• Jean-François Boulianne Bikecheck – Quest BMX Battle frame prototype

    Jean-François Boulianne just got in contact with this latest prototype Quest BMX Battle frame, check out his dialled set up below. Here’s what JFB had to say:

    “A few days ago I had the chance to put a new ride together for 2015. The thing I am most excited about is to be one of the test rider for Quest BMX Battle frame. It’s super responsive, lightweight and full of Flatland specifics like front wheel clearance a 19 inch top tube and a short backend. I will tell you more about that frame during the test phase. Here is how my ride looks like:

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    Frame:Quest BMX Battle Frame prototype
    Bars:Quest BMX Miyagi handlebar
    Pegs:Quest BMX Turbine pegs
    Grips:Odyssey Aaron Ross grips
    Stem:Odyssey Lincoln short stem
    Fork:Odyssey Zero offset fork
    Aheadset:Odyssey Pro
    Seat/Pedals: Odyssey Galaxy seat and pedal
    Crank:Odyssey Thunderbolt crank
    Chain:Odyssey Key chain
    Sprocket:Odyssey Fang sprocket
    Wheels:Odyssey Aplus wheel set
    Tyres:Odyssey Chase-g 1.75 tires

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    If you have any question about the Quest BMX Battle frame or anything else on my bike contact me through my facebook page www.facebook.com/Jeanfrancoisbouliannebmx

    Pete Brandt – We Bicycles Bikecheck

    Intro: Effraim.

    If you were paying attention to the site last sunday, you will have noticed the Old School Sundays special with Nor Cal flatland legend, Pete Brandt! Back in that 89/90 O-zone period, Pete had one of the most interesting bike set ups with personal modifications. Fast forward to 2014 and Pete just had a well deserved signature frame with WE Bicycles, why not catch up with the man himself and see what he is rolling with!

    Frame: WE Bicycles Equation 18.7TT

    Fork: KGB Space fork 2 modified

    Handlebars: Fenix 4 piece

    Barends: Ares Stainless steel coin set

    Stem: S & M Redneck FLT Stem

    Aheadset: FSA Impact with Quamen cap

    Grips: O rings with Gamma tennis racket tape

    Griplocks: none

    Brakes: KGB SPACE fork 2 W/ Dia Tech pads

    Tyres: Ares A Class 175 hard compound

    Tubes: Schwalbe metal shradder

    Pegs: DOM Pegs

    Seatpost: Thompson Elite

    Seatclamp: integrated WE Bicycles

    Seat: KHE Wantabe

    Chain adjustor: Integrated WE bicycles

    Chain: odyssey blue bird chain

    Cranks: Quamen 150mm

    Chainring: Quamen 16 t

    Pedals: Moto Bicycles W/ wooden outer

    Rims: Odyssey Aerospace 36

    Front hub: Profile Elite

    Freecoaster: Infinity 14mm

    Spokes: DT swiss

    Any modifications on your ride Pete?
    Yes, O ring in bottom bracket, cut down drop outs on forks, moded out brake set up to keep it low profile, grinded the edge of the pegs to make them round, silicon in the bars to prevent rust and reduces cracks on the inside of the bars.

    Anything specific to you that you must have on your own ride:
    Tennis racket tape, 16t sprocket, Ares tires, and everything else!! haha

    Sponsors/shoutouts:
    WE Bicycles,Moto Bicycles, S&M, Fenix, Quamen, Profile, Odyssey, Sequence, Thompson, and SF Art Apparel.

    Advice for beginners with their set ups?
    My advice is to get a basic set up and find out what direction you want to go. You don’t want to go out and buy and expensive bike right off because there are a lot of options for different kinds of styles.

    Terry Adams – Deco TA Bike Check

    Terry’s bike is a little different from when we originally filmed this last year, but he’s still running his signature Deco frame and most of the same parts, and there’s still some solid riding clips in here… Better late than never!

    (Filmed on May 29, 2013.)

    This video is part of my “Better Late Than Never” series… A handful of videos I produced for Alli Sports in 2013 never went online after Alli changed the direction of their YouTube channel, so I did some quick re-edits so the videos could finally get out there.

    Dustyn Alt – Wethepeople Bikecheck

    Some good news sent in by Dustyn Alt! He just got a hook up with Wethepeople, who have just launched a “Utopia” flatland line. Great to see WTP back in the flatland game, and great to see them supoorting an up and coming pro rider! Check out Dustyn’s fresh new ride.

    Frame: Wethepeople Utopia 19.5
    Fork: Wethepeople Utopia
    Front Wheel: Stolen Revolver
    Rear Wheel: KHE BIG O
    Tires: KHE MAC 1
    Pegs: D.O.M. Pegs
    Seat: Stolen F Boss
    Freecoaster: KHE Astern Street
    Bar: Wethepeople Switch/Utopia
    Barends: Wethepeople
    Stem: Eclat Boxer
    Crank: Flatware Twombolt
    Pedals: Moto Bicycles