Andrew Castaneda – Welcome to the Pro Team

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.
Welcome to the team Homie!
Photos by Harrison Boyce










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″