Video: Raw BMX Style on a Mountain Bike

Jan 11, 2019 at 14:08
by Rocky Mountain Bicycles  

Like many of us, Matt Roe’s obsession with riding bikes started at a young age. When he was 12, he borrowed a friend's BMX to ride the local jumps because he was constantly breaking the wheels on his mountain bike. That first ride on 20” wheels helped define what would be his direction for the next 20 years, and Matt eventually landed several contracts to ride BMX as a professional, granting him the chance to travel the world.

Matt Roey Roe on his Slayer

Nowadays, Matt lives in southwest Dorset and has largely transitioned from riding BMX day in, day out to riding mountain bikes. He still hops aboard his BMX a few times a month, but is pretty stoked ripping through the woods with his mates.

Black Mountains Cycle Centre


bigquotesKeep riding with a smile and remember to have fun. That’s what bikes are for!” – Matt Roe


Mentions: @caldwellvisuals @RockyMountainBicycles




47 Comments

  • + 36
 Interesting to see how someone who is used to the geo of a BMX bike carries the posture over to MTB........... There is definitely a discernible difference in his riding style compared to pro riders with different backgrounds
  • + 18
 This guy is made of style. Think im I'm going to fix my BMX and then ditch it again when I realize that I'm too garbage to dirt jump on the small wheels. No forgiveness if you case on the big hits.
  • + 10
 My train of thought every time.
  • + 11
 Perfection or die.
  • + 2
 @Clarkeh: true words
  • - 2
 i would like to see him try to shred on tech trails like here LGP, Maryland. He would bust his balls.
  • + 16
 Dave and Matt roe all in one day, Tommy C you are spoiling us! Style for milesssz
  • + 4
 Cheers lad, all in a days work!
  • + 8
 Matt Roe is soooo good. I'm starting to wander what size bikes all these super steezy guys are riding, are they taking the super long reach bike the industry is telling us we need or are they riding a size down so its more playful
  • + 5
 Coming from a BMX race bike I like a smaller sled that allows me to throw it around more.
  • + 13
 i have both a sized up and a sized down bike. smaller bike is more playful, but the long reach on the oversized bike is an advantage on steep downhills for stability. it's all trade-offs no matter what bike you decide to go with. just need to find something that suits your particular style. any new bike i buy from now on will be a "sized down" bike. i will suffer on certain trails, but i will have a bike that works well for the stuff i like to ride the most and that makes riding more fun to me.

My buddy is a sponsored pro bmx rider, and he is a lot smaller than me. I've handed my bike that would be oversized to him, and he instantly could bust out tricks on it and looked great. i think a pro can just take any bike and shred on it, so the skills themselves are going to far more important than worrying about a little bit of bike size difference. It's fun to nerd out about that stuff, but in the end putting in the hours on polishing your bike skills is what really matters.
  • + 1
 26" helps. It can vary a bit frame wise, but you really don't want a big one.
  • + 4
 kinda what I expected (In a good way) Mtn biking is basically the theft of style for both MX and BMX...not sure of many things that we came up with on our own except the water bottle cage...
  • + 3
 I remember him on BMX in derby storm skatepark days.. Nice to see him on MTB.... like him, i have moved on to MTB from BMX,
  • + 1
 Isn't that Jamie Bestwick's old local spot?
  • + 2
 @Neale1978: sure is, the old vert ramp at storm was ace
  • + 4
 Check out his mutiny BMX edits if you have never seen them, crazy loose style on a 20". Proper style cat on any bike tho.
  • + 2
 Those trails look amazing, would not take long improving your skills riding trails like that, also great too see well shaped trails getting cleaned up for a new year!
  • + 1
 Wales never fails! Wink
  • + 3
 Really good style Matt! Beauty trail/jumps as well. Is that a Slayer or what?
  • + 4
 ALL HAIL ROEY!!!
  • + 2
 This guy's riding style reminds me of Semenuk's riding style, although slightly faster.
  • + 3
 I'd like to know what brakes he's not using, el rapido.
  • + 2
 Ridiculous and bloody nice chap, met him at FOD although he had a massive off haha!! Good work Matt!
  • + 3
 Love the sound of a tight bike. No clanking or break chirp.
  • + 2
 Nice. I'd like to see more clips like this from there. It looks f****** awesome.
  • + 2
 my dirt jumper is practically silent. my hubs barely make a sound, and my BMX buddies introduced me to chain tensioners so chain slap is impossible. so i have my DJ which is basically silent, and my trail bike with some of the loudest hubs available for purchase, ha
  • + 2
 Matt Roe! Wow! One of the best in the business! So cool to see him on a MTB too! :-D
  • + 2
 It doesn’t get much better.
  • + 2
 Style for days.. Nice one roey!
  • + 2
 Yes, Matty!! You make those trails look so good
  • + 2
 Sick riding, lovely .-D !!!!
  • + 2
 How I think I look on my Slayer...
  • + 2
 Awesome riding
  • + 2
 Love Roey’s style.
  • + 1
 Smooth as
  • + 1
 Speeeeeeeeed!!
  • + 1
 bmxican butter.
  • + 1
 fuck yes
  • + 1
 Quality
  • + 1
 Insane bike control!
  • + 1
 braaaaaaaaap
  • + 1
 dude can ride!
  • + 1
 well, that was pinned
  • + 1
 That's style.
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