Friday free for all

28 01 2011

Over the last couple of days, there was a pretty much something for everyone in the world of 24″ BMX.

It didn’t really matter what you were into.

If you’re looking for the perfect wave

Sunday announced that the widely anticipated Wave-C frame would be available in the second week of February. If you’ve already checked out the sneak peek, you know this frame is the real deal.

Jim C inverted table aboard the Wave-C (Jake Seeley photo)

If you’re into S&M

Jon Faure posted his build of Prototype #2 of the S&M 24″ Dirt Bike on

S&M 24" Dirt Bike Prototype #2

If you’re into getting a leg up on the competition

SE Bikes posted this pic demonstrating the effect of the SoCal Flyer on leg power.

SE SoCal Flyer has got legs


Who’s that at Walnut Creek?

27 01 2011

Bobby Parker knows I love a good tabletop photo.

That’s why I was so stoked to see this in my in-box the other day.

While he may be partially hidden behind the tree leaves, nothing obscures the radness of the table.

Bobby Parker table at Walnut Creek, Texas

Bonus info: It’s Bobby’s birthday today!

More inside dirt on the 24″ S&M Dirt Bike

25 01 2011

Jon Faure’s been busy testing the 24″ S&M Dirt Bike prototype out on the trails and, more recently, in Las Vegas at their bike-friendly parks.

Jon Faure sampling all types of terrain on the 24" Dirt Bike

Jon seems to be loving the bike and his comfort level with the bike really shows (just check the picture above for evidence).

He’s also just put up a post on with some updates on how the testing is going.

It looks like:

  • some tweaks are being made to the existing prototype (proto #2 is on the way),
  • new bars to go with the frame are being developed
  • Updated 24″ Pitchforks might be in the works.

Have to say, this looks very promising!

The right stickers make all the difference...

The dirt so far:

24″ Dirt Bike testing goes flat out

24″ Dirt Bike action shots

The dirt on the new 24″ S&M Dirt Bike

S&M Dirt Bike grows up

Wayne Keller gets whiplash while riding

20 01 2011

Just when I start thinking that it’s been far too long since we checked out some 24″ flatland, Wayne Keller goes ahead and posted this cool whiplash sequence.

Kinda looks like something that would’ve run in Freestylin’ magazine back in the day. (Especially with that Sanford and Son pic in the middle.)


Wayne has a lot of stuff on the go, everything from creating custom parts to perfecting his tables, so be sure to check out his blog, to learn more about his other projects.

24″ Dirt Bike testing goes flat out

19 01 2011

Looks like S&M is going flat out with its 24″ Dirt Bike prototype testing.

That’s right.

S&M Bikes owner, Chris Moeller is taking a hands-on (and foot off) approach to get the 24″ Dirt Bike just right.

He’s bringing his years of experience to the table….

OK, enough with the puns.

I just wanted an excuse to run this pic of Moeller’s rad one-footed flattie on Jon Faure’s test bike.

Moeller making sure the Dirt Bike lives up to its name

For more pics from the session, check out’s Old Guys Who Ride section.

And for more details on the S&M 24″ Dirt Bike, check out S&M Dirt Bike grows up and The dirt on the new 24″ S&M Dirt Bike .

All in the family: the Shipp stable of bikes

13 01 2011

After checking out Cruiser Revolution for a while, Andy Shipp made the decision a few months ago to get his first cruiser. He went with a 2011 Mirraco 20forty.  Full chromoly construction was a big selling point and it was well spec’d for the price.

His wife ended up liking his new 24 so much, she bought a DK Cygnus cruiser for herself!  (Andy and his wife have two young sons…wonder if they’re going to be able to keep up to Mom and Dad?)

However, after riding the Mirraco for a short while, Andy decided that he needed to make a change.

He realized he would be happier on a frame with new school geometry, one  that was more suited to his style of riding.

The Sunday Model C fit the bill perfectly.

He tracked down a new Model-C frame for a great price and did a frame swap. (Perhaps inspired by the DIY complete post?)

Andy says his new 21.75″ Sunday feels much more like what he remembers from his 20″ days, only smoother and more comfortable.

Andy's bike before the frame swap

And his Sunday turned out really nice!  The red components really pop next to the silver frame.

Here’s what it looks like now.

Andy and his 24

Check out the Shipp’s his and hers stable bikes. Riding in style!

The Shipp stable of bikes

Both Andy and his wife’s rides are sporting Cruiser Revolution stickers, and they have turned on a few other folks to cruisers and Cruiser Revolution (thanks guys!).

Andy seems pretty stoked that he’s taken the plunge into the world of cruisers…and that enthusiasm has clearly spread to the rest of the family. I just heard that they added a new bike to the collection,  A DK Kvant for their oldest son.

The Devil 24 inside Free Agent’s lineup

11 01 2011

Often overlooked when talk turns to freestyle 24s, is the Free Agent Devil 24.

Surprising, since it features a full chromoly frame, fork, and 3-piece cranks, along with micro-drive and double-wall rims.

Geometry-wise, it sports a 74 degree head angle, 21.5″ TT and 15.9″ chain stay length (no indication if the CS length is middle of the dropout or slammed). Bottom bracket is at more “traditional” height, compared to most freestyle 24s today, at 12″.

All in all, a pretty sweet deal for a bike that retails in the $400-500 (U.S.) price range.

The “Gun metal blue” frame and fork is pretty easy on the eyes too.

Don’t skip lunch

10 01 2011

As you get older, it sometimes seems harder to fit in riding time.

Be it work, family or other obligations finding the time to ride can be a challenge.

But not riding…well, that’s not really an option either, right?

The solution?  Opening your eyes.

Just like you could probably spot a cool riding spot — like a bank to wall or a nice ledge — something that most non-BMX folks would overlook , you have to do the same with your schedule.

Could you ride to work? Practice your manuals and catch some air off curb cuts as you head into the ol’ 9-5.

Maybe grab your bike for a late night street or flatland session.

It’s all about finding the gap here and there in your schedule. Get creative.

Bike industry guys sometimes have to work riding into their days too.

If you work at Sunday, you find the gap on the way back from your usual lunch spot.

Make it happen.

BMX Plus! sends an early Valentine

6 01 2011

Oh BMX Plus!, it’s been nearly a year already….

Back in your April 2010 issue, you ran a cover story on the “Death of the 24.” A surprising turn of events given that you showed so much love for the cruiser in months prior to that article.

I won’t deny it. It stung a little.

Since then, it’s seems you have been on a non-stop campaign to bring the love back. There was the 10-page race cruiser shootout… a nice gesture.

And mentions of 24s in the different buyer’s guides.

But it seems forced.

Now your February issue hits the stands and I find a 3-page test on the SE Floval Flyer.

Is this an early Valentine, perhaps?

If it is, I appreciate the effort, but…

They’re still something we need to do, to bury the hatchet.

Remember the freestyle cruiser shootout I suggested before?

Run that and we can put this whole thing behind us.


*Off-topic but somewhat-related news*

SE recently announced the signing of #1 Pro Cruiser champ, Barry Nobles to its team for 2011.

Got to admire the versatility of a rider that backflips the Pro Section in the Pro Cruiser main during the 09 ABA Grands (why didn’t anyone capture this on video?) and follows it up with a #1 title the following year.

24″ S&M Dirt Bike action shots

3 01 2011

Jon Faure was one of the lucky guys to get his hands on the new 24″ S&M  Dirt Bike prototype for testing.

Jon’s a rad guy so I was pretty stoked to see some action shots of him and his friend testing out the new 24″ Dirt Bike in the Old Guys feature section he writes for

Check it.

Jon Faure stylin’:

Jon Faure table:

James Visser (no warmup and going big)

For more on the S&M 24″ Dirt Bike, check out S&M Dirt Bike grows up and The dirt on the new 24″ S&M Dirt Bike.