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.




Viral Video: Danny MacAskill – inspired in Barcelona

Check out the latest amazing video from Danny MacAskill called Inspired In Barcelona. Danny is joined by some friends as they journey through the heart of the capital of Catalonia and entertain us with an incredible display of bike handling ability and talent.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Born on the ‘shore’ Norco Range 7.1 packs proven DH chops in AM package

The burly Norco Range Alloy 7.1 can handle the steepest and gnarliest of trails all while offering one of the best values on the market today.

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Compare-O First Look: Felt Virtue Nine 20

The Felt Virtue Nine 20 offers 130mm of Equilink suspension and looks sick with its “Fool’s Gold” finish. Will its performance match up to its good looks?

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Viral Video: Fat Bike drifting with Rowdy the Clown

Here’s a hilarious video we recently caught wind of, but you might want to skip it if you have Coulrophobia.

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Compare-O First Look: Norco Range Alloy 7.1

Available in both carbon and aluminum, the Norco Range offers 160mm of all mountain travel derived straight from the North Shore. The Range Alloy 7.1 may be one of the best value bikes in our tests.

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Compare-O First Look: Scott Genius 710

Scott’s stealthy Genius 710 now comes Fox-equipped. Will the new spec equate to more customers?

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Box Components – new single lever shifters

Toby Henderson’s company Box Components has a new single lever shifter with push-push action that seeks to simplify mountain bike shifting.

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Reynolds Cycling BlackLabel Carbon Wheels

Check out the newly announced top shelf carbon wheels from Reynolds Cycling called the BlackLabel series. These wheels feature Reynold’s MR5 carbon rim design, DT Swiss 240 hubs and DT Swiss Aerolight spokes.

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First Look: Orbea Rallon Breaks Away with 160mm of Tuned BOS Suspension

Orbea has been known for road bikes and cross country bikes. But with this new 27.5 long travel bike, they will soon be a force in the All Mountain arena.

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Video: Winter Dirt – Dirt Jump Session

Here’s a video of Vincent Tupin trading in his normal DH rig for a dirt jumper. The ShapeRideShoot guys shot this video between bouts of rain and came up with a pretty slick production, not bad for their first DJ edit!

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Video: Champéry still rocks!

Here is a short riding stoke video straight from Champéry, a famous Swiss resort (remember that amazing Danny Hart run in 2011?)

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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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