Here’s a quick edit from the infamous and oh-so-hard to ride bowl in Christiania, Copenhagen. This bowl is super tight and hard to ride, but it’s good fun and you can really tell who’s the local in this edit… riders featured are Travis Johnston, Niels Thanild, Bruno Hoffman and Ty Morrow. Edit by Dominik over at Woozy.
A few weeks ago my good friend Niels @ Simple Bike Co. had his first child with his wife Nadia. It’s a healthy boy named Malte and these news have already been posted on the net before.
I had this idea for a bit of an unconventional gift and I started drawing. It was a little more than halfway done when I had that interview over on BMX-tec, so a preview of the finished image was posted there.
Now it’s 100% finished and I wanted to take the opportunity to post it here, along with my warmest congratulations to Niels, Nadia and Malte. Here you go, a brand new tricked out tricycle. Click for bigger.
Simple Bike Co. now has a page of its own on everyones favorite social networking site Facebook. Go there and do a search for “Simple Bike Co.” and be sure to become a fan. Also, there is an update on the site with more photos from the team and their roadtrip in Sweden and Denmark. Also, Niels has an interview on DataBMX (scroll down for English).
Interbike is over. I’ve been scanning bmx news sites and forums for interesting new parts and products from other brands then the one(s) I’m involved with. But there was seriously nothing new or really cool. Unless you think 20+ new pivotal seat graphics (on the same seat shape), or new limited edition colorways are groundbreaking.
The most interesting thing for me was that the G-Sport Ratchet hub finally seems to be ready for release and that they’ve figured out a way to make a 9-tooth driver. It was also interesting to see the JC/PC pedal from Odyssey. It’s a cool concept and I think it will work really well. So in my book, the only company that really delivered was Odyssey/G-Sport, even though we already knew both those products were coming.
And of course I have to say that it was fun to see Niels Thanild showing off some of the new Simple parts we’ve been working on in his product highlight on VitalBMX.
My friend Antti in Finland just sent me this videoclip from a recent tradeshow that was held in Helsinki. They had built up a streetcourse and a dirt stepdown plus one jump. I’m not sure whether there was a comp or just a jam/demo. But here’s the video (old man Niels Thanild of Simple Bikes even has an appearance towards the end):