Come watch Tom Dugan, Sean Sexton, Aaron Ross, Broc Raiford, Jared Swafford, Grant Germain, Matt Nordstrom, Travis Hughes, Brandon Webster, and Dirt Ron get loose on the street course from #TexasToast2014.
Chicago: known for wind, hotdogs, pizza, Michael Jordan, the Bean, and apparently really good spots. All of that except the wind sounded good to us, so to Chicago we headed with Aaron Ross, Tom Dugan, Grant Germain, Matt Nordstrom, and Jared Swafford. We posted up in a fancy loft and hit the streets every day for a week, and this is what we came up with. Chicago is awesome.
Video by Walter Pieringer.
Odyssey’s newest AM team riders, Jacob Cable and Travis Hughes, just fired out their welcome edit, and we’re really excited about it. Enjoy!
Gary Young = Legend and shredder of all.
When it comes to grips, Gary has very particular ideas and preferences. Click play to find out the details on Gary’s new grip from the man himself and to watch some great riding. Enjoy!
Gary Young 2 Grips are available now in Black, Red, Royal Blue and Tan/Black Swirl.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it – Gary killed it for this, his first-ever all-street video. Gary’s been collecting footage for this one for a while now, and I think what he’s ended up with has been well worth the wait. Sit back, relax, and enjoy three minutes of Gary Young shredding from San Diego to Spain.
- Walter Pieringer
Everybody loves Chase Hawk. His style is fast, stylish and smooth. The same can be said about his signature tires.
Chase’s tire is the first slick we’ve ever done, and the final product came directly from lots of discussions with the Hawk man himself. Already a fan of our Aitken tires, Chase wanted to add more variety to our line-up by doing something completely different for his design. He mentioned that we didn’t have a slick, so we went from there. The Hawk tire has a fast, low-profile tread that is grippy, simple, and visually unique. This tread sticks to cement while still catering to Chase’s style at the trails as well. These things look great on a bike and can be seen on many, so it’s no surprise that lots of newer tires now have similar design cues. In some cases you will find that these look-a-likes are very heavy by comparison, so beware of the faux-Hawks out there.
After hanging out at a contest deep in the jungles of Ecuador, Broc Raiford and Hoang Tran headed to Quito, a massive city almost 10,000 feet above sea level. Check out part two of this two-part series that focuses on the street riding they did while in Quito.
Filmed and edited by Walter Pieringer.
Broc Raiford and Hoang Tran got the invite to Ecuador to hang out at El Coca Extremo, a contest a remote jungle town deep in the Amazon rainforest. That sounded awesome, so we jumped on the opportunity and afterwards headed to Quito, Ecuador’s capital and thriving metropolis, for some street riding. Check out part one of this two-part series that focuses on our journey to Coca and our time at the contest, and stay tuned for the street riding edit on Monday.
Filmed and edited by Walter Pieringer.
Writing something about Texas Toast that isn’t trite or cliche is practically impossible. It’s not a bad problem by any means because to be honest, everything you’ve seen or heard about the event is all 100% true. During the past three years, more and more people have been making the pilgrimage to the jam to hang out, party and just flat out shred on little bikes.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending all three jams and each year there’s been moments where I got chills and goosebumps from behind the lens. From Aitken’s rebel run in the inaugural event to this year’s Veteran comp, Texas Toast never ceases to rejuvenate my love for BMX. Seeing everybody from my childhood heroes to the latest upcoming superstars, ride and have fun under one roof is absolutely incredible. We had dudes in that lumberyard who were in their 40′s boosting as high as their teenage counterparts!
When I was piecing together this documentary, it was almost overwhelming all the positive feedback we were getting and the best part was; the riding was almost secondary to the vibe. Sure, there were tons of bat-shit crazy moves that went down but the thing that got everyone most psyched was just how the BMX community came together. From all the brands and volunteers that helped make the event happen to the pros and kids who ventured out to just ride and have fun – everyone chipped in and helped put together on one of the best weekends of the year.
If you couldn’t make it out to any of the jams, hopefully this video will give you guys a good idea of what it was like. Thanks to everyone we talked with in the video and to Adam Banton and Jesus Sons for hooking us up with some tunes for it.
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