United Bike Co. are beyond stoked to welcome Marius Dietsche to their team. Marius is a heavy hitter when it comes to riding the streets. With an appetite for big gap pegs and huge out ledges it's clear to see Marius isn't afraid to let loose! Check out his fresh new build!
Bike Check Marius Dietsche
Frame: United Incarnate V2 20.8 Forks: Supreme samples Bars: Harry MW Signature Bars Samples Stem: United precedence Sample Stem
We've got hundreds, if not thousands of pictures hidden on the attick. From the start of BMX in The Netherlands to shoe boxes full of photos from the first trips to San Diego as well as all the European events we went to back in the day. Most pics are of poor quality, taken by the pocket-camera that seemed to fit in the fanny pack together with the passport, the wallet and some keys. Keep in mind that this was during the pre-cell-phone era and taking pics at parties wasn't common. Although a lot of the photos ended up in FAT-'Zine issues 0 - 34, it would be interesting to dive into the photo pile one day to make a book. But that probably won't happen.
Jared Souney on the other hand managed to scan thousands of his photos and filed them around to form the 'Things Seen Along the Way' book and it's amazing. 360 photos printed in a book with over 400 pages. The book weighs 5 pounds and all 250 copies were sold in no-time. Albert Moonen and Paul de Jong are now the owners of the photo book and we flipped through the pages trying to put a name with each rider. The names are listed at the end of the book and we had to peek a few times in order to
Empire have got their third collaboration shoe with Vans, the Old Skool Pro BMX Waylon edition. The latest shoes have the following features: -black smart velvet upper with tonal leather Vans stripe -high density cat eyes print on back -Empire logos on tongue, Digi-print sock liner -enhanced footbeds for superior cushioning and impact protection -DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for unrivaled durability -Vans Wafflecup BMX construction offers the support of a cupsole without sacrificing any of the grip or pedalfeel of a traditional vulcanized shoe -Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and support
These are available exclusively at Empire BMX only for $89.95 in sizes 7.5 – 13
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with triple-threat BMX team rider Dennis Enarson to put his spin on the Old Skool Pro BMX, featuring first-of-its-kind WAFFLECUP BMX construction that’s been designed, tested and approved by today’s top riders. Representing Dennis’ renowned abilities, refined aesthetic and focus on mental clarity when riding, the Enarson Old Skool Pro BMX leans on an earthy olive/gum colorway, and is debossed with a hand-drawn mandala based on one of Dennis’ tattoos, which was created by longtime friend, fellow rider and tattoo artist, Thomas Hooper.
“His tattoos always mean a lot to me and it’s nice to put some of his work on the shoe,”Enarson comments. “These are strong shoes that are hard to mess up, and I dig them more and more as they age, which I don’t think I’ve ever said about any shoe in my life —especially with how hard I can be on them. The colors and materials make this the perfect shoe for shredding, camping, or just stompin’ around.”
Specifically created with the BMXer in mind, WAFFLECUP BMX provides unrivaled support and durability without sacrificing precious pedalfeel. A herringbone underlayer adds a second life beneath Vans’ classic gum rubber compound that has a more rigid flex pattern – all reinforced like a tank.
Perry Kramer PK Ripper 27,5" review. The Perry Kramer signature bike is a great wheelie bike it's very stable and has some great parts on it. The thing that I like the most are the hydraulic brakes, they work very well and you don’t have to pull that hard to brake which means that you can wheelie longer. The other thing that I like is the color way, the silver and black is really nice and gives the bike a clean look.
Installing it was easy, after about 20 minutes the bike was ready to go. The only thing that I didn’t like were the Oakley grips. They look cool but after a full session you can see the pattern in your hand. But that’s a minor thing, after some sessions they get softer and more comfortable.
The revolutionary Dawn Flex helmet brings true soft-fit comfort combined with a CE certified construction. This is what soft-shell users have been waiting for: the perfect compromise between comfort and safety. We have added our FlexTech innovation to this classic full-cut design with ear protection. The Dawn Flex utilizes a series of interior EPS foam segments connected by a reinforced skeleton, allowing the helmet to flex and mold to your head while still exceeding safety standards. The result is a lid that fits snugly without cramping, and will exceed all your expectations.
-Hardshell construction: Hardshell helmets are constructed from ABS or PP plastic. This outer shell gets bonded to the EPS core for a two-piece construction that provides high durability and ultimate high-impact protection.
Name: Tom van den Bogaard Hometown: Ale Blie, Netherlands Sponsors:Paul's Boutique, Monster Energy, Vans, Tall Order, Triple 8.
Frame: Tall Order 215 Frame 21" V3 Gloss Grey Forks: Tall Order Ramp Fork Black Bars: Tall Order Ramp Bar 9.5" High (cut 1cm each side) Chrome Seat: Tall Order Combo seat NEW! Black Chain: Tall Order Chain 510 Black
Take a closer look at Freddie's United Knightsbridge V2 as we run through the list of product found on his bike. This bike has been built for blasting, be it at the trails or the park, this thing goes!
Frame: United Knightsbridge, 21.6 Forks: United Dinero Bars: United KOD 9.25 Cranks: United Nash Grips: S&M Reynolds
Surprise surprise! A printed magazine in A5 format. Brough to you by the folks of Freedom BMX magazine. It sure was nice to have a printed BMX magazine in hand. It doesn't happen too often any more unfortunately as DIG, RIDE, Freedom, Soul, Cream, RIDE UK, 2020, all stopped producing them on a regular basis. The Freedom BMX Athina 'zine came to life as the trip to Athens with the SI BMX crew resulted in too many good photos not to use. Responsible for that was Merlin Czarnulla who lugged around his camera gear for a week to capture the riding from Jan Mihaly, Eddie Baum, TomSchorb-Mergenthaler, Fabian Bader, Lukas Häusler, Robin Heiderich, Christian Heger, and Adrian Warnken.
It happens more often that a trip deserves more than a video, social media posts and a website report. A 'zine is a nice touch, but somebody has to pay for it. Sport Import footed the bill but they got 9 full pages of ads of their imported brands in return plus all the coverage was of their team riders. Nice trade-off.
52 pages of high quality paper in full colour. Times have changed from the 'zine days in the '80-s when it was hard to make a photo look good on the xerox machine. A welcome change no doubt. If interested, contact Markus Wilke at Freedom BMX or better, SIBMX as they'll have some extra copies laying about.