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 enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.




Spot’s first full suspension mountain bike – the Rollik 557

Get ready to romp and frolick with Spot’s all new 140mm travel, carbon framed trail bike with unique, patented carbon leaf spring called the Living Link.

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Haro’s new Shift LT with long travel and electronic drivetrain compatibility

The Shift LT offers 140mm of travel for a more all mountain type of ride. Also, the Shift Plus gets some updates and there is an e-Bike prototype on the horizon.

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RSD Bikes Wildcat 27.5 Plus bike

Toronto-based brand brings affordable full suspension Plus bike to the States later this year. The Wildcat features 120mm of rear travel via a four bar linkage design.

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Contest: Enter to win a set of Vittoria Morsa Tires

Vittoria is giving away 3 sets of the 2016 graphene 4C Morsa tires.

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Sneak Peek: Kali Lunati – affordable trail helmet

Kali’s new trail helmet features 20 vents, a camera/light mount and a low price point. Also, if you attend the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to check out their trade-in program!

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Top Five Things To Do – A Guide to the Subaru Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is a cycling festival like no other! It will be held April 14-17 in Monterey, CA. Here are some tips and hints on things to see and do while you are there. Stop by the Mtbr booth and say hi!

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Pricepoint’s Easton Heist Wheelset Giveaway Contest

Easton Heist Wheelset is the prize courtesy of Pricepoint!

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Finn & Ben local trail rippin’ video

Check out this stoke video from the guys at SixSixOne featuring team riders Finn Iles and Ben Cruz in action on some local Socal trails.

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Contest: Enter to win a head-to-toe Garneau cycling kit

Louis Garneau is giving away $1,000 worth of mtb or road cycling apparel, enter our contest now!

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Juliana SRAM Pro Team Pre-Season Update video

Check out this highlight reel of Juliana SRAM Pro Team riders Sarah Leishman, Anka Martin and Kelli Emmett as they prepare for this coming weekend’s opening round of the Enduro World Series.

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TRUVATIV introduces Descendant series cranks, bars, stems and seat posts

New gravity oriented component line emphasizes durability and affordability. Check out the Descendant bars, stems, seat posts and cranks.

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X-Fusion presents 40 Years of #55 Brian Lopes – Video

Check out this video retrospective on Brian Lopes, a true pioneer of the sport of mountain biking. 40 years is a long time – view some photos of Brian flying the number 55 plate even as a young BMX racer.

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Art’s Cyclery Spank Oozy Trail 295 Wheelset – iXS Armor Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheels or iXS knee and elbow guards courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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NAHBS 2016: Matter Cycles – TwoStoke long travel Plus bike

Boulder, CO based Matter Cycles is a one man shop producing some true mountain bikes like the 150mm travel TwoStroke Plus bike and Benefat fat bike.

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NAHBS 2016: REEB Cycles new full suspension prototype – the SqWEEB

Owned by the same guy who runs Oskar Blues Brewery, REEB Cycles is based out of Longmont, CO and they are now producing a 27.5 Plus bike with 135mm of travel.

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NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Option B+

An industry group effort combines to bring this rally Plus hardtail to life.

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Coastline Cycle Co channels Urban Moto style into a new brand of bicycle

Bicycle industry veteran Chad Battistone launches Coastline Cycle Co with their first model named “The One” – a simple, durable alloy hardtail. The Kickstarter campaign has begun for those interested in buying one of these bikes.

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5 best new ways to use the Mtbr Free Classifieds

Mtbr.com now offers FREE Classifieds to registered users. No more Paypal, no more credit cards. Streamlined format and user enhancements also help make placing your ad easier than ever.

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Bikepacker and ultra long distance racer Lael Wilcox takes on the Arizona Trail Race 750

Tour Divide record holder challenges herself to new limits, will she make it? Follow her adventure in this well crafted video journal.

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show returns to Sacramento Feb. 26-28

12th year for popular show features bicycle craftsmen (and women) across all categories. Showcase provides access to the bicycle art and trend setters of the bicycle industry.

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Ellsworth celebrates 25th anniversary and offers redesigned lineup for 2016

The all new Epiphany headlines the changes to Ellsworth’s bike line-up for 2016 with both carbon and alloy versions available in 29er, 27.5 or Plus sizes.

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Pricepoint’s FOX 34 Float Fork Giveaway Contest

FOX Factory 34 Float fork with 150mm of travel is the prize courtesy of Pricepoint!

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ZOIC Prophet Shoe + Spank Oozy Pedal Contest Giveaway!

Check out ZOIC’s all new flat pedal shoe: the Prophet and enter to win one of three chances to win a pair of ZOIC Prophets and a pair of Spank Oozy flat pedals!

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Lazer’s new Revolution and Roller helmets for 2016

Three helmets from Lazer are highlighted here including the all new for 2016 Revolution, an all mountain/enduro helmet with removable side pods and forthcoming removable chin bar.

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BMX Legend Ryan Nyquist joins Haro’s mountain bike team

Long time (20 years) Haro BMX superstar expands team role to dirt jump duties for 2016.

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