Demarcus Paul – Bike Check

In case you missed it, last week, we announced Demarcus Paul to the Animal Bikes Pro Team. You can expect to see a lot more from Demarcus in 2017, so sit tight.  For now take a glimpse at his latest ride.

Frame: Volume Warhorse   Bars: Volume Warhorse   Stem: Volume Top Load Stem

Pedals: Animal Rat Trap – Mark Gralla Signature Pedals

Forks: Volume Anchor   Headset: Animal

Cranks: Animal Akimbo   Sprocket: Animal Thorofare – Chase DeHart Signature Sprocket

Grips: Volume

Seat: Volume Warhorse   Seatpost: Animal

Wheels: Front-Animal RS Rim with Javelin Hub  Rear-Animal RS Rim with Freecoaster

Pegs: Volume Warhorse Plastics Pegs

Photos by – Christian Rigal

Instagram – @christianrigal


Steven Hamilton – OG – Bike Check

OG legend, Steven Hamilton, is still killing the game with his unique take on the streets. Check out his latest set up featuring a mix of old and new. (check that laid back post). Also, don’t miss his latest mix of clips on the Ride BMX site. See link below.

Grips: Animal Jeff Koscis
Bar Ends: Vintage Peregrine Pyott
Doughnuts: Retro checkered
Brake Lever: DiaComp Tech 77
Brake Cable: Animal braided
Brakes: Éclat
Brake Pads: Eagle Claw II red

Seat: Animal Kush
Seat Post: Custom Laid Back by Dominique
Seat Post Clamp: Mosh

Chain: Animal Mike Hoder special edition Gold
Sprocket: Animal 30t
Crank: Profile with DJ oversized arms
Pedals: Animal Hamilton metal sealed
Rear Wheel: Profile mini cassette 3/8″ 36 hole 11t driver with Sun
Big Baller rim
Front Wheel: Profile mini 36 with Sun Rhino Lite rim
Rear tire: Animal GLH 1.95

Front tire: Animal GLH 2.1″
Fork: S and M Pitchfork
Headset: Animal

Stem: Animal Inverse
Stem pad: Vintage Schwinn bmx with Misfits patch sewn on
Handlebars: S and M Slam

Check out his latest work right here.






John Yoh – Bike Check

Philly local and Chocolate Truck representative, John Yoh gets it done on a bike. You wanna see some ambidextrous grinds, long hang fives, nose manuals, big hops, John’s got it all. A super talented, well rounded rider.  Check his Chocolate Truck Part here.

Chris Marshall recently caught up with John to get some shots of his latest set up.

Photos by: Chris Marshall

Frame: Cult Dak
Cranks: Animal Akimbo 170mm
Sprocket: Animal V3
Chain: Animal Hoder

Bars: Colin Varanyak Signature Empire State bars
Grips: Edwin’s
Barends: Animal Sewer Caps
Stem: Animal MR Front Load

Forks: Kink
Tires: Front – Cult Dehart Back – Animal GLH
Hubs: Animal front and back
Hub Guards: Front and grind side Animal. Primo for the drive side
Rims: Animal RS
Pegs: Animal Butcher Pegs 4.5 inches

Seat: Animal Cush
Seat Post: Animal
Seat post Clamp: Integrated

Mods: Nothing really. I ride about 10psi more in the front wheel to help for noses and I cut the bars from 29″ to 27.5″


Jeff Kocsis Bike Check

LJresizeHIGHCheck in for a night session with Animal Bikes lifer, Jeff Kocsis, and find out what parts he trusts to bring his signature steeze to the streets!  Catch some words from the man himself and pics of the whip below.

Hey everyone just wanna say in advance thanks for taking the time out and reading about my bike and why I ride what I do…..

My bike has been split perfectly into two of the most respectable hard working companies in BMX, Animal and United. They produce toughest and most durable parts that do not sacrifice style.

I ride the United Region frame 20.75. I was given the opportunity to create the decals and color way for this year. The whole project from start to finish was surreal for me. Along with that excitement, I have been testing out some of Animal’s newest and best parts to date. The 165mm Akimbo cranks feel unstoppable. Lightweight, but tough for the next generation. The infamous GLH tires are a constant and flawless even after 14 months of abuse. Last but not least my signature grip that will be available later this year. We worked hard to bring out one of the best new grips in the market. Hopefully everyone will love the soft simple grip as much as I do.

Jeff Kocsis

Parts list :

Frame: United Region Jeff 20.75 Black

Fork: United Supreme Black

Stem: Animal Top Load

Bars: United G-Slatts Black

Hubs: Animal Javelin

Rims: Animal RS Rims

Tires: Animal GLH 2.25

Cranks: Animal Akimbo’s 165mm

Pedals: Animal Hamilton Plastics

Sprocket: Animal M5 28t

Seat: United

Post: Animal

Photos by Chris Marshall.