Ride BMX Magazine – Summer Edit
Sep08

Ride BMX Magazine – Summer Edit

A few months ago I was lucky enough to scoop up the Canon 5D Mark II. My original intent for the camera was for studio photography because of the high pixel …   ESPN photo contributor Jeremy Pavia recently met up with Fit Bike Co. rider Raul Ruiz in Riverside, Calif., to snap some shots for us of his new whip. Ruiz just built up a new kit from a Fit Benny L. frame. Raul is one of those riders out there who keeps it real and does his own thing regardless of any trends or talk about what is “hot” at the moment. Raul likes to rep hard for the companies he’s down with and that is all there is to it. He abuses his bikes just as equally too and having a solid setup is essential for him. Here are a few questions and some photos of his freshest kit from Fit Bike Co. ESPN: Anything crazy about your set up?Ruiz: Nah, just simple 4 pegs and brakeless.Are you super picky when it comes to riding certain parts, having your bars a certain width or anything like that?Yeah, I am kind of… I’ll fix anything that got tweaked before I go out to ride.What is the oldest part on your bike?Ah, my back wheel.How often do you set up a new kit?Not too often I like having a bike I’m used...

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Tom White — Animal Bikes: “CUTS”
Sep08

Tom White — Animal Bikes: “CUTS”

http://WWW.ANIMALBIKES.COM Tom White’s part from “Cuts”. Video Rating: 5 / 5   TOM WHITE I haven’t ridden with Tom in a while but it’s always a treat when I get the chance. Photographing BMX I get to shoot all kinds of different styles and Tom’s is perfect for stills. It’s always something fast, unique, big, and on street. (Jeff Allen...

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By Oliver Smith — Joe Dodd, riding for Leaf Cycles
Sep04

By Oliver Smith — Joe Dodd, riding for Leaf Cycles

Joe Dodd, an English BMX rider who has recently moved to Australia, takes us on a tour around some of Sydney’s most iconic streets, parks and locations. Joe …   THE STORY ABOUT LEAF “The first jumps we build where some piled bricks with a wooden plate on the top. We used standard touring bikes with three speed hubs these days. All this happened, before bmx came over to Europe”. – Frank Heinrich, owner of leafcycle. Already as a little kid Frank Heinrich got facinated about biking, pulling high speed wheelies, doing powerslides, getting some air over wooden ramps or doing some afternoon races together with friends at the local mx track. Back in the days, they used standard push bikes with three speed torpedo hubs and normal touring tires. There was no internet access or any bmx magazine, were you could stare on any heroes of the sports. So, there was no influence from any side at all. There where only you and a bunch of friends and that personal mission, which was pretty much beating anyone on the private races. Frank saw a little article in a youth magazine about some kids somewhere in the USA, racing on small bikes with off road tires and it did not even take a thousands of a second to realize, from now on he has just one big mission! Saving up the money for a bike like that, as fast as possible. He worked as a paperboy, did some fruitpicking on the rasberry field and saved ever single penny of his pocketmoney to slap exactly 235,- german marks (today roughly 150 US$) on the cash desk of a local bike store, to take out a metallic red BMX 2000 with yellow nylon rims. Well the bike was a piece of junk but this bike was one of the biggest dreams in Franks young life. This investment happened auround 1982, almost at the same time, when a insane bmx boom was pumping all over Europe. Some intense years followed until this boom almost died overnight and all bikes got wiped out of the shops. Suddenly bmx was dead and it was even hard to get spare parts for those little “kids bikes”. Frank still followed his passion, but riding alone wasn´t that much fun, like the years before. There was a rumor about an other offroad wonder. People where talking about strong offroadbikes with gears, you can ride steep uphill. As soon as Frank saw the first “ATB – all terrain bike” today “called mountainbike”, for him it was clear. Time to invest again! The bikes where designed for riding offroad...

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Tyler Dunn Street riding
Aug28

Tyler Dunn Street riding

My first bmx video. Video Rating: 3 / 5

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on action… Prestige Actions .. street riding
Jun11

on action… Prestige Actions .. street riding

A DOWN HILL DISASTER. [bmx] [bmx freestyle] [bmx tricks] [bmx street] [bmx crashes] [b…   Street description: Street riders make use of urban architecture and public spaces to perform tricks. These tricks can be performed on curbs, handrails, stairs, ledges, banks, and others. Styles among street riders vary, as riders often depend upon their own differing urban surroundings. BMX street rose to prominence as an increasingly defined discipline in the late...

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