The Fingers Crossed bikes will be going into production and available sometime next year (production is all sorts of behind these days), but the samples have been getting put to the test! Ruben Alcantara, Pitu, Sergio Layos and more have been putting the bikes through a ton of thorough testing at different BMX trails, mountain bike downhill courses, drainage ditches and more. Check out how things went in this fresh video packed with riding!
We’ve seen quite a few BMX / MTB crossover videos lately, and honestly… We’re not complaining. Here’s a new one from a trip Sergio Layos took with a few friends over to Tenerife where they road MTB at a bunch of amazing places, and Sergio caught some skatepark and ditch sessions where he delivered with amazing riding as always. Sergio definitely works his magic on anything with two wheels. There’s even some Ruben “Rubio” Rodriguez footage in this, which is always good to see, too! Take a look!
“With all the travel restrictions due to the pandemic is the perfect scenario to go to those places we have heard of and are just a days drive away, or in this case a short 2h flight to Tenerife!
When most people think about Tenerife or the Canary Islands, they usually visualize long sandy beaches and very dry, hot weather. What most people probably don’t know is that Tenerife is one of the best MTB destinations in the world.
Picture this: Tenerife is basically a massive volcano that comes straight out of the Atlantic Ocean. Pico del Teide is 3715 meters high, making it the tallest mountain in Spain and the perfect trap for storms traveling across the Atlantic. A lot of those clouds get stuck halfway up the mountain creating a ring of green, lush forests around the island. Usually those storms bring rain to the north side, forming jungle like thick rainforests while they keep the South dry and almost desert-like.
With this, there is every type of riding you could ask for all packed in one little island. Slippery tight tracks in the north jungle, grippy and loamy trails halfway up the mountain, dry and rocky terrain in the south and loose volcanic dirt at the top of Teide mountain. In one run from the top you can hit at least three different eco systems and track types.
There are trails everywhere and there is only one man that knows them all… Edgar Carballo.
When I started the Not Far From home series I knew that at some point we had to go to Tenerife to ride with Edgar, so once the travel restrictions allowed it I got the usual crew together: Kike Abelleira (photo), Nacho Trueba (video) and Sergio Layos (professional kids bike rider and occasional MTBer) and went to visit him.
Film and edit: Nacho Trueba
Photos: Kike Abelleira
Song: The Edgar winter group – Free Ride” – Iago Garay
It’s been so crazy seeing the younger generation progress incredibly fast. Flybikes have announced that they have added 10 year old shredder over in Spain Javitxu de la Torre to their crew! Here’s a video where Javitxu teamed up with Sergio Layos for some amazing riding at a concrete park! There’s honestly clips where we can’t even tell the difference between Sergio and Javitxu. It’s easy to see just why he was added to the team! After you watch the video, you can check out his setup an an interview over on the DIG website!
“We are very excited to welcome Javitxu de la Torre to the Flybikes family! Over the years, we’ve watched as younger and younger riders have progressed faster and faster, and it’s been incredible. But, when Sergio Layos puts your name out to be on the team, you know you’re on another level! Check out the future as Javitxu and Sergio team up for this amazing video!
Javitxu is riding the new Sierra 18″ frame, 8″ Sierra bars, 18″ Volcano fork, and Fuego 18″ tires, along with other Flybikes aftermarket parts with the aim of getting the perfect 18 inch setup. This setup was designed to look and ride just like Sergio’s personal Sierra setup!
Filmed and edited by Diego Manero” – Flybikes
Now this is how you start the weekend off right! Vans dropped this brand new “MASH” mix that is over 4 minutes of transitions and trails from their squad in Europe! Sergio Layos, Paul Thoelen, Greg Illingworth, Tom Van Den Bogaard and Teresa Fernandez ALWAYS deliver, so you know this is an absolute MUST SEE. Hit play now!
“We’ve got a really sick two part mixtape series for you courtesy of the VANS squad! Since all their team projects had to be cancelled due to covid, their riders wanted to be active and do their part as soon as they were allowed to go out and be safe again. But with very limited travel options, they all kept it local in their region (or wherever was allowed) and asked their homies to press on that red button. Rich Forne then took the footage and created two heavy mixtape MASH videos. First up is MASH Transition; with Sergio Layos, Paul Thoelen, Greg Illingworth, Tom Van Den Bogaard and Teresa Fernandez.
Look out for the street mixtape next Friday right here on DIG!” – DIG
Get to know Sergio Layos a little better with this new Magic Number from Ride UK. Hit play to let Sergio tell you about his top 3 tricks, spots and people to ride with, with video clips from over the years to go along with it!
“Spanish style lord Sergio Layos is the latest to get the Magic Number treatment. If you could only do 3 tricks, ride 3 spots, and ride with 3 other riders for the rest of your life, what, where and who would you choose? Here’s episode 6. Watch the others on the playlist!
Video: Robin Pearson” – Ride UK
The Bunnyshop crew over in Spain didn’t want to let the entire summer be a waste due to shutdowns from COVID. They recently loaded up for a road trip to hit a bunch of parks, trails and street spots for some fun. Here’s a look at what they got into along the way on and off their bikes in this 23 minute video loaded with goodness!
“The dudes at Bunnyshop BMX in Madrid rounded up the crew and hopped in the vans and headed north for an adventure through Spain, and even dipping into France to hit the incredible Ocean Museum in Biarritz. Featuring Kevin Sanchez, Andima Errazti, Javier Lopez, Sergio Layos, Adrian Ventureira, Javitxu De La Torre, and Eloy Montero, these guys rode it all.
Filmed and edited by Rafael Black” – DIG
Over the years Red Bull have produced a ton of amazing BMX videos featuring their team and friends throwing down all around the world. One series, 3 Day Metro Pass, featured the Red Bull team and friends spending 3 days exploring different cities from the U.S to Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy and more! Although there hasn’t been a new 3 Day Metro Pass for some time, Red Bull decided to dig into the archives and put together a behind the scenes video mixing footage from all the different trips. Take a look!
In a challenge of resourcefulness, top BMX riders traveled to cities around the world where they were given three days to film their best tricks, using public transit as their only means of getting around.
Cast: Kriss Kyle, Jordan Godwin, Chris Childs, Dan Paley, Courage Adams, Corey Martinez, Sergio Layos, Corey Walsh, Matt Miller, Anthony Hamlin, Kilian Roth, Kris Fox, Tom Deville.
Locations: Vancouver, Montreal, Washington DC, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Lisbon.
▶︎ All episodes of 3 Day Metro Pass ? https://win.gs/3daymetropass
Source BMX have announced that the 2020 Battle of Hastings will be going down September 4th – 6th! This year, due to COVID, it sounds like the event will be different from the past few years with it being a closed event that will be streamed online for everyone to enjoy, keeping the riders safe and reducing the risk of spreading things. This may be tricky since the hyped up crowd undoubtedly helped the riders in the past, but it’s the right move.
Source BMX have also announced the team captains for the contest! Sergio Layos, Tom Justice, Courage Adams, Simone Barraco, Alex Kennedy, Ben Wallace, Stuart Chisholm and Kilian Roth! Each rider will be picking other riders for their team, so expect to get those announcements soon!
Either way, we’re super stoked to see they found a way to make this one happen!
“Battle Of Hastings returns to The Source Park this September 4th-6th
After what has been a year of BMX contests and more being cancelled, we are beyond stoked to announce that #BOHBMX will return seeing some of the worlds best compete behind closed doors for a live stream focussed event!
Here are your captains and stay tuned for regular updates at SOURCEBMX.COM/BOH”