"I spent the second half of 2020 just going around by myself, “making up a video.” Having this project gave me an intention to challenge myself in ways I wouldn’t normally and helped me stay sane." - Erik Elstran
Camera ▷ Marcin Grab, Stanisław Mikołajczak, Maks Płuciennik, Bartek Chojecki, Kuba Bielawski, Nikodem Olejniczak Special thanks ▷ Franek Morawski, Krzysiek Łobodziński, Mikołaj Śnieżek Edited ▷ Gigsu by TwentyDawg
Vans & Cult reunite for the new mild-melting film, Trying Times, which chronicles the experience of a shared crew of BMX riders road tripping from Southern California to Las Vegas. Managing to keep things light and easy despite the currently challenging landscape, the film captures the camaraderie, core tenets of each brand and the iconic riding that backs it up. The team, including Dakota Roche, Angie Marino, and Sean Ricany, kept spirits high throughout the project, which is punctuated with CULT’s bold signature aesthetic.
Julian Arteaga’s signature EX complete bike in Matte Raw is available now at BMX shops worldwide. It features a 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bar, along with a pro-level Odyssey and Sunday parts package. Sealed hubs front and back and frame design upgrades like removable braking hardware give it a clean look.