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BSD‘s Reed Stark with more travel adventures from his BMX life on the road, this time from a pilgrimage to the land of sushi and kendama – Japan. Proceed to pick your jaw up off the flaw after laying eyes on the stacks of incredible and one-off spots. There’s even some tree hugging in there! Love it. Reed smashes it as always. – Content from DIG BMX

Check out his range of products:
  • Bike Parts

    BSD Logo Slim Pivotal

    Slim Pivotal Logo seat by BSD

    Classic Logo BSD Pivotal seat for your freestyle BMX setup. It comes in a slim design and is covered with wear-resistant black Kevlar material.

    Notice: Only works with pivotal seat posts

    40.00 Add to cart
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    The Safari bar is Reed Stark’s new signature handlebar, it’s an updated version of the Giraffic bar, now with a 3 degree upsweep for a more comfortable ride and is taller at 9.1″ and 9.6″ heights.

    The Safari bar is constructed from heat-treated multiple butted 4130 chromoly, available in regular 7/8” and OS 1” Gorilla Grip versions.

    75.00 Add to cart
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    The BSD Safari frame is designed for Reed Stark with a super long front end combined with a short back end and regular head angle. It’s built for urban adventure wherever your street safari takes you…

    340.00 Select options
  • Bike Parts

    Cinema Waxed Fat Stealth

    Stealth BMX seat with thick padding

    Cinema Waxed Fat Stealth BMX seat both looks nice and come with some dope features.

    • Squeeze your seat with your thighs on barspins easy with its thick padding and fat design.
    • Comfortable sit and a clean look thanks to its canvas upper and faux leather lower
    • Adjust the angle of your seat with a 5mm Allen key from below
    • Cool colorway and no top patch for a steezy look
    40.00 Add to cart


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Written by Tyson Jones-Peni. Photos credited. 

If you want to hear a truth, it’s that, as a BMX rider in my 30s, I have had an issue in the past with proving the validity of riding BMX to others. You might think ‘why would you care what other people think of you?’.  

A fair question.  

Most people think it’s silly to worry about how you’re viewed in the world. I agree to some degree. As I have gotten older, I have questioned a lot of the things that I do, to wonder if it’s worth doing, just because I enjoy it. 

After a lot of thought over the years, I came to the realisation that I really enjoy BMX, but it’s the slew of positive aspects to BMX that not only help me enjoy BMX, but contribute to a higher value of life itself.  

I’m a firm believer that BMX is not just riding a little kids bike. If you are doing things that have positive traits, you are not only improving at the thing you’re doing, but those traits are contributing to a stronger and better self.. Helping you to become a better person. 

BMX is full of these positive traits. 

So who needs to read this? 

Perhaps you’re new to BMX and wondering what’s in it for you. Or you’re someone who has been riding for a while and are having the same question of validity that I had. Maybe you have someone who doesn’t ride BMX that doesn’t understand why you’re still on that ‘kids bike’.  

BMX is awesome, this list will help you to understand why it is. 

Keep on reading!

Matty Cranmer Bike Check

Matty Cranmer is a bright young man, so it only makes sense that his bike is equally bright. Matty took a Tall Order 215 frame in his signature Matt Yellow colorway and laced it up with a bunch of copper, chrome, and even rainbow parts. Does it work? Well, he thinks it does. Take an up-close look and decide for yourself!

Frame: Tall Order 215 in Matt Yellow

Fork: Tall Order Ramp Fork

Bars: Tall Order Ramp Bar


Barends: Someone’s old plastic ones

Stem: Shadow Odin

Headset: Shadow Stacked

Cranks: Shadow Killer – 170mm

Bottom Bracket: Shadow Stacked – 22mm

Sprocket: Shadow Jesco

Chain: Shadow Supreme

Pedals: Eclat Surge CNC

Seat: Tall Order Logo

Front Wheel: Shadow Truss Rim, Ti Spokes, Tall Order Glide Hub

Rear Wheel: Shadow Truss Rim, Ti Spokes, Tall Order Drone Hub

Front Tire: Tall Order Wallride Foldable

Rear Tire: Tall Order Wallride Foldable

Pegs: Shadow Welterweight Plastic

Weight: 24lbs 8oz

Who are your current sponsors? 

Tall Order, Vans, EVL, SC Bicycles

How long have you been on this bike?

This beast was uncaged about four months ago!

What made you pick this frame color?

I love bright colors – especially yellow. Yellow tends to make people happier without even noticing and it’s about as positive as it gets. I support it!

Word on the street is you might have another frame in the works. Any details on that?

Having my first signature color was rad, but we’re talking about the next one already. I’ve got some ideas. Bright ideas… with a tad more flavor. Perhaps my own graphics? I’m not sure yet, but it’s going to be sick!

How often do you build up a new bike?

I feel like I aim to freshen it up about every six months, but it’s never an all new bike. I feel changing parts is a big confidence booster and gives me a little motivation to ride harder. New colors and a solid steed are indeed necessary!

What’s with all of the titanium? Are you pretty crazy about the weight on this thing?

I never cared about weight until as of recently when I realized that if I can shed some pounds, it’s one less pound I need to throw around and maybe one more foot of air I can get. I don’t know if the physics are correct on that, so don’t trust me!

How much PSI do you usually ride in your tires?

Precisely 76 PSI! Or at least 65. Maybe a tad lower than 80!

Any other special modifications to your bike?

Not really a special modification, but I like cutting my bars exactly to 27 inches. I asked a friend to cut this set of bars and he cut them a half-inch shorter. I assume that’s an accidental modification? I also have a titanium pivotal seatpost bolt, which has gotta benefit me somehow!

What’s the best thing about your bike?

My favorite thing about my bike is the color. I feel like it’s bright and so far off from what anyone else would have combined on their bikes. – whether it’s the copper rims or the rainbow spokes. It’s the fastest, brightest bike in the world!

Bike Check taken from:,6200


In this post we will discuss the specs and features of most aftermarket BMX Forks. 

The Offset of the Fork is the distance from the center of the fork leg to the beginning of the axle slot in the drop out. This effects stability, steering, & front wheel tricks noticeably. 
The shorter the offset, the easier it will be to initiate front wheel tricks like nose manuals or footjams. You will also notice your steering is more responsive with shorter offset forks.
The longer the offset, the easier it will be to balance front wheel tricks & the more stable your front end will feel.
Here’s a list of general recommendations for different types of riding, though it truly comes down to personal preference. 
Flatland / Streetland : 0mm – 15mm
Street / Park : 15mm – 32mm
Trails / High Air : 25mm – 35mm

The Fork Height is the vertical distance between the Wheel Base & the top of the Fork Crown. This is a pretty general spec that can noticeably change the feel of your bike.
Majority of aftermarket BMX forks are 315mm in height, which is the industry standard. However, some companies, such as S&M and WTP offer 320mm & 310mm forks.
The taller you go, the more mellow your Head Tube will feel, and your Bottom Bracket may even feel slightly taller.
The shorter you go, the steeper your Head Tube will feel, and the lower your Bottom Bracket may feel. 
Fork Height is irrelevant to Offset or Tire Clearance.

Steerer Tube Length
This is the length of the Steerer Tube, or the tube that goes into the Frame & Stem of the bike. This is another general spec to take into consideration, depending on your frame and personal preference. 
This mainly effects how high you can run your stem, & also what frame(s) the forks are compatible with.
The industry standard for Steerer Tube Length is around 160-166mm. This is ideal for frames with an average Head Tube Height.
S&M and other companies are now offering XL Steerer Tubes, which are around 170-175mm in height. These are necessary for some frames with extra tall Head Tubes. They also make a nice option for those looking to raise their stem on their bike. 

Compression Bolt
This is the bolt that holds down the stem on the steerer tube. Most high quality forks come with H24 or H25 bolts and an internally threaded steerer tube. I would avoid any forks with a welded/star nut, as they can be more likely to fail. 
Note that H25 forks have a reputation for breaking inside the stem due to the steerer tube having to be so thin. H24 is the way to go.

Heat Treatment
A lot of aftermarket forks are Heat Treated, which means the tubes have been heated and cooled in a way that strengthens them. 
The first and cheaper method is to use heat treated tubes to build the forks. However, the heat of welding can negate the treatment of the tube near the weld, which brings me to method #2..
Post-weld Heat Treatment is a process that consists of heat treating the forks post-production so that the properties of the metal are the same through out the welds. This is the most efficient way to strengthen both the tubes and the welds. 

Investment Cast Drop Outs
Investment Cast Drop Outs are drop outs that have been made in a cast with sections of the Fork legs. This makes for a bigger & more efficiently placed weld.

Integrated Bearing Race
Most high end Forks will come with an Integrated Bearing Race built into the crown/steerer tube junction. The integrated race is just a small lip that eliminates the need for a cheap, removable race.


With all of this information taken into consideration, you should be ready to pick out your own new BMX Forks! 

Info Taken from:,2/BMX-Fork-Buying-Guide,1317982