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!
good sense of humor 😉
Also what he says about japanese riders, i really agree, they’re so open minded. They’re no about refusing trends or doing exclusively trends. They’re using whatever they feel like using….open minded… One of the many reasons we all love japan, the variety of styles coming out of this country…
Just added Matti’s run from the Flatland Fury contest in 2002 as a reference to some new school riders who perhaps don’t know some background on Matti. What a run! And true words about being open minded also….
great rider!! remember he in the first flatland vhs i watch, infinite pices, in GT Show , so hard!!!
Any advantage to 2x spoke lacing with inbound only spokes?
I noticed that too Mark. It seems like it would pull more like radial does on the flange so it might not be advisable.
missing the days where there was actually room to do any kind of run you wanted and not just limited to spinning .___.
I love matti’s style, he has a bit of the basic styles or types of tricks. rolling , spinning ,flipping you name it. I’d love to see a good 3 minute edit of him!
@ srj actually in my opinion Jomopro’s contest floor isnt that small if you want to check that out. i can see a straight rolling style rider being able to get stuff done there
Top! Matti was very hard to beat when he was on it!
Which was usually the case…
there was this Props vid on the world’s in Portugal or Spain, something like that in the late 90’s, and Matti was riding a blue GT the alum. whatever frame, awesome footage !
Gotta love Matti and Autum ,yes i ride one . lovely bike 🙂
There is an up to date video edit missing with Matti riding that blitz frame. Matti get yourself up and throw some combos of you on tape. Just for the fun of it. You are such a good rider, you don´t have to hide anything!