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.




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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Sea Otter: SQlab’s Signature Series Hans Rey saddles and grips

The SQlab 611 Active Ti saddle and 711 MX grip provide the basis for these special edition saddles and grips that provide comfort and control.

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Sea Otter: Xpedo’s new GFX clipless DH and CXR cross-specific pedals

Check out these highlights and new products from Xpedo including the all new GFX and CXR pedals.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery GoPro Hero 4 and Bell Super 2R Giveaway

Enter to win a GoPro HD Hero 4 Silver Cam and a Bell Super 2R MIPS helmet courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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Sea Otter: Mongoose Ruddy Expert 27.5+, Argus fat bike and Argus kid’s fat bike

Mongoose continues to expand their big wheeled bikes for 2016. Here is a look at the all new Ruddy, Argus and Argus Kids.

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Sea Otter: ABUS Brooklyn Chain with Titalium Padlock

A new high security covered chain with cool, keyed padlock for your bike’s safety, from German manufacturer ABUS.

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Sea Otter: Foes Mutz 27.5 Plus freeride fattie and new Hydro H2 27.5″ DH rig

27.5 Plus wheels and tires continue to gain popularity across all categories. Also, the Hydro returns now rolling on 27.5″ tires.

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Sea Otter: Five Ten shows all new Kestrel trail shoes with BOA closure system

Five Ten’s Kestrel and Freerider Contact highlight their latest offerings.

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Sea Otter: Catharine Pendrel’s Orbea Oiz World Championship race bike

A close-up look at the 2x and reigning World Champion’s ultimate race rig featuring electronic shifting and suspension control.

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Sea Otter: Haro brings back Shift line of full suspension bikes including the all new Shift Plus

Some prototype bikes from Haro’s 2016 line-up including the Shift S3, Shift R5 and R7 and the Shift Plus running the big 27.5+ tire size.

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