhill Style, Brendan Fairclough in the SCOTT Bikes downhill team. We expect great results and non-stop entertainment from this pair in 2015.

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Long Term Review: Specialized 2FO flat shoes

The 2FO is an awesome shoe that covers all the bases that a flat shoe should deliver. It descends well, jumps good, climbs decent and is comfortable on and off the bike.

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First Look: Sony 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V

Sony goes all in the POV game with a 4k camera with great optics, frame rate, sound quality and splash-proof form factor.

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