AC1987

I grew up with a small group of friends that were all into biking. We got into XC mountain biking, then slowly into freeride and "Urban Assault" (remember that???) Being from the city and all as we wanted more of a challenge. Eventually we found some awesome dirt jumps which then led to BMX. I always kept a bit of everything and eventually rode downhill as well! Now married in my 30's with little time to ride, but still passionate, I ride BMX when I can and keep up the trail rides as well!

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AC1987 aidanoliver's article
Jul 31, 2020 at 5:56
Jul 31, 2020
12 Short Travel Dual Slalom Bikes from Silver Star - Crankworx Summer Series
That Hyper though... it looks like it could go into production as it seems to share a lot of the front triangle of the hardtail that's been around for a couple years! That could easily be a competitor in DS, 4x, speed & style and slopestyle with all of the experience Hyper has from both freestyle BMX and BMX racing.
AC1987 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 24, 2020 at 10:50
Jul 24, 2020
Friday Fails #128
That one big gap was an epic send at least! But for everyone else... please spend a year riding a BMX bike and learn some bike control, you have to be precise on a BMX because little wheels and rigid frame/fork leave very little room for error! I remember chalking up a few big saves on my DH bike to what I learned from riding a BMX on jumps and skatepark.
AC1987 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 21, 2020 at 5:10
Jul 21, 2020
Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail
My thought exactly! At least put some Hope brakes on it that would look awesome and probably actually work.
AC1987 danielsapp's article
Jul 13, 2020 at 7:30
Jul 13, 2020
Kona Release Shonky DJ Bike in Completes
A top spec BMX can easily be over a grand. The thing with complete BMX bikes is that most people don't know the difference between different rigid forks etc. Build your own BMX with great parts and I've seen people spend 2k plus. All that said... it comes down to experience and budget. A cheap DJ bike with a Manitou Circus Sport/Comp or an RST Dirt fork is going to be adequate for a lot of beginners and occasional riders. Personally I will spend the money to buy a complete with a Manitou Circus Expert or better fork, simply because I like nice things :D but actually because the cost to upgrade later just isn't worth it for me and I likely wouldn't break my Manitou Circus Sport, I'd just hate it
AC1987 danielsapp's article
Jul 10, 2020 at 19:58
Jul 10, 2020
Kona Release Shonky DJ Bike in Completes
Talk to your LBS... really hard to get much better pricing than Commencal, however, if you have a good relationship with your LBS... mine has always cut me deals on completes as they make their money on service and parts.
AC1987 dan-roberts's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 19:12
Jun 10, 2020
Bike Check: Taj Mihelich's Chromag Stylus
I love that a rider of his standing is running a Yari fork and 11 speed! Awesome inspiration and surprisingly I get his thing about flex. I bent several forks in BMX and only my DH forks felt really stiff. I also had a problem with cranking hard on one of my XC bikes and the tire would run even though I got the rim tried and tensioned a few times. Annnd I still run 40 PSI on my trail bike tires!
AC1987 dan-roberts's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 19:07
Jun 10, 2020
Bike Check: Taj Mihelich's Chromag Stylus
@chyu: yup... twisted splines too!
AC1987 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:33
Jun 7, 2020
Spotted: Ohlins RXF 38 Fork
wait for it... 1.25 - 1.8 taper with a 25mm axle with 95mm un-boost spacing so you have to replace your stem and hubs as well
Jun 3, 2020 at 7:51
Jun 3, 2020
Jun 3, 2020 at 6:58
Jun 3, 2020
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