Matthias Dandois introduces his signature “La Bastille” frame with Haro Bikes! Lookout for an intense No handed spinning half packer whip to half packer line at 1:41, all shot in San Diego, California.
If you ride indoors, one of the problems you will face is the bike dropping and scratching the floor. This can be the difference between keeping the spot and losing it, in order to take full advantage of riding indoors. Dub has just released these new nylon caps for the Microphone Peg that if you use a full set will knock 4.5 oz in total for all of you who are weight conscious, but more importantly keep your indoor spot smoother and scratch/dent free. 21 grams a cap and are sold in pairs.
Plus in related news, Dub’s also making spacers to make the pegs longer for all of those with bigger feet, contact Dub via the site for more details.
Scott Scholl from New York, hit me up with a grip design he has been working on with flatland in mind, read on.
“I just finished developing handlebar grips that I’ve had in mind for a long time. I make them myself out of silicone. Had the same pair on my bike for about a year now and they seem to be more durable than Krayton rubber- no thumb wear and no major damage after lots of hitchhiker accidents.
I designed The Pleasure grip so that it gives you three different hand positions with your fingers between the rings which adds better sideways traction- especially for Lardyards, and The Checker and Girly grip are for fun and variety. There doesn’t seem to be much innovation with grips right now so I think they will do well.”
Paulo Gepulango out of Bacolod City in the Philippines got in contact with some news he will receive a signature frame and stem with his sponsor, Enemy Components. Congratulations Paulo! Paulo will announce more details soon but for now, the frame specs are 19TT, 13 CS. And the stem is 45mm. Check out the photo!
So far Brand of the Year was the tightest competition, with voting going right down to the wire on January 4th! Congratulations to Deco BMX, the 2014 Flatmatters Online Readers Choice Brand of the Year, closely followed by Quest BMX!
Congratulations to igi and Jean William Prevost and team for the Flatmatters 2014 award for Innovation of the Year for the igi peg design. Much like his riding, Dub keeps refining more and more to get the best product possible. Like the Breakthrough Rider of the Year and Most Progressive Rider awards, Innovation of the Year won by a landslide!