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: 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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First Impressions: Durango Bike Company Moonshine 650b

The Durango Moonshine bike is a 160mm travel, 27.5 wheeled bike with Horst Link suspension. It’s got dialed in geometry and the best components to deliver a great ride for the money.

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Video: Epecuén by Danny Macaskill

Watch Danny Macaskill take his riding back to the roots of trials riding, exploring the forgotten town of Epecuén in Argentina, a location that has been submerged for the majority of the past 25 years.

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$5/Foot: Buy a foot of Downieville area trail, win any Santa Cruz bike

The Downieville area in the Northern Sierras is stunning indeed. Help build stunning trails and get a chance to win the most blinged out Santa Cruz bike you can configure.

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First Look: Vredestein Bobcat All Mountain tire

The Vredestein Bobcat uses the company’s premier rubber and casing technology in a huge tire that is stable and light.

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Video: Whistler flight video with Brendan Fairclough and Thomas Vanderham

POV videos are hard to watch but this follow-cam video pointed backwards at Thomas Vanderham is very entertaining. When you have all the skill in the world and conditions are the ideal, this can happen.

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Enduro World Series: On track with Curtis Keene, Part 2

View this beautiful summary of the Enduro World Series #1 in Chile. Curtis struggled while Martin Maes catapulted into the spotlight. Fabian Barel ended up with a broken back while Jerome showed why he is the champ.

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First Ride: SRAM Guide Brakes

A full revamp of the Avid Elixir brake has resulted in the SRAM Guide brake. Find out what it’s all about how it did on our initial test rides.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights Part 2

More photo highlights from the Riva Bike Festival that’s held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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Revealed: Vecnum Moveloc dropper post with up to 200mm of travel

The Vecnum Moveloc enters the dropper post category with German engineering, smooth operation and up to 200mm of dropper post travel.

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First Ride: SRAM Roam 30 and Roam 40 wheels

SRAM’s product release onslaught continues with Roam 30 and Roam 40—two high-value, low-cost wheelsets.

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First Ride: New SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain

SRAM has unveiled a third, more affordable version of their wildly successful 1x mountain drivetrain, dubbed X1, featuring much of the same performance acumen of their higher-end 11-speed systems, but at much less cost.

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Video: Geoff Gulevich’s treacherous Red Bull Rampage run

Just how scary is it to do a run in the Red Bull Rampage? Check Geoff Gulevich’s run and find out.

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First Ride: RockShox RS-1 inverted fork

Though inverted forks have many advantages and are commonplace in the motorcycle world, widespread success has eluded the design in the bike market to date. RockShox hopes to change that with its new RS-1 29er cross-country superfork.

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