Gary Young’s signature grips from Odyssey got a revamp this year and the man himself gives you the rundown on the revisions and a couple minutes of new footage to go along with them. Gary rips on all-terrain in this, but if you really want to see the hammers drop, have another look at his ridiculous all-street video from earlier this year.
If you want to give your dark colored shirts a new life and a unique look, take some tips from Mike Brennan on how to give them a dialed bleach dye job. Head over to colonybmx.com.au to get the step by step.
The Subrosa crew kept true to the tour’s name and put on one hell of a party at the Cranx Bike Park last month. Hoang Tran, Mark Mulville and Lahsaan Kobza made it up to the Northeast to ride and chill with all the locals and you could tell the good energy and positive vibes were in full effect. Not to mention that Cranx is a fucking sick park and this will definitely have some of you making the howevermanyhour drive to Syracuse to ride it soon.
They also announced the 5th and 6th stops of The Park Party Tour today:
Ever have a really good session at the trails, hop in a helicopter and land it on a glacier? Yeah? Well, did you do a front flip out of the helicopter and then spear a bunch of fish later that day? Didn’t think so. Tag along with Hucker and Anthony Napolitan having the best day ever in New Zealand.
Go inside the FBM warehouse where real bike riders Finger Blast Metal to Fabricate, Build and Manufacture high quality Freestyle Moto Bikes. This definitely a dialed behind the scenes look at one Fucking Badass Machineshop. These Friendly Bicycle Manufacturers are also celebrating their 21st birthday this year, so stay tuned for word on a Festival of Motherfucking Brotherhood coming this summer!
#VanCrushMonday was yesterday and we’re still a couple days away from #ThrowbackThursday, but this bonus section from the Little Devil collectors edition DVD is still a nice mid-week reminder of what a bunch of badasses the LD alums are. If you never saw this on DVD, check out Matt Beringer, Kris Bennett, Van Homan, John Heaton, and Alistair Whitton galavanting around France in search of dirt jumps, vintage cement and ridiculous street spots. I’ll spare you another hundred words on how much I miss this era of BMX, but damn….
Forget X Games, forget Simple Session, forget Mike Spinner’s backyard hotdog festival, this is what a real BMX contest looks like! The Baco jam at Area 51 in Appleton, Wisconsin in 2000 saw some of the most insane progression of the time from guys like Dave Freimuth, Brian Vowell, Ruben and younger versions of Brian Kachinsky and Mike Ardelean while the drunken antics raged on in the parking lot, the judges booth and into the afterparty.
Along with this classic section being uploaded today, we got word that Baco is throwing another A Go-Go jam. While you might not be able to pass a Mad Dog 20/20 to Luc-E, get your sleeves ripped off by Dave Osato or break bottles over your head with Lou Bickle this year, it’s still pretty much guaranteed to be good time!
Damn, Ben Hennon and Kevin Kalkoff rip the shit out of the new bowl at Ramp Riders Club in Copenhagen, Denmark. They only spent two days riding this place, but it obviously didn’t take long to get some wild lines dialed in. This is sick and Kevin’s ender is nothing short of ridiculous.
Houston area rider Andrew Manelis shreds his local park to raise some awareness for the nation’s largest skatepark not allowing bikes. Even if you don’t watch this video, please take the time to sign the petition to get bikes into this amazing new skatepark. Thank you!
Tag along with Trey Jones for an average day in the life in Longwood, Florida. From hitting skateparks to riding his palatial backyard ramp (complete with redneck swimming pool), Trey and the boys have themselves a good ol’ time, Florida-style. If you want to see more antics from Bongwood, have another look at the Crack Dad promo that dropped last week.
There you have it, MacNeil‘s upcoming DVD has a name and the trailer for it is dropping Monday exclusively here on TCU.
“The trailer for our upcoming team video, ‘Any Means Necessary,’ is set to drop this Monday, April 14, on The Come Up. Expect to see clips for everyone on the team including Dillon Lloyd, Greg Flag, Sam Lowe, Chris Silva, Chijioke Okafo, Greg Henry, Jaumell Campbell, Jack Leonard, Adam Piatek, John Manaras, Justin Hughes, Nathan Hines, George Bolter, Alexi Barau, Amos Franke, and Fabian Dulong. Get stoked!”
After just shy of a year with the team on his back, DeMarcus Paul announced today that he’s decided to part ways with Freed Bikes. One look at all the stuff he’s put out in the past year or so and its not surprising that another opportunity has presented itself. Until we find out what that might be, have another look at his welcome to the team edit from last summer. Here’s what Demarcus had to say:
If you’ve got a keen eye for Profile‘s many varieties of crank arms, they’re running a contest that could score you one of their new Saber sprockets. Head over to profileracing.com to get a look at the cranks/sprockets of 11 of their team riders and if you can correctly identify all of them, you’re entered to win!
Colony‘s added another rider to their expanding American team which now consists of Mike Brennan, Jordan Barba, Justin Care, Chris Bracamonte and Bobbie Altiser. You can get a look at Nathan Sykes’ 2014 Teddy build and a few more photos by Matt Cordova over on the Colony site. Here’s what they had to say:
“We’re very stoked to announce a new comer to the team with Nathan Sykes who has just moved to California in recent months abut already finding himself very much at home. Be on the look out for plenty more from Nathan & his awesome style to come. Welcome to the team mate, it’s great to have you a part of it all now. Good times ahead no doubt.”
While you wait for the next full length AM:PM video (coming this fall), check out Joey Piazza exploring some Neglected Neighborhoods around NYC. You already know Joey’s got spots and knows how to use em.
After trading in his Jamesons for Chukkas to start off 2014, I think we all knew Brian Kachinsky’s welcome to Vans edit was going to be off the fucking wall. Half good human and half merciless rail slayer, BK absolutely kills it with his signature mix of raw peggery and straight up burliness. So good!
For your daily dose of HELL YEAH, get your roll on with FBM’s Kenny Horton, Zach Rogers and Phil Jones as they venture through the streets of Baton Rouge, New Orleans and dodge some weather with a day in Charlotte. No ledge or velodrome went unridden and all three dudes come through with more than a few wild clips. Good things, very good things, sweet things, indeed.
If you follow @JacquelineNix on Instagram, you’d probably follow her into a house fire, so checking out her latest video shouldn’t take much convincing. I’ve never wanted to be a bike part before, but after watching this, living the rest of my days as a leopard print Bone Deth seat doesn’t seem like it’d be too bad.
There’s an elite club of legit rider/filmers that are complete beasts on both sides of the lens and Rich Forne is most definitely a card-carrying member of that club. If you’re wondering why we haven’t seen a follow up to arguably the best web video of 2012, its no secret that Rich Forne the filmer has kept himself pretty busy, producing videos for guys like Alex Donnachie, Bruno Hoffman, Dan Lacey, Brad Simms and more. But today, its Rich Forne the rider’s time to shine again and shine he does in his first full edit for Subrosa. Let’s hope Rich the filmer gives himself more days off every once in awhile, because I don’t know if we can wait another 600+ days to see more of this!
Talk about First Try Friday, Dale “The Drop” Armstrong hopped aboard WeThePeople‘s new Trust complete bike and layed down a quick line, almost getting taken out by a car in the process. Head over to wethepeople.de to get a look at the other color way and a full rundown of all the parts on this super nice complete.
Ronnie Napolitan, Brandon Dosch and filmer Terrel Gordy made the most of a trip to Cleveland, getting sessions in at Akron, Chenga and Ray’s. They ripped all three parks, put on clinics with some of the locals and it all came together nicely from behind the lens. Be sure to watch this one fullscreen or on your AppleTV to take in the extra wide aspect ratio.
This morning Jeff Kocsis ironically posted his welcome to MacNeil ad along with the news that he’s decided to move on from the team. He thanked them for two and a half years of support and included “to be continued…”, so we might get word of his new deal soon. I know I wasn’t the only one looking forward to a Lil Jeff part in the new MacNeil DVD, so hopefully any footage he stacked will eventually surface somehow. Until then, check out his last edit for them from last spring.
If you missed FBM’s Lost Bowl jam last year, don’t make the same mistake twice! They’re putting it on again a couple weekends from now, so if you’re within a few hours drive definitely try to make it out. You’re pretty much guaranteed a good time, just check out the edit from last year:
No digital cameras or Insta filters here, the new Ride cover shot is a real deal 6×6 film transparency shot and hand-burned by Keith Mulligan. Head over to Defgrip to read up on how he shot and eventually put a lighter to this photo of Dirt Ron. In an age when you can snap, filter and post a photo of your buddy before he even rolls away from something, I’m stoked that processes like this haven’t died.
While out in Long Beach on the last official filming trip, Stew Johnson, Jared Swafford, Shawn Mac and Matt Nordstrom give us the inside scoop on the new Fit DVD. We find out just how long they’ve been filming, where they’ve been, whose parts they’re most looking forward to and much more. July/August can’t come soon enough!