About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.




Orbea Rise sub-36 pound eMTB revealed


The Orbea Rise has arrived to challenge the Specialized Levo SL in the lightweight eMTB division

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Peak Design launches phone bike mount


What got us excited is it’s a platform or ecosystem of mounts so the bike mount attaches to the car, the tripod, the desk seamlessly.

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2021 Leatt Apparel and Protection Overview


Leatt is one of those companies that deliver products that are cool, well-designed and engineered and offered at a fair price. Here is their 2021 line-up.

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Magicshine Monteer 8000S Bike Light review


$400 is a lot of money but for the quality, light beam brightness and run time, this 8000 lumen light from Magicshine is worth a look.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk Turns an Abandoned Mine into the Ultimate Line


When it gets to taking on a blank canvas and turning it into something grand, Brandon Semenuk is never the one to shy away from the challenge.

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2021 Specialized Stumpjumper – best climbing and descending mountain bike?


The new Specialized Stumpjumper is equally enthusiastic about climbing and descending.

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Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO


The stunning new Stumpjumper EVO is a lightweight trail beast with a massive sweet spot.

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5 best tips for riding your mountain bike at night


Riding at night is an exhilarating way to extend your riding season and see your familiar trails in a different light.

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5 things cyclists over 50 need to know


Cycling is the fountain of youth, delivering good health, smiles and adventures that one looks forward to each day. Here are our five tips to help aging athletes do it well.

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Video: The craziest line Remy Metailler has ever ridden


In this segment, he hooks up with local shredder Steve Vanderhoek to find the most insane slabs of the North Shore. Grip is at a premium, lines are narrow and the consequence is very high.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Mountain Bikes for Riding Trails


With the popularity of bikes these days, some are venturing out on technical bike trails on sub $300 bikes. Here are the top 5 reasons not too.

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Kenda Regolith Trail Tire Review


It’s not an XC race tire or and aggressive All Mountain tire. But for everything else in between, the Regolith can be a worthy contact point with its good balance of speed, grip, and consistency.

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Kenda Regolith Pro – versatile trail tire expands size offerings


Expanded range of sizes and widths for this popular trail tire

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5 things mountain bikers should know about the California fires


Here are the five key things mountain bikers should know about the historic California wildfires of August, 2020.

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Video: Wild West – with Tom Van Steenbergen


Tom Van Steenbergen unleashes an onslaught of creativity as he stars in and produces his own short video. He has a future in both in our opinion.

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5 tips for buying a used bike


With new and used bikes in extremely high demand during this pandemic, our 5 Tips for Buying a Used Bike will come in extremely handy if you want to get a bike this year.

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New Shimano EP8 ebike system – what you need to know


The Shimano EP8 motor improves on the E-8000 motor found in many top end e-mtbs today. If its as reliable as the outgoing mode, it will be a stone-cold winner.

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5 best mountain bike innovations and why you need them


Here are the 5 best new mountain bike innovations and why you need them.

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5 most expensive mountain bikes and what you get for your money


We explore what the most expensive mountain bikes in the world will get you. Performance and looks or just exclusivity?

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Why no bicycle should go 60 mph – the motorbike that broke Simon Cowell’s back.


A deeper look into the Simon Cowell broken back incident reveals a motorbike with about 30 times the power of a legal e-bike. Find out why you should avoid these dangerous vehicles.

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5 things you need to know when buying your first mountain bike


Don’t know where to start when buying your first mountain bike? We’ll arm with you with some key tips to help your decision.

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First Ride: Fezzari Delano Peak


Great handling, premium components, and massive value in this new trail bike

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Video: Lightest e-mtb? Sub 32 lb Levo SL complete ebike


We sought to build the lightest full suspension emtb and arrived at a versatile 31.9 lb Levo SL with dropper post and pedals

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First Look: Niner E9 ebikes, Rip 9 and 180mm WFO


Today, Niner bikes, joined the e-bike category with two mountain bikes, the 150mm travel RIP e9 and 180mm travel WFO e9.

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2020 Sea Otter Classic Cancelled


The 2020 Sea Otter Classic is now officially canceled.

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Video: Remy Metailler in Squamish chased by drone


This new edit from Remy Metailler is incredible as it establishes a new standard for drone footage. Check it.

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Video: Danny Daycare barrel rolling a kid’s trailer – how they did it


This video from May 2019 got over 8 million views where Danny executed a trick that was previously inconceivable. Find out how many months of preparation it took.

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Video: Ride the glorious Dolomites with one lift pass


The Dolomites are some of the most stunning mountain peaks in the world. But how is the quality of the mountain bike descending. Check this video to get a glimpse.

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Video: Deep dive into the Log Slide segment by Danny Macaskill?


Do you remember the ‘Log Slide’ segment in Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day out film? Find out what it took to capture that.

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Ride Concepts Vice Shoe Review


Do you sometimes long for a no-compromise casual bike shoe? One that is ideal for climbs and rocky descents, trail digging and post ride libations?

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Best mountain bike wheel size – is 29 or 27.5 right for you?


In our latest survey, 32% said they would choose 27.5 for their next wheel size and 68% said 29 inch. Come explore the factors that affect this decision for your next mountain bike wheel size.

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Vittoria Mazza All Mountain Tire Review


If you’re a fan of the Vittoria line of tires but have been waiting for an aggressive All Mountain tire, we think you’ll be very pleased with the Mazza.

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The 5 best tips to get the most e-bike range


Given any e-bike battery size, there are things you can control to maximize its range. Here are our 5 best tips.

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Magicshine ALLTY 2000 bike light review


This new 2000 lumen light from Magicshine features a big, bright beam pattern with an array of useful features.

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Video: Back To The Roots Of Big Mountain Freeriding – Follow The Fraser


Follow this destination into the unknown as three riders follow the Fraser river to ride in the spirt of how mountain bike freeriding first originated.

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Video: Kenda Pinner All Mountain, DH tire with Aaron Gwin


Here is a fun video with Aaron Gwin, who talks about his involvement in the development process of the new Kenda Pinner and testing at Big Bear, California.

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Video: Checking the condition of Santa Cruz bearings of the bike suspension


In this video about bike suspension, we’ll show you how to take apart a Santa Cruz Heckler’s VPP linkages, check the conditions of the bearings and axles, clean and grease as appropriate.

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Kenda Pinner All Mountain Tire – First Look


Two key assets of good tires are “consistent’ and “communicative and these Kenda Pinners seem to have both.

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e*thirteen Vario dropper seatpost review


The new e*thirteen Vario enters the dropper post market with a robust $209 entry with adjustable travel, smooth action and serviceable design.

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Thule Helium Platform 2 hitch bike rack overview


Thule enters the wheel-hold tray style hitch rack category with the Helium Platform 2. Is it a good solution for you? Check in to find out more.

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Photos: UCSC tanks artwork


To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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2021 new Fox 38 fork, revamped forks and shocks


Fox comes out swinging with their 2021 lineup a new fork and major updates to their shock and dropper line.

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Video: Bernard Kerr – eMtb elevated


Here, Bernard Kerr shows us what the bike is capable of. So when we complain that the bike is heavy, sluggish or difficult to manual, Bernard can shed some light on the subject.

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Top 10 Tips for mountain biking and social distancing with Coronavirus


Most shelter-in-place mandates have identified outdoor recreation and trails as essential activities and facilities. Here’s how to do it safely

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Video: What The Heck? Danny Macaskill rides the new Santa Cruz ebike


Danny Macaskill just got his hands on an e-bike. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn just what these bikes can do.

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Video: Vaea Verbeeck: Still Growing – Make Your Mark | SHIMANO


Give this a look and a listen and that you will recognize that she is a very special rider. And she’s still getting better.

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Review: Schwinn Axum – best under $400 bike from Walmart?


We took a $400 bike up and down a real trail and lived to tell the tale. Read on and find out if its worth considering or recommending to friends who want to get in the sport.

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First Look: PNW Rainier IR dropper post


PNW Component’s new Rainier dropper seatpost offers adjustable travel, short insert length, and a fantastic price!

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Video: Who is Thomas Vanderham?


It would be a dream for most mountain bikers of the world…the chance to grow up on Vancouver’s North Shore. That became reality in Thomas Vanderham’s life.

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Video: The Mental & Physical Battles of MTB | Redbull Athletes


With so much at stake and so much travel, setup, and practice preparation, how does an elite athlete bottle it all up and put it aside at the start line.

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