Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Writing a review of a bike during a press camp is like saying you’ll marry someone after the first date. There simply isn’t enough time to get entirely used to a bike after a brief ride or two.
My time on the Novatec Diablo wheels started innocently enough. While snooping around the Bike magazine shop I came across this wheelset that none of the staff were scheduled to test yet, from a company that I really didn’t know a whole lot about, Novatec.
Cédric Gracia is brash and a bit out there to say the least, but he is fast and exciting on a bike. This is what happens when he’s given a camera to shoot a POV perspective of his adventures.
By Seb Kemp Twitter changed this week. I think. I don’t really know because no one else mentioned it so I have to assume it was either not newsworthy or it just happened at my end. One day this week I fired up the old Google box and switched the channel over to Twitter only
Photos: Anthony Smith
Bike had the chance tag along with Brendan Fairclough during one of his off-season days in Southern California. This particular day, Fairclough filming with Clay Porter for an upcoming edit.
A behind the scenes of the Utah section for the upcoming film, Strength in Numbers, by Anthill films. Riders: Thomas Vanderham, Graham Agassiz and Ryan Howard.
Tinker Juarez flew north this past weekend to Canmore, Alberta, Canada, site of the 2012 World 24 Hour Solo Championships happening this September 14.
Specialized recently announced that Kohei Yamamoto, multi-time Japanese National Champion, has joined Specialized Racing for 2012. Yamamoto joins the team of decorated riders Jaroslav Kulhavy, Christoph Sauser, Burry Stander, Todd Wells, Lea Davidson, Rebecca Rusch and Ned Overend.
By Seb Kemp This week, there seems to have been some crossover happening between various sports’ top athletes and with mixed results. Danny Hart has been roaming around California signing posters, and baffling people with his gravel and guttural accent. Recently VitalMTB dragged Hart out to a sandpit with MX2 World Champion Ken Roczen for
By Seb Kemp Twitter raises more questions than it answers. It opens us up to more tid-bits of information but nothing that really answers the questions it raises. This week’s #NOTT is all about asking the big questions. Like why do we have nails and not claws, do yoga pants have some sort of anti-gravity
A (very) short, but rad video to to help spring come a little sooner. Via Goldstein Productions: “February 4, 2011. 10 degrees [50 degrees Fahrenheit] and sunny. Perfect weather for cable cam testing. Went out with the Dunbar guys and got one long line dialled, then got a few other shots to at least cut
Want to meet the Athertons? If you do, and are in San Diego, California, on Friday February 10, 2012, you ought to check out the One Industries 15th Anniversary Celebration.
You’d be hard pressed to find a sub-par bicycle in the over-five-grand category. Heck, you’d be hard pressed to find a questionable bike in the three-grand category these days. Simply put, there are a lot of good bikes out there. Trek’s 2011 Top Fuel, however, is exceptional.
Cam McCaul, Tyler McCaul and Steve Smith Testing Fox Racing’s Product. According to Fox Racing, all of its 2012 mountain bike products are available and in stock now. Click here for the full Fox Racing Catalog: Click here for Fox Racing’s line of MTB jerseys. Click here for Fox Racing’s line of MTB shorts. Click