Aresbikes FHB front hub / 36H

Aresbikes FHB front hub

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The FHB front hub is the successor of the BOO4 front hub. The hub comes with a new logo and has the same outstanding rolling resistance as its successor.
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Aresbikes RFC rear hub / 36H

Aresbikes RFC freecoaster hub

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2017 version of the approved Aresbikes freecoaster with new logo design…

Click for Boo2/Boo4/RFC maintance guide!

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Aresbikes Aplus-EX BMX

Aresbikes Aplus-EX BMX

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The perfect bike for beginner- and intermediate level riders. A stylish look and a basic geometry make the Aplus-EX complete BMX the ideal freestyle BMX.
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Q. BMX Seeking part 3

Quentin didn’t waste time and published his Seeking part 3 edit after his D.I.Y appetiser a few days ago. Once again Quentin surprises with an incredible bike control. Xfoot tricks are so hard to pull, but Quentin has found the Xfoot-QI and does amazing to-Xfoot switches. So proud to have him in the team….

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Quentin’s new D.I.Y edit…. stem is fun!

New edit from team rider Quentin Pelorson with some new orginial tricks and switches. Quentin does the hardest tricks with such an ease and flow, it is a pleasure to watch him riding. I am curious what Quentin brings us in the new Seeking part 3 edit he annouces at the end of the video.

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Hiroya Morizaki 2016 spring edit

Unreal back wheel controle from Hiroya Morizaki…

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A-Class NM Kevlar tire

Aresbikes A-Class NM Kevlar tire

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Made out of silicon compound, the A-Class Non-Marking (NM) tire brings you the same grip as the original version of the A-Class tire. The tire with it’s new color “AME” leaves no marks on the floor and is therefore perfect for indoor riding.

Read what Hiroya Moirzaki has to say about the A-Class tire in the Decade Talk Vol. 3
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New signature trick from Quentin – D.I.Y GoodSpeed

Quentin just received his new prototype frame from Aresbikes and he already comes up with a new signature trick. No foot-jump over the handlebar…how is that even possible! I hope Quentin invents more tricks like this in the future. I am already curious…

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Flatland Tricky – Birth of an App

Quentin Pelorson explains the birth of the Flatland Tricky app and what exactly you can do with it. Visit Flatland Tricky in the itunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/mz/app/flatland-tricky-bmx-4d-how-to/id1053462848?mt=8

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Making of Flatland Tricky app

Nice making of Flattland Tricky edit. Interesting how to see all the technique behind this app.

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Flatland tricky app

brakeless team rider Quentin Pelorson developed the flatland tricky app in collaboration with 4dviews. Flatland tricky is a how-to tool made for riders to learn new tricks. For iOS devices the app will be available at the end of 2015, for Android users it will be ready at the beginning of 2016. Follow flatland tricky on facebook/twitter or visite their website.
Twitter: @FlatlandTricky, Facebook: @FlatlandTricky, Website: www.flatlandtricky.fr

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J. Spin by Quentin Pelorson

Quentin Pelorson brings us a new signature trick in his new D.I.Y edit. The “J. Spin” is a no foot front wheel spin and the original idea came from John Leblond. I haven’t seen a no foot spin before, this looks amazing.

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Thematic NoseWheelie

Is there a trick Quentin can’t pull? Pure bike control in this nosewheelie thematic from our Quentin Pelorson….

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XFoot steamroller with Quentin!

Check this new how to xfoot steamroller edit from Quentin Pelorson. Find all other how to videos with Quentin here.

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New thematic videos from Quentin Pelorson

Our “How to” section is growing. Quentin Pelorson released 2 new thematic videos yesterday. Check the “Thematic Steamroller” and the “Thematic Karl Cruiser” videos with many variations of both tricks. Thank you Quentin for this addition. Hire essay writer

Thematic Steamroller

Thematic Karl Cruiser

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How to Karl Cruiser

Trick list:

  • KarlCruiser 00:10
  • McCircle to KarlCruiser Spinning 00:15
  • KarlCruiser Turbine 00:28
  • Switch Foot KarlCruiser 00:38
  • XFoot Wiplash to Switch Foot KarlCruiser Spinning 00:45
  • Switch Foot KarlCruiser Turbine 00:56
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They are BACK! Epic trailer of the swiss flatland bmx crew!

A lot of action happened on the last swiss flatland crew road trip to Como (Italy). Filmed an edited by crew member Steven Blatter (prog-pics.com), this trailer gives a glimpse of this incredible out-of-space-trip essays captain.

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Quentin Pelorson – NoSteamRoller skills

Our team rider Quentin Pelorson putted together this D.I.Y. edit. Quentin’s plan was to make a video without doing steamrollers. Instead of steamrollers you see tricks like cross footed halpacker g-turn, inside halfpacker to inside halfpacker jump, plastic man to foot jam whip….Quentin definitely pushed the limits to achieve his goal. This is what Quentin said about his new video:

“Steamroller is one of the first tricks beginners learn in BMX Flatland.
This trick can be linked with almost any other, it became an easy to handle trick in the middle of a combo.
By removing this trick from my combos, I was obligated to discover new tricks to build my combos.
Ever since my combos have become smoother and more dynamic.
Sometimes, thanks to a limitation, you get over your own limits.”

“Steamroller est un des tout premier trick que l’on apprend en BMX Flatland.
Ce trick peut être enchainer avec presque n’importe quel autre, il devient alors une position de confort au milieu d’un enchaînement.
En m’imposant d’enlever ce trick de mes enchaînements j’ai été obligé de découvrir de nouveaux tricks pour construire mes enchaînements.
Depuis mes enchaînements sont devenus plus fluides et plus dynamiques.
Parfois, grâce à une contrainte, on dépasse ses limites.”

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Aresbikes S-Kill handlebar

Aresbikes S-Kill handlebar black

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This 2-pc handlebar was developed based on the SUPERB bar. It’s sophisticated design makes this handlebar applicable for street and flatland riding.
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Aresbikes Tri seatpost

Aresbikes Tri seatpost

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300mm tripod seatpost from Aresbikes available in black and high polish.
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Aresbikes Tri Mid saddle

Aresbikes Tri saddle

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Aresbikes saddle with tripod mounting system. Adjustable in 2 different angels with a wedge between seat and seatpost. The design of this saddle makes holding your bike in difficult positions easier.
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Aresbikes barend / coin set

Arestic barend/coinset

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Longlife barend, made from stainless steel with the thickness, needed for hard practice.
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Didier Genet is back!

“brakeless” team rider Didier Genet is back with some new links in this spring-motivation edit. Nice riding from a nice guy.

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Aresbikes 2015 product overview

Here is a brief Aresbikes 2015 product range 2015 overview. There are some brand new products, others have simply changed in color or size. New products are going through a testing process by all Aresbikes team riders and are produced in collaboration with a longtime partner, a manufacturer with many years of experience with BMX parts.

“One” handlebar
__Width : 680 mm __Height : 215 mm (8.46″) __Backsweep : 3° __Upsweep : 0° __Weight : 780g

Aresbikes "One" handlebar

Tri Saddle
__System : Tripod __Weight : 226g __Covering : Kevlar __Colors : black, camo

Aresbikes Tri saddle

Tri Seatpost
__System : Tripod __Weight : 215g __Lenght : 300 mm __Colors : black, polish

Aresbikes Tri seatpost

Boogie Pedal
__Material : nylon fiber __Axle : cr-mo __Thickness : 13mm, 25mm (body, w/pin), __Weight : 327g/pair

Aresbikes Boogie pedal

Aresbikes S-Kill handlebar
__2015 Color : chrome, mat. black __2015 Logo : New

Aresbikes S-Kill handlebar

Solid Sprocket 22T
__Size : 22T __Teeth : 1/8″ __Axle : 19mm, 48 Spline __Color : mat.black, polish

Aresbikes Solid srpcket 22t

STN 16″ BMX
__TT : 370mm (14,6″) __ Fork : 14mm offset __Stem : 37mm __BB : US BB loose ball __crank : 135mm __ Rear hub : 9T freecoaster

Aresbikes STN 16" complete BMX

WIT 12″ BMX
__Frame : Aresbikes __Fork : Aresbikes __Sprocket : 25t __Crank : 1pc __Seat : seat/seatpost combo __Training wheels : included (removable)

Aresbikes 12" WIT kids BMX

BOO Freecoaster
__2015 innovation : new body

Aresbikes BOO freecoaster 2015

Ares Barend (former coin set barend)
__Material : stainless steel __Weight : 30g

Aresbikes barend 2015

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York and Hiro in Taipei City

BMX lifestyle edit from York and Hiro in Taipei. Enjoy.

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Thematic Frontwheel Basics

Straightforward front wheel variations for beginners from Quentin in this second thematic video.

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Thematic Backwheel Basics

Quentin Pelorson has been productive an released 2 new “Thematic” videos. In this one, Quentin shows us some basic stuff on the back wheel. You will also find this video in our “How to” section.

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brakeless “rider” shirt

brakeless "rider" shirt white

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Design by artist ro* and printed on high quality fair trade bio cotton shirt. Available sizes: S, M, L, XL. Please contact us about availability.

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York Uno D.I.Y. edit -RYU-

Artistic D.I.Y. edit from York Uno, filmed by Hironao Doko.

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York Uno’s trip to Denver

York Uno travelled to Denver, Colorado last year to judge at the “Battle in the Rockies”. Here is a road movie edit he made with some riding at -10 degrees

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New How to section on brakeless.ch

We opened a new how to section on brakeless.ch. “brakeless” team rider Quentin Pelorson shows you different approaches to learn specific tricks. Don’t hesitate to contact us about new tricks you would like to see next in the how to section. Hit the link for the first 3 videos: http://blog.brakeless.ch/how-to

New how to section on brakeless

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Minato Sato – Ride on STN

Japan’s next flatland generation looks very promising. Minato Sato shows incredible bike control on his 16″ STN in this edit filmed by York Uno.

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Style and Hustle – Hiroshi Uehara interview

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!

Interview: http://thehundreds.com/hiroshi-uehara-interview/

Hiroshi Uehara

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Quentin Pelorson seeking again!

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

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Hiroya Morizaki – 20 years flatland

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.

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“Back wheel is fun” – Teaser Seeking (Part 2)

This teaser is a reason to be looking forward to Quentin’s next “Seeking” edit.

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brakeless “rider” shirts

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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If you wish to order, please send an email to info@brakeless.ch and indicate the desired shirt size, color, your shipping and invoice address and please also leave your phone number.

Colors/Sizes
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colors: white, grey
Material: 100% Bio cotton, 100% fairtrade, delivery chain 100% traceable

Price/Shipping
EU: € 49.-/+ € 5.- shipping
CH: CHF 49.-/+ CHF 7.- shipping

Delivery: early February 2015

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brakeless "rider" shirt grey

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Thematic Hitchhiker

With this Thematic Hitchhiker edit, Quentin continues with his how to series videos on youtube. Check it!

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A-CLASS KEVLAR TIRE 1.75 – PRODUCT REVIEW BY YORK UNO

“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:

Aresbikes A-Class Kevlar by York Uno

“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.

Aresbikes A-Class Kevlar by York Uno

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.

Aresbikes A-Class Kevlar by York Uno

ALL TEXT BY YORK UNO.
PHOTO BY YUSUKE ORIGUCHI.

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Thematic Hangfive

Another how to edit from Quentin Pelorson. This time Quentin focuses on the hangvife and introduces variations for beginner to more advanced level riders.

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RIDE AT NAGANO CITY 20141207

York Uno spinning and flowing at Nagano city.

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Thematic TimeMachine

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.”

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PUMA×MURASAKI SPORTS BMX STREET MOVIE

Flatland world champion Yohei Uchino demonstrates his street skills in this edit for his sponsors Puma and Murasaki Sports.

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Vibrations Urbaines 2014 Highlights

Some runs from the flatland contest at Vibrations Urbaines in France who took place in October 2014. Our team rider Didier Genet achieved 3rd place in pro class. Congratulations Didier!

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2015 Aresbikes complete bikes pictures

Aresbikes S-Kill complete bike

Aresbikes complete bike 2015 A-Class tire (45 psi)

Aresbikes Aplus complete bike

Aresbikes freecoaster

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A-Class Kevlar tire

Aresbikes plans to produce the A-Class tire as a foldable Kevlar version. A limited edition was available at the Flatark contest in Kobe, Japan in October 2014. Here some more A-Class Kevlar details:

A-CLASS KEVLAR TIRE
Size : 20×1.75 & 20×1.90
100% Made In Japan
Weight : 1.75 / 345g, 1.90 / 405g

Aresbikes A-Class Kevlar tire

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Aresbikes 2015 complete bikes overview

Aresbikes released the specs of their 2015 complete bikes. Besides the already existing 3 complete bikes Aplus, S-Kill and STN, the Aplus-1 and WIT (12″) will be available for the first time in 2015. The frame geometry of the existing models (Aplus, S-Kill and STN) didn’t change, but some parts have been upgraded. The 2015 versions of the Aplus and S-Kill bike are now equipped with the B004 freecoaster, alloy seat post and 45 PSI Aresbikes A-Class tires. The 16″ STN kids bike comes as well with a freecoaster next year.

The 12″ WIT BMX is for kids from 3 years old. It comes with training wheels, 2 brakes and 4 pegs.
The Aplus-1 is a new fully equipped flatland beginner bike (freecoaster, 4 pegs) and the price will be around € 400.-.

Aresbikes Aplus-2 2015 / 18,5" / 0 offset fork / front load stem

Aresbikes S-Kill comp 2015 / 19" / offset fork / top load stem

Aresbikes Aplus-1 2015 / 18,5" / 0 offset fork / front load stem

Aresbikes STN 2015 / 16" / freecoaster

Aresbikes WIT 12" / training wheels / 4 pegs / for kids from 3 years

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Ready for FLATARK 2014 – YOHEI UCHINO –

New backwheel switch from Ucchie. He seems to be ready for the flatark contest taking place in Kobe Japan on 24. October 2014.

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Aresbikes 2015 complete bikes

Yesterday, Aresbikes released the 2015 complete bike specs and colors in this youtube video. There will be a new 12″ BMX with training wheels in the Aresbikes product line called “WIT”.

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Battle in the Rockies HIROYA MORIZAKI

Hiroya Morizaki’s entry for the Battle in the Rockies contest. This video contest is the chance for 2 international riders to win a flight to the Battle in the Rockies contest in Colorado Springs Co, USA, November 15-16. No sound, no editing and not longer than 1 minute are the rules. Hit the flatmatters link for more details about this contest.

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Quentin Pelorson D.I.Y. edit #01 – Welcome to the team!

Quentin Pelorson is a young and skilled rider from France and he just made it into the “brakeless” and Aresbikes team. Watch his welcome + D.I.Y. edit, that he filmed during his holidays. We are very happy to have him as a team member.

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ARES – 15

Short documentary about Aresbikes from FlatWebTv. York Uno and Katsu Sera are talking about the the Japanese flatland scene and the history of the Ashura frame which Aresbikes redesigned this year for its 15th anniversary.

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hybition edit

Hybition eyewear edit by shindetic with Yoshihiro Shinde and Hiroki Uchiyama.

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C3 JAM OSAKA 2014

The kids in Japan are going crazy on their bikes.

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Didier Genet – Swiss flatlander!

Didier Genet is one of the most talented flatland riders in Switzerland. He is a relaxed guy who surprises me with new tricks every time we ride together. A few weeks ago we sat down together, drank a cup of tea and I asked him a few questions. Here is the interview with Didier Genet – Swiss flatlander!

Pour les francophones voici l’interview en Français!

Didier Genet - Swiss flatlander

Let’s start with your age, years of riding, current job and hometown?
I am 27 years old, started riding flatland 8 years ago and I currently live in Granges-Marnand, a small village in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. I install alarm systems for a living.

Why did you start riding flatland BMX?
The first time I got in touch with flatland BMX was in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2005 when I saw Chiquet, Juemlin and Oli Müller riding at a contest. After having seen them, I felt like trying it myself. I bought an old BMX of a friend, but first just used it to cruise to my local skate spot. When they stole my skateboard, I started to pay more attention to my BMX and to ride more frequently.

What was your first contest?
The first contest I participated in was in Lausanne in 2006. It was a small contest happening during a car tuning event.

Since when do you ride in pro class at flatland contests?
The first time, it was 2 years ago at the Vibrations Urban contest in Pessac (France). I finished on the 3rd place, which for me was a pretty good start in pro class that motivated me to keep on pushing my riding.

How frequent do you ride? Do you have a lot of time after work?
I ride about 3 days a week, but sometimes more, sometimes less depending on my workload and motivation. Wintertime is harder to ride, I have no indoor spot and Swiss winters are tough. I ride a lot more during summer and for about 2-4 hours per session.

Tell us more about the Swiss flatland scene.
There are very few riders in Switzerland, I guess around 10 riders who ride flatland more seriously. Most of the time I ride alone, this helps me to focus 100% on my riding. If I don’t want to ride alone, I go to Lausanne where I ride with Gionibek. Sometimes there are also some new riders around. And every year there is a great contest in Solothurn that takes during the Bike Days, the biggest bicycle event nationwide that attracts the “cream” of the international flatland riders.

What riders influenced you?
Mostly Martti Kuoppa and Viki Gomez because of the originality and difficulty of their tricks. I used to ride with Oli Müller in my beginnings; he has a lot of flow in his riding, which influenced me as well.

Which riders inspire you at the moment?
I like Ucchie’s style, because of the immense energy in his riding, the variety of his fast pedal tricks and not to mention his new bike flip. Along the same line, I love Jean-William Prevost’s riding. I got much respect for Viki Gomez, because of his kickflips and his ability to improvise during a contest run.

How would you describe your riding?
I focus on learning technical tricks while keeping a maximum of flow. Learning new tricks incessantly and combine them in a new combo is my big motivation in this sport. Originality is very important to me, even if it is very hard nowadays to invent completely new tricks.

Didier Genet - Xfoot halfpacker

How do you keep your motivation up?
I really love this discipline because of the freedom it gives me. Inventing new movements, creating new combos, falling and standing up again – the success just depends on yourself. And the feeling when you succeed to pull a new trick is just fantastic. Of course, going to the contest is also very motivating because it allows you to meet new riders and watch the latest moves.

Please tell us more about your latest video project “SHINE”?
I felt it was time to make a more professional edit than usual, which should also be kind of a hold of my current riding skills. For this project I wanted to work with Steven from progressive pictures. I was sure that he was going to make a great job as he himself has been riding flatland for years. We met 4-5 times in order to capture the right flow in the movements and to get the perfect shots. I think we did a good job.

What are your sponsors?
Adrian from brakeless distribution is my sponsor for all the bike parts (Aresbikes). Real Gentlemen, a new streetwear brand supports me with clothes. But I would like to get additional sponsors in order to be able to travel to more contests.

Didier Genet - Swiss flatlander!

Do you have any specific details / parts that are important on your bike?
My bike has to be very light, easy to handle, stable and perfectly adjusted. I use the Aresbikes plastic spanish BB which avoids rotation of the crank like a Swiss cuckoo, this also helps a lot for a good functioning of the freecoaster. I regularly check the tension of my spokes and adjust them if necessary. The Aresbikes Uma pegs are perfect for pivotal tricks thanks to their rounded caps.

What are your goals in BMX?
To keep progressing and to explore new ways to do tricks. Make good results in contest because it always boosts the motivation. I would like to travel more, particularly to Japan, because I think this is the place where things happens in flatland.

Thanks
Thanks to brakeless for the hardware support and the interview, Real Gentlemen, Steven Blatter (progressive pictures) and all the people that motivate me and that I meet at the contests or somewhere else.

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Didier Genet – Swiss flatlander!

Didier Genet est un des riders les plus talentueux du flatland en Suisse. Il me surprend avec de nouveaux tricks chaque fois que nous roulons ensemble. Il y a quelques semaines nous nous sommes assis ensemble, avons bu un thé et je lui ai posé quelques questions. Voici l’interview de Didier Genet – Swiss flatlander!

Didier Genet - Swiss flatlander

Age, ans de riding, nationalité, profession?
J’ai 27 ans, je fais du bmx flat depuis 8 ans et j’habite à Granges-Marnand, un petit village en Suisse romande. Je travaille dans les systèmes d’alarme.

Pourquoi tu as commencé le flat?
J’ai vu un contest à Lausanne en 2005 avec Chiquet, Jumelin, Oli Müller….ça m’a donné l’envie de rouler. Après, j’ai acheté un ancien BMX d’un ami et j’ai commencé à l’utiliser pour aller sur mon spot de skate. Jusqu’au jour où l’on a volé mon skate. Là, j’ai commencé à faire du flat plus sérieusement et à rouler plus souvent.

Quel a été ton premier contest?
Mon premier contest, c’était à Lausanne en 2006 je crois. C’était un petit contest organisé dans un salon du tuning.

Depuis quand tu participe dans la catégorie pro?
La première fois, c’était il y a 2 ans au VU à Pessac. J’ai fini 3ème, un bon début en catégorie pro, ça m’a donné de la motivation.

Tu roule combien des jours/heurs en semaine?
Je roule plus ou moins 3 jours par semaine, c’est variable et ça dépend de ma motivation et du travail. Je roule beaucoup plus en été, 2 à 4 heures par session suivant la forme.

Comment est la scène en Suisse.?
En Suisse, il y a très peu de riders en flat, je pense qu’on est environ une dizaine à rouler sérieusement. Je roule la plupart du temps seul, ce qui m’aide pour la concentration. Je bouge assez souvent à Lausanne où je roule avec Gionibek et parfois avec quelques nouveaux riders. Et puis, il y a chaque année un très bon contest à Soleure, lors des Bikedays, qui attirent la crème des riders internationaux.

Quels sont les riders qui t’ont influencé?
Surtout Martti Kuoppa et Viki Gomez pour leur originalité et la difficulté de leurs tricks. Mais aussi Oli Müller avec qui j’ai beaucoup roulé à mes débuts. J’apprécie la fluidité de son riding.

Quels sont les riders que tu préféres actuellement?
J’aime beaucoup le style d’Ucchie pour son énergie, ses différents tricks sur les pédales très rapide et son flip! Un peu dans le même registre, j’adore le riding de Jean-William Prevost. J’ai beaucoup de respect pour les kickflips de Viki Gomez et sa capacité à improviser en contest.

Comment décris-tu ton riding?
J’essaie d’apprendre de plus en plus de tricks techniques tout en gardant un maximum de fluidité. Mon moteur dans le bmx est d’apprendre sans cesse des tricks nouveaux et d’essayer de les placer dans des enchainements. J’essaie d’être original au maximum même si c’est difficile de trouver des tricks réellement inédits.

Didier Genet - Xfoot halfpacker

Comment trouves-tu ta motivation?
J’adore cette discipline car elle me permet d’avoir une certaine liberté. On peut inventer des figures, créer ces enchainement, tomber, se relever, mais la réussite ne dépend que de nous. La sensation que l’on a quand on rentre un nouveau trick est toujours géniale.
Bouger sur des contest est également très stimulant car on voit des nouvelles têtes et les derniers tricks des potes.

Parle nous un peu de ta dernière vidéo “SHINE”?
J’ai voulu faire un édit un peu plus professionnel que d’habitude et aussi faire une sorte de bilan de mon niveau actuel. Je voulais le faire avec Steven de progressive pictures. C’est un pote et je savais qu’il allait faire du bon job et il connait le flat pour en avoir fait de nombreuses années. On s’est vu 4-5 fois afin d’avoir des runs le plus fluide possible et aussi pour que les prises de vues soient impeccables. Je crois qu’on a fait du bon job!

As-tu des sponsors?
Adrian de Brakeless me soutient pour les pièces Aresbikes et aussi Real Gentleman qui est une nouvelle marque de streetwear. J’aimerais en trouver d’autres afin de voyager plus sur des contests.

Didier Genet - Swiss flatlander!

Quels sont les détails important sur ton bike?
Mon bike doit être léger, maniable, solide et parfaitement réglé. J’ai mis des roulements plastique (Aresbikes plastic Spanish BB) afin que mon pédalier arrête de bouger comme un coucou suisse ce qui aide pour le bon fonctionnement du freeco. Je contrôle régulièrement la tensions des rayons et règle les roues si besoin. Les pegs que j’ai actuellement sont très bien pour les différents pivots grâce aux embouts arrondis.

Quels sont tes buts dans le BMX?
De toujours continuer à progresser, explorer de nouvelles voies. Faire de bons résultats en contest car ça donne toujours un coup de fouet pour la motivation. J’aimerais aussi voyager plus et notamment au japon, car je pense que c’est là-bas que tout ce passe pour le flatland.

Remerciements
Merci à Brakeless pour l’interview et le soutien pour les pièces, Real Gentleman, Steven Blatter, et tout les gens qui me motivent et que je croise sur les contests ou ailleurs.

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YORK UNO D.I.Y EDIT #7 “20140526 UP “

York turns 39 today and the D.I.Y. #7 edit is his birthday edit. Happy birthday York!

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A-Class belt

Marco Vetterli, a good friend and the best contest MC in Switzerland sent me this pictures of his self made A-Class belt. Innovative fashion design by Marco Vetterli.

A-Class belt / ©VFD (Vetterli Fashion Design)

A-Class belt / ©VFD (Vetterli Fashion Design)

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BMX & SK8 KATUSHI TANAKA

Katushi Tanaka showing his skills riding flatland in combination with a skateboard. Different but very creative style.

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YOSHIHIRO SHINDE D.I.Y. EDIT #6

New signature trick from Yoshihiro Shinde in this D.I.Y. edit: Shin-D Whip.

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Viki Gomez on Aresbikes

Breaking news from Japan. Viki Gomez has signed a contract with Aresbikes. I have no detailed information about the sponsoring contract, but Viki will continue to ride for Moto Bicycles pedals.

Viki on Aresbikes

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www.ARESBIKES.com

Aresbikes has a brand new website. Go and check yourself: www.ARESBIKES.com

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Hiroya Morizaki D.I.Y NEW PRODUCTS EDIT

2014 Aresbikes product line presented by Hiroya Morizaki!

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Aresbikes Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

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gloss reddish brown, w/o pivot 399.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
gloss reddish brown, w/r pivot 399.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
mat. black, w/o pivot 399.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
mat. black, w/r pivot 399.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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This is the rebirth of the Aresbikes’ first frame. Like the 1999 born Ashura frame, the 2014 edition has a bent down tube with a gusset. Right behind the BB is a monotube which joins the chain stays (wishbone design). 15 years of experience in building frames and flatland parts are reflected in this frame. Happy birthday Aresbikes!
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Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

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mat. grey, w/o pivot 389.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
mat. grey, w/r pivot 389.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
mat. navy, w/o pivot 389.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
mat. navy, w/r pivot 389.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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The V2 version of the S-Kill frame has a shorter rear center and and comes with integrated chain adjusters. The street design is simple but very stylish. Aresbikes used a high strength tubing which helped reducing the weight without making a compromise in strength.
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Unpacking #1

Aresbikes Switch fork 16mm offset

Aresbikes Switch fork 16mm offset

Aresbikes Ucchie peg with axle adapters 10mm/14mm

Aresbikes Ucchie peg black with replace cap

Aresbikes DIY saddle

Aresbikes Aplus FLT V2 handlebar 9" high!

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SHINE – bmx flatland short film featuring Didier Genet

Nice edit from Steven Blatter featuring Didier Genet, “brakeless” rider and probably the most progressive flatlander in Switzerland at the moment. Interview with Didier on brakeless.ch is coming soon.

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KOTARO ARAI D.I.Y EDIT -SOUND-

Short edit from Kotaro Arai.

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FVM #01

Fast video magazine filmed and edited by Hironao Doko.

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Kotaro Arai “S-KILL PV” edit

S-Kill 2014 frame specs
Top Tube Length : 19″ (482mm)
Head angle: 75°
Seat angle: 71.5°
Seat clamp : integrated

Stem (0:29) : Aresbikes blade stem
Crank : Aresbikes Savage crank

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Yoshihiro Shinde – D I Y EDIT #5

Its been a while since a saw an edit from Shinde. Many new moves from in this do it yourself edit. Check it!

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Hiroya Morizaki – Under the bridge

During my stay in Japan, Hiroya Morizaki invited me to visit his riding spot in Tokyo. Luckily I brought my camera and shot some combos. Hiro pulled the hardest tricks with an incredible consistency and precision, almost unreal. Thank you Hiro for welcoming me! Thanx to Christoph Gerber who helped me with editing and made the best out of the footage.

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York Uno “Ashura PV” edit

2014 Ashura frame promotion edit with York Uno. Edited by Hironao Doko.

Ashura frame specs (prototype)
Top Tube Length : 18.5″ (470mm)
Head angle: 75°
Seat angle: 72°
Seat clamp : integrated
Weight: 1760g

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Hype Northward Tour edit

The Aresbikes crew made a trip from Komatsu to Akita in only 4 days. Many flatland with shows, japanese local scenes and BMX lifestyle in this 18 minutes road movie by Hironao Doko. Check it.

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Closed for holidays!

“brakeless” will be taking a break and visit the land of flatland from 25. October – 18. November 2013. If you have urgent needs for flatland parts, it is time to order now!

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Aresbikes frames 2014

Aresbikes released more details and pictures of their 2014 frames. Except the Ashura frame, Aresbikes didn’t name them differently, but gave them new features. All frames have an integrated seat clamp now and will be available around march 2014. Check the pics and more infos below.

Ashura frame
Rebirth of Aresbikes’ first frame. As the 1999 Ashura, the new edition has a bent down tube with a gusset and is a 100% flatland frame. The most distinctive feature of this frame is the monotube right behind the BB which joins the chain stays (wishbone design). Colors: gloss reddish brown, mat. black. Versions: without pivot and with removable pivot.

Aresbikes Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

S-Kill V2 frame
I don’t have many information yet about the The S-Kill V2 frame. It looks more “street” now and has a longer seat tube (215 mm). Colors: mat. grey,  mat. navy. Versions: without pivot and with removable pivot.

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Aresbikes S-Kill V2 frame

Kotaro Arai's S-Kill test ride

Aplus V3 frame
The Aplus V3 has 470mm / 18,5″ top tube with a gusset. The frame has an integrated seat clamp, Aresbikes’ famous tapered chain stays at the dropout end. Colors: trans red,  trans black. Versions: without pivot or with removable pivot.

Aresbikes Aplus V3 frame

Aresbikes Aplus V3 frame

Aresbikes Aplus V3 frame

Aresbikes Aplus V3 frame

Aresbikes Aplus V3 frame

Shinde's Aplus test ride

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Ashura 2014 – Aresbikes 15th anniversary frame

A few month ago Aresbikes announced a new frame for 2014. The 15th anniversary (2014) frame from Aresbikes is a rebirth of the Ashura frame from back in the days. Looks like a 100% flaland frame with a bent down tube.

Aresbikes 2014 Ashura frame

Aresbikes Ashura frame

photo credit: york1975.blogspot.com/
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Ucchie peg

Around 3 month ago pictures from Ucchie’s signature peg prototype appeared. Now the peg is ready for production and will be available in January 2014. The peg is made of aluminium and comes in 2 different sizes (110mm / 115mm) and colors (black / silver). The body and end cap are threated, an o-ring between cap and body provides a better fitting & shock absorbing. The peg costs € 59.- and you can preorder it now from your favorite shop.

Aresbikes Ucchie peg

Ucchie peg replace cap

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Aresbikes blade stem

The new Aresbikes blade stem will be available at the end of this year. The stem clamp bolt position provides more space for your knees. The stem has a length of 50mm and comes on 3 different colors: mat. black, polish and black cp.

Aresbikes Balde stem mat.black

Aresbikes Balde stem black cp

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c3jam 2012 digest edit

Highlights of the 2012 C3 jam which takes place again this year on 22. September 2013.

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Hiroya Morizaki D.I.Y EDIT #2 2013 New Trick & Original Style

D.I.Y. #2 edit from Hiroya Morizaki. The whole video is packed with creativity, speed, energy and originality. Pure ninja style. Real crazy moves at 3:07 and 3:30. Watch yourself!

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YORK D.I.Y EDIT #5 “OPEN YOUR MIND”

Check the talented japanese kids in the first part of this edit. Second part features Shinchi Kiba, Keita Uchino and York Uno and more. Check the upside down decade from Kenshiro Ojima at 2:34. Very smooth.

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Aresbikes BOO4 front hub axle

BOO4 fron hub axle

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10mm / 155mm 10.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Cr-mo replace axle for the Aresbikes BOO4 front hub.
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Stock update July 2013

This week, the new Boo4 hubs and some small Aresbikes parts arrived. Check the list below. Sorry for the bad pictures.

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Boo4 hubs polish

Boo4 hubs black

Boo4 new packaging

Aresbikes VAR peg

Aresbikes VAR peg

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What is this?

What is this? Is this the comeback of the boss? Back wheel twist to manual to whopper. I hope to see more from Martti again.

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G-SHOCK BMX 2013 REAL TOUGHNESS OSAKA STAGE

Today the second g-shock real toughness stage takes place in Shonan. Check the edit from the first stage in Osaka. Music by York Uno.

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Yoshihiro Shinde D.I.Y EDIT #4

Looks like a relaxed sunday afternoon with kids and adults on kids bikes. Shinde’s D.I.Y. edit #4.

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botak kuantan from malaysia

Nice edit from Malaysia!

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New Aresbikes stem and pegs

Aresbikes posted prototype-images of the new Ucchie signature peg and a new stem called “blade”. Right now this products are tested by the Aresbikes riders. Stay tuned and check brakeless.ch for any news about it!

Aresbikes Ucchie peg prototype

Aresbikes Ucchie peg prototype

Aresbikes blade prototype

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Backwards Pumping Collection 2013 – Akihiko Takahashi

It seems that backwards rolling master Akihiko Takahashi can pump almost any trick. Check out the pumped nose wheelie at 5:20. Control.

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slowmo Michael Sommer lofi organic chillout

Michael Sommer flow from sevisual bonus 2009 to Lapalux swallowing smoke.

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kitayama @ toyko winter 2013

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Yohei Uchino -Ucchie- | Voodoo Prejam 2013

Ucchie at Voodoo’s prejam. Edit from Robert Porter, music gangsta, Ucchie’s riding killa!

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Viki Gomez Freestyle full movie

Viki Gomez talking and riding flatland! A great edit about a great rider from © Wildschnitt.

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York D.I.Y edit #4 Kyushu Tour

Issue 4 from the “Do It Yourself” series from York Uno. Nice edit with nice images and sound. Well done!

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Chris Böhm meets Brigitte Nielsen in St.Tropez

Looks like Chris Böhm has a new fan – Brigitte Nielsen. Check this edit from Chris in St. Tropez.

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F-olution #12 (3 YEARS) edit

Many skills from Guillaume for only 3 years riding. Check his 3 years flatland anniversary edit.

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Keisuke Tanigawa “STYLE DOPE” edit

Dope style in the “style dope” edit from Keisuke Tanigawa. Sound and edit by York Uno!

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Bike days 2013 final battle

Final battle between Matthias and Dominik from the bike days contest 2013.

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Simon O’Brien farewell to flatland edit

Dope farewell to flatland edit from Simon O’Brian before he joins the Australian Navy.

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Stock update March 2013 #2

New parts have arrived…

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Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures!

Aresbikes S-Kill frame 19" / burgundy

Aresbikes S-Kill frame 19" / burgundy

Aresbikes S-Kill handlebar 19" / burgundy

Aresbikes Illblend crank (145mm) / Savage crank (170mm)

Aresbikes Illblend crank (145mm) / Savage crank (170mm)

Aresbikes Savage crank 170mm

Aresbikes plastic spanish bb / 19mm

Aresbikes S-Sprocket / Solid Sprocket

Aresbikes AG V2 stem (33mm/45mm/45mm)=

Aresbikes Opus saddle with Del3 seatpost

Aresbikes Opus saddle with Del3 seatpost

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Aresbikes Illblend crank axle bolts

Aresbikes Illblend set 145mm - axle bolts

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black 6.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Axle bolts for Aresbikes Illblend 145mm/2013 crank.

### specs ###
set of 2pc

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Aresbikes Illblend crank axle

Aresbikes Illblend set 145mm - axle

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19mm / 48 splined 34.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Axle for Aresbikes Illblend 145mm/2013 crank.

### specs ###
Material : aluminium
Length : 125mm
Diameter : 19mm (48 splined)

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Aresbikes Solid Sprocket

Aresbikes Solid sprocket

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black/22t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
polish/22t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
mat. black/25t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
gloss orange/25t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
mat. black/27t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
gloss orange/27t 45.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Aresbikes sprocket for the use with 48 splined crank.

__Specifications__
Chain size : 1/8″
Axle size : 19mm / 48 Spline
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Aresbikes plastic spanish BB set

Aresbikes plasti spansih BB set

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19mm 26,95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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With the Aresbikes plastic BB you won’t need spacers anymore and the gliding resistance of the crank can be adjusted individually by tightening or loosening the crank bolts. This system avoids undesired rotation of the crank and saves a lot of weight. Unlike the Aresbikes plastic euro BB, this BB has no inner ring and consists only of one plastic monoblock. The plastic spanish BB set includes 2x plastic bearings, 2x plastic bearing rings, 2x aluminium spacers and a potion of grease.

The same bearing is included in the Aresbikes Illblend crank set 145 mm.
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Aresitc Ari seatpost

Aresbikes Ari seatpost

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mat. black 36.75 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
polish 38.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
red 36.75 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
gold 36.75 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Pivotal seatpost from Aresbikes.
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York Uno D.I.Y edit #3

As usual many styles from York in his “Do It Yourself” edit #3.

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York Uno @ Sanda Horonpia

York Uno with his signature no handed steamroller during a BMX school.

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Stock update March 2013

New parts have arrived…

Aresbikes parts

St. Martin parts

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ARESBIKES SCHOOL 2013/2/10

Many talented japanese kids riding their flatland bikes. A different class in a different school.

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HERESY IN STRASBOURG

Check the Heresy bike edit with Sebastian Grubinger, Alexis Desolneux, George Manos and Michaël Husser.

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Heru Anwari ride sunset ( flatland ZTFFBMX ) edit

Edit with Heru Anwari, a very skilled rider from Indonesia. Check his edit!

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KOTARO ARAI -in the park- edit

Many edits from Aresbikes lately. This time it is Kotaro Arai’s turn. S-Kill(s)! Filmed and edited by Hironao Doko.

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Yohei Uchino D.I.Y EDIT #01

Killer edit from Ucchie. Check the “half bike flip” at 1:40! So much control. Filmed and edited by Hironao Doko.

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ARES RIDERS D.I.Y EDIT YORK 2013 February

Styles from York Uno!

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Alex Jumelin’s Superstar ride

Check out the pics of Alex Jumelin’s ride. It is equipped with Superstar street parts now.

Superstar plasitc pedal

Superstar BB

Superstar Orion frontload stem

Alex Jumelin Superstar 1

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HOKOTEN2012 BMX FLAT

Edit of a BMX Jam who took place in Nagaoka Japan, in the middle of a street. Check it!

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“BOO four” prototype hubs – technical review

As I promised in my last post about the new Aresbikes “BOO four” hubs, I bring you more information about the changes Aresbikes made on the their hubs. Please consider that these are prototype hubs and the final versions may differ from these prototypes.

BOO four front hub

  • like all of you noticed, the logo on the hub changed
  • the hub has now a male axle
  • to increase strength of the new “BOO four” hub and to avoid bent axles, the design of the bearing cones on both sides changed
  • to decrease the rolling resistance of the hub, the “BOO four” hub is equipped with metal shield bearings instead of rubber sealed bearings. Like a rubber seal, the metal shield retains lubricant and prevents contamination from entering the bearing raceways. But since there is no contact between the metal shield and the inner ring of the bearing, the torque and speed limitations are virtually unaffected and the performance of the bearing is almost identical to that of an open bearing. With this bearings you definitely will roll further and longer.

"Boo four" front hub black

BOO four freecoaster hub

  • the inner life is improved (no further details available at this point)
  • the hub has a redesigned 9T cog which allows the use of ultra light 3/32″ chains
  • the axle length changed from 180mm to 175mm
  • the con nut on the driver side is now Cr-Mo (before alloy)

Aresbikes BOO four silver freecoaster

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Aresbikes offset fork prototype

Pictures of a prototype fork from Aresbikes with offset. More info coming soon!

Aresbikes offset fork prototype

Aresbikes offset fork prototype

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York Uno FlatWebTV Interview

Great interview with York Uno from FlatWebTV.

“Legendary Japanese Flatlander York Uno sat down for a rare interview with FlatWebTV’s Anthony at the end of 2012 to talk about everything from his riding, to his work at Ares Bikes to his dedication to mentoring the next generation of Japanese flatlanders. Kick back and enjoy!”

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Aresbikes APLUS/S-KILL 2013

S-Kill complete promo edit from Aresbikes

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Yoshihiro Shinde Park&Flat mix edit

Park/flat riding from Shinde (and friends!).

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Didier Genet – Flatland 2012 Malley.mov

Didier is definitely one of the most talented Swiss riders. Check out his new edit with footage from December 2012.

The bike Didier rides in this edit was stolen a few weeks ago. We have built a new Aresbikes custom bike from scratch on a Sunday afternoon together. Bike check follows.

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Boo Four Front Hub

Pictures of the “Boo four” front hub. The hub is equiped with metal shield bearings (instead of rubber seales) and is very light. It will be available around summer 2013. More specs coming soon.

Hole Size : 36H
Axle : 10mm Cro-mo Axle
Nuts : 15mm AL Axle Nuts
Weight : 227g
Color : Black , Silver

"Boo four" front hub black

"Boo four" front hub silver

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Aresbikes Boo Four freccoaster

Pictures of the “Boo four” hub, the new version of the Boo2 freecoaster hub from Aresbikes. It is not only the look that changed, Aresbikes also made some changes on the inner life of the freecoaster. The hub will be available this year in Europe. More infos coming soon!

Axle Size : 10mm Cro-mo Axle
Nuts : 15mm AL Axle Nuts
Hole Size : 36H
RHD : 9T (for 1/32″ chain)
Weight : 487 g
Color : Black , Silver

Aresbikes "Boo four" freecoaster black

Aresbikes "Boo four" freecoaster silver

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Chris Böhm- Bike Check 2013 “Pedal to Pedal”

This is how a bike check edit looks like from the “freshbouncer”. Crazy energy from Chris Böhm!

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Alex Jumelin – The Style, The Life

Alex Jumelin is living the american way of life in this edit. Check the styles he sent over from the US for Xmas!

“This is my 4th and last edit for the year, after the Winter edit by Matthias, the St. Martin video by Repier, the Freegun edit by Fat Tony – here is the SPMK edit by Jim Mckay. My goal is to show some progression in every one of those edits! The main evolution in this edit is the boomerang variation. A few years ago when I created regular boomerang from hang five to hang five I knew that one day I would have to do that trick cross footed and also one handed, and now it is done. Enjoy and thanks for watching.”

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Merry Xmas!

I can’t offer you any Xmas presents, but at least I can provide you with some ideas of how you can make yourself a big present in 2013. Check the pics of some new (and old) Ares parts available in 2013.

Merry Xmas to all of you!

Ares Ag stem 3 V2 2013

Ares Ag stem 2 V2 2013

Ares Ag stem 1 V2 2013

Ares Var peg 2013

Ares solid sprocket 2013

Ares sprocket 2013

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Charinx Mini School iPhone5 edit

The future riders of japanese flatland! Video by shindetic.
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Flatland 2012 by Papa Ollii

Solothurn bike days flatland contest founder Oli Müller from Zürich just got daddy and dedicates this edit to his daughter Lya Mae. Congratulations and all the best for the future my friend.

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Kaitaya jam iPhone 5 edit

Edit from a relaxed jam in Kitaya with York Uno, Yoshihiro Shinde, Hironao Doko and Katsushi Tanaka.

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How to whiplash with Matthias Dandois

Well done how to whiplash in in Sosh episode 4 with Matthias Dandois. Go out and try!

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St. Martin 2013 catalogue

First the website now the 2013 catalogue. It looks like St. Martin is working hard these days!

Open publication

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Keelan Phillips – Scrap Metal & Wood Pushin edit

Keelan Phillips and Nathan Morris riding some unusual spots in this edit! Nice work.

“Keelan Phillips is back on his bmx for an MGP special with his good friend Nathan Morris, they managed to get access to some sick spots that you would not normally be allowed to ride in like The Highcross in Leicester and a library. Do you remember all the levels on the computer games that were in a shopping center? Well they just made it happen!”

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Shinde IPhone5 edit

Psychedelic iPhone5 edit – Shinde style!

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St. Martin new website

Check out the new St. Martin website with all 2013 parts online.

St. Martin new website

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Kobe edit with York and Doko

Flat and street styles from York and Doko in Kobe.

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St. Martin / Aresbikes arrival

We received the St. Martin 2013 parts and some Aresbikes stuff last week. Please check the list below. The stock info of all products on the “brakeless” website is now up to date.

New Aresbikes parts
– Aresbikes S-Kill bar
– Aresbikes Aplus fork without pivot

New St. Martin parts
– We received most parts of the 2013 St. Martin product line. Hit the link in the title to see the whole list of St. Martin parts.

S-Kill bar and Aplus fork without pivotBTF handlebar chrome / AJ fork chrome

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St. Martin Evo grip peg

St. Martin Evo grip peg

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setup price € stock
black, 115 mm 41.99 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
silver, 115 mm 41.99 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, french dealer

Grip tape peg from St. Martin.
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St. Martin pivotal seatpost

St. Martin pivotal seat post black

St. Martin Logo
setup price € stock
black, 330mm 29.99 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
chrome, 330mm 29.99 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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St. Martin pivotalseat post.

### specs ###
Material : 6061-T6 alloy
Diameter : 1″/25.4 mm O.D.
Length : 300 mm
Weight : 215 gr

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Aresbikes AG stem V2

Aresbikes AG stem V2

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setup price € stock
mat. black/33 mm 89.99 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
mat. black/45 mm 89.99 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
orange/45 mm 89.99 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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Second version of the of the Ares AG stem. Availlable in 2 different lengths, this stem covers a wide range of application methods. As the previous version, the AG V2 stem comes with a unique handlebar clamp system: tighten the upper two bolts and adjust with the lower 2 bolts.
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Aresbikes Illblend crank set 145/160 mm

Aresbikes Illblend crank 145mm silver

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setup price € stock
145mm / mat. black 209.95 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
145mm / mat. silver 209.95 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
160mm / mat. black 209.95 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
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Are you looking for a short lightweight crank? Then the Aresbikes Illbend crank set is your choice. This crank combines design, functionality and lighweight. With a length of only 145 mm, this crank gives you more space and is perfect for flatland riding. In contrast to the previous Illblend crank, this version comes with a splined axle. The high precision processing of the axle allows an easy assembly. Just slip the crank arms and your splined sprocket over the axle. No hammer or pull in with the axle bolts. Plastic Spanish BB included!
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Freegun edit

Alex Jumelin riding in the streets of vegas for freegun underwear!

“While most of the BMX industry was tucked away inside a stuffy convention center in Las Vegas for the Interbike trade show, Freegun Underwear’s newest pro flatland BMX rider Alex Jumelin was out cruising the strip and scouring the desert in search of new riding spots while throwing down banger combos and links for his welcome to the team edit.”

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Aresbikes Illblend crank 2013

Some pics of the new Aresbikes Illblend crank 2013. The crank will be available around February 2013. New length of the 2013 version is 145 mm (previous model 130mm) and it has a splined axle now. Compare with the old version.

Aresbikes Illblend 2013 arms
Aresbikes Illblend 2013 set

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St. Martin 2013 product line overview

Here a little overview of St. Martin’s 2013 product line.

Ten frame
The Ten frame is St. Martin’s 10th anniversary model. The frame has an old school look (double top tube and chrome finish) but with a low top tube, high BB it has a new school geometry.

Top tube: 17.9, 18.8″
Chainstays: 12.2″
Head angle: 75
Seat angle: 71
BB Height: 12.2″
Weight 1880 grams
Color: black, chrome

– Removable brake mounts
– Chain tensioners

Foot Jam frame
The geometry of Alex Jumelin’s Foot Jam 2013 didn’t change. The 2013 edition will be available in red clear coating finish (instead of smoked chrome) and black. The 2013 version of this frame will also be a choice for all rear brake riders – the frame comes with removable brake mounts (2012 version was brakeless only).

Top tube : 17,9″ / 18.7″ / 19.4″
Chainstays : 12.6″
Head angle : 75°
Seat angle : 71°
BB height : 12.8″
Weight: 1.84 kg
Color: red, black

– Removable brake mounts
– Chain tensioners

Aj handlebar
Alex Jumelin’s signature handelbar will be available in chrome (2012 smoked chrome).

Rise: 8.75″
Width: 27.2″
Back sweep: 2°
Up sweep: 1°
19 mm crossbar
3 saw lines each side for a clean cut
858 grams
Colors : black, chrome

BTF (Back To Flat) handlebar
The BTF handlebar is new in the St. Martin 2013 product line.

Rise: 8″
Width: ?
Back sweep: 3°
Up sweep: 1°
Color: black, chrome

Clac stem
The clac stem comes with a brand new fastener system. Instead of 4 mounting bolts, it only has 2. the lower 2 have been replaced by a hinge.

Length: 26mm
Color: black anodized

Compact disc sprocket
The 2013 version comes with holes.

3 mm thick
22 mm hole + 19 mm adapter
Size 18T or 24T
Color: black/silver

Other 2013 innovations
– The OEM freecasoter comes with female axle (2012 male axle)
– The St. Martin Darwin complete bike has a 2 piece handlebar and an alloy seatpost with pivot system
– There will be an Evo regular crank version for regular / microdrive sprockets (with sprocket bolt!)

Foot jam frame 2013 red
Foot jam frame 2013 red
Foot jam frame 2013 red 2
Ten frame 2013 chrome 6
Ten frame 2013 chrome 3
Ten frame 2013 chrome 1Ten frame 2013 chrome 2

Ten frame 2013 chrome 7
Aj handlebar 2013 chrome
BTF handlebar 2013 chrome
Clac stem 2013 black 2
Clac stem 2013 black 1
Compact disc 2013 24T
Compact disc 2013 20T
Alloy barends 2013 black

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Jean William Prevost in China

Gerard Ahrens from Velvet Couch clothing went behind the scenes with Jean-William Prevost in China. Back wheel skills!

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C 3 Jam edit

This weekend the C3 jam took place in Komatsu Japan. Moto Sasaki won the contest. Check the 30 minutes edit.

C 3 Jam open class judging system
There are 3 judges (1 head judge). During the whole qualification every judge has 13 points, which can be freely assigned to the different riders. Every rider has 2 minutes for qualifying. The riders with the top scores enter the final. A minimum of 3 points are required to enter the final. A maximum of 13 riders can enter the finals (minimum 3 riders).

The final is a 20 minutes jam. The judges have another 13 points to assign in the final. If 2 riders have the same score, the head judge makes the final decision.

Ranking
Open class
1. Moto Sasaki
2. York Uno
3. Tsutomu Kitayama

Expert class
1. Kosuke “Billy” Tsugita
2. Kenji Fukumori
3. Yusuke “Red” Masutomi

Novice class
1. Takumi Isogai
2. Shuto Takada
3. Shu Umetada

Girls/Kids
1. Jun Higashiguchi
2. Chie Matsumoto
3. Kentaro Fukuda

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Aplus complete bike version 2

A new version of the Aplus complete bike is out now. There are only small changes such as the reinforcement on the down tube and a new brake.

Aplus down tube old version
Aplus down tube new version
Aplus brake

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The Bridge Jam Vienna

A BMX flatland jam will take place in Vienna on 29. September 2012. “The Bridge Jam Vienna” is organised by Sebastian Grubinger.
“A ghetto blaster, some drinks and a rider of the day voting…” is what you can expect…a relaxed jam for everybody!
Check the flyer for further information!

The bridge jam vienna 2012

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Sosh episode 5

Matthias Dandois and Maxime Charveron made a road trip from Lyon to Marseille in Sosh episode 5.

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Akihiko Takahashi Summer 2012

Backward skills from Akihiko Takahashi. Check the switch at 2:00.

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Complete wheels

Complete wheels

setup price € stock
Aresbikes front/Boo3 front hub € 159.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
Aresbikes rear/Boo4 freecoaster € 259.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
St. Martin front/EVO front hub € 149.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
St. Martin back/Evo freecoaster € 229.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, dealer

High quality lightweight wheels built with Alex DM22 rims and Sapim spokes. The wheels are in house built and can be ordered with all hubs available from “brakeless”.
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ARESBIKES

Due to a trademark issue, Aresbykes changed their name to “Aresbikes”. The website domaine and logo have changed. The new domaine is www.aresbikes.com. There is much more content in english now. Click the “english” link on the top of the right menu to read content in english.

Aresbikes

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430 “Run” DVD

430 Run DVD

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setup price € stock
430 “Run” DVD € € 30.- (excl. VAT) AVAIL
430 “Run” DVD CHF CHF 39.- (incl. 8% VAT) AVAIL
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This is the first 430-team DVD filmed by James Smith. An incredible piece of BMX art featuring some of the best japanese flatland riders. The DVD comes with an original 430 finger bike.

Riders:
– Kotaro Arai
– Hironao Doko
– Yohei Uchino
– Yoshihiro “Taka” Nishikawa
– Keiji “Tamao” Nakamura
– Takuma Kawamura
– Shinchi “Russia” Kiba
– Kotaro Tanaka
– Hiroshi Uehara (430 CEO)
– Hiroya Morizaki
– Tomokazu “Mo-rich” Morinaga
– Tsutomu Kitayama

Camera : James Smith
Camera man: Daisuke “HALU” Nishida
Edit : Takahiro Yasuda
Director : Go Nakano

link reference
– DVD review on global-flat.com
– DVD review on flatmattersonline.com
– 430 “Run” DVD trailer

Shipping rates for most EU countries
priority: € 17.- / 2-3 days
economy: € 13.- / 4-8 days

If you order the DVD with other parts, please check the “brakeless” shipping rates. Contact us for the precise shipping rate for your country.

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Hiroya Morizaki interview

Hiroya Morizaki aka Hiro, is a japanese flatland-ninja, well known for his whip tricks and technical riding style. After 18 years of riding he still competes and wins. His hunger for flatland and progression didn’t stop. Flatland became a part of him. Read what he has to say about style, the european flatland scene and contests.

The interview was planed for a long time, but I was very busy the last few month, so it took me some time to finish it. This is the second interview in a series of ARESBYKES riders interview. I’ll try to finish the next one quicker. Enjoy!

Hit the link for the french version: www.artbmxmagazine.com!

Interview info
Questions: Adrian
Translation: Aaron Gratton
Hiro website: www.hiroyamorizaki.com

1. Give us some basic background information about yourself (age, years of riding, hometown)

Born 01/04/1978 (Age 34)
Riding 18 years
Born in Tokushima, currently residing in Tokyo.

2. How did you get involved into flatland? What gave you the motivation to start riding flatland?

I first saw BMX in a commercial on TV, which is what got me interested.

3. What does flatland riding mean to you? How often do you ride and what inspires and motivates you to keep on riding?

To me, BMX is a lifestyle. I like to practice about two hours a day when I have the time.
It’s such a part of me that I wouldn’t dream of quitting, but a lot of my motivation comes from new ideas I get from going to contests and other events.

4. How does a normal day in your life look like? What is your job at Aresbykes?

A normal day for me includes practice, doing shows at events, school, contests, and TV and magazine appearances. At ARES, I do company promotions and design testing for frames and other parts.

Hiro style

5. How do you see the development of flatland over the last few years, and how do you see its future?

I think nowadays, there are a lot more riders focused on style. I see a lot of development going on in air tricks. It’s moving closer to being perfected as a style.
I believe it’s going to be a lot harder to develop new types of riding. I think we’re going to see a lot more riders take existing tricks and fit them into their own individual styles. But, personally, I’d really like to see a rider come out with a totally new type of riding, someone who can influence other riders.
Aside from tricks, there are a lot of cool things going on in the flatland scene, which I think has a huge effect on how the culture and fashion is viewed.

6. Are you following what is happening in the European flatland scene? If so, what do you think about it? Any favorite riders in Europe?

Europe puts out a lot of great riders, but it seems to me that only the top pros ever make it out of Europe to compete. We need to challenge more expert-level riders to travel and compete in places outside of Europe. An increased level of awareness in each rider would be a pretty big factor in the evolution of the flatland scene and its culture.

7. How do you see the influence of the internet on flatland?

I think that instant access to information has really hastened the evolution of BMX. Now, since you can buy goods online and watch contests live on USTREAM pretty easily, it means fewer people are supporting the scene by turning up at events. Back in the day, people would come to support the riders they saw in videos, and I think they had a lot of respect for the top riders.
I think the bonds between riders have become a lot more virtual than they used to be. With the convenience of the internet, finding good places to ride, yourself and your bike, and the people you ride with seems to be the reality of the scene.

8. If you ask a flatland rider in Europe about the country he would like to visit, 90% will answer “Japan”. Any favorite country you would like to visit in Europe?

I’d like to go to any country I haven’t been to yet. I’d really like to visit Spain, Switzerland, England, or Italy.

9. A bit more than a year ago, Japan was hit by a terrible disaster. In how far has your life changed since then? How is the situation now? There’s not much news here any more about it.

There were a lot fewer events in the wake of the disaster. People are a lot more conscious about conserving energy now.

10. You are 34 years old now. Is it harder to learn new tricks when you get older, or do you even learn faster because of your riding experience?

I’m always trying new things, so I’m not sure if my age is having an effect on the time it takes me to learn. But I am feeling it in my body. I have chronic pain in my elbow and other injuries that won’t heal, and it takes me longer to recover from runs.

11. What is the story behind your elbow injury?

I started doing whip tricks in 1999, and at the time I was doing stuff like hitchhikers back to whips, and half whips into McCircles during a 180 (a trick Matthias does now). After about three years of that, I started to feel something off in my elbow. I went to an orthopedic clinic, but it didn’t get better. I ended up getting a CT scan at a sports physician’s office and was diagnosed with Little League/tennis elbow. There’ve been a lot of side effects from the operation that have been hard to recover from, so I have no choice but to work with that.

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12. How important is progression and style to you? What do you think about trends?

Progress is a necessity, but it needs to be progress in terms of style. Trends and such are important, but it gets boring when people just start doing the same thing. Leave it to the judges and you’ll see that the yawns come out when the riders all follow the same trend. There needs to be a demand in riding beyond just what’s trendy.

13. How important are contests to you? What about international contests? Any plans to come to Europe this year?

Right now contests are very important to me. I want to do everything I can do while I still ride, which is why I have to do what I can. Continually appearing in contests does take a toll though, and since I don’t take vacations I can really only make progress during the off-season. This year, I plan on going to the final match of the World Circuit in Berlin.

14. Your signature frame model “Garuda” disappeared from the market this year. Aresbykes launched a new model called “Aplus” frame with straight tubes. Who was involved in the development? What is the idea behind this short frame?

The Aplus frame was made to spread the word about the completion of the Aplus line. I oversaw the design of the Aplus frame, so the Garuda is coming off the market this year.

15. The name “Aplus” appears now more and more in your product names. Is it just a new name/line for marketing or is there a story behind it?

ARES + A = new and improved ARES products
You take the A from ARES and add a plus and you get Aplus.

16. Why did Aresbykes stop the Superb** project?

So that everybody at ARESBYKES could come together. We wanted to consolidate our product like with forks, handlebars, etc. of a similar design so we wouldn’t be taking our chances with multiple products.

17. Tell us more about the Aresbykes flatland school. From the footage on the internet, it seems that this project is growing. How much time do you invest in the flatland school (classes, organisation)? What is the average number of students in the flatland school? How many classes in how many different cities does Aresbykes provide?

The ARESBYKES BMX School has some ideas I’ve planned personally. We’re looking at appearances from riders like Yoshihiro Shinde and York Uno, as well as various offers from shops. Most classes are divided into three parts, mostly by which tricks you want to learn. On average, we have about 30 students in each class and we offer classes in Kyoto, Osaka, Aichi, Chiba, and Ishikawa.
Of course, we want riders to improve their riding skills. We also want to encourage everybody from children to adults, and especially new riders, to have fun on common ground.

18. Is the “Hiroo BMX school” another project?

I run the Hiroo BMX School myself. I took the name from Hiroo, where I live. It looks like my own name when you type it out in the Roman alphabet.

Hiroo BMX school

19. Any recommendations for beginners?

Have more fun than anybody else, travel, and go for the girls.

20. Where do you see yourself in the world of flatland in the future? Any specific plans for the future?

The flatland scene could get better, stay the same, or just disappear. It all depends on how aware people are of flatland riding. The scene getting better would mean that riders would have to keep trying to do what they can do. When it comes to riding, playing, contests, school, events, art, the internet, and media, it seems like there’s a bigger plan, or at least a lot more we can do like this.

21. Last words, any thanx?

Keep riding!
Peace!

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430 Run DVD coming soon

The 430 Run DVD will be available from brakeless in about 2 weeks. I let you know price and shipping rates as soon as possible!

430 Run DVD

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Aplus bike check – Manu

Manu is a rider from Lucerne/Switzerland. He came over last week end for a session and to see the new products from Aresbykes.
He spontaneously updated his bike with a new Aresbykes Aplus frame. The perfect moment for a bike check.

Frame: Aresbykes Aplus
Fork: Aresbykes Garuda SP
Bar: Aresbykes AY FLT
Stem: S&M Redneck FLT
Head spacers: Aresbykes carbon
Grips: custom
Barends: Aresbykes PAV barends
Pegs: Aresbykes VAR pegs (front & rear)
Crank: Aresbykes Illblend 2011
Pedals: Aresbykes plasic pedal
Sprocket: Aresbykes peace ring
Chain: no name
Seat: Twenty Android
Seatpost: MacNeil 330
Seat clamp: KHE prism
Rims: Sun Ringlé Envy (front & rear)
Freecoaster: Aresbykes Boo2
Front hub: Demolition Bulimia
Tires: Aresbykes A-Class
BB: Aresbykes spanish BB
Headset: Arestic CMA headset / Quamen dust cap

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Matthias Dandois – Sosh Episode 3

Matthias assembles his new Naga frame in Sosh episode 3.


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Aresbykes arrival!

We received new stuff from Aresbykes last friday. The Aplus fork without pivot will arrive later this year, please be patient. Check the list of the updated/new parts:

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Arestic Opus seat

Arestic Opus seat

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New version of the lightweight and compact Opus flatland seat from Aresbykes. This version is even more compact. No need to cut off!
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Matthias Dandois one day edit

Cool edit with Matthias Dandois, filmed during his Japan trip by Hironao Doko. Music by York Uno.

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1 on 1 BMX with live drums

York’s spinning style paired with live drums.

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Find your zen with Yohei Uchino

In this promo edit for a notebook, Ucchie talks about the importance of music in his riding and the natural flow in his tricks. Very good and professional edit.

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Matthias Dandois @ Worlds 2012 Cologne

Final run of Matthias at the worlds in Cologne. Congratulations for the first place!

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Alex Jumelin Summer edit

“When we planed to film this video, we were supposed to get all clips in one day but our wonderfull summer has decided otherwise and send us some rain at every session so we finally filmed it in 3 times just before Alex leaves Paris to the USA.”

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Aplus fork coming soon!

Check out the pics of the new Aplus fork. The production has finished, the fork will coming soon to europe!

Related article: Aresbykes-Superb** fork fusion

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VANS x TheDiggest – NYC Trip

Vans teamed up with theDiggest.com and brought 3 riders together to hit the streets of NYC.
This edit is the result of 1 week travelling and riding the best spots in New York.
Riders:
– Alex Valentino
– Kevin Kalkoff
– Mattias Dandois

Hit the link for some foto footage of the trip: http://www.thediggest.com/blog/2012/06/26/vans-the-diggest-in-new-york-the-instagram-story/

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Calvin Tan on the back wheel

Calvin Tan ripping it on the back wheel. I very much like the megaspin turbines with one foot on the saddle. Music by York Uno.

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Seiya Higa edit

Lot of emotions in this edit of Seiya Higa. Complex switch at 0:55.

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Paint × BMX × Beat Box

Art performance with BMX, beat boxing and painting.

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Keisuke xfooted!

Smooth xfooted combo from Keisuke!

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A-style jam edit

A-style jam edit from shindetic. Family vibes!

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Aresbykes STN

Promo edit for the Aresbykes STN bike. I definitely want to have kids now!

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Street-flat style by Matthias Dandois

Matthias demonstrating his street/flat skills in an indoor spot in the outskirts of Paris.
For all the french speaking out there, here is an interview of Matthias, speaking about his new project “BMX Hibernation”.
Hit the link: http://m.redbull.fr/op/redbull.com2/fr/mcat/article/1243220877718

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COB riders compilation

Compilation edit of the 16 COB 2012 riders. Nice work.

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Mostly True / Miyata Yorimitsu edit

Different style from Miyata Yorimitsu. Good to see riders following their own style.

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Hironao Doko 2011-2012 edit

Stylish edit with a lot of street riding from Hironao Doko.
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Viki Gomez interview – COB 2012

Viki Gomez was interviewed at the Red Bull head quarter in Japan. Listen what he has to say about the COB contest!

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One fine day – Kawamura Takuma 2010

Good vibes on the backwheel from Kawamura Takuma.

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Aresbykes STN PV by shindetic

Why not try it on a 16″ bike. Shinde on the Aresbykes STN kids bike.

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10% spring promotion weekend

Summer is around the corner, attractive ladies and long outdoor sessions expect us. To impress the girls not only with a “ladies run” but also with a brand new shiny part on your bike, we offer you 10% off all orders with our spring promotion weekend.

Here are the details/rules:
– order period is Friday, 18. May – Sunnday 20. May 2012
– minimum order amount € 99.- (website price/without shipping)
– all orders are shipped on friday the 25. May 2012
– promotion only for non-reduced parts

And we got even more for you!

For the first 3 orders we have an additional surprise:
– the first “spring promotion” customer wins a hybition conspiracy sunglasses, perfect for summertime
– the second “spring promotion” customer wins a “Aresbykes x Superb** tour 2011″ DVD
– the third “spring promotion” customer wins a Aresbykes Logo shirt

Start off with browsing our products page.

hybition conspiracy eyewear / model: truthful
hybition conspiracy exe wear / model: truthful

Aresbykes x Superb** tour 2011 DVD
Aresbykes x Superb** tour 2011 DVD

Aresbykes logo shirt
Aresbykes Logo shirt

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STN kids bike pv by shindetic

Nice STN bike promo edit from shindetic!
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music to ride #5

“They taught us how to dress, they taught us that it was ok for skater kids to listen to rap, they taught us about graf, record digging..”

SAD & GRATEFUL – REST IN PEACE MCA
The Beastie Boys
Tribute Mix by Akira Mizumoto
Grand Royal Mix by Mick Boogie

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Arestic Boo3 front hub

Arestic Boo3 front hub

ARES LOGO
setup price € stock
black, 36h 69.-/55.20 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, dealer

Bolt-on type front hub. A simple and lightweight, shaftless design.
more here

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Insanes Express-2 pedals

Insanes Express-2 pedal

ARES LOGO
setup price € stock
black 49.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, dealer

A super-thin, 13mm nylon fiber pedal that’s set to become the new standard. Different from the standard plastic pedal, this pedal has been designed with extra emphasis on durability for the rider. Less hitting the pavement when pedaling and a lot less wobbling. 8mm axle bolts allow for a much higher strength tolerance when installing.
The Express-1 model comes with removable Cr-Mo pins.
The Express-2 model comes with non-removable nylon fiber pins.
more here

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St. Martin Evo line front hub

St. Martin Evo front hub

St. Martin Logo
setup price € stock
black, 36h 59.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, french dealer

Lightweight front hub from St. Martin. We also stock any spare parts for this hub. Please contact us!
more here

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Bike Days 2012 top 3

Congratulations to the winners of the bike days 2012 flatland contest. Thanks to the organizers for this great weekend. Hope to see you all next year again.

Ranking
1. Viki Gomez
2. Matthias Dandois
3. Dominik Nekolny
4. Alex Jumelin
5. Jean Francis Boulianne
6. Daniel Hennig
7. Chris Bohm
8. Didier Genet

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EIJI – Japanese backpacker

Good vibes from japanese backpacker Eiji!

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Folution8 by Guillaume Feuz

Nice edit from Guillaume Feuz for his 2nd anniversary of flatland riding. Keep on riding!

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Run 430 DVD trailer

430 stands for japanese flatland, and I am sure this is gonna be an oustanding good one.

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Zai freme cm

Street riding with flatland influences and a rapping Akira Okamura. This is a promo video for the arrival of the Zai frame and fork at the end of May.

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Keisuke Tanigawa 10 clip

He got the flow!

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Aresbykes 2012 catalogue english

Check out the english version of the Aresbykes 2012 catalogue.

Open publication

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Alex Jumelin JomoPro parctice

I really love Alex Jumelin’s new style. Great edit from the JomoPro practise, including 2 pegless combos.

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Keisuke Tanigawa clip

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Matthias in GQ

Matthias has 10 pages in the May issue of GQ. Subject of this shooting was fashion on a BMX (BMX chic). As a little plus, they made a clip with a Phantom camera, which takes 1000 pics per second. The result is pretty cool – a very nice slow motion with a good dressed Matthias Dandois. Respect for riding in this shoes! The video below is just a preview. If you want to see the full version, get the IPad issue of GQ. For non IPad owners, buy the GQ at the kiosk (without video of course). For all french speaking out there, hit the link to read the article: http://www.gqmagazine.fr/mode/le-shooting-GQ/articles/bmx-chic/13704

Matthias in CQ 1
Matthias in CQ 2
Matthias in CQ 3

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music to ride #4

Just found this. If u liked the “Shigeto” Sound – Check it out:
Ghostly Dicovery
A streaming radio station and mood-based music discovery tool, Ghostly Discovery is a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets you listen to the Ghostly International and Spectral Sound catalogs (full songs, nothing less) and share your favorites with friends.
Big Up
Smirre

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One Wheel -Slow Motion

Good vibes in this slow motion edit from Nour Hachimi.

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music to ride #3

Hey everybody, back with a fresh music-post! This time i’m gonna present you “Shigeto”, actually coming out on the Detroit based Record-Label “Ghostly International”.

Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.
More information about Shigeto on:
I am Shigeto
or
Ghostly International

You can download Shigeto’s “New Light” EP from soundcloud.
The “New Light” EP, is a collection of five previously unreleased tracks, culled from the last three years, that reside in the softer and more ambient spaces within Shigeto’s repertoire.

Questions? Get in touch! smirre@brakeless.ch

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Matthias Dandois – Sosh Episode 1

A normal day in Matthias Dandois life, filmed by Hadrien Picard. Didn’t know that Matthias rides moped. I missed the pegs on his moped!

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Simple Session Vans team highlights

I guess we have to get used to see Matthias in street edits! This is the highlight edit from the Vans team at the simple session.

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Shindetic Aplus complete edit

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turntable rider by cogoo

Crazy idea out of Japan. This is a sound system for your bike, no joke! Developed by “cogoo” with the help of DJ Baku and tested by pro flatland rider Kotaro Tanaka. Hit the link for more information: http://cogoo.jp/turntablerider/.

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Moto Bicycle pedals

Some new, very thin and light pedals from Moto Bicycles in Berlin. Creative head behind this innovative project is Ali Barjesteh. The pedals will be produced in various materials. The prototype is made of wood, and looks really interesting.  Visite Moto Bicycles website and like them on facebook.

New pedals for leisure cyclists and urban bikers

– Probably the world’s lightest and flattest pedals on the market soon!

Ultralight and ultraflat: these are innovative new platform pedals for bicycles (patent applied for). As standard they are a mere 300 g per pair, and measure just 15 mm in thickness. The pedals will be available through the trade in early summer 2012 and will cost around 150 Euros. Final tests and quality checking are currently under way.

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– Take less to impress

These new pedals have been reduced to the bare essentials, and they come with no frills, just pure design. The first batch to be produced will be the wood version.

The grip tape on the platforms ensures that your feet stay safely on the pedals, whichever shoes you’re wearing. Thanks to the grip tape you can also do without studs, which many urban bikers use but which can potentially cause injury. The extra-wide and slip-resistant platforms secure your safety as you ride.

motobicycle pedals

Because these new pedals are flatter, they put the foot closer to the axle and so closer to the optimal biomechanical ‘sweet spot’. It also means they offer improved ground clearance. The new pedals were developed by Berlin-based ‘Ideas foundry’ Moto Bicycles and BMX champion Ali Barjesteh, working with experts in mechanical engineering, aerospace production and product design.

– Flat as a pancake

These pedals are a completely new development in both design and technology. They have many unique features:

  • They are probably the world’s lightest platform pedals.
  • The patented bearing system is developed as a single unit  (integrated with the axle).
  • The pedal body, a laminated structure, is completely sealed.
  • Contemporary, eye-catching and protected ‘sculptural’ shape.
  • They offer the best grip, with any shoe.
  • Countless design possibilities via the grip tape on the platforms.

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Aresbykes shirts

New logo shirts from Aresbykes. I’ll try to stock them with the next order. I’ll let you know the price asap.

All shirts
black shirt
grey shirt
white shirt
yellow shirt

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Aresbykes x Superb** tour DVD coming soon…

Aresbykes x Superb** Japan tour 2011 DVD coming soon…

–ARESBYKES–
Hiroya Morizaki
York Uno
Yoshihiro Shinde
Hironao Doko
Kohei Fujii

–SUPERB**–
Matthias Dandois
Yohei Uchino
Tsutomu Kitayama
Kotaro Arai

original version : 30min.
bounus : 7min.

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Tour cover back

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Matthias on Soul BMX 74 cover

Matthias is on the cover of the next issue of Soul BMX mag. In addition to the shooting they produced an edit where Matthias is riding on frozen sand!

“This winter, based on an idea by Yann Colignon, our excellent Hadrien Picard met with Matthias Dandois and Kevin Demeester in a freezing morning in front of the sea in north of France, to observe and take benefit of a rare phenomenon, the sand becoming frozen and hard enough to ride on it. This led to an amazing and unique session and to this video announcing the release of SOUL ISSUE 74 where you can find the rest of the story of this incredible session.”

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Keisuke edits

2 new front wheel combos from Keisuke. Enjoy!

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Aresbykes team getting bigger

From today, 1. April, the Superb** team members will join the Aresbykes team! So many good riders in one team. Curious what we can expect from this team in 2012!

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Aresbykes catalogue!

Check out the new Aresbykes 2012 catalogue. See something you want/need? Contact me!

Open publication

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Aplus promo edit!

Ninja style!

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music to ride #2

Yeah, Yeah – Spring is coming and weather is gettin’ warmer, so i want to encourage you listen to Wild Bell’s “Keep You”! A very catchy tune somewhere between reggae and dream-pop with some fresh ska influences!

Wild Belle is the Chicago brother-sister duo of Natalie and Elliot Bergman. So far the only songs they’ve released are “Keep You” and ”Take Me Away,” on Sandhill Sound.

I suppose it’s a wonderfull tune to ride on a sunny spring afternoon!

Yeah dudes, don’t wait, go riding!

Yours Smirre

Questions? Get in touch! smirre@brakeless.ch

Wild Belle

 

 

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“48” horas edit

Summer is back, at least in Mallorca. No need for socks anymore! 2 friends, Marco and Tomás, ripping it on the spanish island.

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bike check on global-flat

Bike check your bike and win 1 of 3 gift certifications from “brakeless”. Check the the global-flat website for more information: global-flat.com

global check

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Early spring edit!

Early spring edit from Ellis Oswald, a young, talented street rider from Luzern, Switzerland. He is one of the few street riders, riding with some flatland parts from Aresbykes. Check it out!

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Ask Matthias!

Ask Matthias any question on the RideBMX site. The best answer/questions combos will be printed in the July 2012 issue of Ride.

Matthias water reflection

Photo: Fudger
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Suparna bar

Promo video for Hiro’s signature handlebar. He makes it look so easy. Style!

Check the Suparna bar here.

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music to ride #1

Hi Folk’s
So, this is my first “music to ride” Post. A few weeks ago my friend Adrian asked me if i’d like to post some music in his “brakeless” blog and I immediately said yes! Years ago, i spend every free minute to dig records in the record stores, now i’m retired DJ and I have found that i’m loosing my digger instinct…so i hope that the “music to ride” posts will help me to keep my digger instinct alive and hope that you gonna have fun & good rides with some fresh beats that you will discover here..and never forget that rule number 9 of the 29 rules to stay creative says: listen to new music.
Ooright, enough of blabla, here’s my first post: check out the “plug casts” from LA based record label “Plug Research” you can grab the plugcasts from their website.

Yours Smirre

Questions? Get in touch! smirre@brakeless.ch

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ARESBYKES x SUPERB** TOUR 2011 DVD teaser

Teaser of the “ARESBYKES x SUPERB** TOUR 2011″ DVD. More infos on the release date of this DVD coming soon…..

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R.E.A.L Flatland BMX

Nice produced edit from York Uno.
Riding Hiroya Morizaki + York Uno
Camera Mamoru Suwa + York Uno
Edit & Music York Uno
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Aresbykes – Superb** fork fusion

The announced Superb** fork will be the new Aresbykes “Aplus” fork. Aresbykes combined the design of the 2 forks. They took the innovations from the Superb** fork (longer steer tube) and the approved lower part from the Aresbykes Garuda SP fork. That’s what Aresbykes had to say about the new fork: “We keep the strength on the dropout of the Garuda fork and took the steer design of Superb fork, and the new fork “Aplus” was born”. Of course this fork will be available in Europe this spring/summer. Keep checking the “brakeless” website for any news.

“Aplus” fork
Aresbykes Aplus fork 2012

“Superb**” fork (production cancelled)
Superb** fork

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Chris Böhm’s Mission

Chris Böhm has a mission: BMX flatland. He takes part of an online video contest called “trick your spot”. Do Chris a favor and vote for him. Hit the link: https://apps.facebook.com/trick_your_spot/82

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Keisuke peg wheeli to whopper

Tight peg wheeli to whopper from Keisuke.

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Marco’s AY Daw

Marco Vetterli from Zürich sent me some pictures of his new/old ride. He changed the color of his AY Daw frame and updated it with some new parts. He is very happy with his frame and the new color (before it was yellow and didn’t like it). Here are some nice col0red pictures.

Marcos ride 1
Marcos ride 2
Marcos ride 3
Marcos ride 4

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Illblend instruction

A few days ago, a customer asked me in an email, where to put the washers which come with the Illblend crank. Instead of writing a long email he sent me an illustration which said more than 10 mails. Of course I answered with another illustration. Maybe this can be helpful for all others who want assemble an Illblend crank. Flatland is worldwide!

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Arestic Boo2 promotion video

Nice promo video from Aresbykes for their Boo2 freecoaster hub. Rider: Yohei Uchino.

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Zizai 2 cm teaser

Teaser from the 5th part of Akira Okamuras Zai series.
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Ares 12 STN 16 bike

THe STN is a 16-inch freestyle BMX bike made to provide maximum fun for kids from age 6 to 14. Much like the 20-inch adult model, it’s vastly different from regular bikes, stronger and easier to pedal, a build that helps maintain a sense of balance that’s perfect as a first bicycle. This 16-inch BMX can be used for anything from riding around the neighborhood to practicing tricks and entering competitions.

Top Tube Length : 370mm(14.6″)
Rear Center : 273mm(10.7″)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 72°
Rear End size : 10mm
Head Tube size :1-1/8″
BB : US BB

Frame : 16″ ARES STN FRAME
Fork : 1 1/8″ STN off set 14mm Fork
Bar : Hi-Ten Rise 145mm, Width 540mm, Back Sweep 5°
Stem : Reach 37mm
Grip : Black
Brake Lever : Tektro Brake Lever
Brakes : Tektro U Brake
Rotor : 1-1/8″ Gyro Rotor
Crank : Steel 1pcs Crank 135mm
BB : US Loose Ball BB
Sproket : C Ring 28T
Pedal : Plastic Pedal Black
Rims : AL Single Wall Black 36H
Rear Hub : 16T FreeWheel 36H 10mm
Front Hub : 36H ALLOY 10mm
Tires : Kenda Kontact 16 x 1.75
Pegs : Alloy Peg 38mm x 110mm
Saddle : BMX Soft Saddle
Seat Post : Alloy Post
Weight : 10kg
Color: Gloss Black, Lime, Red, Blue

STN 12 16" BMX
STN 12 16" BMX 2
STN 12 16" BMX 3
STN 12 16" BMX 4

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Aplus 12 frame pictures

I just received some pictures of the Aplus 12 frame (prototype). Hiroya Morizaki’s new frame will be available this summer (around June 2012). Other than Hiro’s previous signature frame (Garuda 2010), this frame has straight tubes. As soon as I have product pictures, I will add it to the products category. Check out the prototype history (sorry for the inconsistency of the name) and the specs:

### prototype history ###
Aresbykes Aplus frame from Hiro
APLUS F60 prototype
New Garuda 2012

### specs ###
Top Tube : 465mm (18.3″)
Rear Center : 325mm (12.8″)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 73.5°
BB Hight : 65mm (2.5″)
BB Type : Spanish BB
Weight: 1,65 – 1,70 kg
Pivot : w/o pivot, w/removable pivot
Colors: turquoise, mat. black
Price: € 419.- (incl. 19% VAT)

The frame has double butted tubes and is heat treated.

For pre-order details contact brakeless or a dealer.

Aplus 12 spy 1Aplus 12 spy 2Aplus 12 spy 3

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Aplus complete edit – Shindetic

Aresbykes team rider Yoshihiro Shinde showing his skills on the Aresbykes complete bike “Aplus”.

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Alex Jumelin Winter edit

Crazy skills on the front wheel from Alex Jumelin. I really like his new style. Filmed and edited by Matthias Dandois.

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Faltland trip to Barcelona

Great vibes in this edit from progressive pictures. See the adventures of Steven Blatter, Oli Müller, Marco Vetterli and Didier Genet in the great city of Barcelona. Enyoj!

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Charles Paty – New Superb** team member

He speaks french, lives in Orleans and rides for Superb**. Nice edit filmed by Matthias Dandois, riding by Charles Paty.

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St. Martin catalogue 2012

St. Martin released the 2012 product catalogue on their website today. Good work.
You can find the price information of the products in the St. Martin section on our website.

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Superb** complete bike

I found this news on the “A-branch” website. Seems that Superb**/Aresbykes will release a 20,5″ Superb** complete bike. I will try to find out more. Here are some details:
Superb** complete 2Superb** complete 1

### geometry ###
Top Tube Length : 520mm(20.5?)
Rear Center : 330mm(13?)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 72°
Rear End size : 14mm
Head Tube : INTEGRAL HEAD
BB : Spanish BB

### parts ###
Fork : APLUS off set 0 Fork
Bar : APLUS BAR
Stem : Reach 40mm
Grip : 88 grip Black
Brake Lever : RUSH Brake Lever
Brakes : RUSH U Brake
Brake pad : ARESTIC Brake pad Clear
Crank : Cr-mo 3pcs Crank 165mm
BB : Sealed Bearing, Spanish BB
Sproket : Steel C Ring 25T
Pedal : ARESTIC Plastic Pedal
Rims : ALEX DM22 Black 36H
Rear Hub : 9T Freecoaster Sealed Bearing 36H 10mm
Front Hub : 36H ALLOY Lose Ball 10mm
Tires : 20 x 1.95
Pegs : Alloy Peg 40mmx110mm
Saddle : Soft Saddle 240×128mm
Seat Post : Alloy Post

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Aresbykes restock

First 2012 delivery from Aresbykes has arrived this week. There are restocked parts and some new parts, we received for the very first time.

Aresbykes arrival
New parts:

Restocked parts:

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Arestic spanish BB

Arestic spanish BB

ARES LOGO
setup price € stock
19mm 39.95 (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
buy from: brakeless, dealer

Arestic spanish BB for 19mm axle (same as Arestic Illblend crank).

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Matthias ESPN bike check

Check out Matthias’ bike on the ESPN website. Hit the link: http://espn.go.com/action/bmx/blog/_/post/7511414/matthias-dandois-random-bike

Matthias bike check for ESPN

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RIP indoor-spot session from Seppl

kunstform!? shop moved to a new location in Stuttgart, which looks very nice, but unfortunately there is no indoor-spot anymore.
Many styles from Seppl at the old shop office!

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Keisuke Tanigawa clip

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Hervesta Festival by “mmfilms”

Japanese festival groove.

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Aresbykes Aplus frame from Hiro

Hiroya Morizaki just updated his blog with details on his new frame Aplus.
Read it here or there.

Introducing the 2012 APLUS, the latest high-end Flatland frame from Aresbykes.
A simple design with attention to details.
Hiroya Morizak's Aplus frame 1
A lowered top tube with a length of 465mm (18.3 inch) provides more stability. This is accompanied by a 73.5 seat angle that simulates a longer top tube feel compared to frames with similar head tube angle. This seat angle would also allow more clearance between the seat and rear wheel.Hiroya Morizak's Aplus frame 2
A higher BB enables more control for rear pedal tricks and nose manuals while butted tubing reinforces the inner chain stay area for additional strength. The seat and chain stays are welded smooth allowing easier pivoting during rear wheel tricks.Hiroya Morizak's Aplus frame 3
With durable yet light tubing, this well designed geometry promises you high response to any kind of tricks. This is a masterpiece of Aresbykes!!!
Hiroya Morizak's Aplus frame 4
APLUS Frame
Top Tube : 465mm (18.3″)
Rear Center : 325mm (12.8″)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 73.5°
BB Height : 65mm (2.5″)
BB Type : Spanish BB
Pivot : w/o pivot, w/pivot
Color : Mat Black, Gloss Turquoise, Mat Gray

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ARESBYKES × SUPERB** TOUR “UTSUNOMIYA”

Nice edit from a 1 day trip to UTSUNOMIYA with the Aresbykes and Superb** crew. Crazy switch from Hiroya Morizaki at 2:43.

Riders:
Hiroya Morizaki,
Yoshihiro Shinde,
Yohei Uchino,
Tsutomu Kitayama,
Kotaro Arai.

Filmed & Edited by Hironao Doko, Music by York Uno

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Aresbykes Naga complete bike video bike check

Video of the 1st Aresbykes street complete bike Naga.

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Happy Xmas with “brakeless”

It is Xmas time and “brakeless” wants to celebrate with you. Check out the special Xmas offers here, or browse all special offers. All Xmas offers are valid until 25 December 2011!

Xmas sale 2012

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Hiroya Morizaki

Unreal fast mega spin whopper from Hiroya Morizaki.

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York Uno – ARESBYKES at OCBC Cycle Singapore

York Uno riding  a show at OCBC Cycle Singapore. Note the new Arestic AY FLT bar he is riding.

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St. Martin distributed by “brakeless”

“brakeless” is now official distributer of St. Martin for France. We have just received some 2012 St. Martin products this week. We have updated the product section on brakeless.ch with the St. Martin product line. It is still not complete and will be continuously updated. Follow this link to check it out: St. Martin 2012 product line.

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Aresbykes “Naga” complete street bike

Aresbykes expands its product line with the “Naga” street complete bike. The core of the “Naga” complete bike is the signature frame of Aresbykes team rider Kozo. More details about price and availability coming soon. Check out the specs.

Related articles: Aresbykes Naga frame

ARESBYKES NAGA 2012 COMPLETE BIKE

### specs frame ###
Frame NAGA Frame Geometary
Top Tube Length : 20.5″(521mm)
Rear Center : 13.65″(346.5mm)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 71°
BB Hight : 11.7″
Rear End size : 14mm
Head Tube : INTEGRAL HEAD
BB : Spanish BB
Pivot : w/pivot (Removabele brake)

### parts ###
Fork : Street Fork off set 35mm
Bar : Rise 230mm, Width 720mm, Back Sweep 11°
Stem : Reach 50mm
Grip : 88 grip Black
Brake Lever : RUSH Brake Lever
F.Brakes : RUSH CALIPER Brake
GYRO: with or without
R.Brakes : RUSH U Brake
Crank : ODYSSEY THUNDERBOLT 3pcs Crank 175mm
BB : Sealed Bearing, Spanish BB
Sproket : AL C Ring 25T
Pedal : ARESTIC CHA Plastic Pedal BROWN
Rims : ALEX DM22 Black 36H
Rear Hub : 9T CASSETTE Sealed Bearing 36H 14mm
Front Hub : 36H Sealed Bearing 3/8S BOLTS,SB
Tires : 20 x 2.25

Naga complete with "Kozo"
Naga complete
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Decade Talk Vol. 3

Hiroya Morizaki talking about the development of the Arestic A-Class soft tire. Interviewer is Hiroshi Uehara, owner of the Decade shops in Japan. Hit the link for the original talk in japanese: http://www.decadeshop.com/talk/

Hiroya Decade talk 1

We sat down to interview world-famous BMX rider Hiroya Morizaki, winner of King of Ground 2001 and Japan’s first world champion, about his self-developed A-Class Tire.

DECADE: To start off, what’s the story behind your development of the A-Class Tire?

Morizaki: The story? Well at that time (around 2004) there was really no tire around that I felt was right for me, so when FFC (my current sponsor) came to me and asked if I could make a tire for them I just kind of went with it and it started from there.

DECADE: Did you already have an idea of the sort of tire you wanted to make at the time?

Morizaki: I did. I wanted to make a tire that was ready to go as soon as I put it on. To put it more clearly, I wanted a tire with good grip that could also get good speed. At the time I started thinking of making a tire, the flatland scene was at a pretty big turning point from a riding style that incorporated lots of scuffing tricks to spins and turbines, tricks that use the pegs and really didn’t require a lot of scuffing. I was the first one to really pick up the scuffless riding style, but at that time there were still a lot of riders using scuffing and so the tires on the market at the time were made for scuffing; there weren’t any for scuffless tricks.

DECADE: I see. So you’re saying the A-Class tire is made for the scuffless riding style that’s more popular today?

Morizaki: That’s right. Of course that’s not to say you can’t do scuffing tricks, but that the A-Class Tire has the perfect balance that’s needed to perform both scuffing and scuffless tricks. Usually, a tire that’s made for scuffing has deep knurling and block patterning so they can provide good grip like you see in PRIMO’s Wall and Eighty-Eight’s F.O.U.R. Tire, but the blocks are so thick that even if you pump a lot of air into the tire they’re not really good for speed. On the other hand, if the knurling isn’t thick if enough you’re going to slide ‘cause you don’t have enough grip. That’s what I was thinking when I came up with the pattern on the A-Class. The knurling isn’t so thick so you can perform scuffless tricks with it, but I also made the pattern with lines on the side so you won’t slide around if you do want to scuff.

Hiroya Decade talk 2

DECADE: So it’s a racing tire that’s also easy to scuff with. Sounds like you’ve made the perfect tire.

Morizaki: I’d say so. I’m confident that of all the tires coming out for flatland biking, this one’s the best. The extra special thing about this one is that it’s ready to go as soon as you put it on. After making the tire I was able to fine tune it for competition. The older tires I was talking about earlier would need about one month of practice before they were in their best condition. Around the time I was making the A-Class flatland hadn’t been dropped from the X-Games yet, so I’ve had the chance to compete in lots of contests domestically and abroad. If I didn’t carefully count and practice with the tires I was going to use from the day I was scheduled to participate in the contest I wouldn’t be able bring them to the competition in their best condition. Plus there was always a chance the tires could bust if I rode on them for too long. It was the worst when it wasn’t just a small puncture and the tire actually split open. You just couldn’t ride on a fresh tire and it could be a huge hassle in competitions. The frustration is what made me want a tire that I could put on and ride with right away. F1 tires are where I got my inspiration. I took the best parts of the F1 tires at the time and applied those to the A-Class. It really is that high class of a tire. That’s why you can change the tire on the day of the competition and still ride it with no problem.

DECADE: It’s got speed and you can ride with it right away without slipping. It really doesn’t have any weak spots, does it?

Morizaki: I honestly know that it’s a great tire. That’s not just me being overconfident; I hear good things from lots of riders too. Even Chase Gouin, the god of flatland himself, contacted me saying “Your tire’s great! Mind if I use it?” Even if Chase is the signature model for a different brand of tires it’s really unbelievable for me as a rider that the tire he’s supporting a tire that I made.

DECADE: You’ve taken the demands of the time and used them to make a great tire. We hope it becomes a rider-favorite.

Hiroya Decade talk 3

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Matthias Dandois Street & Flat Revolution

Crazy Street & Flat edit from Soul BMX  Magazine with Matthias Dandois, Florent Soulas and Guillaume Le Goff (aka libellule).
Edit by Hadrien Picard.

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Sebastian Pospischil website

Felt Bikes Pro & kunstform?! founder Sebastian Posbischil (aka Seppl) launched his own website. That’s what he has to say about it:

“What can I say. I finally did it. I guess only a few of you guys know that I’m an online nerd, so it was just a matter of time to launch my own website http://www.seppl-bmx.com. This site has three main purposes:

  • Collecting all my stuff from 15+ years of BMX riding
  • Supporting my sponsors
  • Collecting all that awesome randomness & music

Regarding BMX riding, I am really motivated right now. As most of you know, I turned 30 this year. I took this as a chance to take care about myself and fix my back and breathing problems. I am feeling better from day to day and although I have to take care doing x-footed stuff, I hope I will be back to 100% soon. ”

Hit the link: http://www.seppl-bmx.com/

Seppl new website

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Yoshihiro Shinde interview

Check out the interview with Yoshihiro Shinde on flatmattersonline.com (interview by Effraim).
http://www.flatmattersonline.com/repost-yoshihiro-shinde-interview

Yoshihiro Shinde

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G-Shock Real Toughness Tokyo edit

Amazing crowd and amazing riding at the “Real Thougness” contest in Tokyo.
Feel the vibes in this edit by hiroshi43o from 430 clothing.

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Aplus DAW only with 18,5″ available

Just received the new that Aplus DAW frame from Aresbykes only will be available in 18,5″ top tube lentgh. I updated the product information.

Aplus Daw 18,5"

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Fat favourites list with Matthias

Check out the Fat favourites list with Matthias Dandois:
http://www.fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18536

Matthias FAT favouritesPhoto credit: www.fatbmx.com

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ZIZAI

Some footage from the Zizai DVD from Akira Okamura. Japanese street and flatland riding at it’s finest.

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APLUS F60 prototype

It’s name is not “Striaght G”, how I wrote in one of my previous posts, sorry!
This is the “APLUS F60″ prototype frame from aresbykes. It’s  geometry is based on the Garuda frame from Hiroya Morizaki. The curved tubes were replaced by straight tubes.

Here some specs:
Name: APLUS F60
Tube : 460mm (18.1?)
Rear Center : 325mm (12.8?)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 73.5°
BB Type : Spanish BB
Pivot : w/o pivot, w/pivot
Color : Mat Black, Turquoise Blue

APLUS F60
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global-flat winners

These are the bikes of the lucky 3 winners of global-flat 50 € gift certificates from brakeless.
Congratulations to Felix from Austria, Robpossible from the USA and Vojtech from the Czech Republic.

global winners

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Arestic illblend 145mm prototype

Aresbykes is testing their new illblend 145mm crank.
Arm weight (prototype): 392g
Crank set weight (prototype): 512g

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Superb**/Aresbykes show at Saifukuji

Nice show from the Aresbykes and Superb** crew in the japanese Saifukuji temple.

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Superb fork prototype 2

Second prototype of the Superb** fork. The fork will be available next year. Stay tuned.

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Power hour with Matthias

4th episode with Matthias for Orange. I hour 2-peg street session at his local spot in Paris.
Hit the link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlsd0v_ride-sessions-orange-episode-4-matthias-dandois_sport

Matthias street

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flattenyourway@gmail.com

We have a DNS server issue. We can’t receive emails on info@brakeless.ch.
Please use flattenyourway@gmail.com to contact us until we have fixed the problem.

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Arestic ADJHS available at tokyo fixed UK

The plastic version of the Arestic adjustable head spacers are now available at tokyo fixed in the UK!
Check the spacers on tokyo fixed here.

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Keisuke Tanigawa halfpacker turbines

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KOG livestream

Stream the KOG qualifyings live on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cycle-star-ust

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Superb** x Ares Tour Day 0!

Ucchie and Matthias Dandois riding at Ucchie’s spot in Kobe.

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York Uno interview

Here is the interview with York Uno, japanese flatland pioneer and founder of ARESBYKES.
Back in 1998 York traveled to the US and was the first japanese flatland rider winning an international pro flatland contest. After this success he decided to start his own BMX brand, ARESBYKES.
Nowadays he is one of the most famous flatland riders in the world and still in business.
After 18 years of riding, he’s still searching for symbolic and original forms of riding.
Read what he has to say about flatland, ARESBYKES, music and the disasters in Japan.

This is the first interview in a series of interviews with riders from ARESBYKES.

Read the french version on agoride.com.

Give us some basic background information of yourself (age, years of riding, hometown)

My name is Yosuke Uno (York Uno). I was born 26th of May in 1975. I live Kanazawa. I have been riding BMX for 18 years.

How and when did you start riding flatland?

When I was in junior high school, I watched BMX on TV, and I fell in love with it. At that time it was hard to get a BMX bike, because there were only a few shops selling BMX. I made a big mistake and bought a MTB bike. After riding 2 years of MTB racing I finally bought a BMX freestyle bike. Around the age of 17, I decided to ride flatland seriously.

What means flatland riding to you? How often do you ride, what inspires and motivates you to keep riding?

Flatland is my lifestyle. I ride almost everyday, since 18 years. My motivation is the freedom I feel when I ride. When I spin, there is nothing in my mind, just the moment itself.
Only when I do shows or participate a contest I really focus on BMX riding as work.

What’s a normal day for you?

It’s different throughout the year. I have been working hard on internet marketing for the last 2 years. I update my blog and my facebook profile with my experiences frequently.
For myself it serves as a memo on what I have done and where I have been, for other people I hope it can help to read my experiences and maybe they can learn something out of it.
When I work at my office, I work from around noon until evening. In this time I coordinate the product schedule and organise my show schedule. Especially from spring to autumn it’s a very busy time, and it is difficult to organise my schedule.

YORK UNO B BLOG

How do you see the development of flatland in the last few years, and how do you see the future of flatland?

Before I started riding BMX, flatland was dominated by pogo tricks. When I started riding, scuff tricks were state of the art, nowadays turbine tricks are the new way of riding. We are currently moving towards an even more exciting, booming era of Flatland. Flatland in Japan is evolving, in a good way, with riders entering a new period of change that aims for a more distinctive riding style.This has the effect of narrowing down the riders who are able to survive in this period of change. I believe that this proves our current ability to make an accurate judgment as to which riders should stand out in this new era within the bountiful Flatland scene in Japan.

Do you follow the european flatland scene? If so, what do you think about it? Any favorite riders in europe?

There are many influences from Europe, like fashion, music or art I follow, it’s not only flatland I am interested in. I don’t have a favorite european rider. There are many good riders in europe, newschool and oldschool riders.

How do you see the influence of the internet on flatland?

With growing possibilities, we move away from reality. To compensate for this loss of reality, I think it would be great if one could use these new possibilities, such as the internet, to experience in a live transmission the real joy of riding. And of course, one could use other media channels such as TV and magazines.

If you ask a flatland rider in europe for the country he would like to visit, 90% will answer “Japan”. Any favorite country you would like to visit in Europe?

I would like to visit England and Switzerland, Italy and Czech republic. The reason is that I just have never been there.

We all heard about the horrible disaster in your country. In what way did that incidents change your life and your way of thinking?

Yes, it has changed a great deal. The earthquake disaster has made me realize that I am always living in a state of danger. It used to be that accidents and earthquakes only occurred on TV and films…
But now, I am living my life accepting that these events are part of my reality.
Bikes are driven by natural energy so I would like it to become more widespread. Bike culture is definitely more advanced in Europe than in Japan, so I feel that this is the right time for Japan to undergo a shift in mentality.

After riding 18 years of flatland, you still have a very contemporary riding style. How important is progression and style for you? What do you think about trends?

Musicians who create hits can gain plenty of fame and fortune with just one track…
But if it was me, I would feel that true progress is the ability to continue creating masterpieces that surpass those hits. My own personal challenge is to think of new symbolic, original forms and riding lines, and to always keep on trying.
The perception is that the current trend has taken flatland one step further to become an exciting biking genre. Riders possessing their own personal style always seek to improve it, regardless of the fashion at the time.

York 2

How important are contests to you? Do you still participate many contests?

I am planning to participate in contests taking into account how they fit in with my plans and schedules.
I tend not to think of a particular contest as important. But rather, I take the view that all contests are important as that is why they are being organized in the first place. I intend to participate in various contests regardless of their size, but in doing so I will be taking into account their timings, distances, estimated costs, etc.

How is it that the japanese flatland scene is so big? Is it still growing? How are you involved in supporting/encouraging young riders in Japan to ride flatland?

I think that the Flatland scene in Japan is larger than in other countries, but compared to just recently, it seems as if the flatland fever has actually gone down. To some extent, I believe that this is because Flatland riders around Japan are unable to envisage what should come next. By this I mean, for example, what happens after winning a contest, or after reaching a professional level. There are very few riders in rural areas of Japan who are able to head towards a specific direction, staying within the flatland scene but being outside of bike riding itself. Everything is just concentrated in Tokyo. Having a breakthrough or coming up with a new way to develop the flatland scene is something that is done locally by local people.

When and why did you have the idea to launch your own BMX brand?

In 1998, I started by imagining a future strategy whereby I would be the first Asian person to win an international contest.
As a rider, when do you reach your limits? There is no way of knowing. And so in order to compete in equal terms with the rest of the world, I decided that it was necessary to have a sponsor.
Compared to today, it was much more difficult for me to find a sponsor around that time, which naturally led me to the idea of creating my own brand. Mr. Sera, president of FFC (funfancy.jp), still continues to support my brand to this day. And thus, ARESBYKES was born, with me looking after product design and ensuring riders have a good product range to choose from, and Mr. Sera being in charge of financing, product sales and marketing.

Who is responsible for the design of ARESBYKES parts? Where do you produce them? What is the most important thing for you when you design a part?

Basically, the riders create new products. Market design and logo design is done by Mr. Masashi Nakamura.
My main focus when designing our products is to use the best qualities in the materials to achieve strength and lightness.
I design flatland products that allow Japanese people to control the bike easily without physical efforts, so they can perform well out in the world.

How are the other ARESBYKES riders involved in the daily business of ARESBYKES? Who is part owner of ARESBYKES or part of the business management?

Within ARES & Co, I am the person in charge of products and the management of the riders.
Overall management is done by Mr. Sera, and Masashi is in charge of the overall design.
Although, of course, there are many other people involved as well…
Other riders contact the managers as and when required. My role within ARESBYKES is to unify everyone in an environment where there is a tendency for people to do their own thing. And to this end, I can sometimes take an approach that could be considered rather determined.
This is because I have decided that ARESBYKES, a brand that I have created myself, will only finish when I have finished with the sport myself. Maybe it’s something like a samurai spirit? The beauty of the ARESBYKES brand is the Japanese way of thinking: “if I am going to lose, it will be on my own terms.”

Why do you make a difference between ARESBYKES and ARESTIC? What is the idea behind it?

Basically, ARESBYKES is for the body of the bike. ARESTIC represents the bike parts.

There is so much going on with ARESBYKES lately. Superb**, Folk city bike line, many new ARESBYKES stuff. What is planed next? What can we expect in the future from ARESBYKES?

There are only few flatland only bike brands in the BMX scene. ARESBYKES aimed to have the first success, and then proceeded to develop a new line straight afterwards. Everything until now, as well future projects, has been and will be a challenge for us. We can not to give you any more detailed information at the present time, but we are still in the process of working out our future strategy. Stay tuned!

Most of your edits include your own music. How important is music to you? How much time do you invest in music?

I heard that if you exceed 10,000 playbacks on YouTube then you get into copyright issues.
Because of this, I started creating my own music as much as possible.
With music, the amount of time spent listening is definitely longer than the amount of time spent creating it.
As I want to be influenced by a variety of genres, I always try to listen to a wide range of music.

YORK UNO 5

Any recommendations for beginners?

If you enjoy riding flatland, don’t think, and just get on the bike. That’s the main thing. Once you become good at it, you will have plenty of time to think. The main thing I would like is for everyone to chill out and enjoy Flatland.

Last words, any thanx?

ARESBYKES !!!

Thank you for the interview.

Interview by Adrian Badertscher

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Vans rebeljam teaser

Teaser of the rebeljam who takes place in Eindhoven, Holland from 2-4 December 2011.
Besides park, street there will be a flatland contest for the very first time.

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Post your bike on global-flat

Post a photo of your bike in the Post your bike pics topic in the global-flat forum, and win 1 of 3 gift certificates worth € 50.- (about 65$) each, provided by “brakeless”.

Every photo that is being posted between today and October 16th midnight (GMT) will enter the raffle.

Check out my ride here!

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SUPERB** arrival

Today the SUPERB** frame and handlebar arrived . They look very nice and solid. Check out the pics!
I am very happy and proud to have that stuff here and to be part of the SUPERB** project.

The coloured circles on the frame box are the new “brakeless” stickers. You get a set of them with every order (while stocks last).

Check out the SUPERB** products here.

Superb_frame2Superb_frame3Superb_frame4Superb_handlebar1Superb_handlebar2Superb_frame1sticker_set

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Aresbykes x Superb** Japan tour

Aresbykes and Superb** crew will travel through Japan for 2 weeks.
I know, most of you don’t live in Japan and can’t ride together with them. But I hope we will see some nice tour edits next month.
Here is the schedule:

Aresbykes & Superb** tour

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ARESBYKES STRAIGHT G PROTOTYPE FRAME

Here some first pictures of the Aresbykes team frame “Straight G” (2012).
The frame on the pics is Hiroya Morizaki’s frame.
More infos coming soon.

Weight: 1,65 kg

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Timelinpic contest edit

Timeline pic contest edit.

Open class results:
1. Sasaki Moto
2. Roshia
3. Uehara Yasuhiro

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Aplus complete bike 2012

First pictures of the new 2012 Aplus complete bike from ARESBYKES.
More infos coming soon.

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4TRiK Vol.4 -Mens Class-

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FOLK single speed

More specs and pics from FOLK, the new single speed line from Aresbykes.
Besides the regular edition, there are 2 special editions:
– “HIDDEN CHAMPION” – in collaboration with the mix culture magazine
– “MILK BOY”
The 2 special editions only vary in the frame colors from the regular edition.

FOLK by Aresbykes

Color?Gloss BLK,Mat.BLK,WHITE,L.GREY,L.BLUE,RED
Special Color : MILK BOY WHITE/BLK,Hidden Champion Mat OLIVE

FRAME GEOMETRY
Size?47cm / 51cm / 54cm
Top Tube Length : 517mm / 525mm / 560mm
Seat Tube Length : 470mm / 510mm / 540mm
Head Tube Length : 105mm / 120mm / 130mm
Front Center Length : 577mm / 577mm / 597mm
Rear Center Length : 405mm
BB Hight : 57mm
Head Angle : 71.5° / 72.5° / 73°
Seat Angle : 75° / 75° / 74°

BIKE SPECS
Frame : Folk CR-MO FRAME
Fork : 1 1/8 CR-MO Fork Off set 40mm
Head Set : FSA Integral Head
Handle Bar : AL 6061 Bar W:550mm , R:30mm , Up:6deg, Back:8deg
Stem : AL Stem
Seat : VELO Saddle
Seat Post : AL Seat Post 27.2
Crank : Prowheel AL Crank 170mm
Chain Ring : 46T
BB : FSA BB7420 CARTRIDGE 108mm
Chain :KMC Z510
Front and Rear Hub: Formula Loose Ball BEARING (Rear: flip-flop -fixed / freewheel)
Spoke : Stainless Spoke 14G
RIM : Alex Race28 32H Hight 27mm
Free Wheel / Fixed COG : 17T
F&R Brake : Tectro Brake
Brake Lever : Tectro Lever
TIRE : Kenda 700c x 26c
PEDAL :  VP Road Pedal W/Toe Clip & Strap

TOTAL HEIGHT
470mm?155cm?165cm
510mm?165cm?175cm
540mm?175cm?185cm
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AY DAW movie #5

Aresbykes team rider Kritsada”DA” Prathumma from Bangkok/Thailand riding in a small indoor spot somewhere!

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Shindetic – Aresbykes & hybiton promotion video

Aresbykes & hybition promotion video from Yoshihiro Shinde.
Slow motion flatland paired with some erotic shadow plays. Check it out.

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Superb** bar

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Spy foto of Aresbykes 2012 frame

Weight: 1.62 kg

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Superb** production

Pictures of the Superb** frame in production. Available soon!!

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Aresbykes slayer stem prototype

New prototype stem from Aresbykes with patented sandwich system.
Sizes: 35 mm and 45mm. It past the test stage and goes into production soon.

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S’Parts

S-Parts
shop-velo.ch
Grundstrasse 16
6343 Rotkreuz
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)41 544 20 04

www.shop-velo.ch
info@shop-velo.ch

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Sendai contest clip

Here is a edit from a contest who took place in Sendai, Japan.
Featuring Moto Sasaki, Kaneta Taiko and Masatoshi Karino.

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Superb** crew Singapore clips

2 nice edits from the Superb** crew at the Groundforce contest in Singapore.

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Keisuke Tanigawa clips

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New Aresbykes line: Folk

Ares just published the news of a new line named Folk.
It is a city bike line with a flip-flop back wheel hub (fixed / freewheel) and 3 different frame sizes (470, 510 and 540).
Japanese retail price is around € 600.-. More details coming soon.

Check out the catalogue (flash player requiered): http://www.aresbykes.com/folk_flash/index_.html

Folk

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Tsutomu Kitayama edit

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Yohei Uchino SUPERB** Movie

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Moritz Edschmid bike check

– frame: AY DAW Frame 485
– fork: Twenty Android
– headset: Wethepeople Compact
– stem: Colony TLD
– handlebar: Arestic MIDI Bar
– grips: Arestic VIR Lockon Grip +Tennis Tape
– bar ends: Odyssey Par Ends
– seatclamp: Arestic CRB
– seatpost: Colony
– seat: Colony Badman
– srank: Profile No Boss 160mm
– BB: Colony
– sprocket: Profile Spline Drive 18T
– chain: Gusset Slink Halflink 1/2″ x 3/32
– pedals: 88 Plastic
– front Wheel: Sun Ryno Lite XL, Proper female, Odyssey Frequency G 1.75
– rear Wheel: Khe Gaisha Light, Sun Envy,Suelo Silkworm 1.75
– front Pegs: Sequence Pirat Leg
– rear Pegs: Arestic Uma

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“Züri” rides Aresbykes

Oli Müller’s and Marco Vetterli’s new AY-DAW’s.
Both riders are from Zürich/Switzerland. Marco visited me in Bern on a sunny Sunday afternoon, to build up the 2 bikes and mess up my bedroom (thank you Marco!!).

AY-DAW x 2

Marco’s bike:

– frame: Ares AY-Daw, 18.5 (soon in another color…)
– bar: S&M Intrikat
– fork: Ares Garuda SP
– stem: Arestic IND-4
– head spacers: Arestic ADJ.H/S Spacers, 15-25mm
– grips: Suelo Tubo
– barends: Eastern
– pegs: Sequence Magic Sticks
– crank: Profile Flatland 160mm
– pedals: Welgo
– sprocket: Tree Spline Drive Micro, 20T
– chain: YBN Half Link Hollow Pin Chain, 3/32″
– seat: KHE Watanabe
– seatpost: Thompson Elite
– seatclamp: some lightweight no-name-stuff
– rims: Alienation Deviant
– freecoaster: Mix of old and light version of the KHE Geisha, 9T
– front hub: Geisha Light
– tires: Primo Comets, 1.5″
– BB: Primo Spanish BB, 19mm
– headset: some no-name-stuff

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Oli’s bike:

– frame: Ares AY-Daw, 18.5
– bar: S&M Intrikat
– fork: Ares Garuda SP
– stem: Quamen Macross
– head spacers: Arestic ADJ.H/S Spacers, 15-25mm
– grips: Odyssey Flatware Thumb Tack Grips
– barends: Eastern
– pegs: Sequence Titanmighty
– crank: Profile Mini Magnutanium Cranks
– pedals: Odyssey Twisted
– sprocket: Profile Imperial
– chain: KHE Halflink
– seat: Primo Balance Pivotal
– seatpost: Inertial Pivotal
– seatclamp: Profile Slim Jim
– rims: Alex DM 22, custom powdercoated
– freecoaster: Arestic BOO2, 9T
– front hub: Geisha Light, custom powdercoated
– tires: Primo Comet, 1.3”
– BB: Primo Spanish BB, 19mm
– headset: some no-name-stuff

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Exhibition ride edit

Yoshiki Uchino (Hotoke) and Shin-ichiro Hara riding at an exhibition.
Enjoy!

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Arestic ADJ.H/S Spacer 15-25 mm

ARESTIC ADJ.H/S SPACER

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black/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
blue/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
red/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
gold/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
foggy silver/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
orange/15-25mm 17.50- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
purple/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
pink/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
brown/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
green/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
pewter/15-25mm 17.50 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
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High-end adjustable spacer from Aresbykes.
Precision adjustment possible – 5 different heights with only one spacer.
No matter which part’s up or down. Do it your own way.

No need to buy many spacers, just buy one and give your bike a better look.

Fabricated with high precision.
more here

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Arestic ADJ.H/S Spacer 10-15 mm

ARESTIC ADJ.H/S SPACER

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setup price € stock
black/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
blue/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
red/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
gold/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
foggy silver/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
green/10-15mm 16.-0 (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
pewter/10-15mm 16.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
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High-end adjustable spacer from Aresbykes.
Precision adjustment possible – 5 different heights with only one spacer.
No matter which part’s up or down. Do it your own way.

No need to buy many spacers, just buy one and give your bike a better look.

Fabricated with high precision.
more here

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SEIYA KAINUMA 2011 -JUNE-

Some very nice back wheel stuff from Seiya Kainuma.

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Hironao Doko edit

Doko is the youngest Aresbykes team rider. Here is an little edit with
his new AY DAW ride. Bike check Doko.

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Matthias Agoride interview english

For all the the non-French speaking out there, the translation of the interview with Matthias on Agoride.
Original (with photos): www.agoride.com/bmx/itw-matthias-dandois-31250.html

?How did the Superb** project start? Who took the initiative?
I was in the same team as Ucchie at A Bad Thing and I had a very good time. I saw how he works in Japan, he is a real pro! After leaving A Bad Thing (Alex, Ucchie, Raph and me), Ucchie suggested to start something new together and I said yes.

Knowing that you could ride whatever you like, what was your motivation to launch a new brand? Do you think there is a lack of new stuff or that the existing material is not good enough?
I started working on my own brand to do something new, something I never did before in BMX. I would like to invest more in this sport. I started to ride street and I needed a bike that fits both disciplines, street and flatand. A bike, handy enough for flatland and resistant enough to ride street. There was simply no product like this on the market, so that’s why.

Who is joining you in this adventure? We have heard rumors about Ucchie and Ares. What role do they play?
Yes, for this project, Ucchie and Ares are actually on board. Ucchie takes care of everything in Japan and he is of course a team rider; Ares is financial partner of Superb** and responsible for the distribution trough FunFancy.

And your other sponsors, how do they react?
I have only a contract for bike parts with Odyssey, so I have the right to ride the frame I want. There is no problem, all riders do that in the US.

What is the meaning of Superb**? Who had the idea for this name?
It means whatever you want…At the beginning I wanted to find a name with “bad” in order to follow-up on A Bad Thing. Ucchie didn’t agree and he suggested “Superb**” (pronunciation “Superbe”), the meaning depends on your imagination…superbad, superbike, superbackflip…

Who is responsible for the design?
Ucchie and myself.

As for the material, which parts will be released first and what are the their specs?
The Superb** parts to be be released first are: a street style frame (19tt and 20.5tt), straight tubes that are resistant and beautiful.
A 2pc street style handlebar with a height of 8.75”.
Right now, we are still  testing all the stuff.

Specs :
Superb** 20.5 tt Frame
20.5 top tube
13.14 chain stay
75 degrees
71.5 degrees seat angle
spanish bb
5mm width dropouts

Superb** 19 tt frame
19 top tube
13.14 chain stay
75 degrees
71.5 degrees seat angle
spanish bb
5mm width dropouts

Superb** Bar
2 pc handlebar
full Cr-Mo butted
height: 222mm
width: 730mm
back sweep: 7 degrees
up sweep: 2 degrees

Tell me more about the Superb** parts. Why are they better than other parts? Positive points?
I think we already acquired a lot of experience with the A Bad Thing adventure….And now, with the collaboration of Ares and their knowledge of bike building, it will be top. We know what works and we know what won’t.
We are very certain about the quality of the frame. I will ride street and I don’t want that it breaks in the middle of a trick. This is the the most important positive point about it, we want resistant parts.

Where are the parts produced (in Taiwan I guess)?
Of course, we don’t want to produce a € 2000 frame!

When will we be able to see that little marvels? And where will they be available? Is there any distribution in France or will it be necessary to order on flatlandfuel?
Right now we are testing the parts, to be 100% sure the parts won’t brake. After that we will drop it on the market. Very soon! Ares will distribute it trough FunFancy, therefore everywhere Ares is distributed, Superb** will be available too.

Who are the team members? Names?
Tsutomo Kitayama, Kotaro Arai, Yohei Uchino for Japan. I am in charge of a flow team in France, I already have some ideas!

Any other projects? Contests, trips, shows…?
Yes, you got it all. We will do contests (ground force in Japan), a Superb** trip is planed in Japan around October.
I don’t do any shows, so no.

What do you expect from this project? What brings the future for Superb**? Do you see it as a long-term project?
The adventure has just begun. I am very happy with the parts, now we have to wait and see if the riders like it.
In the future I want Superb** to be seen as brand half street and half flat. Why not taking a street rider in our team!

What about yourself ? Tell us what’s going on in your life?
Everything is fine right now. I will spend June in Paris to ride and learn new tricks! Next stop is the BMX masters.

Interview : Manu Massabova
Matthias’ blog : http://wizee.fr/matthiasdandois/

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Superb** 2011

Some street/flat riding in Paris from Matthias.

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Ucchie back wheel edit

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Superb** website

Check out the Superb** website: http://www.aresbykes.com/superb/

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Loophole prototype

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Midi bar prototype

Another prototype! This time the new Arestic Midi bar.

Height: 215 mm (8.46 inch)
Weight: 700 g

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Superb** fork prototype

Here are some pics and specs of the Superb** prototype fork.

Specs:
SuperB** Fork w/pivot  820g (removable pivot)
SuperB** Fork w/o pivot  800g
Rem. Pivot 2/pcs 15g
Top bolt 30g

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Superb** frame specs

Here are the specs of the new Superb** frame! There will be a brakeless version and a version with removable break mounts.
Quantity of the first production is already decided. We will let you know price and arrival date for europe soon. Stay tuned!

19″ Frame
Top Tube : 483mm (19.0?)
Rear Center : 330mm (13?)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 72°
BB Type : Spanish BB
Pivot : w/o pivot, w/pivot
Weight : 1740g
Color : Mat Black, Gloss Blue

20.5″ Frame
Top Tube : 520mm (20.5?)
Rear Center : 330mm (13?)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 72°
BB Type : Spanish BB
Pivot : w/o pivot, w/pivot
Weight : 1810g
Color : Mat Black, Gloss Blue

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Arestic plastic spanish BB

Ares is testing their new plastic spanish BB. If no changes are necessary, it will be available soon.

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photo credit: http://seranotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/loophole-for-12.html

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Moto Sasaki how to whiplash edit

Very smooth riding from Moto Sasaki. Crazy clean and fast combo at the end of the edit.

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Matthias Dandois G-Shock edit with Superb** prototype

Matthias Dandois riding the Superb** protype for G-shock.

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Ucchie bike check!

As promised  a more detailed bike check from Ucchie.
Sorry, I was wrong with the rear pegs in my first post!

Frame: Superb** prototype frame
Fork: A Bad Thing
Handlebar: Superb** prototype handlebar
Stem: Colony T.L.D.
Crank: Arestic Phaser crank
Front hub: Sputnic Rewind
Back hub: Nankai freecoaster
Tires: Arestic A-Class tires
Front pegs: Arestic UMA plastic pegs
Rear pegs: A Bad Thing
Seat: Superstar Easy
Pedals: Odyssey

Ucchie's Superb**

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Arestic plasitc spanish BB prototype

I still don’t have any release date. I’ll let you know!!

Arestic plastic spanish BB

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Loophole 12 prototype

Pics from the new Loophole 12 fixed gear frame.

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photo credit: http://seranotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/loophole-for-12.html

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Tsutomu Kitayama’s and Kotaro Arai’s Superb** rides

Kitayama’s Superb**
Superb** Tsutomu

Arai’s Superb**
Superb** Arai

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Ucchie’s new Superb** ride

This is Ucchie’s new Superb** ride!

– Superb** prototype frame
– Superb** prototype handlebar
– Arestic Phaser crank
– Arestic A-Class tires
– Arestic UMA plastic pegs (front)
– Arestic Var pegs (rear)

I’ll try to get a more detailed bike check soon.

Ucchie's Superb**
Photo credit: http://seranotes.blogspot.com/2011/05/superb.html

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Stock update!!

Just received some new stuff from Ares. Please check the products below!!
I will update the products section these days with some more products (shirts etc.).
I am curious about the Trid/Arestic head spacers. They definitely already won my personal parts innovation award!!

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More Superb** prototype pics

More pics from the new Aresbykes line Superb**.
Photo credit: http://wizee.fr/matthiasdandois/

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Tanigawa “new bike” edit

More Keisuke Tanigawa edits. First one with his new Garuda 2012 prototype.
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Tanigawa Garuda 2012

Crazy skills from Keisuke Tanigawa. Clean riding and fast switches. This guy is very innovative with his brake. Like the one at 2:00!

Frame: Garuda 2012 prototype
Related link: Garuda 2010

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AY FLT BAR

Ares is testing a new bar “AY FLT BAR”. The design is based on the popular AY-EX bar, just a little higher. Still a prototype, no specifications available yet.

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AY FLT BAR and ARESTIC MIDI BAR (Midi bar height: 200mm / 7.9 inch)

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Some AY DAW

SKMT’s AY DAW
SKMT AY DAW FUKU’s AY DAW
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1on1 show with 11 year old A-Tarow

This is the next generation of Japanese flatland riders. Incredible skills of 11 years old A-Tarow, doing shows with York Uno.

RIDER
A-TAROW GOSHIMA(GIFU)
KENJI FUKUMORI (TOYAMA)
MOCCHI(TOYAMA)
RYO SAKAMOTO(FUKUI)
YORK UNO

DRUMMER
NUMA NAOYA(F.I.B JORUNAL)

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Takashi Ito short edit

Takashi Ito short edit, riding the new AY DAW frame.

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Superb** frame and bar

Katsu from Aresbykes just sent me this prototype pics from the Superb** frame and handlebar.

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AKIRA OKAMURA – super ultra zai cm

Nice street/flatland mix from Akira Okamura. Seems he will release a third edition of
the “Zai” DVD series.

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“Grow Up Flatland” edit

York Uno with a new spin/flip variation. The new AY Daw makes it happen!

Riding/Edit/Music by York Uno

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Shamisen x BMX

“York, let’s do a 1 tune Shamisen session together!” “Yes let’s do that.”
That was the conversation between York and the Shamisen sensei (teacher) Izumihara (Shamisen=three-stringed Japanese guitar).
You can watch the result below. Real japanese style meets real japanese culture!

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Weird pista edit

A fixed gear freestyle contest took place in Yokohama. Kozo from Aresbykes won the the first place!!

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FFC metal grip

Metal grip gold

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black 29.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
silver 29.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
blue 29.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
red 29.- (incl. 19% VAT) N/A
gold 29.- (incl. 19% VAT) AVAIL
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–Available in May 2011–

Stylish grip from FunFancy Japan.
Aluminium body coated with a sticky and soft rubber which provides a nice grip and a very high absorption characteristic.
The narrowd part in the aluminium body allows an unique ergonomic positioning of the thumb and the forefinger.

The rubber can be replaced separately.

This is the grip for a better control!
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ARESBYKES LOOP HOLE 12

After the great success of the first version of the Ares Loophole frame,
Ares decided to produce a new version of the popular frame.

The design didn’t change much, but the frame is totally different.
The geometry is influenced by the riders needs and ideas.

This is not a mass production frame, all handmade by one man!

Weight: 2,26 kg

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SUPERB** prototype

Some pics of the SUPERB** prototype frame of Matthias Dandois’ new company.
Produced by Aresbykes Japan. More specs coming soon!

SUPERB*** team riders:
Matthias Dandois
Yohei “Ucchie” Uchino
Tsutomu Kitayama
Kotaro Arai

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Garuda 2012 – more specs

Top Tube : 460mm (18.1”)
Rear Center : 325mm (12.8”)
Head Angle : 75°
Seat Angle : 73.5°
BB Type : Spanish BB

The BB is 15 mm higher than the BB of the previous version.
A 18,7 TT version is also planed.Garuda 1Garuda 2Garuda 3Garuda 4Garuda 5

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Calvin Tan bike check

FRAME : ARESBYKES “AY-DAW 470?
FORK : ARESTIC GARUDA FORK
HEAD SET : ARESTIC CMA INTEGRATED HEAD SET
BAR : ARESTIC MIDI BAR
GRIP : 88 GRIP/WILSON TENNIS
BAR END : ARESTIC AL BAR END SET OLIVE
STEM : ARESTIC IND-4 STEM PC.WHITE
SPROCKET : ARESTIC PEACE RING 18T BLACK
CRANK : ARESTIC ILL BLEND SET 150 GLOSS BLACK
PEDAL : 88 PLASTIC PEDAL 9/16
SADDLE : ARESTIC LFO SADDLE
SEAT POST : ARESTIC ARI SEATPOST 25.4
SEAT CLAMP : ARESTIC PSC SEATCLAMP TEAM COLOR
PEG/F : ARESTIC UMA PEG WHITE
PEG/R : ARESTIC VAR PEG
HUB/F : ARESTIC BOO FRONT HUB 48H BLACK
HUB/R : ARESTIC BOO REAR HUB 48H BLACK
RIM/F : ALEX DM22 48H BLACK
RIM/R : ALEX DM22 48H BLACK
TIRE/F : ARESTIC A-class 1.75 BLACK
TIRE/R : ARESTIC A-class 1.75 BLACK

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Ag stem pre-order special

Pre-order your AG stem until 14. April and get it for the japanese retail price (only valid until 14. April)!
Pre-order price: € 95.- (incl. 19% VAT)
Available in Mai 2011

Contact: info@brakeless.ch

AG stem

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New Garuda 2012

Shinde, Keisuke and Hiro are testing the prototype of the new Garuda 2012 frame.
It will have a longer top tube and a higher BB. More specs coming soon.

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Zai – Part 3

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Billiard jp FESN

Nice japanese skate edit with some nice innovations.
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CALVIN TAN “AY DAW”

Calvin Tan from Singapore with the new signature frame from York Uno.

RIDER / CALVIN TAN
EDIT/ MASASHI NAKAMURA
MUSIC/ YORK UNO

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JR Yamanote Line – 5 days

The JR Yamanote line is one of the main metro lines in Tokyo.
Yuki Itoh and Takuya Higa rode 4 different spots in 5 days along the JR Yamanote line.

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JR Yamanote line

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430 – Pray for Japan

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the
northern region of Japan,
430 will sell charity T-Shirts and donate all the profit to the
Japanese Red Cross Society,
to help relief and recovery efforts in communities affected.

It is reported that death toll could reach tens of thousands.
More than 520 thousand citizens are in refugee camps in the fear of
aftershocks and nuclear threat.

All we can do is donate and pray.

430CEO Hiroshi Uehara

Sorry. we can not accept overseas mail-order.
if you want to consume it, please send me mail to info@decadeshop.com .

Pray for Japan

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BOO2 / BOO4 / RFC freecoaster maintenance

Tools

BOO2/BOO4 tools

  1. 2 x 23 mm wrench (if you don’t have a thin one just flex a normal one to the desired thickness)
  2. 2 mm hex wrench
  3. rubber hammer

Composition of the BOO 2 free coaster with numbered parts:

BOO2/BOO4 explosion

click image for special effect

more here

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2011 430 SPRING IMAGE

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Keisuke Tanigawa x 2

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ber(li)n back wheel edit by AD

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Arestic adjustable plastic spacer

Made of plastic and in 8 different colors, this spacer will fashion up your bike.
5 different heights with only 1 spacer set.

Sizes:
10-15 mm
15-25 mm

Not yet available, more details soon!
adjustable plastic spacer
adjustable head spacer orangeadjustable head spacer greenadjustable head spacer blueadjustable head spacer red

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“brakeless” onlineshop

All the prices of our products are online now. Go to “products” and check out the prices. I added a shop-info for every product. Click the link from the specific shop and you will be redirected on the product’s page of the specific shop.

Check out the order manual and a shipping info page -> go!

You can order many products in different countries, compare the prices and shipping rates, and make your decision. But think about our environment and support the shop in your country.
Some products are only available from “brakeless”, but we are working on distributing our products to more countries.

You won’t find a “buy”-button or a cart on this website. Send us an email with the desired products to start the order process.

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AY DAW coming in April 2011

MUSIC YORK UNO
RIDER YORK UNO
EDIT Masashi Nakamura
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430 2011 CM vol.3 Hiroshi Uehara

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Grow up flatland @ New York edit

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Kozo – fixed gear tailwhip

Kozo fixed gear tailwhip with an Ares Attractor
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Kozo street style
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430 blog in english!

What? You never heard about 430 clothing from Japan?
430: flatland, Tokyo, clothing, lifestyle,  I really love BMX, style, connection, people, invention, outfits, Takashi Ito, Kotaro Tanaka, Hiroshi Uehara, Akira Okamura, Nobs…….

430
The 430 team is writing its blog also in english now. Definitely worth to add the link to your bookmarks and check it from time to time to see what is going on in the japanese flatland and clothing world:

430, everything is the fuel to your energy…..

I found an article in Cream magazine issue January/February 2005. If you want to know more about 430, read more here

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AY DAW pre-order special

The new signature frame from York Uno AY DAW will be available in April 2011.
We have a pre-order special for you (only until 3. February 2011):
€ 430.-, incl. 19% VAT (+ shipping € 15.-, whole EU)

Be quick and get yours! Limited edition!

Contact: info@brakeless.ch

AY DAW

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BMX Style Masta

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