About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.




Specialized aims to be taken seriously in apparel arena

Mtbr interviewed Peter Curran, head of Specialized’s apparel design team, who among other things was responsible for the development of the company’s popular SWAT-equipped mountain bike clothing.

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Felt DD 10 fat bike review

A truly great option for the rider willing to make a moderate financial commitment to wintertime fat biking, but who isn’t looking to race and wants to leave the door open for riding year round.

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Reynolds Dean carbon fat bike wheel first look

New lightweight, tubeless composite hoops from Utah-based wheel maker ridden to triumph at Fat Bike World Championships.

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Ultimate winter apparel for freezing rides

Unless you live in a perpetually warm locale, dressing for wintertime rides can be tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of gear that’s worked great for us on freezing rides.

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Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon fat bike review

Depending on your perspective, needs and budget, the Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon is either the perfect (albeit expensive) fat bike, or somewhat limited. Find out if it’s the right big wheeler for you in our full review.

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides

Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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Fat Bike Worlds: Bonding, branding, and chairlift riding

First annual Colorado event paves path for big wheeled bikes, showcasing the wealth of possibilities fat biking can bring to the sport.

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Mega Gallery: Fat Bike World Champs Day 1

Day 1 of the first annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championship went off in spectacular fashion on Thursday at the North Village venue in the Town of Mount Crested Butte.

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Scott Big Ed fat bike review

Just because it’s affordable (which it is) doesn’t mean it’s good. See how the Big Ed fattie fared in our full review.

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2016 Mtbr Ultimate Guide to Winter Mountain Biking

If you’re like us, you find ways to keep riding even when it’s freezing outside, there’s snow on the road and trails, and all common sense says you have no business having fun on two wheels right now. But you can’t do it without the right gear and skills.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 1

From lightweight racers, to budget friendly cruisers, to do-it-all rigs, these are the fat bikes you need to know about.

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Fat Bike World Championships: What you need to know

First annual big wheeled winter event set for late January in and and around the legendary mountain bike town of Crested Butte, Colorado.

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10 amazing fat bike videos

It can be hard to wrap your brain around the allure of fat biking. But under the right circumstances, riding these behemoths is a ton of fun. Here are 10 emphatic examples.

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10 things you need to know about fat bike maker Borealis

We spent a day at Borealis HQ in Colorado Springs, touring the facility, talking to the people behind the brand, and of course riding fat bikes. Here are 10 of our most interesting takeaways.

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BRG launching helmets with built-in 360-degree video tech

The days of clunky POV camera mounts cluttering our MTB helmets could be numbered. BRG Sports, parent company of Giro and Bell, has announced a partnership with 360-degree camera innovators 360fly, with plans to develop a line of new helmets featuring 360fly’s single-lens 4K 360-degree video capture technology.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie

Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer

If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Ultimate cold weather gear and apparel

Don’t let Old Man Winter or Jack Frost take a nip out of your gift getter’s winter riding season. Instead help outfit them with gear and apparel that will make the next snow day a great day on the bike.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Budget busters when money is no object

You know those Lexus “December to Remember” commercials? Well, screw that. If you’re in a tax bracket that permits the purchase of luxury automobiles as Christmas gifts, we suggest you skip the gas guzzler and instead shop from this more eco-friendly list.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot wheels for your favorite mountain biker

No. 1 component upgrade? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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POC introduces airbag vest for skiers

We don’t usually post information about winter sports products, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion seemed especially relevant after last week’s spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage.

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BMC MTB bikes get welcome splash of color

BMC is undeniably best known for its road bikes. The Swiss company is a stalwart in the Tour de France world. But it’s mountain bike line is nothing to shake the proverbial stick at — and now the bike’s are more colorful.

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Praxis Works offers narrow/wide chainring for Shimano XT and XTR

For all those Shimano devotees looking for a narrow/wide chainring solution, Praxis Works now has you covered, releasing a new 96 BCD thick-thin-tooth single chainring for XT and XTR drivetrains.

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First Look: Smith Squad MTB goggles

Price point friendly eye protection sells for just $60, offers wide field of vision and improved venting.

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