It’s that time of the year when brands are starting to finally release their latest and greatest products that we got a sneak peek look at during Interbike 2013 back in September. If you recall our coverage from the event, Volume Bikes and Demolition had a handful of new product on display that was looking nothing short of dialed. With their new product just about ready to hit distributors, shops and mail-orders world wide, we decided to chase down Brian Castillo to get photos and all the specs on all of the new product him and the rest of the crew have been hard at work on for the past year or so. We are fortunate enough to give you guys the first in-depth look at their full range of new frames and parts that we undoubtably know you guys will be stoked on. Let’s take a closer look!
Heath Pinter and Jared Eberwein give each other a hard time while calling each other’s shots. Biz and Brian Castillo get in on the fun and call a few as well.
Daniel “Lil’ D” Martinez with the Infantry Complete.
The other day we got a look at the all new 2014 completes from Volume Bikes in a flipbook and promo video that they released. Going through looking at all of the specs and everything, I was pretty blown away by what Volume had produced for these 2014 bikes. I was also pretty blown away when I realized how many years it has been since they have actually offered complete bikes.
I got talking with Brian Castillo about the bikes and I figured it would be awesome to let everyone in on what went into making these bikes, why they decided to step away from doing completes for so long and what got them interested in doing them again! We ended up doing this interview so you guys could get the full scoop on what makes these bikes unique along with a closer with a bunch of photos. Let’s get into this!
If there’s one thing I know, there hasn’t been a shortage of dialed BMX videos coming out lately. Check out this weeks round of Video Recap featuring 20 of the BEST BMX videos that were featured in the Daily Section. We’ve got videos featuring JC Pieri, Pat Casey, Brian Castillo, Stevie Churchill, Dale Armstrong, Alex Donnachie, Dan Foley, Connor Lodes, Anthony Watkinson, Mark Mulville, Jordan Aleppo, Craig Passero, Adam Kun, Ben Kavanagh, Brandon Webster, Jourdan Barba, Thijs Vervaeck, Steven Hamilton and many, many more! Let’s get into this!
Oh hell yeah! Here’s an awesome way to start your weekend. Props uploaded the interview with Volume and Demolition‘s Brian Castillo! The questions are hilarious, the responses are hilarious and the riding is damn good! Check this out!
“Kris Bennett, Nathan Wessel, Leland Thurman and Mike Escamilla interview an eccentric 23 year old Brian Castillo at Woodward Camp at the close of the Road Fools 4 trip. At the time of the interview, Volume Bikes was fresh on the scene in the industry – which created some drama when the first Volume bar was named the “Mad Dog Bar” named after the nickname of S&M’s founder Chris Moeller.” – Props
When a BMX company has been around for fourteen years you have to figure that they are doing something right. That was my exact thought when planning the next company to feature for the column and that is why I chose Volume and Demolition. Also because Brian Castillo is a dedicated, hard-working person who constantly pushes BMX in a positive direction. He multi-tasks like no other and still finds time in his day to shred. He rides BMX simply because he loves it, and helped take a dream and make it a reality which is something most people will never do. It takes an incredible amount of drive to run multiple BMX companies for over a decade but he handles it with a small crew working alongside. I made my way down to the offices recently to hang out for the day, shoot some photos and talk to Castillo about what it takes to make it all happen.