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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Weekend Videos: Jordie Lunn Rough AF, Kendall-Weed’s Telluride off-season & Fairclough’s Deathgrip teaser

Long time freerider & Kali athlete Jordie Lunn has been hard at work sending it deep into the wilderness of Vancouver Island. Fresh lines and sometimes no lines, not many people are out pushing it like Jordie. You really don’t see guys out backflipping long travel bikes in the woods that much. Good thing he’s got a helmet sponsor. “I built all these lines last winter and into this spring. Summer was coming up quick and I wanted to get shooting but couldn’t find anyone available to work with me. So I started going out and riding the lines, just testing mainly, shooting GoPro POV and still angles with my DSLR. The end result was this edit…pretty rough, not the most professional, but some fun lines on Vancouver Island.”

Flip past the jump for more with Jeff Kendall throwing it down in the Colorado mountains, and then a glimpse of Brendan Fairclough and Clay Porter pairing up for Deathgrip to come..

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Long time freerider & Kali athlete Jordie Lunn has been hard at work sending it deep into the wilderness of Vancouver Island. Fresh lines and sometimes no lines, not many people are out pushing it like Jordie. You really don’t see guys out backflipping long travel bikes in the woods that much. Good thing he’s […]

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Video: Thomas Turner packs in adventure & Southern hospitality on the Jamis Renegade

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Don’t let the luscious ginger face coat, “packs”, and well chosen plaid shirt fool you. For the past 10 years, when Thomas Turner shows up at a cyclocross or mountain bike race (XC & Enduro), anywhere in the Southeast, it most often becomes a race for 2nd. If Thomas wasn’t such a friendly and likable guy, most of the folks a step or two down from him would probably wish he would move. That said, Jamis Bikes put together a brilliant video highlighting their factory rider piloting the Jamis Renegade Gravel/Adventure bike and did a darn good job touching on a little bit of the unique culture we get to enjoy down yonder…

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Don’t let the luscious ginger face coat, “packs”, and well chosen plaid shirt fool you. For the past 10 years, when Thomas Turner shows up at a cyclocross or mountain bike race (XC & Enduro), anywhere in the Southeast, it most often becomes a race for 2nd. If Thomas wasn’t such a friendly and likable […]

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Weekend Videos: Laurie Greenland is a smooth operator, Rémi Thirton in La Palma & Erkki Punttila takes Kona wild

For a little fast descending trail inspiration have a watch at Smooth Operator – a recap of Laurie Greenland’s 2016 downhill race season. Finishing 9th overall in the DH World Cup ranking and pulling in a silver medal at the Worlds in Val Di Sole, it is was a pretty solid start for Laurie as his first season in the elite ranks. Check out more trail shredding and backcountry exploration after the jump…

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For a little fast descending trail inspiration have a watch at Smooth Operator – a recap of Laurie Greenland’s 2016 downhill race season. Finishing 9th overall in the DH World Cup ranking and pulling in a silver medal at the Worlds in Val Di Sole, it is was a pretty solid start for Laurie as […]

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Weekend Videos – Bombtrack laying Groundworks, European adventure, Naked Truth of corporate commuting & more…

We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, team riders, and ambassadors, Bombtrack’s Gressoux Groundworks weekend was a good chance for us to sneak in and get some one-on-one time with the people that make the company tick. We rode their no-nonsense bikes on quiet dirt, gravel & paved roads and tried to get a bit lost in the surrounding forests. Take a glimpse of the kind of riding the begets their style of bikes.

Plus, hop past the jump for a look at another video that OSM mashed up for Bombtrack from three of their bigger individual adventure trips from the latter part of this year. Then Two Wheel Gear’s lighthearted locker room founding re-enactment, and Tune staightening your bars…

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We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, […]

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Tour lesser known European mountain roads with Podia Roadventures in 2017

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We first met the man behind Podia a couple of years ago after he moved to Kraków, Poland and started blogging about cycling around Central & Eastern Europe, not far from our Prague office. In fact, I think I first ran into Max in Prague while he was doing some road riding adventure with the folks from Czech bike builder Festka. Well, Podia grew from a blog about riding culture to an online shop for nicely designed cycling kit, and now they’ve expanded once more.

Earlier this year Podia organized their first Roadventure travel trip for cyclists coming from all over Europe to experience the lesser traveled roads of the Tatra mountains on the Polish/Slovak border. That trip apparently was run as a feeler to test the response to an alternative option for fully-supported road touring, and the response was great. So, Podia is coming back in the first half of 2017 with two extended-weekend-long trips to the roads of the Tatras. I’ve spent a good bit of time in those mountains myself, and think they are one of the hidden treasure of Europe. Pricing for the small group trips seems reasonable and their adventure guide itineraries look interesting, so hop past the break and get the full details, plus a video preview…

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We first met the man behind Podia a couple of years ago after he moved to Kraków, Poland and started blogging about cycling around Central & Eastern Europe, not far from our Prague office. In fact, I think I first ran into Max in Prague while he was doing some road riding adventure with the folks from Czech […]

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Catching up with the Trail Boss: Jeff Lenosky takes on National, Gravitron, and Farlow Gap

While we’ve been busy traveling to and from trade shows and events, Jeff Lenosky has continued to clean some of the toughest trails in the country. Trail Boss is a video series that highlights the trails that are still a challenge, no matter how good you are – though Jeff does make most of it look pretty easy. Take National trail on South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ for example. There are sections of this trail that most riders couldn’t clean on their best day, but Jeff shows how it’s done. One challenging bit at a time…

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While we’ve been busy traveling to and from trade shows and events, Jeff Lenosky has continued to clean some of the toughest trails in the country. Trail Boss is a video series that highlights the trails that are still a challenge, no matter how good you are – though Jeff does make most of it […]

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Stair step over the Alps & slide down the other side with 8bar’s crit team

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Just a quick one here as we’ve seen the silly fixed gear antics from the 8bar crew before in their multi-day crossings of the Alps. But this year with their more organized (or at least better kitted out) crit racing team, they drove from their Berlin HQ down to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium at the start of October. The 8bar Team couldn’t resist pulling the van over as the hit the base of the Alps again to pedal up and over the Splügen Pass as they went from Switzerland across to Italy on their way to the Red Hook Criterium Milan 2016. Hop past the break to watch them huff it over the top, then skid precariously down the other side, as well as the official director’s cut from the race itself…

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Just a quick one here as we’ve seen the silly fixed gear antics from the 8bar crew before in their multi-day crossings of the Alps. But this year with their more organized (or at least better kitted out) crit racing team, they drove from their Berlin HQ down to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium […]

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Paul Set N’ Forget thru-axles now available

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Billed as the only American-made indexed internal-cam thru axle, Paul’s Set N’ Forget quick release look like they will make a solid upgrade for anyone looking for an alternative to the crunchy action of plastic external cam levers. They were developed as an alternative to the standard QR levers, initially to satisfy the needs of custom frame builders moving to more thru-axles, but have gotten a positive response from production bike owners who wanted something well-built and with a smoother action. With a 12 position head, they can be easily adjusted to line up where you want then inline with your fork or stays, and Paul offers them in a wide array of sizes to fit many frames and forks…

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Billed as the only American-made indexed internal-cam thru axle, Paul’s Set N’ Forget quick release look like they will make a solid upgrade for anyone looking for an alternative to the crunchy action of plastic external cam levers. They were developed as an alternative to the standard QR levers, initially to satisfy the needs of custom […]

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