Simon Booth and Lynda Davis of KiddiMoto gave me tour of their booth at Toy Fair 2018! Kiddimoto is known for making motorcycle inspired wooden balance bikes. They’ve since expanded to making helmets, back packs, steel bikes and even carbon balance bikes.
Lynda who is the president of Kiddimoto USA starts off the tour by showing me the aluminum, twin top tube balance bike. The frame design gave the bike an instant vintage BMX vibe, reminiscent to the classic BMX freestyle frames from back in the day. It come as a mountain bike version and a BMX version with the only difference is the handlebar styles.
Next we check out the Super Jr. which has more of a traditional balance bike look to it. Then we moved on to the helmet section which come in a variety of designs.
Next up Simon, who is the founder/owner of Kiddimotto showed me the “Kurve” wooden balance bike then he went on to show me the wooden Evil Kenevil inspired balance bike built on the brand’s superbike design.
Then Simon showed me the Kiddimoto’s latest balance bike called the “Karbon”!! The high end balance bike features a carbon fiber frame, fork, stem, stem spacers, handlebars and seat post. The bike just looks amazing and we love how they put the branding on the wide top tube.
“The Karbon is crafted purely from carbon fibre with the exception of the pneumatic tyres and super lightweight bespoke gel saddle, which adds that little extra touch of luxury. The bike has met with widespread acclaim at international trade shows, with orders flooding in from high-end department stores across Europe and a well-known international footballer…” ~Kiddimoto
For more information on the Kiddimoto balance bike and accessories visit Kiddimoto.co.uk
Ride – A BMX Film Starring Ludacris (Trailer)
Emcee/Actor/TV Host Ludacris is starring in a new indie movie called “Ride”! Ride is an indie film based the life of Glasgow, Scotland BMX pro John Buultjens, who will be played by Shane Graham.
“Following a violent incident at 8 years of age, a troubled youth from a white supremacist family is sent to a juvenile detention center by the courts. After spending the better part of his childhood locked up, a persistent social worker finally finds him potential foster parents. He becomes hopeful until the foster parents arrive and he discovers that his foster father is black. With no better alternative, he agrees to go home with them. Things are tumultuous at first, but the foster father is determined to get through to him. When he discovers his foster sons fascination with BMX and teaches him how to ride a bicycle, the two start to form a bond and helps thrust him down the path to BMX glory.”
The movie made its debut at the Newport Film Festival back in April and is set to be released later this year.
The trailer looks pretty good, we’re looking forward to seeing it!
-John Buultjens is currently the Global Brand Manager Haro BMX
-John will actually be playing his father in the film. <–Click on that link for a really great in depth interview with John
-Mike Escamilla plays a BMX announcer in the film
-You know how we like to show the connection between HipHop and BMX on SugarCayne….well, Ludacris staring in a movie about BMX is yet another example folks! 😉
G-SHOCK featuring Nigel Sylvester Edit
Nigel Sylvester is at it again with another stylish BMX edit! This time Nigel does a lil something for G-Shock. It’s an extended commercial featuring Nigel riding around NYC doing tricks and looking cool while doing it 😉 The director mixed in some still photos of Nigel along with video footage. Of course there are some close up shots of the G-Shock watch Nigel was sporting. commercial
Totally Rad Illustration by Jay Reed
One of our favorite Designer/illustrators Jay Reed recently dropped a dope BMX inspired illustration called “Totally Rad” on his IG page!. It’s a modern day take on the classic RAD movie poster. Jay Kept the font similar to the original but this time he has a kid doing a tail whip with some cool graphics in the background.
This joint had us hyped!! Hopefully Jay will be doing more dope BMX pieces! You can follow his IG below