Seamus Mckeon took to his Facebook to let the world know that he would no longer be a part of Guerra and Ezra. Seeing as most of their team dissolved over the past few months, it should be interesting to see what the future brings. It’s a shame that Seamus’ signature bars never got made, they looked sweet!
It’s been quite a shake up this week at the Eastern umbrella of brands! Zack is the 3rd rider to depart from the camp, all claiming the same reasons about a “different direction” that they were looking to head in than the brands were going. Dust those sponsor me tapes off kids, this might be your chance! Here’s Zach’s statement:
“After many years under the EBIUS roof, I have decided it’s time to part ways. Unfortunately, I felt like the brands and I were moving in different directions. I would like to thank Mike Corley, Jon Byers, and everyone at Eastern and EZRA. I have a ton of good memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Currently, I don’t have anything lined up, but I’m excited to see what the future has in store!”
WOW! The past few weeks have brought with them some really unexpected sponsor situations! Karl Poynter has been on Eastern for almost as long as I can remember, and Ezra as long as it has existed. Here is Karl’s statement about it:
“I will be parting ways with both Eastern Bikes and Ezra BMX. Over the past couple of years you may have noticed a lot of cutbacks and changes happening under the Eastern roof. Unfortunately, all of that has caused it to be impossible for Eastern/Ezra and I to continue to work together. I felt very invested in these brands through all the good and the bad. Some of the changes and decisions made with the brands were not always in line with the direction I had hoped for or expected, but a rider can only have so much control. I can also say that the past four years I’ve had experiences I’ll never forget with traveling the world, meeting new friends, hanging with the team, and working on a few signature products. It’s been a fun ride and I’m thankful to have been a part of it. As this door closes, I’m excited to move on to the next. I’d like to say thanks to all of you out there who continue to support me in what I do. It really means a lot! With this news being unexpected and with no warning, I currently do not have any frame or parts sponsors lined up at this time.”
Spotted this over on The Merged. Here’s a preview of Karl Poynter’s signature freecoaster from EZRA that has been in the works for what feels like forever. They’ve got a limited shipment of these that will be available in the coming days and based on the video above and below, it’s designed to be a freecoaster and a cassette by simply making a few changes to the driver and internals. This looks really promising. I want to see how well it holds up to the abuse. I think this might be the best freecoaster to drop yet. What do you guys think?
“Step-by-step instructions on switching the Ezra Karl Poynter Sig. Freecoaster Hub to a regular Cassette Hub.
Karl’s hub will be available soon at veinbmx.com and fine retailers everywhere.
Visit ezrabmx.com for more info on Karl’s hub.”
It was announced the other day that EZRA had added Zach Rogers to their lineup. Today we have his damn good welcome edit to bring the news! Looks like Zach took care of business to me.
Edited by Zachery Rogers
Filmed by Phil Jones
Over the past few years, there has been quite a bit of talk about a freecoaster that Karl Poynter had been working on. The project has been through it all with sponsor changes and design changes, but it has slowly come together and it becoming available is near. The other day, I spotted news that Karl’s freecoaster would finally be available in the next few months which is a good sign. I figured it was a perfect opportunity to catch up with him to find out what’s new and try to get a few words about the hub out of him since he’s been pretty tight lipped about it from the start. Let’s see what he had to say!
Name: Karl Q. Poynter