Name: Mike Aitken Age: 24 Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Have priorities changed now that you have become a dad? Mike: A little, I still ride just as much I just look forward to coming home and seeing what new thing Owen has learned. I see it as a positive affect on my life.
Is the baby stylin' through the house yet? Mike: If by stylin' you mean ripping it apart, I couldn't be more proud of the way he breaks shit.
We received some news form the 43 camp. 1st, 43-Bolts now have some distro. by Paul's Boutique Pure BMX distribution for 43 hardware; so now riders in Europe can get 43 bolts. In the U.S.A. you can get 43 hardware from Side Wall Distribution. We also have new colors for our stem bolts (Mustard, Burgundy, Cream/Tan and Brown) to go along with our (Mint Chip Green, Plum Purple and Bright White). The bolts will come in Metric & Standard Stem sizes.
The official SideWall Distro - 43 Bolts press release looks like this:
More and more artists are being asked to do designs for BMX related companies. When you are designing 4 complete lines of shoes per year, you can use some outside help too. Enter Greg "pnut" Galinsky, an artist who currently resides in San Francisco. Greg's 1971 Gallery brand continues to explore clothing and product design and telling from the special edition Vans Vault line he designed his popularity will continue to grown.
GG grew up near the ocean and skate parks of Santa Monica and is inspired by reggae, hip-hop, jazz and funk. Son of a Burmese mother and a Lithuanian father his diverse upbringing has lead to different techniques that strive for a spirit of all that he loves in each work. See the designs he came up with for the Vans Vault line.Collectors items maybe?
Something's cooking over at the SE camp. They've teamed up with DC Shoe Co. to celebrate their 30 years of BMX involvement. The second photo shows just a little more than their first one a few months ago. The release date is June 2007, for whatever it is. Keep checking.
Rob Wise has been added to the Mirraco team. This is what team manager Gator had to say about it when he found the words:“I sat here and tried to think of a million different ways I could introduce Rob Wise to the team, so I decided on the first. I was on a road trip with Rob and got to see firsthand how talented this guy is on his bike."
Kris Bennett and his Square One crew are opening up a retail store next week (March 10th). Next to Square One product you can also find BMX parts from a.o. Volume, Duo and shoes from Lotek .Chris Doyle will make a presence so if you want to meet him, go to 2124 East Carson st. during the day, or 2132 East Carson St. at night (21+ after party extravaganza). Pittsburgh, PA.
For the first time in 18 years, freestyle BMX legend TIM “FUZZY” HALL is preparing to ride a different brand of bike.And loving it.“I received my new sublimated Redline Device a week ago and have been so excited to ride it,” says Fuzzy. “It’s a feeling I haven't had since I was 9-years-old. I’ll admit I was a little worried about getting used to a new bike after being on the same one for so long, but as soon as I hopped on the Redline, I knew it was dialed.”
Derek Adams is a busy cat. He doesn't have one company to worry about but a couple. Some of them have new updated websites that he wants you to know about. Take a few minutes and get ready to do some surfing:
March 5, 2007- Effective immediately, 4Down Distribution, the exclusive U.K. distributors of United Bike Co., A Bike Co., FBM Bike Co., S&M Bikes, Fit Bike Co, Metal Bikes, Coalition, Lavar, Revenge Industries, Odessa Footwear, Bicycle Union, Lord, Attila Bikes, Shitluck Clothing, Happy Hour Clothing and Circle Video Magazine, has relocated into a larger warehouse space. Now located in the North Ridge Business Park in Hastings, East Sussex, the move was made to accommodate 4Down's growing product range of complete bikes, frames, components, soft goods and footwear.