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Name: Jensen Anders AKA (JENZ)
Age: 6 1/2
Height: 46 inches.
Weight: Still not much, maybe a scale shattering 45 lbs
Home Town: Holly Springs Nc
Favorite Time Riding this past Summer? Preforming with Daneil Dhers Gold Medal Bmx Shows, Sk8 Cary Jam where I came in 3rd, and just cruising the streets at the beach.
Next BMX Goal? The next big goal is to land a 360 and hopefully compete in more of the USA BMX Freestyle competition.
Most kids go from a 12″ to a 16″ BMX and 14″ BMX bikes are difficult to get. What made you decide to get a 14″? Basically when we bought 12” Cult Juvenile we got the 14″ Blank Digit at the same time for his sister. Knowing his size and weight wasn’t going to change very fast it just made sense. Right now the 16” is still way too big for him.
The Bike is fairly new, but do you think getting the 14″ was worth it? Being he’s a smaller 6 year old I feel it was completely the right thing to do. The 14″ helps keep him in the right riding position. In retrospect I wouldn’t change the decision we made. The 14″ Blank has helped keep him on a steady path of progression.
Frame: 14″ Blank Digit
Fork: Blank Digit
Bars: Cult Juvenile
Grips: Cult x Vans Flangeless
Seatpost: Cult Juvenile
Seat: Cult Juvenile
Pedals: Lixda MTB’s They’re as big as a dinner plat
Cranks: Profile Racing 127mm No Boss
Bottom Bracket: Stolen American Sealed
Sprocket and Number of Teeth: Spline Drive Salt 26t
Chain: Rainbow KMC
Brake post: 990’s Mike Laird welded on for us.
Brakes: Fly Manual U’s
Front and Rear Spokes: New cut and threaded thanks to All Star Bikes
Pegs: Stolen Nano’s
Any other special modifications to your bike or parts? Still rocking the one armed Yoda Lego charm from the Brake line.
Sponsors: Kid Dynamite
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All pictures by Evan Daniel. Instagram: @evanjdaniel
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??
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
Bars / Size: S&M Mini Grandslam 7.25
Stem: Profile Front Load
Grips: Odi flangless softies
Seat: Demolition Market
Cranks: Profile 145mm
Sprocket / Number of Teeth: Profile 28t
Chain: BSD half link
Tires: Maxiss M tread
Front Hub: Profile Mini S&M shield hub
Rear Hub: Profile Mini Chrome
Pegs: Federal Plastic Aluminum
Brakes: Right now I’m brakeless but when I use brakes it’s Odyssey M2 clear stop brake pads.
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!!by
Name: Jackson Goldstone
A rad moment from Crankworx? A rad moment from crankworx is when I did the pre-run for the pros on A-line. They let the winner of the Kidsworx invitational A line race go first before they send the Pro racers down. It was fun and a good chance to see what it’s like to race in front a big crowd.
How long have you been riding MTB? I have been riding since I was 2. I rode the run bike and BMX until I got my first MTB at 5
Have you or do you ever ride BMX? All the time. I started racing BMX at 5 and pretty much raced as my main sport until 10. We still race as a family but my Mom and Sister are into more than me. I have a park BMX bike that I still ride a bit, but it’s 16 inch so a little small.
What is your favourite place to ride? my favourite place to ride is Morzine in France or Woodward west in California. Where I live in Squamish is amazing too.
Best bike memory so far? I have a couple, 1.woodward west mega ramp jump, 2. landing my first backflip. I was super nervous before both those but it was so fun to do.
Next trick to learn? next trick is a 360 barspin, or “truckdriver” I have done them before, but not very consistently
Do you have an ultimate bike goal? probably to win Crankworx and Rampage in the same year. I think you need to be an all around rider to do that, like Brandon Semenuk
If someone was your age and wanted to start riding, what advice would you give? Get the best bike you can afford right away, even if it’s used. It’s cheaper in the long run.
Frame: Spawn Kotori
Fork: 80mm travel fork for 20 inch wheels.
Bars: Kore Aerox Carbon
Stem: Kore Repute 35mm
Grips: Kore Contour Grips
Brake: Shimano Zee
Crank: Zee, custom cut to 150mm.
Chainring: Stronghold 32 Tooth
Rims: Kore Durox 20 Inch
Hubs: Chris King 32 Spoke
BB: Chris King Threaded
Tires: Maxxis Snyper 20 inch.
Seat: Rivera Pivotal Saddle
Any special mods or custom tweaks to your bike? shorter cranks cut down to 150mm, and soft suspension in the fork.
Shout-outs or thanks? Thanks to my Family, Jake Kinney and Rob Dunnet, who are like family.by
Nahum Billington is a rad 13 year old BMXer from Canada. Nahum just transitioned from an 18″ to a 20″ Sunday Radocaster build. BMX Groms worked with him to build the bike and document the size change for an upcoming feature on BMX Groms. We used as many parts from the 18″ as possible to help the transition. The 20″ Radocaster frame is a good choice for your first 20″ BMX. The Radocaster frame features excellent quality at an affordable price, which is important when you are still growing and may move up to a larger frame in the future. Learn more about this frame on Sunday Bikes. The 20.5″ top tube length is a good entry point into the 20″ size. For more info on BMX sizing, peek our sizing guide.
Riding style (park/street/trails etc.)? Everything I can ride.
How old were you when you started riding? 8
Which size BMX did you start on? 18″
Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? Choose a bike that fits you, not one you can grow into.
Frame/Top Tube Length: Sunday Radocaster 20.5
Fork: Sunday Octave
Bars/Size: Fit Skyhigh 8.25″
Stem: Shadow Strike Front-load
Grips: Odyssey Tidal
Bar ends: Odyssey
Seatpost: Duo Resilite
Seat: Elat OZ
Cranks (and crank arm length): Sunday Saker 175mm
Sprocket (and number of teeth): Sunday Sabertooth 28 tooth
Front Tire: Fly Ruben Rampera
Front Wheel: Sunday Lighting
Rear Tire: Fly Ruben Rampera
Rear Wheel: Sunday Lighting
Pedals: Fly Ruben Graphite
Hub Guard: Gsport
Any special mods? My bars are cut to a custom width, so they aren’t too wide.
Shoutouts or thanks? Huge shout-out and thanks to Sunday and BMX Gromsby
Harry is a rad 6 year old grom from Brighton, south east England. We caught up with Harry and did a bike check, just as he was switching from a 12″ to a 16″ BMX. The modifications and upgrades to the 12″ Cult Juvi Harry has been riding are listed. The new Cult Juvi 16″ is stock for now!
Name: Harry Schofield
Height: 123cm / 48.5″
How long have you been riding BMX?: Riding bike no stabilisers: 2yrs 3months. BMX only for about 18 months, as we didn’t used to live close to skate park or BMX track. Learnt most of my skills riding the close we lived in!
Favourite type of riding? (Park, Trails, Street…) Love riding anything and everything as long as its got wheels!
For someone your age, just starting out in BMX, what tips would you have? Be confident, don’t worry what other people think or do, just ride and have fun. The more you ride the better you will get. Pads and helmet important.
12″ Bike: Cult Juvi 12″
Spokes: Spokes dt swiss cut down and threaded, originals kept breaking.
Tires: Specialized rhythm tires (stole them off balance bike).
Grips: Can’t find out! Fat and comfy.
Sprocket: Cult Member Sprocket
Pedals: Pedals Wellgo style that I stole off my race BMX bike
Special Mods: Run brake upside on left side and a normal brake instead of the small junior the bike came with to fit my large hands.
The Cult Juvi 12 inch has held up well, the frame is still not broken despite Harry’s insane riding – but lots of scratches. The original headset and bottom bracket have been replaced.
16″ Bike: Cult Juvi 16″