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.



First Look: 2015 Mongoose Argus – alloy framed fat bike

Mongoose follows up their popular Beast and Dolomite fat bikes with the all new Argus. Featuring an alloy frame and fork, 2×10 drivetrain, disc brakes and serious trail geometry, the Argus is legit.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway – Round Two

Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery Club Ride Giveaway

Enter to win a Club Ride Vibe jersey and pair of Cargo Away shorts from Art’s Cyclery and Club Ride Apparel, folks who know a thing or two about performance cycling apparel.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 3

Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 3! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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First Look: Pivot Mach 4 Carbon 27.5 – XC and more

Pivot Cycles shows us their new from the ground up Mach 4 Carbon 27.5. Now with more travel and bigger wheels, this bike is a lot of fun.

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First Look: CamelBak’s new Kudu hydration pack with built-in armor

CamelBak releaes info on their new Kudu hydration pack with built-in impact protection, handy tool roll, waterproof rain cover and plenty of storage. Check out the details and view plenty of photos here.

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GT announces all new Helion Carbon Pro, Force X and Sensor X for 2015

GT has a new XC bike called the Helion Carbon Pro that is targeted towards the aggressive cross country rider. Other new bikes for 2015 include the Force X and the Sensor X.

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First Look: New Niner ROS 9 Plus – Big wheels get bigger

The 29+ movement gains speed with the annoucement of the all new ROS 9 Plus from Niner Bikes. Check out our photos and some of the frame highlights.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway 26-27.5-29. Your choice.

Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Video: Course preview Leogang World Cup practice crash

Check out this crazy video of Scott team manager Claudio Caluori ripping down the course at Leogang in Austria while giving us real time narration. Watch out for that log!

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Pro Interview: Marco Fontana – Cannondale Factory Racing Team

Check out our interview with friendly and flamboyant World Cup racer Marco Fontana of the Cannondale Factory Racing team – proving that XC racing isn’t just high posts and lycra.

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Review: iON Air Pro 3 action camera

The iON Air Pro 3 offers another option if you are in the market for a POV action cam. It has great video quality, a built-in waterproof casing and a very slick smart phone app viewfinder.

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Photo Gallery: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup XCO race in Albstadt, Germany

Highlights from the Elite Men and Elite Women’s World Cup XC race from Albstadt, Germany. The Women’s race was almost a run away, but the Men’s race featured a pretty good duel between Julien Absalon and Nino Schurter.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery e*thirteen Contest

Join the 1x revolution! Enter now for a chance to win some cool prizes from e*Thirteen courtesy of Art’s Cyclery. Three lucky winners will receive an e*thirteen Extended Range Cog and a guidering M Chainring!

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First Look: Cannondale 2015 F-Si 29 Carbon and Black Inc XTR Di2 version

Cannondale announced another brand new model for 2015. The F-Si 29 Carbon is a World Cup racer that will appeal to a broad group of performance oriented riders.

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Video: Downhill Sessions in Fiji – Life Behind Bars

The latest episode in Brandon Semenuk’s Life Behind Bars series. This time Semenuk teams up with Brendon Fairclough to ride some custom made trails in Fiji. Watch as both riders send it big time.

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Video: Mountain bikers drop through sinkhole in Mexico

A quick video of Aaron Chase riding his mountain bike into a huge sinkhole in Mexico! With help from buddies Eric Porter and Chris Van Dine, Chase clears a run up, builds a tranny and drops straight down.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system

Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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Red Bull Ride + Style brings racing and stunts to San Francisco

The Red Bull Ride + Style event provided plenty of racing action and high flying stunt riding right in the heart of San Francisco. Mtbr was on hand talking to the athletes and taking plenty of photos. Check it out.

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Enter to Win: Art’s Cyclery Race Face Contest

Enter now for a chance to win some killer prizes from Race Face courtesy of Art’s Cyclery. Two lucky winners will receive a set of SixC 35 Carbon Riser Handlebars and Atlas 35 Stem or a set of Atlas Pedals.

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Viral Video: Matt Hunter – master of deep lean angle

Check out this INSANE video of Specialized rider Matt Hunter cranking it over so far in a corner that he actually drags his handlebar!

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Art’s Cyclery: Retail Store and Web/Mail Order “Behind-the-Scenes”

Check out our up close and personal look at Art’s Cyclery – both their retail shop and the inner workings of their online/mail order bike business. Art’s is full of great products handled by friendly people in a beautiful area to ride.

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Contest: Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway – What’s Your Dream Bike?

Enter the Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway and you could win one of five FREE t-shirts that we are giving away for the next week! Just submit your name, email address and tell us what your dream bike is!

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SR Suntour’s New Auron 29 and Aion 27.5 forks

SR Suntour has a new 29er version of their popular Auron fork now available and they also have a forth coming model called the Aion that is a more affordable version of the Auron with very similar features and performance.

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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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