Characters with Bikes – Steve Crandall

I still remember the first time I ever met Steve Crandall. It was at the 1997 NBL Grands and he walked up to me and said “buy this fucking video.” The video was Live Fast Die, and Steve and FBM’s antics have been keeping me entertained ever since. Here’s a little edit from the ringleader himself, keeping it simple at his trails in Richmond.

What’s Beef?

This edit is certainly a departure from the norm now isn’t it! Just the other day I was talking to someone about if the trails by Van’s old shop were still going. I guess this answered that question! Don’t let the random games of bike deter you from watching it the whole way through. There’s a really good Catty section that starts around the 5 minute mark.

Standpoint 4 Trail Section

Standpoint 4 Small Brown Bike Soundcheck. A big thanks goes out to Ryan Navazio for letting us upload this awesome trail section from his past Standpoint Video Series. Featuring some classic trail riders, ripping some classic trails on the East Coast.

Duo Van Homan Grips (New Colors)

I used to swear by Duo's Homan grips until they released the Bohan grips and I switched over (sorry Van). Nonetheless they are both kick ass grips and Van's just got updated with some fresh colors. Black and tan, burnt orange, and cyan are the newest colors to join the lineup, and all of the colors are available with or without flanges.

“Seek & Destroy” 1998 promo

I remember this commercial like it was yesterday!

“This 15 year old Seek & Destroy commercial was released in the fall of ’98 and distributed to bike shops on VHS. It also ran in an issue of Props video magazine, but hasn’t seen the light of day since then. We re-released it on the internet as a way of saying thanks to all the friends and supporters of Little Devil over the years. Riders in order of appearance: Pat Juliff, Garrett Byrnes, Brian Iarocci, Derek Adams, Van Homan, Chris Stauffer, and Rich Hirsch.” -Little Devil Brand

Classic 7-11 Trails Session

Well this a treat! Nine minutes of classic footage from the 7-11 Trails. I’ve always regretted that I never got to ride there. They were definitely ahead of their time and had an amazing crew of locals. Here are some key points from this video.

-Trains!
-Punjab has been ruled for a long time
-Van’s bike sounds like a bag of nails
-The world needs more Ronnie Gaska footage
-Some of those sections are tight as hell
-Where’s Robbo?