Vans threw a jam/contest on Saturday at the Vans “Off The Wall” skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA. The day was particular special because BMXers had a one time chance to ride the bowls that are usually off limits. Kris Fox and Larry Edgar took full advantage of that opportunity by shredding the bowls to pieces! Kris ended up taking 1st place in best line and Larry took 2nd giving SE Bikes a one-two finish for the day. Peep the video to see all the action that went down!
This week for Kris and the #TipToTail crew, its all BMX. Taking them from a massive wooden skatepark in Napier, there is then a giant ferry ride linking the North and South Islands. From then it’s off to the Moon Creek Trails in Motueka, a concrete behemoth of a bowl in Greymouth, and a crazy park set up in the sleepy town of Reefton. All the while the crew continues its slow creep southward towards the tail of New Zealand. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re half way through a 3200km road trip that is Tip to Tail. Peep episode #3 now!
This month’s 4130 Subway Series BMX ride moved out of Los Angeles and headed to San Clemente in South Orange County. Of course, our very own Todd Lyons was on hand to ride with a couple hundred BMXers. But it was extra special when Perry “PK” Kramer showed up on his very own 26” PK Ripper Looptail. And as you can see in the photo below, Perry still has some wheelie skills! Shoot, he even challenged the Wildman to a wheelie battle! Fun times were had by all.
Simple Session 2015 kicks of this weekend in Tallinn, Estonia. SE Bike’s Larry Edgar will be making his way over the pond this year to do his usual self… and that is going really, REALLY high on everything in his way. By the looks of this no hander photo shot at the Pala skatepark by Nathan Sykes, he is ready. Good luck Larry!
Whaaaaa!? An OM Flyer built with a custom sidehack? You bet! This is what happens when you send bikes over to the crazy dudes over at The Hoonigans! The Hoonigans explained themselves by letting you meet the SExHNGN OM Hacker Pit Bike Prototype 001. The concept was to build a BMX sidehack we could use to lug wheels, parts, tools and buddies around the paddock. Now let’s see if it will do backflips… Huge thanks to @chairslayer for designing and welding this thing! This thing is RAD!
You know you are one rad little dude when you have a ride like this! @supercharger39 is absolutely KILLING IT with this “Mini Ripper” build! This BMX kid has got it goin’ on! For more information on the “Mini Ripper”, peep HERE.
This week for the Red Bull #TipToTail crew, it’s all about the lifestyle! Downhill mountain biking, white water rafting, surfing, and cliff jumping. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of BMX action with the crew hitting skateparks between Rotorua and Gisborne, New Zealand! Peep episode #2 now!
The USA BMX circuit made its way to Desoto, Texas for the Super Nationals. Desoto is always a great race and has been for years. The smooth track and iconic cover always makes for great racing in any of the Texas elements. This year, the weather was good, the racing was great, and the SE Factory Squad was even better.
Javier Colombo continued his streak of solid finishes. He kicked off the great Desoto weekend for the SE Factory Squad by getting a 2nd on Saturday, and backing that up with a 1st place on Sunday in Vet Pro. Javier even dedicated his big check to factory squad team mates Junior Flores and Jayce Patin for their birthdays. Happy b-day Junior and Jayce, and nice work all around Javi!
Next up was the flat pedals vs. clip pedals showdown AKA Chris Schoonover vs. Dave Bittner. On Saturday, Bittner pulled off the holeshot and lead the race until the last turn. “Schoony” pulled the swoop and after a lot of smiles and a photo finish, he ended up taking the win with Bittner in 2nd. On Sunday, Bittner pulled off the win in cruiser and it was time for another showdown. As the SE flat vs. clip pedal battle was the talk of the weekend, many elite pros and riders started to pour over the sidelines to watch this race. Flat pedal pull got the holeshot with Bittner in chase, opposite of Saturday. It was a two man pony show as they pulled away from the field. Into the last turn, “Schoony” made the same mistake as Bittner on Saturday, small bonk in the rythym and another swoop. Another photo finish later, it was Dave Bittner getting the win this time. Nice show fellas, nice show.
Our SE Factory Squad had an all around great showing. Our girl Ava Corley not only won open on Saturday, she also won class and chalked up a double. On Sunday, she backed up Saturday with two 1st place finishes again giving her a double-double on the weekend. Nice! Alex Miramontes ended up getting an extremely solid 1st place on Sunday, which also happened to be his first 10 expert win of the season! Those always feel great, and we are really happy for you Alex! The entire SE Factory Squad itself turned in a solid team sheet on Saturday with with 2 firsts and 2 Seconds to get on the podium with a 3rd. On Sunday, the team was perfect and turned in a perfect team sheet with four 1st place finishes giving the factory squad their highest score of the year and 2nd place overall team finish. NICE WORK SQUAD!
So, in all, the SE Factory Squad walked away from the Super Nationals with all mains made, 9 wins, 11 podiums and 2 factory team podiums. Now THAT’S a great weekend if you ask us! See you at the next one!