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Dorian Giordano 18″ Laird BMX Bike Check

Dorian Giordano 18 inch BMX Bike Check Laird Build

Dorian Giordano Bike Check TrundownName: Dorian Giordano

Age: 13

Height: 4″11

Favourite place to ride? I don’t have one fave park, but I definitely like riding with everyone ar TRP in Detroit, I really like the chill vibe, Joyride is my homepark, I also ride at All In Skatepark, Le Taz, Cannington,and Bens outdoor dirt jumps in Collingwood.

Next three tricks you plan on learning? Get my flairs back on my 18″, get my dbl bars and supermans over jumps and definitely working on getting my street better Mike Gray and Steven Moxley always helping out on that.

Ultimate BMX goal? Just encourage all kid’s to get out and ride and just have fun,and to one day rent a plane and fill it with all my friends and to fly out to finally sesh in California!! Also XGames and riding with Mark Webb are def in my top goals.

Raddest BMX moment from 2016? Finally landing my Backflip over a spine!! I ate it SO hard the first time I tried remember??

Dorian Giordano BMX Bike Check Profile Stem

Bike Check

Frame / Size: 17.75 Laird Custom

Why did you choose that frame? Because Laird builds are really light and you can design it to fit you, my standard has good pop

Forks:S&M Pitchforks

Bars / Size: S&M Mini Grandslam 7.25

Stem: Profile Front Load

Grips: Odi flangless softies

Headset: Macneil

Seat: Demolition Market

Cranks: Profile 145mm

Sprocket / Number of Teeth: Profile 28t

Chain: BSD half link

Tires: Maxiss M tread

Rims: Alienation

Front Hub: Profile Mini S&M shield hub

Rear Hub: Profile Mini Chrome

Pegs: Federal Plastic Aluminum

Pedals: Premium

Brakes: Right now I’m brakeless but when I use brakes it’s Odyssey M2 clear stop brake pads.

Detangler: Shadow

Special Bike Customizations: All ti bolts,little devil custom Laird Frame build.

Shout outs or thanks? Everyone at 3ride Bmx, Link Foundation, SkullCandy Canada, Odi Grips, Sleek, Mike Laird and just all the people that are always so awesome and supportive and put up with me and my craziness!! and YOU Guys BMX Groms you were one of the first to get behind me and show me support when I started riding!!

Dorian Giordano 18" bike check, rear profile hub.

Dorian Giordano BMX Bike Check Drivetrain

Dorian Giordano BMX Bike Check Front Hub

Dorian Giordano BMX Bike Check Premium Pedal

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BMX Sizing and Transitioning to the Next Size Bike

Part of a special BMX Groms project documenting changing from an 18″ BMX to a 20″ BMX. Tips on BMX sizing and moving from one size BMX to the next as you grow. Check out the BMX sizing guide. Huge thanks to Nahum Billington and Sunday Bikes for helping with this project.

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BMX Groms Official BMX Bike Sizing Guide

What size BMX Bike should I ride?

We’ve tracked some of the raddest BMX Groms in the world, as they’ve progressed, grown and moved from one bike size to another. These are the bike sizes that these shredders are most comfortable riding and if you want to progress like they are, have fun and stay safer – take a serious look at this BMX bike sizing guide.

Thanks to the many kids and parents, who have provided the input to help make this guide possible. One of the number one reasons – maybe the number one reason – for younger riders getting discouraged and quitting BMX, is being bought a bike for them to “grow into”. Get a bike the right size – not one to grow into!

BMX Groms official BMX Bike sizing guide infographic, which answers the question, what size BMX bike should I ride? A 12 inch, 14", 16", 18" or 20"

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Max Vu – Cult Juvenile 18″ BMX Bike Check

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

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2016 Sunday Primer – 16″ and 18″ BMX Bikes

Nahum lays down a perfect tabletop on an 18" Sunday Radocaster build. The Radocaster shares its proven geometry with the Sunday Primers.

Nahum lays down a perfect tabletop air on an 18″ Sunday Radocaster build. The Radocaster shares its proven geometry with the Sunday Primers.

The 2016 16″ and 18″ Sunday Primers are once again a perfect choices for younger shredders. In the past we’ve tested the Sunday Primers at BMX Groms and the Sunday Radocaster frame – which shares the same geometry – and been impressed.

Our Sunday Radocaster “Hands On” Review

Our Sunday Primer 16 and 18 Inch “Hands On” Review

Geometry

Sunday has taken the younger age group of riders seriously and developed it’s 16 and 18 inch frame geometry to feel the same as a 20″ BMX would to a larger rider. Last year when we tested the Radocaster frame we noticed our test rider progressing in some areas, within an hour of switching to the frame. Tricks such as half-cabs, 360’s and 540’s, higher hops and popping up into manuals are easier.

Highlights

Highlights include: the frame and forks feature cromo dropouts, they come with cromo cranks featuring mid sealed bottom brackets, seat/seatpost combos and Odyssey brakes.

The 16″ comes with a 16″ specific brake lever for those smaller hands, a 40mm reach top load stem and this year the 16″ comes with Sunday Current tires.

The 18″ comes with a Sunday Freeze frontload stem and Sunday cornerstone grips.

The stock Primers will be more than strong enough for most riders in the age range for these bikes. However if you get to the point you want to upgrade the 18″, you could buy the Sunday Radocaster full cromo frame and fork set, switch it up and you wouldn’t even have to get used to a new bike – the geometry is the same.

Verdict

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new bike and you like the Primers, BMX Grom’s verdict is: “Choose the right size and send it!”

Getting the right size bike is really important and Sunday has taken things a step further with their proportional geometry.

Specifications

PRIMER 16″ (Watermelon Green)

sunday bikes 2016 primer 16 inch watermelon green

FRAME: 16.5” TT, Chromoly dropouts
FORK: 16” fork with 2PC Steerer tube, Chromoly dropout
HANDLEBAR: Primer 16 23” Width, 6.8” Rise, 12° Back, 1° Upsweep
STEM: Sunday Top-Load Stem 40mm
HEADSET: Sunday Sealed Integrated
HEADSET CAP: Sunday M6 AL Pre-Load Bolt
BRAKE: Odyssey Springfield
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Quik Slic
BRAKE LEVER: Sunday 16″ specific
GRIPS: Junior
SEAT: Junior Seat and Post combo
SEAT POST: Integrated
SEAT CLAMP: Sunday
SPROCKET: Sunday, 25T, steel
CRANKS: 140mm, 3-piece, Chromoly RHD
BB PARTS: 19mm sealed Mid
PEDALS: Wellgo Jr Plastic
RIMS: 16” rim, 20H
FRONT HUB: Sunday, 20H, Low-flange, Loose-ball
REAR HUB: Sunday, 20H, Semi-Sealed, 10T
SPOKES: Steel Black
TIRES: Sunday Current 16 x 2.1 (F & R)
CHAIN: KMC Z-410

PRIMER 18″

sunday bikes 2016 primer 16 inch watermelon green

FRAME: 18.5” TT, Chromoly dropouts
FORK: 18 fork with 2PC Steerer tube, Chromoly dropouts
HANDLEBAR: Primer 18 25.5” Width, 7.65” Rise, 12° Back, 1° Upsweep
STEM: Sunday Front-Load Stem 48mm
HEADSET: Sunday Sealed Integrated
HEADSET CAP: Sunday M6 AL Pre-Load Bolt
BRAKE: Odyssey Springfield
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Quik Slic
BRAKE LEVER: Odyssey Springfield
GRIPS: Sunday Cornerstone
SEAT: Sunday Cloud Seat and Post combo
SEAT POST: Integrated
SEAT CLAMP: Sunday
SPROCKET: Sunday, 25T, steel
CRANKS: 155mm, 3-piece, Chromoly RHD
BB PARTS: 19mm sealed Mid
PEDALS: Sunday Plastic
RIMS: 18” rim, 28H
FRONT HUB: Sunday, 28H, Low-flange, Loose-ball
REAR HUB: Sunday, 28H, Semi-Sealed, 9T
SPOKES: Steel Black
TIRES: Innova 18 x 2.1 (F & R)
CHAIN: KMC Z-410

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