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 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.




Review: Polygon Collosus T8 trail bike

Full carbon trail bike from direct to consumer manufacturer offers solid value, a unique design and pleasing aesthetics.

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Turner’s RFX returns as a full carbon enduro racer / aggressive trail bike

Turner’s venerable RFX now features a carbon frame with 160mm of dw-link travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Billed as the “Enduro Game Changer”.

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News: RedMonkey Klampz lock on silicone grips now available

California company manufactures locally and donates to cycling charities and American Veterans. Check out the variety of colors and affordable price.

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First Look: Cannondale Habit XC with an attitude

A look at the all new Cannondale Habit in carbon and alloy versions and a first ride impression. This bike stretches the definition of XC like no other.

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VP Components introduces the VP-AIM platform pedal

VP’s AIM pedal combines value and performance. Watch Sam Reynolds and DJ Brandt putting their pedals to the test.

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Felt adds Plus bikes to line-up for model year 2016 – their last

Check out some of the new bikes from Felt including the all new Surplus line of plus bikes. Also, some updates to the Felt Nine FRD, Edict, Compulsion and DD fat bikes.

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First Look: Felt Fat Cruisers

Fat bike tires breath new life into Felt’s line of cruisers for sand, snow, pavement or dirt. Check out the Speedway, the Float and El Niño.

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Special 25th Anniversary GT Zaskar Carbon Announced for 2016

The legendary GT Zaskar is back for 2016 with special 25th Anniversary carbon versions as well as 4 alloy models.

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Video: Guatemala Adventure with Hans Rey and Tom Oehler

Fresh from mountain bike legend Hans Rey comes this edit featuring Tom Oehler and himself exploring the Highlands of Guatemala in Central America.

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Quick Take: Fabric’s sleek cageless water bottle

UK-based Fabric invents a simple and elegant design for mounting water bottles to your bike.

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New Focus Raven Max 29, Spine C and Sam C mountain bikes

German brand Focus enters the US mountain bike market with a carbon 29er hardtail, carbon trail bike and carbon enduro racer.

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Pivot Cycles announces new Mach 429 Trail

Pivot’s all new Mach 429 Trail combines two of their most popular models to create a trail bike that handles beyond its 116mm of travel.

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Review: WTB Volt Carbon saddle

Top-of-the-line WTB saddle features carbon rails and provides comfort and durability.

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Contest: Feedback Sports Bike Storage Shopping Spree

Enter to win a $500 Bike Storage shopping spree from Feedback Sports.

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News: Under Armour develops new Fat Tire boot inspired by fat bikes

New shoe combines a Michelin tire sole with Goretex upper and Boa closure.

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Video: Mountain Biking in the Darkness – The Night Shoot

A behind-the-scenes look at some park riding at night and the filming effort required to capture it.

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Polygon Bikes – New Syncline 9 carbon hardtail and Collosus N9 enduro rig

Developed with help from the UR Team, Polygon is bringing the Collosus N9 to America. Also available is a Di2 spec’d carbon hardtail racer rolling on 27.5″ wheels, the Syncline 9.

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News: iON Cameras and Contour Announce Merger

Big change hopes to bring improvements to both iON and Contour as well as new products in new categories.

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Lazer Sport’s new Waymaker Way1 and Way2 eyewear

New casual eyewear options for post ride lounging from Lazer Sport. The Waymaker Way1 and Way2 offer style and simplicity at a bargain price.

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Sea Otter: Club Ride’s new mountain biking apparel and InnerWear line

Club Ride has a new line of chamois from their InnerWear collection that feature padding based on how long you ride. Mens and Womens jerseys and shorts are highlighted also.

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Contest: Ryders antiFOG cycling eyewear giveaway

Ryders antiFOG really works and right now they are giving 3 lucky mountain bikers the chance to see for themselves! Enter to Win and you could be seeing clearly now!

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Sea Otter: iXS’s new Sever back country shorts and new brand ambassador

New product highlights for 2015 including a new line of shorts. Also, the Gravity Cartel signs Mountain Bike Pro Eric Carter to their team.

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Sea Otter: Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 endurance race machine

Bulls Bikes brings bikes direct to buyers for the US market. Highlighted here is their top of the line endurance XC model, the Wild Edge Team 29.

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Kali Protectives Launches New Viva helmet for dirt jumpers or park riders

The Viva combines skate-lid style with real bike helmet protection at an affordable price.

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Sea Otter: Suntour’s Axon Werx 20″ brings serious suspension to kid’s bikes

Limited production fork provides 80mm of real travel to junior shredders. Watch this fork being assembled and ridden how it should be ridden…hard.

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