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.




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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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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