Multi-Discipline Master: Street, Park, DH, Enduro & BMX - Video

Mar 31, 2018
by Airborne Bicycles  

bigquotesWhen the winter hit, the days got shorter and the snow starting to fall on the east coast, I made a phone call to one of my best friends in San Diego and begged him to let me come crash on his couch. With a place to stay and a plane ticket booked, I was all set! San Diego is known for all of its amazing riding spots and great weather, I hit up my sponsors to help bring Jamie along to capture all the action. Making this video was an absolute blast and I wanna give a huge shout to all my amazing sponsors. Special thanks to Airborne Bicycles, DK Bicycles, Fly Racing, SR SunTour, Onyx Racing Products, Box Components, Ride 100%, KMC, Vee Tire Co., Broski Sounds, Circle-E Clothing, and KickPower Energy for all the support, to Jamie Allander for the insane long days and crazy hikes, and all of my California friends for making me right at home.Tommy Zula



77 Comments

  • + 40
 Thus the “n + 1” formula.
  • + 12
 Seriously! I hope he's got one helluva security system for his garage!
  • + 15
 This guy rips but I'm most impressed with his BMX skills at the track.
  • + 1
 @Mister-Lost-Bike-Shop:

Trained k9 and I keep the bikes in the house not the garage. That’s how I keep my babies safe; not sure about this guy.
  • + 1
 @Maverick18T:

Same for me..If you get past my pup, there is always Mr. Colt to deal with..Smile
  • + 8
 Absolutely!! This one bike for all is just rubbish marketing! Jack of all trades, master of none! Get the proper bike for the job at hand!

Smile
  • + 24
 Hole crap, that was sweet. Is it just me or once you can clear a triple on BMX track then aside of rock gardens and flat loose corners, MTB is a walk in the park?
  • + 3
 Rock gardens and flat loose corners? That's it??
  • + 2
 It's definitely easy to huck a DH bike after your doing 25+ foot jumps on a BMX, but I reckon the best thing racing BMX taught me was to be comfortable on my back wheel. I love manualing through rough shit on my DH and trail bikes now.
  • + 1
 @schofell84: yes... I’m sorry.
  • + 14
 Throwin some shade on the poaching at Regency. At least water the damn place if yer gonna remove the carpets off the downside for your mediocre edit.
  • + 16
 This sounds way more negative than intended (and I can't delete it), but please water if yer gonna ride.
  • + 2
 @angelfuk: i think you may have got away with it!
  • + 11
 Just me, or was he hitting chunkier stuff on the trail bike vs the DH? Either way, nice riding all around!
  • + 6
 Have been lucky to see Tommy at a variety of different BMX races over the past 5 years and will tell you that he is an even better person than a rider. And he is one HELL of a good rider. IE: Olympic BMX Trials level hence the access to the Chula Vista track in the video. At races he always made time for the younger kids and seemed to just love riding bikes. One of those rare people that makes you smile and feel good about the sport we enjoy. Good on ya Tommy, wishing you all the best.
  • + 10
 Great job Tommy. Serious skills.
  • + 2
 I checked out other videos of his on youtube and they are totally worth watching too. I have a soft spot for "BMX racing background"
  • + 6
 Bmx racers bring speed and style when riding bigger wheeled size bikes. They aint afraid to go fast or big!
  • + 1
 henceforth 29" sucks monkey balls


EDIT: but sssssh, don't tell anyone
  • + 1
 @baca262: too bad I spoke with some rippers with strong 4X background and they run 29" as their personal Enduro steeds, saying that as soon as you are not a midget, you'll be stupid not to use one. And why do I have an impression that most members of "29ers are gay" church can't even do an X-up and may as well ride 32" wheels - nobody will notice how detrimental a larger wheel would they be to their style because they have none.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Tell that to Loïc. Haters gonna hate haters. Anger begets anger (what a f-ing film). This isn't Gaza.
As for the vid, a good way to promote a product range it was. And BMX gives you wings, ask Aaron Gwin and Anne-Caro, et al...
  • + 5
 @BenPea: BMX is what got me and my friends into MTB ~30 years ago. Looking back, I should have kept riding BMX as well...
  • + 0
 @BenPea: what has one to do with another? BMX on tuesday, 29er on saturday?
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: Wheel size should be proportional to inseam, IMHO. Being 5' 6" on a good day with a 30" inseam, you wont see me on a 29er.

Like the immortal Tesco Vee, I just tool for anus out there anyways...
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Have you missed the MTB scene over the last 25+ years? Thanks to BMX & motoX the sport really progressed.

Yeah sure why not BMX on Tues & 29er on Sat?
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: "Hole crap, that was sweet. Is it just me or once you can clear a triple on BMX track then aside of rock gardens and flat loose corners, MTB is a walk in the park?" You are now trolling yourself. I may have misunderstood your question though.
  • + 0
 @m1dg3t: the funny thing is, it is easier to throw around a 160 29er than a 26” DH bike. It’s about, the weight of the tyres, geometry, amount of suspension. A 26” wheel with DH tyre on, has more inertia and gyroscopic effect than a 29”wheel with double down / super gravity casing. It’s much harder to pop a DH bike, manual it. It’s science, it can be felt right away. Nobody calls “small wheeled” DH bikes not playful enough... show them 5”29er and they will stand on the corner of the street with picture of Danny Harts run from Champery shouting about the end of the world.
  • + 2
 Yeaaa TONY!!! Haha I need to learn BMX so I can further my MTB skillz ;p
  • + 3
 @m1dg3t: holy shit a meatmen quote. unbelievable. that was worth the many useless hours I've spent reading PB comments.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: FWIW, Gwin prefers a 29er for trail....
  • + 1
 @jerryhazard: Yep and the bike he learned on was a BMX. Solid foundation for all riding was what was saying. Not to mention the MX...
  • + 5
 Wow, incredibly talented all around rider! Serious skills... nice work filmer & rider!
  • + 1
 That's basically how we rode growing up in the northeast of the US back in the late 90's and early 2000's. We had everything from hardtail trail bikes, DH bikes, trials bikes and bmx bikes. Basically, a passion for any type of riding on two wheels in the dirt.
  • + 2
 Just because you're riding a DH bike doesn't mean your DH riding. LOL He rode gnarlier stuff on his "enduro" bike and hit bigger gaps on his BMX.
  • + 3
 Drew Bezanson's on Airbourne and DK now so can't wait for his edit like this.
  • + 3
 looks like the trails have become a lot more interesting in SD since i left
  • + 2
 Tommy is legitimately the biggest goof ball in mtb. Highly recommend getting to know him 10/10 vv rad dude.
  • + 2
 Very true. Watched him roll right up to a very elite group at Windrock on the finals run and said, “that’s right Airborne”. Then pulled off a killer run.
  • + 1
 @BigballmcCall: Hahaha you should have seen him interacting with Danny Hart before their GRT runs this year. One of the funniest things I've ever seen, the two polar opposite personality types within mountain biking. Tommy refused to let there be silence and Danny was NOT having it. It had me so dead.
  • + 0
 @The-mnt-life365: yeah. Hart was there. Lol.
  • + 0
 @BigballmcCall: uhhhh yeah..... he was..... whats your point?
  • + 1
 If anyone in San Diego needs a riding buddy to hit up any of these spots with give me a holler. Why did I have to get bit by the mtb bug so late in life, ahhhhh.
  • + 1
 BMX, Downhill, MTB just like I do - I think a lot of PinkBikers feel the multi-discipline biking
  • + 2
 Yea TZ! Been flowing on a bike since he was a child. He is so natural.
  • + 1
 pretty rare to see a multi discipline rider look so natural on such a broad range of bikes. Super rad!
  • + 1
 I want to know how this guy gets up in the morning and decides what bike to take out and what place to go to
  • + 1
 Zulaaaaa! Here is his biggest send without the bike (first clip) instagram.com/p/BRhTJnDDXNa
  • + 1
 Nothing like a hometown edit to get you stoked for the weekend ride...thanks boys!
  • + 0
 But few days ago people said riding in california sucks...
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: us Californians love to complain.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: California trails suck when it rains but good the rest of the time
  • + 1
 @aljoburr: you got it backwards. Really they dont ever suck but when dry they are loose and dusty, when wet they are grippy hero dirt
  • + 1
 @mrgonzo: When really wet turn into stuff like fresh dog shit, not good unless you go digging
  • + 1
 Sweet video! Wish I could afford that many bikes
  • + 1
 They should be getting paid from the city of San Diego for that...
  • + 1
 When the opening shots were filmed on your street
  • + 1
 great skills 0:35 one lucky fella....
  • + 2
 Awesome video!
  • + 1
 That was killer man! Great video
  • + 1
 Seriously fun video to watch..Smile
  • + 2
 Loved that.
  • + 1
 I love me a good mani into a double
  • + 1
 "this guys pretty goo- OH SHIT he can backflip!"
  • + 1
 Awesome, but waiting for the sequel with a fixie.
  • + 1
 The life!
  • + 1
 Yeah Tommy! True Baller.
  • + 1
 No ride Trails anymore?
  • + 1
 too cool for school
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