Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
“We were just looking for a place to avoid doing homework,” jokes Cameron McCaul. He’s referring to Aptos, California’s, ‘Post Office Jumps’. Though McCaul is an extremely gifted all-around mountain biker with a quick wit to match, he is probably best known for his skills as a dirt jumper. And this is hardly surprising, considering he honed his craft in an “empty lot” across the street from the Northern California town’s post office.
By: Ryan LaBar GT’s top-end Zaskar 100 9r Pro retials for $5,500. The 100-millimeter bike isn’t adorned with the lightest parts, but still comes in at a reasonable 27 pounds with pedals (size large). GT’s Marketing Manager, Chris Hopwood runs through some of the Zaskar 100 9r Pro’s new features: To better accommodate the characteristics [...]
All the wild card spots are gone for the Red Bull District Ride, and within the next few days it will become official which riders have qualified for the final FMB World Tour event of the year. However, even with the wild card spots filled, you can become an official forerunner for arguably the most [...]
Tioga recently unveiled its new ZEROaxle MT-ZERO pedal. Measuring just 7 millimeters thick at each end and 4 millimeters in the middle, the MT-ZERO can claim the title of world’s thinnest dual-concave off-road bicycle pedal. “The breakthrough is made possible by Tioga’s ZEROaxle bearing system,” said Kai Cheng, Tioga’s global marketing manager. “With conventional pedals, [...]
Until this past weekend’s Bearclaw Invitational, the top of the podium for the FMB World Tour overall was still undecided. That however changed with Brandon Semenuk’s victory, and Cam Zink’s 15th place, at this event, which locked down Semenuk’s overall victory. The next event, Red Bull’s District Ride, still might have some meaning (at least [...]
Part 4 of the 5-part “Elements of Perfection” video series from Whistler Bike Park. “You are the veins of the forest. You grip the ground with gnarled fingers and lay wooden foundation for tall trees and the trails that snake between them. Within you, the lifeblood of the timber flows. Without you, the woods and [...]
SRAM and MRP have worked together to create solutions for riders that run 2×10 systems and want a bashguard and/or some extra chain security. What the companies came up with is the Truvativ X-Guide and the MRP 2x (pronounced: Two-By) chainguide systems. While they look more or less identical, these two guides do have a [...]
Trek Bicycles has made tuning its suspensions just a few clicks away. Trek Bicycle has now made a perfectly tuned ride available anywhere internet is available by launching an online ‘calculator’ that, when given the rider’s bike, model year and weight (in pounds or kilograms), outputs the perfect suspension settings–including optimum air pressure (or spring [...]
Photos: Anthony Smith Spy Optic recently announced that it has made a multi-year sponsorship deal with Mike Montgomery. Montgomery will be wearing Spy goggles and sunglasses through 2011, and for an undisclosed term thereon. This signing was quite apparent at the Kokanee Crankworx Red Bull Joyride event, where Montgomery had someone shielding him from the [...]
Photos: Connor Walberg After an exciting battle among top freeride pros (through some somewhat high winds), Cam McCaul found himself back on top of the podium at the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle in Winterpark, Colorado. The highlight of his run was perhaps his huge no-handed front flip. Here is a POV video of McCaul’s winning run: [...]
Watch the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle finals live here at 12:00 PM on July 30. Here is the Slopestyle Finals start list: Josh Hult Reece Wallace Paul Genovese Conor McFarlane Jarret Moore Kurt Sorge Eric Lawrenuk Mitchell Chubey Andrew Taylor Brett Rheeder Anthony Messere Ben Glassen Cam McCaul Amir Kabbani Cam Zink Sam Pilgrim Fack Fogelquist [...]
After a disappointing result in the Kokanee Crankworx Dual, Brian Lopes was out for blood at the Crankworx Colorado event. Lopes dominated the technical course climbing the elimination bracket of 16 riders to eventually beat out Cody Kelley in the finals. For the women, it was Melissa Buhl beating out Joanna Petterson for the top [...]
Watch the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle qualifying live here at 2:00 PM on July 29.
Watch the Crankworx Colorado Dual Slalom live here at 10:30 AM on July 28.