Shannon Gillette and Gork Barrette from USA BMX went on a big tour of some of the BMX factories located in Southern California for an upcoming issue of Pull Magazine. They stopped by 9 of the top BMX brands in the game and did a Facebook live stream, behind the scenes look into their factories. In the videos We get to see new products, we learn how some of the product is made, lots and lots of “Fun facts” and some great insight into how the industry works.
This is an awesome series that everyone who’s into BMX or bicycling in general needs too see. Big shout out to Shannon and Gork for making these videos.
This week is the #Pull magazine #SoCAL factory tour and one of our first stops is at Supercross BMX in apple valley, California. Owner Bill Ryan gives the fans a quick tour of their front offices:
In this video we get to see how some of the ODI grips are made.
HARO Part #2
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FTB, Balance Bike Collection, Inspired By Classic BMX Builds
If you didn’t already know, Factory Team Bikes (FTB) makes a really cool, high quality balance bike collection. These bikes are built as legitimate mini BMX bikes for kids to get their balancing skills on point. The steel frames are also strong enough for the little ones to shred with worrying about shredding the bike to pieces ;). Not only are these bikes quality made, they also pay tribute to some of the icon BMX bikes from the 80’s.
Lots of companies make balance bikes, but none of them make a real BMX balance bike. So, when we decided to add a balance bike to the FTB BMX range, our mission wasn’t to beat our competitors on price, it was to beat them on quality. We wanted to make something you would be proud to see your kid ride (not some toy store piece of junk) but also something durable enough to eventually be passed on to family or friends to share the love of learning to ride a bike with future generations. A gift that keeps on giving! With its quality steel frame and forks, chunky tyres and sealed bearings throughout, not only is the FTB balance bike fully serviceable, you also get all the quality and great design which the FTB brand is renowned for. Kids these days have never had it so good! ~FTB
For more info visit FTBBMX.com
Bassett Racing 29″ Ronin Series, Frame & Fork
Riverside, CA BMX manufacturer Bassett Racing has cool 29″ chromoly BMX frame called the “Ronin” and it’s hot! The chrome plated frame features a simple yellow,orange, pink and blue colored decal placed in the middle of the down tube and seat tube giving it retro vibe. The frame also features a loop tail rear end to complete the retro look.
Peep the Specs:
-23-1/2″ Top Tube
-18 1/2″ Chain Stays
-Crank Bottom to Ground Height 11-7/8″
-74 Degree Steer Tube a 2 Degree Rake on the Fork
-R3 Front load has 0 degree offset front load is 1″ projection off fork leg.
-Forks are 1-1/8″ Threadless
-The Steer Tube is 1-1/8″ Integrated
-Can be ordered to use conventional headsets with cups
-The seat mast is 1-1/8″ so you’ll need a 1″ post
-1-1/2″ OD Down Tube
-1-1/4″ Top Tube
-.125 wall Axle Tabs
This bad boy is available on BassettBMX.com
2018 Rift “Bryce Tryon Rig” BMX Park Frame
Racing frames are’t the only type of BMX build that the Rift brand makes, they also make park frames! The 2018 BTR is the signature frame for their pro team rider Bryce Tryon. BTR stands for “Bryce Tryon Rig” and it looks solid.
The frame features a top tube Length of 20.5 Inches, the head tube is at a 75.5 degree angle with is great for nose manuals, bunny hops shouldn’t be a problem at all with a chain stay at 13 inches slammed.
Stand over height is at 7.9 inches so throwing your feet over for those can can’s and tailwhips should be a breeze. Currently the frame only comes in a Matte ED Black colorway.
“When I designed the BTR with the guys at Rift/Tangent I wanted to make a frame that met my spec and could still be comfortable enough for anyone to pick up and ride, I think we nailed it!” ~Bryce Tryon
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Here’s Bryce in action