Video: 20 Inch Roots

Jan 28, 2013 at 0:07
Jan 28, 2013
by Jon Bokrantz  
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Maybe I'm about to bite off more than I can chew, but my self-centered flick Roles Reversed was definitely a tasty ego boost. If you've seen it, it's probably obvious that I have quite a fond relationship with 20 inch wheels. BMX is definitely my roots. I've ridden kid's bikes for a decade now, that's 40% of my life. For me it's the perfect way to survive the endless, dark and cold Swedish winters. However, I don't ride that thing close to as much as I'd like to these days, and it's been quite a few years since I've put the effort into making a proper BMX edit. Christmas Holidays for me means that I got a month off from Uni and can come home and ride the local park, so I simply decided to dust off the old friend and make it happen. Winter is peak season for BMX and the conditions indoors are always all-time.

Produced & Edited by: Jon Bokrantz
Filmed by: Mike Frisk, Marcus Eriksson, Magnus Sidén and Jon Bokrantz.
Photos by: Mathias Lindqvist

Music: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Muscle Relaxants

I'd like to thank the following companies for their support and belief in me:
Norrona // Specialized // Five Ten

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  • + 23
 Not to be too stereotypical (I personally ride or have ridden all bike disciplines--- well except cyclocross!)... but it is genuinely good to see a BMX vid on here with the rider wearing a helmet. Smile
  • + 2
 Well then hurry up and get on with it! You have to try CCX. It's awesome!
  • + 2
 I've heard that it only takes one cx experience to get hooked.
  • - 1
 I just want to be 100% clear. Cyclocross is road biking, right? Or is it a specific type or something?
  • + 1
 Cyclocross is a form of racing that takes place on a short track, with as many laps as can be accomplished in anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The bikes use skinny knobby tires, and drop bars. But there are lots of obstacles and the race generally is entirely offroad.
  • + 3
 You should try it, all the cool kids do it. I mean, first time's free. I mean, you won't get hooked. It's not addictive either, you can quit anytime.
  • + 4
 And if you're a BAMF you can whip it like it's a slave: linky
  • + 1
 I had some road rims made up with disc hubs and cyclocross tyres on a hardtail. Had to grind a little off my Manitou for clearance but the rear was fine. It sucked in the sand and you couldn't take stair gaps. On hard pack single track it handled like a laser. And you can't beat having 300g tyres for climbing. It was a ghetto build but, I could hang with the XTR boys and I'm no cross country rider. Be warned though the skinny tyre makes your arse look skinny.
  • + 13
 That transfer at the end: insane. I could do approximately 10% of everything I just witnessed. He throws down, bravo.
  • + 5
 I could do approximately 100% of the falling part at the beginning. I'm pretty confident about that.
  • + 11
 Any video that uses Rural Alberta Advantage gets my vote.
  • + 3
 I second that motion
  • + 3
 I like that Pinkbike is starting to display more news form different biking discplines. This guy has some serious skill, and i have always wished i could do the stuff, and it may not be my cup of tea, but DAMN its bueatiful to watch. P.S. cudos to showing him fall at the beginning, cuz i like it makes me think about how eventually everyone of us can get that good if we practice, but thats not gonna happen without fallin on our asses a few times first.
  • + 7
 And some say cameraman are dorks. idiots...
  • + 5
 I thought this guy was a professional bmxer until I read the description... Holy shit!
  • + 1
 Honestly not that great. As far as box goes. He can tail whip. Big deal. He isn't great at spinning, can't cab or slide, not very fluent. That's just my opinion. Looks like he's having a good time, just don't think it's front page worthy....
  • + 1
 Bmx goes.. Damn iPhone
  • + 4
 Wish I could ride like this! Big Grin
  • + 4
 love bmx.
  • + 2
 So good man! Really enjoyed it.
  • + 2
 20 is the new 29
  • + 1
 cyclocross.... pfff

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