Standard Does Denver

This video from the Standard Crew’s trip from Iowa to Colorado is mostly park and street, BUT we do get around 40 seconds of dirt footage from two Colorado bike parks. Jump to the 01:17 mark to get right into it and watch Joey Cordova steez that whip!

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Flashback: 1996 Standard Commercial

This twenty year old commercial that ran in The Shady Bunch is just one of the many reasons that Standard was the end all be all of BMX awesomeness in the mid-nineties! This recording of it playing on a tv is the only trace of it I could find on the web. Even as ghetto as that is, it’s still incredible! And that table that Chuck lays down at the end…

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2016 Trails Frame Buyers Guide

We as trail riders have a slight tendency to ride frames and parts a lot longer than we really should. It’s nothing for someone to show up in the woods still rocking a frame with an American bottom bracket and press fit headset, (Shawn Shoener, I’m looking in your direction). The thing about it is that both frames and parts really should be replaced every a few years. No one wants to find themselves in a twisted ball of metal and flesh because something catastrophically failed due to fatigue. Take a second to think about the forces and stress that…

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Insight: Standard Byke Co with Rick Moliterno

Kurt has been pumping out the content over on The Union! The latest being this Insight into the legendary the Standard Byke Co with none other than Rick Moliterno himself. Give it a watch and learn some of the history of Standard and how it has evolved into its current incarnation of in-house manufacturing.

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Brandan Pundai in Standard’s Domination

I bet my copy of Standard Domination breathed a sigh of relief when the last VCR I had finally died, because it saw the most use of all of the BMX tapes I had. The whole video was amazing but Punjab’s part always struck a cord with me and I rewound and rewatched his section hundreds if not thousands of times. I’ve watched it so many times that still to this day when the Immigrant Song comes on the radio I picture what’s taking place in Punjab’s part right along with it!

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Scanned: Robbie Morales’ Ride Issue 25 Cover

The other day while helping out at my parents house and I noticed the remnants of some BMX pictures that I used to have hanging on the walls. There’s actually still a poster of Brian Foster permanently fused to one of the walls due to a broken water pipe many years ago. Anyway, seeing those made me reminisce about some of the things that were an inspiration to me back in the day. One of the first things that popped into mind was this cover of the December/January 1997 issue of Ride #25 featuring Robo (the original Robo). I loved this cover…

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New/Old Standard Trail Boss Colors

It doesn’t get much more trails than the Standard Trail Boss frame, and they have three classic colors in stock just in time for the start of trails season. Black, hemp, and coffee rejoin the line up and are available now!

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Legendary Products: Standard Trail Boss

Standard‘s Trail Boss didn’t make it into the print version of the “Legendary Products” article that ran in Dig 90 but it sure as shit should have. I don’t even think people that started riding after that era could ever appreciate how big of a hole the Trail Boss filled in the frame market at the time. Riding trails was getting huge yet your only real frame choices were an S&M Dirt Bike/Holmes, an under built race frame, or a ten pound freestyle frame. I swear to you that was it! I had a Dirt Bike but it was too…

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Custom Standard 125R

Spotted this custom 125R that Standard did for Chris Williams over on Rick’s Facebook. That translucent teal over chrome paint job looks incredible! If it looks a bit long it’s because it is. That sucker has a 23″ top tube!

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