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: Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Enduro bike

Like some, we were skeptics when it came to the new Jekyll and its proprietary technology. But come explore with us and understand how this bike comes together and why it’s worth considering for your next steed.

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Video: Top 10 Cycling Phone Apps

It can be argued that the phone is the best cycling accessory. It is an emergency device, a camera, a POV camera, a flashlight, a messaging tool all in one. And that’s just the native functionality.

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Video: Jared Graves shreds with friends in Toowoomba, Australia

What happens when Kelly McGarry and Adam Craig visit Jared Graves in his home town? A whole lot of shreddin’.

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Review: Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer

The Wahoo KICKR trainer grabs the boring old bike trainer and thrusts it into the tech world with social, virtual and viral features. At its core though, it feels like riding a bicycle.

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First Look: Michelin Wild Mud reinforced tire

Michelin adds to its new tire line a mud tire with a great casing and a couple nifty features.

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First Look: New Cannondale Trigger 27.5 and SuperMax fork

Cannondale unveils 27.5-inch wheel Trigger trail bike with 140mm-travel Lefty SuperMax fork, and a new iteration of their adjustable FOX-built DYAD rear shock.

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News: Cannondale OverMountain Team To Race SuperMax Fork in EWS

We’ve tried a couple of Lefty forks this past winter and were left impressed. It is just uncanny how a light, single-legged fork can be so stiff laterally and precise steering-wise.

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Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek – Long Term Update

It’s now got 13,000 miles and we call it the Enduro™ car. It’s slow on the climbs but it’s fast on the descents and it rallies on the rough stuff.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet

Mavic is going big with a full line of apparel designed for All Mountain riding and Enduro Racing and the Notch Helmet is a big part of this line.  The helmet is a clean design with understated black graphics on black color.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet

Troy Lee, a brand with rabid customer loyalty and a long tradition in downhill clothing and helmets sought out to make their first half shell helmet with the A1. They gave it full coverage, an adjustable visor and excellent padding and ventilation.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Trek Remedy 9.8 27.5/650b a gateway to long-travel bliss

The new 27.5-inch wheel version of Trek’s venerable Remedy 9.8 delivers just the right dose of travel and performance for the XC rider looking to go bigger.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Pivot shoots for Holy Grail status with new Mach 6 Carbon

The versatile Mach 6 shoots for Holy Grail territory with it’s wide-ranging capabilities for a wide range of riders. Does it hit the mark? Read our Bottom Line review and find out.

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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 knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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Specialized Fatboy

Fatbiking is about fun, adventure, determination, accomplishment, and a little bit of insanity. Specialized has rolled all of this up into a nice package that makes me actually want to go out in 12 degree temperatures to ride in the snow.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone Helmet

The A1 was a good helmet but the A1 Drone is a lot better looking and a lot less expensive. That makes it a good choice in the face of stiff competition in this popular fit. In the end, good looks is brought home by good coverage and awesome fit and comfort.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Niner’s WFO 9 eats big trail—and convention—for breakfast and still gives you change for lunch

No carbon, no tweener wheels and half the price of some of our test bikes, the WFO 9 might just be the “get real” bike of the test.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Fezzari’s roll-your-own Timp Peak packs value, performance

The Fezzari Timp Peak delivers value in and performance in spades with this 150mm travel bike sporting a 1×11 drivetrain and carbon wheelset.

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News: Mark Weir breaks pelvis and sacrum in freak accident

Mark Weir and four buddies tried to move a half-fallen tree out of the trail. As they tried to push it out of the way, a supporting branch crumbled and the tree came crashing down from twenty feet high. Mark tried to scramble out of the way but the tree smashed him and broke his pelvis and sacrum.

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Hot News: Trek now testing 27.5 for downhill racing with new Session 650b bike

One of the superpowers of downhill racing, Trek Bicycles revealed today that they are now testing the capabilities of the 27.5 wheel size, which has been the domain of the proven 26er wheel size.

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Compare-O First Look: Trek Remedy 9.8 27.5

Trek boots 26-inch hoops in favor of 27.5s on the all-new 2014 Trek Remedy 9.8. Dressed in premium Bontranger componentry, their full-carbon, 140mm-travel flagship is looking leaner, meaner and readier than ever.

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Compare-O First Look: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

The Pivot Mach 6 is one of the most anticipated bikes in our test with 155mm of plush dw-link suspension. It’s laterally stiff with short stays and a smart bottom bracket height designed to corner well and clear rocks and rough stuff.

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How To: Protect your bike when you stop on a ride

You’re out on a ride and have to drop in a store to get some supplies, coffee or lunch. You don’t have your heavy duty lock and you can’t bring your bike inside. Here’s some really cool tips on how to protect your bike from thieves.

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Review: Element Case Rogue and Sector deliver high end iPhone cases to the bike market

The phone is quickly becoming a great tool for cycling. The Element Case Rogue strives to solve all your phone protection and mounting needs.

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Compare-O First Look: Niner WFO

Madeover 2014 Niner WFO challenges the 27.5 status quo with bigger wheels and bigger travel, yet a small(ish) price tag.

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Review: Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel

This small Durango, CO company started mixing drinks in their kitchen for their own personal use so they could survive the rigors of the Leadville 100 race. What they came up with is a formula that is natural, dissolves easily in water and is easy for the body to digest.

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