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The Lounge / Re: i smashed my face
« on: July 27, 2017, 11:54:47 PM »
Did the fork break too or just the frame? what parts?


The Lounge / Re: Trip from Seattle to LA
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:07:51 AM »
Kinda out of the way from Seattle but;

There's also Greenlake dirt jumps & with the new concrete park that has some bowl parts but you probably know that.

The Bike Shop / Re: Tubeless bmx
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:10:28 PM »
Yet to try one of these, but you still need some stuff like a pump or walking to get air (if either are even an option)

& there's always the chance of doing the same thing since it's still a tube.

The Lounge / Re: G interview
« on: December 28, 2016, 06:31:08 PM »
knurled stainless pegs? claimed faster  :o

G Spot Productions 'Giant Nuts' & 'Donger Pegs' 

...'Barnsley Working Mens Clubs', 'Full Frontal Fork System', 'Fat Shaft Hubs', 'Stainless Ring Piece', & don't forget the G SPOrT 'Nipple Clamps'..

The Bike Shop / Re: T1 Cyclops Stem
« on: December 17, 2016, 12:26:44 PM »
2017 time to re engineer the stem again.

I do like that there is no aluminum being stretched around the steerer each time you tighten/loosen your stem.. how often is that though? I mean stems do stretch, people have removed material because the back of their stem is touching.

Installation? Not a big deal.. as long as it holds the steerer good enough. Problem is if it moves you're stuck without a hammer?

"Hey you have a hammer?"

Actually those Animal multi tools had a hammer... or you only need a hammer to completely remove/install? 6mm bolts might be nice, or the option. S&M had the 6mm coarse thread bolts? During the redneck xlt release?

The Tree headset caps actually have both 1/4" & 6mm allen broaches as well.


The Bike Shop / Re: Too much effort to get my pedals off
« on: October 01, 2016, 03:05:32 PM »
Try using an allen key on a socket wrench


The Bike Shop / Re: Interbike 2016
« on: October 01, 2016, 03:02:11 PM »
Haro said they wouldn't make this....but now if the minimum (100) is met they will actually produce I wish I had the money for this haha


Chrome only is kinda weird but makes sense I guess

The Bike Shop / Re: GT Bars?
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:35:29 PM »
Some thoughts on 4 piece bars.

Was that written by you?


"a Bob" was that on purpose? lol

also, why have I not seen anybody else mention mat breaking his old height record, on a 30ft ramp, in 2015?

...I started playing around on Big Ramps again. I rode one in March at the Old School get together at Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA. I was pushing 20 feet comfortably and felt I could go higher than I had before. There were a lot of people around and I knew I needed to do this just for myself to get the focus needed. I had been in the ER many times recently, so I second-guessed myself and walked away to prove I could and to give it more consideration. It kept burning bright, so I decided it’s in me and I had to let it come out.

I’ve been riding a lot but also flying wingsuits, which I think has helped me cross train by harnessing aggressive energy better, become one with it and flow, like the big ramp demands. Painting more has helped sharpen my focus too, plus I’m 43 years old (the holy grail of BMX or so we claim), so I decided I was mentally ready to take on the challenge.

Danny Way talked to me earlier in 2015 about designing a ramp to get more air. He wanted to go so high nobody would want to step to it. So he built this ramp (30 feet tall), kept it a secret and was ready to test it out this past May. At the same time, I had committed to push my limits on these big ramps again too, so the timing was perfect… he invited me out for the test ride.

I went out there and had a private session. I set up some unmanned cameras and filmed the whole session(s), which I’ll show later this year. I was able to break my past record. This sketchy pic was one I shot of a camera screen from one of Danny’s friends who captured it at my first session. It’s definitely not print quality but I liked how the style was so much like the original air I did on my original Big Air ramp in 1991, but higher.

It’s now been 25 years since I made a bike I could trust my life with going bigger than ever before. Let my life be an example to never give up, follow your heart and do what you want no matter how many times you’ve been knocked down and people tell you you’re crazy or it’s impossible. Keep getting up and keep your dreams alive. Keep your game true to your heart and push your life’s passions and skills, no matter how ridiculous they may seem to others. Always following your dreams to wherever they lead….

Love Life and make your dreams happen, no matter what! This is what 25 years of Hoffman Bikes is about to me. I was 18 when I set my first high air record. I had to build a bike I could trust my life with to achieve this. Now I’m 43 and I still make a bike that can back my dreams no matter how big they go….

Go Anywhere, Do Anything! Hoffman Bikes 25 years Strong!

Peace, Love, BMX – Let’s have fun in 2016!

-Mat Hoffman

Thanks, been wondering about this

The Bike Shop / Re: WTP Supreme cassette hub
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:11:09 PM »
Sounds shitty

I doubt they would warranty it now that it's been filed on. Of course if it's a known issue maybe?

I've not heard of this issue, but this forum isn't exactly the most up to date. I'm guessing you've googled? Maybe scroll their/their distributors instagram or facebook for comments from other people.

How much heavier are current Thunderbolts than v1 Wombolts? They were beefed up in comparison?

I still have the original Wombolts and can remember thinking they were scary light taking them out of the box, they're also to this day not broken.

The Bike Shop / Re: Gland 4 installation tips
« on: November 26, 2015, 02:06:57 PM »
Was thinking like some thin kevlar strapping might be ideal, though may be hard to come by. Always had the best results with the cloth strap that comes with.

The Lounge / Re: Go pro cameras
« on: September 17, 2015, 05:13:49 PM »
^ 3+ introduced super-wide view... but I think they improved it more on the 4's

From what I read on Amazon reviews the GoPro Session is being plagued with overheating.

The Bike Shop / Re: Euro/Interbike 2015
« on: September 17, 2015, 05:09:46 PM »
Any newcomers to 22" ?

The Bike Shop / Re: araya 7x rims
« on: September 17, 2015, 05:01:52 PM »
7x were never real popular as I can remember. As Aesop mentioned, the RB-J1 Himiko were the ones people wanted.

If anyone has 1 or 2 in decent condition I may be interested.

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