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Max Vu – Cult Juvenile 18″ BMX Bike Check

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Max Vu Cult Juvi 18 Inch BMX Bike Check
Name: Max Vu

Age: 12

Height: 57″

Weight: 85lbs

Riding style (park/street/trails etc.): BMX, pretty much everything even some flatland!! I think it is dumb to label yourself as one type of style & miss out on the other riding options. It’s fun to mix it up! Dennis McCoy is a good example, he can ride everything. I was told Dennis has won every category in bmx!

How old were you when you started riding? 4

Which size BMX did you start on? 12″ DK General Lee (aluminum) Jesse Klein from DK hooked it up and started it all. Then Quamen made me a 12″ chromoly frame with a longer top tube. A year later, Robbo made me a 12″ Cult Juvenile complete.

Max Vu - Should you get your kid a bike to grow into?

Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? Having the right size bike is what helped me most to get where I am at today. Helping my dad at Epic, I hear so many parents say, “I want to get a bike my kid can grow into and make it last.” That’s crazy! Imagine a kid playing baseball with an adult bats & gloves? I guess they will grow into them…

If you were back starting out again at the same age would you do anything differently? No. Everything is good!

Max Vu Cult Juvi 18 Inch BMX Bike Check

Max Vu BMX Bike Check ForksFrame / Top Tube Length: Cult Juvenile 18″ aluminum

Why did you choose that frame? It is light weight because it’s made of aluminum. People tell me to ride a chromoly frame because it’s stronger & won’t break as often. I don’t understand why these people feel aluminum is bad or weak? Have you seen what Dylan Stark does on his mountain bike? It’s nuts!!! His mountain bike frame & 1pc handlebar is aluminum. My bmx race bike is aluminum & so are most racers bikes. I see adults bend & break chromloy frames all the time. I guess they should ride an adamantium frame. haha. I’m 12 years old & 85lbs, let me enjoy what I got!

Fork: 18″ Primo Strand with a 15mm offset. Makes the bike feel shorter and nose wheelie easier.

Bars / Size: S&M TV 7.75 rise

Stem: Cult Salvation 45mm (prototype)

Grips: Cult Vans

Bar ends: Odyssey Par End

Seatpost: Cult Tripod

Seat: Cult Butter Tripod

Cranks (and crank arm length): Primo Powerbite 135mm

Sprocket (and number of teeth): Primo JJ 25t

Chain: Shadow halflink

Front Tire: Fit FAF 18×2.1

Front Wheel: Primo N4FL laced to no name rim. (I think the rims came off of a stock complete bike that the customer wanted custom built wheels.)

Rear Tire: Fit FAF 18×2.1

Rear Wheel: Primo Free Mix 8 tooth driver, laced to no name rim.

Pedals: Merrit P1

Hub Guard: Primo

Pegs: Primo plastic

Brakes: none

Any special mods? Frame rear tri has been shorten 2″ from stock for better bunny hop snap, Forks were shorten from 20″ to 18″. Cranks cut down and tapped to 135mm. Modifications were done by @lukeshutts at Shutts Fabrications in Long Beach, Ca.

Max Vu BMX Bike Check Drive Train

Shoutouts or thanks? My sponsors @Cultcrew @Pr1mobmx @vansbmx66 @ethika @_epicbmx

Mom, Dad & my 2 sis, Robbo @fano562 @RichHirsch @calebquanbeck @vansjerry @v_salazar @ryanguettler @drewbezanson @krisfoxbmx @alfredomancuso @mikehucker @whoisdylan @treanor71 @ethancorriere @kaiquemachado @thedenimcox @devonsmillie @larry_edgar @lukeshutts @travisohrazda @barspinnerr @andy_garrcia @veeshermang @rickyshoots @philbrahh @adamtwentytwo @thecomeupbmx @ilovenaterichter @jeffzphoto @fyanrudger @ridebmx @vitalbmx . All these great people have helped taught me how to ride & gave me coverage!!

And of course, @bmxgroms for this opportunity for me & other groms the chance to shine!! Also all my Fans, thank you for your support!! Follow me on Instagram @maxvutang to see my progress : ]

Max Vu BMX Bike Check Stem
Max Vu BMX Bike Check Front Hub
Max Vu BMX Bike Check Rear Hub
Max Vu BMX Bike Check Rear Hub and Bike Side

Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check

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Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check
Rimu Nakamura came all the way from Japan to ride in the 2016 Toronto BMX Jam where he placed first in expert qualifying and second in the expert finals.

Rimu’s riding was pretty much flawless, he was all over the course, going big with a gnarly bag of tricks. It was a good chance to meet Rimu, hang out and do a bike check.

Rimu is 14 and hasn’t been on a 20″ for too long. He is obviously as serious about his setup and bike sizing as he is about his riding; he is running a smaller 20″ frame with a 20″ top tube, smaller than average bars with a 7.75″ rise, shorter crank arms at 165mm and slightly less reach on his stem at 48mm offset. Rimu has personilized his ride too, with one black and one white pedal and a gnarly 666 airlines brass headset spacer.
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check  Overall
Name: Rimu Nakamura
Instagram: @rimbmx
Age: 14
Height: 160 centimeters / 5′ 3″
Sponsors/Support: @subrosabrand @oakley @hangoutbmx @jykkbmx @k4lbmx @rampage_ridewear
Rimu Nakamura Superman Seat Grab
Frame: Subrosa Pandora Frame
Frame Size: 20 Inch Top Tube
Fork: Subrosa Pandora Forks, 24mm Offset
Bars: Subrosa Pandora Bars 7.75″ Rise
Stem: Federal Love Stem 48mm Reach
Grips: Flybikes Devon Grips
Seatpost: Subrosa
Seat: Subrosa
Pedals: Flybikes Ruben Graphite
Cranks: Profile Titanium Axle 165mm
Sprocket: Proper Sline
Chain: Flybikes
Front Tire: F KHE MAC2 Dirt
Front Hub: Fly Bikes
Rear Tire: MAXXIS Grifter 2.10
Rear Hub: SALT Freecoaster
Pegs: Federal Plastic Pegs, Front x2, Rear x1
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check Headtube
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check Drivetrain
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check Rear Brake Fly Bikes
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check Forks
Rimu Nakamura Subrosa Pandora BMX Bike Check Seat

Jensen Anders: 12 Inch Cult Juvenile Bike Check

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Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check
Name: Jensen Anders
Age: 5
Height: 3’3″
Weight: Not much maybe 40 lbs
Favorite Type of Riding (Trails/Park/Street): Jensen loves to shred Daniel Dhers and Sk8 Cary bmx parks.
Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? Do your research. Ask other kids you ride with what they like about there bike. Politely ask if you can ride their’s and others to see what feels good to you.
Favorite trick: Turn Down & Whip
Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check Riding
Frame: Cult Juvenile Brakeless
Why Brakeless? – Jensen’s Dad explains: In the beginning I spent more time unwinding his handlebars then he got to ride. Also he wasn’t really able to pull it to make any difference in his speed. At this point he been with out them for a year. Due to the fact that most of the places we ride and his abilities I haven’t seen the need to put them back on. Lastly if he had them he would use them!!
Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check Lucky CharmFork: Cult Juvi
Bars: Sand blasted and clear coated Cult Juvenile Bars
Stem: Cult Juvi
Grips: Cult X Vans
Seatpost: Stock Cult Juvi
Seat: Cult Juvi
Pedals: Xpedo Faceoff 13
Cranks: Cult Juvi
Sprocket and Number of Teeth: Eclat Vent. 27t
Chain: KMC Kool Knight
Front Tire: Cult Juvenile with 60 psi
Front Wheel: Sand blasted and clear coated Cult Juvenile
Rear Tire: Cult Juvenile with 60 psi
Rear Wheel: Sand blasted and clear coated Cult Juvenile
Pegs: Stolen nano
Sponsors: Needed
Any other special details or stories about your bike or parts? He rocks a one armed Yoda charm that dangles from his top tube. Custom yellow Cult sticker pack. Jensen also uses his nano pegs mostly for dropping in 9′ quarters. At 4 1/2 he is the youngest to ride and win a Trans Jam competition series event witch was held in Athens GA.
Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check Overall
Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check Drivetrain
Jensen Anders 12 Inch Cult Juvi BMX Bike Check Stolen Pegs

Lukas and Nathan Halahan: 2016 FBM BMX Bike Checks

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Halahan 2016 FBM BMX Bike Checks
The first words that come to mind when thinking of the Halahan brothers riding are speed, style, flow and fun. All 4 of these words are hard to convey in photos and even in video edits. These two dudes kill it on their bikes and if you hang around them a little, it doesn’t take long to notice they’re having a blast doing it. Their bikes are completely dialed for both sizing and their riding style. Check them out carefully and learn.

Every year in March, Lukas and Nathan put on a jam at the Wheelmill in Pittsburg – yes they are already giving back to the sport. The jam is fun, has something for everyone and is definately the best place to see the most grom talent at one event. This year the Next Generation Jam is planned for March 19. Hope to see you there.

Nathan Halahan

Nathan Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016
Nathan Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016 Table AirName: Nathan Halahan
Age: 11
Height: 4’7″
Weight: 71 lbs
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Spot: 9 Acres Trails
Sponsors: FBM Bike Co., Profile Racing, G-Form, VSI Products, Five Ten Shoes, Camp Three Clothing, ProBikes Shop, The Wheel Mill
Frame: FBM Young Boy 18 (18″TT, 74.5 HT, ST 71, BB 10 1/2, Rear 12 5/8 slammed, 4.5 lbs)
Fork: FBM CB4K’s 18″
Headset: FBM
Stem: Profile Mulville Push 48mm Ti bolts
Bars: FBM Belmars 8″ rise, 26″ width
Grips: FBM Black Heart
Brakes: Odyssey (rear)
Seat: Profile Mullville Logo P
Crankset: Profile Minmag 150mm Ti spindle Ti bolts
Sprocket: Profile Elite 28T
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Hubs: Profile Elite 36H Ti bolts Ti Driver 9T
Rims: Sun Rhynolite
Tire: Duo SVS 18×2.1
Mods: Custom cut and stamped leather cable strap.
Nathan Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016 Front View
Nathan Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016 Hub
Nathan Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016 Side View

Lukas Halahan

Lukas Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016
Lukas Halahan FBM BMX Bike Check 2016 Can Can AirName: Lukas Halahan
Age: 13
Height: 5′
Weight: 83 lbs
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Spot: 9 Acres Trails
Sponsors: FBM Bike Co., Profile Racing, G-Form, VSI Products, Five Ten Shoes, Camp Three Clothing, ProBikes Shop, The Wheel Mill
Frame: FBM Young Boy 20 (19.5″TT, 74.5 HT, ST 71, BB 11 1/2, Rear 13 1/2 slammed, 5 lbs)
Fork: FBM CB4K’s 20″
Headset: FBM
Stem: Profile Mulville Push 48mm Ti blots
Bars: FBM U.S. Apes 8.25″ rise, 27″ width
Grips: FBM Black Heart
Brakes: Odyssey (rear)
Seat: Profile Mulville Logo P
Crankset: Profile Minimag 160mm Ti spindle Ti bolts
Sprocket: Profile Elite 28T
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Hubs: Profile Elite 36H Ti bolts Ti driver 9T
Rims: Sun Envy
Tires: Tioga Powerblock 20×2.1
Mods: Custom cut and stamped leather cable strap with crow feather
Lukas Halahan FBM BMX bike check 2016 side view
Lukas Halahan FBM BMX bike check 2016 Drive Train
Lukas Halahan FBM BMX bike check 2016 Rear Profile Hub

All photos by: Murphy Moschetta. Website: www.murphymoschetta.com Instagram: @murphyleemoschetta

Dylan Hessey BMX Bike Check

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Dylan Hessey Total BMX Hangover BMX Bike Check
Dylan Hessey Seat Manual BMX GromName: Dylan Hessey
Age: 11
Height: 4′ 11″
Weight: 88 1bs
Hometown: Widnes, Cheshire UK
Favourite type of riding? My favourite type of riding has to be park riding although I will have a blast at the dirt jumps when I get the chance.
Best spot to ride? I love to ride different parks, meet new riders and generally progress. My favourite park has to my local skate park Rampworx in Liverpool as it has everything you need to learn and progress. I am fortunate as I sometimes get to ride with the Pro riders, Harry Main and Anton McGuirk to mention a few who help and encourage me. I also have lots of BMX and scooter rider friends at Rampworx and we just meet up, ride and have fun.
Favourite trick? My favourite trick has to be the bar spin – I love to bar spin! The next tricks on my list to master are the double whip and the flair.
You recently switched from an 18 inch bike to a 20 inch bike. Was it a hard transition? I found the switch a lot easier than I thought it would be. Some tricks I mastered straight away, some were a little more difficult but I’m starting to feel more comfortable and confident the more I ride.
What made you decide to make the switch to a 20″? A few of the riders at my local park have commented over the past 6 months that I needed to upgrade to a bigger bike but I still felt comfortable on the 18 inch. It’s only over the summer holidays that my legs felt a bit restricted so decided it was time to make the switch.
Dylan Hessey BMX Bike Check Profile StemFrame: TotalBMX Hangover H2 19.8″
Forks: TotalBMX Hangover
Bars: TotalBMX Hangover 8.25″ rise
Brake System: Eclat Unit U-Brake / Odyssey M2 Lever / Odyssey Lower Cable
Headset: TotalBMX
Stem: Profile Acoustic Frontload
Gyro: Snafu Mobeus / Gyro + plate
Grips: ODI O’s
Seat: TotalBMX Slim Logo
Pedals: Snafu Anorexic
Cranks: Profile Race Crank 170mm LHD / TotalBMX Mid bottom bracket 19mm
Sprocket: TotalBMX R&R Lite Sprocket 25t
Chain: Vocal Half Link
Front/Rear Tyres: KHE Mac 2
Wheels: Alienation Felon Rims / Profile Mini Hubs LHD with Ti axle and driver/ TLC Black Ti Spokes
Bolts: TLC Rainbow – Ti Hub Bolts / Ti crank Bolts / Ti Stem Bolts
Any other special details or stories about your bike or parts? Big thanks to Sam Kirk (@AMPEDCYCLEWORX) in helping me build my dream bike – he has the patience of a saint ha!
Sponsors: Just hooked up with PARK Clothing www.wearepark.co.uk
Dylan Hessey BMX Bike Check Total BMX 25t sprocket
Dylan Hessey BMX Bike Check Total BMX Alienation Rear Wheel
Dylan Hessey BMX Bike Check Profile Hub
Dylan Hessey Bike Check Total BMX Hangover

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