Verde – Stephan August Welcome Video

There’s no doubt that Stephan August has been on fire for the past year or so on both sides of the lens from his riding to the steady flow of BMX videos he has been pumping out. It looks like he caught the eye of Verde with all of his hard wrok, and they decided it was time to get him on their team. Here’s Stephan’s official welcome to the team video that’s packed full of amazing riding, great spots and some super clean film work. This video has a fairly chill vibe to it, but don’t let that fool you, there are some heavy hammers mixed throughout this one! Check it out!

Stephan August has been part of the Verde​ family for a while now but they just made it double official with this stonker he’s been busy working on recently. Always fans of a tall guy here at DIG, especially when they like the big ol’ grinds, and Stephan does just that. Dude has a bit of everything in there, including a huge ender.

​”Stephan has been roaming around our squad since we moved to the Hollywood area. We met through a bunch of close friends and have had lots of time to kick it over the years. I remember a few years back on a trip to Vegas for Nora Cup we chatted about what he was doing with his bike and where he wanted to go with it, and all in all I felt really good about his outlook towards his bike and the motivation he gets from it. He wasn’t on Verde at that moment but I would say these conversations is what led to me bringing him into the family. Since the moment he got his first frame he’s been on a mission working on several different projects but lately he’s been getting crunchy with Fernando and happy we are. We are pleased to Welcome Stephan August (aka Booty Groceries) to Verde and we are very excited for what his style and creativity can bring to the table.” – Tony Neyer

Filmed by Fernando Gomarin Olaiz / Edited by Will Stroud

Verde – 10 Years and 194 Bikes

When you look at a company, it’s easy to see what they have available currently for products. Sometimes it’s a little too easy to forget some of their past work that lead the way to that very product existing and the level of quality that it has. 10 years ago Verde Bikes launched and they came out swinging with some of the best looking complete BMX bikes that were available. Over the years, their range of bikes have grown and become more and more refined and dialed in. Today, they released a new feature on their website giving you a look at ALL 194 of the different complete bikes that they have offered from 2008 on through their latest round of 2017 bikes. It’s pretty amazing seeing the different changes and improvements they have made throughout the years, always sticking to having some damn good looking bikes. You can check out all 194 bikes in the Verde Complete Bikes Archive.

Verde – Rocco Giuseppe Welcome Video

It looks like Verde have a new addition to their squad from California! Here’s Rocco Giuseppe‘s welcome to the team video that’s packed full of buttery smooth grinds and plenty of style. This guy is not scared to put all four of his pegs to good use on every ledge and rail he comes across! If this guy isn’t on your radar yet, he will be after you watch this! Enjoy!

“We are pleased to welcome Rocco Giuseppe to the Verde team. Tony Neyer is the man responsible for discovering Rocco last year when he visited LA with some friends. Here are some words from Neyer.”” – Will Stroud Verde TM/Filmer

“Rocco Giuseppe is one of those kids that when they ride, no matter what he is doing from big rails to the tricky ledge lines there’s nothing but sauce all over it. Swag pouring out of this kids ears on everything he touches. Rocco has been bouncing back and forth between his home town of Fresno and my house in Hollywood stackin’ for this project and we are more than happy to welcome him to the Verde team and family.” — Tony Neyer

Product: Verde – 2017 Luxe VX2 Complete

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Every year when the new complete BMX bikes start popping up, we anticipate the Verde Bikes release because they do a phenomenal job of making the bikes look absolutely amazing. The other day they dropped their 2017 Complete BMX Bikes, and one of the bikes was their Luxe VX2 complete that really caught our eye, so we figured it would be a good idea to take a closer look!

The 2017 Luxe VX2 starts out with a 100% chromoly frame with a 74.5-degree head tube angle, 71-degree seat tube angle, 11.7″ bottom bracket height, 9.4″ standover height, 13.5″ chainstay length and a 21″ top tube length. You can find features like top and down tube gussets, a Reynolds 520 butted chromoly down tube, Mid bottom bracket, integrated seat post clamp, Investment Cast seat stay bridge and removable brake mounts. The Verde Regent fork is also 100% chromoly with a 1-piece CNC machined steerer tube and tapered legs and the Verde Neyer Pro bars at 100% chromoly with a 9″ rise.

The rest of the bike is decked out with Verde, Cinema Wheel Co. and DUO Brand parts. Full parts list below…

Stem: Verde Regent CNC machined top load, 50mm reach
Headset: Sealed integrated
Grips: DUO Homan flangeless w/ DUO Resilite bar ends
Cranks: Verde Neutra, tubular chromoly 2.5-piece, 175mm (left and right hand drive compatible)
Sprocket: Cinema Reel guard sprocket, 27-tooth, CNC machined 7075 aluminum
Bottom Bracket: Verde 22mm sealed Mid
Chain: MK 918 half link, black
Pedals: DUO Resilite
Seat: Verde Mid-Century Pivotal
Seat Post: DUO Resilite Pivotal
Seat Post Clamp: Investment cast, integrated, brazed
Rear Hub: Cinema VX2 w/ 14mm hollow axle, 9-tooth bushing driver, switch drive system (left and right hand drive compatible)
Front Hub: Cinema VX2, 3/8” female axle
Front Rim: Cinema C38, double wall, 36-hole
Rear Rim: Cinema C38, double wall, 36-hole
Spokes: Black w/ black nipples
Front tire: 2.4” DUO High Street (110psi)
Rear Tire: 2.4” DUO High Street (110psi)
Brake: Tektro FX-340R
Lever: Alloy, 2-finger design, hinged
Weight: 25.4 lbs

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