Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Whether you are a weekend ripper or a pro racer there is no faster way to fix then with a blast of CO2. Genuine Innovation has been at the forefront of CO2 inflator technologies for quite some time now, and it appears the company has been working hard lately with its launch of a few [...]
Big Mountain Camps (BMC) recently announced two seven-day gravity skills camps in Verbier, Switzerland, this summer with mountain bike legend, Wade Simmons. BMC’s camps feature small groups sessions led by professional coaches with an emphasis on riding skills and all things mtb – from fitting your bike, to repairs, to trail etiquette and more. The [...]
After 4 years of testing and prototyping, Zerode Bikes (Rotorua, New Zealand) has officially launched its gearbox-driven ‘G-1′ frameset. The design team of Rob Metz and James Dodds have engineered the G-1 taking ques from their own riding experiences (NZ championships, World Cup DH rounds, 1000′s of downhill runs and years of riding home made [...]
Source: Eastern States Cup Series The Eastern States Cup is a USA Cycling Regional Championship Down Hill Mountain Bike Race Series. The series is in its second year and has added four new venues to the multi-championship series. Joining Plattekill New York and Mount Snow Vermont will be Pat’s Peak New Hampshire, Attitash New Hampshire, [...]
Leigh Donovan is one of downhill mountain biking’s most decorated women. She was crowned national champion ten times, the 1995 World Champion and 2001 World Cup Champion. In 2010, Donovan was the oldest competitor at the World Championships. On top of all that she is a multi-time BMX National Champion. Now, Donovan’s love for biking [...]
Danny MacAskill is an absolutely amazing trials rider. We cannot promise that this video will allow you to magically ride like him–in fact, trying the trick in this video looks like an easy way to knock every tooth from your head–but it’s still rad to watch and it’ll give you the basics.
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Anthony Smith Bike magazine has spent two days trawling the floors of the Taipei International Cycle Show in search of beauty, grace and an intelligible definition of feng shui. Here is another glimpse (minus an intelligible definition of feng shui). We were elated when we saw our booth from [...]
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Anthony Smith Bike magazine is in Taipei, Taiwan, for an exploratory tour of the Taipei International Cycle Show and a moveable feast of intriguing street food and watered-down Taiwan Beer. In between dodging scooters and out-sprinting them on five-inch-travel bikes, we’ve spent a couple of days canvassing the tradeshow [...]
Source: BC Bike Race BC Bike Race and Kazimirski Law Corporation (Kazlaw) are giving away two entries to the 2011 BC Bike Race for people who make mountain biking happen in their community. Here’s what needs to happen for someone to win: BCBR and Kazlaw are asking that you to nominate deserving riders in your [...]
Danny MacAskill is an absolutely amazing trials rider. We cannot promise that this video will allow you to magically ride like him–in fact, trying the trick in this video looks like a very good way to land on your head–but it’s still rad to watch and it’ll give you the basics.
There isn’t too much information out there on the closure, but it is official: Race Face shut down operations on March 11, 2011. Race Face’s Component/Protection Marketing & Product Manager, John Pentecost, wrote this on Ridemonkey’s forums: “… we’ve been told the company is going to be liquidated, and 90% of us are unemployed as [...]
The Trans-Sylvania Epic (TSE) Stage Race presented by NoTubes is heading into its second edition this May. World-class athletes and average mountain bike enthusiasts alike are signing up to rub shoulders at Camp TSE for a week of racing that is as much an adventure vacation as it is a competition. No other race puts [...]
Source: Valmont Bike Park Valmont Bike Park is a 40-acre municipal park in Boulder, Colorado. It’s complete with dual slalom, slopestyle, pump parks, dirt jumps and XC and cyclocross trails. Many of the trails at Valmont were designed and built by Alpine Bike Parks’ crew of Alex Reveles, Eric Carter, Jacob Hyde, Jamie Goldman, Kyle [...]