As Concept Bikes is still technically a “Concept”, I do know that Jordan has been enjoying his Concept prototype which was HAND MADE IN THE U.S.A. by DESTROY which is a GRASSROOTS company based out of Northern California. Now enough talk about the frame and more talk about Jordan’s riding. If you were to go back and watch each video Jordan has made since he started making videos you will see a huge progression over a short time. So I hope he keeps up the hard work and somehow fixes his sweat problem soon hahahaha jk !
After watching this video there is not much more to say except this 17 year old kid Chase LaRue is truly gifted. Steven Jensen posted this video up saying that after only a week Chase has been able to throw truckdrivers with ease. That is incredible just in itself because there is not many people that can throws trucks as it is including pros. I really hope Chase keeps on riding because it this pace he is going to be better than any rider out there.
So if you missed out on yesterdays garage sale at the Fixie Factory in downtown Long Beach, Ca. then you missed out on some great deals and some good times. I stopped by the sale while I was downtown yesterday afternoon and saw bikes piled high on the front porch of the Fixie Factory with kids all over swapping parts and installing new parts and accessories on their bikes. I myself swooped up a new UNKNOWN BIKE CO. hat and some WOLF DRAWN stickers and patches. I hope they have more sales like this because it is great for the community and gives kids a chance to buy parts they could normally not afford when at regular price.
Desmond Cook, Brandon Tomita, Ken Wong Tong Ngyuen, Justin Paul Rojas Jr, and John Jello …. STRAIGHT UP KILL IT HERE !!! I swear its so crazy how much all you guys progress and just keep getting better and better. I swear when a buddy of mine was about to hit up Desmond for a cog he wanted to buy I just had to ask to film with these kids and get some clips. Stoked to see these guys going hard !
So when I first saw this video I could not help but chuckle a bit to myself about how funny it would be to watch this video with some Beavis and Butthead style commentary but I still am thinking about doing that but in the mean time I took some screenshots of some of the people that are interviewed throughout this video and shared some of their best quotes from the video. Either way you look at this video its funny and also passes along some great information along to young Latino riders out there to get inspired to ride a fixie bike. It is so awesome to see so many kids getting on these bikes that I love. I just wish some people would educate themselves a bit more on the bikes and their history but either way this fixed gear phenomenon is here to stay and grow.
EMMANUEL – 18 years old
Huntington Park, Ca.
“A fixie are way faster than mountain bike, speed bikes, anything. Because they are single gear.”
“If you cruz around too, You find white people, Black people.”
JASMINE – 18 years old
San Gabriel, Ca.
“Well they say its easier cuz like you just keep going ya know. You don’t have to struggle with the pedals.”
Bike Lane – Mid City Bicycle Shop
(Joe is a real Latino … peep the hickey on his neck. That is legit)
“Well it’s just something that came back up, it’s actually something ahh that was used back in the day, a fixie riding. Where you pedal forward and backward and now it’s just something fun for kids to do.”
ROGER – 18 years old
Los Angeles, Ca.
“There’s tricking fixies and then there’s riding fixies.”
“Not many people like it, think think it’s dangerous, but to me ………………. it’s uhh …. it’s…… I just like doing it. I like biking, I like riding, and to get faster and to lie get somewhere maybe like get sponsored or do something with the bike.”
OZY – 17 years old
Mid City, Ca.
“Well if you don’t have a brake some cities are really, nah like mean. Like so they stop you and if you don’t have a brake or a helmet or if its dark and you don’t have a light they will give you a ticket. And then, and then … well they like give you a ticket. So yeah, that’s only like the cities that are evil.”
ONYX – 18 years old
Los Angeles, Ca.
“And the thing about the wind cutters is ahh, the flyers right here are everything. Ahh I pretty much put it too my liking. Ahh these are raves, Sunset Shuffle, Starbucks, and on the other side we have Reggaeton is for music.”
I am lucky enough to ride with some of the best riders in Southern California so with the help of JBall and the rest of the sMc team, we created SoCal Young Guns! This is just the first promo to the video which is showcasing just some of the best riders in SoCal
Filmed/Edited – Omar Sebai
Full video coming soon!
Riders: Calin Hernandez – (LAB) Charles LJ – (LAB) Christian Ustarroz – (RYD, Hold Fast, Emmortal) Gabe Winawer – (Unknown, Palms Cycle) Johnathan Ball – (All City, Royal HC, The Workshop) Jonah Kessel – (SKYLMT, Sadio, Palms Cycle. YNOT) Junho Park Marco Marquez – (Redline, Royal HC, Palms Cycle, Fuesh) Michael Stanis Omar Sebai Oscar Lopez Packy Golan – (All City, Hold Fast, TTv, Palms Cycle, Machete) Tyler Nakamoto – (LDG, Zontrac, LAB)
THESE KIDS ARE STRAIGHT UP KILLING IT !!! I am so stoked to see what these guys come up with because they have been getting so good so fast and their videos just keep getting better and better. WATCH THIS SHIT !!!!
Here are some great photos that was sent over to me by Ramon Antonio III. This day was full of some great moments and he definitely captured a lot of them. I can not wait until more photos surface of the event because I have mostly video Check out Ramon’s FLICKR HERE.
Young Alberto Anguiano sent over his summer edit for 2012 to me via facebook and boy let me tell you ….. this kid is one bad motha “shut yo mouth!” hahahaha ! I can not describe to you how far this kid has ome along since I last seen him ride in person. I am really really really surprised that his riding has not picked him up a sponsorship of some kind yet but I am convinced with an edit like this he can definitely pick up one if not a few. I know he needs another set of bars for sure after watching them snap in this edit. Alberto has got some real talent and shows he has a good all around style. I think the 1:17mark was just to clean not to point out again because not only is it hard to do a truck driver on a fixed but doing it flat to flat and soooo clean is just remarkable ! trucks are seriously one of my favorite tricks to watch. I remember trying to get Josh Boothby on film monthes ago after the Bunny Hops contest in San Diego to do a flat to flat truck driver. Josh is known for his backflips not but I have yet to see him truck. So mad props to Alberto and his riding !!! I know for sure I can not wait to see him ride this Saturday at my EVENT ! PS …. SOMEONE PLEASE SPONSOR THIS KID HE DESERVES IT !!!!!!!!
This July edit from 14 year old Tyler Nakamoto is incredible !!!! This kid has progressed so much so fast. He has developed a clean style where you can tell he has full control of his bike at all times. He definitely saved the bangers for the end going from a truck driver, 11 stair bar spin, to a finale of a roof drop bar to flat !! So insane ! I think it’s the coffee I’m drinking or the fact that I am so excited to see more from young Tyler that I am using so many exclamation points!!!!! #YOUKNOWWAZGOOD
This video is a great example of friends getting out there on their bikes and having a good time while enjoying the summertime. Some good tunes and footage here, definitely the best video from MILKYCE I have seen. Great progression guys !