I had grand plans of posting this look back at 2009 on new year’s day..but a bunch of friends were heading down to Joyride 150 for a session so I opted to go riding instead. I figured you would understand.
What happened in 2009?
Let’s take a look at 10 things that made an impact on the 24″ BMX scene in 2009…
10. More choice, more parts Not only are more 24s available, more companies are stepping up with more parts like wheels, tires, etc. Being able to get decent-sized handlebars is nice too.
9. Custom frames Want to have a frame made to order? Companies like FBM and S&M made things easier and more affordable than ever this year
8. Back to the future Old school Pros showed that they still got it…look no further than icons Stu Thomsen and Greg Hill
7. Bike shops Even in era when online retailers seem to dominate, a well-stocked shop with knowledgeable owners and staff is something that just can’t be beat. If you have one nearby, consider yourself lucky.
6. Racing I started racing again in winter 08/09 (after giving it up as teenager) and I was surprised at how much fun I had. Tracks are a lot better now than back in the day and the scene more chill.
5. UK bike mags It seems like all the best mags are coming out of the UK now. The fact that Fastlane runs cruiser bike checks is pretty cool too.
4. Video parts 2009 saw 24’s showing up more often in videos
3. Age is just a number Riders in their 40s are kicking ass on their 24s
2. Anything a 20″ can do… Today’s 24s can handle it all… it doesn’t matter if it’s the trails, track, park or flatland…a 24 can take care of business.
1. The Sunday Model-C This bike was everywhere this year…from the updated 24″ geometry to riders on Model-Cs taking things to the next level…Sunday shook things up in a big way this year.
What does 2010 have in store? I can’t wait to find out…