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.
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
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
Stem: Animal Inverse
Stem pad: Vintage Schwinn bmx with Misfits patch sewn on
Handlebars: S and M Slam
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.
Bars: Colin Varanyak Signature Empire State bars
Barends: Animal Sewer Caps
Stem: Animal MR Front Load
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″
Check 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.”
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
Photos by Chris Marshall.
Jeff’s bike from below.
With an M5 sprocket and 165 Akimbo cranks, Jeff can have full confidence in his drivetrain.
Jeff’s bike wouldn’t be complete without a pair of tires synonymous with the streets, which is why he keeps the GLH tires in rotation!
Riding around NYC is the best to me. No matter what time it is, there will always be something open. There’s always places to shred. Bodegas are one of the most essential places for riding around, always open for if you’re in a need of a drink or snack it’s never a problem. Just like how I like my bike, simple and always working. For me, there’s nothing like riding a set of Animal parts on your bike. Always super solid, always reliable. I’ve had this setup for about 4 months now and it’s holding up amazing, no problems at all. If there’s anything I could change on my bike now would be the frame to a Skavenger. – Martin Ochoa
Frame – Fly Shane Weston 20.6
Bars – Animal Empire State Bars (Colin Varanyak Signature) 9.5 / 30 inch