Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Source: Shimano Shimano worked with Anthill Films to produce this video for the new Saint group with Shimano-sponsored rider, Aaron Gwin. In typical Anthill style, the boys captured a personal side of Gwin talking about the prototype Saint M820 prototype components, then ripping on them at his own trails in Temecula, California. Click here for [...]
A video recap of the first race in the 2012 PRO Superenduro series held at Golfo Dianese (IM), in the Italian Riviera.
By Seb Kemp It has been another hard week for Gee Atherton. An injury has pushed him onto the couch and deep into the world of British pub culture documentary, Coronation Street. For anyone unfamiliar with the chronicles of the residents of the Rover Return then all you need to know is that yes, the [...]
This video is quite a bit longer than 5 minutes, but we don’t care. Looks like Chris Akrigg’s rehab is coming along nicely. From Akrigg: “A more in depth look at what I’m up to at the moment and a bit about what makes me tick. As you’ll see still not up to full speed [...]
By Ryan LaBar GT Distortion 2.0 gtbicycles.com $3,300 GT’s Distortion defies conventional bike categorization. The bike has a 66.4-degree head angle, 17-inch chainstays, 13.8-inch high bottom bracket, a 150-millimeter fork, bash guard and wide bars with a short stem. None of these numbers seem out of place together, but what’s unusual is that the Distortion [...]
Source:GoPro Aaron Gwin, races against the clock through the treacherous hills of Temecula.
Source: Scott Sports The Sea Otter Classic generally marks the beginning of mountain bike racing in North America. It was also the North American debut of the new Scott – 3Rox Team, which started things off strong as Geoff Kabush piloted his Spark 29 in the unusually hot conditions across the line first at Laguna [...]
Here’s a look at what makes Jared Graves’ Yeti Cycles 303 Prototype World Cup Carbon downhill bike tick.
“Here, you’re going to be looking at the camera, holding the microphone and talking about what you’re doing here at the Sea Otter Classic. This is for Bike magazine’s video series :30 Second Warning. The clock starts now.” Steve Smith – DeVinci Global Racing Cedric Gracia – Cedric Gracia Racing Brigade Marla Streb – Luna [...]
Source: Bell Sports Combining a series of hair-raising, timed, technical descents with un-timed, but challenging climbing segments, the 2012 Bell Super Enduro was a first-of-its-kind mountain bike race in the United States. Borrowing on the European phenomenon of multi-stage enduro events, the race was part of the third annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival in [...]
Source: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Spring skiing may still be going strong at Whistler Blackcomb, but mountain-bike enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2012. Those enthusiasts are one step closer to being able to ride the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as early bird Season [...]
By Vernon Felton Last year Mavic bucked the tide when they didn’t unveil a comprehensive line of 29er wheelsets, focusing instead on revised versions of popular 26-inch models such as the CrossMax ST and SX. In fact, Mavic’s 2012 wheelset line up included just one 29er model, the C29ssmaxx. While that particular 1,755-gram wheelset was [...]
Source: One Industries Introducing First Session. This is the first in a series of videos dedicated to capturing behind the scenes footage of athletes off the competition stage and doing what they love the most – sessioning perfectly carved trails and hits they built or found with friends for the first time. We all love [...]
By Ryan LaBar Just in time for Sea Otter, BMC launched its first carbon 29er hardtail. At first glance, it’s apparent that BMC’s new Teamelite TE01 29 is not a cookie-cutter carbon bike. According to BMC, the TE01 29 was designed from the ground up to be a no-compromise racing machine that was “Fast, efficient [...]