2014 has been a hectic year! Crazy to think that it is December all ready, it wasn’t that long ago I was thinking what I wanted to do this year riding wise and now I’m starting to think about 2015.
The past few months have been super busy. I got a chance to go on an awesome riding trip to Japan for 8 days with some really good crew. Such a good place for BMX for sure with so many young riders that dominate! We rode at Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto – all with amazing scenes and Japanese awesomeness.
On getting back I got the demos done for the T20 International Cricket competition in Adelaide and Melbourne. We had a really small space to ride, but stoked that over 50,000 people got to see BMX and Flatland up close and personal over the two shows. Good times.
We also recently had the last round of the national DownUnderGround BMX Flatland series that Colony are behind and have supported since day One (thanks guys!). Strong turnout in Pro and I ended up finishing in 3rd place and 2nd overall for the year end title. Pretty happy, but keen to do better next year for sure!
The best thing that has happened though… The prototype frame and parts that Simon O’Brien and myself have been working on designing with Clint and Colony on, have arrived. This includes: frame, forks, bars, stem, cranks, sprocket and pegs. They are riding really good and the feedback on them from everyone has been awesome so very stoked on that for sure. Massive thanks to Clint and Colony for supporting Flatland all these years!!
Summer officially has landed so it’s all about riding as much as possible! Hit me up on instagram @shanebadman
We’ve just released in selected countries such as Australia, the USA & Spain these very limited edition Stainless Steel finish frame kits using our 2015 frames. This includes Mick Bayzand’s Burna frame, Alex Hiam’s Sweet Tooth V4 frame, Zac Miner’s Miner V3 frame & the team issue Castaway frame.
Be fast as there are only 5 of each model made for the planet. Check them out here now in more detail.
Yo yo !!
You can order a custom built from the ground up or start with-
A Custom Gypsy
A custom Steadfast,
or just about anything, from varied the sizes, head tube options, dropouts, geometry, what have you!
Check out FBM Customs here!
FBM makes more than customs, check out our U.S. made goodness here!
Last Saturday the crew got together over at Secret BMX Shop in Temecula California and had one hell of a Shop Stop session with all the locals that made it out. The were tons of ledges, rails, BMX, and Pizza so there was nothing to get in the way of a good time. We wanted to show the photos from the day a little bit differently this time around so we made a quick slideshow for you guys to check out, enjoy!
This Saturday between 10a-2p there will be a huge anniversary celebration at Menifee Bicycles. Tons of games, food, Demolition parts riders, a bike show and giveaways from us. Check it out if you’re in the area, you won’t regret it! Click the top photo to view the full flyer.
Click to download our latest print ad with Tom Dugan dropping in on a wallride from the roof.