In this episode of "Tech Talk" @eclatbmxbrand Product manager Dave Paterson talks about some interesting products of the 2023 season, including a brand new BMX Street rim, the new Vapor tire for any kind of transition riding, as well as the new Shift freecoaster and even a disc brake cassette hub. Dive in!
With the Legion Series, Mongoose offers a full line of freestyle BMX bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels. The Legion L18 is the perfect in-between option for a kid who wants what comes on a standard 20” BMX but needs a slightly smaller frame!
If you've got £71.99 available for a book then you should look into pre-ordering this one. "This Bike Could Be Your Life" Book will be available in Spring '24 and they are now available to pre-order from all your favourite 4Down Dealers.
This book features 324+ pages worth of photos, artwork, words and unseen materials from the last 30 years from the DIG archives alongside reflections from Taj Mihelich, Ryan Worcester, Joe Rich, Mike O'Bryan, Edwin De La Rosa, Allan McNaughton, Ruben Alcantara, Van Homan, Brian Foster & lots more.
It takes someone to do it. It took Alain Massabova a year to do it. Some things are easier said then done. "You should write a book about the history of BMX!" Alain took on the challenge and pulled it off, and in a great way. 300 pages of French BMX history, from the early days to 2022. From racing to freestyle. Jams to competitions. Road trips to photo shoots. France has some rich history in BMX and flipping through the book you will face familiar names. Some you've forgotten. Some are still ripping. In 35 years a lot has happened in BMX and seeing everything together in one thick book is great. Collecting the photos alone must have been a challenge. Back in the day nothing was digital so that scanner must have made some overtime scanning all the early photos. Then archiving them first, putting them in the right order before making a selection. Which ones to use?
It only works when eveyone pitches in, and lots of them did. This makes the book something special for everyone. The book starts off with the 1978-1988 oldschool phase. How it started, the pioneers,
Daily newspapers are still alive. The tradition of a newspaper dropping on the doormat every morning hasn't disappeared now that the news spreads quicker via the internet. A BMX newspaper existed in the early '80s. It came out every week. That shows how big BMX was in the early stages when everyone and their cousin had a BMX bike. The British pubication called BMX Weekly (we still have a coupe) turned into BMX Bi-Weekly soon after and then disappeared altogether when BMX magazines came to life. Seeing a BMX newspaper 43 years later came as a bit of a surprise. It's not going to be daily, weekly, or bi-weekly, it's more of a 1-off published by the folks at DIG and focused on the Glasgow area. It came out during the week of the UCI Cycling World Championships in August but I only got to read the entire paper on the way back from Chile a few weeks ago.
How cool would it be to have a BMX Newspaper dropping on the floor every morning. One that has good interviews, the results of the BMX races and competitions, an activity list, how-to's, new product reviews, a calendar, industry section, kids corner, and spot checks. It would take a lot of effort to get it done. That's why current newspaper subscriptions aren't free either. To fill the paper on a daily basis, just imagine how much work goes into that.
Emerica Footwear is proud to join forces with Biltwell to create an exclusive collaboration that highlights the shared love of skateboarding, motorcycle riding and the open road. Biltwell is a California-based motorcycle parts and accessories brand. By focusing on quality, performance and style - they’ve been providing like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts products they can rely on and trust since 2006.
The Biltwell collection features classic Emerica silhouettes of an Omen-Hi in black suede and orange colour hits, a full-grain leather Romero Laced High with red lining - and for the skate-purists, a grey, suede Wino G6 Slip-On with ollie guards for added durability. The Biltwell collection comes with a unique box and custom insole artwork - along with a full apparel offering and is available now.
When the GT Fueler first hit the market at the end of the '90s it was a frame built strong for the upcoming BMX Dirt scene. When racers were hitting the local trails, the bikes did not hold up. The Fueler, made inhouse at GT in California, did. Fast forward to 2023 and Tom Justice is on a GT Fueler and digs it. See what he has to say about the bike and check his parts list. His unique riding style starts with a good bike.
Name: Tom Justice Age: 34 Hometown: Newark, England
It has been a while since we rode our BMX bikes in the mud. We pick the clear days most of the time or ride indoors or on the asphalt pump track. It took a little while before we had an opportunity to test the Muc-Off power washer. Actually the first test was on some dirty shoes. Carnaval destroyed two pairs of Vans. They were ready for the trash, or maybe a power washer could save them. The Muc-Off power washer was easy to install. Power and Water, and ready to go in minutes. The pressure it created had no problems getting the dirt off the shoes in seconds and both pairs were saved from the trash.
BMX Racing does take place in bad weather conditions and we've been in situations in the past where we could have used a Muc-Off power washer so we didn't have to clean the bike in the puddle or nearby canal. The bike friendly Muc-Off cleaner is powerfull but does not destroy your sealed bearings or other movable parts. It gets the dirt off. If it doesn't get off right away, spray some Fast Action Bike Cleaner on the section and the job will get done. If this sounds like a big investment, think again.
The Bicycle Pressure Washer + 1L Nano Tech Cleaner will cost you €115,95. Cheaper than two pairs of new shoes. We will, in the future, test the Muc-Off washer some more after some dirt bike sessions, wet MTB trips, or when that BMX bike actually gets dirty.
We got our hands on a Teufel Boomster boombox a few weeks ago. We've been putting it through the test and here's the report. Basically we've been taking the speaker to the trails on digging sessions and have used it while working on the site indoors. We'll mention the positives first before we mention the negatives. The Boomster has a killer sound. Even when you turn it up, the sound doesn't distort. Indoors it goes louder than you want, so whenever you need a speaker for an indoor party or at a BBQ, the Boomster has you covered. The Bass can be monitored. It's not the deepest bass we've ever heard, but the sound is great and that's what you need basically from a portable speaker. The Boomster isn't a speaker alone. You can charge your phone or other devices that need power and have a USB to plug in.
The Boomster also has a built in radio (and antenna) for those listening to Radio stations. We could save our favourite stations within seconds of taking it out of the box which indicates the use of the Boomster