Name: Emilio Falla Hometown: Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and currently living in Murrieta, California. Sponsors: Bombshell Racing systems, Technique, Davis Racewear, Shimano Ecuador, odibmx, riders365.
How many years ago did you start riding BMX? Emilio Falla: The other day a kid asked me this, and man it sounded crazy, but it’s been 32 years of riding a BMX bike.
How was racing BMX when you lived in Ecuador? Emilio Falla: In Ecuador we have a small series. I believe it’s only 7 stops, so it’s the opposite to the USA or Europe where you race more often.
Being a two-time Olympian representing your nation, how did that make you feel? Emilio Falla: I’ve said this many times. It was an honor and a dream come true, specially being there as one of the pioneers of BMX racing in Beijing 2008. For sure I wanted a different outcome in Beijing and London but that’s BMX. It’s a beautiful sport but sometimes it’s brutal and everything happens too quick.
Name: Emilio Falla Sponsors: J &R Bicycles, Speedco, Avían, Odi, Tioga, TroyLeeDesigns. Mechanic: I try to do everything myself, I still have to learn how to build a wheel.
How long have you been riding the SpeedCo frame that you are currently on? Emilio Falla: I’ve had this bike since February
How many BMX bikes do you think you've had during your career? Emilio Falla: That’s a good question, so I’m going to say around 30 to 35. I started young in the sport.
You have probably gone from Cro-Moly to Aluminium to Carbon. Does weight matter much to you? Emilio Falla: I believe weight matters the most when you are a kid, now for me the most important thing is trying to get comfortable and the right setup.