The other day, Red Bull dropped a new banger video of Drew Bezanson getting absolutely nuts inside the walls of Joyride 150 up in Toronto, Canada. This video was the next chapter from the original video that blew peoples minds back in 2011 when Drew returned from a heavy head injury. This time around, Drew pushed the limits even further and, with the help of film maker Justen Soule, the video proves it with every single clip.
We figured it would be a good idea to get ahold of Drew and Justen to talk a little bit about what went into making this video happen since it was definitely something that took a lot of careful planning and some long nights to make it a reality. This is what they had to say! Check out the interview below, then make sure you check out the PHOTOGALLERY to go along with this!
Along with the INTERVIEW we just dropped with Drew Bezanson and Justen Soule about the incredible new Red Bull video, we’ve dropped a photogallery giving you a behind the scenes look from when they were filming for the video!
Growing up, I remember seeing the Profile Racing Mini hubs on different bikes and thinking about how dialed they are. It was something I always wanted to run, but for one reason or another I never could afford to do some custom wheels or I would be able to get another set from some friends or something. I knew at some point I would have to get a pair to finally get what I really wanted my bike to roll on.
One thing that’s cool about growing up is if you work enough, you’ll be able to afford the nicer things you always wanted but couldn’t when you were younger. Recently it was time again for me to get some new wheels built up and I knew there was no way I was going to postpone getting a setup I really wanted.
I was talking to Matt Coplon about all of the different options from the different bolts, axles and hub guards you could do with the hubs these days and it really made me realize there’s a lot of options and combinations that allows for you to really build up something that’s suited for what you’re doing on your bike whether it’s street riding, skateparks, trails, flatland or racing.
While we were talking about all of the options, Matt mentioned that they were working on a new program that would make it easier for you to build up a set of hubs customized to your needs without having to buy everything individually like you would in the past. They’re launching the “Build Your Own Hubs” program worldwide today, so we figured it would be a good time to give you guys a look at all of the options and explain how this new program works. Let’s get into it!
Another week went blazing by us. The warm weather has lead to more and more sessions for everyone and the videos have been flowing in the Daily Section like crazy. This past week brought us a ton of new ones that you gotta check out… 21 to be exact. This week we’ve pulled out 21 of the best videos that we posted up all in one place for your viewing pleasure. Check out videos featuring the likes of Drew Bezanson, Cory Foust, Billy Perry, Cory Wiergowski, Chase DeHart, JC Pieri, Mikey Babbel, Mark Mulville, Matt Coplon, Chris Courtenay, Caleb Quanbeck, Tom Dugan, Chad DeGroot, Tim Packard, Cooper Brownlee, Dan Foley, Tammy McCarley, Broc Raiford, Fathead, Eric Lichtenberger, Troy Merkle and more! Let’s get into it!
It’s that time of the week again and the 70th time to be exact. Time for another round of Products! This time around we’re taking a closer look at the Aaron Ross Pro Vapor Flip Bonus Bike from Sunday, Lahsaan Kobza’s signature Power peg from Subrosa, Tate Roskelley’s signature Drifter V2. frame from Volume, the Mast top load stem from Madera and the Blade II fork from Fit Bike Co.. All of these items are definitely worth a look, so let’s get into this!
When an idea hits sometimes you just have to run with it. That’s exactly what happened when I was on a recent trip up to Santa Cruz, CA. I knew that Ron Wilkerson lives up that way and even though I was only there on a quick trip I had to make some moves and try my best to track him down for an interview. Ron is a straight up legend, he started and owns his own bike company, has incredibly deep roots in BMX. If you don’t have some serious respect for the guy, you might as well just forfeit your title as a BMX’er right now and stop reading this feature. Since the early days on his path in BMX Ron has always had an incredible passion for riding and his mindset is truly focused on bettering the industry. He grew up as one of the top pros in the industry, still rides and has crazy sessions to this day, and he continually works on developing innovative products. To say the dude is a lifer would be a serious understatement. I met up with him one morning for some good conversation and a fresh Acai bowl at Samba Rock Acai Café, which is an amazing place that Ron and his wife own right in Santa Cruz. This one took some work to make come to life so needless to say I’m proud to present the first edition of “Industry Talk” so sit back and enjoy.
This past year, The Shadow Conspiracy celebrated their 10 year anniversary. They did things big by having their entire team out for the Banned Jam and threw a massive party along with that… But how to you celebrate 11 years? That’s where the Turn It Up to 11 limited edition bike came into the picture. Over the years, Shadow has grown and developed their products line to cover every part on your bike. We’re not talking about some cheap knock off stuff either, we’re talking about the good stuff… Things like the Interlock chain that has changed BMX for the better.
Shadow figured it would be rad to put together a complete bike decked out with all their top end aftermarket parts (and even a few limited to this bike alone!) on a custom Subrosa Noster frame creating one hell of a masterpiece that shows off just what they’re producing after all these years of hard work.
We’ve seen photos of the Turn It Up To 11 bike floating around for a little while now, but really nothing super in-depth as to what it has on it. I’ve been wanting to find out more about the bike for a bit now, so I decided to get ahold of the guys over at Shadow to get a closer look at just what makes this bike special just in time for its release. Let’s get into it!
Photo: Tristan Afre
Mark is one of those young guns who has been popping up for the past year or so in the Daily Section. We’ve seen a handful of edits out of him and in that time his riding has really progressed a substantial amount… So much that he was able to get the attention of Sunday and Shadow, who he was recently added to the flow team for both brands. We figured by now there’s gotta be a few people out there wondering just who this kid is, so we caught up with him to find out all about him! Get familiar because I have a feeling we will be seeing plenty more of Mark in the future!
Name: Mark Burnett
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This past week was a crazy one for BMX videos. Going through the Daily Section, I honestly couldn’t believe how many super good videos came up the past week. It was to the point where I had to narrow the list of videos down because it was getting a little crazy. This week we have 25 videos for you to go through and check out featuring the likes of Erik Elstan, Seth Peterson, Alex Raban, Luc LeGrant, Simone Barraco, Matthias Dandois, Stefan Lantschner, Anthony Perrin, Luc LeGrand, Ronnie Napolitan, Javi Castilla, Jackson Ratima, Carlo Hoffmann, Jeff Klugiewicz, Gabe Brooks, JC Pieri, Jeremy Ball, Matthias Dandois, Rob Wise, Jeremiah Smith, Nick Seabasty, Ryan Howard and many, many more! Let’s get into this already!