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.



Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado 27.5″ forks for 2014

Check out the highlights of the new Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado 27.5 forks. The Marvel is the XC oriented fork with 80, 100, or 120mm of travel. The Minute is Trail oriented with 120 and 140mm of travel and the Dorado 27.5 has 203mm of travel.

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What’s In Your CamelBak? Photo Submission Contest

Enter the CamelBak “What’s In Your CamelBak” Photo Submission Contest and you could win a FREE CamleBak M.U.L.E. NV hydration pack!

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SUN-Ringlé 2014 27.5 Wheels – Black Flag, Charger, A.D.D.

SUN-Ringlé jumps full force into the 27.5/650b movement with models available across their 3 most popular models – the BlackFlag (XC), the Charger (AM/Trail) and the A.D.D. (DH/Freeride).

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Answer Gentleman’s Collection and ProTAPER SL Handlebars

Answer has some flashy new handlebars out this year in a limited run of stylish patterns. And the ever popular Carbon Pro Tapers get updated with a lighter SL series that features a new manufacturing process (coming soon).

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2014 Cannondale Trail 29er 7 and Tango Women’s 29er Mountain Bikes

From Cannondale’s Trail series of entry level bikes, the Trail 7 is a hardtail 29er that won’t break the bank. Also featured is the new women’s specific Tango 29er hardtail with optimized geometry and handling. Check them out.

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Marzocchi 55 Micro STA and 44 Micro STA 29 forks and more for 2014

Highlighted here are Marzocchi’s new forks including the 55 Micro STA and the 44 Micro STA 29. Also, a sneak peek of the 2014 320 LCR Carbon XC fork, 380 C2R2 DH fork, Moto C2R and Roco Lite rear shocks.

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Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Crest 650b and ZTR Arch EX 29er Wheels

Not just for sealant any more, Stan’s NoTubes has some new options coming for their top selling ZTR Crest 650b wheelset. Also, their ZTR Arch EX 29er wheels continues to be popular and has plenty of options as well.

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2014 Schwinn Rocket 3 27.5 hardtail and Super Sport CX Gravel Grinder

Highlighted here are a couple of Schwinns that are new for 2014. The Rocket 3 is a 27.5 hardtail and the Super Sport CX is a cyclocross/gravel grinder with disc brakes.

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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 10-13 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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Video: Niner ROS 9 and New JET 9

Here is a look at the all new Niner JET 9 and ROS 9. The JET 9 gets the same airformed tubing treatment that the RIP 9 received including an increase in travel and a decrease in weight.

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Reynolds 29er XC Carbon and 27.5 Carbon AM wheels

Reynolds has some exciting offerings for 2014 including several wheelsets in 27.5″ size. Their all new 27.5 AM carbon wheels are a whopping 31mm in width! They also have several 29er models available in carbon as well.

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CamelBak 2014 Mule NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR Hydration Packs

CamelBak has some exciting new colorways for 2014. The new MULE NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR are all highlighted here.

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Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 and Solitude 29er

Fezzari is a company that has a unique direct-to-consumer business model that allows them to offer a great deal of value for their solid, innovative bikes. Highlighted here are the 2014 Timp Peak and Solitude 29er.

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Turner Flux Returns as a 27.5 Trail Bike

Dave Turner himself gives us a close-up look at the all new Turner Flux 27.5 Redesigned for the bigger wheels, the new Flux has 120mm of travel and a distinctive bend to the top tube.

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GT 2014 Fury DH World Cup Winner

GT makes some interesting updates to their Fury DH race bike including changing from carbon to aluminum and some how making the bike lighter, stiffer and stronger. Find out more here.

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GT Force and Sensor – 27.5 Carbon All Mountain/Trail Bikes

GT launched two exciting new mountain bikes this week. Both are carbon and both have 27.5″ wheels. The Sensor is the new trail bike with 130mm of travel and the all mountain Force has 150mm of travel. Check out our brief ride impression of the Force.

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Mongoose 2014 Meteore 27.5 and Boot’R DH mountain bike

Mongoose shows us two new models for 2014. The Meteore is reborn as a 27.5 hardtail and the Boot’R remains as one of the best bargain DH bikes on the market. Check them out here.

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New Cannondale Rush and Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc

Here is a close-up look at two new Cannondale XC models for 2014 both featuring 100mm of travel. The Rush returns as an entry level 29er and the Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc represents the top of the line world class racer.

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Review: Fluid Sports Nutrition – Performance and Recovery Drinks

Fluid Sports Nutrition is a company from San Luis Obispo that offers Performance and Recovery drink mixes that are easy to digest, taste great and offer crisp, light refreshment.

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Liteville 601 – Freeride All Mountain Bike

The Liteville 601 is an all mountain/freeride bike that offers a whopping 190mm of rear travel and a lot of adjustability including BB height, head angle as well as wheel size options. Watch the video!

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Video: We Are All Animals – Hucking in France

In this new video, the ShapeRideShoot gang change up their normal style from the usual riding stoke vid. Check out the funny outake and the cool wildlife shots.

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Video: Fortitude – Shredding on the Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL

Watch Wade Simmons, Andreas Hestler, Thomas Vanderham and Geoff Gulevich all take their turns doing their best to give the Altitude 790 MSL a good flogging. Will Dre get Mark Weir’s KOM? Watch the Video!

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Serfas Launches ‘How We Test’ Product Videos

Serfas has just launched four videos that highlight how the company tests its various products including tires, saddles, lights and grips. Check out the tech and riding that goes into product R&D.

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Travel Oregon Contest – Enter To Win a FREE Mountain Bike Vacation!

Enter the Travel Oregon contest and you could win a FREE Oregon Bike Vacation. Simply tell us your favorite Oregon trail and why.

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