Interbike usually is a blur from no sleep, tons of alcohol, and just plain on-the-go format. This year I decided to show up late and leave early which proved to be the way to go. Rumors were flying about this year being really small and a lot of companies backing out. Truthfully it was still pretty big but YES a few big boys were not in attendance. Otherwise it was amazing, non stop laughing, drinking, and a little bit of bmx made it one of the best so far. -Chad D

Here are a few pics and some videos from Interbike 2011

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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@decobmx.com  http://decobmx.com/category/products/

Matt@profileracing.com    http://profileracing.com/

YA Buddy…

Sometimes when you see to many words it looks like a chore to read it all. We used the right wording and inspiration and posted it on all our packaging. Its a product description that makes sense. Click on each one to unleash our secrets. -Chad D Continue reading

Don’t drink and ride?

Check this video out from the 4 Seasons skatepark in Milwaukee. Pretty sure I heard all of these dudes were real hung over shooting this commercial for Don’t Drink and Ride campaingn. Its being aired all the time on TV which is sweet since the last clip is a camera shot focused on Deco top fork bolt…holla Deco bitches. Watch the video cause there is sweet riding in it to…thanks Wisconsin. I will drink a PBR tonight for ya. Here is the link below. Also don’t forget to hit the Red Bull video below where I got 3rd place in my first ever race. Hit our Tumblr for more funny times and sweet videos…Thanks. Continue reading

Longtime friend Mike Altz decided to throw a photo show with featured artist like Ron Bonner, Ryan Sher, Chipp Riggs, and numerous other local talents in SpaceBar which during the week is called Covert skate shop. Deal was these pics had to be taken by a cell phone and editing done solely in the cell phone. Great turn out, amazing pics, and finally got out of the house to chill with local homies in the Milk district near downtown Orlando. Happened on the Fix gear crew that was at the Red Bull Mini Drome as well. Guess PBR does a pub crawl every month, $1 tall boys at each stop. Who hates that? I have to get on that and I suggest you get on your bike and come out and meet us for the next one. Also, the SpaceBar photo gallery is going to happen 4 times a year. So get on that tip. Thanks to Tommy Mott, Mike Altz, and the crew of photographers to make it all happen. Good times as  you can see from the  pics below. It starts with the photo gallery, leads into the night, then ends with all my pics I submitted. Chickty check it son… -Chad

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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

Slacking is not a word I use often but as you can see by these inconsistant posts slacker is more fitting. So here you go, an  overload of stuff you want and don’t want to see. Take it, you want this. I have yet to read one of these this year. That is not bragging, I wish a copy would show up like they use to when I ran a skatepark. Then it goes into Red Bull, Photo Gallery, the NEW Deco. line, some flat trick everyone has seen before, then it all ends with a surprise…

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The Profile shop tour in the New England states was the best, but cut short since I had to return to reality. Great shops, amazing locals and riders, and a ton of people attended either the shop session or the skatepark sessions. Thanks to everyone including: Matt Coplon, Tony Cardona, Jeff K, Tony Malouf, Mark Mulville, Mike Meister, and Conall Keenan. Thanks to Vic and Circuit BMX, Tonys Bikes, Fat Trax, Daily Grind, Dick Maul’s, and Eastern Border. We really didn’t know which state we were in at any given time, but we showed up on time and road the shit out of everything in our way. Huge Thanks to Tony Malouf, he kept the crew raging day and night and the video will prove it. Sweet chilling with you. -Chad D Continue reading

When asked to Judge Dew Tour, pretty easy answer. Specially if its a city I haven’t been to like the first stop in Ocean City, Maryland. It all started with the shots, if you don’t know now  you do. I have traveled with up to 12 lil shots and nothing has happened, except on the plane when we start to get loud and the flight attendants want to know where we got the shots. “Their ours”. Getting into a city at midnight just makes it a game to find the hotel, and get on with the party with friends we haven’t seen in awhile. Doesn’t help that the hotel is on the beach and the boardwalk is the way to the venue. Sweeeeet. So at this stop Daryl Nau who owns Blacken clothing was the new MC. Every morning we both me at the piano to sip on coffee and talk it out. Every morning we seemed to meet at the same time…pretty wild but its pretty funny to see him in his set up, great way to wake up and laugh. The laughter didn’t end there, with the boardwalk being packed non stop all day you could people watch and spot sweet tattoos daily.  When there was the rain delays we pretty much just fucked around with Segway’s, chilled talking shit, or relaxing at the Guido’s Burritos.

Some other highlights were: Danile Dheres teeth in the blacklight bar, VIP for Kid Cudi, hang 5’s in the sand, standing tall with Mirra fight stance, pic with kinked Steve Caballero, Big daddy story time, leather skin on the beach, bikinis galore, Hail Mary runs in the park competition (holy shit it was nuts), rocking chairs outside the hotel, Brumlow show, and the love of the boardwalk care of Freimuth…

Below is a BLURB of the event, then the pics, then some on location video for central florida’s Crash in WJRR and his site www.knucklenap.com. Check em all out and enjoy, had a great time, and more to come… -Chad D

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