Twas the weekend before Interbike and every bike company was scurrying… Yeah, it’s that time of the year again for the annual voyage on down to
hell Las Vegas for Interbike to get a look at all the latest products from all the companies from around the world. But we still have a few days before we actually head down that way, so let’s keep our Saturday tradition going strong with a fresh round of Products:! This week we’ve got the Devon Smillie signature Devon grips from Fly Bikes, the Eon pegs from The Daily Grind, the new Polished colorway from Madera, the Freedom bars from Freed Bikes and then we’ll wrap it up with the Magnum (see what I did there) Bash sprocket from Subrosa! Ready? Let’s do this!
Here’s one I’m sure a ton of you have been waiting for! Cult have begun uploading sections from the “Small Talk” DVD for you guys to enjoy! Up top is the intro and down below is Iz Pulido’s section that’s jam packed with style out on the streets. Take a peek!
““The classification between amateur and professional in BMX has been discussed and debated, but never clearly defined. While the lines are still a little blurry, if we can agree that a professional includes a paycheck and a certain level of experience and skill, then we’re halfway there. So what is an am? Does BMX even need ams? Cult thinks so, and they helped set the precedent for an established am class in BMX with the release of Small Talk, their am-based video that gave Steven Mack, Josh Alderete, Iz Pulido, and Andrew Castaneda the center stage usually reserved for the pro riders.” – Cult
“Iz’s riding can sometimes surprise you. I’ve know him for years, but even on this project some of the spots and tricks he’d call out were out of nowhere and made for an interesting video clip. He also stepped up and helped plan trips and would grab the camera to shoot awesome photos that you’ve probably seen on the Cult site.”
Over the years, there have been a lot of videos that have come out that got us excited, but only a few that you know are going to be legendary before it’s even done. When word that there was a documentary and a box set in the works for the legendary Baco series, we knew that it was going to be one of those videos that everyone needed to see and it was going to be on that legendary level.
Over the past year or so, Chris Rye, along with the help of a handful of others, took on the job of compiling over 25 years of footage that literally spans a group of peoples lives for a quarter of a century and jamming it all into one Blu-Ray Disc. Now, in short, that sounds a lot easier than it really was, but in actuality it required what I’d imagine to be a few thousand hours, a lot of patience and probably a few stiff drinks to dig through hundreds of hours of VHS footage, DV tapes and digital footage that was all converted and pieced together into this video. Some how, things all came together, much like most of the Baco videos, and today we have a box set that contains all 10 Baco videos, a full documentary and hours of bonus features…
Need to get your bike dialed back in? For a limited time, Dan’s Comp is offering 15% off ALL ORDERS! Just use promo code 45LC at check out! To help save you even more money, they also have FREE shipping on all orders over $75 too! Get on it!
“UK residents only. Win Kink TM, Jay Roe’s bike! This bike has been all over Europe this summer, and now it can be yours. Here’s how…
-Follow @kinkbikes and @seventiesdistro.
-Re-gram a Kink riders photo from the #brightonaintready hashtag.
-Be sure to tag Kink Bikes and Seventies Distro! The winner will be picked at random; next Friday, September 12th.
Kink riders in Brighton – @TonyHamlin @AlbertMercato @BenBasford87 @LloydKink @JorgeRodriguezbmx ”
BMX is an ever revolving door when it comes to colors. Over the years we’ve seen everything from every kind of black you could imagine to bright neon colors that could give you a seizure if you looked at it long enough. Colors go hand in hand with the creative aspect of BMX and it can even be a direct reflection of the type of rider that is on a bike. There’s no denying that we’ve seen a lot of unique colors and a handful of colors that will always remain a classic in BMX and it will continue that way forever.
For those of you who don’t know, Madera is a brand that was created as a more affordable option to the high quality that Profile Racing offers. Both brands are produced right here in the U.S.A down in Florida out of the same warehouse and both brands use the same high quality materials and craftsmanship in creating their products, but thanks to manufacturing techniques Madera can be offered at a more affordable price point thanks to cutting costs through production time or aesthetic touches without sacrificing any of the quality.
Over the years, we’ve only seen a few colors from Madera; classic gloss black, Fall red, Snow white, nickel, a crazy graffiti wrap and their recent “Rust” copper addition. Needless to say they aren’t changing things up all the time to meet the latest trends like oil slick. However, today, were stoked to give you the first look at their newest addition to their color line up, polished, that is now offered on their hubs and Mast top load stems. The polished colorway has been a classic in BMX since the start and it’s one color that always looks good. We are stoked on the news about the color and thought it would be rad to take a closer look at how they get the hubs and stems to shine down in Florida. Make the jump and find out how it’s done and learn how you can WIN a Polished Mast stem for yourself!
The Shadow Conspiracy have always put quality as their most important goal when producing new products. Over time, they’ve developed a lot of products and in that time they have gone through hell and back to make sure it’s going to hold up to the riding. Check out the video to learn a little bit more about their Supreme Standards Testing and then CLICK HERE for more!
“Shadow is proud to introduce to you our Supreme Standards Testing. Born out of the idea of elevating and progressing the testing of our parts to a level above all others. Hit play, watch the video, then check out http://www.theshadowconspiracy.com to read in detail about all five steps of our Supreme Standards.
Filmed by Austin Bonner and Ryan Chadwick
Edited by Ryan Chadwick
Midi Life Crisis
Photos by Kensuke Tatsumi
This morning we woke up to an email from the guys at Addiction BMX out in Japan with a bunch of photos of Shuhei Max Azuma’s current Colony Sweet Tooth setup that’s built to take some abuse from the streets. The photos were looking for a home and we figured you guys are always down to get a look at a dialed setup, so here we have it! Check out more photos of the bike, a full parts list and even a few riding shots of Shuhei for good measure after the jump!
Get over to The Shadow Conspiracy website to check out a bike check with Mike Vockenson and his current Tempered setup decked out with Shadow parts! Plenty of seat post! Gotta love it!