Manufacturer –Specialized Bicycle,Morgan Hill, CA
Model –Stumpjumper FSR Evo
Price -$4,100

Review-

With a 2×10 Sram drivetrain, carbon cranks, fox suspension and a 67 degree head tube angle – Specialized’s Stumpjumper EVO is a swiss-army of a bike meant to handle many different disciplines of mountain biking.  Offering a laterally stiff frame, Specialized also took into consideration the EVOs designed, making sure the bike looked beautifully mean on all angles.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a full-suspension All-Mountain ride that you can cruise down the steep stuff and grind up hills, the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO is the bike to go after.  Add a dropper post and you’ll be ready for any type of bike-shredding action.


Edit By: Justin Beavers

What’s up? My name is Ben Koff and I have been skating for almost 2 years. I love every aspect of longboarding, from slashing free ride hills to mobbing down mountain roads. Longboarding was something I was startled by; I figured that it took someone with a screw loose in their head to want to go break neck speeds on a board and execute highly technical maneuvers. I ride a topmount for all aspects of skating and enjoy riding with a tight group of friends who all feed off each other and push each other to learn new tricks and go faster than before. TEAM GNARWALE. G-CODE. Anyways, thanks for checking out this video and a big thanks to Lee Eisler for taking the time to post this on Adrenaline Fueled.Check out Gnarwale skateboards on facebook and youtube!!! www.gnarwaleskateboards.com Practice safe skating and remember, Ride Gnarwale. -Ben Koff


After the first few minutes of the roller derby there was already tons of action as girls slammed, checked and tripped each other.

Two girls (one from each team) would start at the back of the pack wearing stars on their helmets making them the Jammers for the team. The Jammers would score points by passing all the blockers. Everyone who wasn’t a Jammer was a Blocker with the mission to stop the Jammers from passing at all costs.

Each pass made by the Jammer earned the team 3 points.

The match up was the Dukebox Heroes (in the white shirts) vs. the Buns & Roses (in the black shirts). Both teams battled hard for the win. The skating rink was their battlefield.

The rules? Well, there aren’t many. Anything goes here.

After seeing flying fists, elbows being thrown, roller skates taken to the thigh and even many more slide tackles the Dukebox Heroes took the win with a final score of 87-81.

Visit the Renegade Roller girls of Orange County website to find more info about their upcoming matches and find them on Facebook. The matches occur at the Holiday Skate Center in Orange, California.

A killer local band named Tyranis played for the halftime show.


Edit by: Lee Eisler

Riders: Lee ‘Leecifer’ Eisler, Justin Beavers, Ben Koff, Andrew Schumaker

“Left side the road’s a dangerous place.” Offspring says it best in their song Bad Habit. When skateboarding on roads that are not closed obeying the laws of the road can be a lifesaver.

Staying in your lane, staying with in your limits and being aware of your surroundings will go a long ways. It just takes the one turn where you exit into the opposite lane with an oncoming car to damage or end your life.

Guard rails, cars, motorcycles, rocks and other solid objects are all things that can hurt you, but by skating safely you can do your whole life.

It’s not a race, be safe, wear your helmets and have fun!


When you have a growing and innovative sport like freebording, gather up all the best riders in the sport and take them on a trip, epic times are to be had.

Arnaud de Bluze (green shirt) leads with Bently Anderson (blue shirt) Tom Macfarlane (black shirt) Tyler Murgo (grey shirt) Nicolas Gaillard (blue sweatshirt)

Traveling south through L.A and finding a great hill with fresh wet slurry on it was fustrating. It was time for the team to head farther south to Orange County.

Arnaud de Bluze (left) and Arnaud Blin (right) shredding down Summit

After finding some of the best hills in Southern California it was not long before the cops came to tell us to leave. They told us about a ban on hills in the city and gave us a pamphlet showing all the banned hills.

The cops came to try to stop all our fun telling us about the roads being banned

Thinking we had won after finding a hill that wasn’t on the list the Dethbox (Freebord van) crashed into a parked Mustang.

The Dethbox eats up a Mustang

It was time to move on to other hills. Heading down south to a popular road in San Clemente everyone got some shredding in without being hassled.

From right to left. Corey Lucero followed by Bently Anderson and Richie Verost shredding Talega

The trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the skate park. The shreddage and elbow/hip/ass carnage was exhilerating to watch.

Richie Verost steezing out a method grab at San Clemente skate park

Nicolas Gaillard does a 360 at San Clemente skatepark

After another day of shredding the team was headed back up north.

Arnaud de Bluze takes the best right hand turn Modjeska Canyon has to offer

Epic hills, cops, car crash, more cops, shredding, getting yelled at by the locals, camping, more shredding, road rash, swell bows, skate parks, and more shredding. Wouldn’t be a Freebord trip without all of this.


A skateboard was built for basically one thing. To have fun with. It is a form of expression, how you get from one spot to another. There are so many different types of skateboarding. Different types of skateboards and different skateboarders. Each person mentally has the same goal of having fun.

Today June 21 is national go skateboarding day. Go out push some wood, and wish everyone a happy go skateboarding day. Remember, Safety First!

Get out and skate, its national go skateboarding day!


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It was another day at the Poway Pump Station as the crew met up for SDDRL #30. After pulling up and seeing such a rad crew of rippers, I knew it would be a good day of racing and hanging out with all the homies.

Joe Marshall leads Jimmy Riha and Max Capps into the bottom section of the course

There was a good mix of racers with all sorts of backgrounds. There were skateboard legends, professional riders, new racers and groms all in the mix competing for trophies, cash and glory.

Andrew Mercado and Rick Kludy on their way back up the hill

It was an exciting day of racing and the final heat was stacked with talent.

From Left to right. Andrew Mercado, Max Capps, Tim Del Rosario, Brian ward and Jimmy Riha

 Results:

Adult division:

1st Place- Tim Del Rosario

2nd Place- Andrew Mercado

3rd Place- Max Capps

Groms:

1st Place- Alex Gradillas

2nd Place- Austin Nicassio

3rd Place- Eric Fuss


Disco balls, dancing shoes and a course designed to test out the skills of everyone who competed. That’s right! It was again time for the 2011 Downhill Disco presented by www.muirskate.com.

Everyone was stoked to be at the 2011 Downhill Disco

The course this year set the bar for years to come. “I think that kickers are going to be the big thing for the next 12 months, so you guys learn how to do them because we’re gonna do it next year too” said www.muiskate.com shop owner Scott Lembach.

What a totally disco toeside through the cones

With a constant barrage of people coming down the hill and various features set up throughout the course there was never a dull moment.

Andrew Mercado tuck knee

The riders competing in the event were separated into two different groups based on age. The younger riders were called the Disco Squad and the older group was called the A-Team.

Daniel Ralph Luna gets pitted in the Muirskate blvd tunnel

There was a race in which they timed how long it took riders to make it through the course. The course was a cones course designed to be difficult to navigate through. It included jump ramps, tunnels and a hippy jump to make things interesting for the riders and the spectators.

Through the tunnel and over the ramp is where Mike Montjoy likes to go

After the race was held for both competing groups a slide jam was held. The slide jam was full of features to help riders keep ripping.

Chance Gaul winds up for the 360

Out of all the features the big kicker ramp was the focal point. Riders were going huge. Many 180’s and even a 360 were thrown down in the list of tricks landed. No big deal.

Chance Gaul CAN fly!

The gnar bar got raised a step further when 3 brave men decided to lay at the end of the kicker ramp as skaters launched over them. 3 people soon turned to 4. It was then raised again when someone decided to sit in a green plastic chair, letting riders launch clear over his head.

Brett Ciabattini launches overa brave man chatting on the phone

The amount of people launching off the ramps, attempting and landing 180’s and getting some hang time blew me away. Everyone was sliding, and jumping, and moving to the beat.

Congratulations to the winners!

Race results:

1st Place- Jimmy Riha

2nd Place- Louis Pilloni

3rd Place- Duke Degan

4th Place- Jeff Budro

5th Place- George Mackenzie

Slide Jam Results:

1st Place- Louis Pilloni

2nd Place- Jimmy Riha and Seth Brown

3rd Place- Duke Degan

Bike Content

Posted: June 1, 2011 in MTB, Videos
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A few riding videos that got me stoked these past few months.  Enjoy ‘em fellas – they’re pretty trick.

~J

Trials King Pin Chris Akrigg:

Coastal Crew:

Mike Hopkins:


With the downhill skateboard scene growing and more and more riders participating in the sport, outlaw events have become increasingly popular in the southern California scene.

The Los Angeles Downhill Racing League (LADRL) is a new group of southern California riders looking to compete, go fast and have fun.

The race was held on a road that I would rather not name and provided for a lot of excitement. Spotters were provided on turns to ensure safety.

“Finish line, Angeles National Forest sign. No crossing the yellow” said William Myrvold “Ready, set, kill it!” With that a pack of around 25 skaters took off down the over 7 mile trek downhill looking to win the $200 that would be provided to the winner.

Tim Del Rosario started at the back of the pack, but quickly overtook everyone proving to be the fastest one out there that day. Austin Nicassio came in second and Alex Gradillas came in third.

Thanks to Xtreme Boardshop and GMR Skateboards for hosting this event.

Be sure to look for more stuff from the LADRL in the near future. There has already been talk of a King of the mountain style race in which everyone times themselves with video footage on a Go Pro camera. The fastest time wins.