Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Due to the popularity of the SS+, e*thirteen decided to continue designing budget oriented, but still race-worthy chain guides. e*thirteen created the new LS1+ chain guide by combining heavy trickle-down design with smart materials and engineering. This design was shaped by hundreds of hours of engineering and analysis. To help keep price down, e*thirteen used [...]
The Southern Cross is unlike any other cyclocross event in the country—it’s an endurance race. It will be over 50 miles long, and have 7,900 feet of total elevation gain. Southern Cross will be held on January 9, 2010 in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Dahlonega, Georgia. The course follows a figure eight pattern consisting [...]
Source: USA Cycling USA Cycling announced the addition of two races to the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour—the Sea Otter Classic and the Mellow Johnny’s Classic. The Pro XCT calendar will consist of six UCI-sanctioned events throughout the United States, providing athletes with a national stage on which to accumulate UCI ranking [...]
In an area renowned for miles of amazing riding, DeLaveaga is a tiny blip on the Santa Cruz radar.
Over the summer Bike had an intern named Gavin who, before his leave, entered into a head-to-head “Feats of Strength” challenge, with Brice Minnigh, the magazine’s managing editor. The events of this challenge included: a foot race, push-ups and arm wrestling. After losing every official event (however, he was declared the winner by getting a [...]
Source: Red Bull The Burner 12-hour downhill race in Angel Fire, New Mexico, saw 142 competitors battle over some of the more technical rocky terrain in the States. Temperatures plunged into the 20s, making the riding even more challenging for exhausted competitors. The rules were simple: Racers would compete for 12 hours, non-stop. The racer [...]
Source: New World Disorder NWD 10 “Dust& Bones” World Premiere Party at Interbike Special advance ticket pricing online now! NWD 10 “Dust & Bones” premiere party is set to blow out Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 23rd in the Rain in the Desert at the Palms Casino.”Dust & Bones” is the final chapter in the [...]
East Coast Cycle Supply (ECCS) is teaming up with Mountain Cycle in an effort to expand sales of the company’s mountain bike line to independent bike dealers across the US and Canada, the companies announced on August 19. Mountain Cycle focuses on simple and durable designs. The company currently offers four frame sets—the Battery, Fury, [...]
A group of Red Bull and Kona riders including will cap off the Red Bull Stumps Clump and Jumps Tour on August 30 with a screening of the Red Bull Rampage film in San Francisco. The crew has spent the better part of the past two weeks visiting hotspots in the Pacific Northwest for filming segments for New World Disorder 10.
On August 22 and 23 Lima, Montana, hosted its second annual Backcountry Bicycle Festival. The festival comprised some of the most unknown and under-rated singletrack anywhere and offered multiple ride choices depending on skill- or hangover-levels. Aside from miles of singletrack, the festival offered local brews, home-style cooking, live music and a raffle to benefit [...]
After finishing second to six-time race winner Dave Wiens at the Leadville 100 last year, Lance Armstrong returned this year and not only beat Wiens by nearly 7 minutes, but also set a course record by 17 minutes, crossing the line in 6:28:50. The 100-mile race is considered one of the most grueling one-day races [...]
This question, regarding cycling’s newest and most “scene” fad, got sent to my college cycling club’s email list. The answer–also sent to the list–addresses the inner most depths of “fixie magic”–including how many times Eddy Merckx won the Tour de France (on a fixed gear). Q: Despite my initial reluctance to leave the comfort of [...]