Was scrolling through the photos in my iPhoto and came across these photos Tal Roberts shot of me last time he was in town. Couple angles of a wallride on the bmx, and of course no summer day is complete without a swim!
Jacob caught this photo of me filming for my next edit (that’s Chris down there getting his filming stance on).
Been wanting to get white pants for a while and finally got them. Not sure if I should ever ride in anything else now! Excited for the big things to come for myself, CSK, and SKYLMT.
Thanks to Chris, AJ, Kareem, and Jruff for the help with the vid. And of course a big thanks to COAL for the continued support!
So if you check any fixed gear blogs, I am sure you know that the SL-1 from SKYLMT is available now. I couldn’t be more happy to say those words. But I wanted to give a little more insight into what I was going for with the design of this bad boy.
When Colby and I decided to do a 26″ frame, I knew it needed to be light and strong. That is really a given for me, especially after I had Taylor Sizemore build me a a 29er fixed freestyle frame out of SuperTherm. The hardest part of the design of this bike was getting it to feel smaller and more nible than a 29er without it being too small. There is a fine line for 26′s to look proportioned and I truly believe I achieved that with this frame. I took measurements of my current 29er build at the time, everything you can think of: barend height from ground, standover, wheelbase, saddle from ground, distance from bb to bars, and put those measurements into consideration when coming up with the geo for the SL-1.
The end result, a frame that is exactly what I wanted it to be: light (frames are mid 4lbs), strong, proportioned, that rides well at all speeds and on all terrain. This isn’t a DJ frame being run fixed. It’s a fixed gear specific frame that would probably ride well as a DJ if you slammed your saddle!
Here are more specs:
57.5cm Top Tube
44cm seat tube
14mm drop outs
25.4mm seat post required
130mm integrated headtube
I feel like I have known Brenton for a long time, although we don’t get to see each other much (which needs to change!) He snapped this photo of me while I was waiting around to be interviewed for RideNStyle(which also didn’t happen lol.) Never take yourself to seriously!
You can see more photos by Brenton Salo here.
Thanks Patrick for the heads up on the photos.
Who wants this SKYLMT shirt? Leave a comment if you’d get one.
John Prolly stopped by the island in SF today, across from the Justin Herman Plaza, site of the Red Bull RideNStyle event tomorrow and snapped a few pictures of me being silly doing footplants! Check them out below, and if you are in SF or San Jose you better be out at Ride N Style tomorrow. SKYLMT is out in full force with our entire team in the RideNStyle trick competition tomorrow. Look out for the guys: Steven Jense, Matt Montoya, Miles Mathia, Matt Spencer and myself.