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.




First Look: Sidi Epic shoes

New Sidi MTB shoes feature rubber sole, reinforced heel cup, comfy fit and a decent price.

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Contest: ZOIC $1,000 Giveaway

With the change of seasons ZOIC is giving 5 lucky winners $200 gift cards to ZOIC.com to start your warm weather riding in style!

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Video: ‘Path Finder’ full length MTB movie

Polish riders Mariusz Bryja and Tomasz Dębiec ride the most epic places in European mountains like Polish Bieszczady, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.

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Video: Felt Double Dare Fat bike fun in Switzerland

Gregor Laucht hits the snow flow on his Felt Double Double 30 fat bike on some fresh pow in Switzerland.

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Review: Haro FLC 29 Pro carbon 29er hardtail

The Haro FLC 29 Pro offers a great value for the rider looking for a lightweight, carbon frame that can serve as an XC race bike as well as an all around trail bike.

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Video: Riding the White Line – vertigo inducing trail provides challenge and thrill

Check out the dizzying heights of this trail. The phrase “don’t look down” comes to mind. Ever ridden anything like this? Let us know!

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Review: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike

The Riot 7 LC from GHOST is a unique bike offering 130mm of travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Capable and fun, this bike likes to be run hard.

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Video: ‘Take Control’ Motivational video featuring Rick Koekoek

A breathtaking video showing Dutch trials ace Rick Koekoek climbing the Stairway to Heaven on bike. Don’t even THINK about the penalty for failure.

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Video: Diamondback’s Eric Porter rides the Mega Cavern

Louisville native Eric Porter hits the dirt jumps of this huge, underground bike park with his smooth style. Porter even lets his two young sons take a run with him. Check it.

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Video: Jeff Herbertson – Final Sessions at Post Office

Local dirt jump pro Jeff Herb takes on one last session of the Aptos Dirt Jumps on his Pivot Point.

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News: Salsa Cycles Powderkeg 29er tandem mountain bike

In typical Salsa fashion comes the all new Powderkeg, a tandem 29er designed for the committed adventure racers and their partners in life and dirt.

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Video: The Dude Rides Sedona

A Big Lebowski parody video from the guys at BetterRide.net. Will White Russians make you faster or wheelie better? Probably not.

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Contest: Nox Composites Carbon Wheelset Giveaway

Enter to Win a Nox Composites Carbon Wheelset with premium hubs in your choice of 27.5″ or 29″ size!

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Video: Joystick Originals with Garrett Robertson

Check out this highlight reel giving us an inside look at Garrett Robertson and his home, his lifestyle and his favorite local riding locations including Silver Star Mountain Resort and Okanagan BC.

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Photo Gallery: Mountain Bike Hall of Fame – Meet the Pioneers

Charlie Kelly, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Jacquie Phelan, John Castellano, Scot Nicol and many more show their support for Trips for Kids and the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

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Mega Underground Bike Park Opens in Louisville, Kentucky

One of a kind bike park offers year-round riding on dirt jumps, pump tracks and even singletrack. Take a break from riding and try the zipline or ropes course.

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Quick Take: IZIP E3 Electric fat bike – the Sumo and more

A quick look at four unique ebikes including a fat bike, full suspension mountain bike, cruiser and commuter. Love them or hate them, ebikes are a growing segment of bicycles in the U.S.

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ABUS releases new GRANIT Plus 640 u-lock and new urban, commuter helmets

ABUS expands beyond locks and is bringing in their line of bicycle helmets to the US for the first time.

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Video: Downhill race through a crowded shopping mall

Watch this quick edit of Austrian racer Hannes Slavik ripping it up in a very unlikely setting for a DH race.

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Clif Bar invents pizza in a pouch

Designed with lots of input from their endurance athletes, Clif Bar has created a new line of organic energy food that taste more like real food than sugary gels.

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KHS SixFifty 7200, 4 Season 1000 fat bike, BNT 29

Three highlights from the KHS 2015 lineup including their 160mm enduro bike with 27.5″ wheels, alloy fat bike hardtail and a specially designed 29er hardtail for big and tall riders.

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News: Yeti Cycles sponsors VIDA MTB ride clinics for women mountain bikers

VIDA MTB seeks to build the tribe among female riders and have fun while doing it. We chat with Elena Forchielli, Marketing Director and Co-Owner to learn more.

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Chain Reaction Cycles: Mountain bikes vs. Pro Football – This is Our Game

Passion and popularity – mountain biking and football share more than you might think. This Super Bowl weekend, go out for a ride.

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Review: PureFit Nutrition Bars

Gluten-free, vegan protein bar provides energy on and off the bike in a variety of flavors featuring almonds and peanut butter.

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News: Kali Protectives Launches New Maya Enduro Helmet

Deep coverage helmet boasts excellent safety, camera and light mounts, and amazing price. Watch the video showing Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ his Maya.

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