Here’s some news we’re sure a bunch of you have already come across by now, but the majority of the Madera team have decided to part ways with the brand after Sean Morr came forward with details from a team trip in 2012, and his experience with riding for the brand, that shares his experience with racism that you can read about below. Team manager Mike Hinkens was fired after the details came to light. As of today, Erik Elstran, Dan Kruk, Jake Seeley, Grant Castelluzzo, Taylor Thompson, Jeff Dowhen, Mike Stahl, Isaiah Johnson and Jesse Romano have all since stepped down from the team after hearing Sean’s experience on the trip and with the brand as a whole. You can view their Instagram posts below as well! At this time, the Madera website is down, and we expect to see changes in the future. More importantly, check out Sean’s words and really understand it, because that is what is important.
You can always count on the Madera squad to deliver with dialed riding and good times. Here’s a new mix from some time the whole team spent cruising spots around Sacramento, California! It’s pretty wild that we don’t see a TON of footage coming from this place, considering it looks like there’s no shortage of amazing spots. Hit play to watch these guys slay what they came across in this 9 minute edit loaded with goodness.
“HELL YEAH! It’s not often you see the whole Madera team together on one trip, but 24hrs after the premiere of their excellent and recently released DVD, ‘Madera ABD’, they got the dudes in a van and set them loose in Sacramento, CA. The variety of styles in this is so sick to watch – get at 9 minutes of gems from a massive squad of Madera heads.
Filmed and Edited by: Grant Castelluzzo
Dan Kruk, Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Grant Castelluzzo,
Mike Stahl, Dylan McCauley, Taylor Thompson, Isaiah Johnson, Jesse Romano, Jeff Dowhen” – DIG
This is one of those “it’s not if, but when” situations for sure! Madera have given Mike Stahl the well deserved bump on up to their Pro team after putting in a ton of work the past few years. Here’s a raw cut of footage from his “ABD” DVD section that gives you a taste of just why they gave him the promotion. You’ll have to check out the full DVD to see the rest of what he dropped, along with the whole Madera squad!
“We are proud to welcome Mike Stahl to the Madera Pro team.
Over the three years we spent making the full-length Madera ABD video, Mike busted ass more than anyone on the team and that earned him a spot on the Madera Pro Team. These clips are leftovers that didn’t make the cut for his 7 minute master class in all things BMX.
Make sure to get a hold of Madera ABD on disc at the link below in order to see what really earned him his pro spot!
Filmed by Grant Castelluzzo
Edited by Mike Hinkens”
The Madera crew had a bunch of leftover footage from their new “ABD” DVD. Instead of letting it go to waste, they whipped up this edit filled with the clips featuring Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Dan Kruk, Grant Castelluzzo, Mike Hinkens, Mike Stahl, Jesse Romano, Taylor Thompson, Dylan McCauley, Jeff Dowhen, Tom Villarreal and Isaiah Johnson going to work on the streets. Hit play and take this all in, then go grab a copy of the DVDD!
“If the 52 minutes of footage in Madera’s new full-length, ABD, wasn’t enough tech street madness for you, well here’s almost nine minutes more of it for ya! And if you still haven’t snagged a copy of ABD, the level of these outtakes should be a pretty good indicator of how wild the rest of the video is.” – Our BMX
It has been 3 years in the making, and it looks like the “ABD” DVD from Madera is finally a wrap and will be premiering later this month! Here’s a full-length trailer to give you a taste of just what the video has in store for you! The line up is stacked with a diverse group of riders, so this should be an absolute BANGER. Get ready!
“After Biking Daily for 3 years, the Madera team is ready to Allow Basic Duplication of their full-length video. They will be premiering A BMX DVD in Long Beach on February 28th and hope you all will be excited for that event After Beholding Deeds in this trailer. Featuring Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Dan Kruk, Grant Castelluzzo, Mike Hinkens, Mike Stahl, Jesse Romano, Taylor Thompson, Dylan McCauley, Jeff Dowhen, Tom Villarreal, and Isaiah Johnson.
Coming soon: Madera ABD” – Madera
Madera coming through with a fresh split edit featuring Julius Carrasquillo and Taylor Thompson for your viewing pleasure. These guys have been busy filming for the new Madera DVD, but still managed to bang out this edit loaded with heat. If this is footage they collected on the side, we can only imagine how good their footage will be for the DVD. Hit play and enjoy all of this and get ready for what’s to come!
“Look Both Ways: Julius Carrasquillo and Taylor Thompson for Madera BMX
Filmed by each rider and the bros and then edited by Jeff Klugiewicz, this split edit is a testament to what you can get done with a ton of hard work and drive. Regardless of real-life obligations like jobs and family, these two Madera homies spent their nights and weekends filming each other for this solid street video.
Check out the article here for some photos as well as what they had to say about this project: https://digbmx.com/features/look-both…
Riders AND Filmers: Taylor Thompson, Julius Carrasquillo
Editor: Jeff Klugiewicz” – DIG
Curious what Dan Kruk is running for a setup these days? Here’s a look at his fresh Wethepeople signature Network setup decked out with WTP and Madera parts top to bottom. Hit play to let Dan go real in-depth with the bike details, explaining just why he runs what he runs on his bike!
“Looking to get your grind to hard 540s dialed? Well, this is the bike that does ’em. Peep Dan Kruk’s signature WeThePeople Network frame (available very soon) built up with WTP and Madera parts.” – Our BMX
Frame: Wethepeople Network, 20.8” TT
Fork: Wethepeople Battleship
Bars: Wethepeople Stallis
Grips: Wethepeople Remote
Stem: Wethepeople Gooseneck
Headset: Wethepeople Compact
Cranks: Wethepeople Logic, 160mm
Sprocket: Madera Seel’d
Pedals: Wethepeople Logic
Front Wheel: Wethepeople Logic rim, Madera Pilot hub
Rear Wheel: Wethepeople Logic rim, Wethepeople Helix v3 hub
Tires: Wethepeople Feelin’ 2.25”
Pegs: Wethepeople Dill Pickle
Guards: Madera C4 / Wethepeople Helix