Who isn’t intrigued by the good old days? The KTM 250cc 1981 edition was the fastest stock dirt bike built to many at the time. My dad used to own and race one in the early 80’s and can confirm it was a beast. A good reason for me to replicate this iconic bike in honour of my dad’s career and the path that it lead us to. A cool extra is that it resembles the Dutch colours like no other which makes it a perfect build for this years Red Bull UCI Pumptrack World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. With a couple special paint features I got to give it my own little twist as well.
It is not just a regular BMX build. I will be racing an OS20 (22’’) BMX in a regular 20 inch XXXL HSX
The BMX Sk8-Hi, a Vans classic upgraded for enhanced performance, features sturdy suede and canvas uppers, elevated sockliners for superior cushioning and impact protection, and Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and support. It also includes DURACAP™ reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for unrivaled durability, and the Vans revolutionary Wafflecup BMX construction for unrivaled support and pedalfeel.
-VANS WAFFLECUP BMX CONSTRUCTION - A first of its kind in BMX, specifically designed to deliver the best combination of pedalfeel, support, and durability. -VANS ORIGINAL WAFFLE Compound - Our classic gum rubber compound is made of a rubber that offers grip and support.
Name: Erik van de Wardt Age: 22 Hometown: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Why did you choose this frame out of all frames on the market today? Erik van de Wardt: I mainly check what Paul has in stock and if there is anything with a geometry I like. I never really noticed this frame but when I saw the sweet colour I looked up the geo and found out is was spot on for me! I also really dig the ICS chainstay Federal came up with. I bought the last one in stock a few months ago before it was gone.
What was the biggest difference over the last bike you had? Erik van de Wardt: Geo wise the bars are taller and the back end of the frame is one halflink longer which is perfect, coming from a too short feeling frame. I also really dig the OS bar clamping and ICS chainstay on this new bike.
How do you like the look of your bike? Erik van de Wardt: Coming from a trashy custom painted white bike with chrome parts I am happy to
The Albeck Whitebridge backpack is ready for all your urban missions and everything in between. Featuring great logical organisation with ample space for all your tech gadgetry, laptop Ipad compartments, dedicated sunglasses pocket with padded protection, vent chanel back panel all make this pack the perfect choice for your next urban assault. Custom embroidery is available. Just check in with the folks of Fastline Industries to see the options.
Mongoose Legion L500. With the Legion Series, Mongoose offers a full line of freestyle BMX bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels. As Mongoose's flagship model, the L500 is designed to take on the raddest ramps and quarterpipes, and handle the abuse that advanced riders can throw at it!
-Mongoose full 4130 Chromoly frame, tapered headtube, removable brake mounts, and mid BB shell. -175mm 2-piece tubular chromoly hollow spindle cranks with a 25T alloy chainring and mid sealed bearing bottom bracket. -20” x 2.4” tires mounted on wide aluminum double wall 36H rims with 3/8” female axle front hub and 9T cog and sealed Freecoaster rear hub
Mongoose Legion L60. With the Legion Series, Mongoose offers a full line of freestyle BMX bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels. The Legion L60 is a fully park, street or dirt worthy freestyle BMX bike with killer colorways that’s just waiting for a rider to take it to the local ramp park! -Hi-Ten steel frame, removable brake mounts, and mid BB shell. -175mm 3-piece tubular chromoly hollow spindle cranks with a 25T alloy chainring and mid sealed bearing bottom bracket. -20” x 2.3” tires mounted on aluminum single wall 36H rims with 3/8” female axle front hub and 9T cog sealed bearing cassette rear hub. -Hi-Ten steel handlebar and fork, 50mm stem, threadless sealed integrated headset, and Aluminum
2020 was a strange one. It started off okay with many events on the program. In early January Mr. Zeiss and I escaped to the Penken for a few days of fresh powder in the Austrian mountains. We managed a day and a half and were beat after that. On January 24th my first trip to Australia was on the program. Let me tell you, it's a hell of a trip before you get there. But once there that was soon forgotten. The Sydney trip by Matt Holmes was great, including checking out Bondi Beach. Then the quick in and out to Brisbaine was amazing too, especially Australia day was one that I'll remember. Thanks Wade Bootes for that one. The bush fires almost killed this Australian trip and I'm glad it didn't. It was off to Shepparton (1600km road trip) for the first UCI BMX SX World Cup of 2020 followed by a few days in Melbourne checking the scene and then straight to Bathurst for Rounds 3 & 4 of the UCI BMXSX World Cup. To make things "easier" I flew back home to take off to Tokyo 3 days later. After a short week working on Tokyo 2020 it was back home to leave for the Austrian mountains the next day, a family trip this time. During the snow trip the first news about the virus did its rounds but we managed to enjoy the
The Prime Mover has been around the block a number of times now. With Slight revisions over time and graphic updates along with the yearly colour change. United Bike Co. thought it was time to give the Prime Mover a bit of TLC and updating. The frame's geometry is still aimed towards the traditional dimensions that can be found at home on the street, at the park and even the trails. The chain stay took a lower form allowing the new removable chain stay brake mounts space to breath, a kew feature we have been asked for for some time. With the addition to our latest invest cast dropouts and built in tensioners, the rear triangle of this frame has well and truly been looked after. United wanted to be big and bold with the look of this frame and what could be better than having a full over sized down tube graphic? With three paint options. A deep gloss OX Blood, Flat Grey and a Flat red.