Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

Mark Weir’s Fox 36 VAN 160

04.18.2010 //

Mark Weir’s Fox 36 VAN 160. Mark Weir’s Fox 36 VAN 160 from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Swobo Double Douche

04.17.2010 //

Swobo’s new fixie tandem. Swobo Double Douche from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Sea Otter Day 2

04.17.2010 //

Lezyne Dirt Floor Drive

04.17.2010 //

Lezyne’s new high-volume Dirt Floor Drive Lezyne Dirt Floor Drive from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Straitline’s Silent Guide

04.17.2010 //

Straitline’s new Silent Guide. Straitline’s Silent Guide from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Sea Otter Day 1

04.16.2010 //

Greg Herbold Cuts to the Chase at SRAM’s Beach Party

04.16.2010 //

Greg Herbold—aka H-Ball—aka HB tells us a little bit about SRAM’s future 3×10 and 2×10 drivetrains. Greg Herbold Cuts to the Chase at SRAM Beach Party from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Shimano’s XT 3×10 Dyna-Sys

04.16.2010 //

Shimano’s Devin Walton explains the reasoning behind 3×10. Shimano’s XT Dyna-Sys from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Best-Kept Secret

04.12.2010 //

While Santa Cruz’s Nomad Carbon was no secret to, well, anybody, the Nickel and Butcher were. The two new bikes use a linkage Santa Cruz dubs the APP (Actual Pivot Point). APP revolves around a single pivot design, but use a series of links to emulate the the spring rate of a VPP bike. This

Sh*tbike Destroys Trebuchet

04.06.2010 //

Sh*tbike Destroys Trebuchet from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.

Worst-Kept Secret

04.01.2010 //

It may have been one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, but it’s still, well, really effin cool. Santa Cruz stopped by the office a few weeks ago to show off its new toys. The Nomad Carbon comes ready to rock with ISCG05 tabs, 1.5-inch compatible headtube, downtube protector and carbon upper linkage. All

Scraper Bike

03.24.2010 //

Keyesville Classic Recap

03.23.2010 //

Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Joseph Espiritu The 22nd annual Keyesville Classic saw participation increase by 25 percent. This was Bionicon’s second year hosting the event. The weekend featured trials, XC, short track and downhill competitions in beginner, sport, expert, pro and vintage bike classes. The all-mountain competition required riders to brave the three main events (sorry

Bringing the Ruckus Back

02.19.2010 //

GT’s new 7.4-inch-travel Ruckus will come in two models–the 1.0 and 2.0. The 1.0 is set to retail at $4,500 and comes sprinkled with top-notch components, and the 2.0 costs $3,300 with mid-level components. Both models will share the same frame. The bikes are almost completely adorned with bits from SRAM and Funn. The monocoque

The Giant Grows: Adam Craig Leads New Rabobank-Giant Squad

02.11.2010 //

Giant’s mountain bike team sponsorship is growing considerably this year. The company will now support two mountain bike teams—Rabobank-Giant and the Giant Factory Team. Each team will bring together some of cycling’s brightest stars in disciplines ranging from cyclocross to slopestyle. Team Rabobank-Giant will include the likes of Adam Craig along with new talents Emil

Cane Creek Launches Headset Fit Finder

02.05.2010 //

Cane Creek is making the convoluted world of headset standards a lot less overwhelming. The company recently launched a new online Headset Fit Finder— The site is intended to simplify the process of finding the correct headset size combinations for a particular bike. With more 20 different tapered and conversion headset configurations out there, compounded

2010 Team News Roundup

02.02.2010 //

Ryan Berrecloth Gets Spanked Ryan Berrecloth has re-signed with Spank Bikes on an expanded sponsorship package. This year Berrecloth will be sporting the Tweet Tweet Dirtjump frame, Spank’s 2010 EVO line of rims, including Spike EVO 35AL DH Rims, Tweet Tweet EVO 30AL DJ Rims, and Subrosa EVO All Mountain Rims, as well as rocking

Europe’s Young Guns Dominate White Style Winter Slopestyle

02.01.2010 //

Source: Rasoulution More than 2,000 spectators made their way up the ski slopes in Leogang, Austria, to watch the world’s best riders shred massive snow features. January 29 marked the fifth annual White Style winter slopestyle competition. The entire course was made of snow and designed by Kona Clump team rider Grant “Chopper” Fielder. When

Kovarik, Buchar Win Australian National Championships

01.19.2010 //

Chris Kovarik started the 2010 season off with a bang, winning the Australian National Championships for the first time since his string of victories there between 2000 to 2002.

Bishop and Juarez off the Juice

01.15.2010 //

Source: Cannondale Elite American racers Tinker Juarez and Jeremiah Bishop will be moving from the MonaVie-Cannondale team to the Cannondale Factory Racing (CFR) team. MonaVie, a maker of acai berry juice blends, and Cannondale paired up to start the MonaVie-Cannondale team two years ago. The team expansion, Cannondale says, reflects the company’s recognition that pro

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