Feeds By Animal
Check out the latest from Steven in his new video “A Tune and a Comfortable Ride”.
Smooth lines from Spanish connect Jaime Gonzalez.
Brandon is a former Animal employee and a current footage contributor to our video’s. This is is his part in the new ALYK video.
Complete grind combo destruction in Ryan’s section from “No Days Off.”
Silva cooked up this vid with a bunch of clips he’s been sitting on. He’s currently in the process of filming for his axle nut promo. Be on the look out for that soon.
Chris Silva unleashes a bunch of clips he’s been sitting on for awhile with this new one for Animal. You can always count on Chris to look at spots with a fresh set of eyes, even when he’s just cruising around. Psyched on those edger clips and some classic style to round it out.
Can you explain how the idea for a store came to be?
It was originally a hardware/general store just serving the needs of the community and we eventually just kept with the bikes.
Who owns the shop?
George & Tom Bennett.
Who works there?
Tom Bennett, George Bennett, Rick Heath, Vin Crispino, Chris Crispino, Silverback, Chris Hansen.
What events have you done at Bennett’s Bicycles in the past few years?
We’ve been on NY1 a few times and in the local newspaper and NY Post.
What changes have you noticed in the scene since the shop opened?
It’s changed alot since we first opened, from wooden wheels to metal wheels.
What does Bennett’s Bicycles offer that mail-order doesn’t?
Quality service & professionalism.
Top three best-selling Animal products:
Tires, grips, pedals.
Strangest experience selling an Animal product:
A group of kids coming in asking for the tires with the “bird head” on it. – Silverback
Why carry Animal?
Because everyone in BMX always loves all of the animal products and it is what our customers want, especially in NYC. Everyone f***s wid it.
What’s something you never expected to happen after opening Bennett’s Bicycles?
Never expected bicycles to become as mainstream as they are still today.
Any future plans for the shop?
To always just keep it rolling for future generations.
How many trends have you seen come and go since you have been open?
Every trend you could imagine.
If you can have one BMX product that doesn’t exist yet what would it be?
Tubeless BMX tires.
Where do you see the shop in ten years?
Still here in Staten Island hopefully doing the same thing we’re doing today.
Shop address: 517 Jewett Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 Sat 10-5 Sun 12-3 Closed Wednesday
Contact info: 718-447-8652, www.bennettsbicycle.com, Instagram: @bennettsbicycles, Twitter: @bennettsbicycles, Facebook: @Bennett’s Bicycles