Ever thought about filming a section once a year after you turn 40? Matt Coplon, longtime TM/ rider/ wearer of many hats at Profile, celebrated moving up to Level 4.2 by putting together another collection of clips captured over the last year or so (this is his third such edit since he hit level 4). The last line at the infamous Buena Vista pool is classic. Long may these parts continue! ___________________ “Celebrating the daily motivation I still feel upon turning 42; here’s a collection of clips captured during sessions after work and in the downtime between filming with the Profile crew while on the road. Thanks to Profile Racing. Thanks to Eric “Easy” Fabrisiak, Steve Caro, Dillon Leeper, Bobby Proctor, Jeff Maurer, Chad Degroot, Luis Pinzon, Chris Childs, Eric Holladay, and Kyle Kisling for motivation and assistance with filming. Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoy. See you on the road…” – Matt Coplon Cover Photo by Kyle Kisling. Song: “Electrolux” by Hoover. Song usage care of Dischord Records. www.dischord.com _____________________
Through my Job at Profile, between doing sales, promo, and team trips, I travel with my bike quite a bit. Unfortunately, I’ve learned the hard way that traveling with my main, custom FBM build is just asking for logistic brutality; getting tossed around between connections, being thrown into the belly of of the aircraft only to have hundreds of pounds of luggage hurtled on top, and then the final dings/scratches/dents while in close vicinity to everyone else’s rigs on the trip. I’m anal not only about how my bike functions, but how it looks. A beaten up frame drives me nuts.A couple months ago, I bought a Deco S/T frame from Chad Degroot…although I’m very particular about dimensions and especially weight, the S/T design was close enough to what I was looking for but with some extra strength additions in spots where travel happens to take it’s most menacing toll (Chainstays, Top/Down Tube). I had the fortifications covered, but I was hesitant on the weight…that was until I took it out of the box and realized it was 5lbs.
We built her up quick, I snapped some pics, and then held off on posting until after her maiden voyage.
This recent trip was to Tulsa; two connections and 6 days rattling around in the back of a pickup with 3 other rigs, all with 4 pegs. It did get scratched, that was unavoidable, but the import thing was that it lasted through the flights, took a hit on the downtube during multiple missed handrail attempts, and the chainstays took a beating quite a bit on several missed ledge 50/50’s. Scratched paint was all I got. Nothing a magic marker couldn’t fix.So it’s durable? Indeed. No questioning.Though more importantly, on passing that test, I’ve never had a rig without my exact dimensions feel this good right out of the gate; rigid, the short rear end makes manuals feel incredibly controlled, and the unique capsuled tubing Degroot chose for the chainstays not only play into it’s rigidity, but make it’s aesthetic finish extra dialed. And that hourglass head tube? Real stoked on all of the above.
Here’s the complete built list below, mind you, most of these parts have been on my travel bike for 5 years…The frame, fork and bars are what get switched every two years.
For dimensions on the Deco S/T frame, click here:
Fork: 28mm Deco FuforkBars: Country 711Headset: DecoGrips: ODI LongneckStem: Profile “Mulville” Push, 48mm with titanium boltsDeco Deche Fat SeatDeco Short Pivotal Post
Front Wheel: Profile 28 hole Totem Hub14 Titanium spokes (in laced), 14 Wheelsmith Double Butted (outlaced)Aluminum 3/8 inner axle1 x standard chromo socket bolt1 x 3/8 Profile titanium button boltSun Envy 28 Hole RimDemolition 2.2 Momentum Tire
Rear Wheel: Profile 36 hole Totem Hub36 Wheelsmith Double Butted SpokesAluminum 3/8 inner axle1 x standard chromo socket bolt with donut adapter for 14mm1 x 3/8 to 14mm Profile titanium button bolt9t Custom Aluminum driverSun Envy 36 Hole RimDemolition 2.2 Momentum Tire
Profile 160mm Standard No Boss 19mm Cranks w/ titanium spindle w/ 7075 GDH Bolts25t 19mm Profile Spline SprocketProfile standard Mid 19mm BB KitKMC 510 Chain
Profile Gas Pedals
Black Diamond presents King of Crete. Deco art art cut a fart and blew the TV apart. Leather Deco. seats only 6 made, Real Leather son. Tag that garage door with Deco. Mat Olson riding dirty. Occupy Tampa video with Mike Meister, Matt Coplon, and friends. Chad doing a Loreal commercial? Continue reading
Deco. BMX and Profile Racing would like to announce the new US Distribution of Deco. products through Profile headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Below are a few questions between Chad DeGroot (owner of Deco. BMX) and Matt Coplon (TM and head sales) about the Distribution situation.
Profile has been making some moves the last few years, now with Deco. being distributed by Profile Racing, how do you feel about this?
It’s been ten years now since I came on board to manage Profile Distribution. We have never been in a position where we seek out product to distribute—we actually started the distro here b/c most of our Domestic and International distributors cannot stock all the variations (odds and ends) of the bike products that we manufacture. Through those years, we’ve picked up a very limited number of brands (Country Bikes and Sun Rims) to compliment what we carry here in the shop. For the most part, those brands are close to us on a personal level…picking up Deco falls into the same category. DeGroot has been riding for Profile now for four years…it’s been a strong relationship and anything that Chad does we would like to be in a position to help support him. He’s family, and Deco is quality Product that we both ride and feel confident in pushing.
You mentioned offering some completes, Profile parts and Deco. rounding it off, this leads into some real high end bikes. Is this more for promo or will these be for sale?
Like we currently offer with Country/Profile, we plan on doing the same with Deco through our Online store. Basically, a higher end Profile complete featuring a Deco frame, fork, bars, grips, and pedals.
There are two very different companies uniting to scratch each others backs, is this a Florida thing?
Less Florida, more family! You’re still a yankee until you reach that 20 year residency mark…that’s coming up, right?
To find out more, come check us out at Interbike or contact:
Chad DeGroot about Deco
So, I have been on a lil kids bike for nearly 15years now, grew up in the Florida scene, spent my summers and fathers money at Mission [Skate Park]. I have always looked to certain riders in videos. I have also just looked up to people in this industry in general, I have ate, bled and breathed BMX since the mid 90’s. One rider I have always looked up to is Chad [Degroot], he has this mad smooth flat style and a park style I could only dream of selling at a large retail venue by the bucket.
So, over the years a lot of new rider-owned companies have been popping up. some stick, some flop. Some are still infants, some own the industry. Mr. Chad DeGroot took some time from his never ending circle of fun to answer a hand full of questions for me. He is the owner/operator of DECO BMX and a Bike shop (Mr.B’s Bikes N Boards) in the Longwood FL Area. These are the thoughts from his never ending circulation of knowledge. Continue reading
Mat Olson had the privilege of teaching at Woodward camp this year. It was only for a short period but if you know Mat you know he lived it up, learned a ton of new tricks, and made the trip the best it could be. Here is a play by play on his trip out and then back to Denver. Continue reading
Who doesn’t take pics with their phones? Idiots? Probably…
Well this is pretty sweet, I submitted 15 pics of myself nude and they are going to show them off one night only. So if you want to see it, check it. Actually there are more than a few names you would notice showing off their shit, like Ron Bonner, Ryan Sher, and Chipp Riggs. If your in this area or rich as hell get a plane tic and stop by August 27th. We will be there with our beer exhaust faces rummaging around acting cool.
Next, we have the Red Bull Mini Drome. This is going to be nuts as it gets. They asked me to compete, but I think just taking a few hot laps around while drinking a beer and in a thong would be more appropriate. If you want to check the video hit it up HERE. When you mess up you fall off the edge of the world. Soo good… Continue reading
Mike Meister is always up to something. His edits are always a treat to see, and you never know what is going to happen in them. Plus the music. This time he hit it good with some old clothing company track that was amazing. Get up on that ass and slide down, sweet ass grind.
Next is a vid from our distributor in Japan holding it down in Tokyo. They are making some moves with Crocs, seems like they are doing some kind of real shoes now? Either way, these guys rule and you need to know this.
When you do shows you most likely have no idea what is going to happen till it happens. I have been doing demos for a lot of years, you name it and I have done it. Today was no exception. The info I had was it was at Disney Epcot and I was to be business casual. When I get there the indoor venue was amazing and air conditioned, its hot as hell in Florida right meow. So with no breakfast and 30 watching what I can do on a small stage for a few minutes. We go over the deal and the surprise, which is me. I am going to sit in the crowd, hopefully not talk to anyone so they don’t find out, and win a prize. The prize is a bike and I do tricks then jump off stage and go home. Sounds easy right? Well here is how it went. The meeting started over an hour late and my bit was 40 minutes into the meeting where I stand up and scream cause I won a car. By this time I almost fell asleep in my chair and I’m freezing. It was a weird scene, everyone in the meeting was eating popsicle’s and drinking pop. So getting up screaming and jumping up like a little girl did warm me up a bit but now there is 500 people staring at me. So I do a little dance on my bike, jump off stage, and go home. When I think of it, I jumped up and ran down the aisle screaming “I won”…like I really won.
Every show, every time, is so wild. This was for a seed company. They make seeds that grow some of the best plants for something or other. I didn’t ask and I didn’t look into that company. Just another day. Riders. -Chad D