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.




Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers

Gift ideas for the mountain biker on your list that are affordable – most of these are under $40. But just because they aren’t uber expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make a favorable impression!

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Announced: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 SL Carbon

Pivot unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility, 29″ wheels and 100mm of travel.

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Video: The Rise of Vinny T

Checkout this year end wrap up video of some of Vincent Tupin’s best stunts, flips, flow and crashes.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes, gear and accessories

For the little biker on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes and road bikes to helmets, jerseys from brands like Yuba, Cleary, Trailcraft, Specialized, Felt, Zoic and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers

Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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SF Bike Expo 2014 – show highlights and photos

New products from ABUS, Gamut, Grit, Suture, e*thirteen, DZR and more are highlighted as well as photos of the rail jam and bike swap vendors.

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Cleary Bikes Owl – 20″ kid’s mountain bike

New Marin based company builds lightweight and simple singlespeeds for kids that will provide miles of smiles for young riders ready to upgrade.

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7th Annual SF Bike Expo – November 22

Part swap meet, part handmade bike show, part rail jam and all fun! The SF Bike Expo is coming soon.

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Review: Fuji SLM 29 – Carbon 29er Race Bike

The top of the line Fuji SLM 29 1.1 offers a race ready bike right off the shelf, but is also fun as well as fast.

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First Look: Jamis Dakar AMT Pro 27.5

Jamis offers plenty of options in 27.5″ and 29″ for 2015 including six new women’s specific bikes. But don’t bother looking for a 26″ Jamis mountain bike, you won’t find it.

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Video: Bike commuting gets fun and fat in On-One’s latest edit

On-One’s Fun Fatty – first production 24″ fatbike hucked, jumped and stunted on a nice ride that is all in a day’s work.

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Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 Enduro

New and improved Knucklebox creates a DH oriented ripper.

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Review: ORP bike light with built in dual horn

The ORP is a cool, easy to use light that allows riders to be seen and heard whether commuting or on the path.

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Contest: Vittoria Wheelset and Tire Photo Contest

Submit your photo and you could win a Vittoria Deamion Wheelset and Vittoria Jafaki Tires!

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Contest: ABUS BORDO Granit X-Plus 6500 folding lock giveaway

Enter to Win ABUS prize package including a BORDO Granit X-Plus 6500 folding lock, MKII water resistant messenger bag and podium hat!

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Red Bull Rampage Finals

Check out our featured photos of the Red Bull Rampage finals including winner Andreu Lacondeguy hitting a massive drop and Cam Zink winning best trick with a huge 360.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers

UPDATE: Graham Agassiz destroyed the rest of the field to top qualifying for Monday’s Red Bull Rampage Finals.

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First Look: Magellan enters the US market with the Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 315

A familiar name in GPS brings bike specific computers to market with a host of cool, customizable features and an easy-to-use interface.

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Contest: Zoic Giveaway

Enter for 5 Chances to Win $200 Worth of Fall Gear!

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Interbike: PowerBar’s new flavors of Performance Energy Wafers and 30 gram Protein Plus bars

Some new nutrition products from one of the oldest names in the game – PowerBar.

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Interbike: Jeff Jones Plus – 29er and then some

Check out the new 29+ adventure bike from Jones as well as some new carbon h bars, new hubs and “new” headset.

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Interbike: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ tire and Scraper wide rim

Interbike: WTB shoehorns huge 27.5 “plus” wheel into 29er diameter for fatbike light performance

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Interbike: VP Components new Aim and Harrier Altitude pedals and VX series updates

Two new flat pedals, updates to the VX series of clipless MTB pedals and kid size platform pedals all new for 2015.

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Interbike: Thomson prototype singlespeed cranks and Thomson 27.5 Elite ti hardtail

New drivetrain coming, dropper post updates, Thomson branded Ti bikes and more.

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