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NY Grands! Posted by Nuno on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Be there if you’re in or around NYC.

[RE UP] Key Chain Q&A Posted by Nuno on Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Back in January of 2013, John Paul came to OTX Design to ask our head product designer some questions about our Key Chain. Click HERE to check that out, its a good read.

Chase Hawk X Games Interview Posted by Walter on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Our very own Chase Hawk just took home the gold medal in the X Games park contest, and we’re stoked. Keep reading to get a little insight from Chase now that he’s Austin’s newest X Games champion.

So Chase, you just won the X Games, how do you feel?

Um, I feel great.  These last few months have been kind of revolving around this past weekend.  I feel like I take it serious every year, being a part of X Games, because it’s such an amazing opportunity getting to be able to do it and be a part of it.  This year with it being in my home town made it a little bit more special for me I guess.  I wouldn’t say it made me want to do any better, but I guess you could say I put a little more pressure on myself to try and take it seriously and do the best that I could.  Yeah, I did exactly that and kind of went into it with somewhat of a game plan, stuck to it, and it ended up working out.

Did you do anything to prepare?

Just really tried to be conscious of my health.  Spending a lot of time with a personal trainer and really trying to rehab certain areas of my body that take a beating on a regular basis.  I really wanted to come into it feeling as strong as I possibly could mentally and physically, and I feel like I just kinda found my spot within the first couple of days of practice.  I felt really comfortable about where I was at and what I was doing; kind of went into it with a certain level of confidence, and it stayed there throughout the week.  That definitely helped.

So no long hours in the foam pit?

[Laughter] No, no long hours in the foam pit.  I just tried to stay true to the way I would normally ride a bowl like that, and it was kind of easy to go into it with that kind of vibe with it being in my home town; I really wanted to treat it like it was a normal session anywhere else that I’d be having with any of my other friends in Austin, and essentially that’s what it kind of was.  I had a blast the whole week, and it was awesome.

Are you nervous about having to defend your title next year?

No, not at all.  Any one of those guys is fully capable of taking down that top spot.  It’s definitely going to be awesome going into it next year having won this one, but it’s going to make me want to take the same strategy and work even harder next year trying to defend it.  I can’t wait, and I really hope this event stays in this city for as long as it can.  Austin really supports it, and overall it was a positive vibe throughout the weekend. I think everybody was really stoked on every event.  I’ve never ridden in front of a crowd that big or that loud, and to have it be local too is the cherry on top.

Can I ask how much money you won?

I think it was $50,000 for first.

Holy shit, that’s crazy. 

Yeah.

So what now, you going to Disney Land?

[Laughter] No, but I do want to take some kind of trip without the bike, just kind of get away for a week and enjoy it with my fiancé.  Get away from everything and go to the beach or something.  That’ll probably be first on the list.

Awesome.  Thanks Chase!

Let’s Roast Shop Stop Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Are you in the Chicago area? Ride BMX? Wanna meet Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Tom Dugan, Jared Swafford and Grant Germain? Then stop by Let’s Roast Cycles this Friday!

See you there.

Congrats Gary, Chase and Broc! Posted by Francis on Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Shout out to Gary, Chase and Broc for making us proud at X Games 2015. They all made finals and Chase even took home a Gold Medal!

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X Games 2014:
Practice Posted by Francis on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Watch our boys Sean, Broc and Gary test out the street and park setups at this year’s X Games. Videos and coverage by Ride BMX.

Jacob Cable:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Jacob’s bike looks clean and slick! Click around the flipbook to check it out.

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Kink Solace
STEM: Kink Bold TL
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink
SEATPOST: Kink Stealth Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk 2.4″ (F) / 2.2″ (R)
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
SPROCKET: Odyssey Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, RHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Chase Hawk:
Through the Years Posted by Francis on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Come watch and learn how Chase went from a mischievous toddler climbing fences at the park to one of the top riders in the world. Amongst various interviews with Chase and his peers, it’s pretty rad hearing his dad talk about getting Chase his first bike and seeing footage from his early years.

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Travis Hughes:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Click around to check out Travis’ dialed ride!

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R25
BARS: Kink Human
STEM: Kink Hittle
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink Stealth
SEATPOST: Kink Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.4″ Front & 2.2″ Rear
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Front (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Rear Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
HUB GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Mission
SPROCKET: Kink Minus One
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, LHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Chase Hawk / Oakley Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

With X Games coming to Austin, Oakley hired Joe Simon to film Chase Hawk around town for your viewing pleasure. Always good.

Enjoy!