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: 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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Video: Nove Mesto World Cup XC Short Track Highlights


Short Track drama continued in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, for round 2 of the UCI XCO Mountain Bike World Cup 2019, the renaissance of Cross Country racing.

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Video: Chris Akrigg – IN THE ROUGH


If you watch just one mountain bike video this year make sure it’s a Chris Akrigg video. Chris can pick up any bicycle and do things that the laws of physics shouldn’t allow as shown in his latest work, In The Rough.

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Video: Thomas Vanderham – Trail Bike Boss


Thomas Vanderham returns to the Nicola Valley in this trail bike masterclass. Don’t miss the crazy whip save at the end. Disaster may be averted!

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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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SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Outerbike


Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes Period starts June 28 2019 at 12:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and ends July 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM. MTBR.com controls the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. To Enter: To enter the giveaway, you must register via the mtbr.com sweepstakes form. Entries submitted with missing fields will not be […]

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SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Ride Concepts


SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS Ride Concepts Contest – By entering to win a Ride Concepts prize package. One (1) winner will be chosen at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. 1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. […]

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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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SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Xpedo


SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS Xpedo Contest – By entering to win a Xpedo pedals. Four (4) winners will be chosen at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. 1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2. PRIZE: Four […]

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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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