My name is Mat and i’m up to bat! I ride my bike as much as possible, specially when it involves traveling to new places and check out new spots. I like to ride street and park, but my heart is home at the trails. Go high and fast, that’s the recipe for fun. I ride in BMX stunt shows for work and I ride after for fun. I don’t need much in life. Good times, good friends, and good times.Remember this…BMX is only limited to your own creativity and Deco. is the shit!
VOTED #14 MOST INFLUENTIAL RIDER IN THE PAST 20 YEARS BY TRANSWORLD RIDE BMX MAGAZINE.
Chad DeGroot is the founder of Deco. BMX started in 2009. “DE” is short for “DeGroot” and “CO.” is “Company”. Put it together “DECO.” and you know why the name is what it is. You gotta live in the present and look to the future, if you have a problem with that Chad will be your teacher. He was quoted as saying “Look how you want to be seen.” He lives by this moto. His current sponsors are: Deco., Profile Racing, Baco Designs, Mr. B’s or Mr Bikes N Boards, and Vans since ’66
Winner of Transworld’s RIDE BMX magazine Nora cup 3 years in a row 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Check out CHAD DEGROOT featured in a kids book called “CYCLING” out of London England. Osbourne publishing company’s own Hazel Maskell liked this photo taken at Woodward Camp the summer of 2013. Pic by: Josh McElwee. www.usborne.com
This is my cover shot of FREEDOM magazine in Germany. Was on a Standard trip and while at a skatepark I blew up my back tire so I had to borrow Dave Freimuth’s bike, all virgin white. Chico clothing style, baggy as hell shorts, stupid face hair…but doing the pedal boogie for a cover.
Thanks to Rob Dolecki and the Kickstart crew for this wild morning with Mulville at Orlando Skatepark. Check the Dolecki pics and why we get up so early and ride in the AM CLICK HERE Tons of pics of Mulville as well with an over under that Mark was scared to do, he is actually like 3 feet over my back. There is an interview on why I ride in the AM hours, pretty rad. -Chad D
Miami hopper to bars out before COB in Japan late 2012 by instagram @rutgerpauw
This pic I had to look at a few times. I wasn’t into it at first but then I noticed my feet and hand situation and I’m pumped James Covington got this pic…enjoy. -Chad D
Ohh the darkside. This trick to this day is fun. When I am 50 I will still be doing this. It started as an accident then led into the transition from front wheel to back or vice versa. This pic by James Covington captures it at the best point, one hand on the front tire, one on the back, both feet off, and in motion. Good times, go packers, ra ra 2013 shocka. -Chad D
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I’m Tsutomu Kitayama, my sponsors are, DECOBMX ,G-SHOCK ,DC shoes , 430.
I’m 28 years old, born in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. I’ve been riding for 10 years.
How did you join DECO BMX?
DECO has tough spirit and stick to his gun, that gravitates me a lot. And I also want to bring something new in flatland scene.
How do you like DECO BMX?
It’s Rock’n roll, hard core. Besides of quality of a bike, the most important thing is motivation. DECO has cool style and motivates me a lot. I see something important in DECO, more than that skills can tell.
How do you see BMX scene in Tokyo
It’s definitely improved since 10 years ago. There are bunch of riders with style and they push them further. We enjoy riding. Japan is one of the biggest BMX countries now.
NEW Flail boomerang variation in to one of my signature moves “The Pheonix”
Lee says “I invented this move many years ago, it was the first limbless one wheeled rolling Flatland move ever to be done. I called it the “Spider Glide” had picture’s published in the BMX mags at the time. I only recently realised I didn’t have any footage of the full combo anymore, so I resurrected the move to get it on film.
Incase your wondering it hurts like hell and is stupid hard to stay balanced haha
One Love Jam coverage in the May 2014 issue of BMX Plus featuring #flatland Moto on the cover and @terryadamsbmx front wheel flip. #decobmx #taknowsdeco more info www.onelovebmx.com and take a close look at that TA signature frame out NOW.
TA signature frame in Silver or Black. More info and specs HERE.
Terry Adams – History in the Making – Diversion Retrospective. BMX Flatland
I sat down with Terry Adams 10 years after he first appeared in Diversion Video Magazine series in 2003. Since that time, there has been a long list of events and videos that were out of the ordinary “riding edit.” We discuss some highlights over the years including a previously unreleased performance at a red carpet fashion show in Los Angeles for Jennifer Lopez.
Crossfit demos in front of a LOT of people
Terry at the Worlds in Germany 2013
TA taking 3rd place at Dew Tour in Ocean City
Voodoo Jam in NOLA 2013
Terry at Trans Jam in Athens 1st place and agro face.
Terry Adams for Freegun Underwear 2013
Slow Motion Flatland BMX – Terry Adams “Retrospective”
Terry at Circle of Balance 2012 in Japan.
DECO TERRY ADAMS TA FRAME, our first FRAME ONLY rider is doing it for Deco. Here are some specs on his frame:
75 degree headtube 71 seat tube
7” STANDOVER HEIGHT
14mm dropout slots
11.85 BB height
Removable 990 tabs
Mid Bottom Bracket
BUILT IN Chain tensioners
When you make Terry Adams happy he gives you shout outs in fancy places like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and invites you to be awesome, which is pretty awesome. What is more awesome than awesome? “The TA model has everything I have always wanted in a great solid traditional looking flatland frame. It’s not gimmicky, has a simple design, and its built to last. Its still short but long enough to make you feel like a man. Removable tabs and built in chain tensioners to keep things practical. This frame is everything I want between my legs. This is some quality sh*t that will provide tons of fun and give you a happy ending every time you ride it.” -Terry Adams
I’m 30 years old, born in 1983 in south of France. I started riding bmx 13 years ago watching props and baco videos series. I’ve been riding flatland for 11 years now.
How did I join DECO?
I joined DECO thanks to Thierry, the boss and team manager of the french ESPRIT bmx online shop which was in relation with Chad to distribute DECO in France and outside. I really enjoyed his proposition to ride for this brand and this amazing team!
How do i like DECO?
I think DECO is a company focus on products to make feel good riders on their stuff. A brand with his own philosophy: made by riders for riders! Furthermore, it seems DECO follow a lot of his team rider and take care of them! It’s the best motivation i had in my rider life to represent DECO with this quality of products and to be part of this amazing team! DECO make me proud of what i do with my bike!!
Which part do i prefer on my bike?
It’s my DECO succubus lite frame (19’5 ” TT), because the frame is the skeleton and the main part of my bike. His appearance is balanced and very clean. He’s very stable from front wheel and super nervous from backwheel. I got quickly used to this frame both for rolling tricks than turbines tricks. I hope that will be a long long way together this frame and me!!!
Maxime Cassagne pics at ABC
During the last month, i tried to learn some moves and tricks with “frontyard” as basic trick. Here is the result, hope you will like it!
A lil edit to end well this year in which i tried to combinate differents pendulum trick. Enjoy!
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Interview: 4130 Magazine
Rider: Alejandro Marques
Something about yourself and how you discover BMX…
My name is Alejandro Marques, I was born in 1982 in Caracas, Venezuela. I grew up riding around all kinds of bikes. One day I saw someone doing freestyle on the street and that amazed me, so I decided to go buy a BMX bike, it was a really used and damaged PK Ripper but it worked for me to start.
What about Flatland?
I met BMX Flatland on ESPN 97’ Xtrials, it was Chad DeGroot with his Haro Master and a really good mustache. Is it a coincidence that I’m riding for his brand now? I don’t think so!
How long have you been riding?
On June 18th 1998 I was able to finally buy my first bike with 4 pegs an almost 45 pounds Haro Shredder, from that day until now I have never stopped riding flatland!
How did you start learning the tricks?
I had the Baco 5 and the Dorkin York on VHS, I watched them every day before leaving to ride, I learned most of my tricks from those videos and I believe that’s actually where my current style comes from. I ride Park sometimes also, I do exhibitions and I compete sometimes.
How do you like Deco BMX?
I have had a lot of bikes during this 19years, when I heard of Deco I wanted to try its parts because I knew it was going to be something good. I have been riding with Deco parts for over 4 yrs now and I can assure it is the best brand.
Which one is your favourite part?
Definitely the seat, it has the best grip for my fingers, it is pivotal and it’s padded so I can seat. It’s great!
Interview: 4130 Magazine
Rider: Alejandro Marques
Dinos algo acerca de ti y sobre cómo descubriste el BMX…
Mi nombre es Alejandro Marques, nací en 1982 en Caracas, Venezuela. Crecí montando todo tipo de bicicletas, un día vi a alguien haciendo Freestyle en la calle y quedé asombrado, así que decidí comprar una bici de BMX, era una PK Ripper bastante usada y dañada pero me sirvió para empezar.
¿Qué hay del Flatland?
La primera vez que vi Flatland fue en ESPN en 1997, los Xtrials. Fue a Chad DeGroot con su Haro Master y un buen bigote. ¿Es una coincidencia que ahora esté corriendo para su marca? ¡No lo creo!
¿Cuánto tiempo tienes montando BMX?
El 18 de Junio de 1998 pude comprarme mi primera bici con 4 pegs, una Haro Shredder de casi 20 kilos, desde ese día no he dejado de montar Flatland.
¿Cómo empezaste a aprender trucos?
Yo tenía los videos de Baco 5 y Dorking York en VHS, los veía todos los días antes de salir a montar, aprendí la mayoría de mis trucos de esos videos, creo que de ahí es de donde viene mi estilo actual. A veces monto parque, hago exhibiciones y compito de vez en cuando.
¿Qué te gusta de Deco BMX?
He tenido un montón de bicicletas durante estos 19 años, cuando escuché que existía Deco quise probarla porque sabía que iba a ser algo bueno. He montado con piezas Deco por 4 años ya y puedo asegurar que es la mejor marca.
¿Cuál es tu pieza favorita?
Definitivamente el asiento, tiene el mejor agarre para mis dedos, es pivotal y es acolchado para cuando me siento ¡Está increíble!