Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

First Impressions: One Ghost Industries Musashi

05.29.2012 //

By Ryan LaBar One Ghost Industries Musashi oneghost.com $2,300 (Frame with shock) My first contact with One Ghost Industries came a while ago through a Facebook comment on a post for one of our stories here on bikemag.com. I looked more into the company based mostly on my fascination of its name. I found that […]

5 Minute Break: Sessions 2 – At Home With James Doerfling

05.25.2012 //

James Doerfling riding everything from green, mossy valleys to dusty, loose big-mountain lines.

Dirty Words: Mountain Biking Without Mountains

05.25.2012 //

Last week I wrote about riding a road bike on mountain bike trails. Now it seems that bike world has flipped over into some kind of Bizarro World: UCI World Cup Mountain Bike racing without mountains.

5 Minute Break: Graham Agassiz’s New Zealand Trip

05.24.2012 //

Source: Easton Cycling Graham Agassiz was joined by a crew of characters, including 10-time DH world champion, Frenchman Nicolas Vouilloz and world cup downhill stars Sam Blenkinsop and Cameron Cole. The riders hit some of the South Island’s best destinations including Nelson and Christchurch. Filmed and edited by the Coastal Crew.

Video: Riding Tips from Fabien Barel

05.23.2012 //

In these two videos pro mountain biker Fabien Barel will run through certain aspects of bike setup and how to approach corners for all-mountain riding: Bike setup: Line choice: Picking your lines is probably the hardest technique in all-mountain riding compared to downhill. As most of the time you don’t know the track, anticipation will […]

5 Minute Break: Chris Akrigg – The Turning Point

05.23.2012 //

From Chris Akrigg: “One year ago I shattered my leg. The last twelve months have been hard work, but I feel like it’s finally starting to pay off. I’m back on my bike, having fun and I’m loving it.” Flim by Victor Lucas Music by James Welsh Edit of Chris Akrigg

5 Minute Break: Highlight – Final MTB – FISE 2012

05.22.2012 //

Here’s a highlight reel from the 2012 FISE mountain bike event. Some absolutely huge jumps here.

Video: Dan Barham – Best Laid Plans: A Summer’s Journey

05.22.2012 //

Dan Barham Fascinated by the emotions that someone would experience having their main focus for the summer suddenly ripped away from them, Dan Barham will spend the next five months following various riders, who for one reason or another, have had the rug pulled out from under them. The mini-film will follow several riders who […]

Review: X-Fusion Hilo

05.22.2012 //

Over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult for me to ride comfortably without a height-adjust seatpost.

News of the Tweet: CopyCats

05.21.2012 //

Similar to the ‘Discover’ tab – where links and Tweets are summarized to help you decide which are more important to you, the emails feature “the most engaging Tweets seen by people you follow, even if you don’t follow those who wrote them”, Twitter wrote on its blog.

Chopper is Giving Away a Free Remedy for Singletrack Deficit Disorder

05.18.2012 //

Source: Visit Sun Valley Do you, or someone you know, suffer from Singletrack Deficit Disorder (STDD)? If left untreated STDD can become very serious. Which is why you may need The Sun Valley Singletrack Remedy. Go to VisitSunValley.com/Remedy to enter to win a one-week all-expenses-paid trip to Sun Valley to rip the epic single track […]

Video: Shimano Rider’s Saint M820 First Impressions

05.18.2012 //

Source: Shimano Shimano visits with Santa Cruz Syndicate, Trek World Racing and Team Yeti to capture first impression of the new Saint group at the Sea Otter Classic.

Dirty Words: Road Riding When the ‘Road’ is Dirt

05.18.2012 //

With all the flashy international road racing going off in Italy and California, a mountain biker can feel a little left out.

5 Minute Break: Yeti Cycles’ – Prototype R&D Fabrication

05.18.2012 //

A behind-the-scenes look at one aspect of Yeti’s manufacturing process, prototype fabrication. Source: Yeti Cycles Filmed By: John Reynolds & Craig Grant Direction By: Craig Grant

5 Minute Break: Whistler Mountain Bike Park – Anticipation Part: 2

05.17.2012 //

Source: Whistler Mountain Bike Park It’s official, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens in less than 24 hours, and, as you can see, Mother Nature cooperated this year by melting a large amount of snow left over from the winter season. Trail crews helped out by shoveling, packing, shaping, and digging and conditions are looking […]

Strength in Numbers Free Online Premiere on May 24

05.16.2012 //

Source: Anthill Films On Thursday, May 24th at 12:00pm PST Anthill Films will broadcast the online premiere of Strength in Numbers live on RedBull.com/bike. This is going to be a unique global event in the world of mountain biking: Watch the film simultaneously with tens of thousands of people from every corner of the mountain […]

5 Minute Break: Steve Smith and Ian Morrison Ride Pemberton, British Columbia

05.15.2012 //

Source: Devinci Cycles Photos: Mikey Goldstein (unless otherwise noted) World Cup racing takes Devinci Global Racing rider Steve Smith far afield. He has been to Chile, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and has crisscrossed Europe from boot to mullet. While abroad, Smith constantly hears about, and misses, all the amazing riding at home, in British […]

News of the Tweet: #RulesOfTwitter

05.15.2012 //

By Seb Kemp I stumbled across the hashtag #rulesoftwitter this week (remember our discussion of hashtags or #s from #NOTT16?), and it got me thinking: Is there really rules for Twitter? Surely there are some formal regulations laid down by the meta beasts in the servers but the more interesting rules are the ones laid […]

Shimano M530 Pedal Review

05.15.2012 //

By: Ryan LaBar Shimano M530 Pedal $65 bike.shimano.com I was about half way to the airport and already running a little bit late when I realized that I had forgotten my pedals. I even left them next to my helmet and clip-less shoes, both of which I remembered, the night before so I would not […]

5 Minute Break: Whistler Mountain Bike Park – Anticipation Part: 1

05.14.2012 //

Source: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opening day at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is just days away and the anticipation to ride is at an all time high. After a long and very snowy winter in Whistler, the first tastes of summer are finally hitting the tongue as warm weather moves in and the […]

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