Bearclaw Invitational Rider's Rides

Aug 25, 2013
by Derek Dix  
Given that the Bearclaw Invitational is Post-Crankworx (I know I've mentioned this probably more times than it's worth to count) it's a prime opportunity to check out who's riding what after all the riders have had time to shake hands with their team reps and grease a few bottom bracket shells.

Without anymore talking, let's get into this:

Mitch Chubey doing some Morpheus Reps
  Mitch Chubey doing some Morpheus Reps

Logan Peat doing the damn thing.
  Logan Pete doing the damn thing.

Antoine Bizet owns a pretty crazy leather hat.
  Antoine Bizet owns a pretty crazy leather hat.

Amir Kabbani lifts.
  Amir Kabbani lifts.

Mike Montgomery flexing so hard his paint ripped
  Mike Montgomery flexing so hard his paint ripped

Yannick Granieri took home third but also 1 Bike hider in this photo-set. Riding a Polygon
  Yannick Granieri took home third but also #1 Bike hider in this photo-set. Riding a Polygon

Thomas Genom Tom van Steenbergen practicing the buddy system.
  Thomas Genom / Tom van Steenbergen practicing the buddy system.

Chopper with his Nukeproof. This bike is the most geometric thing out there.
  Chopper with his Nukeproof. This bike is the most geometric thing out there.

Gully is and forever will be Rocky Mountain s 1 loin stretcher.
  Gully is and forever will be Rocky Mountain's #1 loin stretcher.

Kelly Mcgarry.... Fact Winner of most bar arm wrestles ever.
  Kelly Mcgarry.... Fact: Winner of most bar arm wrestles, ever.

Darren Berrecloth The Cler Breaking trends and being progressive with mismatched rims. He wasn t the first to bend a wheel on the course.
  Darren Berrecloth (The Cler) Breaking trends and being progressive with mismatched rims. He wasn't the first to bend a wheel on the course.

Aggy with some ground shattering earth tones x High-Vis for 2014
  Aggy with some ground shattering earth tones x High-Vis for 2014

Cam Zink is a pretty chill dude to be on a hyper.
  Cam Zink is a pretty chill dude to be on a hyper.

Andreu Lacondeguy never stops going hard.
  Andreu Lacondeguy never stops going hard.

Anthony Mesere s been hitting the gym a bit lately. Effortless bike float.
  Anthony Messere's been hitting the gym a bit lately. Effortless bike float.

Brandon Semenuk got the paint motif to match personality. FIERCE
  Brandon Semenuk got the paint motif to match personality. FIERCE!

Kyle Strait takes the title of 1 Bike polisher in the game.
  Kyle Strait takes the title of #1 Bike polisher in the game.

Paul Genovese hanging loose Specialized slope squisher.
  Paul Genovese hanging loose Specialized slope squisher.

Sam Duek had the best camo jacket on course.
  Sam Duek had the best camo jacket on course.

Jordie Lunn with his Rocky Mountain pattern match fork to pants combo.
  Jordie Lunn with his Rocky Mountain pattern match fork to pants combo.

Linus Sjoholm
  Linus Sjoholm

Sam Pilgrim with his NS Bikes High-Vis hard tail.
  Sam Pilgrim with his NS Bikes High-Vis hard tail.

Tyler McCaul is the GT supreme chiller.
  Tyler McCaul is the GT supreme chiller.

Liam Wallace has the best hair product out there to keep things like that once the helmet goes on.
  Liam Wallace has the best hair product out there to keep things like that once the helmet goes on.

Carson Storch with the classic Siskel and Ebert review. Two thumbs up.
  Carson Storch with the classic Siskel and Ebert review. Two thumbs up.

Matt Jones in all black like Johnny Cash and or that rapper.
  Maximillian in all black, like Johnny Cash and/or that rapper.

Eric Lawrenuk with some vibes all over his jersey.
  Eric Lawrenuk with some vibes all over his jersey.



57 Comments

  • 44 1
 well semenuk at least smiled this time... sort of, haha
  • 23 4
 Alright, good pictures, nice bikes, terrible puns. Pinkbike and FMB have been slacking a little more lately from what I have seen. And I know that this isnt under Pinkbikes control (Just thought Id put it in now that Im ranting) but the event announcing was terrible for this event. Richie Schley is a pioneer of the sport but the guy can't tell switch tricks apart let alone bars and X-ups. Brad Ewens one liners were terrible too. Give Brett Tippie the mic and get some announcers that actually ride slope. Neg prop away.
  • 8 4
 Tissue?
  • 6 1
 I didn't really care about whether the MC nails it, but I agree, the guys announcing the tricks, should really be able to ID all the tricks on the fly...
  • 2 0
 brad ewen is horrible
  • 17 0
 "Effortless bike float" His face seems to say otherwise
  • 17 0
 some info on the bikes would have been nice.
  • 9 0
 It would be pretty cool if you actually talk about the "Riders Rides" and some components they are using rather than leather hats and ripped pants...
  • 5 0
 Who is Maximilian? I'm pretty sure it's Matt Jones from the UK on the second last photo!
  • 1 0
 probably a nickname...
  • 2 0
 "Darren Berrecloth (The Cler) Breaking trends and being progressive with mismatched rims. He wasn't the first to bend a wheel on the course." His wheels were mismatched at Whistler as well... Anyone know the real reason he has decided to go mismatched other than wrongly assuming he bent a rim at this event?
  • 2 0
 i remember he claimed in a interview he was quite famous for breaking rear wheels,(huge 3 drops?) so he rides with a more rigid rearwheel. but i see no problem with running a deemax in front too, as it is a quite light wheel? But hey it looks cool, and rebellious!
  • 1 0
 Just puting this out there, my front wheel is white and my back is a yellow deemax. Does this mean i broke trends before the claw
  • 2 0
 well it means you just broke a wheel, and had common sense not to replace a functional frontwheelWink personally i am about to fit a ns trailmaster in high vis jungle colour, on my all black entourage. the gay downhillers will be all over me.
  • 1 0
 jonas92 is correct. the cler does this often.
  • 1 0
 i coulda sworn he said he one of the wheels where a prototype in that tipie interview a while back
  • 6 0
 The Cler???
  • 2 1
 Cler always runs mismatched wheels. The front because it's light, the rear because Claw is a boss and lesser wheels fall apart under his awesomeness.
  • 7 0
 Maybe it sounds like "The Cler" when they say it in Canada after a few Kokanees... like southerners pronouncing oil as something like "earl".
  • 5 0
 @thinkbike you pretty much nailed it right there, you must be a regular visitor to canada, haha
  • 5 0
 It's Logan peat not pete
  • 1 0
 Corrected.
  • 2 0
 Sam dueck not duek
  • 3 0
 anyone else notice the wheels of Strait?? That make his GT look like a fat tire rig!! ^^
  • 1 0
 ENVE - without the stickers
  • 1 0
 yeah, was thinking about that right after i wrote my comment. That seems legit! Wink
  • 3 0
 No word about the guy in the background???
  • 1 1
 am i the only one who thinks the full sussers aren't very nice dont necessarily dislike em just think they still look like prototypes for some reason all the hard-tails look sick though!!!
  • 2 0
 Honestly he has poached so many names in this article
  • 1 0
 Interesting to see Semenuk on his old bike and not the one he rode at Crankworx...
  • 5 0
 I would guess after winning crankworx, that bike became a wall hanger...
  • 2 0
 that's not maximilian haha it's matt jones..
  • 2 1
 is it just me or does McGarry make that diamondback look like a kids bike!?
  • 1 0
 Jordies Fork is pimped out and Erics Paintjob is bananas ! But i would go for the Genoveses P Slope
  • 1 0
 I'm sorry, but the "fur" on Brandons bike is hideous. It looks like the bike has measles.
  • 2 0
 "Linus Sjoholm" haha
  • 1 0
 is logan peat running a santa cruz solo for slope?
  • 1 0
 he needs a legit slope bike
  • 1 0
 I think they've made him a 26" solo? Looks like it, not enough room between wheels and frame to be 650b?
  • 1 0
 Does straight have carbon novatecs on his bike?
  • 1 0
 who's straight?
  • 1 0
 my bad strait.
  • 1 0
 oh oh word. haha yeah i think he uses them now.
  • 1 0
 What fork is lacondeguy on? is that the new Marz Dj?
  • 1 0
 more like the new 55 RC with gold race coat! Wink
  • 1 0
 Marzocchi prototype fork
  • 1 3
 Cat piss... Oh and no one cares. You can't buy them, even if you did want one, which you don't unless its Pilgrim's bike. Which is pretty rad. Full suspension is for pussssssyyyyyyhooooollllleeeeeeeessssss
  • 1 0
 Hey where is Loris Vincent "fatal bike " bike picture? rrrrr
  • 2 1
 Why is Choppers fork backwards?
  • 2 0
 sarcasm or real question?
  • 1 0
 Real question...
  • 1 0
 it's not backwards, it has a reverse arch. notice where the front axle is in relation to the legs. www.manitoumtb.com/products/forks
  • 1 0
 Thanks man, was kinda embarrassed to ask lol
  • 1 0
 all good dude, we all have to learn things
  • 1 0
 zinks bike is dope
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