Although brakes aren’t as common as they used to be on BMX bikes, one of the biggest reasons riders ditch them is because they don’t know how to install or maintain them properly. If you have ever had the chance to ride with Jake Whitney, you would know the kid knows how to dial in a set of brakes. After having a bunch of people ask him how he gets his brakes so dialed, he decided to film a How To video explaining how to get those brakes dialed in so they actually work and work super well. The video itself is a little rough around the edges with the filming, but the advice is real solid. Jake talks about adjusting the tension on the arms and the barrel adjusters, properly lubing up the cables and cleaning your rims. It takes a bit of time and effort, but once you have the system dialed in, you will be way more stoked on running brakes. Hit play and take it all in.
Here’s a rad one we spotted on Facebook of our friend, young gun Jake Whitney, getting some time in at 4Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee! You might not be able to see it under the full face, but that kid is always smiling and having a good time! Stoked on this one!
The other day, our friend and photographer, Josh Olszowka, hit us up with word that he had a bunch of new photos for us to check out. Josh has clearly been busy shooting lately because he had narrowed his selection down from a couple hundred down to 30. This new gallery features the likes of Chase Pauza, Matt Lough, Dan Kruk, Keegan Rowley, Jake Whitney, Cody Belcher, Kris Lesiak and Adam Watts all getting down on spots around Chicago, Milwaukee and Greenville, North Carolina! Take a look!