Product spotlight: Vans Chukka Midtop

Since we are indeed a BMX only, rider-owned & run store, so we’re offering up some extra thoughts & knowledge about what we & our team run with a Product Spotlight. First up, the humble set of Vans.

That Brendan Boeck

The Chukka Low has been a favourite for a while within the BMX community, Vans stepped it up to the Chukka Midtop recently & dudes like Will Gunn & Tyson Jones-Peni run them on their feet. Here’s what Tyson has to say about them:
‘The Chukka Midtop in black/black is dialed.. I like that the front is all one piece of material which keeps it stronger, they are reasonably slim so your feet don’t look like balloons but there is a generous amount of padding over your ankle. I have a serious ankle bite scar that if I knock on the crank arm, opens up, so the ankle padding is good to keep that safe. The footbed is that Ultracush which is good if you bail or put your feet down hard. Plus they are all black so they keep themselves looking better for longer when you’re at the trails!’

So if you like what you hear & you’re chasing a solid pair of kicks, check out the Vans Chukka Midtop in Black/Black now.

Dropping the Chukka off for a sec, Woden bowl. Photo: Brendan Boeck

Photo: Brendan Boeck

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Mikey Ross’ USA trip

Mikey Ross took a 20 day riding holiday across to the US of A & hit up some spots in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, one of those being some crazy box jump rhythm park that Daniel Dhers owns. Aside from the all the riding that went down at the usual skatepark/trail spots, Mikey got the chance to do a show on the Jersey shore board walk. Definitely sick.

Check out some killer photos Mikey sent through below!

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Jack Gruber | Troy Harradine

The boys! Royal Rat Jack Gruber & our mate Troy Harradine just put out this sick web video in which they pull off a whole bunch of wild moves all over Canberra, with some appearances from Bailey Harradine, Josh Eppelstun, Cohen Thurecht, Jeff Bahr, Michael Heslin & Brendan Boeck AKA B-Dog.
So pumped on this, the boys reckon they over hyped it but I reckon it’s deserved! Definitely makes our day seeing the locals shred it. Make sure you press play!

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2015 United Bikes

The United complete bikes look red hot when we were building them up, so we made a quick web video about the process & showing some of the highlights. There is some seriously sick looking bikes that come out year after year & United’s are no exception. Come into the store & check them out, or hit the store to see the photos & specs now.

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Benn Pigot got FIT

Get the knee in! Trent Rowsell photo

It’s been news for a while, but we sure are proud of Benn Pigot being back on the FIT team for 2014 & beyond! Benn can now be seen blasting aboard a TD350F with all the bits & is STINGING for a trip to Nimbin to film for the DVD. Can’t wait to see that footage on that one.

Thanks to Trent Rowsell for the photos!

Benn’s new lucky charm. Trent Rowsell photo

Benn frangin with maximum hang! Trent Rowsell photo.

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