Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

Dirty Words: The 24 Hours of Junk Food

07.13.2012 //

By Sal Ruibal People ask me why I ride my bike. I should say that it is a healthy lifestyle and I’m out there with nature and all, but the principal reason is that I like to eat food and drink beer. The more I ride, the more I can eat and drink. I’ve never

5 Minute Break: Josh Bryceland – The Otherside of the Pond

07.12.2012 //

Source: Fox Racing When Josh Bryceland was over here from across the pond after Sea Otter, we shot two edits and the catalog. Here is one of the edits that was shot on a sunny Southern California day near Arrowhead Lake .

First Impressions: 2013 Scott Genius 700 and 900

07.11.2012 //

By: Ryan LaBar Photos: Scott Sports/Ian Hylands Scott recently had a group of bike journalists come to Sun Valley, Idaho, to cover and ride its redesigned Genius line, which now comes in two wheel sizes: 650b (27-inch) and 29-inch. I got to spend a few days riding each bike on some of Sun Valley’s finest

News Of The Tweet: Team Sad Sacks Conquered The World, Virtually

07.10.2012 //

By Seb Kemp It started like this… Terrified. @bricemag @morga_deth — Bike magazine (@bikemag) July 1, 2012 @RockyMtnBikes The end is nigh. Right @bricemag ? — morgan meredith (@morga_deth) June 29, 2012 …but with the help of a little bit of this… @morga_deth‘s @bc_bikerace supplies. #goteamsadsacksgo — Bike magazine (@bikemag) June 30, 2012

Adam Craig’s Prototype Giant Trance X 29er

07.09.2012 //

Adam Craig defended his U.S. National Super D title yet again in Sun Valley, Idaho. This year he piloted a prototype Giant Trance X 29er to victory. Bike magazine caught up with Craig after the race to talk about his new ride. That said, Giant, and hence Craig, is staying pretty quiet about the Trance

Preview: Scott Bike’s 650b Genius 700 and 29er Genius 900

07.08.2012 //

By Ryan LaBar For its 10th birthday, the Scott Genius received not only a complete frame and suspension redesign, but also a complete wheel-size change. Scott will now offer the Genius in 650b (27.5-inch) and 29-inch wheel sizes–only the Genius LT will have 26-inch wheels. Aside from the original concept of the Genius–having two bikes

Video: Strength in Numbers – Switzerland Segment Now Online

07.03.2012 //

Source: Red Bull Travelling with your bike is an amazing way to create connections between different riding communities all over the world. To capture this, the Anthill crew followed freeride legend Wade Simmons on his annual summer trip to the Swiss Alps along with fellow freerider and friend Matt Hunter. The Switzerland session presents three

5 Minute Break: Windham World Cup Highlights

07.02.2012 //

Source: DirtTV Highlights from the Downhill World Cup at Windham, New York. Here’s your bonus break: Watch the riders rip the course in slow motion.

Video: Transition Bikes – Carbon Covert Project

07.02.2012 //

Source: Transition Bikes Transition Bikes unveils the new carbon Covert. See the bike in action as well as some of the new features and design inspiration that went into creating Transition Bikes first carbon bike.

5 Minute Break: Trek World Racing DH – Mont Sainte Anne 2012

06.30.2012 //

Trek World Racing DH || Mont Sainte Anne 2012 from Trek World Racing on Vimeo. Source: Trek World Racing For the second year in a row, Aaron Gwin has won the World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, the track where he made his dramatic debut in 2008. Team mate Justin Leov scored his first top 10

Where the Trail Ends Film Teaser and Information

06.29.2012 //

Source: Red Bull A new era of action sports films in the 21st century will spin further into the future with the release of Where The Trail Ends this fall. Produced by Red Bull Media House, in association with Freeride Entertainment, the movie is set to be a global cycling spectacle unlike anything ever captured

Dirty Words: A Short History of Long Bike Socks

06.29.2012 //

By Sal Ruibal Other than the bike, helmet and jersey, the most visible part of a moving cyclist is their socks. That’s because the pedals go round-and-round, in case you have never seen a bicycle. In that case, you probably aren’t reading this in your ice cave in Antarctica. Bike socks are probably the least-expensive

Life Behind Bars: The Snake Den Trail – Episode 5

06.26.2012 //

Source: Red Bull Graham Agassiz brings the boys into a new zone filled with fallen trees and good dirt. Brandon Semenuk and the crew build up a new run that they dub the “Snake Den.”

Cannondale Trigger 1 First Impressions, Plus New Lefty and Trigger 29er Info

06.26.2012 //

By Ryan LaBar Cannondale recently brought a group of mountain bike journalists to Deer Valley, Utah, to launch a new bike, as well as go over its changes, to the “OverMountain” line. This new bike is the Trigger, a 120-millimeter (adjustable down to 70 millimeters) trail bike to fill the short-travel gap that was in

News of the Tweet: Virtually Real

06.26.2012 //

By Seb Kemp Here is the news. Man dies of Stravacide. Great piece by @joelindsey on @wiredopinion—you can’t blame @strava for cyclist’s death: — Caitlin Roper (@caitlinroper) June 25, 2012 Nope, he didn’t hang himself when someone took his precious KOM title from him, instead he fell off his bike and died while trying

Andrew Shandro at Bronze-Level IMBA Ride Center Opening In Copper Harbor, MI

06.22.2012 //

By: Ryan LaBar Photos: Aaron Peterson Video: Trek Bicycles The quaint little tourist town of Copper Harbor, Michigan, recently became one of just seven IMBA Ride Centers in the world. To kick off the Ride Center’s opening, IMBA worked with Trek Bicycles to bring pro-rider Andrew Shandro in to experience the area’s riding and culture.

Video: Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Practice

06.22.2012 //

Source: Dirt TV All the action from day one of practice at the Mont Sainte Anne Downhill World Cup from the Parkin Bros.

Dirty Words: Teen Wolf on Two Wheels

06.22.2012 //

By Sal Ruibal The older folks out there may remember a 1985 movie, Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox as a dorky high school misfit and failed athlete who is transformed by an ancient family curse and becomes a rad werewolf super-basketball player who takes his team to the championship game and bla-bla-bla, you know

Stevens Pass Bike Park to Open July 6, 2012

06.20.2012 //

Source: Stevens Pass The opening date for Stevens Pass Bike Park in Skykomish, Washington, is set for Friday, July 6, 2012. The park’s plan is to start the season with two trails open: the intermediate “Rock Crusher” and the advanced “Slingshot Wookie” trails.

Video: This is Peaty – Episode 2 – 2012

06.20.2012 //

Source: Steel City Media Fuelled by Monster Energy, Episode 2 takes you from the first SPS training day down at UK Bike Park, preparing the team for the first British National round at Comb Sydenham. After a long haul up the M6, straight through the night on Sunday, Steve met up with the guys from

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