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…
This piece that Brendan Boeck put together on Back Bone and Terrible One’s Russell Brindley has kept me stoked all week!
I’m not exactly sure when it was that I first saw Russell Brindley ride. If I had to guess, I would say it was at one of those crazy contest that Red Bull did in Australia where they carved out a ravine into a course that was part trails and part park. I don’t remember the exact details of it, but what I do remember is that Russ absolutely killed the thing. Hell, he may have even won it! I’ve been a big fan of his ever since, and that said, I was beyond excited when I opened up an…
I figured I better come up with something exceptional for a flashback post since I’ve missed getting one up for the last couple of weeks. Pretty much everything T-1 does is exceptional, so I feel this video from their 2011 Australia tour should more than make up for my slacker ways. Man, I totally forgot Tom Dugan used to be on T-1!
In my humble opinion that photo above is one of the most iconic trails photos of all time. It’s been nearly 20 years since Ed Docherty captured Groundchuck laying over this perfect one-handed table at Posh. The photo went on to become the two page Standard Bykes “Come to Standard Country.” ad that hung on damn near every trail rider’s wall back in the day. I still have the one that once hung on mine, and even as tattered as it is, I’ve still considered getting it framed and hung up again. Well now it looks like I’ll be going…
Joe has been posting a bunch of classic edits that he’s had a hand in over on the T1 site. I had all but forgotten about this motowhip how-to that he filmed with Chase Hawk back in 2009. Man, I watched this at least a dozen times when it came out! It didn’t help my whips at all but watching Chase do these sure is candy for the eyes.
Garrett’s bike checks are always interesting, and thanks to T1‘s Freaky Friday we get to see his latest. His sprocket has grown a bit since the last one, but he’s still running those crazy ergo grips!
Terrible One’s Barcode frame very well may be the most iconic BMX frame still in production today. Though it’s gone through many revisions since it was first introduced, it still retails the same classic look that makes it instantly identifiable as a Barcode. The latest version is being made by S&M, and if you want one I’d suggest getting in touch with T1. Head over to The Merged for all the juicy details on this new S&M made Barcode and how you can get your hands on one!
Here’s another one that slipped through the cracks while I was on my little vacation. Terrible One’s updated version of Little Devil’s infamous belt is now available. Joe set out to address the weak points of the original belt and the result is what you see above. You can pick one up from any of T1’s dealers or straight from their web store.
Terrible One‘s Freaky Friday this week is a bike check with the one and only Garrett Byrnes. Pretty much what you’d expect out of Mr. Byrnes setup except for one thing. He’s running clamp-on ergonomic grips! I’ve cruised around on some hybrids with those grips and they are pretty comfy, but I can’t imagine what it would be like running them on the BMX. Check out the flip book of Garrett’s whip HERE.