We are please to announce that Demarcus Paul will be joining the Animal Bikes Pro Team for 2017.
Demarcus is from Albany, Georgia and currently calls San Diego, California home.
Demarcus began riding 16 years ago. “I grew up riding, trails, street, skateparks and flatland. His style exudes those elements. It’s fluid, aggressive and smooth AF. Demarcus sees himself as “just a BMX rider”. We’ll say he is also as humble as they come.
“Riding for Animal is still surreal to me” and “it’s been a company that I have looked up to as a kid.” Now it’s for real and we are super stoked to have Demarcus be apart of the squad.
Be on the look out for more from Demarcus in 2017.
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
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Castaneda will join the pro team for 2017.
Andrew began riding almost a decade ago in Santa Ana, California. “The BMX scene was so tight. We’d ride around Civic Center all day just hitting up spots. We eventually got cars and ever since we’d just drive around So-Cal on the hunt for them gem spots. Being able to ride the Santa Ana banks before the remodel was a blessing, RIP!”
Andrew brings a smooth, but raw Cali style to the team that speaks for itself. “Growing up, I appreciated a rider with style. Chase DeHart and Eddie Cleveland influenced my riding. These dudes changed the way people rode their bikes.”
“I remember having a shit Dyno bike, but I’d always cop some purple Edwin grips. Now being able to ride for an OG company like Animal is tight AF!”
We are more than hyped to have Andrew be a part of the Animal family and look forward to the future. Be on the look out for more from Andrew in 2017.
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″