S&M Bikes coming through with a fresh round of Mike Monday’s featuring Mike “Hucker” Clark, Mike Hoder and Mike Stahl going to work on street spots, skateparks and trails! These three all ride real different and bring a good mix of tricks to the table. Check these Insta clips out!
There’s a wild new bike park that opened up near San Diego called the Sweetwater Bike Park. This place looks like a TON of fun and it looks like Mike “Hucker” Clark, Gary Young, Anthony Napolitan, TJ Ellis and a ton of other people took advantage of the place during its grand opening. This is a lot of raw footage, but it gives you an idea of what the place has to offer. It’s safe to say there’s another reason to make your way out west to San Diego!
“Random story: I actually drove by this place a few times in the last few months and it was super confusing to me. It looked like a BMX track, but it was obviously not finished and I couldn’t really get a good look at it. Little did I know that it was an in-progress bike park that was free and open to the public. I headed out the grand opening for a little pre-session with the dudes and here’s the raw cut along with a GoPro preview of the park thanks to Anthony Napoiltan and Justin Mclintock. If you’re in the San Diego area, check out the Sweetwater Bike Park at 6065 San Miguel Rd, Bonita, CA. It’s open from 9:30am to sunset. Fair warning, they don’t allow pegs because of the nature of the way the place is made. ” – Our BMX
Here’s some other info on the place on the SDparks.org website.
What do you think of the Sweetwater Bike Park? Would you take a trip out to San Diego to ride the place? Anyone have any places similar to this in their area? Let us now what you’re thinking in the comments down below!
.. We just need a Gorge Road style bike park here in the U.S… Now that would be wild!
Want to learn how to handlebar ride on a BMX bike like Mike “Hucker” Clark does on his bike? Here’s a video where Mike gives you a ton of advice and examples of just how to handlebar ride! Apparently this isn’t that hard according to Mike, but we would imagine this takes a lot of practice to get right. Hit play, take it all in, then send a few!
“Hucker has made a career out of being an absolute beast on a bike, but let’s not forget that he’s a consummate entertainer. And, the key trick in that entertainment arsenal is the bar ride. Both scary and absolutely amazing, Hucker walks you through the steps of getting it done.” – Our BMX
Have you ever wondered how BMX grips are made? If you have rode BMX for a while, you have likely switched out your grips and noticed the difference between different BMX grips from the colors, size, and design to the finer details like the rubber durometer (how hard or soft the grip is) and tackiness that can be controlled by different rubber compounds. Although a BMX grip is a simple part of a bike, there’s actually a lot that goes into the process and it’s actually pretty interesting seeing how BMX grips are made.
Here’s a video where ODI Grips‘ brand manager Colby Young gives an in-depth look at just how they do it at ODI from the different kinds of rubber to the molds and packaging. This video literally shows every step from start to finish. ODI make their grips right here in the United States and it’s safe to say they have the grip making process completely dialed in. Not only that, but ODI use 100% of the rubber they use between all of the different styles of grips they make to the packaging and more which is pretty interesting to see and hear about alone. If you’re a BMX product nerd, you’re going to love this one. Hit play and check out how BMX grips are made!
“On a very warm day a couple months ago, I took a very informative tour of the monolithic operation that is the ODI Grip factory. They literally churn out grips 24 hours a day, five days a week. Unreal. So please sit back and get ready to absorb some info with ODI rider Mike “Hucker” Clark and ODI Brand Manager Colby Young. And yes, you can win that grip package (I believe they have a few of them)…just enter a photo of your favorite place to ride and hashtag #odisummerspot” – Our BMX
Learn more about ODI Grips
Mike “Hucker” Clark made his way to The Building to build up a fresh S&M Bikes Hucker setup! Here’s a look at all the fun and good times that were had as Mike built up the bike, along with a bunch of questions Mike answered from start to finish.
“Wanna new BUILD? Den you about to get GRILLED.
Welcome to the first installment of GRILLED, a new video interview series designed to let you get to know the S&M Familia a little better. First up is Hucker, who apparently isn’t above shitting on his friends in the shower? Tune in for that little “nugget” and more as he builds up a fresh hot pink HUCKER frame.
Mike “Hucker” Clark www.instagram.com/mikehucker/
Arnold Vigoa www.instagram.com/arnoldatthebuilding/
Justin Shorty www.instagram.com/justinshorty
Film: Gordon MacDonald
Edit: Charlie Crumlish“
The crew at Freedom BMX uploaded this video from the 2019 BMX Worlds Dirt contest in Cologne, Germany last weekend. We had to do a double take when when saw the final results because Mark Webb ended up taking the win! Now, we love Mark Webb’s riding and it’s amazing, but we’re pretty sure we’ve never seen him touch dirt on his bike ever, so this was a pretty wild surprise. It turns out he should have been throwing down at dirt contests all along! Hit play to see what Mark, Mike “Hucker” Clark and Declan Murray all threw down to get on the podium!
“The Dirt Finals at the BMX Worlds 2019 in Cologne were lit. Check out the winnings of Declan Brooks, Mike “Hucker” Clark, and Mark Webb.
Dirtcontest are nowadays sparsely sown. So it was all the better that the organizers of BMX Worlds decided in 2019 to take this discipline back to the program after five years of a long break at their event. And so it happened that, as in the good old days, about two thousand people joined the prime time on Saturday evening under the Kölner Zoobrücke the Bro Hymn of Pennywise, while 20 handpicked danger seekers catapulted over the created and created by Markus Hampl and Benni Paulsen Dreckhügel. Here are the two best runs of those guys, who ended up taking the places on the winners’ podium.
BMX Worlds 2019 Dirt Results:
1. Mark Webb
2. Mike “Hucker” Clark
3. Declan Brooks
4. Kenneth Tancre
5. Desmond Tessemaker
6. Paulo Sacaki
7. Konrad Szabo
8. Ezequiel Helmreich Martinez
9. Michael Meisel
10. Simon Moratz
11. Jakub Benda
12. Alejandro Duran Giraldo
13. Seth Murray
14. Shaun Gornall
15. Markus Hampl
16. Craig Teague
17. Danny Josa
18. Chris James
19. Joe Baddeley
20. Tobi Merz” – Freedom BMX
We never realized it, but S&M Bikes have a lot of Mike’s on their team. Here’s the first round of Mike Monday’s that features Mike Hoder, Mike “Hucker” Clark and Mike Stahl cruising street spots, ramps and trails. Although they have the same first name, they all ride completely different, so this keeps things interesting from start to finish!
“It’s not just another Manic Monday when there’s a Mike involved! Welcome to the first episode of #mikemondays featuring S&M’s magic Mikes! We hopes you likes!
Edit: Charlie Crumlish” – S&M Bikes