Who isn’t intrigued by the good old days? The KTM 250cc 1981 edition was the fastest stock dirt bike built to many at the time. My dad used to own and race one in the early 80’s and can confirm it was a beast. A good reason for me to replicate this iconic bike in honour of my dad’s career and the path that it lead us to. A cool extra is that it resembles the Dutch colours like no other which makes it a perfect build for this years Red Bull UCI Pumptrack World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. With a couple special paint features I got to give it my own little twist as well.
It is not just a regular BMX build. I will be racing an OS20 (22’’) BMX in a regular 20 inch XXXL HSX
Today etnies is very proud to launch their second collaboration with British based clothing brand, and BMX powerhouse – Doomed. etnies pro BMX rider Jordan Godwin and artist Paul Robinson founded the brand on Doomsday, back in the late teens of the 21st century. When these two aren’t pushing the limits of technical street riding to the next level, they’re constantly developing their own beautifully apocalyptic Doomed clothing and accessory collections.
etnies worked intimately with these Doom-mongers again to produce two super-stylish black vulcanized shoes that are stealthy, durable and sublime – The Jameson Vulc x Doomed, and the brand-new Kayson x Doomed.
What has the UCI Pump Track World Champion title meant to you since you got it? Payton Ridenour: It was a dream come true to win the first ever rainbow jersey given out for pump track! I think it's every cyclist's goal to win a world championship title, so to win the entire event was incredible.
Is it fair to say that BMX Racing comes first for you followed by riding Pump Track? Payton Ridenour: Yes, BMX racing comes first for me and then pump track. It's really convenient that I can transition so easily from racing to pump track too. I train specifically for racing and that transfers right over to the pump track, and my bike set up is the exact same for both.
Leading up to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, have you ridden more pump tracks lately?
C1 Results USA BMX Freestyle National Series Grand Final Tehachapi, CA, United States. 9 October 2021. Men Park: 1 Daniel SANDOVAL 200 UCI points 2 Ryan NYQUIST 160 3 Jeremy MALOTT 130 4 Wesley HARK 110 5 Bryce TRYON 90 6 Kaden STONE 70 7 Jacob LEIVA 50 8 Brady BAKER 30 9 Joseph NIX 20 10 Andrew MEIER 10 11 Gabriel CHAVES ARG 12 Tucker SMITH