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TwoFourFlat Crew bike check

13 12 2012

Danny Sirkin returns to give us a rundown of the Sunday Wave-C he’s riding in TwoFourFlat #4.

“A gyro up here folks for some of you guys that have never seen this contraption”

There’s also some great riding by Canadian rippers, Prasheel Gopal and Mark Kuhlmann, who apparently took all of 15 minutes to adapt to riding a 24″ and then busting out all their flatland moves.

Check it.

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Picture this: BMX Cruisers Flickr group

4 10 2012

Today I stumbled on a cool Flickr group called BMX Cruisers.

The “About” section has this description:

This group contains pictures of people having fun with BMX cruisers. The main focus is on the salad days of 26″ cruisers, but two four peeps are welcome too.

It’s a pretty cool representation of the different facets of cruiser riding. There’s a bit of everything in this Flickr group: from flatland, to street, to pool riding, even just bombing the streets.

You might recognize a few familiar faces on it too.

Like Trent Brocker above.

Or Joseph Moody below.

Good to see pics of those guys tearing things up.

Heck, here’s another pic of Trent…it’s been a while since we’ve had a flatland pic on here.

Well worth a look.

Check it out here.

(All pics featured here by den dowling.)





Bobby Fisher resurfaces on a Model-C

8 10 2011

Back in the 90s, Bobby Fisher made a name for himself with a style of riding that combined the technical aspects of flatland with a creative street element that was awesome to watch.

A regular in videos and magazines of that era, Bobby has now slipped out of the limelight for the most part.

Bobby’s still going strong though. ESPN recently caught up with him and found out that he’s still riding but now balancing that with running the family tire business and other aspects of day-to-day life.

What’s interesting though is that Bobby’s made the jump to a 24inch bike, specifically the Sunday Model-C.

Asked about the transition from a 20″ to a 24″, Bobby said,

The transition was actually easy. The Model C feels just like a 20-inch but with bigger wheels. I commute by bike quite a bit so I was stoked to be able to ride BMX more often.

But Bobby’s doing more than just commuting. As these pictures from ESPN show, Bobby is still tearing things up.

In flatland:

and street:

Whether it’s running  the family business or sticking with the types of riding  most fun to him (and what made him famous) Bobby has stayed true to his roots.

It’s great to see that Bobby has managed to keep his love for BMX going despite all his other responsibilities. And now that he’s doing it on a 24″ bike, I couldn’t be more stoked.

**If you’re not familar with Bobby Fisher, check out this clip from Style Cats back when Bobby was a key part of the Standard army. No doubt this cat’s got style.

Click here for the full interview.





Be still my heart…flatland on a 24″ bike!

21 10 2009

Sunday bikes posted some great pictures today of flatlander Dan Sirkin busting out a bunch of flatland moves  on his Model-C.  Hitchhikers, steamrollers and more…According to Dan:

“Just about anything is possible.  It definitely spins a bit slow because of the big wheels but it holds straight lines and wide circles very well.”

Just another example of the versatility of modern-day cruisers. For more 24″ flatland,  check out this video.

Model-C hitchhiker flatland Dan Sirkin





BMXers descend on Toronto Bicycle Show

12 03 2009

This weekend, March 13-15, is one of the biggest events on the BMX calendar for Southern Ontario.  It’s the Toronto International bicycle show and there is wall-to-wall BMX stuff to check out or ride in. There’s the Toronto BMX Jam, a flatland comp/demo, racing (cruiser class, anyone?) and BMX videos being premiered Saturday night at the Cadillac Lounge. If you’re within driving distance of Toronto, this is not an event to miss.

I’ll be there, checking out all the action on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re lucky, you may even get one of the new cruiser revolution stickers. They look a lot like this:

crdc





pinky squeaks on a 24″ bike?

8 12 2008

Flatland freestyle on a 24″ cruiser…yes, it can be done. Flatland purists may argue that the video below isn’t the latest in modern-day flippity poppity tricks…but really..who cares….this myspace vid is great…who expects a guy on a cruiser to uncork some pinky squeaks or a fire hydrant?… just another example of how the  cruiser revolution is hitting all aspects of BMX.