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.




Sea Otter: SQlab’s Signature Series Hans Rey saddles and grips

The SQlab 611 Active Ti saddle and 711 MX grip provide the basis for these special edition saddles and grips that provide comfort and control.

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Sea Otter: Xpedo’s new GFX clipless DH and CXR cross-specific pedals

Check out these highlights and new products from Xpedo including the all new GFX and CXR pedals.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery GoPro Hero 4 and Bell Super 2R Giveaway

Enter to win a GoPro HD Hero 4 Silver Cam and a Bell Super 2R MIPS helmet courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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Sea Otter: Mongoose Ruddy Expert 27.5+, Argus fat bike and Argus kid’s fat bike

Mongoose continues to expand their big wheeled bikes for 2016. Here is a look at the all new Ruddy, Argus and Argus Kids.

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Sea Otter: ABUS Brooklyn Chain with Titalium Padlock

A new high security covered chain with cool, keyed padlock for your bike’s safety, from German manufacturer ABUS.

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Sea Otter: Foes Mutz 27.5 Plus freeride fattie and new Hydro H2 27.5″ DH rig

27.5 Plus wheels and tires continue to gain popularity across all categories. Also, the Hydro returns now rolling on 27.5″ tires.

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Sea Otter: Five Ten shows all new Kestrel trail shoes with BOA closure system

Five Ten’s Kestrel and Freerider Contact highlight their latest offerings.

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Sea Otter: Catharine Pendrel’s Orbea Oiz World Championship race bike

A close-up look at the 2x and reigning World Champion’s ultimate race rig featuring electronic shifting and suspension control.

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Sea Otter: Haro brings back Shift line of full suspension bikes including the all new Shift Plus

Some prototype bikes from Haro’s 2016 line-up including the Shift S3, Shift R5 and R7 and the Shift Plus running the big 27.5+ tire size.

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Vittoria Photo Caption Contest on Facebook

Post a caption to Vittoria’s Photo Contest on Facebook, the most liked caption wins FREE Vittoria tires!

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First Look: 2015 Breezer Repack Team

160mm of all mountain/enduro travel with a unique suspension design. The Breezer Repack uses an extra pivot located midway on the chainstays. Find out what our first ride impression is.

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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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