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New Chris Akrigg Edit…

COOL new Chris Akrigg edit (ridden, produced, directed and edited by the man himself).  The boy has some serious skills!!   Good watch, check it out…

 

Chris Akrigg – “Five”

 

This box isn’t big enough to tell the full story so all I’ll say for now is I had a lot of fun putting this edit together and it was probably one of the most challenging in every way. Have a watch and we’ll talk later….

– Chris Akrigg

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Roles Reversed…

JON TELEVISION – ROLES REVERSED

Tue 16th Oct, 2012 @ 9:39 am

By Jon Bokrantz

After a long year behind the lens I needed to switch things up and move over to the other side of the glass. Time to reverse the roles; outsource the director duties and instead play the leading roll. This film perpetuates that riding bikes will always be more important than capturing it with a camera.

Music: I Blame Coco feat. RobynCeasar / AWOLNATIONGuilty Filhty Soul

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First Custom Build – Part #5 (the first ride)…

Aprés-ride

So – took the Urban Dirt Bomber out on her first proper ride.  About 7km of tarmac to the BMX & Dirt Jump tracks on the other side of Villeneuve.  It turns out the only wet & muddy mountain bike trails in Serre Chevalier are on the BMX track and the dirt jumps!

More like claggy clay than mud

I was a bit worried that the treads on the Schwalbe Table Top tyres would get clogged up with this muck but they shed the sh1t remarkably well.  The bike was awesome on the BMX/pump track but as it’s a Four Cross (4X)  frame this wasn’t really a surprise.  I’m no dirt jumper that’s for sure but I had go, hitting the small and medium sized jumps and again the bike felt light and poppy off the jumps but also stable on the landings..some grippier pedals might be in order though.

Rode the 7-8km of fast, flowy singletrack back through the woods and again the bike was great.  The frame seems to soak up the bumps and bigger hits amazingly well (well better than my other hardtail).  And the tyres are basically fine for the usually dry or at worst only damp trails ’round here.  They provide plenty of grip for climbing too…which was obviously hard work and an out-of-the-seat affair given the 34t single ring configuration.  In fact I wonder with a 2×9 set-up and some playing around with stem & handlebar combinations what this little bike couldn’t do.

                    

All in all – it was about a 20km loop covering a load of different terrain and riding styles.   With a more suitable fork – maybe a 120mm DJ fork I’d be tempted to hit some downhill trails with this next summer…think it could be fun 😉

All shiny again

Click here for Part #1

Categories: 4X (Four Cross), BMX, Briancon, Components & Hardware, Custom Build, Dirt Jumping, Mountain Biking, Photography, Reviews, Serre Chevalier, Single Track | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Mega Freestyle BMX Race…

This will be worth watching!!…

Mike Day will be competing @ the Red Bull R.Evolution 2012 event in Berlin

Red Bull R. Evolution Berlin 2012

“Forty-eight top BMX racers will take part in this next-level race at Berlin’s Mellowpark on a track inspired by super-cross and featuring bonkers obstacles, trail sections and a massive finish-line jump. The idea is to break rules and start a revolution.”

Get Ready for R.Evolution – Photo – Video | Red Bull Bike.

Get Ready for R.Evolution

By Amah-Rose Abrams on 17 August 2012 in BMX Race

Check out our teaser clip for Red Bull R.Evolution later next week.

Red Bull R.Evolution hits Berlin’s Mellowpark on August 24 Red Bull presents an all-new SX event concept for international and German BMXers integrating numerous freestyle elements into a race track with absolute flow.

The concept behind the competition take BMX back to its roots and get away from the rules and regulations of the rest of the competition scene. The track will go up in Mellowpark, Berlin and will stay there making it the most varied and biggest training facility in Germany.

In the 48-strong field, competition riders will race eight at a time down the ten-metre starting ramp with the four fastest riders progressing to the next round and on the eve on August 24 will battle it out for the winning spot. The 3 judges Paul de Jong (NED), Tobias Wicke (GER), and Steve Spencer (USA) will judge the best trick in every heat according to difficulty, execution, and style. The rider with the most style points will win extra prize money.

www.redbull.de/revolution

Programme on Friday, August 24, 2012:
7.00 – 8.30 pm1/8 Finals (3 rounds)
8.30 – 9.20 pm1/4 Finals
9.20 – 9.45 pm1/2 Finals
9:45 – 10.00 pmFinal

Watch it live here;

http://live.redbull.tv/events/116/red-bull-revolution/

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First Custom Build – Part #4…

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber

Fully built and ready to ride :

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber!

Ready to roll (and stop)…SLX brakes turned up for the Rockhopper so the Snap build finally got its hand-me-downs in the form of a set of 2006 Shimano Deore M-525’s along with a 180mm rotor on the front with a new set of Superstar Kevlar pads and a 160mm on the back with a new set of Superstar Organics they’ll have more than enough stopping power for the local streets, carparks, stairs, riverside trails and BMX & Dirt Jump tracks.

                    

Swapped out the lightweight Carbon Matrix stem (that was fitted in the previous post) for the more substantial & solid looking Kona BO unit.  Don’t know whether the Kona stem is actually stronger but it looks the part and gives the impression it is.  In my experience, bike riding is mainly down to confidence in yourself and in your bike and when you’ve got a nagging doubt in the back of your mind that a certain component could fail – that’s when mistakes happen

  

Fitted the new Schwalbe Table Top Timo Pritzel Series tyres and they are seriously grippy!  They’re rated to go upto 65 PSI – I’ve got the front at 40 and the rear at 44 PSI and they were easily holding onto the dry, loose, stoney trails down by the river.  They’re advertised as a dirt/street/BMX tyre so should be perfect for the job in hand…

                     

Also – just found out the local DJ track that was built for a comp last month is staying and free from next month.  It’s right next to the BMX track so when the lifts close and the local DH season ends at the beginning of next month I know where I’ll be playing 😉

                    

There are still are few more blingy bits that will be going on but probably not for a while.  And then there’s the long term plans of upgrading forks & wheels to more suitable components for the type of riding the bike will be doing but for now…

  

…WE ARE DONE!!

See?
NukeProof Snap ‘Urban Dirt Bomber’

Frame:  2011 NukeProof Snap (Regular, Yellow) @ £200 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Fork :  2006 Marzocchi MX Comp (Air, 105mm)  –spares-

Tyres :  – Schwalbe Table Tops (2.25”) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Wheels : Sun-Ringle DS2-XC (23mm, 32-hole, 6061 Alloy)  –spares

BrakesShimano Deore M525  -spares-

CranksetTruvativ Hussefelt 1.1 (Ltd. White Edition) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Bottom BracketTruvativ Howitzer XR M12 @ £30 from Bike-MailOrder.de

34T RingBlackspire Mono Veloce @ £30 from CRC

Chain Device :   Plasma Chain Device @ £50 from Superstar

Rear Mech : 9sp Shimano Deore LX  –spares- (new jockey wheels @ £15)

StemKona B.O (2008) @ £20 from CRC

HandlebarEaston EA50 Monkey Bar 25.4x685mm  –spares-

HeadsetNukeProof Warhead 44IISS @ £40 from CRC

QR CollarSpecialized (Black)  –spares

QR SkewersShimano (Black)  –spares

180mm Front RotorSuperstar ‘Vibe’  spares-

160mm Rear Rotor :  Shimano  -spares-

9sp Cassette :  Deore 11-34 –spares-

PedalsWellgo B0-87spares

GripsNukeProof Element Half Waffle Lock-On (yellow) @ £15 from CRC

Chainstay ProtectorNukeProof Logo Chainstay Protector @ £10 from CRC

Cable Outer :  Goodridge (white) 2m @ £5 from CRC

TOTAL COST : £495.00

Click here for Part #5 (the first ride)

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Pool Party…

A really good film of the Nike ‘The Pool’ BMX event last summer.  A great edit with a cool soundtrack and load of sick tricks…what more can you ask for…?

From Defgrip, who put this film together :

“Back in May, Nuno and I headed out to England to shoot photos and film the Nike Pool jam. I had no idea what to expect when I was heading there, but the Nike Pool jam ended up being one of the best contest I have ever been to… not only from a riding standpoint, but also the vibe was amazing, everyone was having so much fun, the ramps were amazing, the free food, free beer… I could go on… Aside from the whole weekend being so much fun, the building and the ramps were amazing for filming. Great colors, interesting architecture, the two floors with windows looking down at the ramps. I was a kid in a candy store. This edit is more of a reflection of the weekend. A montage of a bunch of random stuff. I missed some bangers, filmed lots of random stuff and had a really fun time putting it all together… Enjoy”

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