Leading with a sense of DIY and empowered by creative expression, Vault by Vans is proud to partner with Brooklyn-based Krink. Krink began as the first ink and paint market brand for graffiti writers and grew exponentially into an international art supply brand with continually expanding collections of apparel, artist tools and accessories.
Inspired by Krink’s founder, Craig Costello, who grew up writing graffiti, skateboarding, and listening to punk and hip-hop, DIY sensibility informed much of what he and his community did in their youth. These core tenants influenced the early beginning of Krink and have remained an important part of the brand's ethos. This collaboration with Vault by Vans celebrates these creative communities through functional design.
United's Joe Embrey recently swung by the sponsor's warehouse to freshen up his bike and built up a new Signature Alex Valentino Autoportrait Frame in Raw. He laced it up with some of our finest parts like Severance Cranks and Dinero Forks.
FRAME: United Autoportrait Alex Valentino Signature Frame Raw
FORKS: United Dinero V2 Fork Gloss Black
BARS: United Dirty Bar 9" x 28" Fernando Laczko Signature Bar Gloss Black
CRANKS: United Severance Cranks 175mm Flat Black
SPROCKET: United MDLCLS Sprocket & Guard 28T Polished
CHAIN: United Half Link
TYRES: United X Union InDirect 20" x 2.35" Black Wall
HEADSET: Union Headset Black
SEAT: United X Union Gaaar Railed Seat Brown
A collaboration coming straight from the streets - etnies and Colt 45 have linked to create a slightly sweet, super smooth capsule collection that is available globally today. Crafted from premium materials with comfort in mind, the etnies and Colt 45 capsule collection includes shoes, apparel, accessories, and a soft cooler for keeping those tall cans frosty.
It’s not a Colt 45 collection without the Colt 45, and how could you go wrong with an etnies x Colt 45 cooler full of tall cans? It’s all about the details and behind the clear outsole of the etnies Marana Slip x Colt 45 is a 40oz bottle and a tall can shows through the Calli Vulc x Colt 45’s clear sole.
You’re going to be ready to rock the block with the new SE Bikes Bumpboxx! This super portable model features a boomin’ bass radiator on the backside, and the Bluetooth and USB features make it easy to blast your tunes on the go. And get this: the SE Bumpboxx comes with an awesome SE backpack with ventilated areas for the speakers so you can crank up the volume while carrying the Bumpboxx on your ride. The backpack has several separate compartments to hold all kinds of other goodies. With this on your back, you’re a mobile music machine!
-TWS wireless pairing of 2 units
-Rechargeable lithium battery w/ 12 hour play time
-Extreme Rear Bass Radiator
-USB charging port
-3.5mm Line In / Out / Aux In
Introducing one of United's latest frames, and the newest addition to the line of signature products, the Miki Fleck Signature "ZUIN" Frame. Miki knew exactly what he wanted when it came to this frame, keeping some features from the Incarnate V2 like Invest Cast Drop Outs with built in Chain Tensioners and Removeable Brake Mounts, but with a few tweaks like lengthening the Chain Stay to 13.25" Slammed and having a taller Stand Over of 9.3". This frame is ready for anything Miki puts it through.
Words by Miki:
"I knew I had to do something for my dad with this video so I decided to use one of his favourite songs for it. I also know that he loves Zurich, so I took a trip out there to film this video.
Along with my homie (and filmer) Santi we knew what we wanted, a video where I can reflect that I like riding everything and always doing it with a smile on my face. Riding makes me happy and even more so when it has meaning behind it.
I am super proud of this one, but most of all I am proud to be making this project for my dad and for him being proud of his son."
Learning to ride hurts a lot less with the right protection set! Even for the smallest ones. Here's the TSG Product of the week #pow: Junior
Junior Set merges high-end manufacturing with the best possible defence for the vulnerable limbs of new recruits! Impact-absorbing EVA and tough, durable PE hardshell combine to ensure optimum protection from both impact and abrasion. Our all-around Velcro straps guarantee perfect fit and comfort, and versatile design ensures that for the very littlest of early enthusiasts, our elbow pads can also be worn on little knees.
More info HERE!
If you've taken notice you already know that some of the very best BMX-ers use FIST gloves. One of their riders is Mariana Pajon from Colombia. The double gold medalist scored another medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games using FIST gloves. The Queen of BMX now has a signature model out in the Chapter 17 line that comes with some of her messages such as: "Here and now!". "Give your best" and "Beyond Gold". No matter where you get inspired by, these gloves are a good start. If they work for Mariana, they will work for you. Ask for the "Wings" gloves at your favourite FIST dealer.
BMX is one of the most exciting, and best loved bicycle sports in the world. The sport involves cyclists racing on BMX bikes, or performing various stunts on BMX bikes. It began when several BMX cyclists appropriated motorcross tracks for their own personal training, racing, and stunts. Soon, what began as a recreational sport, developed into its own competitive sport. Many people might be shocked to learn, that BMX is actually quite a popular betting sport, with BMX events attracting a large number of bettors. There are a number of ways for people to bet on BMX events, with some of the most popular betting forms being placing bets on who will score the most points, who will win the race, whether the rider will succeed on a stunt etc. Many BMX fans can bet on this page when it comes to BMX events.
As with most popular racing events, BMX has spawned many video games based on the sport. The sport’s popularity has led to a number of successful games based on it being produced, and in this article we will take a look at some of the most fun BMX games ever produced.
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.