Here’s a rad one we spotted over on Can You Dig It that we’re sure will get all of you trails riders pumped. With temperatures starting to drop down in Queenstown, New Zealand, Martin Sedlak decided to take advantage of the cooler temps and strapped the GoPro onto his chest for a few trains through the legendary Gorge Road trails. This footage gets a little rough at times, but overall it’s a fun ride since that place is nothing short of incredible!
Here’s a rad one we spotted over on Can You Dig It that any trails builder will love. The guys at The Trails Collective have developed this app that allows you to design the trails spot of your dreams. The app allows you to put together a ton of different jumps and setups to give you some good ideas of how you could layout a spot. The app is available for $1.49 on iTunes now. It doesn’t look like it’s on Google Play yet, but we’ll keep you posted if it does!
“Over the last few months we have been working on The Trail Collective (TTC) – Trail Design Tool. This application has been created to use as a community engagement tool for clients and the public. With its hands on approach, interactive and enjoyable platform our aim is to get the most from initial discussions and planning for any TTC project.
We are pleased to announce this is now live and you can download the app here – goo.gl/OdVlfY, our website or find it in the Apple App Store searching for The Trail Collective or TTC. This app has been developed for and is best viewed on Apple iPad. You dream it, we build it. Enjoy.””
Here’s a little something we just spotted over on Can You Dig It that you’ll be stoked on. Here’s a look at the brand new DRG Machine Pumpa Knuck Top Load Stem that is coming straight out of Maine from Derrick Girard‘s machine shop. This stem is CNC machined from 6061 Billet Aluminum with a 51.5mm reach, 25.2mm rise with beveled edges, a rounded top cap and black oxide treated alloy steel bolts.
The Pumpa Knuck Top Load stem is available in Raw for $60, anodized green or anodized black for $65 and you can even get custom engraving on the stem for a little bit extra — $85 (raw) or $90 (anodized).
You can pick this stem up direct from the DRG Machine website now.
You can get custom engraving to have it say anything you want for a little extra. Stock stems come with “Made In Maine”.
Available in anodized green and anodized black on top of the raw option.
Here’s a little something we spotted over on Can You Dig It from Toby Parker‘s trip on down to New Zealand. This video gives us a look at what he got into on and off his bike, from sessions at Gorge Road trails to skatepark sessions and some rope swing time. This looks like it was a super good time, and you would be crazy not to want to hop a flight down there!
Here’s one we caught wind of over on Can You Dig It that’ll get the trails riders out there stoked. It looks like Matty Aquizap will be getting his own signature “Black Magic” frame from Credence Bikes! This frame will be made right here in the United States by S&M Bikes out of full chromoly with a 74-degree head tube angle, 9.3″ standover height, 11.6″ bottom bracket height and 14.1″ chainstay length. There wasn’t anything on seat tube angle, but we would guess 71-degrees.
Based on the photo it appears to have top and downtube gussets, an integrated seat post clamp, Mid bottom bracket, 14mm dropouts, a wider rear end to fit the 2.40″ tires and welded on chain stay brake mounts.
Expect full details once the frame is available.
We’re not the only ones with some new shirts available! Jon over at Can You Dig It has released TWO new shirts that are too rad not to share! The first is the “DIG Monster” shirt by Nick Sawyers that turned out super badass and the second is the “Trails Kick Ass” shirt! If you ride trails, you should definitely take a closer look at these, especially the Dig Monster shirt since there’s so much detail on it! Jon said they’re going fast, so if you want to scoop one up, you should hit up the Can You Dig It Webstore now!
Any time you see New Zealand and trails, you should instantly know that you’re in for something rad. We just spotted The Trails Collective‘s latest video over on Can You Dig It and couldn’t pass up sharing some quality footage from Gorge Road and Lizzy Woods. Amazing spots, great riding and a great vibe. Looks like it was an awesome trip.
“Recently some of the The Collective took a trip over to NZ and visited
some of the world’s most renowned trails and spaces built for BMX.
We made contact with the dedicated individuals / volunteers that
run each trail and space. Thank you to those that welcomed us
with familiar faces and those new faces too – Nath G and all the
locals at Gorge Rd Trails. Quinn, Gina, Cole and Brad from Lizzy
Woods Trails. Special thanks to Quinn, Gina and Brad for contributing
to our photos and footage and providing some accommodation for us.
You guys are rad.
For those of you that don’t now, trails are a sacred place based
on cultural values, discipline, respect and community. Always show
respect to the people putting in the work and undertake a few things
before and during your visit. A couple of things that may help you if
you arrive at a public or private trail space or facility.
1. Get in touch directly before you arrive and introduce yourself to the locals
2. Do not ride straight away, especially if the trails are dry
3. Assist in watering, maintenance and any other duties before riding.
4. Don’t climb the jumps or other elements of the trail
5. Be aware of the people around you and the lines they take
6. Repair anything you may damage
7. Be positive
8. Respect receives respect
9. Leave the trails as you found them
10. Take your rubbish with you or dispose of in waste disposal
Most of all enjoy yourself and the company that surrounds you.
Until next time, enjoy the show.
Cheers – TTC”