Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

POV: Gee Atherton Pre-Riding the US Open Course

05.28.2011 //

POV look at Gee Atherton pre-riding the US Open course.

Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown

05.27.2011 //

Leica Cameras created a Danny MacAskill video edit. It’s MacAskill, so you know it’s rad.

Angel Fire Bike Park is Open

05.26.2011 //

New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort is opening its revamped Bike Park today, May 26. The bike park hosts the longest season in the Rockies and is currently the most affordable park in the country. The resort is also hosting the Mountain States Cup ‘Chilli Challenge’, next weekend, June 3-5. Here are some clips of the

Whistler Mountain Bike Park is Open

05.25.2011 //

Whistler Mountain Bike Park is officially open for 2011. Check out this short video showcasing some of the preparation, trail-clearing and riding the freshly opened park.

The Atherton Project – The Story So Far

05.24.2011 //

In preparation for the launch of series 3 of The Atherton Project, this video takes a look back over the first two series of the documentary, which shows the behind-the-scenes with the most famous family in mountain biking.

Video: Truvativ at Bellingham

05.22.2011 //

A well-done video with an appearance by our very own former Assistant Photo Editor, Morgan. Truvativ: Every Ride Has a Story. Back in January, Truvativ swung through Bellingham, Washington and witnessed the supreme creativity and perseverance a diverse group of trail builder’s had.

11 Questions – Josh Bender

05.21.2011 //

Bender really doesn’t need an introduction. 1 — Describe the perfect hamburger. Mmm… Juicy and well done. 2 — Who are your heroes or role models? Evel Knievel. 3 — What would you be doing if you never discovered bikes? Crack. 4 — Where is the most interesting place on earth? The whole planet. 5

Mike Hopkins’ High-Budget Edit With Liam Mullany

05.20.2011 //

This video has everything from slow-motion goggle shots to dramatic product shots to berm-slashing radness. Having just signed with Knolly Bikes, Mike Hopkins is now releasing a steady stream of content bolstering the brand’s presence on the web. Video is by Liam Mullany. For more photos and information on the shoot visit

The Post Office Jump Jam Session 2011

05.19.2011 //

Video was shot entirely with GoPro HD cameras. One of the best edits we’ve seen come from GoPro.

The C3 Project: Trek Team Trip to Maui, HI

05.19.2011 //

Trek’s riders–Cameron McCaul, Rene Wildhaber, Brandon Semenuk and Andrew Shandro–shredding Maui.

Coastal Crew and Anthill Films Join Forces to Create SecondBase Films

05.18.2011 //

The Coastal Crew has taken one large step into the world of filmmaking by teaming up with Anthill Films to produce its first feature mountain bike film. The collaboration is called SecondBase Films. By meshing its rider perspectives with Anthillʼs long-time experience and success, SecondBase Films is excited to present ʻfrom the Inside Outʼ. ʻInside

Showcase POV

05.17.2011 //

Ever wonder how the video quality changes between the top-brand POV cameras? Well, in this web-feature, Squirrel puts them each to the test. Check out the July issue of Bike magazine for a more in-depth rundown and test of these cameras. Squirrel compares five POV cameras head-to-head, back-to-back on the same (overgrown) course. The same

Bend, Oregon

05.16.2011 //

Words: Seb Kemp Photos: Anthony Smith It’s dark and there are no discernible landmarks to show where we are except the sign from the highway, which states proudly we are entering Bend, Oregon. Bison BC is playing loudly on the stereo of the rented Rambo-mom mobile. The licky-licky brown dog sits front and centre silently

A Season Begins – Yeti/Fox Team Ep1

05.14.2011 //

Watch riders, Jared Graves, Shaun ‘O Connor, Elliot Jackson, Tyler Immer and Richie Rude, kick off their 2011 season.

Brian Lopes Returns to the World Cup

05.13.2011 //

With 25 World Cup wins to his name, Lopes retired from World Cup 4x racing in 2008, but next week he is making a return. He’ll be racing XC world cups #2 & 3 in Dalby Forest, UK, and Offenburg, Germany, but not really expecting much in the way of results in the XC races.

Contour+ Has Arrived

05.12.2011 //

Contour’s next generation POV camera, the Contour+, has officially been launched. Here are the new features: – A wider 170-degree field of view (compared to the ContourGPS’s 135-degree field of view) – Live video streaming via HDMI and external transmitter. This will allow for live, realtime video coverage of events. – External 2.5-millimeter microphone jack

Home Turf World Cup Emergance

05.12.2011 //

Timothy Bentley entered his first World Cup at his home course in South Africa. Video Link

Weir and Moeschler to Compete in BC Bike Race

05.11.2011 //

Two of the world’s best all-mountain competitors–Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler–will be teaming up to compete in the BC Bike Race on July 2nd through the 9th. These two riders are perhaps known best for their consistently high standings at the All-Mountain World Championships (Downieville Classic). They have both stood on the podium and are

Video: Contour+ is Coming

05.10.2011 //

The forthcoming Contour+ is rumored to have a wider-angle lens, better-quality lens and sensor, a port for an external mic and a video-out port along with all the other features already found in in the ContourGPS.

Mechanic Mondays

05.09.2011 //

This week, Squirrel shows you how to make a mud flap from an old tube.

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