What does a bike need to be a good vert machine? Paul Meacher: Solid and fast!
Why this brand? Paul Meacher: I’ve ridden lots of different frames over the years but this time I thought I’d treat myself to a custom frames with the angles and features I wanted as well as brake mounted on the chainstays. A Lairdframe was the perfect choice.
Name: Shanice Silva Cruz Sponsors: Proper Bike Co, IMG distribution, Shield Protectives, Pauls Boutique BMX, KOHS, Loaded Ink Mechanic: Stuart Gibson & Albert Moonen
Since when are you a Proper Bike Co sponsored rider? Shanice Silva Cruz: I started riding for Proper mid August and am very happy with their support! I was quickly used to my new bike and within half an hour I was back to doing my regular tricks like a tailwhip to tap!
What size frame are you currently on? Shanice Silva Cruz: I am riding a 20.7” Tecmatik frame, I’m not very tall and I like the way shorter bikes spin!
Does a new bike give you some extra motivation to learn tricks? Shanice Silva Cruz: Absolutely! My riding sessions are with two other riders that I normally didn’t ride with in the past, combined with a new bike and the fact that I don’t have to be worried my bike will
Dutch rider. Orange frame. Makes sense. Dez Maarsen just built up a new bike and here's the parts list that makes Dez a happy camper. Give Dez a follow in Insta to see what this bike can do, if Dez rides it. @dezmaarsen
* Frame: Infinity Ka 19.5 * Bars: Heresy Ascend 9 * Bar ends: Ares stainless steel * Grips: Primo topped with tennisgrip * Fork: Heresy * Stem: Enemy Compounds 45mm
Vans, the global icon of creative expression, introduces the Color Theory collection, an extended offering of unisex footwear and apparel inspired by the beauty that comes from the creative output of individual expression. As the boundaries between menswear and womenswear continue to blur, silhouettes are no longer constrained to traditional gender representations. Upholding the value of creativity, the Color Theory collection can be mixed and matched by anyone to define their own personal color spectrum.
Unisex footwear has been part of Vans’ design make-up since first opening in 1966, allowing fans to make any design their own. Color Theory applies that thinking to create updated constructions of
ELEVN OFFERS A NEW ELITE ALLOY COG. THE ALLOY REAR COG IS LIGHTWEIGHT, BUT STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE THE BEATING YOU CAN PUT OUT WHEN PUTTING THE POWER DOWN OUT OF THE GATE. THE FULL CNC’D T6 COGS ARE OFFERED IN 4 COLORS.
Features: -Full CNC’d Alloy AL-7075 T6 -Shimano compatible and 3/32” -Wide 5mm alloy cog base for great contact with cassette body and lock mech.
Sizes: 14 – 18 teeth
Colors: Black, Polished, Red, and Blue with laser etched logos
The Vans checkerboard Slip-On Pro has become a go-to style for Vans’ global BMX team rider and fan favorite, Scotty Cranmer, and is one of the most beloved classic Vans silhouettes to date. Featured as part of the Pro Classics collection, the checkerboard Slip-On Pro offers a trifecta of performance technologies providing unrivaled Duracap functionality, UltraCush HD cushioning and Vans’ original waffle outsoles cherished by BMX riders worldwide.
PRO CLASSIC BENEFITS
DURACAP DURABILITY: Constructed with reinforced rubber underlays in high-abrasion areas to provide long-lasting, unrivaled durability that’s able to withstand the abuse of the Vans global BMX team.
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in creative expression and empowerment, Vans and Marvel join forces once again to launch their largest collaboration to date. Celebrating the “Off The Wall” Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe, Vans introduces an extensive range of co-branded footwear, apparel and accessories featuring an all-star roster of iconic personas including The Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, Iron Man, Hulk and more! The Vans x Marvel collection is an epic collaboration for the ages, assembling a massive line-up of 70-plus styles for fans of all ages.
The Vans x Marvel collection kicks off with a selection of footwear inspired by The Avengers. Representing the Super Hero squad, a custom Old Skool has been outfitted with a unique color story to
Vans, the first action sports apparel and footwear brand to ever support BMX, is introducing retro-inspired colorways across two Classic silhouettes as part of the BMX Checkerboard Pack. The five-piece collection out this fall uses vintage color combinations and Vans iconic checkerboard pattern to update the Era and Sk8-Hi models.
Designers looked to the brand’s nearly 40-year legacy in action sports, drawing inspiration from colorways first worn and sported by its own BMX team riders in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The BMX Checkerboard pack highlights the Era and Sk8-Hi, which are each outfitted in a two-tone color scheme and checkerboard printed sidewalls. The Era will be available in three colorways including an ode to
Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand collaborates with independent, London-based fashion brand, Lazy Oaf to present a head-to-toe collection available exclusively for women. Vans has blended its “Off The Wall” aesthetic with Lazy Oaf’s tongue in cheek attitude to bring forth a collection of Classic footwear, apparel and accessories debuting this month. “Vans and Lazy Oaf fans are very similar” says Gemma Shiel, Lazy Oaf’s Founder and Creative Director. “Everyone that wears both Lazy Oaf and Vans are nonconventional and “keep it weird” in an irreverent and playful way.”
The Vans x Lazy Oaf collection showcases a vision of youthful creativity by bringing Lazy Oaf’s edgy