Rider Profile: Ryan Hilaman

Ryan Hilaman

Meet one of our Grassroots riders, Ryan Hilaman.   Hometown: Rising Sun, MD Number of Years Racing: 10 Race Bike Setup: Giant XTC Advanced 27.5 Team 0 Riding Strength: Fast flowy singletrack with a good mix of technical features Favorite Race Course: Greenbrier Favorite Place to Ride: Patapsco State Park What is your “Ride Life”? Ride to Race. Ride to …

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Blue Mountain Enduro

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Earlier this year, Blue Mountain re-opened its bike park.  They spruced up existing trails, built new ones and have constantly been adding more features as the year progresses. It’s super fun, super technical and super gnarly. And with it only being 20 minutes from my house, it’s the ideal place to practice my downhilling skills (even if it’s only on my …

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Giant P-XCR Composite 29er 0 Wheel Review

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Credit where credit is due: These rule. I’ve never been much of a guy to worry about wheels.  Lightweight and the ability to spin have been my perennial features of performance indication.  But then I started blowing wheels up… like pretty often for a guy who weighs 130lbs. Giant asked if we could try their new wheels for the season.  …

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NUE #3 Wildcat 100

This being my first 100 mile MTB race I have to say that I was a different type of nervous. Instead of feeling nervous about call ups, hole shots and positions it was “can I finish?” “How long will it take me?” “What the heck am I going to EAT?!” But everything you think is going to happen never does in …

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A Way Way to fast Wawaywanda H2H

What a great weekend of racing!! Put on my big boy pants and grabbed my first and hopefully not last WIN of the season. And yes I was racing on a single speed but this bike is special and worked great for the ubur rocky track… National Championship race bike?… The race start was difficult with a flat 1.5 road start…needless to …

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