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.




Review: DiNotte XML-3

The XML-3 is light at 355 grams, bright at 1573 Lumens yet it does not break the bank at $229.

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Video: Rémy Métailler attacks the Whistler Bike Park

Many of us have been to Whistler or seen the lines but Rémy Métailler creates combines many jumps into one as he assaults the rocks and trees of the big mountain.

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Review: Light & Motion Urban 850 Trail

This latest Urban 850 Trail model remains very bright and light. Now the side lights have been turned down to optimize for trail use. GoPro mount compatibility is offered now as well.

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Review: Lupine NEO 2

At 188 grams, it is the ideal helmet light with the battery mounted at the rear of the helmet to provide balance to the light head up front.

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Review: Lezyne Deca Drive 1500XXL

Lezyne made their mark with honest, infinite battery lights. But with the dangers of loose Lithium cells, they are going with sleeker and more compact designs.

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Review: CatEye Volt 1600

The Volt 1600 continues to be one of our favorites as the output bumps up to 1600 Lumens now. Chassis and mount are getting a bit dated now for this much light but this is still a self-contained powerhouse.

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Review: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair kits

With experience from other industries, Dynaplug offers several reliable options for repairing tubeless tires on the trails.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina OLED 800

This latest Lumina bumps output to an honest 800 Lumens. It also incorporates an OLED display to make switching through modes very easy. Finding out remaining runtime on any light level is handy as well.

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Review: Cygolite Dash 450

The Dash 450 from Cygolite offers a unique form factor with four auxiliary LEDs to complement the main lens.

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Video: Top 10 mountain bike innovations

Innovations come and go but these set of 10 have really improved our mountain biking experience. Which one is tops for you and what have we missed.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700 RT

Going up in price with a sophisticated remote, the Ion 700 RT is the same compact light that can now be part of a unified system of lights.

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Review: CatEye Volt 6000

The brightest light we’ve ever tested also has the widest beam. And it has a trick up its sleeve, an integrated cooling fan. But is it flawed or perfect for trail use?

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Review: Lupine Piko 4 Smartcore

From its humble beginnings of 550 Lumens, the new Lupine Piko 4 now sports 1500 Lumens, a wireless remote and smartphone app.

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Video: ‘Iceland. Proven Here.’

In a sea of impressive travel and promotional videos, this one by the crew at Yeti absolutely manages to stand out and tower above the rest.

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Video: ‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Fat bikes

This adventure cycling film celebrating the journeys bikes allow us to take – specifically focusing on how fatter tire bikes are allowing riders to venture to places cyclists have never been able to ride before.

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Video: Rogatkin falls off cliff in the biggest crash in Red Bull history

The crash that everyone fears in Red Bull Rampage, falling off a cliff, happened yesterday to Nicholi Rogatkin. In a fall that could have easily killed or paralyzed someone, Rogatkin got up shaken but undeterred.

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Video: World Champion Nino Schurter unwinds

Another race season is in the books and now it is time for Nino to focus on the fun side of things. In his backyard, the XC World Champion enjoys some of the best singletrails Switzerland has to offer.

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Video: Brendan Fairclough brings freeracing to Rampage

Fairclough, or “Brendog” as he’s known, competed in the last two Rampage events with lines that prove that not only can he hang with the best freeriders in the world, but that he may be one of them.

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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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Video: Claudio’s Red Bull Rampage course preview

This is a glimpse into how a “regular” guy would ride the Red Bull Rampage course — if “regular” means a racing veteran who was a professional downhill racer between 1998 and 2012.

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Video: Over the hill – And through the woods

‘Over the hill’ is a term often heard when one turns forty years old. But as these fine gentlemen keenly demonstrate ‘over the hill’ is a state of mind that bogs down much of the adult population. Age, responsibility, doubt are mere shackles or excuses that prevent one from living life.

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Video: Nico Vink hits the world’s biggest jumps

Among the best jumpers in the world, there is Nico Vink who always manages to stand out. His speed and amplitude push the limits of our sport.

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Video: Logan Peat in ‘The Backwoods’

Logan Peat started building the slopestyle course of his dreams. But as the vision got too big, a whole army of builders and machines helped him complete the vision.

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2015 Bike Lights Shootout

The 2015 Bike Lights Shootout is here! It is quite an exciting crop of lights as lights are getting lighter with improved beam patterns. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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Video: What if it snowed dirt?

Imagine the ultimate skier’s dream—a powder day—in mountain biking terms. Dirt falls from the sky like powder snow, while ecstatic riders play across a magical landscape.

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