Somebody on Twitter suggested we re-up this on account of Lil Boosie’s release from jail. That kinda makes sense to me. People always ask me what happened to the gorilla suit. The truth is that one time a girl tried it on and then she got a staph infection in her ass the next day, so we threw it away. I am interested in purchasing a bear costume so that we can one up this video, if anyone knows of any good bear suits that someone is giving away let me know.
Today we’re premiering this video that Miles Rogoish put together out in Tulsa featuring Dravin Groove, Justin Coble and Alex Vazquez. Miles is one of the best filmers out and it’s cool to see footage from Alex for the first time in a while. After that check out Miles’ other most recent TCU exclusive:
Once again Igor from Russia’s premiere BMX site, Inside BMX has put together a list of the top 10 video parts of 2013. He’s included Ukranian riders as well since their scenes overlap quite a bit (to say the least). I’ll let Igor take over now, I’ve tweaked some of his writing just a little bit but all the sentiment is his:
In 2013 our boys rode and filmed at a very high level. There were some problems with choosing videos for this list, like always, but we have arrived at a decision by consensus. Some guys were in the list of best edits in last year, but there are some new names for you. This isn’t in any particular order so don’t worry about the rankings. Continue reading →
Here’s the cover of the new issue of 2020. Their words:
“A one off mag back in 1998 has continued to roll out of the collective heads of so many talented people and off the printing press 50 times. I’m quietly amazed, definitely very proud and seriously stoked to have been able to put so much back into something that has given me so much over the years.
Looking back through the issues brings back so many memories. The stories, the photos, the mess ups, the events and the amazing times, they all make up what 2020 was, is and will be. I’ve always wanted to showcase just how good the crew in this country are at riding bike’s, shooting photos and expressing themselves off the bike in all sorts of wild ways.
This issue takes a retrospective look at where we’ve come from alongside some amazing content from all around this crazy country. From the high country’s full pipe to the deep end of many an abandoned pool and the streets of Melbourne. The travels don’t stop there with a loose crew hitting up Japan and we catch up with Coco Zurita while he was on our shores. Blazing on the cover and in the company of some of the best riders Australia has ever produced, Benn Pigot going large on the hallowed transitions of Five Dock.
I’m so stoked to have been able to take this journey and create something I can look back on and feel real pride in doing. When so many told me it couldn’t be done, making it to 50 is one way of proving many wrong, but more-so proving that when we have a dream, not much can stand in the way. Dream big, work out how to make it happen and do it. Simple really.
Available Australia wide in print on March 7th and digitally through the 2020 IOS app the same day.”
Earlier today a few people reached out telling us that Ten Pack, one of Canada’s biggest BMX distributors is closing it’s doors, although they will continue to focus on their in house brand, Macneil. Here’s a statement:
“It’s true, after 15+ years of bring the best brands in BMX to Canada, Ten Pack Distribution is closing. We’d like to thank all of those riders and shops that have supported us over the years and hope that they will continue to support us with MacNeil Bikes going forward as that is going to be our sole focus.
It’s been a wild time and were super grateful to all of our staff past and present for helping with all of the side projects like Merto Jam, Elevation and Chase magazine. All of these seemingly crazy things that Jay thought up have made for an crazy memorable decade and a half.
Darcy and Jamie”
This leaves over 20 brands without a distributor in Canada including Federal, Fiend, Kink and Animal. More news to come over the next few weeks regarding that, I’m sure.
The most interesting moment in this video is when Harry tells Kyle to do a Dakota Roche style bunnyhop over a gate and then he sprocket cases. Besides that, lots of backflips and footjams and barspins and things of that nature.
This year Monster is putting on street jams in major cities all over the world. The first was held in Cape Town, South Africa. The Monster team Ben Lewis and Ed Zunda killed it as did Paul Ryan and the locals. I didn’t get a ton of footage but I put this together anyway just to give you an idea of what it was like. Hit up the Street Series site for more information on the next jam going down in Barcelona on March 30th.
Here at The Come Up we’re all about getting you the hottest new content, first. That’s why as soon as Simple Session 2014 ended we ran back to the hotel room and got started right away on our video coverage. After a furious week of hard work behind the boards Charlie Crumlish finished his video from the event which I think we can all agree is the first as well as the only video that will be released from Simple Session 2014.
Congratulations Drone Bezanson. Shout out to Charlie Crum for the timely delivery.
Cult had the premiere for their new DVD “$mall Talk” yesterday and TCU was in the building. We came with Stevie Churchill and Brandon Begin but we also got a clip or two of Dakota Roche, Grant Germain, Ty Morrow and lots of the talented locals. $mall Talk is in stores now (including the TCU web store) and it’s awesome. It features full sections from the entire Cult am squad including Timmy Theus, Andrew Castaneda, Josh Alderete, Steven Mack, Luke Santucci, Grant Germain, Joe Molina, Floyd, Cody Levesque and Iz Pulido.
While you’re waiting for $mall Talk to show up in your mailbox, watch Dakota’s amazing new web video again:
Based on this video and the fact that Travis totally schools him in it, you might be fooled into thinking that Julian isn’t that good, so watch this video afterwards to see a better representation of both of their riding.
We’ll be back with our normally scheduled YouTube premieres next week.
Just days after WTP’s Tripping North video, Brandon Begin announces that he is no longer riding for them. I believe he will have some news for you in a couple days/weeks depending on how long he can keep a secret.
just wanna say that im no longer riding for @wethepeoplebmx , thanks for everything but its time to turn the page
JC Pieri hit me up at Simple Session about this festival he’s putting together in the South Of France. It’s in 3 months but I figured we should get the word out way in advance in case anyone wants to make the trip. Check out the info below:
“The WATSA Festival is an international BMX contest and also a MUSIC Festival.
23-24-25 MAY 2014 in the famous BOWL of MARSEILLE (south of France)
FREE entrance with a big village with bar, partners and parties all day long
Come, meet & ride with the WORLD BEST RIDERS !
Amateur & Pro contest
Save the dates and don’t miss it !
Contacts for Sponsors – Riders – Visitors
JC Pieri “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Benjamin AGUAD “email@example.com”
In honor of our favorite international contest of the year, we did a small run of OSS x Simple Session shirts, hats and hoodies this year. Most of the stuff is going to be sold at the contest in our booth but we’ve put a few of each item in the TCU web store so click here to check it out or click through and view all of the new stuff after the jump. Continue reading →
Here’s the third official TCU Game Of Bike. I filmed this one while we were in South Africa. It was hot. Ridiculously hot. England’s very own Ben Lewis squared off with Latvia’s Ed Zunda for this scorched battle to the death. Catfish officiated poorly. Jay Bean broke the 4th wall. Enjoy and check out yesterday’s video featuring Travis Hughes and Denim Cox here.
Oh also shout out to The Street Series for the whole trip to Africa, we’ll be posting more content from the trip over the course of the week.
Throughout the course of Simple Session we will no doubt see tons of tricks that have never before been performed. But for our Simple Session commercial we decided to stick with what we know best; riding around in traffic. We cruised around Downtown LA for an afternoon near the OSS store with Stevie Churchill and Brandon Begin and John Hicks captured it.
For our second official TCU Game Of BIKE we had John Hicks go film young gunners Travis Hughes and Denim Cox both of the illustrious Common Crew. This was the same day that they filmed their Instagram Slam and if you desire to see more footage of Travis check out his recent web video again:
Got a half hour to spare? Please do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with Good Day Bad Day, an awesome DVD that Dustin Arp released last year featuring himself and all of his friends. I’ll let his description explain the rest, but trust me this is worth your time.
“So GOOD DAY BAD DAY is a full DVD filmed mainly in and round the Denver area but clips also filmed in Arizona, New Mexico, south Dakota, and Barcelona. Filmed from 2012-2013.
Directed And Produced by: Dustin Arp
Filmed by: Dustin Arp, Anton Zamora, Justin Benthien, and Jacob Lowe
Riders: Adrian Vigil, Anton Zamora, Jacob Lowe, Derek Dial, John Able, Mike Meister, Ted Van Orman, Joe Poisson, Dustin Arp, Collin Post, Sam Bussell, Evan Johnson, David Fruend, Justin Benthien, Joe Robinson, Billie Fox, Gavin Malcolm, Derek Cano, Clay Johnson, Robbie Owen, Paul Smith, Andrew Waytashek, Johnny Atencio, Brad Simms, Dan Peterson, Mario Carrasco, Dan Nielson, Cory Wiergowski, Josh Dunn, and Tremaine Stewart”
Here’s Tom Villarreal’s latest edit courtesy of Nate Richter and Quintin:
“Ever since making the move out to Cali, Tom Villarreal has been on a mission to destroy every spot with insane tricks and good vibes. Not only does he make bike riding look effortless and fun, he also has one of the most positive and down to earth personalities in bmx. We are very excited to welcome him to the Quintin Co team for 2014.
Some shoddy BMX journalists have been reporting that Chase Dehart, Russ Barone and Trey Jones are off Fox however we have confirmed that Dehart and Russ are still on and only Trey has been released from his contract.
Lahsaan and I have discussed doing a TCU edit here and there over the past few years but we finally made it happen. LK has been living out in Phoenix and filming with Greg Moliterno and you can tell by watching this that he’s been putting in work. Watch this and then follow Lahsaan on Instagram.
Redline dropped a large percentage of their team recently and as a result, Glenn Salyers found himself sponsorless. He got to talking with Standard Bikes and is now riding for them. The Winter has been particularly brutal this year but he’s been riding The Kitchen skatepark a lot and managed to put this edit together.
Is this the most creative bike rider on Earth? Forgive the Upworthy-esque YouTube friendly title and witness Tate Roskelley. Tate’s got just about the most original perspective on BMX you can imagine. I think years ago when Jim C said “I just want to see what’s possible”, Tate took his words at face value and made that his mantra. His riding is less about making a statement and more about asking questions. What is a bike trick? What is a street spot? The answers aren’t always pretty (I’m sure he isn’t going to start riding around with his stem bolts loose full time) but they’re always interesting and Tate is always having fun.
Thanks so much to Elf for filming this, you are a god amongst men.
Also shout out to Tate’s sponsor Volume for helping make this happen. Follow Tate on Instagram to keep up on his madness.
We figured now would be a good time to re-up our newest advertiser Sunday‘s complete bike video from last year featuring Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Alex Magallan and Chris Childs:
“Every year, we make a video featuring our team riders on our complete bikes to show how similar these bikes are to their personal bikes. The geometry is the same between the completes and the team’s personal bikes. Our goal is to make our complete bikes as similar as possible to the team’s bikes, so you can learn as easy as possible. Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Alex Magallan and Chris Childs are featured shredding the bikes in this video. Again, these aren’t the rider’s personal bikes just the same bike you can buy at your local Sunday dealer.
The 2014 Sunday Complete Bikes featured in the video are the Gary Young EX, Aaron Ross PRO, Garrett Reeves AM Plus, Broadcaster, Alex Magallan EX, AM Plus and Soundwave Special.
For more 2014 Sunday Complete Bike details follow this link sundaybikes.com/bikes/
Find a dealer near you at this below sundaybikes.com/dealers/“