Hiroshi Uehara is a key player in the Japanese flatland scene. He ist not only owner of the 430 brand but also supports young riders and makes the BMX flatland sport more accessible for a broader public in Japan. Read Hiroshi’s interview by Aaron Nardi and learn more about the Japanese style!
Quentin Pelorson was seeking again and is showing us in this new edit what he found. This edit is packed with new tricks and switches, make yourself a picture and hit play. “Q. Seeking – Part 2″ is the second edit in a series of which Quentin focuses on new tricks, this time mainly on the back wheel. Great riding Quentin!
Hit the link for Quentin’s “Q. Seeking – Part 1″ edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8oaW5jtmXA
Hiroya Morizaki celebrates his 20th anniversary for riding BMX flatland with this retrospective edit. After 20 years of riding, Hiroya is still killing it on his 20 inch bike and works 100% as a professional BMX rider. If you want to know more about Hiroya, read the interview we did 2 years ago. Happy anniversary Hiroya.
The limited edition of the brakeless “rider” shirt can be preordered now! With the stylish art design by local artist ro* and the high quality fairtrade bio cotton shirts, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Be quick, stock is limited!
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With this Thematic Hitchhiker edit, Quentin continues with his how to series videos on youtube. Check it!
“The very first A-Class Kevlar tire production sold out immediately upon arrival.”
Aresbikes team rider York Uno put this popular high-pressure tire to the test. Here’s what he thought of them:
“Like the regular A-class tires, the Kevlar version comes in two sizes, 1.90 and 1.75. For speed and agility, I went for the thin, lightweight 1.75 tires, because they’re easy to handle, and good for tire-grabbing tricks.
The biggest difference between the regular A-Class and the Kevlar version is the weight. While the regular A-class 1.75 is 410g, the Kevlar A-Class 1.75 is a very light 345g. This lightness really allows better bike control.
These high-pressure tires have been developed to run from a regular 110psi (7.5 bar) right up to 180psi (12.4 bar).
The Kevlar tire allows you to feel the true value of Japanese-made high-pressure tires.
The compound is the same as my current A-class tires, so I did my first test ride at the same pressure to have a better comparison. Right from the very start I was amazed at how well they gripped.
From the beginning, compared to the regular A-Class tire, the Kevlar version required a smaller amount of wax during the manufacturing process. Wax is used to get the tire out of the manufacturing mould, and to prevent deterioration during this process.
I tested the tires on asphalt, concrete, wood, marble floors…and quickly adapted to riding with the Kevlar tires.
The ability to easily adjust the tire pressure allows for an amazing grip and a really smooth ride on every surface! It’s the kind of feeling I couldn’t imagine from any other all-round flatland tire I’ve tried before.
And because they fold up so small, they’re really convenient to carry around. They’re ideal to keep in your bag as spares for contests or filming.
Make sure you pick up some A-CLASS 1.75 Kevlar Tires!”
The A-Class Kevlar tires will be available in spring 2015 here in Europe.
ALL TEXT BY YORK UNO.
PHOTO BY YUSUKE ORIGUCHI.
10 different variations of the time machine. This is the first video in a serie of “how to” videos Quentin Pelorson plans to publish on his new youtube channel. Here is what Quentin has to say about his new project:
“I started a new video playlist to list tricks and help young riders to learn flatland.
There are 2 kids in my city that started BMX Flatland one year ago, and after learning steam roller, hang five, cyclone and megaspin they blocked and didn’t know what to do next.
One of them felt in love with the Time Machine trick, every weekend he asked me to show him how to do.
I discovered that he knew only one way to go on the pedal, and when I showed him some other variations he managed to do the trick.
I did this video to show him different ways to do the time machine, and this video helped him, so I think it could be a good thing to share it. The goal is to show to advanced beginners several variations of a trick, maybe it will give them some ideas.
I plan to do the same with the common tricks like hang five, halfpacker…
Anyway, the others video will be add to this playlist, to make it simple to find.”