Part three of the Rick Moliterno and Standard Behind the Scenes video from ESPN BMX just dropped and this time we get a little perspective on Rick and riding… Along with a bunch of awesome footage from a warehouse ramp session him and few locals! Check it!
ESPN BMX just dropped part two of the Behind the Scenes video with Rick Moliterno and Standard Bykes! This time around we get a little history lesson behind why frames, forks and parts were so much bigger than they are today, how 1 1/8″ steerer tubes became the standard size and a look into why and how Standard became an in-house production brand! Amazing stuff. Take a look!
Did you miss Part One? Watch it right here!
Here’s a little history lesson on Rick Moliterno and Standard Bykes that ESPN dropped! Part one talks about Rick’s history in BMX and how he became a professional level and they start to talk about the makings of Standard way back in 1991! Part two is bound to kick a lot of ass! We also dropped a similar, but different, video the other with Rick that you can check out right here!
“In part 1 of “Behind the scenes” with Rick Moliterno, Moliterno discusses his rise through the pro ranks and the decision to start Standard Byke Co.”
When you think of legendary BMX brands, there are always a few that instantly come to mind and there’s no doubt that Standard Byke Co. is one of them! We recently stopped by their warehouse in Davenport, Iowa to learn a little bit more about the brand that was established by Rick Moliterno in 1991 where they have been making high quality frames and products right here in America, along with doing in-house production of their frames and products since 2007. We get a good history lesson from Rick, a look at their warehouse, some insight into their production and of course some riding clips from the man himself! This is BMX.
Filmed and edited by Brett Rohlfing
Additional filming by Tyler Maxwell
Music: Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod
You can’t go wrong with some Rick Moliterno footage! Especially from a session on the ramps in the Standard warehouse in Iowa!
It’s not every day that we see some fresh footage of Standard owner, Rick Moliterno! In fact, it sounds like this is his first ever web video to ever surface online! Not too shabby for a guy who is just shy of 50 years young. Check out Rick getting a session in on the ramp setup in the Standard warehouse out in Iowa where he puts those front brakes of his to proper use and comes through with some dialed clips!
Filmed and edited by Brett Rohlfing
Song: Frodus – Psaurcacneosisa
— RickMoliterno (@RickMoliterno1) May 2, 2014
Shortly after Redline cut the majority of their team at the start of the year, Zack Gerber, got the hook up on a Standard, but it looks like Rick Moliterno has decided there was no way they couldn’t make it official and add him to the team! So expect to see plenty more of Zack and Standard from here on out!
After seeing nothing but team cuts at the start of the year, it’s cool to see some positive team news popping up today! Standard has begun sponsoring their first flatland rider in a decade. Here is Joel’s statement on the matter:
“Upon being put on the Standard Team, Rick told me he wanted me for my unique and creative riding style that goes against the grain of contemporary flat. So for this video I tried to emphasize this with a variety of brand new or creative tricks.Thank you Rick Moliterno and everyone at Standard for welcoming me to the team! We’ve got great plans for the future of Standard in flatland!“