Video: Ruben Alcantara's Full-Suspension BMX Bike

Mar 5, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  

The concept of a full-suspension BMX bike isn't new, but Ruben Alcantara's trying to take things a step further with his latest project. Watch as Ruben and Garrett Byrnes start to figure out what works - and what doesn't - in episode one of Fingers Crossed.


58 Comments

  • 75 4
 Waiting for the 29" version
  • 16 3
 me too and the 29" version with gears
  • 53 4
 Waiting for the grim donut review
  • 18 0
 I´m anxious to get an e-BMX
  • 3 0
 @opamp84: that would be sweet on Zwift!
  • 23 0
 legendary riders! heres a taste of what they do on a regular 20" for all yall people who just ride squishy bikes:

Ruben - www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwnfz5QD4io

Garret - www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxgcyKD8f6s

Big things to come from this pair, two legends and innovators right here.
  • 1 0
 Haha, I can remember that Ruben video so well, musst have watched it a hundred times back then. What a legend.

but honestly, I'll just expect 2 guys having fun, experimenting and doing amazing stuff on their suspension BMX. Surely they won't be pushing the limits of the sport. Their joints certainly deserve a softer ride Wink
  • 26 2
 now that's a proper downcountry bike
  • 10 0
 Garrett Byrnes could make anything work, and make it look cool doing so.
  • 9 0
 That's pretty rad! Looks fun as hell.
  • 8 0
 Best we're going to need to build a new bike frame montage music intro ever.
  • 7 0
 FUCKING RUBEN AND GARRETT!!!!!!!! YESSS!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 For those new to Rueben, he is a God.
More style than anyone.
Goes higher than anyone , without pedaling.
Most creative rider.
Watch his section in etnies "forward".
  • 2 0
 Going close to my 40s I allways regret myself to not have been riding Bmx... So I allways discarded cause when I tried I couldn't believe how my body scrambled just going down of a border... I might give it a try! So I can progress safety and easier with the many spots I have around better suited for small wheels.. Good job guys! Looking forward!
  • 3 0
 Cranks looks a bit long for a bike that low. Ruben the steeze master and needs that extra torque. Going bigger than most big bikers.
  • 2 0
 Ruben has been running 180mm cranks for his entire career.
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd: Wow I thought my 175mm were getting a bit much. His mega speed style I guess demands that extra torque.
  • 1 0
 My ideas about BMXers is that on average they have little money and therefore are conservative about technology, so current riders will be unlikely to adopt bouncy bikes. But other riders entering the sport, or older people hoping to preserve their skeletons, might find these appealing. Me? I say bravo, and am curious to see what is possible on these bikes.
  • 3 0
 who cares what everyone things, this shit looks sooooo fun its not even funny?
  • 4 0
 "Its easy, you do..." those who know, know
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Brooklyn Machine Works BMX
  • 5 0
 A BMWX?
  • 3 0
 Rad bike created by rad people, perfect.
  • 1 0
 Love the DIY out of the box, innovation, grit, and talent. Like the early Mt. Tam clunker crew. Best "mtb" video series of 2020!
  • 2 0
 Commencal solved this, Clash 20.

www.commencalusa.com/clash-20-c2x29149158
  • 1 0
 that thing is sick, somebody toss some bmx bars on there
  • 1 0
 TT is WAY too short on that, be like trying to jump a flatland fame. Considering Ruben and Garret both ride bikes with 20.8-21.25" top tub lengths this one is around 17.1" TT, way too short.
  • 1 0
 It's about time! I'm so sick of the industry shoving 26" slope bikes down our throats! 26" wheels just aren't playful enough.
  • 2 0
 Ruben ! ! ! ! Garret Byrnes ! ! ! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Starling Cycles Beady Little Eye!
  • 1 0
 Well this looks like fun! And who doesn’t love the good vibes this is cranking out? Count me in brothers!!!
  • 1 0
 That frame making is so ghetto and some backwoods redneck shit. I love it. Would buy. I bet that thing is fun as hell.
  • 1 0
 One reason I stop riding bmx because of my knee and join ( old age ) but this is interesting.. I would totally by this bmx..
  • 1 0
 By the last episode, if it's perfected, put me on the list !!!
  • 2 0
 BICYCLE MOTO CROSS
  • 1 0
 ruben ...awesome human being and bike rider !
  • 1 0
 Ruben's style is timeless. He looks great in the air. So much control.
  • 1 0
 Why not? Squishy’s always better
  • 1 0
 Ruben and Garrett... BMX at it's finest.
  • 2 1
 Neat
  • 11 12
 Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should...
  • 10 0
 I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here: it didnt require any discipline to attain it!
  • 3 0
 @mountainface: There it is.
  • 4 0
 clever girl
  • 3 0
 Are they heavy? [Yeah] Then they're expensive. Put them back.
  • 3 0
 @iamamodel: Where's the goat?
  • 1 0
 Yap yap yap.
  • 1 0
 Full sus ebmx anyone ?
  • 1 0
 20 ain't dead....
  • 1 1
 A for effort, but pass...
  • 1 0
 why isnt this an ebike?
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