Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Lisa Richardson, for the second time this month, gives us with something to ponder as we roll into another week of virtual interaction and digital procrastination. However, that list missed out Tumblr and Instagramification, the other thing an iPhone was invented for.
Source: Five Ten No two words better describe Danny Hart’s dedication and passion to his sport. In this final installment of “Hart and soul,” we follow Danny’s professional career from his Junior season, culminating in his awe-inspiring championship run at Champery.
Source: Specialized Specialized Racing is back from the off-season. Burry Stander took a solid 2nd place with returning champ Yaroslav Kulhavy rounding out the podium in 5th. There’s a new member on the team–Kohei Yamamoto, and long-time Specialized rider Lea Davison is making the move to the World Cup stage.
Source: Steel City Media Steve Peat follows team mate and race winner, Greg Minnaar, down Round 1 of the UCI World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Taken Friday morning before Qualifying, they definitely weren’t hanging about on this run.
Source: Crankworx For the first time ever, Crankworx will host an event across the Atlantic Ocean. This summer, on July 9-15, Crankwrox will be hosting the event, Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, in France. July’s week-long Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will precede the Crankworx Whistler event, taking place August 10-19, 2012. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will [...]
By Vernon Felton Photos and Video by Dan Barham “The only Buyer’s Guide that matters.” How’s that for a ballsy statement? Yeah, it’s arrogant as hell, but bear with me for a second. Now in its third year, Bike’s Bible of Bike Tests is entirely different from every other cycling Buyer’s Guide and here’s why—we [...]
Source: Specialized Round 1 of the the 2012 DH World Cup is over and Troy Brosnan continues to prove he’s ready to run with the top men in the world in his first Elite Men World Cup event, placing 8th in the final with team mate Sam Hill close behind in 11th.
The grand prize is: XT brakes, rotors, cranks, cassette, chain, front derailleur and an XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur.
Bike magazine has a photo ninja following the MTB World Cup. He will be posting some of the best moments and behind-the-scenes action to our @off_track Instagram account. Here is what he captured from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa:
This video, by Aaron Larocque, showcases some absolutely rad winter riding.
We caught up with Brendan Fairclough while he was training for the Downhill World Cup season in Southern California, and asked him about his new sponsors, season plans, whip contests, the Royal Wedding and what he likes on his pizza. Click here for our: Gallery and Video: Brendan Fairclough – Behind the Scenes and Outside [...]
Source: Five Ten In the first installment of Hart and Soul, we go back to the beginning, to the little fishing village of Redcar, England and see how Danny’s style and dedication to his sport developed from an early age. Enter to win Danny Hart signed shwag and get decked out from head-to-toe in Five [...]
By Seb Kemp Last week I touched on the subject of Instagramification, which is the way in which many people aim to communicate, define or extend their identity through digital imagery that can be immediately shared or re-appropriated. This week I had planned to give you some findings from my off track explorations in photo [...]
Source: Specialized Team Monster Energy / Specialized is back for another World Cup season in 2012. Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan have already been busy tearing up the competition in the Australian National series. With an amazing Juniors season behind him, Brosnan is looking to come onto the elite level in a big way starting [...]