Snakebite uploaded another gem from the past for your viewing pleasure! The Lotek Vancouver video originally came out in 2006, which is crazy because time flies. We also always forget how absolutely STACKED the Lotek team was at this time. The Lotek Vancouver video features Chase DeHart, Mike Hoder, Dakota Roche, Jesse Whaley, Ian Schwartz, Eddie Cleveland, Jason Enns, Chase Hawk and Mike Aitken which is a legendary squad for sure. Hit play and take in all 26 minutes featuring the guys going to work on parks, street spots and more around Vancouver!
Snakebite dug deep into the archives and pulled out this gem for your viewing pleasure. This is the full Snap “How To Dirt Jump” video from 1999 that features Tim “Fuzzy” Hall, with guest footage form Brian Foster, Mike Aitken, Cory Nastazio, Matt Beringer, TJ Lavin, Robbie Miranda and more. Things have changed quite a bit in the past 22 years, but there’s still some great advice in this from basics about trails to trick tips, safety equipment and more! Plus, the classic riding footage from all these legends is awesome. Take a look!
There have been so many rad classics popping up online lately. Fit Bike Co. just uploaded their “Fit BCN” video from a team trip they took to Barcelona way back in 2003! It’s pretty wild how this video is already 17 years old. It’s also a really good reminder of how STACKED the team was at that time. Needless to say, this is a BANGER that you’ll want to see.
“Quarantine is the perfect time to throw it back to our 2003 release of “Fit BCN”! Tune in for a LEGENDARY crew including the likes of Edwin DeLarosa, Mike Aitken, Brian Foster, Vic Ayala, Justin Inman and Van Homan riding a previously untapped Barcelona, Spain.” – Fit Bike Co.
Enjoy the Mike Aitken “Anthem II” part once again!
Fit Bike Co. coming through with a surprise upload today with the Mike Aitken “Anthem II” section for everyone to enjoy! This goes along with a raffle that’ll benefit Mike, Posh and Catty Woods as well! Hit play and take in all the glory from one of BMX’s most stylish riders every! This is a BMX video you can have on loop and never have it get old.
More details on the fundraiser below!
“In 2008, while filming for this now legendary Anthem ii video part, Mike Aitken suffered a life-threatening crash at Posh.
He was in a coma for three weeks.
Having suffered a traumatic brain injury, complete paralysis of his right side, a broken jaw, broken eye socket and a tracheotomy, Mike’s road to recovery was a long one.
He had to learn to walk again, to swallow… to control his right side, balance, and eventually, ride his bike.
Mike and his family’s life were completely changed by this incident, and as is common with brain injuries of this magnitude, continues to face multiple challenges as a result… compromised vision, memory loss and fatigue being just a few.
Mike Aitken’s journey and recovery has been an exceptional and highly inspirational one. In an effort to show our ongoing gratitude and appreciation for everything Mike has done for BMX, we are raffling off the very bike Mike rode in Anthem ii to raise funds for both the Aitken family and Posh and Catty Woods’ insurance premiums.
Mike Aitken’s contribution to BMX is immeasurable. Let’s show him how much we appreciate the influence and sacrifice he’s made.
Fit Bike Co. have decided to kick your week off with a classic! They’ve uploaded Mike Aitken‘ section from the the “FITLIFE” DVD online for everyone to enjoy again. This video came out 13 years ago and it’s still as good now as it was then! Mikey doesn’t disappoint, so hit that play button and take in a classic that is on so many riders favorite video parts of all time list.
“For this #MikeMonday we are taking it back to Mike Aitken’s CLASSIC 2007 section in FITLIFE. Mike brought a well rounded onslaught to the streets, dirt and ramps of SLC, Utah and delivered a certified legendary section.” – Fit Bike Co.
Here’s some news for the Mike Aitken fans out there! Fit Bike Co. have done a re-release of the Aitken 3.5 frame for you to get your hands on. As some of you might recall, the Series 3.5 frame was originally released nearly 12 years ago in 2008 (wow… time flies!) and was undoubtedly one of the more popular frames out. The Aitken S3.5 frame is made from heat-treated, butted and air hardened Supertherm 4130 chromoly tubing with a 75-degree head tube angle, 71-degree seat tube angle, 11.8″ bottom bracket height, 8.25″ standover height and a 13.65″ – 13.90″ chainstay length. The frame features an engraved logo on the head tube, a downtube gusset, tear drop shaped downtube, integrated seat post clamp, Mid bottom bracket, tapered seat stays, micro 14mm dropouts and removable brake mounts.
The Aitken 3.5 frame is made here in the U.S.A, comes in Burgundy and Tan colors with 20.75″, 21″ and 21.25″ top tube lengths. Do note that some of these sizes are sold out or very close, so if you’re trying to get one, get on it now. Available for $409.95 through Fit Bike Co. dealers or direct from the Fit Bike Co. webstore now.
Engraved Aitken Fit logo on the head tube. Gusset on the down tube!
Integrated seat post clamp
Mid bottom bracket
Micro 14mm dropouts.
Fit Bike Co. Mike Aitken Series 3.5 Re-Issue Specs
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75″,21″,21.25″
REAR END LENGTH: 13.65″ – 13.9″
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 75°
HEAD TUBE STYLE: Integrated (45°/45°, 41.8mm)
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
SEAT CLAMP: Integrated
SEAT POST SIZE: 25.4mm
BB HEIGHT: 11.8″
BB STYLE: Mid
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 8.25″
BRAKE MOUNTS: Thread-On
DROPOUTS: 14mm, 4Q-Baked
GYRO TABS: Optional
WEIGHT: 4.72 lb (2.14 kg)
TUBESET: Butted True Temper Supertherm
What do you think of the Aitken 3.5 frame? Are you digging it? Who had one of the original frames? I personally had a black Fit Series 3 back in the day, but not the 3.5 version. Do you have any questions? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments down below!
Curious who Mike Aitken considers his favorite rider of all time? Here’s a video where Mike tells you all about his favorite rider, how he met him, what his favorite rider does that makes him so great and more! Hit play and check it all out! We’re sure you are going to be able to guess this one before you hit the play button!
“Your Favorite Rider’s Favorite Rider… Mike Aitken is literally one of the most influential riders of all time. He helped shape the style of countless of today’s top riders, and here’s your chance to find out who helped shape his…” – Ou BMX
Here’s a Throwback Thursday for you to enjoy! Thanks to Youtube’s algorithm, we were suggested this gem from 2013 that we almost forgot about. Check out this old Travel Log video from Odyssey featuring Tom Dugan and Mike Aitken cruising cement parks in Montana and Idaho while rolling place to place in Mike’s Trans AM! This is primarily footage of Tom absolutely ROASTING, but Mike does have a few clips in here. This was a few years after Mike’s accident, so he was still recovering from that. Either way, this kicks a lot of ass and it’s well worth another look, or a first look if you’re just getting into BMX! Joe Rich also did an awesome job with the film work!
“We have an extra special ODSY Vision for you guys this month. Mike Aitken and Tom Dugan hop into the Trans AM and travel through Idaho and Montana to hit up some concrete treasures.
Filmed and Edited by Joe Rich.” – Odyssey