I’m not going to lie, I almost didn’t open the email I found waiting in my inbox this morning that had Kickstarter in the title. I automatically assumed it was a mass emailing from Kickstarter about some new project looking for funding. Well part of that was right. It was indeed a new project seeking funding but the email wasn’t from Kickstarter, it was directly from Jon Schwass and the project he’s trying to get funded is a bike lock that contains a concealed integrated tool kit. Initially Jon’s Kickstarter video won me over because of the sprinkling of photos…
It was almost exactly a year ago that I took a look at a helmet from Triple Eight that featured a new technology called MIPS that was supposed to provide an extra layer of safety when it came to protecting your brain. Styling-wise the helmet I checked out was more geared towards the bicycle commuter market, and at the time Triple Eight didn’t have any immediate plans of integrating MIPS into any of their more traditional skate-styled helmets. Something told me that would soon change, and I was indeed right. The Brainsaver has been Triple Eight’s flagship helmet since the…
Man, I had forgotten about Brennen Britton’s Solame heavy section in Building The Underground! Probably due to a combination of my brain deteriorating from age and the fact that there are so many different sections in that video. Thanks to Snakebite for the reminder!
I’m learning all kinds of stuff this Memorial Day! The latest being the fact that Donald Redmon is really fucking good. I had never even heard of Donald until I came across this edit, but something tells me we’ll be seeing a lot more from him in the future! The trails part of it starts at 01:19, but the whole thing is worth a watch!
Got tricks? Nick Bruce and Colton Walker sure do, and they both let them fly all over the La Poma Bikepark. I had absolutely no clue that there was also a concrete park at La Poma. While that was interesting to learn, I still skipped through it. 00:58-01:40 if you want to do that same! I guess it would be courteous to also mention that this edit is from Vital.
Looking to get some Brian Foster signature bars or FT1 tires on the cheap? Well you’re in luck because everything is 15% off in the Merritt webstore this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. Just load up your cart and put in the promo code SAVE15!
Going back to back with action from Hucker and the Oakley Dirt Lab! This time it’s him and a few buds reaping the rewards of all the time they spent sweating it out in the sun and slogging it out in the rain.
Here’s some more from Hucker and his little project at the Oakley Dirt Lab. Seeing that sand he’s been working with really makes me appreciate the abundance of clay I have here!
Tall Order keeps cranking out the webisodes! This one is definitely a lot more heavy on the riding than the past three. You got some park, some pump track action, some more park, and then finally some trails. 16:35 is where you’ll find Baz and the team at the Abbey Trails. The pump track part at 09:59 is also pretty entertaining.
We love us some Jonny Mackellar around here, so of course we were ecstatic to see that he has an interview up on Focalpoint! Get get your read on HERE.