Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 Ridemonkey.com
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’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 [...]
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 [...]