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.




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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Video: Kelly McGarry’s Second Place Redbull Rampage Helmet Cam Footage

Amazing helmet cam footage from Kelly McGarry’s second place run at the recent Red Bull Rampage.

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Azonic Drop-In Dropper Post, Flat Iron Pedal, Stems, Wheels and more

Check out some new products from Azonic including the all new Drop-In adjustable seatpost, the Flat Iron pedal, the Club and Pleasure Dome stems, Outcast wheels and O’Neal Maniac shorts.

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iON Air Pro 2 Action Camera

iON is a sponsor of the Dew Tour SF and they showed us their new Air Pro 2 action camera that is waterproof right out of the box, Wi-Fi enabled and has vibration to tell you when it’s on and off.

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Mongoose Teocali, Salvo 29 and Beast fat bike at the Dew Tour

Mongoose is one of the main sponsors of the Dew Tour, an action sports event that was in San Francisco this past weekend. Check out some photos and info about 3 of their new bikes, the Teocali, the Salvo 29 and the Beast fat bike.

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Video: Red Bull Rampage – Champion’s Curse

The Red Bull Rampage freestyle mountain bike competition is this coming weekend October 11-13 in Virgin, UT. Watch this video with highlights of Tyler McCaul, Darren Berrecloth and 2012 winner Kurt Sorge as they prepare…and don’t forget about the curse.

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Video: Summit Hunters – Hans Rey and Dan Atherton

Check out this video of Hans Rey and Dan Atherton riding some amazing trails in the southern French Alps. This video about the scenic multi-day adventure is in advance of a book on Hans Rey’s life.

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Light and Motion Urban 700 and VIS 180 Lights

Light and Motion’s new Urban 700 light is extremely light, easy to mount and bright. It is powerful enough to light up the singletrack on your night rides, too.

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Zoic’s 2014 Highlights: Ether short, Fade graphic tee, Black Market short and more

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Zoic clothing. They have some fresh jerseys, shorts and more coming for the new year. Check out these highlights including the ever popular Ether and Navaeh shorts.

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Feedback Sports Velo Hinge rack, Pro Truing Stand and Fatt Rakk

Feedback Sports has several new products for 2014 including the Velo Hinge pivoting wall hook rack, Pro Truing Stand for all axles and tire sizes and the Fatt Rakk fat bike display stand.

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ice. Introduces High Tech Crash Sensor and Alert System

We have some updates and additional info from iceDOT about their innovative product. iceDOT makes a high tech crash sensor that attaches to your helmet and works in conjunction with an app on your smart phone to send out text alerts in the event of a crash.

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Video: Commencal Ride – Music Video

When is a mountain biking video not a mountain biking video? When it’s a rockin’ music video! Still full of plenty of riding stoke, this video features Commencal riders and great scenic shots.

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Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket and RSX Suspension Bib Shorts

Sugoi has some innovative features in their products and the new RSX NeoShell Jacket and RSX Suspension Bib Shorts are no exception. Waterproof, yet breathable, the NeoShell jacket will keep you warm, dry and comfy.

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Video: Mt. Olympus Freeride Downhill Experience

Check out this video from Action Bike Club in Greece. The guys decided to film their “Freeride Downhill Experience” of descending Mt. Olympus on bikes, through lightning and hail, even.

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Osprey Packs – Rev 1.5, Rev 6 and Rev 12 Hydration Packs

Check out some cool, new lightweight hydration packs from Osprey coming for 2014. The Rev series is made as a race pack or fast pack for those quick, short rides.

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Video: Back to the Roots – Trail Riding in Morzine

Fresh from our friends at ShapeRideShoot, this is a little video of Alex Evans from Morzine, France getting his flow on in his ‘hood with some really rooty trails.

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Crank Brothers 2014 Cobalt 11 27.5 and 29er Carbon Wheels

Crank Brothers has two new versions of their Cobalt 11 carbon wheels for 2014 including the new 27.5 size and redesigned 29er version. Rim profiles have been changed and are now wider and taller improving strength and stiffness.

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New Bell Helmets: Transfer 9, Stoker and Intersect

Hot on the heels of their recently released Full 9 and Super helmets, Bell is showing their new 2014 helmets including the Transfer 9, Stoker and Intersect.

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