Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

5 Minute Break: Pumping It Out – Through the Winter

02.01.2012 //

Pumping It Out – Through the Winter By Liam Mullany “The boys from the UBC Okanagan Mountain Bike club have been working hard over the last few years to build an unreal pump track, and several dumps of fresh snow and below freezing temperatures weren’t going to hinder their riding.”

Winners Announced: Contest: Win These Xpedo Face Off Pedals

02.01.2012 //

The answer is 321 topcaps. We had three correct guesses, so we put their names in a hat (ok, it was a pint glass) and drew one. The grand prize (the Xpedo Face Off Pedals and a topcap) winner is: Thomas Adams Runners up, who also guessed correctly (and will be receiving a topcap and

News of the Tweet: 1,001,291 reasons to not be friends with Cathy Matthews

01.31.2012 //

By Seb Kemp If last weeks #NOTT was a scary crawl through a foreboding vision of the future of the web world then this week is a skip and a hop through puppy tail, lollipop candy land in comparison. Let’s start off with the “accidental” leak of a prototype product that led to all sorts

Bike Test: 2011 Felt Virtue Expert

01.30.2012 //

Felt Bicycles, as a company, has a decidedly XC racer-ish flavor to it. There are more hardtails in the 2012 line up than full suspension bikes, which is sort of a rarity these days in the bike business. And when it comes to the long-travel end of the spectrum, Felt offers their five-model Virtue series.

Monster Energy White Style Highlight Video

01.30.2012 //

Some highlights from the Monster Energy White Style freeride event. Click here for photos and results.

Sam Reynolds Wins Monster Energy White Style

01.28.2012 //

The 2012 Monster Energy White Style has a new winner: British rider Sam Reynolds placed himself in top of the podium after a spectacular final run in winter conditions.

5 Minute Break: Gianluca Vernassa Following Danny Hart in San Romolo

01.27.2012 //

Gianluca Vernassa Following Danny Hart in San Romolo. This trail looks like a ton of fun.

Monster Energy White Style 2012 – Course and Training Video

01.26.2012 //

Source: Monster Energy White Style The 2012 Monster Energy White Style is set to kick off tomorrow, Friday January 27 in Leogang, Austria. Twenty riders from 10 different nations will be participating at the Monster Energy White Style. The course designer and rider, Grant Fielder once again outdid himself and built a sick line for

RaysMTB Announces Women’s Weekend Dates

01.26.2012 //

Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park is looking forward to another Women’s Weekend event. Women’s Weekend is a ‘for women, by women’ skills clinic designed for riders of all ability. The best part is that the event is Free.

Specialized Signs Mike Montgomery

01.26.2012 //

Mike Montgomery has a crazy bag of tricks. He just signed with Specialized bikes. Check out his first video edit for his new bike sponsor.

5 Minute Break: Silvia Films – Ian Killick Short

01.26.2012 //

Another rad edit of Ian Killick from Silvia Films. It’s only 2-minutes long, so watch it two or three times. Check out Silvia Films’ Facebook page here.

Anthony Messere and Kirt Voreis Ripping Some Nor Cal Dirt Jumps

01.25.2012 //

Anthony Messere and Kirt Voreis ripping some dirt jumps in northern California.

5 Minute Break: Hans Rey – Pacific Blue

01.25.2012 //

According to Hans Rey: “…the Hollywood writers made me say my sentences backwards.” Good stuff. The most impressive parts of this video to us are the trials moves on the loaded-down Trek “Y” bike.

News of the Tweet: The Week The Net Found Its Bite

01.23.2012 //

By Seb Kemp The big news this week was that the much-loved SOPA bill cracked under immense public pressure and went slinking down the drain. Almost. Sort of. At one point this week, 1% of all tweets carried the #wikipediablackout tag and the term SOPA was used in a quarter-million tweets hourly during the blackout.

Chris Akrigg: Step by Step

01.23.2012 //

From Chris Akrigg: “So this video is a little update on my progress. It’s been a tough time since my accident, but I feel I’m finally starting to get somewhere. I know it’s not the best riding I’ve ever done, but its where I’m at at the moment–like I say in the vid, ‘I’m not

Bike Test: Specialized Enduro Pro

01.23.2012 //

The Enduro has been a mainstay of the Specialized line for more than a decade, and in that time it’s morphed from a gangly dualie with an anemic 4.5 inches of rear squish, to the space-age gravity beast you see here.

5 Minute Break: Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog

01.20.2012 //

Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog. An old video, but still good. Do not attempt.

Kirt Voreis Shreds Nor Cal Trails

01.19.2012 //

Kirt Voreis shreds some trails in Northern California.

5 Minute Break: Lars N Bars Episode 3

01.19.2012 //

Lars Sternberg and Matt Slaven seek out some burly, off-the-beaten-path trails for a Dakine ad.

The Bible of Bike Tests is now on the Apple Newsstand

01.19.2012 //

The Bible of Bike Tests is available now on the Apple Newsstand.

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