Here’s one we had pointed out by Brant Moore that we probably would have missed. VC Clothing in Chile dropped this video featuring Carlos Espinosa getting a flatland session. Now, the riding is dialed, but there was one trick in particular that caught our attention…. Carlos has a trick that he calls the “Optimus Bike” where he literally removes the front and rear wheel from his bike mid trick and keeps it going until he jumps off and takes the wheels in his arms like Optimus Prime would in the Transformers (well, kind of… You get the idea.) Although technically he doesn’t “land the trick”, I think that’s the whole point of it… To walk away like a robot with the bike becoming a part of him versus being a bike. Take a look below, the trick starts at the 1:50 mark.
“We caught up with team rider Carlos Espinosa AKA The Bicycle Joker, while we where in Chile earlier in the year. Carlos took us to his local practise spot to get some clips. Check out this flat land wizardry with The Bicycle Joker’s unique style.
Beat by – PRYVATIZE – Deep, Dark and Dangerous”
Here’s just that trick…