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Max Vu Cult 18″ Chase Hawk Bike Check

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Name: Max Vu

Age: 13

Height: 5 feet

Max’s instagram: @maxvutang

I still wasn’t ready for a 20″ and the 18″ was getting a bit tight so we felt it would make sense to make an 18″ xl frame. We chose the Chase Hawk frame because he is one of my inspirations! Also because his frame is very identifiable with the unique seatstay curve. I love how cool the old school bmx frames look. So much style and character. I like the craziness!

This new frame features a shorter rear. All of my previous frames had a super short rear, but at 11.25″, this is the shortest so far. With the shortened backend, the extended 19″ front didn’t feel longer, but gave more space for barspins and leg movements. We feel that this is the most advanced 18″ out right now. It’s about time the little guys get good parts!

The forks are also new. It’s the first high quality 18″ fork. The investment cast dropouts are so cool looking and strong. Because of the longer front-end, we set up this bike with a taller handlebar (.5″ taller than the older bar) and .5″ taller stacked headset. This will give the bike more leverage with manualing and hops.

The wheels are pretty much the same as all my previous bikes, but now with fat Dehart tires. These wider tires will help with tire riding rails and gives more cushion if I land hard.

The cranks are from the old bike. Primo Powerbites have never failed! I have never stripped a single set. That’s only 4 sets we have used since my 12″, 14″ and 16″.

Overall, the new setup feels very responsive and light! At 21 lbs it’s 1.5 lbs lighter than my previous red watermelon Cult OS 18″ bike. Robo and Neal are working on 135mm Cult cranks and 8″ Cult bars. On the wish list is a fork with a steeper offset to help with nose wheelies. Thank you Robo and Neal at Cult for always being supportive and listening to my needs! The future is bright for the groms!




Frame: Cult Chase Hawk 18″. 19″TT, 11.25″CS, 75 degree headtube angle, 14mm investment cast dropouts at 4 lbs.

Fork: 28mm investment cast sect

Stem: Cult salvation 40mm

Bar: 8″ rise

Headset: Primo Stevie Churchill

Seat: Cult micro fiber tripod

Seatpost: Cult tripod

Crank: Primo powerbite 135mm with titanium 22mm spindle

Pedals: Primo JJ

BB: Primo

Sprocket: Primo JJ 25t

Chain: Cult halflink

Wheels: Primo N4FL front and Primo Freemix 8t LHD laced with Primo chrome spokes to 18″ prototype rims

Tires: 18″ gum Dehart 2.3

Pegs: Primo plastics 4″ cut down to 3.5″

Weight: 21lbs.

Jensen Anders: 14″ Blank Digit BMX Bike Check

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Jensen Anders 14 inch Blank BMX Bike Check

All pictures by Evan Daniel. Instagram: @evanjdaniel
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.
Jensen Anders 14 inch Blank BMX Bike Check

Frame: 14″ Blank Digit
Fork: Blank Digit
Bars: Cult Juvenile
Stem: Blank
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
Jensen Anders 14 inch Blank BMX Bike Check

Jensen Anders 14 inch Blank BMX Bike Check Pedals

Jensen Anders 14 inch Blank BMX Bike Check Pedals Front Wheel

Dorian Giordano 18″ Laird BMX Bike Check

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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

Jackson Goldstone Mini Interview and Spawn Kotori MTB Bike Check

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Jackson Goldstone MTB Spawn Cycle Bike Check and Grom Interview

Name: Jackson Goldstone

Age: 12

Height: 4.7″

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.

Jackson Goldstone with his Spawn Bikes MTB

Bike Check

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
Jackson Goldstone Spawn Bikes MTB
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.

Jackson Goldstone Spawn Bikes MTB Front View
Jackson Goldstone Spawn Bikes MTB Drivetrain
Jackson Goldstone Spawn Bikes MTB Pedal

Nahum Billington 20″ Sunday Radocaster BMX Bike Check

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Nahum Billington 20" Sunday Radocaster BMX Bike Check

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.

BMX Groms build Sunday Radocaster

Nahum Tuck No Hander AirName: Nahum Billington

Age: 13

Height: 5’6

Weight: 135

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

Sunday Radocaster BMX Groms  20 inch build.

Chain: KMC

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

Pegs: Gsport

Brakes: N/A

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 Groms

Sunday Bikes front hub on the Radocaster Build.

Sunday Bikes headtube on the Radocaster Build.

Drivetrain on the Radocaster Build.

Rear hub on the Radocaster Build.

Front view of the Radocaster Build.

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