The HARO Blackout XL is Haro's top of the line complete bike made for serious BMX Racing. The only upgrade after this would be a Haro Citizen Carbon frame but there's no complete bike available from Haro that features the carbon frame. That Blackout though. It's not the cheapest complete bike out there but the parts it comes with explains why. The CLiQ Citizen carbon fork up front is light and strong and shows minimal flex. Combined with the a tapered head tube, 3D dropouts and the Blackout PTC (Power Transfer Center), the Blackout frame is serious about transforming your power into straight speed. Out of the gate the CLiQ Weaponz 2 piece cranks mounted to the sealed bearing CLiQ BB86 press fit bottom bracket doesn't let you skip a beat. We see top racers ride this machine and for good reason. The bike does not come with pedals which is a miss, but knowing most racers use their own type of Clipless pedals why would you pay for something you are not going to use anyway?
The Vans Era Pro captures the classic Vans footwear style that you know and love, upgraded with enhanced performance to withstand the perpetual wear and tear of BMXers around the globe. Identified by the Pro Classics label, this iconic style is built with Vans Pro Skate technology, providing additional cushioning and premium support that fits the demand of today’s progressive BMX riders.
Favored by Vans’ world-renowned global BMX team rider Gary Young, the refined Vans Era Pro remains an iconic Vans style, integrating Pro Classics performance innovations that feature:
-PRO CLASSIC BENEFITS
Name: Paul Meacher
What does a bike need to be a good vert machine?
Paul Meacher: Solid and fast!
Why this brand?
Paul Meacher: I’ve ridden lots of different frames over the years but this time I thought I’d treat myself to a custom frames with the angles and features I wanted as well as brake mounted on the chainstays. A Lairdframe was the perfect choice.
Name: Shanice Silva Cruz
Sponsors: Proper Bike Co, IMG distribution, Shield Protectives, Pauls Boutique BMX, KOHS, Loaded Ink
Mechanic: Stuart Gibson & Albert Moonen
Since when are you a Proper Bike Co sponsored rider?
Shanice Silva Cruz: I started riding for Proper mid August and am very happy with their support! I was quickly used to my new bike and within half an hour I was back to doing my regular tricks like a tailwhip to tap!
What size frame are you currently on?
Shanice Silva Cruz: I am riding a 20.7” Tecmatik frame, I’m not very tall and I like the way shorter bikes spin!
Does a new bike give you some extra motivation to learn tricks?
Shanice Silva Cruz: Absolutely! My riding sessions are with two other riders that I normally didn’t ride with in the past, combined with a new bike and the fact that I don’t have to be worried my bike will
Dutch rider. Orange frame. Makes sense. Dez Maarsen just built up a new bike and here's the parts list that makes Dez a happy camper. Give Dez a follow in Insta to see what this bike can do, if Dez rides it. @dezmaarsen
* Frame: Infinity Ka 19.5
* Bars: Heresy Ascend 9
* Bar ends: Ares stainless steel
* Grips: Primo topped with tennisgrip
* Fork: Heresy
* Stem: Enemy Compounds 45mm
HUB TALK : FEC FREECOASTER HUB HOW-TO. FEC hub inventor Ashao gets together with Jean William Prévost to take the hub apart and put it back together as they give some tips on how to use it and assemble/disassemble it correctly.
Vans, the global icon of creative expression, introduces the Color Theory collection, an extended offering of unisex footwear and apparel inspired by the beauty that comes from the creative output of individual expression. As the boundaries between menswear and womenswear continue to blur, silhouettes are no longer constrained to traditional gender representations. Upholding the value of creativity, the Color Theory collection can be mixed and matched by anyone to define their own personal color spectrum.
Unisex footwear has been part of Vans’ design make-up since first opening in 1966, allowing fans to make any design their own. Color Theory applies that thinking to create updated constructions of
ELEVN OFFERS A NEW ELITE ALLOY COG. THE ALLOY REAR COG IS LIGHTWEIGHT, BUT STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE THE BEATING YOU CAN PUT OUT WHEN PUTTING THE POWER DOWN OUT OF THE GATE. THE FULL CNC’D T6 COGS ARE OFFERED IN 4 COLORS.
-Full CNC’d Alloy AL-7075 T6
-Shimano compatible and 3/32”
-Wide 5mm alloy cog base for great contact with cassette body and lock mech.
Sizes: 14 – 18 teeth
Colors: Black, Polished, Red, and Blue with laser etched logos
The Vans checkerboard Slip-On Pro has become a go-to style for Vans’ global BMX team rider and fan favorite, Scotty Cranmer, and is one of the most beloved classic Vans silhouettes to date. Featured as part of the Pro Classics collection, the checkerboard Slip-On Pro offers a trifecta of performance technologies providing unrivaled Duracap functionality, UltraCush HD cushioning and Vans’ original waffle outsoles cherished by BMX riders worldwide.
PRO CLASSIC BENEFITS
DURACAP DURABILITY: Constructed with reinforced rubber underlays in high-abrasion areas to provide long-lasting, unrivaled durability that’s able to withstand the abuse of the Vans global BMX team.
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in creative expression and empowerment, Vans and Marvel join forces once again to launch their largest collaboration to date. Celebrating the “Off The Wall” Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe, Vans introduces an extensive range of co-branded footwear, apparel and accessories featuring an all-star roster of iconic personas including The Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, Iron Man, Hulk and more! The Vans x Marvel collection is an epic collaboration for the ages, assembling a massive line-up of 70-plus styles for fans of all ages.
The Vans x Marvel collection kicks off with a selection of footwear inspired by The Avengers. Representing the Super Hero squad, a custom Old Skool has been outfitted with a unique color story to