Reece Richards.. what a guy.
Commonly known as BoostedBryn from his Instagram name, Reece is from Bristol in the UK and I’ve been meaning to try and shoot something with him for a while now. I kept seeing him sending wild gaps on Instagram and knew he would cut the mustard for a wild P&Z video. Lucky for us, he got offered a ride from Starling Cycles last year and headed over to NZ to bed ‘er in, once he returned (and the worldwide pandemic somewhat calmed down), Starling’s big dog Joe McEwan brought us together down south and we got down to business.
As well as being pinned on the Starling Cycles Swoop, Reece was handed a Starling Klunker and a wild fancy dress outfit (not sure it was fancy dress for him though, just the norm) for us to give a good beating and grab some attention. 60 psi, dangerous drifts and sore wrists ensued. And also lots of laughs.. and very strange looks. He actually convinced a chap (fully in character) at Belmont that he was legit looking to send the biggest gaps on it. Said chap was very worried for his safety.
Making the most of the last of the summer, we headed to some of the Southwest’s finest spots where berms were concrete hard and tech was loose and dusty.
For those of you who don't know, Starling Cycles handbuilt stupidly fast steel full-suspension frames from their HQ in Reece's hometown of Bristol. In the video, Reece is riding the Starling Swoop - built with 27.5" wheels, 160mm travel and with a custom butted Reynolds 853 frame.
You can learn more about Starling Cycles at www.starlingcycles.com
and follow them on Instagram at @starlingcycles.
Reece, and Starling, would love to thank: @bikeyoke @magura_bicycle @funnmtb @betdcomponents @sprungsuspension @morvelomtb
@ohlinsmtb @cushcore @ryanbuildswheels @theoverlandstore @morvelo for the support.
Video, Words - Caldwell Visuals
Photos - Dave Price Photo
Thanks - Jamie Edwards, John Lambert.
Soundtrack - 'Low Commotion' - Tony Dork