Long time friend and photographer Chip Riggs hit me up while we were doing his podcast Space Brothers about doing some photos on a regular basis. Truth be told my camera batteries are dead as I type this and they should never be. Still enjoy a great photo which is over looked these days with a quick 5 second or less video getting more attention. With that said we have got together a handful of times and this is the most recent pic on a dock near my ladies house which has an epic sunset always. Thanks Chip for the snap and lets continue more photos more often. @chaddegroot @chipriggs #decobmx
Sorry for the slump in updates and for this one going more towards one person but the instavids will really show you some nuts things went down these past few weeks. Happy Bday to Thomas Noyer. Congrats to Mat Olson. Tom Villarreal drifting on a bike. Chad D and crew in the middle east undisclosed locations video. Trails, DIY spot, Lee linking two crazy tricks in to one link. The list goes on…scroll down to check them all out and know the online store is back up and prebooking the Profile Z Coaster to ship on April 29th. Have a good one bubs, enjoy the weather as it is warming up all over, and that means its time for GAME ON. #decobmx @decobmx -Chad D Continue reading
Ohhhh hell ya the new order is here including the pc pegs which are the lightest out and replaceable sleeves. Colored fork caps which fit most forks and are the best out. TA frame in black or silver and two sizes. Succubus Lite which was for Japan only but a few trickled into the USA. And the pc pedals are back in stock. All the info, pricing, sizes, and specs including where to buy is listed below. We are excited…get up and dance. Continue reading
This week was cut short do to Dew tour food poisoning. OH man could I describe this in detail but I won’t describe the fluids loss and amount of pain this caused me. If you know you know, if you don’t, you have no clue. So with that said YES there is coverage from Dew Tour in Ocean City which was pretty dope, great weather, amazing BMX, and Team Frame rider TA taking home 3rd place with his clean smooth style. Coplon had the pleasure of a sweet covered pool pocket session before getting the cops called, nothing happened…all talk from the neighbor. Pick up the new BMX Plus to see it stacked with Deco deliciousness throughout the whole issue care of Chris Arriaga. Tsutomu celebration continues… Check the dudes face-book. And your moments of Zen care of Mullet, Darryl, and Chad relaxing in OC. Go get that weekend like it wants you to…get me pics. Enjoy bubs…holla back next week. -Chad D Continue reading
Keeping fresh posts is going down the tubes, maybe instagram, twitter, and our facebook are better? Sorry about that. AND I still have yet to load the Japan pics with some wild Taiwan ones to help. More apologies. But I promise you this is gonna be bangin. Expect big things coming from him for sure. Global Flat has a link to the COB, if you missed it you can still watch it and get excited cause it was incredible. Then VitalBMX allowed me to answer questions with no filter, if you got in I thank you, if you snoozed you loozed. Featured bike sets up are starting to come in, thanks. Taylor Bonds tears it up and congrats to the family for a new baby brother. Tom’s LIFTED tee was spoiled and now you can see it but we have yet to make it…soon. Try shooting pics of flatland? James Covington hits a mother out of the park with the CHAD D favorite pic on home turf. Mat Olson checked in at the Wade compound and some other traveling pics care of the Pusher trip. Midway is doing a jimmy jam so bike that ham. Nora cup pics and story coming soon, but for now the HARO legends pic. Lastly Kerry Gatt interview is a good read and fresh back from COB in Japan. Moments of Zen are horrible this post, sorry. -Chad D Continue reading
I am off to VooDoo jam so this weeks post is a little early but still stacked with the moist goodness you crave from our drippings of shit talking and updates from riders and nothing in general. This week we received and email from a parent who was concerned about our content on the site. Well you have to be 18 or sneaky as hell to visit us or we will send down a laser and annihilate you on the spot. Your kidding me, our content is rated G as far as I am concerned. Anyways, Mat Olson claims 1st place on dirt and stacks some chedda, congrats. The 430 crew has been busy on their DVD coming out soon, check the trailer. I’m riding a Captain America colored bike, might be going color blind? Zach checks in after a long time with a sweet whip on GUNS. Coplon with a weekend away…always consistent on the pics. Where are you Ludwick, ohh here you are with two clips. Limited RWB Grab Some tee available now. Ice, wood, and metal =? Jayda Diamonde responds to being a porn star on twitter. Lastly, pic up hitchhikers just for the story. -Chad D Continue reading
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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.
“This link covers my start, follows most of my years, and ends in present day…and it’s pretty accurate” http://www.23mag.com/gens/degroot.htm
“ESPN interview with some amazing pics and comments” http://espn.go.com/action/bmx/blog?post=4108359
“ESPN featured my backyard pool, kind of a spot check after it was all painted up and ready to ride” http://espn.go.com/action/bmx/blog/_/post/6193913/chad-degroot-backyard-pool
“Kurt at The Union gave me this interview” http://www.bmxunion.com/blog/blog/quicky-chad-degroot/
Pics, this link is real good and real funny, WOW is all I have to say…
Vital interview and bike check click the pic or Bike-check-Chad-n-bike
Check out One Week in Russia HERE
A long time ago I brewed beer. Cover shot in the hot springs Colorado. Stance Ale.
Cover of Chicago’s Red Eye magazine from @bikesoverbaghdad #bikesoverbaghdad
- A guide to the exhilarating world of cycling, from mountain biking to the Tour de France.
- Children can enter the world of professional cyclists, including classic road races, mountain climbs, amazing BMX tricks and more.
- Internet links allow readers to access more information online via carefully selected and monitored websites with exciting video clips and information about cycling as a sport.
Chad is riding the TA frame in gloss Black for Flatland and the Self Titled Street frame in Raw for park and street. More info HERE
Click pic below to see all things BACO and about the Documentary and ordering.
As seen in BMX Plus review and great words…
Rad Dad feature on BMX Online, check it all out here http://bmx.transworld.net/1000197332/features/rad-dads-bmx-dads-photo-gallery/
Here is a little throwback with Nora cup voting Flatlander of the Year.
Here is another angle of Chad D’s bike check on the profile site and be sure to look close at that Profile Freecoaster, its good, real good. http://www.profileracing.com/2013/11/chad-d-bike-check/ Pic By:Matt Coplon/Profile Racing
As seen in HIDDEN magazine issue #1
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.
Woodward camp 2013 pic by Matt Coplon
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
Pic by: Covington – Coplon
HARDTAILNATION interview…CLICK HERE to read on.
Pic By: Brian Stump
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
HOME TURF HERE. GO PACKERS
Check PICS HERE as well.
My new whip for 2013
Florida winters are incredible, no shirt needed. Pics self taken by Chad DeGroot
Mulville blasting over a hang 5
Chad scooting around the bars. Pic by:James Covington
This weeks post is early cause we amassed so much good stuff including Mat Olson’s and the Pusher Crews edits. Josh Eilken went on a Madera trip, pics below, edit coming soon. Japan keeps sending our moments of zen. Monster Jam Orlando crew. Taylor Bonds spuds? Deco leather seat has more character. Its snowing cock…and more.
Sorry about the randomness of this post, our wordpress is acting up real bad and merging everything together. So look past that and check out our new post on what is up with , Mat going HAM, Chad messing shit up, Japan doing nuts ass shit, some halloween yes or no?, and more random crap you probably don’t care about. So sit back for 3 minutes and let the Deco site put a smile in your mile. What does that mean? Bud does not make you weiser. Thanks. Continue reading