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.
S&M Bikes coming through with a short but sweet promo video featuring Mik Stahl going to work on street spots with his Holy Diver setup with his brand new signature Green Goblin colorway. Hit play to watch Mike slay rails and more!
“Stahl got a new sig flavor of the Holy Diver frame and went to work!” S&M Bikes
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”
S&M Bikes coming through with a behind the scenes cut from the S&M Wins video that dropped last week. This is 20 minutes of b-roll and random footage they collected while filming with Mike Hoder, Craig Passero, Hucker, Charlie Crumlish, Chris Childs, Kareem Williams, Dan Norvell, Aryei Levenson, Mike Stahl, Trevor Sigloch and Pedro. Hit play and take a look!
“jump in the van with the s&m team and get a behind-the-scenes look at all the hard work that goes into winning championships!” – S&M Bikes
S&M Bikes making the social distancing a little easier. Here’s their new S&M Wins mixtape featuring the crew going to work on street spots, trails and pools out in California. This is packed with heat and plenty of laughs, making all 22 minutes well worth a look! Get on that play button and soak it all in! Bonus points for Sandstorm.
we hope everyone is hopefully staying safe at home and that you enjoy the video!” – S&M Bikes