What are you doing August 22nd!? If you’re in the Davenport, Iowa area you better make it to the Davenport skatepark for The Daily Grind Jam! The whole team will be out there riding and I’m sure there will be plenty of giveaways and good times going on, so mark your calendar and make it to this!
To promote the release of the new Cult X Vans collaboration shoes, they dropped this new video giving us a look at the shoes while featuring the Cult team putting in the work! You know you want to see this! The shoes are available for pre-order on Dan’s Comp now!
“Continuing our collaboration with VANS, we were psyched to get some of the CREW together and film a quick edit in support of the shoe release…We hit some spots in Cali and had a blast doing so…Check out the ERA PRO and CHUKKA MID CULT COLORWAYS…This time around the technology has been stepped up with the DURACAP process, basically these last super long and can handle it…MORE SOON…”
Here’s one we’ve been waiting to see and damn did it turn out amazing! Check out the Mutiny Bikes crew getting down on the streets of Philly! As expected, these guys produced some serious clips and the filming and editing is so good. It’s also good to see some fresh Justin Simpson footage! It’s such a bummer hearing about Seth Stellfox being taken from this world shortly after this video was filmed… Rest in Peace, Seth!
“When we were planning trips we asked everyone if they had any idea of where they wanted to go, nearly everyone had mentioned Philadelphia so in early June we took Bedford, Castelluzzo, Houck, Simpson, and Wescott there to film and shoot an article with Walter Pierringer for Ride UK. When we were deciding who was going to film the project it was a no brainer. We knew that Navaz was a local and obviously one of the best filmers in the game. Acting as tour guide and filmer he went above and beyond and helped us navigate our way through the streets of the City of brotherly love. During our stay we got to meet a bunch of awesome people including Seth Stellfox. He was a Philadelphia Police officer as well as a BMX rider who made sure we were safe while we were riding in some fairly dangerous neighborhoods. I just received the news that Seth has passed away, because he was so vital in the making of this video we wanted to dedicate it to him. Rest In Peace Seth.
Valentine – Take You Back
The Menahan Street Band – Going The Distance”
Filmed and edited by Ryan Navazio
Have you been hoping to get some of the Profile Racing Column cranks in chrome, but they just didn’t offer them in the size you want? Well, they are now available in 160mm, 165mm, 170mm and 180mm versions! These are no-boss only, so 22mm Spline Drive sprockets like Profile’s Glaxy and Sabre sprockets would be a good route to go with as well!
The Column cranks can be picked up from the Profile Racing Webstore for $192.99 (black) or $223.99 (Chrome) now or you can have your local shop hit up Profile Racing directly to get you a set ordered up today!
One thing we’re always on the look for are photographers that are shooting amazing photos that you may not have known about. The other day we spotted some photos of Nick Tellez’s on the Cult website and we quickly realized that we had blown it. It turns out that Nick has been shooting some really good photos for a while now and had some how missed it… Until now. Some of you, like ourselves, might be more familiar with Nick through his riding. Over the past few years we’ve had the opportunity to see him crush it in videos as he still does today, which is probably why we failed to notice his other talent.
We decided it was a good idea to hit up Nick and talk about his photo work, how he got started, where it has lead him so far and most importantly, get some more eyes on his work! Check out the interview below then check the PHOTOGALLERY for a better look at his work!
Name: Nick Tellez
Here it is! The entire “Make It Happen” DVD is now online for your viewing pleasure! This is 31 minutes of footage from trips Greg Illingworth and his crew took around the world last year filming with Will Evans! Absolute MUST SEE!
“‘Make It Happen’ is a global BMX project by rider Greg Illingworth, filmer Will Evans and photographer George Marshall. Over 14 months Greg travelled the globe with a hand picked group of the world’s best riders. They all shared one simple idea – explore, ride, document. Destinations: China, Argentina, South Africa Riders: Greg Illingworth, Gary Young, Tammy Mccarley, Brian Kachinsky, Ed Zunda, Josh Harrington, Kevin Kalkoff, Paul Ryan, Ben Hennon, Matt Priest, Matthias Dandois and Maxime Charveron. The Make It Happen book and video are the culmination of their travels. Book by George Marshall Film by Will Evans Project management by Greg Illingworth Logo design by Rob Loeber Make It Happen is supported by: Vans, Mongoose, Monster Energy, Snafu, The Albion and Fox. makeithappenvideo.com”
After the past Evolutions pieces (Seat Post Clamps and the Seat and Seat Posts) we started getting a lot of requests about what we should do next. Although BMX started from lighter race bikes and slowly as dirt, ramps and street became part of the scene, frames saw a lot of changes to increase the overall strength that could hold up to this style of riding. We figured to make it slightly easier, we would start from when frames were beginning to be 8 pound blocks of metal welded together and move towards these state of the art precision low 5 (or sub 5) pound frames that we see today. It’s pretty obvious that BMX frames have DRASTICALLY changed over the years and it’s honestly a little overwhelming trying to compile a good list of different frames for examples due to all of those changes.
I decided against trying to pick out frames on my own, and decided to give the guys over on BIKEGUIDE the chance to speak out on some good options to feature.
I couldn’t begin to tell you the number of frames that instantly came to mind, but how many that were refreshed in my mind once they were suggested on the thread we set up to get the discussion going.
Today I decided it was time to start the task of compiling a good list of some of the iconic frames that for one reason or another have stuck out in peoples minds as frames that changed the way things were done. Thanks to Google, it was a fairly easy process except for a few that we just couldn’t find anything on.
Now, before we get into this… I want to be clear that this list is soley based off a lot of minds tossing out ideas and that this isn’t going to be exactly chronological nor will it have all the exact specs and details. We also stuck to a late 90′s / early 2000′s up through now for our main focus so there are a lot of frames prior that were left out. Infact, I’m betting that you guys reading this will have a handful of ideas of what frames should have made it into this that we missed. We ask that you leave your ideas in the comments at the bottom of this post so we can add it in or at least have it for people to note.
With that said… Let’s do this…
Need some new shirts but you’re tight on cash? Profile Racing just released their new 3-pack colors for the logo shirt! For $29.99 in the Profile Racing Webstore, you can pick up all three of Profile Logo t-shirts (red with black logo, black with grey logo and heather grey with black logo) in the size of your choice! Get on this!
Today, Flybikes released info on their updated Alta stem that got a bit of a facelift for 2015! The Alta 2 has a higher stack heigh and a few cosmetic changes for a better look! Full details below!
“Some of you may have caught a glimpse of this one when we unveiled our Misty Silver Colorway a few days ago. For 2015, we decided to make a few refinements to the Alta stem to give it a slightly higher stack height and a more aesthetically pleasing look. The Alta 2 will offer a higher 25mm stack height, a 7-degree angle on the bottom to give it a less square look and a recessed top for your fork’s top cap to sit flush. The stem will be available in our new Misty Silver color and black.
The Alta 2 stem will be available through all shops and mail-orders that carry Flybikes worldwide in October along with our full range of 2015 product! ” – Flybikes
Want a little insight on one of Chad Kerley’s favorite grinds? Hit that play button and take a look at how he gets over ice grinds done on a flat rail spot in this video from the Dew Tour.
“Chad Kerley breaks down an over ice pick grind. Watch the defending streetstyle champ take on Broadway Street in downtown Portland on Sunday, August 17. Catch all of the action LIVE starting at 3pm ET / 12pm PT at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.” – Dew Tour