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.




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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The Pivot Vault – ready for road, gravel and cyclocross.


The new Vault looks to be a great option for mountain riders looking to get gravel riding and seasoned crosser alike.

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Going full send on these Jenson deals


Here are some good deals from the good folks of Jenson USA.

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Orbea Occam is ready for trail and all the mountains


Orbea took inspiration from the form and function of its successful Rallon to create the balance of stiffness, durability and low weight in the new Occam.

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Raptor | Raven – Osprey’s Premium Mountain Bike Packs get upgrades


Stable, ventilated and organized is what the new Osprey Raven pack is all about

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Mammoth Mountain Bike Park now open


With some of the most radical terrain in the country, 80+ miles of singletrack offering plenty of jumps, berms, and drops to feast on.

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Jenson coming in hot with the Deals


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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Smoking hot deals from Jenson


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out what this trusted retailer has available for you.

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Review: Giro Artex MIPS XC helmet


Road race inspired design partnered with a removable visor and tons of ventilation. This $110 MIPS helmet packs serious value, safety and could be all the helmet you need.

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Review: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 105 Gravel Bike


The same geometry and pedigree as the double handlebar Grail, the Grail AL is aimed at the gravel riders and races that like the stiffness of alloy and the price point it offers.

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Best of Bike Tools series: Pumps and Inflators


Getting air in your tires isn’t the sexiest conversation but its something that cyclist do almost every day. So why not get the best, most efficient equipment for the task?

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Bogus to the Barrel – the best Idaho bike race you never heard of


Bogus to the Barrel has 150 open racing spots, which will go quickly, so make sure to register while there’s still an opening.

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2020 Trek Top Fuel revealed – rocket fast


The Top Fuel design changes are in response to changing OXC course features and the upcoming Olympics – preparing its athletes for the demands of battling the fastest mountain bikers on earth.

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SRAM announces X01 DH and GX DH drivetrains plus more.


SRAM unveiled new XO DH and GX DH specific groupsets where cranksets get X-SYNC 2 chainrings and the derailleurs get the latest Type-3 roller bearing clutch for better chain retention.

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Pivot Mach 4 SL revealed


With modern geometry, Pivot suspension quality and a frame starting at 4.05 lbs, the new Pivot Mach 4 SL is ready to take on the world.

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Ibis Cycles Launches New Carbon S-Wheels & Rims


Working together, Stan’s and Ibis were able to adopt the patented drop-channel geometry to an asymmetric rim. Light, strong and supple is what they tout to have achieved with this wheelset.

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Review: Sigma ROX 12 GPS Cycling Computer


For many of us, a wired Sigma was the first computer to grace our bikes. This trusted brand has changed with the times well with the new Sigma ROX 12 GPS Computer.

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Best energy gels and on-the-bike food.


Eating when you’re on the bike can be hard enough but we are certain the following list of energy gels will have you fueled and topped off for many miles.

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Best of Nutrition: Drink Mix, Recovery shakes and Pre-race


There are lots of hydration companies and products out there and it gets hard to choose and figure out what you need. Let us help guide you through the categories and our favorite products.

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Garmin Announces Edge 830 and Edge 530 headunits


This week Garmin announced the Edge 530 and Edge 830 – its latest performance GPS cycling computers that combine new insights, safety features, and advanced mapping capabilities into a slim design.

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Top 15 Best Bike Chain Lubes


Do you want to find the best bike chain lube for you? Are you curious about what type to get? Wet, dry, wax or ceramic? We explain the tech and guide you to the best options for each type of bike lube.

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OneUp launches Carbon Bars, EDC ready Stem, and Lock-On Grips


A unique oval 35mm clamp bar design, tool stashing stem and enough colors for every bike.

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Video: Beyond Dedication // Vernon Huffman’s Pursuit of Passion


As the president of the Access4Bikes Foundation, a Marin-based advocacy group, Huffman has been leading the charge for mountain bike access in the birthplace of the sport.

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Support Trails & Win a Caletti with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz


One lucky supporter will get a custom steel Caletti Cycles frame in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s “Support Trails & Win a Caletti” campaign.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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RockShox Signature Series SID, BoXXer and key updates


Rock Shox unveils its Signature series – updating the most popular models in the front suspension line up with a new damper system, oils, and seals.

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Park Tool PCS 10.2 Home Mechanic Workstand Review


The Park Tool PCS 10.2 Deluxe Home Mechanic Workstand is high functioning bike repair tool that’s easy to set up and folds up quickly transportation or storage.

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Tool series: Best Tools for the trailhead and pack


Are you the type of rider that likes to prepare for anything? Do you like to help out on group rides and operate as your ride’s defacto mechanic? Read on and tool up.

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Tools Series: Best of Bike Cleaning 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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Surly Big Easy first ride impressions


The Surly Big Easy is an E-cargo bike with loads of power and carrying capacity.

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Bike Rack Series: Best Bicycle Roof Racks


Roof racks still have a strong following due to their ability to fit any vehicle and transport cargo and gear aside from bikes. Here are our suggestions.

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Bike rack series: Low cost bike racks


For most of us, riding our bike to and from the trails or where we’d like to ride is not feasible. Here’s our list of the best affordable bike racks.

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Industry Nine Hydra and wallet-friendly 101 hubsets.


Hydra driver raises the bar on hub technology, using an independently-phased six pawl, 115 tooth drive ring.

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Rotor KAPIC Cranks Review


Rotor KAPIC cranks are the Spanish cycling component maker’s lightest and stiffest MTB cranks. The KAPIC name is homage to South Africa’s Cape Epic MTB stage race, one of the most prestigious marathon stage races in the world.

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45NRTH Ragnarok Reflective boots review


The 45NRTH Ragnarök Reflective is targeted at the transitional season, when light is low and temperature is 25 degrees and up.

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Goodyear Escape Tire Review


The Goodyear Escape is billed as a capable all-conditions trail tire available in a wide range of sizes. Find out how it fared in this Mtbr test.

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Best Cycling Computers


The best cycling computers offer the ability to track fitness and form with integrated heart rate and streaming power, not to mention get real-time directions (and even text messages) delivered to that helpful screen.

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Best Bike Trainers


With the short and cold days of winter settling in, the reality of riding indoors for a few months is here. That’s why it helps to have one of the best bike trainers.

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Best energy bars


Energy bars have come a long way from the days of nearly inedible chalk-like bricks that graced our CamelBaks in the 1990s. Now there are options for almost every diet and taste.

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Specialized Power Arc Pro Elaston saddle review


The Specialized Power Arc expands on the original Specialized Power saddle, adding an updated shape and Elaston padding.

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Airborne Goblin 29 review


The Airborne Goblin 29 is an affordable alloy hardtail mountain bike with a great price and solid component spec.

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2019 Cannondale Habit trail bike launched


Cannondale’s Proportional Response suspension design and the all-new Habit features 130mm of suspension fit for riders of different sizes.

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Five hydration tips for cyclists


We all know hard riding in the heat requires hydration to keep the machine that is you running smoothly. The question is how much, when, and what to drink? Here are five great hydration tips for cyclists.

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