Company Spotlight


Tepui Tents headquarters tour

Roof Top Tents have captured the hearts and minds of 4WD enthusiasts and folks who love the outdoors. And now the market is expanding to mountain bikers who are dreaming of roaming the land and exploring the trails from camp.

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YT Industries bike packaging and unboxing


We unpack a lot of bikes and once in a while, we stumble upon one that is packed so well that it is worth noting. Here’s how YT Industries expects to withstand the torture tests of all the shipping handlers around the world.

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How Julbo sunglasses are made


Ever wonder how sunglass frames and lenses are made? We visited Julbo’s French headquarters for a closer look.

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Gallery: Inside the supremely eclectic Kona Bikes HQ


While the offices of some bike manufacturers resemble a cross between an Ikea and a mausoleum, Kona’s headquarters are steeped in history. The artwork, NWD posters, and scattered bikes gives us that same warm and fuzzy feeling as walking into our favorite bike shop.

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Inside Julbo, France’s largest eyewear manufacturer


Julbo is an iconic mountaineering brand, but only recently started to develop products for cycling. To find out how their technology crosses over to two wheels, Mtbr visited their headquarters (and playground) in the French Alps.

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When should you replace your carbon handlebar?


Carbon parts aren’t cheap. So if you scratch your bars in a crash, do you have to replace them right away?

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Interview: Tom Morgan, president and co-owner of Ibis


Santa Cruz is home to one of densest concentrations of mountain bike companies in the world. To find out why, the iconic California city’s PR department interviewed Tom Morgan, president of Ibis Cycles, which is based there.

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OneUp Headquarters Tour


OneUp is a small startup based in a lesser known riding area just outside of Whistler. Click through to take a short tour of their offices.

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Meet the guy bringing Orange Bikes back to the United States


After a long hiatus, Orange Bikes are now available for sale in the United States. Find out how it happened and how they’re planning to grow in our interview with their new distributor.

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack


It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Yeti SB5.5c long travel 29er: 7 burning questions answered


While we haven’t had the opportunity to ride Yeti’s new long travel SB5.5c 29er, the press kit left us with several burning questions. Head past the break to see what nuggets the Colorado bike maker’s product team dished out.

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DT Swiss factory tour


Here is an inside look at how quality is guaranteed at the DT Swiss wheel production facility. Follow the life a DT Swiss wheel, from molten aluminum to finished product.

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Chain Reaction Cycles: Inside world’s largest on-line bike shop


Most of us have made some kind of on-line bike-related purchase. But what happens after you enter your credit card details? Who are the people on the other end of the information superhighway? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Mtbr goes inside Northern Ireland’s Chain Reaction Cycles.

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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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Interview with Ross Shafer, the founder of Salsa Cycles


Ross Shafer was one of the earliest mountain bike pioneers and his trademark style make for one hell of an interview.

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Factory Tour: Coors Brewing facility


It may not be our favorite trail beer, but it is one of the most consistent. We try to find out why during our quick tour of their massive facility.

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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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First Look: 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon


Find out more about this hot new bike — and hear what Transition Bikes co-founder Kyle Menard has to say about the cost of carbon manufacturing and the challenges it poses for smaller brands in an exclusive Mtbr interview.

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Factory Tour: Yeti Cycles HQ


Take a quick tour with us of the Yeti Offices in Golden, Co to get a feel for how they live, play, and work.

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Does gearing affect suspension performance?


Can a small chainring negatively affect suspension performance? How about one of those big bail out cogs? To find the answers to those questions and more we turned to Pivot Cycles frontman Chris Cocalis. Read our interview.

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Tech: Are size specific pedals the next big thing?


Flat pedals have changed minimally in recent years but that may soon change. Two manufacturers are seeking to help improve performance with new size specific platforms. How did the concept originate? We called Spank and Crankbrothers to learn more.

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Video: Myles Rockwell’s 1998 and 2000 DH race bikes


From the beginning, downhill mountain bike racing has been an epicenter of technological development. In this pair of pro bike videos, we go back in time with Myles Rockwell, 2000 world downhill champion, and one of the most exciting racers of his time. Make sure you check out the brake rotors and “wood” derailleur.

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Video: Meet Joe Breeze maker of the first purpose built MTB


You can make a solid argument that Joe Breeze created the first purpose built mountain bike. In this great video from the Pro’s Closet Museum Series, Breeze talks about those early days and the progression of his first bicycles.

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An interview with the man building a bike park in Bali


Alex Springenschmitch is an Austrian living in Bali who has been super active in supporting and fueling the development of mountain biking on the island. With the Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge hosted in Bali the past 3 years, the popularity of mountain biking and the building of singletrack on the island has taken off.

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Video: The return of Fat Chance Cycles


After a long hiatus, famed pioneering mountain bike builder Chris Chance of Fat Chance Bicycles is getting back in the game. Find out why and see the new bike in this revealing video interview.

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