“There ain’t nothing better than the feeling you get, while throwing the bike sideways and throwing a twisted whip.” That quote is just one snippet from the lyrics in the following video. Is it a bit silly? Maybe, but totally spot on. And now I want to get my dirt jump bike out and hit some trails.
For the uninitiated, trails in the BMX/ Freeriding context refer to a series of dirt jumps linked together in a series. The best ones have berms, rollers and a million different options for transfers. Floating on your bike all day on the jumps equals the best feeling in the world.
It’s fun to do on the big bike as well. Mikey Haderer demonstrates:
Staying low for this one, Mikey still applies steez quite readily. To top it off, he’s adorned in pieces from the Discolab collection by local San Francisco clothier Betabrand. Turns out the discowear isn’t just good for slamming down drinks at parties, but the light weight material has been working well for ripping on the bike. According to Mikey, after a slam to the pavement at the recent urban DH race in Chile, his shiny hoodie only suffered minor abrasions after laying his bike down in practice.
We were out at one of our secret (ok, not so secret) NorCal shred spots shooting some photos and some video for an upcoming bike check and showing off Mikey’s new Disco gear. The reversible disco hoodie and disco sport shorts are only available direct on www.Betabrand.com. Check out the full set of photos on our Facebook page, and while you’re there, don’t forget to “like” us.
And now for the disclaimer- my day job is as a photographer for Betabrand. But we wouldn’t be talking about the stuff if it wasn’t awesome- so go check it out!