I’ve been on 4 or 5 overseas trips with Rich Forne and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him do a bike trick. He’ll go as far as to tell you that he doesn’t know any tricks. He’s lying of course, he’s an incredible bike rider who has shocked the world with his web videos a few times before who chooses to work within an extremely limited framework. Wallrides, tire rides, an occasional spin and not much else. Rich loves nothing more than to find an incredible spot that fits his particular brand of riding and documenting something absurd on it.
Rich is also now riding for Federal. Watch the above video and thank your lucky stars that BMX has a guy like Rich Forne out there doing stuff like this.
“After a barrage of bad injuries throughout the last three years Rich found solitude amongst his close friends at Federal and even though he does not think he deserves it, we are very proud to welcome him to the family.
His new video part is testament that passion outweighs sensibility.”
Yesterday the new ONSOMESHIT store opened up on Melrose and we had an insane party. The place was packed with BMX riders, rappers, girls and all kinds of other cretins. Thank you so much to everyone who came out. A lot of you reading this have been with me since I first started The Come Up approximately 11 years ago so you know how far we’ve come and how much this means to me and everybody else who is part of the brand. Extra special shout out to Alfredo Mancuso for all his hard work and Famous Dex and Lil Tracy for immortalizing the event by filming a video there. I love you all and I promise we will continue to put BMX on front street for the world to see. Thank you.
Some of you may have noticed that the Rodeo Peanut Instagram got a new name @r_i_peanut yesterday. Well Dustin, one of the masterminds behind the account decided to reveal his identity on YouTube along with a few other details about how the most riveting Instagram account in BMX history came to be and it’s pretty interesting. Enjoy!
Francis Castro is one of the dudes behind The Common Crew, one of Southern California’s foremost BMX crews. He filmed and edited last year’s Monster Mash DVD and has done work for a bunch of different BMX brands. I had him on the show with Eddie Cuellar and Justin Spriet in the co-host chairs and we had a great conversation, enjoy.
Chelsea Fietsgodin is back with a new edit filmed on a recent trip to Nebraska which features her riding a bunch of colorful ramps and a big ass launch ramp into a pile of dirt:
“After flying out to Nebraska to visit the Nowear Compound for the “Bike like a Girl” Jam, Chelsea decided to fly back out again for the end of the year bash called Cornhuckit! These clips were filmed over the two visits. Song “Head on to Nowhere” By the SKATERS. Filmed and Edited by Cody Dixon”
This video came out a while back as part of Madera’s 10 Year Mixtape but it’s dope and it’s online now as it’s own separate entity so here it is again:
“The beginning of 2016 marked 10 years of existence for Madera. From three simple products to a full line of parts, we have grown thanks to two things: the people who have supported us and the riders who represent us. So, to celebrate 10 years of American-made BMX parts, 10 years of riding and traveling, and 10 years of great times, we think it’s fitting to showcase the riders who keep us going in a video made for the people who have kept us going. The team, some old and some new, have worked hard for the last 9 months to do what they do best and share it with all of you who have supported us in the past, continue to support us now, or may support us in the future. Check out what makes us tick, what we are proud to share, and what we hope gets you stoked. Thanks for all of your support and here’s to another 10 years!
Filmed and Edited by Grant Castelluzzo
Additional Filming by Mike Hinkens, Dan Foley, Nate Depatger, and Zach Krejmas.
Last week after we interviewed Tony Malouf we had Lahsaan Kobza get in the hot seat for a detailed look into what makes him tick. We learned a lot both from LK as well as our perma-fried co-hosts, Catfish, Reed Stark and Trevvy Sigloch. Enjoy!
I thought we were finished with podcasts for 2016 but this week we’ve got 2 BMX interviews featuring a couple of good friends of mine, Tony Malouf and Lahsaan Kobza. Malouf is up first. We got the scoop on his come up, how he turned pro, what it’s been like transitioning into the team manager role first with BSD and now over at Fit Bikes, the etymology of his last name and much more. Enjoy!
The Japanese BMX scene is relatively small but the riders out there are undeniably awesome. The early 2000s/OG Animal squad influence is strong with these guys and it’s refreshing to see dudes getting creative and using Japan’s unique architechture in creative but simple ways.
“Animal Japan International riders (AKA JapAnimal), Nobuhiro “Pegy” Masuda (@4pegy), and new comers to the squad, Osomatsu Kazuei (@osomatsu_bmx) and Daisuke Shiraishi (@daisuke_hre), have put together this amazing street edit representing the essence of Animal.”
After we interviewed Brandon Begin the other day we immediately turned our sights on the latest ONSOMESHIT recruit, Connor Keating. Connor is a cool ass dude from Detroit who is amazing on a bike. The conversation quickly got off topic and we ended up talking about all kinds of different things for nearly 2 hours, enjoy!
“I spent last winter in Barcelona and got some clips every now and then in between sessions with the boys. The Berlin clips where filmed during several visits to Berlin. Special thanks to Daniel Tünte, Nando Laczko, Jay Roe and Sebi Messerer for filming and Wethepeople, Odyssey(Sport Import) and Nike for the support.”
Brandon did TCU TV a few years back with Stevie Churchill but I figured we should get him on No Jumper to fill in a broader audience on what this kid is all about. Robesman and Catfish joined me and we had a great time and laughed our asses off. Enjoy!
Daniel Tünte just dropped a new banging video part for Mankind. 4 and a half minutes of heavy street clips Barcelona, Zürich, Berlin and Germany filmed by his friend Mo Nussbaumer who has a TCU video dropping on Monday. Enjoy!
Derek Nelson has been killing it on a bike for as long as I can remember but he needs knee surgery so he’s trying to raise money on Gofundme. He also just put out this compilation of his Instagram clips that includes some absolutely fucked up tricks including a legit downside double peg from flat ground! Go give him some money for doing that trick alone.
Lahsaan recently made the move to California and has been coming through and kicking it with us a bunch as you may have noticed but today we’ve got his brand new edit for Casual BMX. Tammy McCarley put this together (and used my man Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill” for the soundtrack) and it’s hitting from beginning to end. Enjoy!
Normally I don’t post my No Jumper vlogs on here but yesterday The Common Crew met up with us and rode some of our local spots and we had a great time. So here you go, enjoy and by all means go grind somebody’s property.