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.



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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Diamondback Overdrive Carbon Pro and Mason FS 29ers

Diamondback has two exciting new models coming out this year including the brand new 2014 Overdrive Carbon Pro and the Mason FS 29ers.

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New from Serfas: Gladiator Sunglasses and FMP-900/FMP-969 Floor Pumps

Serfas is expanding their product line-up big time for 2013. They have several new models of cycling specific eyewear with some great features at a great price. They also have some killer looking new floor pumps.

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Park Tool Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Park Tool is a brand name well known in the bike industry for quality and durability. Walk into ANY bike shop and you will find Park Tools. Check out this cool company retrospective for their 50th anniversary.

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“Ride More” with Orange Seal’s Tubeless Tire Sealant

Orange Seal aims to make “faster, lighter, eco-friendly and all around better products for the cycling industry.” The tubeless system is there to help make your ride end when you want it to end, and not because of a puncture.

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Haro FLC 29 Pro – Carbon 29er hardtail

The Haro FLC 29 is a carbon 29er hardtail that is built with massive tubes that provide a still and efficient pedaler that won’t beat you up on the downhills.

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CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack

CamelBak’s new M.U.L.E. NV with new iNtegrated Ventilation back panel has four articulating pods that move to fit the curvature of your back and provide lift between the pack and your sweaty back.

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Intense Cycles 951 EVO – Production 27.5 DH Racer

Originally developed as a 29er, the Intense Cycles 951 finds it’s true identity as a 27.5″ DH bike. Intense claims that the 951 EVO will be the first production 27.5 downhill bike on the market. New video added!

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Mick Hannah and Hutchinson Tires – Cobra, Toro and Squale

Hutchinson United Ride racers Mick Hannah and Fabien Cousinié show us their tires choices for the Downhill and Dual Slalom races at the Sea Otter Classic. Also highlighted are the 27.5″ versions of the Cobra, Cougar and Toro.

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Shimano – New XTR, Carbon 29er Wheels and more!

Shimano announces all new XTR carbon tubular 29er wheels! Also, some highlights from the new XTR group including improvements to the new disc brakes, hubs, bottom bracket and chains.

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Osprey Packs – Fall 2013 Commuter Pack Preview

Osprey Packs has some very interesting products coming this fall including messenger bags, back packs and bags with specific slots for your iPad or tablet computer.

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Turner Does Carbon – New Czar 29er Race Bike

Turner Bikes has finally and officially launched their first carbon framed bike. It is a 29er XC race bike called the Czar and features 100mm of travel, DW-link suspension and more.

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Spank Industries Announces 2013 Pro Team Roster

Component maker Spank Industries will have a strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this week with a strong team featuring such riders as Darren Berrecloth, Mick and Tracey Hannah, Logan Binggeli, Holly Feniak and more!

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Niner Reveals New Airformed RIP 9

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Niner 2013 Special Edition IMBA Frameset

Niner builds a Special Edition IMBA frameset that will be revealed this week at the Sea Otter Classic. Enter the raffle and you could win this true one-of-a-kind bike!

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Video: Al Pesto – Riding in San Romolo with Floriane Pugin

A great riding stoke video from San Romolo, Italy. French DH Pro and World Cup winner Floriane Pugin puts her Scott Gambler through its paces on some killer sand stone trails.

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Just In: Cysco Cycles 650b Ti Hardtail

Cysco Cycles specializes in handmade titanium bicycles out of their Tennessee headquarters. Featured here is a 650b ti hardtail built for an endurance racer and featuring SRAM’s XX1 and Industry Nine’s latest hubs and rims.

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Gloves or No Gloves? Pros and Cons from the Pros

Gloves or no gloves? Find out what the Pros say and what they are using. If you haven’t ridden without gloves in a while, maybe it’s time to give it a try. You might be surprised!

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New Gadget: BikeSpike Bike Theft Protector

Startup company develops new lo-jack for your bicycle. The BikeSpike provides tracking beacon features if your ride is stolen and delivers that data straight to your smart phone. Is this project worth funding?

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Riding in Jamaica – Video and Photos

Check out these beautiful photos and cool video from the BC Bike Race guys as they tour through Jamaica and attend the Jamaica Fat Tire Festival. Amazing scenery, friendly locals and awesome riding!

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Niner Naming Contest on Mtbr Blows Away Expectations

Niner Bikes chose Mtbr as the place to run their naming contest for their brand new bike. With the input and creativity of thousands of mountain bikers, the response was overwhelming!

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RockShox Announces New 30 Gold Fork

RockShox introduces the all new 30 Gold XC fork that offers lightweight, easy set-up, excellent wheel compatibility and RockShox ride quality all at an affordable price.

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Just In: Airborne Hobgoblin 29er

Airborne Bicycles Hobgoblin 29er is in for testing! With 100mm of rear travel and an MSRP of $1749, the Hobgoblin offers a good value for the XC/Trail rider looking for some big wheels with some cush.

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