About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.



Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers

Polygon is bringing two of their mountain bikes into the US with a direct-to-consumer business model. Featured here are the Collosus N9 enduro race bike and the Collosus T8 trail bike.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 2

Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 2! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong, Enter Now!

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GT Sanction returns with more travel and bigger wheels

Check out this early release 2015 model from GT called the Sanction. The name may be familiar but this bike is new from the ground up, designed with lots of help from Dan Atherton and meant as a purpose built enduro race bike with 165mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Six sick socks from Sea Otter – Sock Guy, DeFeet, SOS

Check out these six (actually seven), cool new socks from SockGuy, DeFeet and SOS Socks. Whether you like a high cuff or low cuff, compression fit or standard, these socks offer some great features and styles.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery One Industries and SixSixOne Gear Giveaway

Is your riding gear starting to look a little tired? Then it’s about time you hit the trailhead in style with some fresh kit from ONE Industries and 661 courtesy of Art’s Cyclery! Enter the Contest!

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway

Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong, Enter Now!

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Contest: Zoic – Win $300 in Mountain Bike Clothing

Enter to Win $300 in mountain bike clothing from Zoic! 3 winners will be chosen to update their riding style for the new season!

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Hot News: Breezer introduces Supercell 29er trail bike

Breezer announces an all new 29er trail bike called Supercell. It has 120mm of rear travel and utilizes the MLink rear suspension design with the rear pivot located in the middle of the chainstay. Watch the video and find out more.

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Video: SR SunTour riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter ride Ray’s MTB Park

Check out this video and photo gallery from SR Suntour of pro riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter having some fun at Ray’s MTB Park. This was filmed during the SR Suntour suspension clinic road trip.

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ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway

Enter the ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway and you could win a Tall Boy LT Carbon, ACRE Hydration Pack and WANDER photo book!

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Contest: JetBlack DynoMeter Trainer Giveaway

Enter the JetBlack DynoMeter Trainer Giveaway and you could win this $600 trainer plus a trainer mat and riser block!

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Scott Photo Contest – Does Size Matter?

Scott Photo Contest – Does Size Matter? Submit your photo answer through Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook by hashtagging #SCOTTsizematters #SeaOtterEdition to enter to win a Scott Genius 710 or Genius 910 mountain bike!

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Compare-O Bottom Line: The Felt Virtue Nine 20 proves you don’t need to spend a mint to have a good time

The well-spec’d Felt Virtue Nine 20 climbs well, looks great and does well on terrain up to about the intermediate level. It also proves you don’t have to spend a mint to have a good time.

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Video: Kilian Bron and Maxime Peythieu Shred Southern France

Fresh from the crew at Epic TV comes this edit of Kilian Bron and Maxime Peythieu as they rip around Cévennes National Park in the south of France.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Scott Genius 710 offers many options to suit many riders

The Scott Genius 710 is an excellent climber and is a bike that you could use for racing Enduro or even XC Endurance races.

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Viral Video: Danny MacAskill – inspired in Barcelona

Check out the latest amazing video from Danny MacAskill called Inspired In Barcelona. Danny is joined by some friends as they journey through the heart of the capital of Catalonia and entertain us with an incredible display of bike handling ability and talent.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Born on the ‘shore’ Norco Range 7.1 packs proven DH chops in AM package

The burly Norco Range Alloy 7.1 can handle the steepest and gnarliest of trails all while offering one of the best values on the market today.

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Compare-O First Look: Felt Virtue Nine 20

The Felt Virtue Nine 20 offers 130mm of Equilink suspension and looks sick with its “Fool’s Gold” finish. Will its performance match up to its good looks?

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Viral Video: Fat Bike drifting with Rowdy the Clown

Here’s a hilarious video we recently caught wind of, but you might want to skip it if you have Coulrophobia.

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Compare-O First Look: Norco Range Alloy 7.1

Available in both carbon and aluminum, the Norco Range offers 160mm of all mountain travel derived straight from the North Shore. The Range Alloy 7.1 may be one of the best value bikes in our tests.

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Compare-O First Look: Scott Genius 710

Scott’s stealthy Genius 710 now comes Fox-equipped. Will the new spec equate to more customers?

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Box Components – new single lever shifters

Toby Henderson’s company Box Components has a new single lever shifter with push-push action that seeks to simplify mountain bike shifting.

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Reynolds Cycling BlackLabel Carbon Wheels

Check out the newly announced top shelf carbon wheels from Reynolds Cycling called the BlackLabel series. These wheels feature Reynold’s MR5 carbon rim design, DT Swiss 240 hubs and DT Swiss Aerolight spokes.

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First Look: Orbea Rallon Breaks Away with 160mm of Tuned BOS Suspension

Orbea has been known for road bikes and cross country bikes. But with this new 27.5 long travel bike, they will soon be a force in the All Mountain arena.

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Video: Winter Dirt – Dirt Jump Session

Here’s a video of Vincent Tupin trading in his normal DH rig for a dirt jumper. The ShapeRideShoot guys shot this video between bouts of rain and came up with a pretty slick production, not bad for their first DJ edit!

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