Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

5 Minute Break: 1992 DH WC La Bourboule

12.07.2011 //

A muddy blast from downhill racing’s past. The 1992 DH WC at La Bourboule, France.

5 Minute Break: 3.2 Million Ink Dots

12.06.2011 //

So many ink dots.

Fresh: Feedback Sports Digital Chain Gauge

12.06.2011 //

Feedback Sports Digital Chain Gauge
$80 /
What’s the best way to destroy your Gucci-expensive crankset and cassette? Keep running your worn-out chain. Is it time to change your chain? Feedback Sports’ new gauge makes answering that question dead simple: If the digital display reads 0.8 millimeters or more, it’s time to rip that sucker off your bike and transform it into a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift.

5 Minute Break: Mountain Biker vs. Snowboarder

12.05.2011 //

A very German race on the snow.

Fresh: Swobo Short Sleeve 753 Jersey

12.04.2011 //

Swobo Short Sleeve 753 Jersey
$100 /
Swobo mated Merino wool to synthetic threads to create a jersey that marries the best attributes of both materials. The end result, according to Swobo? Fantastic moisture wicking, temperature control, funk-management and comfort.

5 Minute Break: Exodus – Lowrider (War Cover)

12.02.2011 //

The song Lowrider (originally by War), but with power chords (covered by Exodus).

Fresh: Ryders Shore Goggles

12.02.2011 //

Ryders Shore Goggles $50 / Ryders Eyewear turned to the likes of Jay Hoots and Shaums March when they designed the Shore. The collaboration paid off with a goggle that boasts mountain biking-specific air intakes, a shatterproof double lens that’s less prone to fogging and a flexible, slim-profile frame that better fits full-face mountain-bike

Bike Test: Specialized Safire FSR Pro

12.02.2011 //

Specialized Safire FSR Pro
$4,500 /

5 Minute Break: A trip to Thailand

12.01.2011 //

Ever wonder what the dirt jump scene is like in Thailand? This group of riders set out to find that answer. Riders: Marius Hoppensack Marc Rüsing Benny Korthaus Filmed by: Manuel Rueda Edited by: Lukas Tielke

Fresh: Big Agnes Sleeping Giant

12.01.2011 //

Big Agnes Sleeping Giant
$80 /
Whether you’re camping in the mountains or just crashing on your buddy’s floor, Big Agnes’ Sleeping Giant adds that extra layer of comfort and warmth to your air mattress. The Sleeping Giant’s “memory foam” molds to the curves of your body, bringing a bit of luxury to otherwise Spartan sleeping arrangements. Close your eyes long enough and the silky-smooth exterior might make you think you’re in a five-star hotel.

Video: Lars Sternberg and Friends Go Klunking

11.30.2011 //

This video is quite impressive. Transition Bikes’ rider Lars Sternberg and his friends absolutely shredding on ‘Klunker’ bikes.

Scott Sports Signs Brendan Fairclough

11.30.2011 //

Source: Scott Sports Months of rumors regarding which team Brendan Fairclough would end up on have finally been put to bed. Scott Sports recently announced that Fairclough has been signed to the Scott11 team. Fairclough is widely recognized as one of the most well-rounded riders on the DH circuit with a unique style that has

5 Minute Break: Only MTB – Brandon Semenuk

11.30.2011 //

Here’s Only MTB’s “Welcome to the team” edit for Brandon Semenuk. Video by Brian Park.

Fresh: Blackburn Toolmanator-16

11.30.2011 //

Blackburn Toolmanator-16 $45 / “Another multi-tool?” you ask. Hell yeah. At least if it comes to the party packing 17 tragedy flouting functions, including a friggin’ shock pump. Crazy, eh? Despite being loaded with all manner of repair goodness, the Toolmanator-3 is surprisingly compact, with a frame crafted out of a single hunk of

From the Inside Out DVD Enroute to Distributors, Fernie Teaser

11.29.2011 //

The ‘From the Inside Out’ DVD + BluRay combo packs have left the DVD factory and are enroute to shops. To celebrate this, The 2ndBase Films guys released this trailer from their trip to Fernie to film. The digital download will be live on 20+ iTunes stores this week. Premiere events for are taking place

5 Minute Break: AT’s Showdown – Fox Team Rider Edit

11.29.2011 //

Fox Team riders Cam McCaul and Anthony Messere throwing down at AT’s Showdown.

Stund: Season 3 – Bonus Episode

11.28.2011 //

This episode is a bit more scattered than the others, but has some lost footage from across the ocean.

5 Minute Break: Scott Wink Grant – About Time

11.28.2011 //

From Chromag: “Wink has been riding for Chromag for two years now, and has spent the last few months putting in work for this video part. It’s called “About Time” because it’s about time he put out a proper web edit. Wink has a unique riding style and a unique approach to filming, hope you

Fresh: Renthal Fatbars

11.27.2011 //

Renthal Fatbars
$90 /
Renthal has gained quite the reputation in the moto world for making durable, high-quality parts designed, developed and manufactured at its facilities in Stockport, England. The company’s Fatbars come in at 780-millimeters wide (with cut lines down to 680-millimeters) and three different rises. The 38-millimeter rise versions, shown here, weigh in at a respectable 365 grams (claimed).

5 Minute Break: Shifted – A New Mountain Bike Film – Teaser

11.25.2011 //

Shifted is a new mountain bike film created by Matt Butterworth and Eric Marciniak that will be released online in the Spring of 2012.

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