Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

5 Minute Break: Saint Prototype Testing with Aaron Gwin

04.26.2012 //

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

5 Minute Break: Superenduro 2012 – PRO1 race – Golfo DIanese

04.25.2012 //

A video recap of the first race in the 2012 PRO Superenduro series held at Golfo Dianese (IM), in the Italian Riviera.

News of the Tweet: Strait Coronation As Slalom King

04.24.2012 //

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

5 Minute Break: Chris Akrigg – Mind Games

04.24.2012 //

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

First Impressions: GT Distortion 2.0

04.24.2012 //

By Ryan LaBar GT Distortion 2.0 $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

5 Minute Break: GoPro HD – Aaron Gwin vs The Clock

04.23.2012 //

Source:GoPro Aaron Gwin, races against the clock through the treacherous hills of Temecula.

Geoff Kabush Wins 2012 Sea Otter Classic Cross Country

04.23.2012 //

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

Video Preview: Yeti Cycles 303 Prototype World Cup Carbon

04.22.2012 //

Here’s a look at what makes Jared Graves’ Yeti Cycles 303 Prototype World Cup Carbon downhill bike tick.

Video: 2012 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom

04.22.2012 //

Watch as Kyle Strait edges out Kirt Voreis, Fabien Cousinie, Greg Minnaar, Cedric Gracia and Troy Brosnan on his way to an epic victory in the 2012 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom Race.

:30 Second Warning – Part 2

04.21.2012 //

“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

2012 Bell Super Enduro Recap and Video

04.20.2012 //

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

Whistler Mountain Bike Park to Open May 18, 2012 – Early Bird Passes On Sale Now

04.20.2012 //

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

Mavic Goes Big

04.20.2012 //

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

5 Minute Break: First Session MTB – Cody and Austin Warren

04.19.2012 //

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

BMC Launches Teamelite TE01 29 Carbon Hardtail

04.18.2012 //

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

Mini Reviews: Everything in Our Pack

04.17.2012 //

I got to thinking of the contents of my own pack. What I always carry, what I should carry and why I carry what I carry. Here’s what I’m packing right now:

News of the Tweet: An Onion of Opinions

04.16.2012 //

That’s quite the statement. Beautifully succinct and I doubt anyone would question the credibility of Muhammad Ali ruminating on such a topic.

Giant Launches Carbon Anthem X Advanced 29er

04.16.2012 //

While 2012 is just yet groggily stumbling to its feet the bike industry is already opening the door on 2013 product.

5 Minute Break: Level UP

04.12.2012 //

Film by: Marc-Olivier Panaud Promotion of the new DH track Guémené Penfao ridden by the Lombard brothers for the Guémené mountain biking club this year and that includes regional Britain DH.

Intense Launches Hard Eddie Carbon 29er Hardtail

04.11.2012 //

Intense Cycles recently announced the launch of its all new Hard Eddie bike–the company’s first hard tail 29er.

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