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.




Video: Kali’s Rookie Marvel – Nicholi Rogatkin

18 year old BMX wizkid turns FMB star and heads to Crankworx. Watch this video as Rogatkin hits the biggest stunts and jumps at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

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Review: Corazonas Oatmeal Squares


Corazonas are an all natural, healthy snack bar for on or off the bike. They come in many flavors like: Cranberry Flax, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Banana Walnut and more.

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News: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon Announced for 2015


Now in carbon, the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon rides the wave of aggressive XC bikes designed to fit many different riding needs.

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Video: 5 Ways to Open a Beer with Cedric Gracia


Find out 5 cool ways to open a beer from Cedric Gracia using only your bike and bike gear. Do you know of a different way to open a beer with your bike gear? Let us know!

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Video: Scott Gambler 710 and Voltage FR 710 prototype testing


Check this rockin’ video showing just how Scott Sports tests their new Gambler 710 and Voltage FR 710 prototypes.

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Photo Gallery: Downieville Classic 2014


The Downieville Classic was held this past weekend and we have a few photos of the racing action. Check out this photo gallery of the pain and glory and preliminary results.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 4


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 4! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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First Look: 2015 Mongoose Argus alloy framed fat bike


Mongoose follows up their popular Beast and Dolomite fat bikes with the all new Argus. Featuring an alloy frame and fork, 2×10 drivetrain, disc brakes and serious trail geometry, the Argus is legit.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway – Round Two


Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery Club Ride Giveaway


Enter to win a Club Ride Vibe jersey and pair of Cargo Away shorts from Art’s Cyclery and Club Ride Apparel, folks who know a thing or two about performance cycling apparel.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 3


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 3! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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First Look: Pivot Mach 4 Carbon 27.5 – XC and more


Pivot Cycles shows us their new from the ground up Mach 4 Carbon 27.5. Now with more travel and bigger wheels, this bike is a lot of fun.

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First Look: CamelBak’s new Kudu hydration pack with built-in armor


CamelBak releaes info on their new Kudu hydration pack with built-in impact protection, handy tool roll, waterproof rain cover and plenty of storage. Check out the details and view plenty of photos here.

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GT announces all new Helion Carbon Pro, Force X and Sensor X for 2015


GT has a new XC bike called the Helion Carbon Pro that is targeted towards the aggressive cross country rider. Other new bikes for 2015 include the Force X and the Sensor X.

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First Look: New Niner ROS 9 Plus – Big wheels get bigger


The 29+ movement gains speed with the annoucement of the all new ROS 9 Plus from Niner Bikes. Check out our photos and some of the frame highlights.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway 26-27.5-29. Your choice.


Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Video: Course preview Leogang World Cup practice crash


Check out this crazy video of Scott team manager Claudio Caluori ripping down the course at Leogang in Austria while giving us real time narration. Watch out for that log!

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Pro Interview: Marco Fontana – Cannondale Factory Racing Team


Check out our interview with friendly and flamboyant World Cup racer Marco Fontana of the Cannondale Factory Racing team – proving that XC racing isn’t just high posts and lycra.

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Review: iON Air Pro 3 action camera


The iON Air Pro 3 offers another option if you are in the market for a POV action cam. It has great video quality, a built-in waterproof casing and a very slick smart phone app viewfinder.

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Photo Gallery: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup XCO race in Albstadt, Germany


Highlights from the Elite Men and Elite Women’s World Cup XC race from Albstadt, Germany. The Women’s race was almost a run away, but the Men’s race featured a pretty good duel between Julien Absalon and Nino Schurter.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery e*thirteen Contest


Join the 1x revolution! Enter now for a chance to win some cool prizes from e*Thirteen courtesy of Art’s Cyclery. Three lucky winners will receive an e*thirteen Extended Range Cog and a guidering M Chainring!

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First Look: Cannondale 2015 F-Si 29 Carbon and Black Inc XTR Di2 version


Cannondale announced another brand new model for 2015. The F-Si 29 Carbon is a World Cup racer that will appeal to a broad group of performance oriented riders.

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Video: Downhill Sessions in Fiji – Life Behind Bars


The latest episode in Brandon Semenuk’s Life Behind Bars series. This time Semenuk teams up with Brendon Fairclough to ride some custom made trails in Fiji. Watch as both riders send it big time.

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Video: Mountain bikers drop through sinkhole in Mexico


A quick video of Aaron Chase riding his mountain bike into a huge sinkhole in Mexico! With help from buddies Eric Porter and Chris Van Dine, Chase clears a run up, builds a tranny and drops straight down.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system


Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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Red Bull Ride + Style brings racing and stunts to San Francisco


The Red Bull Ride + Style event provided plenty of racing action and high flying stunt riding right in the heart of San Francisco. Mtbr was on hand talking to the athletes and taking plenty of photos. Check it out.

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Enter to Win: Art’s Cyclery Race Face Contest


Enter now for a chance to win some killer prizes from Race Face courtesy of Art’s Cyclery. Two lucky winners will receive a set of SixC 35 Carbon Riser Handlebars and Atlas 35 Stem or a set of Atlas Pedals.

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Viral Video: Matt Hunter – master of deep lean angle


Check out this INSANE video of Specialized rider Matt Hunter cranking it over so far in a corner that he actually drags his handlebar!

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Art’s Cyclery: Retail Store and Web/Mail Order “Behind-the-Scenes”


Check out our up close and personal look at Art’s Cyclery – both their retail shop and the inner workings of their online/mail order bike business. Art’s is full of great products handled by friendly people in a beautiful area to ride.

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Contest: Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway – What’s Your Dream Bike?


Enter the Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway and you could win one of five FREE t-shirts that we are giving away for the next week! Just submit your name, email address and tell us what your dream bike is!

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SR Suntour’s New Auron 29 and Aion 27.5 forks


SR Suntour has a new 29er version of their popular Auron fork now available and they also have a forth coming model called the Aion that is a more affordable version of the Auron with very similar features and performance.

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Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers


Polygon is bringing two of their mountain bikes into the US with a direct-to-consumer business model. Featured here are the Collosus N9 enduro race bike and the Collosus T8 trail bike.

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5- or Fuel EX 29-inch Frameset Giveaway – Round 2


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway – Round 2! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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GT Sanction returns with more travel and bigger wheels


Check out this early release 2015 model from GT called the Sanction. The name may be familiar but this bike is new from the ground up, designed with lots of help from Dan Atherton and meant as a purpose built enduro race bike with 165mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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Six sick socks from Sea Otter – Sock Guy, DeFeet, SOS


Check out these six (actually seven), cool new socks from SockGuy, DeFeet and SOS Socks. Whether you like a high cuff or low cuff, compression fit or standard, these socks offer some great features and styles.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery One Industries and SixSixOne Gear Giveaway


Is your riding gear starting to look a little tired? Then it’s about time you hit the trailhead in style with some fresh kit from ONE Industries and 661 courtesy of Art’s Cyclery! Enter the Contest!

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Contest: Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway


Enter the Trek Remedy 27.5″ or Fuel EX 29″ Frameset Giveaway! Winner’s choice of which frameset, either way you can’t go wrong.

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Contest: Zoic – Win $300 in Mountain Bike Clothing


Enter to Win $300 in mountain bike clothing from Zoic! 3 winners will be chosen to update their riding style for the new season!

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Hot News: Breezer introduces Supercell 29er trail bike


Breezer announces an all new 29er trail bike called Supercell. It has 120mm of rear travel and utilizes the MLink rear suspension design with the rear pivot located in the middle of the chainstay. Watch the video and find out more.

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Video: SR SunTour riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter ride Ray’s MTB Park


Check out this video and photo gallery from SR Suntour of pro riders Brett Tippie and Eric Carter having some fun at Ray’s MTB Park. This was filmed during the SR Suntour suspension clinic road trip.

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ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway


Enter the ACRE Mission Workshop – WANDER project – Santa Cruz Bike Giveaway and you could win a Tall Boy LT Carbon, ACRE Hydration Pack and WANDER photo book!

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Contest: JetBlack DynoMeter Trainer Giveaway


Enter the JetBlack DynoMeter Trainer Giveaway and you could win this $600 trainer plus a trainer mat and riser block!

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Scott Photo Contest – Does Size Matter?


Scott Photo Contest – Does Size Matter? Submit your photo answer through Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook by hashtagging #SCOTTsizematters #SeaOtterEdition to enter to win a Scott Genius 710 or Genius 910 mountain bike!

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Compare-O Bottom Line: The Felt Virtue Nine 20 proves you don’t need to spend a mint to have a good time


The well-spec’d Felt Virtue Nine 20 climbs well, looks great and does well on terrain up to about the intermediate level. It also proves you don’t have to spend a mint to have a good time.

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Video: Kilian Bron and Maxime Peythieu Shred Southern France


Fresh from the crew at Epic TV comes this edit of Kilian Bron and Maxime Peythieu as they rip around Cévennes National Park in the south of France.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Scott Genius 710 offers many options to suit many riders


The Scott Genius 710 is an excellent climber and is a bike that you could use for racing Enduro or even XC Endurance races.

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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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