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.




Turner’s RFX returns as a full carbon enduro racer / aggressive trail bike

Turner’s venerable RFX now features a carbon frame with 160mm of dw-link travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Billed as the “Enduro Game Changer”.

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News: RedMonkey Klampz lock on silicone grips now available


California company manufactures locally and donates to cycling charities and American Veterans. Check out the variety of colors and affordable price.

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First Look: Cannondale Habit XC with an attitude


A look at the all new Cannondale Habit in carbon and alloy versions and a first ride impression. This bike stretches the definition of XC like no other.

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VP Components introduces the VP-AIM platform pedal


VP’s AIM pedal combines value and performance. Watch Sam Reynolds and DJ Brandt putting their pedals to the test.

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Felt adds Plus bikes to line-up for model year 2016 – their last


Check out some of the new bikes from Felt including the all new Surplus line of plus bikes. Also, some updates to the Felt Nine FRD, Edict, Compulsion and DD fat bikes.

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First Look: Felt Fat Cruisers


Fat bike tires breath new life into Felt’s line of cruisers for sand, snow, pavement or dirt. Check out the Speedway, the Float and El Niño.

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Special 25th Anniversary GT Zaskar Carbon Announced for 2016


The legendary GT Zaskar is back for 2016 with special 25th Anniversary carbon versions as well as 4 alloy models.

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Video: Guatemala Adventure with Hans Rey and Tom Oehler


Fresh from mountain bike legend Hans Rey comes this edit featuring Tom Oehler and himself exploring the Highlands of Guatemala in Central America.

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Quick Take: Fabric’s sleek cageless water bottle


UK-based Fabric invents a simple and elegant design for mounting water bottles to your bike.

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New Focus Raven Max 29, Spine C and Sam C mountain bikes


German brand Focus enters the US mountain bike market with a carbon 29er hardtail, carbon trail bike and carbon enduro racer.

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Pivot Cycles announces new Mach 429 Trail


Pivot’s all new Mach 429 Trail combines two of their most popular models to create a trail bike that handles beyond its 116mm of travel.

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Review: WTB Volt Carbon saddle


Top-of-the-line WTB saddle features carbon rails and provides comfort and durability.

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Contest: Feedback Sports Bike Storage Shopping Spree


Enter to win a $500 Bike Storage shopping spree from Feedback Sports.

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News: Under Armour develops new Fat Tire boot inspired by fat bikes


New shoe combines a Michelin tire sole with Goretex upper and Boa closure.

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Video: Mountain Biking in the Darkness – The Night Shoot


A behind-the-scenes look at some park riding at night and the filming effort required to capture it.

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Polygon Bikes – New Syncline 9 carbon hardtail and Collosus N9 enduro rig


Developed with help from the UR Team, Polygon is bringing the Collosus N9 to America. Also available is a Di2 spec’d carbon hardtail racer rolling on 27.5″ wheels, the Syncline 9.

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News: iON Cameras and Contour Announce Merger


Big change hopes to bring improvements to both iON and Contour as well as new products in new categories.

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Lazer Sport’s new Waymaker Way1 and Way2 eyewear


New casual eyewear options for post ride lounging from Lazer Sport. The Waymaker Way1 and Way2 offer style and simplicity at a bargain price.

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Sea Otter: Club Ride’s new mountain biking apparel and InnerWear line


Club Ride has a new line of chamois from their InnerWear collection that feature padding based on how long you ride. Mens and Womens jerseys and shorts are highlighted also.

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Contest: Ryders antiFOG cycling eyewear giveaway


Ryders antiFOG really works and right now they are giving 3 lucky mountain bikers the chance to see for themselves! Enter to Win and you could be seeing clearly now!

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Sea Otter: iXS’s new Sever back country shorts and new brand ambassador


New product highlights for 2015 including a new line of shorts. Also, the Gravity Cartel signs Mountain Bike Pro Eric Carter to their team.

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Sea Otter: Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 endurance race machine


Bulls Bikes brings bikes direct to buyers for the US market. Highlighted here is their top of the line endurance XC model, the Wild Edge Team 29.

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Kali Protectives Launches New Viva helmet for dirt jumpers or park riders


The Viva combines skate-lid style with real bike helmet protection at an affordable price.

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Sea Otter: Suntour’s Axon Werx 20″ brings serious suspension to kid’s bikes


Limited production fork provides 80mm of real travel to junior shredders. Watch this fork being assembled and ridden how it should be ridden…hard.

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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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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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