Sneak Peek: Another Tribute Bikes teaser

11 02 2016

We got the first photo tease of the new Tribute Bikes Prototype cruiser back in April.

They’ve been busy working on and testing the Prototype since then.

Today, Tribute released photos of the latest iteration of their new prototype frame.

Tribute prototype frame fork stemFor now, colors choices are going to be raw or black.

Tribute protype bottom bracketI’m digging this bottom bracket and chain stay junction.

Tribute prototype headtubeHead tube drilled for a Gyro.

Tribute prototype brake staysRemovable brake mounts.

Tribute prototype seat tubeClean welds.

Tribute prototype frames stemsLooks pretty dialed.

Did I mention that the front triangle is entirely Reynolds tubing?

No?

It is.

Nice.

The specs:

  • 74 degree head tube
  • 71 seat tube angle
  • 21.98″ top tube
  • 13″ bottom bracket
  • 14 mm dropouts
  • Removable brake mounts

The back end is designed to fit 2.25-2.30 tire.

And depending on the gearing you choose, you’re looking at a chain stay length of 14 to 14.125″. ( She’s got a tight rear end.)

I’m pretty stoked on this.

Can’t wait to see the final version.





Chance Garrison blitzes park on a 24″

10 02 2016

Chance Garrison absolutely shreds the park in this edit (originally posted in 2014).

The best part?

The majority of the time he’s riding a Sunday Wave C!

Chance Garrison park blitz Sunday Wave C

He seems pretty hyped on 24″ riding too.

In the video description, he writes:

New park mix with lots of Sunday Model C riding! If you’ve never ridden one of the 24″ beasts you should try to get your hands on one!

Sounds like Chance is down with the big wheels!

 





Remembering Dave Mirra

5 02 2016

I’m still coming to terms with the news that Dave Mirra is gone.

When I saw the news (a friend had posted a news story) I didn’t want to click the link because I didn’t want to believe it was true.

But it was true.

And as more and more people heard the news, the internet lit up with pictures and stories detailing the impact that Dave had made on so many lives.

A number of people have said it felt like a punch to the gut to hear the news…it sure felt that way to me.

After watching his BMX career, from a kid with exceptional bike skills to X-Games superstar, it’s hard to fathom that he’s gone now far too early.

Seeing all the pictures and video on social media felt bittersweet. Remembering all the amazing things in his career, where we were when it happened and the times when we crossed paths.

For me, it took me back to the ’94 BS Finals (the Hoffman contests that predated the X-Games). I had road tripped there with friends and it was one of those BMX contests where all the big names were going off.

Dave Mirra was no exception.

As BMX Plus put it:

By watching Dave ride in practice, you could tell that there was no way he was going to let anyone beat him. Mirra lofted huge transfers, pulled a flip twist, went for a tailwhip flip, carved a tailwhip air about seven feet up and 5 feet across between two street ramps and wasted two wheels on his way to first place. (BMX Plus, March 1995)

I was snapping photos for the zine I did at the time and managed to capture Dave Mirra during the run that won him first place.

At one point in that run, something went wrong with his bike.

Not missing a beat, he grabbed Todd Lyon‘s bike (his then team-mate) and proceeded to uncork a huge flair/flip twist.

Dave Mirra Mob Zine

The fact that Lyons’ bike was set up like a stretched out race bike (notice the caged pedals in the pic) vs. Mirra’s freestyle setup just served to up the difficulty factor.

Seeing that moment (at about 0:12) in the video above brought that moment back in vivid clarity.

He would go on to become one of the most dominant athletes in X-Games history but as many of the stories that have been shared show, he still made time for the kids that looked up to him.

As Chris Doyle wrote yesterday in touching Facebook post:

He was larger than life and he still took the time to say a few words to an overwhelmed kid who had nothing to offer. It meant the world to me and I will never forget that day.

As I work through all the emotions of this difficult situation, I’m trying to remember the adage that we don’t honor him in mourning his death but in celebrating his life.

Still it is hard.

We will all miss Dave Mirra.

Rest in Peace Dave.

Dave Mirra cruiser surfer





Bunky Dunn’s Wave C gets a fresh look

4 02 2016

I’ve checked out a few of Bunky Dunn‘s bike check/setup posts in the past and they’ve always got my attention.

Today, I caught this one will surfing through a thread at BMX Museum.

And like in the past, this one caught my attention…because it’s not every day that you come across a Green Sunday Wave C.

Bunky Dunn Wave_C_Green

Definitely a cool looking green machine.

It’s no stranger to the streets…and rails…either.

Check out this clip for proof.

Radness.

Bunky Dunn rail cropped

 





Getting in the game with Lukas Spies

2 02 2016

Excuses are like…well, you know the expression…everyone’s got one.

You hear them from people on the fence about getting into — or back into — riding.

“I’m too old”

“It’s too dangerous”

“I can’t afford it”

“I’m out of shape”

You’ve heard them all before.

I’m going to go out on a limb here (not really) and say that Lukas Spies has never even whispered one of these excuses.

In this video, Lukas, who just happens to be an above-the-knee amputee, orders himself an entry-level DK (sadly, a model no longer available) to show how anybody can “get in the game.”

He then goes on to demonstrate how this is done…with just a few bucks, some elbow grease and the willingness to go for it in the local skatepark.

Lukas Spies air

If Lukas Spies can find a way to overcome the excuses to get in the game…what’s holding you back?





Just another Moody Monday

25 01 2016

Joseph Moody’s a rad dude with a great attitude.

That being said, he’s had a tough go with medical issues over the years.

Now he’s dealing with the treatment and bills that go along with the extremely rare condition he’s just been diagnosed with. (You can read more about it here.)

He could really use your support and has a gofundme page set up to take donations .

Please help him out if you can.





Sneak Peek: 2016 DK Cygnus cruiser

21 01 2016

Ever since we got the first look at DK’s 2016 race cruisers, we’ve been waiting anxiously to get a peek at the more “freestyle-y” Cygnus cruiser.

Well, the wait is over.

The 24″ Cygnus comes in two color ways: Red/Black and Black/Gold.

What’s new this year?

The Cygnus gets an upgrade in the handlebars department.

Translation: bigger bars!

Sporting a healthy 8.25″ rise and 28″ width….these bars reflect how most folks are setting up their new school 24s these days.

Other spec is pretty much the same as previous years with the exception of the new parts brand, Wise, getting the nod for things like rims, brakes, stem, cranks, etc.

Back to the colorways

The Black/Red color way is very cool…a black fade to a dark red (You might call it “burgundy-ish“.)

Copyright DK Bicycles 2015

Copyright DK Bicycles 2015

The Black/Gold colorway is also very cool. If you appreciate that old school vibe you’re really going to dig the gold rims (and bars) on this version.

Copyright DK Bicycles 2015

Copyright DK Bicycles 2015

If these pictures have piqued your interest, go start bugging your DK dealer now. These should be dropping at the tail end of February.








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