We are very pleased to announce that IMG Distribution is the new Mankind distributor in the UK from now on! For further details shops and mailorders in the UK please contact IMG for all infos on the new Mankind Complete Bikes, frames and parts. Here is what Carlo Criggs from IMG has to say about this: “We’re delighted to have Mankind in IMG’s portfolio of brands for 2018. We want to work with lifelong BMX supporters like Christoph who are committed to maintaining the dealer network that keeps our scene healthy. We were always impressed by the attention to detail of Mankind products and (now that’s been extended to a stunning range of complete bikes) it seems like the
Starting a BMX company to get rich simply won't happen. Bas Keep knows that, but when he decided to start Tall Order, he had different things in mind. The fact that touring is fun, you can get your mates to ride for you, you get to design your own products, there are plenty more reasons to run your own show. The Tall Order team made it to The Netherlands a little while ago and packed a lot into a short trip. Time for a Tall Order interview with Bas Keep.
Where did the name of the brand originate from? Sebastian Keep: I needed a name and it's not easy to find one. I like the phrase tall order and I'd also heard the phrase in a streets song and decided to pull the trigger on it.
Doing things different makes you stand out. What are some of the things that make Tall Order a different brand than other companies out there? Sebastian Keep: I dont think we try to be different. If we are different it might be that we aren’t trying to be cool. We just are what we are and we aren’t scared.
First High-Low Podcast of 2018 and a catch up with Tony Degollado at Starbucks. We talk about his role working on the UCI BMX Freestyle App, his recent trip to the UCI Freestyle World Championships and his thoughts on BMX Park in the Olympics.
We talk about his own career from racing for Haro to becoming Brand Manager alongside working with Dave Mira and Ryan Nyquist during the big money years in the industry. We also touch on Tony’s time at No Fear, Fox, back to Haro, his views on bringing freestyle and racing closer together, sponsorship and more.