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.




Win a Saris Trainer Ecosystem


Win a complete MTB-compatible direct drive smart trainer, trainer desk and mat. Because a ride indoors is better than no ride at all.

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Pyga Bike Frame Contest


You have the opportunity to win a Pyga bike frame, a Hyrax $2,249 OR the Slakline $2,299 Enter the Pyga bike frame contest where TWO winners will be chosen.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky climbs Horsethief Bench


Do you have a trail obstacle that’s like a monkey on your back? A log, a climb, a rocky/rooty segment that is not quite doable for you without dabbing?

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Video: Inno INH-120 bike rack review


Ready for a new player in the tray rack, tire-hold category? Here is Inno from Japan with a clean design at a lower cost than the competition.

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Video: Redbull Rampage Highlights


In the end, the Canadians rose to the occasion to sweep the podium, with Brandon Semenuk taking first place.

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Video: Storch and Fairclough POV at 2019 Redbull Rampage


Here is a dose of Redbull Rampage reality as the first-person view of some of the best riders is made available.

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Semenuk edges out Rheeder for epic hat-trick at Red Bull Rampage


Brandon Semenuk hit back from a disappointing 2018 Red Bull Rampage to pull off a brilliant first run in Virgin, Utah and win his third title.

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Video: First practice and digging at the Redbull Rampage


Is it too short, too long, too lippy? How does one muster up enough marbles to test a Rampage feature? Find out here.

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Video: Best Runs of the Redbull Rampage


From its inception in 2001, Red Bull Rampage has always been about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels. And it’s coming this weekend!

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1UP USA Equip-D bike rack review


1UP USA incorporates all their past rack improvements and gives it a new, sleeker frame to produce a better rack with the Equip-D.

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1UP USA Equip-D vs Saris MTR hitch rack shooutout


The Saris MTR is here to take on the king of tray racks, the 1UP USA Equip-D.

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Ride Concepts adds Caroline Buchanan to the team


Bike footwear company Ride Concepts announces Caroline Buchanan as the latest addition to its renowned Factory Athlete team.

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Ride Concepts Powerline Shoe Review


The Powerline shoe is an aggressive all-mountain shoe that is supportive and protective with a mid-top design and a battery of protective features.

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First Ride: Specialized Kenevo with 180mm of e-travel


The outgoing Specialized Kenevo was cool but it was getting a little long in the tooth so Specialized sought to update by making it faster, more capable in the rough and going on bigger adventures.

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Review: Vittoria Martello Graphene 2.0


If you want a durable, predictable tire in the trickiest conditions like sand over rock or loose over hardpack, this is a fine option.

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Video: Fabio Wibmer’s Law


ere is a trials/stunt rider from Austria who dons a Redbull helmet. In an overcrowded sea of talent, one might be tempted to overlook his work but it is worth respect and admiration. 

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Video: How to wash your bike


We all have a different preference and tolerance for washing our bikes. Here are a variety of sources of what and what not to do.

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Endura SingleTrack Winter Prize Pack Contest


You have the opportunity to join the Endura family with your very own fall and winter riding gear, valued at over $500. Enter the Endura contest!

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Pivot Phoenix 29 with 190mm of travel


The performance of dw-link suspension is now packaged in a lower, more compact 190mm travel design.

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INTENSE Mourns the Loss of Chad Peterson


The INTENSE LLC family lost an invaluable member when Chad Peterson passed away from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident .

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Downieville: Dirt Magic | From Dying Mining Town to Mountain-Bike Mecca


Inspired by a desire to save their home trails, shaped by a grassroot organization’s unintentional stewardship, and fueled by the sport’s rowdiest festival, Downieville has made its mark.

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5 Things Learned in Mont-Sainte-Anne World Championship


Some 650 mountain bike athletes from 45 countries went hunting for the rainbow stripes in the third UCI World Championship.

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Saris releases new H3 trainer and MP1 trainer platform


Saris introduced a powerful and affordable direct drive today called the H3. They then complemented with it with a dynamic platform called the MP1 and a functional table called the TD1.

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Video: Lenosky rides the biggest jumps of his life


Jeff Lenosky’s not a young man. And he’s not a big air jumper. But to uphold the Over The Hill flag, he goes beyond his comfort zone and goes for it. Send it Lenosky!

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2020 Intense Primer First Ride Review


Intense overhauled their Trail line to simplify and innovate their Trail Bike options. Three wheel-size options will be available for the 2020 Intense Primer.

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Video: Oscillation – The Rocky Mountain Slayer in action


Every once in a while, the riders, the trails the music and the edit align to capture the glory of biking. It’s not how we ride but this is what inspires us.

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Video: 2019 Redbull Joy Ride Whistler


After battling through a back injury and being faced with the diagnosis of an auto-immune disease, Emil Johansson came to make a statement.

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Video: World Cup XC Highlights from Leinzerheide


The men’s and women’s races told two very different tales. But both were absolutely compelling.

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2020 Specialized Enduro First Ride Review


In a category they pioneered, Specialized re-engineered the Enduro with 170mm travel on a new suspension platform to regain top dog honors.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk Builds an MTB Playground in Utah


For their latest chapter, Raw 100 took their efforts to Utah. Their inventive and manicured lines transformed the iconic freeride area into a brilliant slopestyle playground.

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2020 Specialized Epic HT First Ride – lightest XC frame ever


Revamped and modernized, the new Specialized Epic HT is ready to race. And with a 775 gram frame, it believes it can fly.

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Video: Return to Earth: now available


Anthill Films attempts to capture the magic of earth through the eyes of a mountain biker and we know they’ll do it well. Here is the trailer to make our mouths water.

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The latest Prime Day deals for mountain bikers


Amazon Prime Day is good but can be daunting. Here is our hand-picked list of great bike deals!

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Jenson USA Best Complete Bike Deals


Don’t get left out this summer. Some amazing deals to be had here on complete bikes from Jenson USA.

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Xpedo Pedals Contest


This contest has something for everybody! Flat, clipless or hybrid, we just want to you to go out there and ride! Enter to win a set of GFX, Ambix, CXR or SPRY.

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2020 Santa Cruz Hightower First Ride


Modern geometry and a brand new suspension broaden the sweet spot of the versatile Hightower Trail Bike

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Outerbike, Crested Butte Contest


Win a weekend for two at Outerbike Crested Butte including three nights lodging in Mt. Crested Butte.

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Ride Concepts Contest


Ride Concepts is giving away $2800 worth of product in ten $280 packages.

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Support MBOSC & Win an Ibis!


One lucky supporter will ride away with a new Ibis bicycle in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s (MBOSC) “Ante Up for Trails” campaign.

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Video: The Winning Runs From Innsbruck | Crankworx Slopestyle 2019


Crankworx Innsbruck was a day to remember in mountain bike history. From firsts to falls, the day was not shy of drama as the world’s best Slopestyle MTB riders stepped up to take the gold in Innsbruck.

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9 Father’s Day bike gifts that dads want


This Father’s Day, get the dad in your life the good stuff. We know a few things about what dads want

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Video:ColoRADo


An ode to the people, places, and trails in the home state of Yeti Cycles. It is a place where the RAD elements overpower the not so rad.

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Daniel: A Cyclist with TBI Making a Difference


Daniel suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as a child but that hasn’t stopped him from riding his bike and making a difference in his community.

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Video: Tracey Hannah & Loïc Bruni Winning DH Runs 2019 Leogang


This weekend’s racing had us all on the edge of our seats as we watched the world’s best riders put on a hell of a show in the Austrian Alps.

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Josh Patterson joins Mtbr as editorial director


Cycling journalist Josh Patterson has joined Mountain Bike Review and Road Bike Review as editorial director.

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Video: Lenosky on the Horsethief Bench climb


Horsethief Bench is pretty gnarly to descend on the hardtail, so Jeff Lenosky is gonna give it a shot going up.

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Video: Parallel feat. Brandon Semenuk and Ryan Howard


You’re probably pretty used to seeing Brandon Semenuk on his own with his releases from Revel Co, but with his first video project of 2019, Semenuk flips the script and brings in Ryan Howard along to create Parallel.

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Video: Danny MacAskill joins the Adidas family


The 33-year-old’s newest video showcases both Danny’s trails and enduro mountain biking skills – each of which merges to create a highly entertaining and creative edit.

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Video: 5 things learned at Nove Mesto, World Cup XC


In one of the most interesting World Cup venues, Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic we were treated to an incredible cross-country masterpiece.

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Vittoria Mezcal Review


In the XC line exists the Peyote, Mezcal, and Barzo, increasing in levels of grip. Thus the Mezcal sits right in the middle and can be used for front and rear applications.

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