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.




Sea Otter: MRP shows new AMG chainguide, Wave chainring

Colorado company doing everything in its power to assure your chain stays where it’s supposed to be, even when the trail is at its rowdiest.

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Video: Nino Schurter’s Hunt for Glory

You can make an argument for Nino Schurter as world’s greatest mountain biker. Not only is the SCOTT Odlo pro team rider a three-time cross-country world champion (and recent winner at the Sea Otter Classic), but he’s also a supremely talented bike handler. Check out these videos to see what we’re talking about.

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Sea Otter: ENVE shows new HDH downhill bar

High end composite component and wheel maker lifts lid on new downhill bar: 810mm wide HDH designed to mix precision steering and ride-tuned damping.

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Sea Otter: Rotor launches axle-based INpower power meter

The company best known for its ovalized chainrings is making a continued push into the power meter market with INpower, an axle-based power measuring device for road and mountain bikes that runs on an easy-to-swap standard AA battery.

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Review: Borealis Echo SRAM XO1 Fat Bike

Carbon fiber frame designed around RockShox Bluto suspension fork delivers performance and fun in a multitude of conditions.

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HQ Tour: Wheel and hub maker Kappius Components

Small Colorado company aims to compete with high-end wheel and hub offerings from the likes of ENVE, Zipp and DT Swiss.

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Video: Paul Basagoitia goes big in Utah

Freeride star Paul Basagoitia has a message for his fans: He’s back. In fact, he says he never left. Things just have changed a little. Find out what he means.

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Outerbike provides bike buyers ultimate test ride

Moab mountain bike festival and others like it provide opportunity to sample sweet singletrack — and collect information to make a truly informed buying decision.

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PUSH Industries launches fully customizable rear shock

Rear shock geared to get the most out of today’s 140-165mm travel mountain bikes, and will be hand assembled and built to customer specification based on rider weight, riding style, and frame application.

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Santa Cruz unveils revised Highball carbon hardtail

Geometry has been adjusted from the previous iteration, with a longer front end and shorter chainstays, the goal being a snappier, more nimble ride.

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Review: TOGS Thumb Over Grip System

TOGS can be a valuable asset, allowing a rider to switch hand position on longer rides when numbness and hand fatigue might otherwise be an issue.

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News: Shimano launches anniversary pedal/shoe combo

To commemorate extended track record of success Shimano is releasing a limited-edition shoe and pedal combination.

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Video: Mountain bike simulator brings trails indoors

No fat bike for winter time riding, no problem. Shred (virtually) in your living room instead.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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Video: Baggy shorts versus Lycra aerodynamics test

How much are your clothing choices slowing you down? The folks at Specialized went inside their wind tunnel to find out exactly what being a slave to fashion is costing you.

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Interview: 10 (important) questions with IMBA communications director Mark Eller

E-bikes, fatbikes, revenue sharing, and more — it’s all on the table in this wide ranging discussion with IMBA’s primary public relations person.

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News: IMBA reveals 2014 Model Trail award winners

Looking to plan your next mountain biking vacation? You’re in luck, the list that follows has a host of suitable landing spots sure to fulfill your wildest fat tire dreams.

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History: CamelBak celebrates 25th anniversary of first hydration pack

From an IV bag stuffed inside a tube sock to the high tech hydration packs of today, how we drink on the bike has come a long way.

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News: Major bike heist at Scott Sports HQ in Switzerland

Last weekend, thieves broke into a warehouse at SCOTT Sports headquarters in Givisiez, Switzerland and made off with about 200 bikes worth a combined $1 million.

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Mtbr Cribs: At home with Trek enduro star Ross Schnell

Mtbr gets an inside look at the home base of former Downieville Classic and singlespeed world champion Ross Schnell.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 2 has the good kind of split personality

The split personality Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2 has the climbing chops of a short-travel XC racer, but can rip descents like a true trail bike.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: GT Sensor Carbon Expert’s stellar suspension performance underwhelmed by parts spec

GT’s new AOS suspension design delivers high-level performance. But can it mask sub-parts spec.

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Enduro Compare-O: The Mtbr test crew picks their favorite Dream Bike Spec components

Our test crew picks their ultimate, no-holds-barred component mix from the Enduro Compare-O in our Dream Spec feature.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Highly versatile Ibis Ripley eschews convention to splendid results

The Ibis Ripley has the get-up-and-go of a long-travel cross-country bike, the playfulness of a small-wheeled trail tamer, and even the cajones to tackle some light-duty enduro racing.

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