After years with S&M Bikes, AJ Anaya has decided to step away from the team to pursue a new opportunity with Colorado based brand, Reklamation Bikes. Check out the official word from AJ explaining his decision and what the future holds. Sounds like he will have a few new signature items we’ll have to keep an eye out for!
“First and foremost, I want to give thanks to Chris Moeller and the S&M crew. After six years with the S&M team, I am parting ways with the company. It has been an amazing journey and an awesome experience that I am very grateful for. I’m happy to say that I’m leaving on good terms and everything is cool with Moeller and crew.
The reason I’ve decided to part ways with S&M is to take a rad opportunity to start something new with a local bike company here in Colorado. I am now officially riding for Reklamation Bikes. Fred from Reklamation’s has been a great support throughout my career. He has been looking out for me since day one. In fact, Fred gave me my first BMX frame, which happened to be an S&M. It makes the most sense to me to start something new with him, given his support and the trust that we’ve built over the years. I look forward to representing the Reklamation brand.
The relationship with Reklamation will be kicked off by a signature Anayalater frame and bars. Reklamation’s support will ensure that I am on my bike for years to come. This is my second wind!
Please stay on tuned for the release of my signature frame within the next few months.
Also, be sure to check out my new VP edit, which is dropping next day is two. This edit will showcase all of my favorite spots in Colorado, with the one and only Coloradical Dylan Phfol. So I’m really excited about to be releasing it.
I would like to thank all the homies at the building for always helping me out and keeping the wheels rolling. Special thanks to Chris Moeller, Dylan Ambrose, Shawn Macanny, Ryan Russell, and Tyler Halvorsen.
I may no longer be on the team but I will consider S&M as family.
I wish everyone in the building the best of luck and keep kicking ass.
Thanks AJ Anaya