Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

5 Minute Break: DMR’s Olly Wilkins on Enduro

04.11.2012 //

DMR’s Olly Wilkins on enduro racing…or something like that. A bit of a piss-take on some of the recent bike videos being produced and enduro racing. Video by Rupert Fowler.

Video – Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2012 – Ep.1 with Andrew Neethling

04.11.2012 //

Video from Giant Bicycles: What does it take to be a World Cup downhill racer? And what’s it like to come home and race on your home soil, in front of your home crowd? We follow South African National Champion Andrew Neethling and the rest of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team as they prepare for

News of the Tweet: Expensive Holidays

04.10.2012 //

OK, so it is Tuesday morning and I’ve only just sat down to compile the News Of The Tweet. Up here, north of the 49th, Monday April 9th was a holiday so I decided to take a day off the laptop and slip into the local customs. And I have to say, the plaid fits well.

5 Minute Break: Roost DH – Ben Reid

04.09.2012 //

Source: Roost DH Here is the first of four videos which feature the skills of four riders, Ben Reid, Sam Dale, Dan Stanbridge and Glyn O’Brien.

Specialized Sponsors The Coastal Crew

04.09.2012 //

From The Coastal Crew: We are very excited and proud to announce that The Coastal Crew have partnered up with Specialized. For all three of us, this is a dream come true. To have Specialized believe in our efforts has huge meaning to us, and we feel very fortunate to be able to work with

5 Minute Break: Solidream – 2010-2011 – Aventure et Challenges

04.06.2012 //

This journey looks incredible. Source: Solidream We are cycling around the world. This video sums up the first half of our 3 years adventure cycling around the globe, in 2010 and 2011. We covered extreme climates of the world, thanks to the power of a bike and also to all the people that helped us

Teaser: Anthill Films – Strength In Numbers

04.05.2012 //

Here’s the official teaser for the new Anthill Films video, Strength in Numbers.

5 Minute Break: Silver and Light

04.04.2012 //

This video is a little longer than 5 minutes, but if you appreciate photography, it’s a must-watch. From the photographer: This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this

First Impressions: Bontrager RXL Shoes

04.03.2012 //

Kevin Rouse shares his thoughts on Bontrager’s redesigned RXL shoes.

News of the Tweet: #WhatIsAHashTag?

04.02.2012 //

Today is the last day of my winter beard. Spring is here and no longer will I be wrapped up in my Snuggy hiding behind a screen.

Getting Off_Track at the Cape Epic

04.02.2012 //

Our Instagram ninja, @off_track, was on hand for the Cape Epic. Here are his photos.

5 Minute Break: Surfing Magazine Swimsuit Issue Teaser 2

03.31.2012 //

The folks at Surfing magazine work in the same office building as us and have been putting out some great content–the Swimsuit Issue is sure to be part of that. The video is only 48 seconds, so, if you want the full 5 Minute Break, watch it 6 times. The Swimsuit Issue will go on

Video: Fox Presents – MTB Team Office Visit

03.30.2012 //

The Fox MTB team spent a few days at the Fox Irvine office to go over 2013 product. The team also had some fun riding in Laguna as well as the Fox pump track and mini moto track.

5 Minute Break: Martin Söderström in Barcelona 2012

03.30.2012 //

Here’s a rad video of Martin Söderström escaping Sweden’s cold weather and preparing for the 2012 season by spending 11 days riding in Barcelona.

Was Anyone Faster than the 41 Year Old?

03.30.2012 //

A while ago, we challenged any non-pro rider to try to beat Shimano’s 41-year-old marketing guy (and ex-big-name-pro), Joe Lawwill in the Fontana City National Super-D event.

5 Minute Break: Santa Cruz Syndicate at the World Cup Opener

03.29.2012 //

Source: Santa Cruz Greg Minnaar wins the UCI World Cup Downhill season opener aboard his Fox/Shimano equipped carbon V-10 at his hometown of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Steve Peat came in 15th and Josh Bryceland 21st on this improved, pedaling course.

Long Live the King

03.29.2012 //

Way back in 1990, Greg Herbold won the inaugural UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships on his Grip Shift-equipped Miyata mountain bike.

Video: Trek World Racing DH – Pietermaritzburg 2012

03.28.2012 //

Trek World Racing riders, Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally and Justin Leov getting ready for, and racing the first stop of the World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

5 Minute Break: The Beginning with Darcy Turenne

03.28.2012 //

Video by: Dan Barham Today’s 5 Minute Break is a short one. Spring is starting to show. Here is a video of Darcy Turenne making the most of the spring thaw by riding the Shore’s quickly melting snow-covered trails in Vancouver, BC.

5 Minute Break: Silence Before the Storm – BlackBox testing with Danny Hart and Andrew Neethling

03.27.2012 //

Source: SRAM In preparation for the 2012 World Cup season World Champion Danny Hart and his teammate Andrew Neethling travelled to San Romolo, Italy, for an intensive week of testing new products and setups on their bikes. Join Danny, Needles, the SRAM BlackBox program manager Jon Cancellier and the staff of Giant Off-Road Factory Team

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