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: 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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Video: Ellsworth is reborn

Purchased by carbon fiber experts BST Nano Carbon, Ellsworth bikes has installed a new team to develop compelling products quickly that are manufactured right here in the USA.

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Interbike 2015: 6D ATB-1A trail helmet with damper technology

Known for revolutionizing moto helmets and full-face helmets, 6D is bringing their impact dampening helmets to the wider audience with a half-lid All Mountain helmet.

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Interbike 2015: e*thirteen EXP cassette with 9-44 teeth

e*thirteen is redefining the category by delivering a massive 9-44 tooth range. It will allow riders of all levels to enjoy 1x drivetrains with little compromise.

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Interbike 2015: CatEye Volt 6000 is the brightest light today

One of our Interbike highlights is this devastatingly bright light from CatEye, the Volt 6000. It also integrates an incredible cooling system.

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Interbike 2015: OutBraker brake regulator

The OutBraker hydraulic brake regulator does what it’s supposed to do, but fails to understand basic mountain biking needs.

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Video: OneUp Chainguide

Narrow/Wide chainrings retain the chain well but not all the time. The OneUp Chainguide adds extra security for chain retention and it extends the useable life of the chainring as well.

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First Look: 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson

Slacker head angle, longer top tube, shorter chainstays are some of the updates to this newest Bronson.

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Video: Ratboy and the new Santa Cruz Bronson

Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland took the new Bronson out for sideways session in the island of Madeira, Portugal.

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Video: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock

For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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2016 Pivot Mach 6

The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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Tire testing the Michelin Rock’R, Grip’R and beyond

Eager to gain back their leadership position in mountain bike tires, Michelin showed us the extensive and meticulous lengths they go through to develop a mountain bike tire.

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Magura Vyron wireless dropper post

Magura delivered the first bombshell product of Eurobike by introducing a product that everyone has been clamoring for, a wireless dropper post. They aim to deliver the post by November 2015 for a price of $460.

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Video: Enduro World Series unveils 2016 calendar

Like the Formula One Series of auto racing, the Enduro World Series seeks to showcase the best mountain biking destinations in the world. This year, they map out destinations in Chile, Argentina, France and the USA.

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First Look: Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 All Mountain helmet

When first introduced, the Urge Endur-O-Matic looked different from the rest as it seemed to come from a full-coverage, dirt jumper scene with highly stylized All Mountain modifications. It receives a major update here in its second iteration.

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Nino Schurter visits Tom Ritchey’s home turf

Nino visited the peninsula hills of Redwood City, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area to see the shop where Tom Ritchey developed and tested the first mountain bikes.

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Video: Semenuk’s flawless 2015 Crankworx run

Semenuk won the 2015 Crankworx Joyride, making him the first rider to take the top spot at the Joyride three times.

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First Ride: Giro Montaro and Montara helmets

To complement their affordable Feature All Mountain helmet, Giro introduced the premium Montaro and Montara helmets that provide superior ventilation, goggle compatibility and MIPS protection.

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Video: Crankworx 2015 RockShox Pump Track Challenge

The Crankworx Pump Track challenge is always a crowd pleaser as mountain biking legends from all disciplines meet up in near perfect track to compete in a 2-run elimination format. The speed and style achieved is remarkable as these elite athletes rocket around the track without a single pedal stroke.

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