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.




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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Interbike: Giant Stance 27.5 offers full suspension mountain bikes under $2k

Budget-minded beginners are the main target for this all new model line from Giant.

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Interbike: Road Not Taken Flex Fit 108 flat pedal with float

South Korean company makes pedal with a moving platform as well as lightweight cranks and “blazed with foil” titanium frames.

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Interbike: SPY Omen MX goggles, Quanta and Screw sunglasses

Highlights from SPY eyewear including Happy Lens technology

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Interbike: Yuba Bicycles Mundo, Boda Boda and new Flip Flop cargo balance bike

Electric options breath new life into cargo bikes and the world’s first kid’s cargo balance bikes.

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Review: SportRx – Performance Prescription Eyewear

Custom Rx options for cycling specific glasses like the Oakley Racing Jacket that you can order directly online via the SportRx.com website

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Contest: Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 wheelset giveaway

Enter the Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 Wheelset giveaway. Entering is easy and you could be rolling on these brand new wheels!

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Review: Fezzari Nebo Peak – all-mountain, all value

Factory direct business model means that Fezzari can offer a great bargain for those looking to try 27.5″ wheels with all mountain (150mm) travel.

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New ENVE carbon 29er fork

Carbon 29er fork with unique features and customizable options combine for an after market upgrade for the hard core rigid rider.

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Felt 2015 Preview: Compulsion 10, Virtue 60, Edict FRD, Nine 1 and more

Felt Bicycles has a ton of new models for 2015 including the all mountain/enduro Compulsion, the trail oriented Virtue, the XC Edict and Nine line of lightweight carbon 29er hardtails.

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Video: Kali’s Rookie Marvel – Nicholi Rogatkin

18 year old BMX wizkid turns FMB star and heads to Crankworx. Watch this video as Rogatkin hits the biggest stunts and jumps at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

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Review: Corazonas Oatmeal Squares

Corazonas are an all natural, healthy snack bar for on or off the bike. They come in many flavors like: Cranberry Flax, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Banana Walnut and more.

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News: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon Announced for 2015

Now in carbon, the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon rides the wave of aggressive XC bikes designed to fit many different riding needs.

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Video: 5 Ways to Open a Beer with Cedric Gracia

Find out 5 cool ways to open a beer from Cedric Gracia using only your bike and bike gear. Do you know of a different way to open a beer with your bike gear? Let us know!

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 and Voltage FR 710 prototype testing

Check this rockin’ video showing just how Scott Sports tests their new Gambler 710 and Voltage FR 710 prototypes.

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Photo Gallery: Downieville Classic 2014

The Downieville Classic was held this past weekend and we have a few photos of the racing action. Check out this photo gallery of the pain and glory and preliminary results.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 4

Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 4! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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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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