Evolution Killed The Track Bike

Trek T1

I lost all of my photos and files etc a few months ago when my computer crashed. I know, I know, you’re supposed to back up everything, but I didn’t do that. So last night I went photo digging online to find all of the bikes I have ridden and their various forms. Here they are in chronological order:

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The years I rode for Leader
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Decided I wanted to try and do made in the U.S.A. frames:
tyler's sizemore


HoldFastOrDie Dayz

I’m looking forward to getting a new bike built up over the next month and getting back to riding the bikes I’ve grown to love so much over the past 7 years. What a journey it’s been so far, both in breaking parts and bones, gashing tires and flesh. Ready to keep seeing where the fixed drivetrain limit is.

A huge thank you to all my sponsors over the years: Leader Bikes, Sizemore Bicycle, HPLUSSON, Resist Parts, SKYLMT, HoldFast, Coal Headwear, Zlog, CSK, Ruff Bike Co, and anyone else who’s supported me over the years.


Summer Shred by Tal Roberts

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!

Wall Y’all

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.

Creative For Coal

Brad and I came up with the idea to get some creative lines together to showcase some of Coal Headwear’s summer range of hats. You can see the hats here, and the edit below!

Creative For COAL: Tyler Johnson from Tyler Johnson on Vimeo.

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!

SKYLMT SL-1 Available

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:

Size Small
57.5cm Top Tube
44cm seat tube
38cm chainstay
14mm drop outs
25.4mm seat post required
130mm integrated headtube
Mid BB
HTA:73 degrees

LB :: Bike Pile

This is the most organized bike pile ever. We had a big crew rolling around this day, while I was trying to snag clips for my HPLUSSON EDIT. Matt snapped this with his iPhone. Pretty sick.

Benton Salo x Ride N Style

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.


Photo by Matt

Viking Bars

John snapped this sick photo of my bars with the new viking die cut he had printed for Ride N Style. They are available for purchase here.

SF Island

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. Foot Plant Grizz Air Foot Plant Grizz Air 2 Foot Plant Bar Spin 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.