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.




Mega Underground Bike Park Opens in Louisville, Kentucky


One of a kind bike park offers year-round riding on dirt jumps, pump tracks and even singletrack. Take a break from riding and try the zipline or ropes course.

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Quick Take: IZIP E3 Electric fat bike – the Sumo and more


A quick look at four unique ebikes including a fat bike, full suspension mountain bike, cruiser and commuter. Love them or hate them, ebikes are a growing segment of bicycles in the U.S.

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ABUS releases new GRANIT Plus 640 u-lock and new urban, commuter helmets


ABUS expands beyond locks and is bringing in their line of bicycle helmets to the US for the first time.

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Video: Downhill race through a crowded shopping mall


Watch this quick edit of Austrian racer Hannes Slavik ripping it up in a very unlikely setting for a DH race.

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Clif Bar invents pizza in a pouch


Designed with lots of input from their endurance athletes, Clif Bar has created a new line of organic energy food that taste more like real food than sugary gels.

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KHS SixFifty 7200, 4 Season 1000 fat bike, BNT 29


Three highlights from the KHS 2015 lineup including their 160mm enduro bike with 27.5″ wheels, alloy fat bike hardtail and a specially designed 29er hardtail for big and tall riders.

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News: Yeti Cycles sponsors VIDA MTB ride clinics for women mountain bikers


VIDA MTB seeks to build the tribe among female riders and have fun while doing it. We chat with Elena Forchielli, Marketing Director and Co-Owner to learn more.

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Chain Reaction Cycles: Mountain bikes vs. Pro Football – This is Our Game


Passion and popularity – mountain biking and football share more than you might think. This Super Bowl weekend, go out for a ride.

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Review: PureFit Nutrition Bars


Gluten-free, vegan protein bar provides energy on and off the bike in a variety of flavors featuring almonds and peanut butter.

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News: Kali Protectives Launches New Maya Enduro Helmet


Deep coverage helmet boasts excellent safety, camera and light mounts, and amazing price. Watch the video showing Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ his Maya.

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News: Niner launches new RIP 9 Carbon, revised JET 9 Carbon and EMD 9


New offerings for the new year give price conscious buyers more options and popular Niner models receive nice updates.

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News: Intense Cycles Seaching for America’s Next Top DH Racer


Mountain biking legend Shaun Palmer and Intense seek Junior Expert DH racers for training and coaching.

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First Look: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike 130mm travel 27.5


Ghost is a well-known German bike brand that is coming to the US exclusively through REI. The Riot 7 LC is their carbon all mountain – trail bike with 130mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Video: Doerfling´╗┐ – Lizard Skins Silent Trail Assassin


James Doerfling and his Knolly Podium rip it up and drop in. Watch the Video.

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Top Ten Most Viewed Mtbr Articles of 2014


A look back at some of the most popular articles and features of the year that we published here at Mtbr.com

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Video: Fat Free – Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard


Watch Rocky Mountain freeriders Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons and Brett Tippie tear it up on the Blizzard fat bike. Fat bike + freeride = FUN!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers


Gift ideas for the mountain biker on your list that are affordable – most of these are under $40. But just because they aren’t uber expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make a favorable impression!

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Announced: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 SL Carbon


Pivot unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility, 29″ wheels and 100mm of travel.

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Video: The Rise of Vinny T


Checkout this year end wrap up video of some of Vincent Tupin’s best stunts, flips, flow and crashes.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes, gear and accessories


For the little biker on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes and road bikes to helmets, jerseys from brands like Yuba, Cleary, Trailcraft, Specialized, Felt, Zoic and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers


Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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SF Bike Expo 2014 – show highlights and photos


New products from ABUS, Gamut, Grit, Suture, e*thirteen, DZR and more are highlighted as well as photos of the rail jam and bike swap vendors.

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Cleary Bikes Owl – 20″ kid’s mountain bike


New Marin based company builds lightweight and simple singlespeeds for kids that will provide miles of smiles for young riders ready to upgrade.

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7th Annual SF Bike Expo – November 22


Part swap meet, part handmade bike show, part rail jam and all fun! The SF Bike Expo is coming soon.

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Review: Fuji SLM 29 – Carbon 29er Race Bike


The top of the line Fuji SLM 29 1.1 offers a race ready bike right off the shelf, but is also fun as well as fast.

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First Look: Jamis Dakar AMT Pro 27.5


Jamis offers plenty of options in 27.5″ and 29″ for 2015 including six new women’s specific bikes. But don’t bother looking for a 26″ Jamis mountain bike, you won’t find it.

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Video: Bike commuting gets fun and fat in On-One’s latest edit


On-One’s Fun Fatty – first production 24″ fatbike hucked, jumped and stunted on a nice ride that is all in a day’s work.

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Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 Enduro


New and improved Knucklebox creates a DH oriented ripper.

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Review: ORP bike light with built in dual horn


The ORP is a cool, easy to use light that allows riders to be seen and heard whether commuting or on the path.

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Contest: Vittoria Wheelset and Tire Photo Contest


Submit your photo and you could win a Vittoria Deamion Wheelset and Vittoria Jafaki Tires!

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Contest: ABUS BORDO Granit X-Plus 6500 folding lock giveaway


Enter to Win ABUS prize package including a BORDO Granit X-Plus 6500 folding lock, MKII water resistant messenger bag and podium hat!

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Red Bull Rampage Finals


Check out our featured photos of the Red Bull Rampage finals including winner Andreu Lacondeguy hitting a massive drop and Cam Zink winning best trick with a huge 360.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers


UPDATE: Graham Agassiz destroyed the rest of the field to top qualifying for Monday’s Red Bull Rampage Finals.

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First Look: Magellan enters the US market with the Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 315


A familiar name in GPS brings bike specific computers to market with a host of cool, customizable features and an easy-to-use interface.

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Contest: Zoic Giveaway


Enter for 5 Chances to Win $200 Worth of Fall Gear!

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Interbike: PowerBar’s new flavors of Performance Energy Wafers and 30 gram Protein Plus bars


Some new nutrition products from one of the oldest names in the game – PowerBar.

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Interbike: Jeff Jones Plus – 29er and then some


Check out the new 29+ adventure bike from Jones as well as some new carbon h bars, new hubs and “new” headset.

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Interbike: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ tire and Scraper wide rim


Interbike: WTB shoehorns huge 27.5 “plus” wheel into 29er diameter for fatbike light performance

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Interbike: VP Components new Aim and Harrier Altitude pedals and VX series updates


Two new flat pedals, updates to the VX series of clipless MTB pedals and kid size platform pedals all new for 2015.

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Interbike: Thomson prototype singlespeed cranks and Thomson 27.5 Elite ti hardtail


New drivetrain coming, dropper post updates, Thomson branded Ti bikes and more.

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Interbike: Giant Stance 27.5 offers full suspension mountain bikes under $2k


Budget-minded beginners are the main target for this all new model line from Giant.

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Interbike: Road Not Taken Flex Fit 108 flat pedal with float


South Korean company makes pedal with a moving platform as well as lightweight cranks and “blazed with foil” titanium frames.

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Interbike: SPY Omen MX goggles, Quanta and Screw sunglasses


Highlights from SPY eyewear including Happy Lens technology

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Interbike: Yuba Bicycles Mundo, Boda Boda and new Flip Flop cargo balance bike


Electric options breath new life into cargo bikes and the world’s first kid’s cargo balance bikes.

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Review: SportRx – Performance Prescription Eyewear


Custom Rx options for cycling specific glasses like the Oakley Racing Jacket that you can order directly online via the SportRx.com website

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Contest: Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 wheelset giveaway


Enter the Bontrager Line Elite TLR 27.5 Wheelset giveaway. Entering is easy and you could be rolling on these brand new wheels!

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Review: Fezzari Nebo Peak – all-mountain, all value


Factory direct business model means that Fezzari can offer a great bargain for those looking to try 27.5″ wheels with all mountain (150mm) travel.

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New ENVE carbon 29er fork


Carbon 29er fork with unique features and customizable options combine for an after market upgrade for the hard core rigid rider.

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Felt 2015 Preview: Compulsion 10, Virtue 60, Edict FRD, Nine 1 and more


Felt Bicycles has a ton of new models for 2015 including the all mountain/enduro Compulsion, the trail oriented Virtue, the XC Edict and Nine line of lightweight carbon 29er hardtails.

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