Must Watch: Bas Keep’s death defying wall rides

“When you wear hi-viz jackets, people just don’t really even, look at you.” Words to live by if you need to blend in to do some, uh, filming. Everywhere you look in the city, you’ll see them – walls. Most of the time they go by relatively unnoticed, unless you have the ability to see lines where others don’t. Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep is a madman on a BMX bike, and in his latest project (which actually went down in 2015) he searches out some of the most insane wall rides imaginable with the help of his friends, some massive ramps, and some hi-viz jackets…

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“When you wear hi-viz jackets, people just don’t really even, look at you.” Words to live by if you need to blend in to do some, uh, filming. Everywhere you look in the city, you’ll see them – walls. Most of the time they go by relatively unnoticed, unless you have the ability to see lines […]

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SE Bikes OM-Duro, the 27.5+ love child of a BMX cruiser & a mountain bike

It kinda looks like a regular BMX cruiser at first glance, ’til you realize those aren’t 24″ wheels, but in fact are scaled up to 27.5+. The OM-Duro is the latest in SE Bikes’ retro line-up, aiming to bring the fun of railing a BMX bike to the big mountain by way of big plush 3″ tires. Developed as a sort of celebration of 40 years of SE, it takes cues from their classic OM Flyer cruiser but throws in a set of disc brakes and a 1x drivetrain on top of fat tires to build out an affordable, fun enduro trail hardtail. Get a closer look at the bike, plus video of its designer tossing it into the air across the gap…

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It kinda looks like a regular BMX cruiser at first glance, ’til you realize those aren’t 24″ wheels, but in fact are scaled up to 27.5+. The OM-Duro is the latest in SE Bikes’ retro line-up, aiming to bring the fun of railing a BMX bike to the big mountain by way of big plush 3″ […]

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SE Bikes celebrates BMX Day in LA with about 400 friends

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I grew up riding BMX in the urban jungle and I’ve been out for a few big street jams, but we never rolled 400 strong! My town never officially recognized BMX as much more than a nuisance, but as of 2010 Los Angeles County has held an annual BMX Day to honor the sport’s 40th anniversary.

It all began on November 14th, 1970 when SE Bikes’ founder Scott Breithaupt hosted the first competitive BMX race in Long Beach, California. Check out SE’s video for coverage of the ride and keep your eyes out for a few pro riders, weird custom bikes, tons of blinker lights and some gentle brushes with the law…

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I grew up riding BMX in the urban jungle and I’ve been out for a few big street jams, but we never rolled 400 strong! My town never officially recognized BMX as much more than a nuisance, but as of 2010 Los Angeles County has held an annual BMX Day to honor the sport’s 40th […]

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HT launches D1 flat/clipless pedal, enhances pedal durability with new EVO+ bearing system, more

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Can’t decide between clips and flats? Whatever your reasoning, if you’re looking for a bit of both worlds, HT’s new D1 might bet he answer. Essentially a single sided X2 DH clipless pedal, the D1 adds a studded flat side to let you choose the appropriate footwear. The pedal also benefits from HT’s new EVO+ bearing system which can be found on all of their pedals for durable, long lasting pedaling performance…

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Can’t decide between clips and flats? Whatever your reasoning, if you’re looking for a bit of both worlds, HT’s new D1 might bet he answer. Essentially a single sided X2 DH clipless pedal, the D1 adds a studded flat side to let you choose the appropriate footwear. The pedal also benefits from HT’s new EVO+ […]

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Truth BMX crafts a carbon version of their Main Event frame

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As a sport BMX isn’t that old, so if you’ve been in it since 1984 you’ve pretty much seen it all go from checkered Vans and mouth guards to featherweight carbon bikes and huge, high speed race tracks. Eric and Tony Spear have been in the BMX scene since those early days starting out as racers, then opening a bike shop, and finally producing a brand of their own.

Based in Mechanicsville, Md. Truth BMX offers a full line of frames and components and aims to provide riders with quality products at fair prices. While their Main Event frame was already available in both chromoly and aluminum, a new carbon fiber version has just been announced after a year of testing and development…
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As a sport BMX isn’t that old, so if you’ve been in it since 1984 you’ve pretty much seen it all go from checkered Vans and mouth guards to featherweight carbon bikes and huge, high speed race tracks. Eric and Tony Spear have been in the BMX scene since those early days starting out as […]

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IB16: The hits can keep on coming with multi impact Kali MacDuff helmet

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Matt MacDuff is up and walking – and showing off his new signature helmet.

Your bicycle helmet is an incredible piece of engineering. These days helmets are lighter, stronger, and getting safer all the time. But they have one big drawback. The majority of bicycle helmets are single impact. That means as soon as you take a hit to the helmet you should throw away the helmet and get a new one.

While the possibility of a multi impact helmet is very appealing, there are a number of hurdles in the way. But as materials improve, so do the chances of multi impact helmets becoming main stream. For now, they are somewhat limited, but Kali is taking full advantage of the technology for the new MacDuff dirt jump and BMX helmet…

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Your bicycle helmet is an incredible piece of engineering. These days helmets are lighter, stronger, and getting safer all the time. But they have one big drawback. The majority of bicycle helmets are single impact. That means as soon as you take a hit to the helmet you should throw away the helmet and get a […]

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BMXer Daniel Dhers riding his own Bolivian salt ramps with Red Bull

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And the catch, besides the unique location and the elevation, was that the entire ramp setup would be constructed out of the salt that makes up the Salar de Uyuni flats. Jump across the gap with us to take a closer look, ogle some cool footage, and get a little more of the backstory…

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And […]

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PC16: GT Bikes part 2 – budget full suspension, Helion 9R and GTw, Grade Tiagra, and GT Performer 26!

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2016 might be the year of the hardtail for GT Bikes, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing a few other new bikes as well. Similar to the hardtails, a few GT full suspension bikes see improved specs while keeping the pricing fairly low. You’ll also find a 29″ version of he Helion, and even a 26″ GT Performer!

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2016 might be the year of the hardtail for GT Bikes, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing a few other new bikes as well. Similar to the hardtails, a few GT full suspension bikes see improved specs while keeping the pricing fairly low. You’ll also find a 29″ version of he Helion, and even […]

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Fix Manufacturing creates compact wearable multi-tools for urban riders, skaters and snowboarders

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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are designed specifically for action sports enthusiasts, with three different models intended for snowboarders, skateboarders, and bike riders.

As long as you wear pants or shorts while you skate, snowboard or ride you can conveniently carry a few key tools without adding extra bulk to your kit. Of course most cyclists don’t wear belts while pedalling, so the bike tool isn’t intended for trail or road riders covering long distances, but rather dirt jumpers/street riders/BMXers who usually ride in casual clothes. However, if you like the design and functions you can always buy the tool without the belt…
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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are […]

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