The other week, Fat Tony launched The Expansion Project podcasts where he interviews a handful of riders. The interviews started out on iTunes, now they’re on Youtube. We have all the BMX interviews that have been done featuring Daniel Dhers, Ben Hucke, Dustin Grice, Jamie Bestwick and Mike Spinner. These interviews are pretty interesting and you can learn a lot about each of these guys. The Mike Spinner one touches on his Twitter blowout that he had last week that I’m sure a bunch of you are wondering about. Check out all the interviews after the jump.
Curious what Jamie Bestwick is running for a setup for 2015? Check out this video bike check Jorge Jovel put together giving you a closer look at his DK Bicycles Team setup that he’s running! This looks like one dialed BMX bike to us!
“Jamie bestwick 2015 DK Team frame, a fresh new color scheme and his personal choice of parts make this one of his favorite bikes to date!
Sponsors: DK Bikes | Toyota | PYP | Alpinestars | Monster Energy
For more info on 2015 bikes and parts check out dkbicycles.com
Dk 2015 Team Frame
DK Social Cranks
Dk 28 Tooth Shocker sprocket
DK Alpha handle bars
Profile Camo pattern mini hubs
Big Baller rims
Deco seat post
We The People camo pattern seat
Profile front loader stem
Odyssey trigger lever
Filmed and edited by Jorge Jovel – Jovelmultimedia.com”
This past weekend, things in Ocean City, Maryland got wild with the Dew Tour rolling through! Check out highlights from park, vert and the street session contest! Tons of wild riding went down!
“The BMX Park final was stacked with a list of riders from all over the world, bringing the heat to the beaches of Ocean City. Look out for the Aussies Logan Martin, Kyle Baldock and Andy Buckworth; young guns Tyler Fernengel and Mike Varga; and Dew Tour veterans Ryan Nyquist and Dennis Enarson. ”
Contrary to popular belief, Jamie Bestwick can and does ride more than just vert, and he actually kills it when he does. Check out this video of him getting some time on more than just the vert ramp at Woodward. It’s also kind of crazy seeing him riding something other than a full face helmet too, haha. All around awesome.
“It’s common knowledge that Jamie Bestwick is the best vert rider in the world, but don’t overlook the fact that he can ride everything. Watch as he completely destroys Woodward Camp by throwing down all sorts of insane tricks and combos… Credit: Vital BMX”
Take a closer look at Jamie Bestwick’s Iron Man themed setup along with plenty of examples of how to blast on the vert ramp in this new video bike check!
“Jamie hooked us up with this video featuring an inside look at his Iron Man-inspired bike and some hot clips on Woodward turf. Peep it. Best vert rider of all time! Credit: Woodward / Jamie Bestwick“
Jamie Bestwick talks about the first time he caught air and the emotions that he felt upon a successful landing.
Here’s a look at what went down in BMX vert in Ocean City this weekend for the Dew Tour! The video above has footage from guys like Coco Zurita, Steven McCann, Jimmy Walker and Jamie Bestwick all throwing down some dialed riding as usual. There were even a few clips of Mike “Hucker” Clark but I was really hoping for more footage from him. Take a peek! Oh, and would you believe that Bestwick took home the gold again? haha
I have to be honest with you here, there are times when I sit around and think for hours, days and sometimes a full week until an idea for a new column pops into my head. Week after week I have been searching for ways to keep things fresh and ways to keep people interested. I simply try to give a reason to check back every Wednesday to see what the new TTL will be about. For those that don’t know, I have officially started my East Coast summer at Woodward and for this week’s column I am very stoked to present an interview with vert legend Jamie Bestwick. Jamie is arguably the best vert rider on the planet and although he doesn’t like to admit that, I doubt there are any riders out there that would argue that fact. He is the type of rider that has an incredible drive to be the best at what he does. He has had a wild journey in BMX so far and has set the bar to an almost unreachable height. Jamie has won eight X Games gold medals in a row and shows zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. He is at the peak of his career and somehow remains level headed, modest and as down to earth as it gets. We recently spent some time hanging out on a quiet afternoon in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania and while we were hanging out I fired some questions his way, and this was the result. Enjoy.