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.




Bell releasing limited edition custom helmets


Bell Helmets has announced its new MTB partnership with Fasthouse by releasing a limited edition line of mountain bike helmets for Spring 2018.

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Vittoria Barzo tire review


Vittoria’s Barzo is ready to take on technical cross-country trails and extreme conditions. And it can win an XC race as well.

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New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI


For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here’s what’s new in this critical touch-point component.

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Video: The Free Radicals explore New Zealand


Can you get stoked from watching 5 minutes and 57 seconds of four guys piling into an old van and ripping trails around New Zealand? Yes! Yes you can!

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Intense Sniper XC and Trail released


Intense launches 100mm XC and 120mm Trail Sniper, designed to rock your race season to the next level.

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FSA Afterburner WideR 29er wheelset review


Coming in at a reasonable $629 and weighing in at 1640 grams, they are an excellent upgrade for many trail, cyclocross and cross country riders.

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FSA Flowtron dropper post review


The $299 Flowtron dropper post features smooth action with a massive dropper lever with adjustable tension to customize rider feel and control.

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Stan’s NoTubes Baron S1 27.5 wheelset review


This well-built, high performing aluminum plus size wheelset will lighten your bike but not your wallet.

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Robert Axle Project axle review


Mtbr checks out this small company’s thru axle solutions for every bike and situation.

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RockShox unveils updates to 2019 suspension forks


“Action is everything” is the RockShox tagline and they are keeping that sentiment alive with their 2019 product range, pushing the limits of what an affordable suspension fork can provide.

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iSSi unveils new Stomp XL and Flash III


Pedal maker iSSi has new colors and pedals for everything from enduro to commuting.

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Salsa updates Deadwood, adding alloy version


For 2018, Salsa has updated the Deadwood for a broader range of uses — and budgets.

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Vee launches Factory version of Flow Snap


Vee Tire Co. is now offering an updated version of its Flow Snap gravity and enduro tires. The new Factory version continues to benefit from the super tacky rubber compound that’s known for its grip.

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Michelin Wild Enduro and Power Gravel tires launched


Mtbr spotted several exciting new tires from Michelin at Frostbike 2018, including a new enduro model and their highly anticipated Power Gravel offering.

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Frostbike 2018: Finish Line’s new sealant that never dries out


With groundbreaking Fiberlink Technology, Finish Line is confident that its new sealant will never dry out and won’t clog up your valve cores.

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Hans Rey joins Vittoria tire team


Famed MTB adventurer and trials star to serve as brand ambassador and assist Vittoria in tire testing and development.

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Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS Review


Riders looking for clean and straightforward tracking look no further. The Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS offers much for a low asking price.

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Lezyne Lite Drive 700XL review


A mix of old world mountain style and new world tech make this light design unique and eye-catching.

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Follow the Clark Family in new adventure cycling film!


The Clark family set out to ride the divide across the Canadian North on Salsa bike, determination, all while creating a unique story they’ll never forget.

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Build a bombproof, cost-effective winter drivetrain


Winter; when roads covered in ice mixed with salt, conditions like these are not great for metal grinding on metal, ie, your bike’s drivetrain.

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Commencal releases new META all mountain machine


Matte black anodized frame adorned with shiny black artwork; Commencal META is ultimate classy-stealth. Jump on the frame rode by Cécile Ravanel to the final EWS in Italy!

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Winterize your bike now!


We know you’re not ready for winter, but is your bike? Let us help winterize your rig and get you on the trails this winter and off the trainer.

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Salsa introduces new EXP Series Hardtail and Fat Bike framepacks


Whether you’re on a fat bike or a hardtail, Salsa has you and your gear covered with new EXP Series Framepacks.

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5 clothing hacks to save your winter rides


Pedaling through the heart of winter is hard enough. Here’s how to make it easier.

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Breathe new life into your old winter shoes


Winter cycling shoes can be expensive and are not the most glamorous item. Here are five ways to bring your old winter cycling shoes back to life so you can save money for more compelling purchases.

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Bontrager Kovee XXX TLR 29 wheelset review


High end carbon wheelset is race ready out of the box with a single purpose in mind: help make you faster.

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Garneau Klondike winter shoe review


Designed to eliminate cold feet, the Garneau Klondike MTB boots are cost effective and built to last.

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Fezzari Cascade Peak 29 Pro first look


Built around their AT529 frame design, 130mm all-mountain bike has adjustable GA-Link geometry to keep a consistent BB height when changing between 27.5+ and 29er set-ups.

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Bont Vaypor G shoe review


This everything-but-road shoe will change your mindset on how cycling shoes should fit and feel.

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Bontrager Team Issue XR1 TLR tires review


Forward thinking tread design gives Bontrager’s XR1 wider sweet spot than just cross country racing.

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Top 10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain and still party


The season is over, it’s snowing outside, you’re pounding nut roll like you’re getting paid for it. Off-seasons are for gluttony and sedentary life right? Wrong!

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FSA SL-K BB392-EVO Modular Crankset review


If you’re looking for a crankset for your next cross-country or enduro race build, the FSA SL-K-392 EVO Modular belongs on your short list.

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