Have you taken a closer look at Shawn McIntosh’s signature 2014 complete bikes from Fit Bike Co. yet? Give the flipbook above a quick look, then check out more about each bike in the links below!
Vital caught up with Van Homan to talk about his past and how he became so good at riding everything in front of him for a little bit and throw down some fresh riding clips for Dan’s Comp! You already know this is good!
“Living legend Van Homan talks about his diverse BMX roots and kills street, dirt, park, ditch, and pool spots in the Las Vegas area. Take notes, kids. Credit: Ryan Galvan“
Check out this brand new one Stolen dropped featuring Sean Morr and a few of his friends getting down at the park and a few street spots in Santa Barbara! Hit that play button!
“Sean Morr cruised back to his old stomping grounds in Santa Barbara to ride and hang. Met up with Raban at the local park and captured some warm up lines in this chill web edit. Sean’s STLN signature Silencer pegs made them last clips appear effortless.
filmed & edited: Alex Raban
song: Action Bronson – The Don’s Check
@stolenbikeco @seanmorr1 @rabanimal“
It was announced back in September that BSD would also be distributed by Animal Bikes here in the U.S along with their existing distributor, QBMX. Animal just received their first shipment of product, so if you’re on the east coast, have your local shop hit them up!
Since Darren Bouldin’s 17th Birthday he has been putting on bike jams. What started out as a small get together with some backyard ramps and just a handful of friends has grown over the years into becoming one of the biggest and most anticipated celebrations in North Carolina. With riders from all over the state and country coming to share in what is possibly the best birthday gift anyone could ever receive. This year Darren and some of the area locals really wanted to step it up from last year’s gathering and within a few weekends they built an entirely new hip line which everyone couldn’t stop talking about afterwards. You see the DB Gold Rush at GMG Trails was not just another Jam or birthday party, for most it was a family reunion and a chance to spend some quality time with the friends and people you care about. Darren has the kind of intoxicating personality that no matter who you are or where you’re from you are immediately drawn towards him. His positive outlook on life and uncanny ability to smile even when his chips are down is like a breathe of fresh air. He is easily one of the nicest and most genuine people I know and I’m grateful to call him friend. I just hope we get to have another 8 years of these in our future. Happy 25th Birthday D… – Todd Nichols
Freed Bikes is doing a 2nd #FREEDOMFORTUNE giveaway! This time around they want you to post a picture of your favorite Freed product on there with the hostag #FreedomFortune! On December 5th they will pick a winter of the t-shirt, cinch bag and bars! Get on this!
Chase DeHart was sitting on a bunch of footage he has collected over the past couple of months. Instead of letting the footage go to waste, he dropped this brand new Hot Butter edit filled with HEAT for you to enjoy! You already know this is a MUST SEE!
There’s still a few more hours to save big on Fit Bike Co.‘s Cyber Savings Sale! Now through MIDNIGHT you can take off 25% everything in their WEBSTORE from clothing to custom frames and bars! Get on this while you still can!
Over the weekend, some rumors that Profile Racing and Madera were being sold by Wal-Mart had been popping up. Profile wanted to make it VERY clear that they are NOT and that it’s small shops and online retailers that are selling through them and that they will trying to discontinue this as soon as possible. Check out the full report below!
“That is correct. PROFILE RACING IS NOT SOLD BY WAL-MART*. But, other IBDs (Independent Bike Dealers) like BikeWagon have affiliated their stores with Wal-Mart. Why? Read below… It’s all about 3P retailing or third party retailing and it’s growing quickly in the bicycle industry. The big players are Amazon, eBay, Sears and now Wal-Mart.
You can think of 3P as the classified ads of the Internet. 3P sites have been developed to connect sellers with buyers in an electronic marketplace that is provided by the 3P. The idea is that bike shops use 3P marketplaces to reach more customers. The 3Ps charge retailers a monthly subscription fee plus a commission for each item sold on their web site. The fee is for the use of their web site and transaction services. Essentially, in 3Ps the bike shop or retailer is renting space on a different web site.
Currently, Amazon and eBay are the most well-known 3P markets. Amazon is easily the biggest, but eBay is continuing to aggressively chase them. Now Wal-Mart has entered the race as well, but their website makes it look like they’re selling the merchandise. Other 3P sites to be aware of are Newegg.com, Sears.com and Rakuten.com.
So, when you see Profile cranks being “advertised” on Wal-Mart’s 3P site, it’s not Profile. Look closely and you’ll see a name like BikeWagon, the bike shop in Salt Lake City, selling our cranks. So, when you see this, don’t think that Wal-Mart is selling our products. They aren’t. And, please spread the word when someone tells you that Profile is now sold at Wal-Mart. It just ain’t true.
*Profile Racing is currently working to end these 3P affiliations and thus, this confusion.“