Over the past few months Snakebite have been uploading the sections from the “Macneil Video” that was originally released back in 2004. This video is from when the Macneil team was absolutely STACKED. This video runs 33 minutes and features full sections from Jay Miron, Ruben Alcantara, Dom Mach, Dave Friemuth, Nick Halsey, John Heaton and Alistair Whitton. The video also features Andy Kent, Lee Mellor, NG Chee Kong, Benny Korthous, Robin Fenlon, Bibi, Shoe-G and Axel Jurgen in the worldwide mix. Needless to say, this video might be 16 years old but it is still amazing. Hit play and enjoy!
We’ve been getting more and more looks at the Fingers Crossed bike that Ruben Alcantara dreamt up and figured out how to get built in past videos, and many of you were curious how he built the bike. Ruben decided to put together a little video bike check giving you a closer look at his setup that was built up from a bunch of different parts, along with some modifications to make it work! Based on the end of the video, it sounds like Ruben is working on getting these put into production so you coul buy it as a complete or get a kit to build your own, which is rad. We don’t know when that will be, but it sounds like it’s going to happen. Hit play and take a look at this full suspension BMX bike that looks like a ton of fun to ride!
“Build your own DIY Fingers Crossed Full Suspension BMX.
A few details on Ruben´s Full Suspension BMX bike.” – Traxxmedia
Get a look at the new Ruben II grips from Flybikes…
Over the years we’ve seen A LOT of products come and go from brands all over the world. One line of products that have stood the test of time have been the Ruben Alcantara signature line from Flybikes. The Ruben grips and Ruben Pedals have been apart of their line up for quite some time now and they really haven’t had too many changes made behind some small tweaks or adding a plastic version of the pedals for the riders who don’t prefer metal pedals.
After 15 years of production, Ruben decided he wanted to try out something new with his signature Ruben grips and went to work with Flybikes to create a new version of the grip that kept a similar pattern and feel, but had some key improvements. The Ruben II grips have a similar look, but an even better feel. They’ve removed the taper from the end of the grips, made the ribs on the grip thinner, taken the diameter down a bit to 29mm, and added a unique 45mm diameter flange that tapers with a mushroom pattern to give it a really comfortable feel.
The Ruben 2 grips have a 160mm length with a soft 25-degree rubber durometer and come in colors of Black and Gum with a $10 price tag. For those of you worried about the weight of your grips, these weigh in at 3.95 oz. (112 grams). You can pick these BMX grips up through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Flybikes worldwide and online now, or direct from the Flybikes webstore now!
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Here’s one we’ve been looking forward to! The 3rd episode of the Fingers Crossed series giving us a good look a these crazy BMX and MTB hybrid bikes Ruben Alcantara dreamed up! This time around Ruben, Garrett Byrnes, Mike Bennett and crew take a trip to the Revolution Bike park in the the U.K to test the bikes out on a real downhill park. Based on the footage, these bikes really held up and it looks like they had a damn good time! The more and more we watch, the more and more we want one of these bikes! So rad! Hit play and check this out!
“Fingers Crossed Episode Three. “Let´s do this”
We decided to go Revolution Bikepark to ride our bikes in the UK.
Thanks to Revolution Bikepark
Filmed by Salva Moreno and Ryan Navazio
Edit by Salva Moreno (@traxxmedia)“
Here’s one we’re sure a bunch of people were waiting to see. The second episode of the Fingers Crossed series has arrived and this time around we get a good look at just what these BMX / MTB hybrid bikes are capable of as Ruben Alcantara and Garrett Byrnes put their bikes to good use on trails, wallrides and other setups, along with their first break down that they aren’t quite sure how to fix. Hit play and take it all in! These bikes are looking more and more fun with each video, except for the trees.. That looks painful as hell.
“Garrett flies to Malaga for riding the prototypes with Ruben.
Edit by Traxxmedia
Salva Moreno (traxxmedia)
Vana Bonc Devla
Iglomat” – Fingers Crossed
Here’s one we’ve been waiting for Snakebite to upload! Here’s a look at Ruben Alcantara‘s section from the “Macneil Video” from way back in 2004! This section is pure Ruben goodness packed with style for miles on ramps, street spots and trails. Nobody does it quite like Ruben does, and this part is a good reminder of that! Hit play and enjoy, because even after all these years it’s too good!
Here’s one we’re sure a bunch of you have been waiting for! The first episode discussing just what Fingers Crossed is all about! This video gets insights from Ruben Alcantara, Garrett Byrnes, Mike Bennett and Ari Cruz about these crazy BMX bikes modified to use suspension and bigger tires so you can ride on MTB trails, or regular BMX trails / spots with a little extra comfort. Not only that, but there’s a ton of great footage from sessions and a good look at the bikes! It’s a little bit crazy, but it’s an interesting idea and they seem to be really stoked on it.
What do you think about this idea? Do you want to see it go into production? Let us know what you think in the comments down below!
“FINGERS CROSSED BMX .
EPISODE ONE : LA IDEA
“13 years ago I had the opportunity to ride the bike park of Whistler with a mountain bike, I had so much fun but I was thinking all the time : I wish I could ride this on my bmx…after that I started to work on it but I couldn’t finished right and left it in a side…until now.. ” – Ruben Alcantara
With Garrett Byrnes, Mike Bennett and Ari Cruz
Thanks to Revolution Bikepark 🙌
📽 Salva Moreno (traxxmedia)
🎶 Roberto Herruzo
Thanks to Ryan Navazio for the amazing shots”