About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.




MUC-OFFs Bike-Specific Pressure Washer now available


Muc-Off is proud to announce the US launch of the world’s first bike-specific pressure washer, designed from the ground up specifically for two-wheel fanatics.

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Niner Bikes donates 3 RIP 9 RDO frames for IMBA


Niner Donates Custom IMBA frames for benefit auction Niner Bikes is happy to announce the latest in a long line of custom painted bikes donated to IMBA in support of trail access around the world. These one-of-a-kind RIP 9 RDO frames were designed by Niner Senior Graphic Designer Nate Adams and painted by Spectrum Paint […]

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Reopen the Sawpit Trail and win a Santa Cruz bike


Build a trail and win a bike with MBOSC About five years ago in Demo Forest, the Sawpit trail was shut down due to logging projects that help fund the forest. The loss of the more ‘natural’ trail left a hole in the hearts of many as the options in Demo Forest became limited to […]

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Shop early Black Friday deals at Jenson


You’ll find everything a rider needs to get rolling this winter and stay safe on the roads. This sale has lights, bikes, shoes and more.

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REEB Cycles announces 2020 Bike Line-Up


REEB Cycles announces 2020 Bike Line-Up REEB Cycles is excited to announce the complete 2020 line-up of updated and new core bike models. Led by the re-designed and re-focused SQWEEB v3 full-suspension 29er and the brand new Jeff Lenosky signature ReDikyelous hardtail. REEBs entire line is redesigned,hand-built in Lyons, CO and ready to rock.  REEB […]

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2020 Park Tool Community Tool Grant application open


2020 Park Tool Community Tool Grants Park Tool is pleased to announce the application period for their 2020 Community Tool Grants will open November 1, 2019, and run until December 31, 2019. Now in its fifth year, the Park Tool Community Tool Grants award ten non-profits with bicycle tools and repair stands to help them […]

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Rocky Mountain unveils new Instinct Powerplay Carbon


Rocky Mountain is growing the Instinct Powerplay line-up by introducing three new models that feature a carbon front triangle.

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Santa Cruz and Yeti bike deals


The season isn’t over and the trails are calling, visit them with a new ride. It can be an early winter gift from you to your inner shredder. Now – On to the sale!

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Falling bike prices at Jenson and Competitive Cyclist


Are you just waiting to push the button on that new ride? Well, Jenson and Competitive Cyclist have some good news for you.

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Atomik Carbon introduces Berd Ultimate Wheels


Atomik Carbon Ultimate gravel and mountain wheelsets are here and they are ultra-lightweight, starting at just 1,200 grams per pair.

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Fall finds and great gear at Jenson USA


Fall time means changing road and trail conditions and the need for more bite and better glove – well thicker at least.

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Enduro World Series will host e-bike enduro racing in 2020


The EWS will start an e-bike enduro series which will feature three rounds across Europe in France, Switzerland, and Italy – with the overall winners crowned the Enduro World Series-E Champions.

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Stan’s NoTubes Introduces DART Tool and Refill Kit


Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the DART The Stan’s DART is an entirely new and arguably better way to repair tubeless tire punctures and slices that are 5mm or larger. Although Stan’s Sealant alone should take care of most punctures, the DART makes the toughest tubeless tire repairs fast, easy, and reliable for every […]

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Weekend savings from Jenson USA


This week the sales are wide and plenty, ahead you’ll find savings for the upgrades on you mountain, road and gear all around.

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Jenson Deals of the weekend – Save big on everything!


Are you ready for the changing weather and riding conditions? Do you have the gear to make it the best riding of the year?

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Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz announce Trail Vision Awards


Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), local nonprofit trail building organization, recently announced the Trail Vision Awards, a video and photo contest set on Santa Cruz County’s trails. Contestants can submit content featuring legal Santa Cruz County trails, showcasing any trail use, such as running, volunteering at a trail maintenance day, horseback riding, mountain biking, […]

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Wahoo Fitness Acquires Speedplay Pedals


Wahoo Fitness, on the heels of their purchase of indoor training app The Sufferfest, announced their acquisition of storied cycling pedal brand, Speedplay.

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Summer Send-Off — 35% or more from Competitive Cyclist


When the leaves start to change and when the trails dew-covered for the morning shred, you know what’s around the corner.

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NiteRider launches Focus flashlight line and B2B website


NiteRider has launched a brand new line of military-grade tactical flashlights, along with its first-ever B2B website

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Orbea unleashes the all-new Wild FS Ebike


Orbea created the Wild to tackle steep trails and obstacle-strewn climbs and descents. It looks like a highly polished ebike with a couple tricks up its sleeve.

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Drivetrain and brake Sale at Jenson and Competitive Cyclist


Are you ready to finally upgrade to that 4 piston hydro or are you looking to update your gravel rig?

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Trek releases all-new Rail and Powerfly Hardtail e-MTBs


Trek releases all-new Rail and Powerfly Hardtail e-MTBs Trek unveiled additions to its electric mountain bike lineup recently, releasing the all-new Rail—a long-travel e-MTB for hard-charging trail riders—along with new Powerfly Hardtail models built for adventure-minded off-road riders who want to explore more. It’s a new era for e-MTB, and these new models are ready […]

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Best of Bike Cleaning and Washing Tools


When you go to clean your trusty steed after a long day on the trails, for what do you reach? The hose or the degreaser?

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Jenson and Competitive Cyclist – End of season blow out


Below are some of the coolest deals we could find in the large SALE sections on Competitive Cyclist and Jenson

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Niner drops all-new RLT 2020 range, adds RDO race fork.


Niner Bikes announces the updated RLT 9 gravel bikes. The new bikes feature added clearance for 50c tires, multiple places for frame bags, bottles, racks, and fenders, plus compatibility and cable routing to suit any combination of drivetrain components and dropper posts. “Niner was among the first to embrace the gravel bike scene,” said Chris […]

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Competitive Cyclist Labor Day sale finds!


For labor day, Competitive Cyclist is offering free shipping over $50 purchase and most deals at 60% off.

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LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet


LEM has created a full-carbon exterior shell with advanced high and low-energy impact management with its two layers of protection offering massive venting and a weight of only 223 grams.

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Pivot Cycles introduces the new LES SL


This week Pivot Cycles introduced the new LES SL – a bike engineered for trail and race situations that call for a light, agile, precise instrument of speed.

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Wheelie awesome weekend deals at Jenson!


A new wheelset is one of the best performance upgrades you can give a bike and will make an insane difference to your riding experience.

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Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed shredding Kamloops


Jeff Kendall-Weed found mountain biking in the late 1990s, and one of the most influential videos of the era was Kranked. So he paid the hallowed place a visit.

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Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Announces 2020 Dates


It’s official: the 2020 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival dates are March 6 – 8, 2020, with passes going on sale at 9 am on August 23, 2019.

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REI Back to School Commuter and more blowout


Back to school for millions across the means book bags, bike rides to class and lots of good times with friends.

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Book Review: “Let’s Mountain Bike”


Mountain biking can be intimidating to beginners. In a perfect world, riders would get an instruction manual on how-tos and dos and don’ts when they purchase their first mountain bike. “Let’s Mountain Bike” is the closest thing to a quick dunk in mountain bike culture. This 278-page book covers nearly every facet of the sport: […]

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Hot weekend deals from Competitive Cyclist


Get your stoke on for the World Cup and upgrade your ride with deals from Competitive Cyclist.

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Check out the Shoe Blowout at Jenson USA


Everyone likes the feeling of a crisp new pair of kicks, especially when they’re on sale. Check out these hand-picked deals on Five Ten Freeriders to Scott RC Road shoes.

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Sidi releases the Dimaro – its first gravity focused shoe


When I think of Sidi shoes, I think carbon, cross country, road, and enduro, downhill really never come to mind. All that finally evolved this week when Sidi released the Dimaro.

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Review: Kenda Alluvium Pro 700×40 gravel tire


For the roads and gravel that I frequent the Kenda Alluvium comes pretty darn close to a do-it-all gravel tire.

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Freehub Mag Video: Okanagan // Trail Touring Penticton


While the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley might be best known for its countless vineyards, the region’s sprawling mountains are equally ripe with singletrack.

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Sale on Jenson exclusive build bikes – Up to 54% off!


Choosing the perfect road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, or any bike takes a lot of time. Poring over spec details to find the right bran

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Digger’s Back and ready to rock!


Digger’s Back and ready to rock! Todd “Digger” Fiander and the Godfather of Freeride, Wade Simmons, are two of the most well-known characters on the North Shore – and for a good reason. Digger’s spent his life building trails and features that have influenced riding networks around the world and Wade was right there with […]

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Salsa releases 2020 Fat Bike line up


Salsa Cycles just rolled out its 2020 fat bike line. Standouts include super neon and powder-coated frames matching new gear coming out this season. There’s no update to the geometry, but the fact that these bikes are ready to roll bodes well for anyone caught off-guard by early winter. There are some pretty rad designs in […]

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High flying deals from Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. And the $9 tires are worth a look!

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Ride Concepts Releases Next Generation of Flat and Clipless Footwear


Ride Concepts releases Five New premium shoes, including kids for both flat and clipless shredding

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Helmets and trail blowouts at Jenson USA


Check out these smoking deals on helmets, tires, tubes and much more! Perfect for the mid-summer tune-up or refresh.

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100% Introduces Altec and Trajecta Helmets


This week 100% announced the addition of two new helmets to its fast-growing mountain bike line; the Altec aimed at the all-mountain crowd and Trajecta for the enduro racers.

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Review Teravail Ehline tire


The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is expanding their tire line – and […]

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Dakine drops High Rollers edit


The MTB heritage runs deep in Crested Butte no doubt, and Dakine riders Thomas Vanderham, Iago Garay, and Kim Hardin set out to explore this legendary area.

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Kate Courtney Rising – Episode 2 – No Train No Gain


In episode 2 of Rising, follow Kate Courtney behind the race tape to learn what it takes to be the fastest mountain bike racer in the world.

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Rock Shox announces new Reverb Stealth dropper


The Reverb is now updated to address the major issue of sagging. Simply depress the Vent Valve, compress the post, and you’re good to go – squish eliminated.

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Snēk Cycling Launches the Lifeboat Tire Lever


The lever is part metalcore tire lever, valve core remover, bottle opener and 100% made in the USA the Lifeboat lever is built for modern tubeless tires.

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