This video is the 2016 equivalent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Jonny & Dylan proving to the world that ain’t no better feeling than riding BMX with your mates. They seriously tear the absolute gnar out of the trails, but you get a good sense of what trails – and BMX – is all about in this stellar vid from none other than James Fox. Big shoutouts to the HSD crew and in particular Dale Watson, who has been killing it building trails for a long time.
It was a hell of a time when the jam over at the ‘Tay Tay’s’ hip happened. There was a massive turnout, one of the biggest at any jam for a while – so thanks to those who came to enjoy the hip and the sun. We got some photos and a few clips, so why not put it all together.
We’ve been firing out the Ask Back Bone Wednesdays every week, in fact we’ve been doing it so frequently that we haven’t even posted it here.. So if you need to catch up, we’ve got the last three available to watch right here. If you want to keep up on the action (so to speak, we’re just sitting there answering questions) then subscribe to our youtube channel. If you’ve got a BMX question you want answered, leave a comment on any of the videos, or on the relevant instagram post.
First in the show’n'shine and first to the finish line..
As Caroline Buchanan’s journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics starts to draw closer, she felt the need to get a new bike dialled in and I don’t think you could get any more dialled than this.. Caroline’s one-off Olympic ride is green and gold spec’d, ready to represent Australia, which she’ll be doing a very good job of! Keep tearing it up Caroline! Keep up to date with her here: @CBuchanan68
Frame: Gold Chrome Plated DK Bicycles Professional v2 20.5″ with 20mm drop out
Fork: Box Components X2 Carbon Fork
Bars: Box Components Maximus Handlebar 7.5” inch rise
Stem: Box Components Delta Stem, 48mm reach
Stem Lock: Custom Olympic Australia Green Promax Stem Lock
Grips: ODI AG-1 Lock-On grips
Brake lever: Box custom Olympic Australia green Brake lever with ODI Lock-On compatible grip
Cable: BOX Components
Brakes: Custom Olympic Australia Green Box Components Genius V-Brake
Seat/Seat Post: BOX Components Echelon Race seat & post combined, 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Box Custom Olympic Australia Green Helix Quick Release Seat clamp
Cranks: BOX Components Vector Crankset 175mm
Pedals: Shimano Olympic Pedal
Bottom Bracket: Box Components BB30/PF30 Praxis 35-millimeter external bottom bracket
Chain Ring: Rennen
Front Tyre: Maxxis Torch 20” X 1.75”
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Torch 20” X 1.75″
Rims: Box Components 20” x 1.75 Focus front rim, Focus Rear Rim with Green Nipples
Front Hub: Box Components 20-Mil Hollow Hubs, 20mm drop out.
Rear: Onyx Hub
A few of us made the trek out to Gundagai yesterday; we’d heard there was a new park built and the weather was switched on, so why not? It’s cool to get a chance to visit places you might not otherwise go to. BMX is certainly an awesome tool to help you explore the world and see new things. Make new memories.
Gungadai skatepark was on the smaller side, but is worth stopping at if you need to stretch your legs when you’re driving past, as it’s especially suited to BMX. Features an escalated banked hip in the shape of a pizza slice, as well as two four-ish foot quarters, a four foot spine and a four foot, no coping street spine/box thing. One of the quarters has a sub-rail on it too.
With new skateparks popping up all around the region, it’s just fueling the desire to jump in the car and explore in the name of BMX even more. Any chance to ride new things is a good time in my book.
Josh Harris kicking it out. Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni
Troy hop suicide over the pizza slice. Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni