Straitline Components and Ryan Berrecloth to Release Bear Systems TM

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Straitline Components of British Columbia Canada have teamed up North Shore Local Ryan Berrecloth to launch new safety measures for the infamous North Shore and Whistler regions of BC.

'He's behind you!' - the casual looking Ryan

Controversy has been stirring over new safety measures for all mountain bikers in British Columbia, Canada as mandatory bear laws come into effect as early as this month, banning all lift and trail access to those not compliant.


Straitline Components has just released a beautifully shot promo video to educate people on the product and new Law that will be in effect all across BC. They couldn’t get a bear costume, so had to make do with a gorilla suit. (Just ignore that aspect of it. Besides, how many bears have you seen who drink coffee?)


Straitline Bear Bell Technology from Eric Peterson on Vimeo.


For in-depth information on this new law read up on it on the Straitline components blog


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (10)

    Ryan Bearrcloth, surely?

    Someone came in v.early for that 😉

    LOL – Not a bad one for the 1st…

    Bear Systems are going to distribute the new range of Vibram tyres as well.

    LOL. I thought it was only mandatory to carry a jar of honey to distract the bear while you made your getaway.

    You’re fine as long as you’ve not got a picnic basket with you…

    the glasses one was better.
    poor effort here Bearclot

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