We’re real stoked to welcome Winnipeg shredder and all-around good dude Shawn Franz to the team today! Shawn’s been killing it steady over the last couple years and has made a huge impression in the scene. He’s currently working on his official ‘Welcome to the Team’ edit but for now, have a look at his freshly built Calico V2 complete with our new Apex stem, Default forks, Low Life tires and more after the jump and check out his team page here. Welcome to the family, Shawn!
Chris Silva’s part in ‘Any Means Necessary’ was unreal and the dude put himself through the paces to pull it all together. Watch Silva eat shit repeatedly and wait for his part from the video to drop online soon!
Chijioke Okafo has been a busy man so far this year and the season’s just getting started. He hooked up with the Vice crew a bit ago at the new Mountain Dew Underground park here in Toronto and put together this quick edit of him running through a move that he makes look way too easy. Press play and get motivated!
We’re stoked to be giving our dude Adam Piatek the official and much deserved bump up to the Pro team today! Adam’s been a big part of the family the last few years and has been killing it non-stop. He recently hooked up with his friend Rayden Wickop to put together this edit and it turned out real well. Read what Adam had to say about the edit and the bump below and press play to watch him do his thing. Welcome to Pro, dude!
“A regular day out on Vancouver Island with my good homie Rayden Wickop turned out to exceed our expectations. Combined some other previous footage from all around to create a nice blend. All filmed in Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Poland. Real grateful to be accepted to the MacNeil Bikes Pro team! Nothing but unreal vibes to come!
Our dude Chijioke Okafo has been down with some of the dudes in local Toronto band Cancer Bats for a while and they recently asked him to put together some clips to go along with a song from their new album ‘Searching for Zero.’ Here’s a few words about the whole thing from both the lead singer of Cancer Bats, Liam Cormier, and Chi…
We’re so stoked have this amazing video put together by our talented ripper of a homie Chijioke Okafo! We’ve known Chijioke for a while as a Toronto BMX dominator and have had our minds blown daily following his tail whips on them internets. One day while hanging out with Chijioke, as he built my new bike, I asked if he’d ever want to put something together with one of our jams. I played him “Devils Blood” and was pumped to cut something together! Now we’re way too excited to share this collab with the whole world! – Cancer Bats
When the guys approached me about doing this video, I couldn’t have been more excited! I’ve been listening to Cancer Bats for years and never thought I’d be able to collaborate with them in such a cool way. These guys kick ass and so does the new album! – Chijioke Okafo
Press play and check it out!
This year’s Toronto X-Jam was pretty unreal, more so than usual. The course was amazing and there was a great mix of riders killing it all weekend long. Check out a couple of edits from the weekend including Northern Embassy‘s dynamite edit featuring Greg Henry and Gabe Truax. Gabe pulls some wild shit out in this one, get on that rewind button at the 07:20 mark. Chijioke Okafo shines in the edit below with a dope uprail to fufanu at the 0:50 mark. Shout out to Gabe for taking 8th overall and winning the Best Trick contest!
Back in January, Chris Silva and his dad embarked on a month long road trip from Toronto to Miami all in an attempt to escape the harsh Canadian winter and bask in some Southern sun. Silva also wanted to check off some bucket list items of famous spots that he’s seen in videos throughout the years and was lucky enough to find some newer ones along the way.
They hit a ton of cities, but most notable were: Nashville, Tennessee; Athens, Georgia; Orlando, Miami and back up the coast to Jacksonville in Florida. High tailing it through the Carolinas they hit up the White House and Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; gambled in Atlantic City and finally got to New York/New Jersey where Silva hit up the Animal warehouse for a quick sesh and did some site seeing in the Big Apple.
Press play and go along for the ride with the Portuguese Hand Grenade and his pops.
By now, everyone knows what to expect from a Sam Lowe edit: straight fire. It’s been a while since some Sam footy’s dropped and this one will be sure to hold people over for a bit once again. Filmed all over the Vancouver area, Sam throws down some heavy bangers that you’ll want to rewind a couple times. Press play and enjoy!
Filmed and edited by Taylor Elvy.
Near the end of the summer Greg Flag, Amos Franke and filmer Zach Rampen took a trip through the interior of British Columbia and ended up stopping off in Dawson Creek. The locals were rad as hell and took them out to session their private outdoor ramp. The dudes had a blast and came through with some dope clips for this edit that has us all dreaming of summer right about now. Press play and enjoy!
Flimed and edited by Zach Rampen.
Ed Pollio and the crew at 5050 Skatepark down in Staten Island, NY are hooking up a screening of ‘Any Means Necessary’ on Sunday, February 15. The video is set to play at 9PM and it’s an all ages, all sports affair for only $10 from 7PM – 10PM. Greg Henry and some of the BMXFU dudes will be on hand as well and you’ll be able to get yourself a FREE copy if you don’t already have one. Get out there and have some fun!