Name: Peter Ashby Hometown: Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia Started riding BMX in: 1979 Number of bikes in the collection: 15 at the moment
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Peter Ashby: It was around 20 years ago. I saw an old 1980 Mongoose on a rubbish pile so I took it home because of the great memories I had as a kid with BMX's and hung it in my garage.
February 2024 and the first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup is happening this upcoming weekend in Enoshima, Japan. It will be a long trek to the land of the rising sun for the first round of 2024 with two other stops on the calendar for this year being Montpellier, France in May and Shanghai, China in October. With this being an Olympic year there are two more key events on the schedule before the Games take place in Paris this summer. The Olympic Qualifier Series will determine 6 of the 12 riders in each gender who will get a ticket to the Place de La Concorde in July. Add the UCI World Championships to the list (Abu Dhabi - December) and it's going to be a full season being a high level Park rider.
The three UCI World Cups this year will have Flatland as well. It was time they had a full World Cup
The all new United Corey Martinez AYS (ARE YOU SERIOUS) Signature Frame.
Corey Martinez is agreed by many as one of the greatest BMX riders of all time, and his new frame is built for not only being technical in the streets, but holding up against whatever you throw at it!
Available in Gloss Clear and Metallic Champagne these frames feature United's tried and tested slim invest cast wishbone for increased strength in the rear, as well as s-bend chainstays for improved tyre clearance. You will also find removable brake mounts on these frames!
United AYS Martinez Signature Frame Gloss Clear: £399.99
United AYS Martinez Signature Frame Metallic Champagne: £399.99
The Chaotic end to a gnarly couple days of absolute madness at Swampfest 2024. As the event closes out and everything burns to the ground we can’t help but be thankful to Trey Jones and the Swampfest crew for putting on this festival-style event year after year for everyone to enjoy. Until next year!
Our full video documenting the mayhem that was 2024's Swampfest. Shout-out to Trey, Dave, Marcel, Jabe and the whole crew for going above and beyond to make sure rain didn't put a damper on the final day of festivities.
Name: Patrick Freitas (DJ Truly Odd) Hometown: I grew up in Merced, CA., live in Los Angeles now. Started riding BMX in: 1975 Number of bikes in the collection: Probably 15- 20 built. A lot of frame sets though.
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Patrick Truly Odd Freitas: Yes, it was early 2000’s. My buddy Andreas (DJ Greyboy), who I’d known from doing music with, had just moved up to Long Beach. I went by his house one day, walked in and saw bikes hanging up on the wall, all over the room and upstairs. Sick bikes too… a 26” Nomura, 24” CW Faze-1, 16” Redline Squareback Pit, etc. We started talking and I told him I was heavy into racing BITD and still had all my stuff at my parents house. The whole passion for BMX surfaced again that day.
At this moment, do you wish you had started collecting earlier? Patrick Truly Odd Freitas: I guess, but it was still real early in the “collecting” scene. The hunt for things was fun and wasn’t as blown out as today.
Flat Pedal lovers have another choice with Renthal introducing the CNC machined Revo-F pedal with fully adjustable pins. The Renthal Revo-F is packed with unique features to deliver the ultimate Ride-Tuned on trail performance, tuneable grip levels, ease of maintenance and bomb-proof durability. As a key contact point, the level of performance of the pedal and rider choice needed to align with our renowned handlebar, stem and grip range. Obviously making the pedal as durable as possible was a massive driver behind our design rationale.
External Specifications -Forged and CNC machined, 6061 aluminium body
Another SWAMPFEST is in the books... this has got to be the wildest one so far... the amount of work Trey Jones and his crew put in is mind blowing... shouts to everyone who helped make this possible... we cruised thru with some of the crew and hung out for a few days just soaking in the madness... we also got to ride for a bit... See y'all next year!
Day 2 of Swampfest- A little bit of rain can't stop the most bonkers BMX event of the year. Hit play and watch all the mayhem from the GNARBQ Log Ride, BSD Up Ledge, Independent Swamp Rail, Dan's Comp Roller Coaster Rail, and Monster Bowl Jam.