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.




Drive train 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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Video: Guerrilla Gravity presents: Is it Revved?


The old way of addressing the impact resistance of traditional carbon frames was bolting a $2 plastic downtube protector onto a brittle $4K carbon frame. Check out GG’s approach.

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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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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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