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.




Interbike: Schwalbe Procore dual-chamber tire system

Schwalbe seeks to revolutionize tires with a system that achieves low pressures for good traction but with good puncture resistance.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology

Smith released their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd and MIPS technology.

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Interbike: Niner IMBA ROS9+ bike

Niner Raises $40,000 with their IMBA ROS9+ fundraiser. This puts their bike campaigns for IMBA total to over $100k.

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Interbike: 100% delivers with the Racecraft and Accuri goggles

100% is a brand that has risen to new heights in two short years. Check out their most popular goggles and find out why.

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Video: Symon Godziek Tsunami Backflip on Red Bull District Ride

The first ever mountain bike Tsunami Backflip was performed flawlessly by Godziek.

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First Look: Rotor Rex 1.1 crank and 1x chainring

Rotor now offers their oval rings and lightweight cranks in the 1x Narrow/Wide configuration.

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Long Term Report: 2014 Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup Edition

For 2014, Specialized assembled their largest development team ever to revamp their top-selling bike, the Epic. They looked to make the Epic faster, lighter and smoother. And they added a 1×11 only World Cup Edition version.

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First Look: Giro Quarter helmet and Blok goggles

Giro introduces a full-featured $40 skate and pump track helmet. They also redesigned the Blok goggle to optimize it for all mountain biking.

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Video: New Bell Super 2R trail/enduro helmet with removable chin bar

Spotted: The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar has been spotted “in the wild” at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series this weekend.

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Video: Cam Zink lands world-record 100-foot backflip

Cam Zink executes a world record dirt -to-dirt backflip in Mammoth Mountain Bike Park in CA.

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News: SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels

The Rise 60s are XC/Trail wheels that feature a carbon, hookless rim with 21mm internal width. Weight is 1390 grams for a pair of 27.5 wheels and 1430 grams for the 29er version.

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First Look: Motobecane Fantom 6by6 27.5 all-mountain bike

A very attractive package from Motobecane and a whole lot of bike for the money.

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Video: Semenuk wins Crankworx Joyride for an unprecendented third time

Brandon Semenuk threw down on his first run and unleashed one of the most impressive runs in Redbull Joyride history.

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Video: 14-Year-Old Finn Iles wins Whip-Off World Championship

The Whip-Off Worlds hosted the largest crowd ever, as the veterans and the Nitro Circus wowed the crowd and the young, crowd favorite Finn Iles, was crowned the king.

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Photo Gallery: Mtbr readers show off awesome bike hauling vehicles

We asked our Facebook and forum readers to show off their bike-hauling vehicles and we were shocked by the range and creativity of the submissions. Come check out these options that get us and our bikes to our bike adventures.

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Crankworx Whistler offers the most epic Enduro World Series race to date

This one-day EWS race proved to be one of the most exhausting and exciting battles to date as fortunes were won and lost throughout the day.

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Video: Helicopter bike rack approved for commercial use

It’s a big world to explore out there and it just got smaller with the the newly approved helicopter bike racks. No longer do adventurers need to tie their bikes together and have them dropped on the ground.

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First Look: Cogburn CB4 hunting fat bike

Fat bikes are segmenting into many different markets and the Cogburn CB4 is here to cater to the hunting and fishing crowd. It’s a great alternative to ATVs and it brings the cycling lifestyle to a broader range of folks.

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First Look: 2015 Trek Slash Carbon 27.5

The Trek Slash line expands its versatile and capable All Mountain bruiser with carbon frames and innovative spec.

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First Look: Bontrager Rally and Lithos all mountain helmets

Bontrager releases their long-awaited All Mountain helmets with an excellent price point Rally model and an innovative Lithos lid.

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Review: Spank Oozy Trail Pedals

Spank follows up their Spike pedal with the Oozy Trail pedal that is lighter. Read on and find out if it works just as well as its big brother.

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Troy Lee Designs Releases the Aaron Gwin Edition of their Sprint Line

Troy Lee releases a Gwin special edition version of their Sprint line of gravity clothing. They continue to lead the way with great designs, features and reasonable prices.

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Video: Troy Brosnan – Fun Can’t Make You Faster

Fun is the essence of mountain biking. Follow Troy Brosnan as he ventures out in to the backcountry of British Columbia and rediscovers what it’s all about.

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Video: Nico Vink riding Chatel Bike Park and Whistler

What happens when you get a world class motocross rider on a downhill bike? Watch Nico Vink shred Chatel Bike Park in France and Whistler in Canada and find out.

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Video: Enduro World Series – Winter Park, CO

Round 5 of the Enduro World Series just finished as racers and spectators were treated to some of the finest racing action in US Soil this year.

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