Photos: Provided by Matti.
Many of you might not know the face behind DeepBMX, Autum Bikes and the new Bloody Shins Webstore. The guy that brought flatland back to the annual Masters/Worlds contest! That face is Matti Rose! Matti burst on the flatland scene around 1998/99 on a blue GT Show. Matti is perhaps best known riding wise for his signature backwards timemachine flip to upside down megaspin.
As always I try to cover a large spectrum of riders and styles to keep things fresh. Nowadays Matti is well overdue some coverage, peep his pimped out Autum ride right here! Thanks for all you do for flatland Matti!
Mattis straight 90s setup:
Frame: AUTUM “the Blitz”
Fork: AUTUM “Bent” fork
Handlebars: AUTUM “Escobar”
Stem: Flybikes Suelo
Gyro: Odyssey GTX-R
Grips: Odyssey Gary Young
Griplocks: None. I am not afraid of that someone will steal my grips
Brakes: Dia Compe HombresBrake levers: Odyssey Monolevers
Tyres: Odyssey Frequency G 1.75″
Pegs: AUTUM “Bamos” pegs
Chain adjustor: AUTUM Blitz integrated
Cranks: Odyssey Flatware
Chainring: Odyssey Flatware
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Rims: Odyssey Hazard Lite
Front hub: G-Sport Marmoset
Freecoaster: KHE Geisha
Spokes: Yes …and they are black
I put some air in the tires and some BLOODY SHINS stickers on my frame.
Anything specific to you that you must have on your own ride:
Some air in the tires…
deepBMX, AUTUM Bicycles, BLOODY SHINS, G-SHOCK
Advice to beginners on bike set ups?
All this discussions about brakes or no brakes do not excist in Japan – and I have a lot of respect for Japan and Japanese ridersss… BMXALOT!
Matti killing it at the Flatland Fury contest in 2002!