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
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
Woke up a lil hung over with all my clothes on, not sure what time warp I hit last night but it seems like I went back in time but woke up and it was the future. Brushed my teeth with sand. Then ate the ass out of a plant. Now I’m rambling trying to take up space for this weeks intro. YAYA, you heard it here first. Then PHX got some mad Deco from MR. filth himself. Taggin and shaggin. Tequila. Tremaine is back on it with a knee brace, that shit isn’t gonna slow him down. Meister does wallrides better than anyone, the new BMX PLUS shows that off as well Mat Olson doing a tuck flip at some X-thang. Pick up a copy and put it on your wall like us kids use to do. Japan seems to have mad Deco as well, Tang Meng hits you with his edit flowing flat and park sessions. Hit up everyone on the TEAM PAGE if you don’t know now you do do. Trails are getting support for Mat Olson and Deco. Hit that Jam.Whisky. Matt Coplon is a weekend warrior hitting you with some walls and balls. No meat. Lastly Chad attempts the new school pogo stick. -Chad D Continue reading
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35 going on 16.
I work by day, ride by afternoon, and write by night.I pay homage to my scene here: www.tbrbmx.blogspot.comI pay homage to the many people I meet here: www.mattcoplon.wordpress.comAnd I support DECO because its good people….
Matt Coplon cooking and spreading the Battle Bowl in Riverside by Aaron Nardi, 2 angles…dang that piece is pretty choice.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS DUDE MATT COPLON, XXX rail hop.
Matt Coplon had this to say about the Salad bowl jam, he throws some sweet events and this one is special cause you can feed your fat ass and make it bigger. Stay on top of that ass.
On April 9th, I’m organizing the “Salad bowl Jam” at the Skatepark of Tampa. The event will go down solely in the bowl, which, I would argue, is one of the best wooden bowls in the South.
Come out, shred the bowl (enjoy riding in Florida before it gets brutally hot) and possibly win some gift certificates from one of our many local restaurants/sponsors. -Matt
Don’t forget to check out the new pics we just posted HERE
Had a little mishap the other day resulted in a contusion to my thumb. That shit won’t hold me down. Rode last night on my new ride. Pretty much the best bike I have ever ridden. Trying to get a name for my Profile color way. I am tossed up between two names…will post my bike pics real soon and you can help me give a name for my color. Till then, its ice and ice cold beer for my dumb thumb.