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“Espada Gigante pt. II” by J-K
Bike Check Wednesday with Morgan Wade
Another hump day which means another Bike Check Wednesday with Morgan Wade. Morgan Wade is known for his GO BIG riding style. May it be, hitting city streets or the Maga Ramp, Morgan Wade’s is GO BIG. When you GO BIG Morgan you need to make sure your bike is equipped with the the best parts possible. Morgan insures that his bike starts with a solid Hoffman Bikes Frame, Fork and Bars foundation.
We sent Morgan Wade a few questions to ask about his bike and where his bike has taken him. So, let’s get right to it. enjoy!
What is the one part you find yourself having to replace on a regular basis? And why? Tubes! Haha that one is obvious, but as far as parts go I seem to have broken quite a few seats lately for some reason…
What part do you spend the most time on to make sure it’s dialed in? Brakes, I hate working on them mostly because of how long it takes me!
What was the best place your BMX Bike has taken you? The place I’ve been most stoked on so far is New Zealand. It’s a beautiful country, we had a great crew, and there was tons of stuff to ride even though I broke all my front teeth out the 3rd day We were there! Haha
What was the worst place your BMX has taken you? The worst “places” I should say have been ERs all over the world. Weather it’s me or a friend that gets hurt it’s never fun to be in one of those.
You have been all around the world with your BMX, where is one place you wish to visit that you have not been before? I’ve always wanted to go to Israel! Hopefully that will happen one day soon!
Bike Check Wednesday with Morgan Wade
Frame: 21 TT Lady Luck
Fork: Bama Forks
Bars: Bama 9″ rise, 30″ wide
Stem: United Metro
Hubs: Profile Mini Cassette
(Atomic High performance worked them over with Ceramic Bearings and a special low friction coating that makes them roll ten times smoother than stock!)
Spokes: Double Butted
Tires: Maxxis Grifter 20×2.3
Pegs: United Stealth Plastic Pegs
Cranks: United Nash 175mm
Sprocket: United Super 8 28t
Pedals: United Supreme Plastic Pedals
Seat: United Supreme Pivotal<
Seat post: Hoffman Pivotal Post
Brakes: Shadow Drew B
Detangler: Snafu Mobus
Break Leaver: Dirt Harry
Grips: ODI Longnecks
900 air turns 26
In 1989, Mat Hoffman pulled the first 900 air on a BMX bike, at a 2-Hip King of Vert contest in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. At the time, 17-year-old Hoffman was a rookie pro who had just quit riding for Haro. It was his second pro contest, and his second time trying the 900 air.
Text by Brian Tunney
Video from Head First: Mat Hoffman – 1991 Eddie Roman bmx video
Art Thomason Brakeless Experiment
Riding flatland is amazingly difficult, removing your brakes and ride flatland brakeless just amplify’s the difficulty. This past week Art Thomason removed his brakes and started his brakeless experiment.
Here is a video Art posted from his 1st week of riding brakeless.
Look Back Monday March 23rd
Back again with another Look Back Monday with the Hoffman Bikes Team. This weeks Look Back Monday features 43 seconds of video and photo collage features Mat Hoffman’s skydiving, Trent McDaniel killing a rail, Jamie Skinner’s blasting out of a bowl, Kevin Robinson’s vert table top, Del Shepherd’s back on this bike, Bob Manchester’s selfie with his dog, Dravin Groove’s American Flag shorts to Ben Hennon’s crushing the dirt and wood.
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“Apple-Picking” by The Undynamic Pop Experiment
Hoffman Bikes Team Instagram Video Mix #3
Hoffman Bikes Team Instagram Video Mix #3 is here. Video number 3 features Mat Hoffman’s POV video from Woodward west Big Air Ramp to Trent McDaniel’s Chicago Ledge to Bob Manchester’s crazy rodeo flip to Mat Wilhem’s spinning madness this mix has something for everyone. Instagram video clips from Mat Hoffman, Trent McDaniel, Bob Mancherster, Matt Wilhelm, Dravin Groove, Mikey Babbel and Will Love. enjoy!
“Don’t Lead Don’t Follow” by Mors Ontologica
FACEBOOK Q&A WITH SETH KIMBROUGH
Last week we posted a question on the Hoffman Bikes Facebook Page, “If you could ask Seth Kimbrough one question what would it be?”. Had a great response to this question, so we sent these questions over to the man himself to answer some of the questions our fans posted.
Scott Redmond: How many sugars do you have in a cup of tea?
Seth Kimbrough: None! I try to stay away from sugar these days as much as possible. I like my tea straight!
Felipe Marques: At what age you did your first 360?
Seth Kimbrough: Hmm.. I believe I was ten.
Dave Lovesacupa Mclellan: For years idolized you in bmxing . So much so I watched every bit of video could find just so I could try ride like you when I was a youngster . You, Mat Hoffman, Josh Striker, Van Homan and Rat Boy, Tim Fuzzzy Hall, Tj and Brian Tunney all Inspiration to up and keep riding . Who was/is an idol you look up to ? And why ? Who has had the biggest influence in your riding/life in bmx . Thanks . Always digged your bones tee just could never afford one .
Seth Kimbrough: First off thank you very much! That means a lot! I guess growing up is have to say Hoffman for sure! Also Troy McMurry, The Gonz, and Taj Mihelich.
Matthew Gruenwald: Would you wanna come ride my local park with Metallica again sometime?
Seth Kimbrough: Yes!!!
Nick Solie: What’s it like to have talent?
Seth Kimbrough: Haha! You tell me!
Ross Toal: When are mortal treason touring the UK? (Serious questions there)
Seth Kimbrough: That’s always been a dream of mine. Unfortunately we just don’t have the money to pull that one-off, but I’ll keep dreaming!
Craig Whitewater: Same question was for Matt but didn’t get a response; Would you like to have lunch with me? I’m buying.
Seth Kimbrough: Time and place?
Don Binswanger: what is the meaning of life?
Seth Kimbrough: You know… That’s a good question! I’ve been searching for about 30 years now, I’ll prob die on the search! If you find out, let a brother know!
Michael Ferguson: Which riders from your teenage years still inspire you today?
Seth Kimbrough: Mat Hoffman.
Jace Tadic: You have been riding for Hoffman for 15 years now, and its incredible to see such loyalty still left in bmx. From those 15 years is there a moment you favor the most? Something you reflect on often?
Seth Kimbrough: I would have to say 1999. That’s when I realized I was really part of the team, and that my dreams were coming true. I was hanging out with the guys that only a year earlier I would watch in videos and think, no way I’ll ever be where they are. Hoffman Bikes has been through so many changes since then. Ups and downs, but they are still here, and with Mat 100% behind it, I will continue to support his dream, because he’s the one that pushed me to where I am today.
Jace Tadic: Also, is there any guidance you can give to someone trying to get back into riding. I’m finding it very difficult to stay focused and am too weary of injuring myself but it is something I need and want to do. Bmx has always been my happy place.
Seth Kimbrough: Don’t push yourself to hard. Don’t worry about trying to keep up with the new tricks/trends, just find a nice steady pace for YOU, and stay there. Have fun with it!
Jace Tadic: Are you going to bring the dreads back!?
Seth Kimbrough: I think about it from time to time!
Kevin James Daley: Can we hang out?
Seth Kimbrough: Yes we can!
Bike Check Wednesday with Trent McDaniel
Back again with another great Bike Check Wednesday with Trent McDaniel. It has been a long hard winter this year for many of us. Trent lives in Chicago and with the frigid temperatures and massive amounts of snow have kept Trent’s riding to a minimum. Between snow storms and slightly warmer temperatures Trent has been able to hook up with locals like Brian Kachinsky and photographer Timothy Burkhart to grab some video and photos. Between filming and photo shots we asked Trent several questions and garbed a bike check. enjoy
What is the one part you find yourself having to replace on a regular basis? And why? Tires for sure. Fresh set of tires always makes the whip feel dialed.
What part do you spend the most time on to make sure it’s dialed in? Probably my chain tension. Lots of grinding.
This has been a hard winter, how have you been able to keep yourself motivated? Not being able to ride actually motivates me than most things do. Not being able to ride or cruise drives me insane. Lots of spot searching.
If your bike could talk what would it say to you? Keep shreddin!
Frame: Hoffman bikes Lady Luck 21″
Forks: Division Formosa
Bars: Division c-bahs
Stem: Division terminal
Grips: Odi long necks (og)
Cranks: Division valiance
Pedals: Animal hamiltons
Bottom Bracket: Not sure
Seat: Hoffman black ops
Seat Post: Hoffman über post
Front Hub: Sun ringle
Front Rim: Sun ringle big baller
Rear Hub: Sun ringle
Rear Rim: Sun ringle big baller
Front Hub Guard: Not sure
Rear Hub Guard: Division
Front Tire: Cult slicks
Rear Tire: Cult slicks
Pegs: Hoffman 36D
Bike Check Wednesday with Matt Wilhelm
We have a great Bike Check Wednesday with Matt Wilhelm this week. Matt Wilhelm is one of the coolest riders you will ever meet and as one of the best styles in bmx flatland. Matt Wilhelm is also one of the busiest bmx flatlanders out there. He performs hundreds of shows at schools all over the USA and doing up to 4 to 5 forty minutes shows every day for 5 days a week will put a toll on anyone’s bike. But, if you look at Matt’s bike you will notice that some of his parts are old, really old. We decided to catch up with Matt Wilhelm and see how is current set up is doing and why for all the old parts. Here is bike check Wednesday with Matt Wilhelm. enjoy!
How long have you been riding this setup?
I have been riding this frame since November or December 2014. However, all the other parts on the bike are old… like really old. Many of the parts have even been discontinued such as the handlebars, forks, front hub, rear hub, 48-spoke rims in general, front brake, and I’m probably forgetting another one or two.
I replace tires the most, especially during the summer when I’m riding outside. However I think I’ve gone this entire winter on the same set of tires. My new warehouse has the best floor ever so the tires don’t wear down.
Bike Check Wednesday with Matt Wilhelm
Frame: Hoffman Bikes Strowler
Forks: Odyssey CS2 Flat Forks
Bars: Quamen Hiro Bars
Stem: Colony 35mm reach
Headset: Whatever is on sale
Grips: Odi Long Necks
Cranks: Profile 160mm Ti Spindle
Sprocket: Profile 23t
Pedals: Animal Hamilton PC
Bottom Bracket: Whatever is on sale
Seat: KHE Watanabe
Seat Post: Thompson
Front Hub: Suelo 48 hole
Front Rim: Hoffman Generator
Rear Hub: Nankai Bamboo
Rear Rim: Hoffman Generator
Front Hub Guard: None
Rear Hub Guard: None
Front Tire: Ares A-Class 1.75
Rear Tire: Ares A-Class 1.75
Pegs: Tree Big Balsa
Brakes: Fly / Suelo
Levers: Dia Comp Tech 77
Check out Matt Wilhelms webiste http://probikeshows.com/ and see what his shows are all about.