Mountain Racing Products Reviews and News


MRP Ribbon Coil fork launched


Coil fork features MRP’s highly-regarded Ramp Control feature, a speed-sensitive ending-stroke adjustment that allows the rider to tune preferred amount of bottom-out support with the simple twist of a knob.

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MRP adds Fox 36 Ramp Control Cartridge


Colorado’s MRP continues to add to its ever-growing product line-up with a yet another tuning option for suspension forks.

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5 hot mountain bike components for 2017


The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and while we can’t guarantee the staying power of anything new in the cycling world, we think these five items will be just as cool in 12 months as they are now.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Suspension Fork


With more incredible options than ever, picking our favorite fork wasn’t easy. In the end, we voted with our hearts….and wallets.

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MRP releases Ramp Control Cartridges for Fox 34 forks


With the success of the Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox, MRP has followed through with Fox compatible cartridges and now has the them available for 2016 or newer Fox 34 forks that have the FIT4 and GRIP dampers.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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MRP rolls out new Ribbon all-mountain fork


Built-in pressure relief valves are just one of the cool features on MRP’s new boost-spacing-ready Ribbon enduro/all-mountain suspension fork that comes in travel lengths from 120mm to 170mm for 27.5, 27.5+, and 29.

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MRP SXg chain guide review


The SXg chain guide from MRP promises all the benefits of a full chain guide without introducing any drag. Can it deliver?

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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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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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MRP Interbike 2015


For 2016, MRP made internal changes to its Stage fork to help improve performance and reduce noise. In addition, a majority of their chain guides are now lined with a noise-reducing TPU material.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Factory Tour: Mountain Racing Products (aka MRP)


Come along for an inside look at the Grand Junction, Colorado-based maker of chain guides, chain guards and suspension forks.

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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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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss


Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines


Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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Interbike: 2015 MRP Wave narrow/wide-style chainrings


Interbike: MRP jumps into the narrow-wide single chainring fray with their unique Wave ring that features offset left-center-right alternating tooth configuration.

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How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky


In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles


In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky


Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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Five cool, new bar and stem combos from Sea Otter


More manufacturers follow Easton’s lead on 35mm bar and stem combinations in our round up of cool, new cockpit set-ups seen at Sea Otter.

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Bike Check #1: Nine cool bikes from pre-Sea Otter rides


Sea Otter starts today and we kick off our coverage with a bike check of bikes some of our industry friends are riding this weekend. Keep a sharp eye peeled and you may see some previously unreleased new product.

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MRP G3 Brings Chainguide Performance and Ease of Maintenance to New Heights


Aside from a crash, a mechanical failure, or an encounter with Sasquatch, the last thing you want when barreling at mach speed through a rock garden is to have your chain bounce off.

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MRP Bling Ring Direct Mount Chainring and MICRO G2 SL Chain Guide


MRP had their new Bling Ring direct mount chainrings and updated MICRO G2 SL Chain Guide on display at the Sea Otter Classic. The Bling Ring mounts to SRAM X0, X9 and Truvativ AKA Cranks (replaces the spider and mounts directly to the crank arm via a splined, three-bolt interface). You are no longer limited […]

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MRP’s Integrated Bash Guard Awarded U.S. Patent


Mountain Racing Products (MRP) is proud to announce the recent award of United States Patent No. RE 42,436. This patent covers MRP products that have a chain ring protector that mounts to the frame of a bicycle rather than to the crank spider – including the G2, G2 SL, XCG and the new 2X guide. […]

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Mountain Racing Products 2x Guide


MRP, the leader in chain management devices, introduces the new 2x guide for 2-chainring MTB cranks (say “two-by”). In development for almost two years, the 2x utilizes our patented integrated skid chainring protection and introduces a new patent-pending dual pulley tensioning system. The 2x is designed to work seamlessly with the new wave of 2×10 […]

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Mountain Racing Products Welcomes Noah Sears To Marketing Department


Home of MRP Chain Guides, White Brothers Suspension Forks, Kreitler Rollers, Tamer, and Power Grips, Mountain Racing Products has hired Fruita, CO local Noah Sears to manage the company’s online presence and assist with all facets of marketing. Sears, 27, has five years shop experience with Over the Edge Sports in Fruita as well as […]

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MRP Announces 3 new versions of the popular 1.X Chainguide


GRAND JUNCTION, November 4, 2009: With the list of cross country championships piling up from the 2009 season, MRP is proud to announce 3 new versions of the ultra popular 1.X chainguide. 1.X MTB Clamp On: For those riders who have been excluded from the 1.X movement due to their press-in bottom brackets like BB-30 […]

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Chainguides: Not just for downhill anymore – the MRP 1.X


GRAND JUNCTION, July 28, 2009: The top of an XC race podium is not where you would usually expect to see a chainguide equipped mountain bike. But that’s exactly where Adam Craig has been ending up aboard his new MRP 1.X chainguide equipped Giant.

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MRP hires aerospace guru Scott Winans as VP of Engineering


“Scott is the newest addition to our team here at MRP, and will work closely with Ryan Cranston and Darek Barefoot to help develop some exciting new product lines”. Scott has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and has worked at a variety of high-tech organizations such as the NASA Space Engineering Research Center, General […]

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MRP TO SHOW NEW CHAINGUIDES AT SEA OTTER


GRAND JUNCTION – April 16, 2009 In the quest for lighter, stronger components, MRP will show a carbon fiber version of their successful G2 chainguide. The new guide weighs in at only 197 grams for the 36-40T size thanks to the carbon boomerang and weight-optimized skid. It also features increased compatibility and adjustability with a […]

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MRP signs Cedric Gracia


Grand Junction, March 11, 2009 — Two of the biggest names in downhill mountain bike racing have re-united for 2009. MRP and Cedric have a long history together, and both are excited about what the future holds. MRP’s World Cup proven G2 and Mini-G guides will be handling the job of keeping Cedric’s drivetrain together […]

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MRP Thanks Steve Peat for Service


GRAND JUNCTION, CO November 25, 2008: There are not very many relationships in the mountain bike community as long lived and storied as MRP and Steve Peat. For the past decade, MRP has been the chain guide of choice for a legend in the sport of downhill mountain bike racing. For a sponsor, riders don’t […]

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MRP releases the Mini-G


  GRAND JUNCTION, June 19 – Following in the footsteps of its highly acclaimed G2 chainguide, the Mini-G is just what the name implies: a more compact version of the G2. With the Mini-G, MRP has designed and built an extremely strong, durable chainguide that is also super light. Boasting a weight of only 219g, […]

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MRP launches patented XCG Series of impact guards for cross-country bikes


Building on their integrated guard patent*, MRP will begin shipping a new, innovative series of components designed to protect chainrings and cranks from damage due to the occasional rock or log encounter. The XCG guards consist of a replaceable polycarbonate Skid direct-mounted to a 4mm thick alloy back plate. “Lots of cross country riders don’t […]

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Josh Bryceland to ride MRP in 2008


GRAND JUNCTION, March 24: Josh Bryceland, one of the most talented youngsters to be seen in many years has signed a deal with MRP. Bryceland will join his mentor Steve Peat as a member of the talent-stacked Santa Cruz Syndicate team this year as they battle for supremacy on the World Cup Circuit. “I’m very […]

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Kirt Voreis and the AllRide Tour partner with MRP


Grand Junction, March 12 — As Kirt Voreis takes the AllRide Tour around the world promoting mountain bike riding and healthy living, MRP will be joining in the cause. As an industry leader in chain guide systems, MRP chose to partner with Kirt not only because he’s an amazing athlete, but because he’s spreading the […]

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