I’ve been waiting for RIDEbmx’s 200th issue since they’ve been hyping it up a couple months back. Not only is it a sick issue, it’s also got our new Chris Doyle/ Maiden fork ad. Classic Doyle steez (huge wall to whip) that was also featured in his last promo HERE. Buy the Maiden, support a true badass! Photo by: Joey Cobbs. Click top image to view the full ad.
>> iPhone Wallpaper: Hold down over the “THIS” link to open image in a new page, then save image to your camera roll.
We just got our all new print posters (24″X18″) with 2 of the best photos we’ve been sitting on all year; One with Aaron Smith doing a very photogenic whip in an LA ditch and the other with Rob Wise doing a huge turndown rail gap into a wedge. Both shot by our very own Joey Cobbs too! We also got the bigger 36″X24″ Demolition logo posters in stock. All 3 are currently up on our online store and should be available at your Demolition dealer very soon. Click image to go big.
Thanks to the help of our Brazilian distributor, Dream Bikes, Douglas Leite is representing Demolition in Brazil. If you haven’t seen Douguete ride, he shreds everything and is known for blasting huge airs. Best of luck to Douguete at X Games next week and be on the look out for more from him in the future!
Wow! I could sit here all day and tell you how amazing this video is but it really wouldn’t do it justice. So do yourself a favor, hit play and watch Tyler Fernengel’s Markit 2014 video part. Congrats to Tyler and the Markit homies on this masterpiece. Enjoy!
We’ve been holding onto this Albion/ Elephant Distro advert for a few months but don’t know when or if the next issue will ever be out, so we decided to throw it up now anyways.
This photo from Joey Cobbs was taken while Dennis was filming for his latest/ greatest Demolition Rig promo. If this isn’t “testing” parts, I don’t know what is! Dennis’ Rig bar is out now and comes in 9″ and 9.25″, check it out HERE. Click top image to view the full ad.
Well that’s that! The last two days of the Volume Bikes and Demolition Parts Japan Tour is in the books and the trip was a huge success! We got to cruse around at awesome skateparks, trails and street spots throughout Japan and got to me countless people along the way that we will never forget. To say we are beyond stoked and would love to come back one day is a huge understatement!
We started off Friday by heading out to Bike Shop Rag to hang out with the locals and check out the new shop, that place is clean and is worth the visit next time you swing by Osaka. From there we took a walk around a local temple, fed some fish and looked at turtles. After all that love, nature, and hippie-ness we headed to a local indoor/outdoor skatepark where we ended the day with an awesome session and a parts raffle.
Saturday was the day the crew headed back to the states so we didn’t have munch expectations for the day, but to our surprise there was a local trail jam going down that happened to be on super photogenic harbor. The trails weren’t huge but there were tons of lines and the guys had the best time getting a session in before their flight home. The trip couldn’t have ended any better. Be sure to click on the post and check out all the photos from our last two days in Japan!!!!!
Checking in once again from #VLMDemoJapanTour, this time from the city of Osaka! First impressions of Osaka in one word, WILD. Right when we got into town we went for a pedal through an indoor market place that was like pedaling into a old world, heaps of cool things we’ve never seen at business in this place. Then after a quick left turn we ended up in the red light district of Osaka which had ladies of the evening being displayed like mannequins for all to see and shop through, if that is your thing. We were all pretty sketched out by that scene so we kept pedaling and found some awesome street setups along they way. The following day we visited a new shop that had the best mini ramp ever right in the middle of the shop! The guys had no problems shredding that place to pieces. There was even a local shredder on an 18 inch that was cranking lookbacks tail whips and barspins at height. After the session ended we pedaled over to CLAN bike shop where we got to meet even more cool locals, then we all went to dinner at the shop owners friend’s restaurant where we partied the night away before crashing out before dawn. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our final update from #VLMDemoJapanTour
Connor Lodes and Christian Rigal have teamed up again and have been working on an edit for Connors frame sponsor, Premium Products. The guys have been working on this for the last few months and it shows that they guys put some serious effort into getting this edit together. Such a sick mix of rad spots, good filming and great riding! You don’t want to miss this one.
Here is the first installment of a three part series that our resident viking, Ronnie Napolitan, is doing with his frame sponsor, Redline. This video series has Ronnie traveling to three of his favorite cities to ride all the street parks and dirt these places have to offer. This stop, Austin Texas, so sit back hit play and enjoy.
Art BMX #7 just dropped and features the new Kris Fox signature Stylus stem X Ezco Distribution ad with Kris doing a nice whipped out seat grab at the FOD Trails. Photo by J.Cobbs. Click top image to view the full ad.
Mike Gray has been on our am squad since he’s moved to the SD area and hasn’t let up since. He’s been going hard since he moved here with edits and pictures galore. Vital just put up a bike check Q&A of him about his new ride and etc. Check it out here>> “I’ve always wanted to ride for Demolition. I’m a part of the Am squad. It’s a total dream to be a part of something so many legends stand behind and take part of.” – Mike Gray
Heyyooooo!! So it has been a couple of days since out last update here in Japan. Last you heard from us we had spent our last day in Tokyo riding restricted skateparks and some of the most unbelievable street we have ever seen. Day 5 had us on the road to Nagoya, but about half way through the trek we stopped off in the middle of the woods at the YBP trails for a quick trail session. Unfortunately not everything was quite dialed in yet so we spent most the time watching Kris Fox rip up the giant BMX track that the locals had built along side the trails. Watching Kris do what he does best is a treat for anyone lucky enough to witness him race through rhythms and hit big doubles. After the YBP visit we made it do Nagoya and FiveStar bike shop, one of the raddest rider owned shops in Japan. From there we pushed north up to Toyama, visited TooLate Bike shop, rode Toyama skate plaza and ended the day riding around downtown Toyama until the rains came and sent us all inside for the night. Tons of good riding, good people, and great times. Check back tomorrow for more from our #VLMDemoJapanTour
Couple months back BMX Plus mag did a product prospective on “What is your favorite product that you have come out with over the years?”
I guess I could go on and on about an old part that we revolutionized in BMX in the past or that we used new space aged tubing only used on the Apollo 13 ship but since I also try and ride every day, I personally like new and improved products that are always coming out. My favorite product that we recently spent some time on that I’m especially excited about still is our Demolition Trooper Aluminum pedal. I was a huge fan of those old Profile Gas pedals that had the pin down the middle of the body that slowed down the rotation spin of the spindle (for no-footed tricks) but they discontinued them after a short run. Since I never forgot about those pedals and I always wanted to design something like that in that they didn’t spin like crazy but didn’t ruin the bearing or had a pin due to it being overtightened. We looked into a number of needle bearings and etc to keep the platform pofile slim but also didn’t want bearings to blow out. After numerous tests, we came up with the full bushing system with rubber seals that still allows the pedal to spin amazing but the rotation isn’t loose or spins freely and also comes with a CNC, heat treated CRMO spindle. That and those suckers last forever! – Brian Castillo
The boys at 180 Distribution built up the ultimate bike with all our new Demolition goods and sample parts. They made up a cool interactive thing to see what parts are what. Click here to check it all out.
Kris talks about going to his first X-Games, traveling, and his signature SE bike. There’s also a good amount of clips of Kris ripping through some SoCal parks.
Our last day in Tokyo! We have been loving Tokyo so much since we got here it’s going to be tough saying goodbye, but at the same time we are all looking forward to seeing the rest of Japan and what it has in store for us. We started the day off goofing around in one of Japan’s largest retail stores, Don Quijote, where we found everything you could possibly need to live your entire life, birth to death, and then some! After an hour or two over at Don’s, we cruised over to a huge public skatepark that we weren’t allowed to film at… Because we were so bogged down by rules and regulations at the park we rebelled and went street riding with some locals. “Spine with rail” was the description given to us about the first spot and too our amazement thats exactly what it was when we got there. Dennis even said it may have been the craziest setup he has ever ridden, which is really saying something. We then hit up two more spots in the area that we just as crazy as the “spine with rail”. Everyone clipped up with some big banger and we ended the day with some Japanese hot wings and beer, we are in heaven….
Day Three here in Japan and the good times just keep on coming. The day started off at BMX RIO were we got to meet cool locals and at the same time avoid getting run over by the bicycle highway that passed right by the front door. The Japanese take the bicycle commuting seriously and do not slow down just because there are a bunch of Americans in the way, now matter if they are old or young, man or woman, they are coming through hot and are not waiting for you to see them! Whats funny too, is that the whole time they never show any kind of fear or expression when there is a close call, just business as usual hauling ass on the sidewalks of Tokyo. Anyways, after BMX Rio, we headed over to another rad rider owned shop, Flourish BMX. Flourish is owned by Volume and Demolition rider, Akira Sakata, so it was rad to get to meet him and see what his shop and the scene are all about. From that point we headed over to a local skatepark and sessioned with everyone until sundown when we all mode a trek on foot to a local Ramen Restaurant. None of us on the trip had ever eaten authentic Japanese ramen before and it’s safe to say that we are all HOOKED! Be sure to check back soon for our next update from #VLMDemoJapanTour
We have arrived in Japan! Well, we got in about 48 hours ago but it has been a blur of the senses since we arrived. There is just so much to see, touch, smell, and trip out on here in Japan that there is simply never a dull moment and we have no idea what we will get into or find next. Our first day here we got our bikes built, visited an amazing shop, fought jet lag and basically got our bearings in Tokyo. Day two had us riding plenty, first at an outdoor park and then at an indoor park later in the day, both parks were a little slow going but the crew made the best of them and had a blast shredding with the locals and trying to communicate by any means necessary. Be sure to click on the post and check out the gallery from our first 48 in Japan.
Check back in a couple of days to see our next update from #VLMdemoJapanTour
DIG just put up this crazy backwards 60/40 ender from Rob Wise’s Killjoy section that turned a lot of heads. This same pic was in DIG 86 and was shot by none other than Rob Dolecki. Check out the vid again HERE>>
Kris got over his top 3 picks before he left on the Demolition Japan trip, and came up with the above winners. Huge congrats to Blaine, Evan and Zach for wining their new Stylus stems. You can definitely see a bit of Kris Fox in each of his 3 picks. Thanks again to everyone that entered, you all rule!
Rob Wise once again proves why he’s known for being “the machine”. Every video part he’s ever had he does something crazy and original, plus shows what a beast he is. Check out his last Killjoy part to see what I’m talkin’ about now!
Tyler runs you through his Haro SD bike with all Demolition parts. He’s also got some new samples on his bike like the new Dennis Enarson Rig tires and cranks. Check it out to see what’s new and a few crazy park clips too.
Kris Fox’s Style For Stylus contest is getting close to wrapping up tomorrow (midnight) and so we had Kris pick his top 12 picks so far. We’re still accepting last minute entries but these are his favorites so far. Holla if any of these pics are of you.
“This was so hard on me to narrow the entries down to 12! There are way to many amazing entries! I was so stoked! Thank you SO much to everyone who participated and keep having fun riding your bike!” – Kris Fox
We just got the full itinerary for our Japan trip and wanted to give you guys that are going to attend the full schedule. See you soon…
Original post: That’s right, we’re going to Japan! The good people over at Motocross International gave us the invite and so we got together a group of misfits together to hit the open road. Dennis, Connor, Fox, Tyler, and our fearless leader Joey Cobbs will all be in attendance there. We’ll be filming, riding with locals, playing tourist and hitting up shop stops along the way. We’ll be there from 5/16 – 5/24 if any of you out there in cyberspace are around. We can’t wait for this one, we’ve all been dying to get over to Japan for some time now. Follow #vlmdemojapantour on Insta for the updates. Hit the top image to view the full flyer.
To all the moms out there, have a wonderful mothers day!! From the man who loves moms most… Mike Hucker Clark.
Christian has up a new bike check up on the RIDEbmx site and there you can see what Demolition parts the grind-master rides and why. Check it all out here >>
Biz is on fire this week on our blog; first the sick pic of him in the middle of nowhere doing a fakie bars, his amazing new Verde edit, and now this cool bike check that ESPN just put up. Check it out HERE with full descriptions from the man himself on why he runs what he runs.
Josh Perry and Chris Doyle were on hand recently at the DDASC grand opening in North Carolina and landed a couple of cool clips in this edit HERE that Fat Tony made. Josh was also able to shoot a few rad photos with Walker Anderson during the session. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump and be sure to check out the edit after that.
Always a treat to see a new Biz edit! Mastroni and Biz have been working on this one for a bit now and finally dropped it today. Well done on every front and stoked as always to see Biz shred. Filmed by Mike Mastroni, edited by Will Stroud.
On one of Jason Enns’ big spot search excursions, he found this random deserted FMX ramp up in the foothills in Norco. He later dragged (we didn’t know what we were in for) Biz and a couple others out there to shoot pics on the 2′ wide ramp. Biz ended up getting this rad looking fakie bars on it, while Enns got an over-tooth that was featured last week on the Volume bikes site. Click image to go BIG.
There was a time not that long ago where it was nearly impossible to find a skatepark, these days there seems to be a park every small town across America and multiple parks in most cities in the states. San Diego is no different and has skateparks of all shapes and sizes laid out across town. So who better to talk to than all around nice guy and skatepark assassin, Connor Lodes on what 5 parks San Diego parks he loves to ride and what is it about those parks that separates them from the rest.
Kris Fox’s style is timeless, whip out a bike like this over a hip and it will always be something awesome to look at. The #Style4Stylus instagram contest is well underway and we have got a lot of rad entries so for so use the whip as motivation to go out this weekend, get stylish, and submit your entry!
This shot by Cooper Brownlee of Dave was one of the many sick shots he has in his edit. If you haven’t seen Dave’s recent Back Home edit, check it out here >>. Click to go BIG.
Dave Dillewaard is known for riding everything and riding it all good as hell. This Winter (Summer for Dave in Australia) Dave went back home to Australia to ride the amazing parks, wrestle crocks and film this sick edit with Cooper Brownlee.
Figure we haven’t done a product contest in a good while, and figured a Kris Fox Stylus stem giveaway would be perfect. Here’s what you have to do:
Follow @DemolitionParts and @KrisFoxbmx on Instagram
Post a photo or video of yourself getting stylish with the hashtag #style4stylus
Feel free to get creative, Kris will be judging style and not necessarily the trick
Kris’ top 3 picks wins Kris’ Stylus front load stem. Contest ends May 14th. Good luck!
Click top pic to go BIG>>
I still don’t understand how Tate is capable of some of the things he does on his bike, I don’t think anyone does. But what we can all understand and agree on is that Tate is a creative genius on the BMX. This photo is a few years old now but is just as amazing as the day it was shot, so do yourself a favor and save this timeless photo as your new desktop wallpaper.
Don’t know too many guys that do this trick but leave it to Enns to be the one to do this crazy over tooth on a wedge style hydraulic bay lift. This ad was gonna go in print but the lack of print mags these days postponed us to get it out quicker online. Oh well, hope you like it as much as we do. Click image to view the full ad and while you’re at it, feel free to get some new Dumbchuck pegs >>
OLP 11 featuring our very own Aaron “Fresh Press” Smith and many others has a chalk-full of good riding and spots. Get watching to see what some of the best of New England.
Connor Lodes just sent over this stylish hop pic that he shot of Christian from the other day, and we just couldn’t resist but to make it into a desktop wallpaper. Click image to view BIG!
Kris Fox’s signature Stylus front load stem is in and looking so clean and stylish. We’re loving the Axes logo he chose for the front plate. The Stylus is very similar to our other stems available in that it’s the perfect balance between material, weight, and internal/external machine without any extra gimmicks added or taken away from it. Just like Kris’s riding; clean, stylish, and without any of the added unnecessary extras. Hit up your local shop or mail order to check it out and get one coming to you.
Having Woodward East as your main skatepark makes you a better rider, and Ronnie is proof of just that. So many crazy transfers, and lines. Watch now and while you’re at it, buy his signature Combat bar. You can ride just like Ronnie…
While filming for Dennis’ Rig line promo, our very own Joey Cobbs got this sick looking no-handed 3 pic over a big ol gap. Click image to go BIG. And if you live under a rock and haven’t seen Dennis’ amazing/ latest Rig line edit, check it out HERE>>
Our good friends over at Markit Denim put up a rad little gallery yesterday of photos shot throughout the filming of Dennis’ Rig Line edit. Head over to MARKIT DENIM and check out amazing photos like this fake whip down a four stair and then when your through checking those out, click on this LINK and watch Dennis’ edit again because it is simply too good not to.
Dennis Enarson and good friend, Christian Rigal originally set out to make a quick lil promo video for Dennis’ new Rig line of parts but ended up coming back with 6 minutes of bangers on just about everything rideable from SD to SF. There’s not enough words that can describe how good Dennis is on a bike and how much control he has on dirt, street and ramps. Dennis’ Rig line bars (out now), tires and cranks are fully designed and tested (thoroughly by the looks of this video) by Dennis himself. Watch now and be ready to get stoked.
Hucker and Red Bull are back at it once again. This time watch Hucker talk about Australia, Cam White’s trails, an encounter with one of the most dangerous snakes in the world, and then throw down some seriously insane riding at the Cam White Hillside Dirt Jam.
They guys at Markit Denim are at it again with their Unseen Markit Zero photos feature, this time with Demolition’s Connor Lodes. The above wall ride was featured in Connor’s Dig Mag Interview so it’s not exactly “unseen” but it’s still kick ass! Check out the gallery HERE.
We’ve been knocking out some How-To’s lately in the office and our next one is ready. It shows the in’s and out’s of taking the Rolls V2 hub apart and switching it between LHD and RHD using the Switch Drive System (SDS). Filmed and edited by our very own Josh Clemens (@joshclemens) and brought to you by Kevin. (Seems like Kevin’s got some acting experience)
Doyle has been known as the “pros pro” for some time now for a number of reasons; He’s constantly the nice guy to all riders, knows what his sponsors wants, and is the constant badass on whatever he rides. He’s also known for coming out to SoCal every year and killing the local trails. We decided to sit down with Chris while he was visiting out west at Heath Pinter’s house to get what the big differences are and everything else in-between. Click here to view it all, and click images to view big.
We just got our new Connor Lodes signature “Top Lodes” stems in stock not too long ago and they turned out amazing. The Top Lodes is a nice and mellow top load stem if you’re looking for a stem that doesn’t have as much rise (or drop) as a traditional top load, but still want a traditional reach. It’s also got a great old school style with clean modern lines. And like Connor, it’s perfect for dialing in your nose manuals. Hit up your local shop or favorite mail-order to get one special ordered….And don’t forget to check out his signature Axes pivotal while you’re at it.
There is a rad Gallery of Dennis, Connor and friends at the F.O.D. trails the guys over at Markit the other day. If you haven’t already seen it be sure to click on the link HERE and check it out.
Also while your over the be sure to check out the new Rob Wise unseen Markit Zero photos that they just posted this morning. Those guys are killing it over there!
Hucker makes his annual, or actually I think it’s semi-annual, migration to New Zealand to ride trails, milfs, jetski’s naked, and continue to live free in every way every day. Well worth the watch because any footage of Huck is well worth watching. Thanks to Red Bull for putting all this together.
To show off our new YouTube channel, we uploaded our 2011 full length Last Chance video. We separated the sections on our Vimeo channel a couple years back but now you can watch it in its entirety. Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s definitely worth another watch.
Ronnie and new teammate B.Dosch made a trip to Cleveland to get in a session at Akron, Chenga and Ray’s. Like always, I was surprised by some of the crazy shit that Ronnie does at the parks. Be sure to watch this one on a big screen too!
That’s right, we’re going to Japan! The good people over at Motocross International gave us the invite and so we got together a group of misfits together to hit the open road. Dennis, Connor, Fox, Tyler, and our fearless leader Joey Cobbs will all be in attendance there. We’ll be filming, riding with locals, playing tourist and hitting up shop stops along the way. We’ll be there from 5/15 – 5/24 if any of you out there in cyberspace are around. We can’t wait for this one, we’ve all been dying to get over to Japan for some time now. Follow #vlmdemojapantour on Insta for the updates. Hit the top image to view the full flyer.
Dennis has been rockin’ his new Rig bar for some time now and has been putting it to the ultimate “D.Enarson test”. He’s also been busy putting in some time for his RIG line promo, that will blow your mind. Just saw it yesterday and it’s mind-bottling. Below are the specs on the Rig bar that we currently have in stock in 9″ and 9.25, and available in both Flat Black and Chrome.
Rise: 9″ & 9.25″”
Crossbar OD: .75″
Crossbar Height: 6.5″ (9″) 6.75″ (9.25″)
Crossbar Width: 11.28″ (9″) 11.3″ (9.25″)
Material: 13 butted, heat treated CRMO. Thickest point is 1.8t (.070)
Weight: 33.2 (9″) oz
Since there were so many rad photos of the guys posted in the team page update last week, we just can’t help but make them into wallpapers so that your computer’s desktop is up to date with the freshest riding photos out there. Today’s wallpaper is brought to you by none other than New Hampshire’s finest juicer, Aaron “Aboy” Smith. We found this amazing spot on our Colorado trip last year, the spot looked incredible for photos but was tricky to get a real line at in order to make it happen. No one else wanted to give it a go because of the awkward run up but Aaron got it figured out and rode over the door a few times in order to get the photo just right. Click on in to check it out big and then give it a download to freshen up your desktop!
Daaaaaamn, A-Boy coming in hot with this one! Stop reading and get ready to be psyched to ride.
“Aaron once again puts it down in his usual buttery smooth fashion. From tech to gnarly, everything is stomped and nothing is questionable. Spots in Boston, Kitchener Ontario, and Austin.” – KINK
Hucker has a rad feature that just popped up on the Red Bull Bike blog where he and Demarcus Paul, a mellow street shredder out of SD, are asked the same questions to see where the differ, where they are alike and where they aren’t even in the same ballpark! This is a pretty rad feature so make sure to head over to the Red Bull Bike Blog by clicking here and check it out.