Every once in awhile we push @decobmx in instagram and this time we hit 20k with a lot of help and support from you and the team. Thank you. With that said and 2016 at an end you can check out my Chad DeGroot 2016 instaVids compilation at just over 23 minutes long. Scroll down to the DecoBMX instaVids for this week with a highlight on the TA hippie hop to the skateboard and more. Also Mat Olson carve was really scary. Tsutomu is traveling so try and keep up with him if you can. V3 WuPegs are out and the Weav is rocking them…perfect for the rears as they get abused so much when your bike falls. Alejandro is always riding, and those whips are popping off. The FL BMX 2nd stop is almost here and make plans for that and know we will have a booth there. Dealers please log in to know what is new, sale, and in stock. Happy year everyone, it was a good one for sure. Thanks for all the support and one hell of an interesting and growing year. Thanks bubs. -Chad D Continue reading →
Only two posts left for 2017 and one last InstaVid recap to round out December. Damn time flies but also such an unreal year. Want to thank everyone for the support and more. Making some good solid and big moves for next year and its game on. Enjoy your Xmas with your new DECOrations. Be safe…thanks for the support…and get on your bike as much as possible. Damn son…everything is good. -Chad D Continue reading →
Getting my car fixed. Hour and a half they said it will take. Either Dennys or McD’s to kill some time. Hungry but have my own food. McD’s it is. Know there is a story inside. So many old people. Eating shit food. So many people with newspapers. Dude sleeping charging his phone. Lots of couples not talking to each other but staring off blank. Can see police lights close by flashing in the distance. Melted cheese on everything. Old lady is diving deep picking her nose. Some guy is cutting coupons out of the newspaper. Random dude came in off the street with a cup to get a free refill of pop. 72 year old lady talking the ear off of a honeymoon couple that can tell they want it to end. Every guy here has a mustache. This place makes me want to poop. Everyone is wearing denim. All over weight. Cheeseburgers for breakfast. I feel greasy just being here. Mac Jr. Big Mac. Grand Mac. Lady just coughed like her body was reminding her she needs a smoke. Lot of deep deep down gurgle burps from patrons. SCROLL down and enjoy this week.
Finally pulled the plug on cable for good. Save $90 a month. Why the hell did I not do this sooner? Everything is streaming or online. Damn I am a turtle when it comes to change. Bring it. I need it. Who invented meatloaf…who would call themselves that…technically a unit of bread is a LOAF. G-Unit. Could ramble on and pull your chain but I would rather not. Enjoy the monthy rewind recap of videos for November. Scroll down the pics as we have a good spread. Flashback video is not as old as you think. Plan your next few months around events supported by DecoBMX. Fist bumps, elbow touches, high 5’s, knuckles, phantom clap, touch tips, and kiss. Love you all…word up -Chad D Continue reading →
Wild how time passes and quickly at that. July 1993 I was there that day when Jeff Crawn crashed from his forks breaking while at Scrap skatepark outside of Chicago. We were all excited for the photo shoot going down. Never would have guessed one of the future greats would go down…and stay down for so long. Jeff had the natural ability and skills on a bike but also something in him would make every trick be so easy and fluid. With a flatland background as well he was so well rounded. One trick that stood out was the tail whip to abubaca. Made it look so easy. Only one other person did this at the time. He pulled it like he’s been doing it for ever. He is the reason I think about my forks each batch and each change made on them. Can’t get that day out of my mind. I even visited the factory numerous times for inspections and more. Trying to have the highest standard for forks so this will not happen again. Riding has gotten so tough and rough on a bike that I hope you as riders would inspect your bike for cracks…and rust. Replace parts like forks routinely, inspect welds, and understand not everything lasts forever. Please ride safe, ride smart, stay positive, and enjoy your bike. Take a look at this video below. -Chad D
The idea for Pass The Seat is pretty simple. Get a seat and install it, film a clip, send the seat or PASS THE SEAT. Started with Terry Adams since this is his new signature seat available now. Pivotal, all black, FAT version, hollow chromo bolt, super light foam. Mat Olson starts the party with a self filmed run and packs and stacks the tricks. Matt Coplon got a lil artsy with a loading dock line. Karl Poyter long mannie line and seat grab bar spin in the middle was dope. Mannie Nogueira fresh off the boat and at his local spot with a new one and his was excited. Scott Weaver magic knee on the seat in circles is unreal. Ryan Torrance has been on some wild flip kick so might as well add it to smith grind. Chad DeGroot going backwards hop style from front wheel to back wheel. Taylor Bonds backwards tech and tbog smoothness. Dontae Styles 360 roof to flat with screams of excitement. AND Terry Adams bangs it out with a new one we did not see coming… whiplash to seat mannie to signature whip. DAMN. 5:54 min. run time.
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Been trying to get a free school show for my kids for two years now and it finally lined up with the school and all our schedules and it could not have turned out better. Rob Nolli offered this to me and I could not be more thankful to have my kids out there in the show plus having all their friends watch to see what their Dada does on a bike. Truly amazing to spread what we know and how we ride bikes with little kids an a school with open arms to let us set up in their parking lot and perform. The screams were so loud, clapping was nonstop, and the laughter that erupted at times was priceless. Here are a few pics from the demo and a sample of the thank you cards and notes received from our recent @bmxtrickstars demo at my kids school. Some amazing words, great pictures, and awesome gesture of thanks from the 2nd and 3rd grade classes. We made some fans, some starts, and lasting love for BMX. Thanks: Rob Nolli, Forest City Elementary, #bmx#profileracing#decobmx#vansbmx#mrbikesnboards -Chad D
SELF TITLED STREET FRAME V2 OUT NOWSkatepark meets flatland inspired frames. This is WAY to comfortable and good looking for one person. Go ahead and try two, might need a side cart and a monkey. Who is making the rules? some BMX Succubus? Discover yourself or who you want to be. Be a monkey, make rules, succumb to the Succubus (its only a dream), or just do it cause if feels right.75 head-tube 71 seat tube 13.5? rear end (13? slammed)11.87 MID bottom bracket height8? Stand Over heightGrind Plates on chain staysIntegrated seatpost clampED coated internal tubes to prevent rust from the inside (gloss black version)Top and bottom gussetsThrough the dropouts chain tensioners Upcoming events:
Middle of November and its flying by. Only in a good way. Love this time of year as being in Florida the weather is what brought me down from Wisconsin over 20 years ago. Love the changing seasons and leaves falling but the cooler weather and less sweaty days is the best. Never take for granted the days when I feel lazy as I get up and get some done with a ton more riding and just breaking a sweat. So pumped up about it being cooler. Even bought fire wood today which is a whole other story. No matter where you live, appreciate what you got whether its an indoor park or spot or if you live in warmer weather get outside and enjoy it. If you don’t have either of these then make it happen. Or at least give it a try but I am warning you, it could prove to be permanent like in my case. No regrets only love. Great post this week…enjoy every bit of it and know there are events popping up so support who supports what we do. Thanks and enjoy your winter. -Chad D
As seen on @ryantorrancebmx Learning how to go upside down on a bike… is probably one of the best feelings to date I highly recommend it! Shout to my good homie @coryschneider24 again for the shot! #bmx #bike #decobmx #deco @decobmx #florideco #ryanknowsdeco #love #mybike #profile #profileracing #flair #goupsidedown #fun
Orange is the new Black…check out at the bottom to understand this weeks Moment of Zen. Thomas Noyer HUGE congrats on the 5th place smoothness with the Masters of Creativity well deserved and tons of entries reaching this spot was and is pretty impressive but you can see by his riding its unreal the difficulty and smoothness he possesses. Mat Olson may get whooped in a bar fight but his tuck no handers and shows stomp it all. Also check his new edit Wandering Sessions. Alejandro 3x foot links no scuff…man he rides a lot and it shows. Karl and Chad 10k edit flashback video for the week a new installment so check back weekly to see more or hit and subscribe to the DecoBMX09 youtube channel. Free Stickers with all orders and new items, samples, scratch n dent and more online store so buy now. And Coplon skipping work to be with his beach side babe on the beach…check his whip. Enjoy your weekend and stay classy. -Chad D Continue reading →
November is here. Weather is changing for the better if you ask me but I am in Florida. Reason I moved here over 20 years ago. You might be only 20 years old but know that time is relevant. Temperatures are pretty much the best for the next 6 months. Outside activities start increasing and less overheating. Time to get out and ride more, experience the new parks, and old parks that are way to much fun. And camping…this is the year. Get out and make some videos. Ride. Ride a lot. And check out Dontae getting some Love from @ridebmx doing his helicopter which you have to see in person and better in slow mo. Coplon always rolling on walls. Hiroshi and crew recap from Flatark in Japan. October recap video of all our instavids and some you have not seen posted. TA seat is out and either on sale or soon at Mr. Bike n Boards, Direct buy now shop, Dans comp, Pusher BMX, and Flatland Fuel. Scroll below. Enjoy. Thanks. -Chad D Continue reading →
And/Or. Some serious words. Was just at the Tag agency and had to jump through hoops with power of attorney since my wife was not there to sign…but the final was do I want my name AND my wife or my name OR my wife on the title. Which means AND when we sell we both have to sign. OR means if one of us wants to sell its legal and done deal to sell. Opened my eyes for sure. I picked AND. Let the camping start real soon AND good times OR great memories. Tim Knoll this week kills it walking on walls. Mat Olson no bikes allowed pushing it. TA still in the middle east on BOB. Lee putting so many tough tricks in one link somehow pulling it so smooth. Fools gold, check it. Chad D on the weeds. NEW TA seats and bar ends plus restocked items so check out store and if your a dealer hit me up…thanks. -Chad DContinue reading →