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.




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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Party in the desert: Moab’s Outerbike serves up bikes and beers

Industry types have Eurobike and Interbike. For everyone else there is Outerbike. The annual three-day consumer demo event in Moab, Utah, offers fat tire enthusiasts the chance to ride next year’s hottest bikes on some of the world’s most iconic trails. Here’s a photo recap of this year’s highlights.

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BLM embracing mountain biking in whole new way

The Bureau of Land Management’s website has roughly 90,000 pages, but until recently none of them were dedicated to mountain biking. That changed last weekend. Find out how.

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First Ride Review: Niner RKT 9 RDO XC 29er race bike

Niner’s new XC race bike is a ruthlessly efficient climber that’s nimble going downhill, too. Find out more in our first ride review, plus get all the details on pricing, geometry and build specs.

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Interbike 2015: Reynolds Black Label wheels go hookless

Utah-based carbon wheel maker Reynolds has given a “refresh” to its stealth-looking (and expensive) line-up of Black Label mountain bike wheels.

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Interbike 2015: Alchemy launches 27.5 Arktos trail bike

Trail bike with Boost 148 rear end has a unique suspension design that’s claimed to deliver both climbing stability and bottomless travel in one sexy carbon frame package.

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Interbike 2015: POC launches Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets

Following the success of its original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, POC has added to its MTB brain protection portfolio with the new Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets. These also have some new MTB specific shades.

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Interbike 2015: Fat bike maker Borealis unveils Crestone, Flume, and new carbon wheel

The Fat Bike Company, better known as the people behind Colorado-based Borealis, is on a roll. The company was showing off two new frames and a new wheel at Interbike.

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