About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.




Endura celebrates 25 years of All Tribes One Clan with All Tribes All Woman video


Endura’s All Tribes One Clan celebrating 25 years with inspiring video.

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Guerrilla Gravity Presents: The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly


A fully-pinned day at the bike park; The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly.

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Mammoth Mountain and Snow Summit Bike Parks in CA to open May 26th


Summer shred is upon us; Mammoth Mountain & Snow Summit open this Friday, May 26

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veloToze MTB shoe covers review


Like all their shoe covers, the veloToze is packable and lightweight. And since this is an MTB version, it’s also designed to put up with the demands of rough trails and gravel roads.

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PUB 934 XC race wheels review


PUB’s go-to cross-country 29er wheelset features DT Swiss 350 hubs and asymmetric beadless rims with 28mm inner and 34mm outer widths.

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Finish Line Sealant review


The sealant made bold claims of lasting ‘forever’ or at least the life of the tire. Did it measure up or even last one flat? Read on and find out.

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RSD MiddleChild 27.5+ enduro hardtail – video


If the RSD MiddleChild could actually speak it would say, “Skip work, let’s party!”

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Bell and Fasthouse launch moto-inspired helmet designs


Bell Helmets and Fasthouse have worked together on the moto side. Now they are bringing that popular collaboration to mountain bikes.

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Bold Unplugged prototype hides rear shock


Features include 160mm of rear travel, and adjustable chainstay length, bottom bracket height, and headtube angle via flip chips. Check out this video to learn more about this very intriguing bike.

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Lezyne Tubeless Repair Kit debuts – video


Lezyne has added to their line of tools with a host of new problem solvers.

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Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail hardtail


Yeti Cycles founder John Parker is back with the limited edition Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail bike.

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Haro Bikes Shift i/O 9 e-bike – video


Better brakes, updated cockpit, and dropper make Haro’s 2019 Shift i/O 9 eMTB is ready to rock.

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VeloToze MTB shoe covers and compression socks – video


VeloToze released the newest addition to its shoe cover arsenal at Sea Otter, announcing a new MTB shoe cover and compresion sock.

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Aaron Gwin talks strategy ahead of World Cup opener


The 2018 World Cup downhill season kicks off this weekend in Lošinj, Croatia. Here’s some insight on what will likely go down from Aaron Gwin.

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Fezzari Signal Peak bridges XC-trail gap


Fezzari’s new Signal Peak artfully blends speed and fun. It’s fast on technical terrain, drops, and rock gardens, and climbs like a mountain goat.

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RockShox Boxxer DH fork get an overhaul


The new RockShox Boxxer is ready for big wheels and big drops with new uppers, lowers, and an MX-inspired crown.

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BMC enters e-bike market with AMP Trailfox and Speedfox


Trailfox AMP and Speedfox AMP designed to conquer everything from challenging climbs to swooping singletrack descents.

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Cane Creek eeWings titanium crankset released


Cane Creek’s eeWings cranks are made from high-grade titanium, will fit most BB standards, and weighs a mere 400 grams.

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GÜP KWIKI sealant and inflator


GÜP KWIKI is light weight, eco-friendly and is said to seal up-to a 4mm puncture, read more to find out if it’s too good to be true.

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New Terrene Chunk 2.6 trail tire for trail and enduro use


The Terrene Chunk 2.6” tire is designed around a wide variety of trail conditions and tested to ensure that it works in the real world.

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Jamis Bikes releases new 3VO suspension platform


Jamis Bikes new 3VO design dropping at Sea Otter claims a unique instant center, center of curvature and axle path that is said to eliminate unwanted motion when pedaling.

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Yeti cycles releases trail capable and raceable SB100


Yeti’s new SB100 obscures the line between XC and Trail, utilizing a new Switch Infinity Mechanism repositioned and optimized specifically for this shorter-travel twenty-nine-inch wheel bike.

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Cane Creek releases 29/27.5+ HELM fork


Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of the highly anticipated 29/27.5+ version of the HELM suspension fork.

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RockShox updates to 2019 SID platform and releases TwistLoc lockout


Updated RockShox SID is ready to race; updated DebonAir spring, Charger 2 damper and sculpted magnesium dropouts. Plus TwistLoc for more barspace and response.

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GoPro launches $199 Hero POV camera


New budget friendly POV camera features waterproof housing, LCD touch screen display, user voice control, and image stabilization.

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Bike fit: Crank arm length, motion capture, and more


Each individual has their own set of limitations and strengths that a professional fitter can diagnose.

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Is bike fit beneficial for mountain bikers?


Bike shops across the country offer fitting services starting as low as $50 and reaching as high as $300. The best boast motion capture analysis, saddle mapping, and live tracking. But will this translate to gains off road?

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Salsa Salt Flat carbon flat bar review


The Salsa Salt Flat carbon bar is a solid option for those looking to shed some bike weight.

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Bell releasing limited edition custom helmets


Bell Helmets has announced its new MTB partnership with Fasthouse by releasing a limited edition line of mountain bike helmets for Spring 2018.

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Vittoria Barzo tire review


Vittoria’s Barzo is ready to take on technical cross-country trails and extreme conditions. And it can win an XC race as well.

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New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI


For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here’s what’s new in this critical touch-point component.

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Video: The Free Radicals explore New Zealand


Can you get stoked from watching 5 minutes and 57 seconds of four guys piling into an old van and ripping trails around New Zealand? Yes! Yes you can!

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Intense Sniper XC and Trail released


Intense launches 100mm XC and 120mm Trail Sniper, designed to rock your race season to the next level.

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FSA Afterburner WideR 29er wheelset review


Coming in at a reasonable $629 and weighing in at 1640 grams, they are an excellent upgrade for many trail, cyclocross and cross country riders.

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FSA Flowtron dropper post review


The $299 Flowtron dropper post features smooth action with a massive dropper lever with adjustable tension to customize rider feel and control.

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Stan’s NoTubes Baron S1 27.5 wheelset review


This well-built, high performing aluminum plus size wheelset will lighten your bike but not your wallet.

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Robert Axle Project axle review


Mtbr checks out this small company’s thru axle solutions for every bike and situation.

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RockShox unveils updates to 2019 suspension forks


“Action is everything” is the RockShox tagline and they are keeping that sentiment alive with their 2019 product range, pushing the limits of what an affordable suspension fork can provide.

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iSSi unveils new Stomp XL and Flash III


Pedal maker iSSi has new colors and pedals for everything from enduro to commuting.

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Salsa updates Deadwood, adding alloy version


For 2018, Salsa has updated the Deadwood for a broader range of uses — and budgets.

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Vee launches Factory version of Flow Snap


Vee Tire Co. is now offering an updated version of its Flow Snap gravity and enduro tires. The new Factory version continues to benefit from the super tacky rubber compound that’s known for its grip.

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Michelin Wild Enduro and Power Gravel tires launched


Mtbr spotted several exciting new tires from Michelin at Frostbike 2018, including a new enduro model and their highly anticipated Power Gravel offering.

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Frostbike 2018: Finish Line’s new sealant that never dries out


With groundbreaking Fiberlink Technology, Finish Line is confident that its new sealant will never dry out and won’t clog up your valve cores.

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Hans Rey joins Vittoria tire team


Famed MTB adventurer and trials star to serve as brand ambassador and assist Vittoria in tire testing and development.

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Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS Review


Riders looking for clean and straightforward tracking look no further. The Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS offers much for a low asking price.

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Lezyne Lite Drive 700XL review


A mix of old world mountain style and new world tech make this light design unique and eye-catching.

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Follow the Clark Family in new adventure cycling film!


The Clark family set out to ride the divide across the Canadian North on Salsa bike, determination, all while creating a unique story they’ll never forget.

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Build a bombproof, cost-effective winter drivetrain


Winter; when roads covered in ice mixed with salt, conditions like these are not great for metal grinding on metal, ie, your bike’s drivetrain.

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Commencal releases new META all mountain machine


Matte black anodized frame adorned with shiny black artwork; Commencal META is ultimate classy-stealth. Jump on the frame rode by Cécile Ravanel to the final EWS in Italy!

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Winterize your bike now!


We know you’re not ready for winter, but is your bike? Let us help winterize your rig and get you on the trails this winter and off the trainer.

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