Tom Villarreal, 1st member of Deco. BMX in 2009. Holding it down in LA. His signature frame “Lifted” will be out in 2012, all brakeless no threads on the frame, simple, strong, and clean.
What lifted means to Tom Villarreal…. It means being lifted away from the fucked society we live in today. From the bullshit the government feeds you to the wasted years spent believing in something you have no control over. Do you and what you love, your time will be up before you know it then your stuck in the ground where your feet stayed planted when you had the chance to be LIFTED
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