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.



Reynolds Cycling Factory Tour – Wheel Torture Lab

Take a tour of the Reynolds Cycling US headquarters in Sandy, UT. R&D, testing, prototyping and more are done here on some incredible machines. Want to see what a blowout looks like at 370 PSI?

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ORP’s Bike Light With Integrated Smart Horn

ORP’s LED bike light with integrated (and loud) horn helps cyclists to be safe when riding in traffic, but use wisely.

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Video: Light Trails – Colored LEDs Light-up Rider and Bike

Check out this amazing and innovative video from WOOProductions from Switzerland. It is called Light Trails and it shows us what can be done with a full set of LED lights equipped on both rider and bike as they give off a very “TRON”-ish type effect.

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Just In: iON Air Pro 3 Action Camera

The recently released iON Air Pro 3 is an action cam with some great features like built-in Wi-Fi, built-in waterproof casing, light weight and a sleek profile. Here is our unboxing first impressions.

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Video: ShapeRideShoot Best of 2013 Mountain Biking Highlights

Check out this great video and photos highlighting the best in mountain biking from the ShapeRideShoot guys for 2013. It shows “what mountain biking represents”.

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Lezyne World Headquarters Tour

Lezyne revamps San Luis Obispo facility and ramps up from strong industry response and sales of their line of LED bike lights.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers

A real list of items that you can buy for that special mountain biker in your life. These gifts won’t break the bank, since most of them are under $30. But just because they aren’t expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make an impression (favorable, of course)!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For The Beginner Mountain Biker

Do you have a beginner mountain biker on your holiday shopping list? If so, be sure to read our suggestions on what to get for that special newbie on your list to help them avoid (or at least minimize) the bumps, bruises, stitches and itches.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For The Tech Geek Rider

We have compiled some gift suggestions for the cycling tech geek on your list. For those who like to record, analyze and share their epic adventures.

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Video: Frozen Gobbler – Snow Riding in Morzine

Rider Alex Evans is featured in this video showing some great early snow riding from Le Pleney in Morzine, France. Rocking soundtrack? Check.

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SF Bike Expo 2013 – Show Highlights and Photos

A ton of photos and highlights from the 2013 edition of the SF Bike Expo featuring bikes from Soma, NTS Works, Bicycle Fabrication, Vanmoof, Stranger Bikes and more!

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Video: FLOW – The Elements of Freeride

Most ride stoke videos have a rocking soundtrack to amp you up. But what if someone made a video with no music, just nature?

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Review: Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1

Whether you are XC/endurance racing or just trail riding, the Fuji Tahoe 29 1.1 is a highly capable ride that is smartly spec’d and offers a solid value.

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Euro Style MarshGuard Mud Fender Available in US

This slick looking mud fender is called the MarshGuard and is now available in the US from ArtsCyclery.com.

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6th Annual SF Bike Expo November 16 – Free Admission

The 6th Annual SF Bike Expo is coming up Saturday November 16 at the Cow Palace. Vendor expo, bike club hang-out and big swap meet for cyclists of all flavors. Check it out.

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Sea Otter Classic Announces Multi-year Partnership with Subaru

The Sea Otter Classic announced today its multi-year partnership with Subaru for the annual springtime event. Subaru’s commitment to partnering with organizations that reflect its owners’ active lifestyles, love of the outdoors, and involvement in the community.

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Get a Great Deal With Sea Otter Lodging Partners

Right now, the Sea Otter Classic lodging partners are offering some great deals for those of you who book early.

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Video: Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz on the New Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon

Watch this video of World Enduro Champion Jerome Clementz and teammate Ben Cruz rockin’ the Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon on some scenic, enduro trails in France.

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Video: Craziest Urban MTB DH Race Ever

Courtesy of Epic TV, this video highlights Colombian racer Marcelo Gutierrez’s amazing final run from the recent Taxco Urban DH race in Mexico. Huge jumps, huge drops, huge crowds and tons of stairs make for an exciting race.

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Write a Review Contest! Enter to Win a Free Pair of Smith Optics Pivlock V90 Shades!

Write a Review and be eligible to Win a Free Pair of Smith Pivlock V90 Sunglasses or an Mtbr T-shirt! In a continued effort to keep Mtbr the leading resource in bike, parts, & gear reviews, we are holding a review writing contest.

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Sea Otter Register Now – 10% Off with EARLYBIRD Coupon Code

The Sea Otter Classic website is OPEN! Register for races, rides, camping and lodging + get Sea Otter gear! Right now, the Sea Otter Classic folks are offering a 10% off registration with the special coupon code: “EARLYBIRD”. The code is good for athlete registration. Lodging, expo, merchandise and festival passes are not eligible. Offer […]

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New Dualocity Dual Chamber Hydration Reservoir Carries Both Electrolyt​es and Water

The company is called Mazama Designs and their product is the Dualocity, a hydration pack reservoir that has two separate chambers for providing riders with both pure water and there favorite sports drink all in one package.

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Viral Video: How To Be A Mountain Biker

Awesome, funny video from the crew at NSMB on “How to be a Mountain Biker”. Check out the 29 steps and let us know if you have steps of your own!

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Sharkies Organic Energy Sports Chews and New Turbo

Sharkies is an organic energy sports chew shaped like little sharks and they have a new Turbo Strawberry flavor that includes a half shot of caffeine for that extra “kick”.

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Video: Trail Trance – Enduro Rallying in Evolene

The ride stoke video comes from the ShapeRideShoot gang and features some killer riding in Evolène in Swiss Valais on some fun trails in perfect conditions. Check it.

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