Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

Fresh: Fezzari Hidden Peak

10.03.2012 //

Fezzari Hidden Peak X.0 If you are wondering why you’ve never seen a Fezzari in a bike shop, it’s because , unlike most bike companies, the company sells most of its bikes direct to the consumer. Fezzari claims this helps keep the consumer’s costs down, while keeping its product quality high. To help waive

Video: Rachel Atherton – Downhill at Fort William – Four by Three

09.28.2012 //

Source: Red Bull This film takes a revealing look at the intense pressure that comes with riding in front of a home crowd made up of avid fans and family members at the UK round of the World Cup and also the effect that the unpredictable British weather can have. On the matter of Fort

Fresh: Raleigh Talus 29 Elite

09.27.2012 //

Raleigh Talus 29 Elite Raleigh deems the Talus 29 series as its versatile trail 29er. The ‘Elite’ model, here, is Raleigh’s top-end aluminum model. Retailing at $1,800, we feel the Raleigh Talus 29 Elite comes with a pretty solid parts spec, complete with a Fox F29 CTD 100-millimeter fork (with a 15-millimeter through axle) and

Interbike 2012: Some of the Products in the Bike Magazine Booth

09.25.2012 //

If you were at Interbike or follow our Instagram feed, then you know that we had a photo booth set up to shoot the latest-and-greatest products at the trade show (if you weren’t there, now you know). From that booth our photographer came away with over 362 magazine-quality images. Here are a few of the

Interbike 2012 – Ritchey P-650b

09.25.2012 //

Ritchey built its first 650b bike back in 1977, and now, keeping with the trends and going full circle, it’s producing a frame, tires and wheels in this wheel size. The Ritchey P-650b’s frame takes the successful P-series platform and adopts it to fit medium-sized wheels. This frame is set to retail for $1,100, and

Video: Teva Athlete Story – Sam Pilgrim at Crankworx Whistler

09.21.2012 //

Source: Teva: For freeride mountain biking professional Sam Pilgrim, a year on tour comes with podiums, crashes, injuries, missed flights, made tricks, parties, hangovers and moments of both frustration and glory. In this video, Teva shares an introspective look into the mind of mountain-bike athlete Sam Pilgrim, as he shares, first hand, the emotions that

Teva ‘Proof of Life’ Contest Overall Winner Announced

08.31.2012 //

Congratulations to Jason Boeckmann on winning Teva ‘Proof of Life’ contest. Boeckmann will be receiving an autographed Jeff Lenosky Giant STP frameset, a Teva Prize Pack, and $1000 in cash. Title: Chicks dig scars Description: after 6 years of ridin’ it hard, my bike finally paid me back with 15 stitches and a manly scar.

2012 Red Bull Rampage Rider Lists, Spectator Tickets Available September 1

08.31.2012 //

The lists of riders—both pre qualified and not—have been set for the 2012 Red Bull Rampage event in Virgin, Utah, taking place October 5-7. A wide range of riders hailing from 10 nations are set to show up: from veterans who have competed in every Red Bull Rampage, like Mike Kinrade and Kyle Strait, to

5 Minute Break: Chris Akrigg and Amir Kabbani – Road Trip 2012

08.28.2012 //

Source: Mongoose Bikes Chris Akrigg and Amir Kabbani take on Malaga, Spain during the 2012 Mongoose Road Trip. There isn’t a better place to spot a Mongoose then in the mountains of Malaga, Spain. A run-yourself-ragged road trip with two of the best riders in the business.

Video: Strength In Numbers – UCI World Cup

08.28.2012 //

Source: Anthill Films “The UCI world cup circuit is a living, breathing community of riders dedicated to travelling the globe to race bikes. Nomadic in nature, this elite community exists only on the road in a never-ending pursuit of milliseconds. These athletes train the hardest, constantly drive technology forward and act as ambassadors for our

5 Minute Break: Chris Akrigg – Through the Mill

08.24.2012 //

It looks like Chris Akrigg is back to full form after badly breaking his leg a while back. If any of us were to go near this ‘Mill’, with or without bikes, we’d end up needing one hell of a tetanus shot. Not Akrigg though, his description for this video was simply: “Well that was

Teva ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Contest – Weekly Winner – 8-20-12

08.20.2012 //

Title: Beat up the new bike! Description: A nice big dent in the downtube and some torn off knobs from the front tire of my steel hard tail that I’ve only been riding a few months! What can I say, I love it, and I’m still riding it hard. With a new tire. Congratulations to

Video: Crankworx Whip Off Worlds – DirtTV

08.16.2012 //

Video Source: DirtTV DirtTV’s highlights of the Unofficial Whip Off World Championships. Text Source: Crankworx The event took place on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s gigantic Crabapple Hits. There are no rules in this event; the biggest, most stylish whip takes home the $1,000 cash prize. This year, American Tyler McCaul was the man to

Video: Crankworx Enduro – DirtTV

08.14.2012 //

DirtTV’s highlights of the Crankworx Enduro in Whistler, BC.

Teva ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Contest – Weekly Winner – 8-13-12

08.13.2012 //

Title: Oh Snap! Description: My bike was treated fairly well. However, while riding a pretty tame trail I did an embarrassingly small bunny hop and when I landed, SNAP!, the back end disappears from under me and I went skidding and sliding. I thought I had snapped the axle, but when I dusted myself off

Video: Gypsy-Wire – Northstar Downhill Race Series Preview

08.10.2012 //

Race #4 of Northstar California’s 2012 Downhill Race Series: Gypsy / Wire Course preview for August 19’s race on Gypsy-Wire in the Northstar Bike Park. The DH Race Series offers over 20 divisions for men, women and juniors, with the top three in each division receiving awards at the conclusion of each race and at

Brett Tippie Signs with SR Suntour

08.09.2012 //

By: Ryan LaBar Photos: Harookz SR Suntour recently announced that it signed freeride pioneer, Brett Tippie to its WERX Riders program. In this program Tippie will be testing prototype products. He will also be acting as a brand ambassador. Tippie commented on this change, “I was on Marzocchi for 16 years and I liked the

Bike Magazine’s Reader Survey

08.07.2012 //

Hey readers. Yes, you. We are giving away a prize pack—worth more than 200 bucks—full of Bike magazine merchandise, to two randomly-chosen (and very fortunate) people who fill out our Reader Survey. Why a reader survey? We want to hear your thoughts so that we can make the best damn mountain-bike magazine possible. Click the

Teva ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Contest – Weekly Winner – 8-6-12

08.06.2012 //

Title: My first season in Colorado Description: My first season riding in Colorado after riding on the east coast was not very kind on my front wheel. Congratulations to Lenny Waters on winning last week’s ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Submission from Teva! His winning photo just earned him a free pair of Teva Links Mid

Video: Northstar, California, ProGRT Course Build and Preparation

08.01.2012 //

Source: Northstar Mountain Bike Park In its fourth year, the 2012 USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) has expanded to six races and continues to raise the level of competitive gravity racing across the United States. As the country’s premier gravity calendar, the Pro GRT aims to provide a consistent stage of

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