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
We got a break in this horribly cold and wet weather for just long enough to run a jam at Civic this past weekend. We got to see quite a few locals turn up; someone even got in on the action and built a precision wallride on the fence, which was killer. Someone named Zac Miner blasted up onto it, Zac can do anything. He is still riding with no chain or sprocket, but don’t let that fool ya, Zac blasts!
Jack Gruber was on hand to fire out some rad photos, one of which is of Tom Bartley, who actually was at the first Civic jam six or so years ago on a sixteen inch bike. Time flies!
We’ll have more jams coming up this year, make sure you keep your ear to the ground as to when they’re happening and come to ride when they happen.
Rusty Brindley, oppo table. Photo: Jack Gruber
Tom Bartley, tuck no hander to fakie. Photo: Jack Gruber
Tyson Jones-Peni, fastplant. Photo: Jack Gruber
This is the video from the first Civic jam, back in early 2010! Made by Brendan Boeck.
We’ve been smacking out the ask Back Bone Wednesdays once more and they have had a good response so far, even though we’ve had some tough questions to answer! The question of why supporting your local BMX store is important is answered in the video above, while the issue of riding someone’s trails is sorted out below. As always, feel free to leave a question on our instagram, or by commenting on the videos!
We’re gonna get back into this and we are psyched on the response for it. Hopefully you enjoy the answers to some of the questions that was asked. Make sure you hit us with any questions you have by leaving a comment below the video.