Andrew Villablanca, Author at The Loam Wolf

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So far Andrew Villablanca has created 211 blog entries.

Climbing Ain’t Dead

Climbing Ain't Dead eMTB Climbing with the Altitude Powerplay It’s no secret that riding an eMTB makes climbing easier. In fact, that’s kind of the point for a lot of riders. But for Camille Servant, he sees the added assistance from the motor as a chance to approach riding [...]

Hardtails Rule

Nikki Whiles, Ajay Jones Hardtails Rule We challenged Ajay Jones and Nikki Whiles to show us how much fun you can have on a hardtail in the winter, using their Marin San Quentins.

Blowing up Berms
With Brage Vestavik

Brage Vestavik Blowing Up Berms Brage Vestavik recently stayed with us at Bike Morzine and was absolutely killin it' infront of the lens of Captyvate between park laps. Morzine is the valley over from Bike Park Les Gets where this weekend's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will be hosted [...]

Greg’s V10 Gets Longer

Pit Puzzle Greg's V10 with new/longer rear end Always on the pursuit for greatness.... and speed. Marshy and Greg have gone longer in the rear this time round, with some custom dropouts, links and caliper mounts to match, all machined in house at Santa Cruz Bicycles. How did they [...]

In Memory of
Carlin Dunne

In Memory Of Carlin Dunne We may be dating ourselves here, but it's hard to forget the indelible mark left by watching Carlin Dunne in the NWD movies. His legendary sends and drops are etched into our minds forever, and inspired a new generation of freeriders. According to a CNN [...]

The Whole Shebang

Whole Shebang With Braydon Bringhurst Read our interview with Braydon here! What is mountain biking? What defines the sport? Is it speedy downhill runs? Power climbs? Technical handling artistry? Big jumps? Style moves? What if it was… all of those things? Braydon Bringhurst takes all the elements of mountain [...]


Woolsey Words & Photos by Chili Dog On November 8, 2018 at 2:24pm, a fire broke out near Simi Valley, California that would become one of the largest fires in Los Angles county history. At 5:15am, the fire crossed the 101 freeway and burned towards Malibu, California waking up residents with [...]

Jordie Lunn X YT Decoy

Jordie Lunn X YT Decoy Last month we launched our first e-enduro the DECOY. With our heritage and stacked roster of freeride athletes it was our mission to push the boundaries of what e-MTB’s can do. We recently watched Adolf Silva double backflip his DECOY in Barcelona, now it's time [...]

EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L

EVOC Hip Pack Pro Words/Photos by Chili Dog While the jury is still out on whether or not fanny packs are socially acceptable, we can say with confidence that they’re absolutely more comfortable to wear than a backpack on a hot day! They’ve only gotten to be more comfortable too [...]

SDG Radar MTN Saddle

SDG RADAR MTN Saddle Meet the SDG RADAR MTN Saddle. SDG has taken everything they've learned about saddles over the last 25 years and culminated it into a fresh design platform called the RADAR. At only 230 grams and $99 for a ti railed saddle, it's reasonably priced performance available [...]