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.




Video: Kate Courtney dominates Albstadt World Cup XC opener


In what seems to be the new golden age of Women’s World Cup XC racing, the young American, Kate Courtney has taken the Women’s field by storm.

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Video: Danny Macaskill: Danny Daycare


In his latest video, Danny Macaskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland!

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Mammoth Bike Park Opening Delayed


Typically, Mammoth Bike Park opens around Memorial Day but this year is anything but typical. And now, a late-season storm has delayed the bike park season opener.

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Bike Racks: Best hitch racks


There are many variations of racks but we’ll focus this part of the Bike Rack Series aon the most advanced, the highest enthusiast level, hitch racks.

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Video: Ferry Good Riding with Cody Kelley


Cody Kelley is easily one of the fastest, and most stylish, people we know on a bike and is one awesome human being on top of that.

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Bontrager Kovee 1290 gram wheels


Color us excited when Bontrager teased us with a new Kovee XXX wheelset weighing in at 1290 grams for a 29mm internal rim.

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Video: Between the Races: Amaury Pierron


Spend some time with Amaury Pierron at his home and you’ll find what the DH World Cup 2018 Champion does on and off the bike.

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Sea Otter Classic keeps growing in attendance


The shift towards consumer-facing tradeshows and bike demo events continues with the growth of the iconic Sea Otter Classic event with 650 booths and about 1000 corporate brands represented.

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Video: Jordie Lunn rides the YT Decoy


Rather than just loading up the YT Decoy with gobs of suspension travel, YT approached the problem with balance and stealth. Jordie Lunn puts it through its paces in the trails of Vancouver Island, BC.

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2019 SQLab bars, grips saddle and chamois?


At Mtbr, we are massive fans of SQLabs. We not only love their enthusiasm for bikes and science but really appreciate the thought and construction they put in their products.

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Video: Hutchinson Griffus All Mountain tire


Looking for an aggressive Hutchinson tire for riding and evolving riding styles, our wishes have been granted with the new Griffus tire.

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Trust Performance Message suspension fork


Ready for a trailing link 130mm fork with a twin-tube thru-shaft damper for $2700? Well as of May 3, price was lowered to $1975.

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Video: 5 steps to recover from a crash and an injury


It’s springtime, the ramp-up of riding season and excitement is in the air. It’s also the most dangerous time too for injury so absolutely have your guard up!

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Video: GT training camp in New Zealand


ith the 2019 season around the corner, the team headed to Wyn’s home of New Zealand to bond over beers, bikes and more before racing officially kicked off.

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Best 2019 bike lights


Front bike lights can be split into two categories, to see with and to be seen lights. This article will cover lights to see within the sweet spot range of $100-$400.

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3 exciting new shoe brands at Sea Otter


One of the most surprising categories at Sea Otter 2019 is the rise of three energetic new shoe brands: Ride Concepts, Afton and Unparallel Sports.

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Poison Oak photos and remedies – superbloom


Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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Bulls SIX50 EVO AM 4 ebike review


With a name that’s impossible to remember, the Bulls SIX50 EVO AM 4 impresses with some of the best-in-class components.

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Video: Bernard Kerr – Pon de Replay, best of Queenstown, NZ


To see Bernard Kerr ride is to witness bike poetry in motion. It seems like he has one extra second in the air which he utilizes with his unique style of aerial magic.

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YT Decoy ebike first look


YT introduced the Decoy, a full suspension ebike sporting 160mm of front and 165mm rear travel. It’s dialed, stealthy, and good value.

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Vittoria Factory Tour – Part 1


At Mtbr, we’ve toured quite a few headquarters around the world. Problem is, we rarely see anything being created. So we feel very privileged to visit two factories in Thailand where Vittoria tires are produced.

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Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon first ride


The Carbon Evo has the ability to create a gap and hold it. It is stable on the rockiest gullies, yet it is agile. One needs to be deliberate with the moves but it will change direction and hold direction.

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Bike Rack Series: Best swinging hitch racks


A swinging hitch rack and it does exactly what it says, swings out of the way. Some are complete racks and som are just adapters that are meant to attach to your existing rack.

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Video: Cambria Bicycles hit with massive burglary


Long-time bicycle retailer, Cambria Bicycles was burglarized on Superbowl weekend with thieves stealing a stunning haul, estimated at fifty bikes.

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Saris SuperClamp EX 4-Bike rack review


Carrying four bikes on a hitch rack usually requires a behemoth rack that weighs upwards of 100 pounds. But Saris has created a compact and sturdy option that doesn’t weigh a ton either.

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Vittoria Bicycle Tires Testimonial – Martello, Mezcal, Terreno – Sponsored Content


Local bike shops are key to the community in many ways so it is great to take notice of a shop when it thrives and brings riders together.

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Video: Hard Days // Creating Trans-Cascadia


Each Trans-Cascadia race is proceeded by work weekends, months of scouting and many conversations with land managers and local community members. Check in for more insight

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Video: Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon – pure genius


There have been launch videos before but none that show the culture club of a company and the birth of a bike as well as this one.

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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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Video: World’s best riding destinations


Winter is not easy for the mountain bike enthusiast with snow and inclement weather for some. But it is indeed a good time dream, plan and scheme the year’s adventures.

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Video Commencal META TR 29 with Hugo Frixtalon


This is just a simple edit but it shows how trail riding and bikes have progressed. We came from road bike roots and just hanging on and surviving on the trail.

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Video: Hounded // Ryan “R-Dog” Howard


The ‘Hounded’ crew chats with R-Dog about the early days of the Aptos Post Office Jumps, his signature salad, coaching at Summer Gravity Camp and much more.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky signs with Reeb Cycles


We’ve been waiting to find out who Jeff Lenosky’s new partner is and we finally find out today.

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Video: Kate Courtney wins XC Worlds – Redbull


Capping off her meteoric rise to the top ranks of Women’s XC World Cup racing this season, 22-year old Kate Courtney won the mountain bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Relive that amazing day.

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Zwift cycling app secures $120 million in funding


First, there was Strava, and then came Zwift. These two apps have taken the cycling world by storm as road riders and mountain bikers use their devices to enhance their cycling.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay alloy and Altitude Powerplay e-bikes


Rocky Mountain announced a few interesting things in their e-bike offerings. First, there is a new model called the Instinct with less travel at 140mm front and rear. This complements the Altitude with 160mm.

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Thule group buys Tepui, maker of roof top tents


The Thule Group, based in Sweden announced that they acquired Santa Cruz, CA-based company Tepui, the leading brand in the Roof Top Tent category.

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Mark Weir survives near heart attack


Over the weekend, the world has learned that one of the toughest icons of mountain biking, Mark Weir survived a heart attack in October.

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Wahoo KICKR trainer with Zwift


It’s that time of year when the days are short, the temperatures are cold and the trails are buried under snow or are muddy. If you have the funds, Wahoo Kickr and Zwift is a great solution.

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Aim featuring Brandon Semenuk


With AIM, Semenuk and filmmaker Rupert Walker press on in their pursuit to push the boundaries of mountain bike filmmaking under their production company, Revel Co.

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Best mountain bike fenders


It’s fender season again in many parts of the country and the world. You can make your own but many have spent countless hours figuring and solving the problem already and many low-cost solutions are available.

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Video: Kate Courtney and Finn Iles part 2-4


Hear from rookies Kate and Finn along with some of their fellow riders such as Laurie Greenland, Loïc Bruni, Luca Shaw, Annika Langvad and Emily Batty.

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Best JensonUSA Black Friday deals


It’s not hard to find great close-out deals on products no one wants but to find half off some of the best products today is a find.

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Riding with the Faces of Arkansas by Jeff Kendall-Weed


I’ve been hearing a lot about the scene in Arkansas and decided to take a trip and ride the Bentonville trails myself, and I also wanted to visit another destination that I’ve heard a few rumors about as well: Little Rock.

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Video: Richie Rude rides Squamish loam


Richie is a man of few words, so we’ll let his riding do the talking. Enjoy.
Cheers, OneUp.

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Chris Akrigg impresses with a hardtail


It’s anything but a typical XC ride with Mongoose pro Chris Akrigg. Check out his insane repertoire of skills on his new Tyax Pro 29″. Best to listen with headphones on!

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How NOT to jump a bike


Sometimes, the best way to get insight on how to jump a bike is to enumerate what not to do. Are you guilty of any of these offenses?

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SRAM – 5 top components


What are the best, can’t miss products that you should own from Sram? Below is a list of the best products in our experience, from Sram and Rockshox.

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MBOSC announces membership program for Santa Cruz trails


MBOSC announced a new membership program to propel the next wave of trail building in Santa Cruz County.

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Bike lights: How to choose the light for you


How much to spend? How bright and what mount? Mtbr sheds light on the LEDs and lumens to help you choose the right bike light for your needs.

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