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.




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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Riding the Honda Grom with Brian Lopes

Riding (and racing) a bike of a different category and an interview with Brian Lopes. Honda’s new Grom isn’t a mountain bike but it will appeal to riders of all kinds.

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Review: Sugoi RSX Jersey and Shorts

Sugoi’s top of the line RSX Jersey and Short offer innovative features, comfort and excellent wicking and cooling. A solid choice for warm/hot weather riding.

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Pivot Shows the New Mach 6 Carbon and LES with 27.5 Wheels

Pivot Cycles joins the 27.5 all mountain party with the new Mach 6 Carbon. 6.1″ of DW designed travel. The LES hardtail now comes in 27.5 size, too. Photos and info here.

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Review: Airborne HobGoblin 29er

The Airborne HobGoblin 29er offers a great value for the budget-minded rider or beginner who is looking for a trail oriented all arounder.

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Review: WickWerks Performance Chainrings

WickWerks is an Ogden, Utah based company that just makes one thing: chainrings. They use what they call BRIDGE technology to lift the chain from the rings. Find out how they perform in the real world.

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2014 Marin Bikes – More 27.5 Mountain Bikes

Marin Bikes shows their new bike line-up for 2014 including several new 27.5 models and several new women’s specific bikes. Check them out here.

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Downieville Photo Gallery, Race Report and Results

We have a ton of photos from the Downieville Classic courtesy of Mtbr’s very own Forrest Arakawa and a first person race report from third place finisher (XC) Menso de Jong.

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Giant Fully Commited to 27.5 for 2014

Giant jumps into the 27.5 game with several new models for 2014. Check out all the info and a ton of photos including several women’s specific models as well.

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Review: Eleven Velo Mod Merino Trail Jersey and Premium Trail Shorts

Eleven Velo is an Australian brand that offers custom biking apparel that is comfortable, durable and stylish (to say the least!) Bespoke options means you can choose the colors and materials that suit you.

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Announced: Intense Carbine 29 – Trail/Enduro/AM

Intense reveals the all new Carbine 29. A carbon version of the Tracer 29, the Carbine 29 has 5 or 5.5″ of VPP travel, G2 dropouts and the ride quality of carbon.

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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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