Welcome to the Team, Shawn Franz!

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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!

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Chijioke Okafo Bike Check

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Chijioke Okafo just slapped together a fresh new Calico V2 with another artsy paint job and it looks damn good. Check out a bunch of photos of his new whip after the jump and thanks to Trent Barker for the dope wallride snap!

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Greg Henry Bike Check & Instagram Giveaway

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If you’ve ever seen Greg Henry out riding, odds are good that his bike is some sort of wild custom colour that was the result of a serious art attack. Greg recently did a custom job on his Borato V3 and sent over some photos of it as inspiration for the Instagram contest that we’re launching today.

The GH Art Attack contest is pretty straight forward, here’s what you have to do…

1) Get creative and give your bike the wildest custom paint job you can think of
2) Take a photo, upload it to Instagram and tag us (@macneilbikes) and include the hashtag #MCNLARTATTACK
3) Greg Henry will the be judge for the whole contest and will choose the winner
*Contest open to residents of Canada and USA only

The winner will receive a brand new Borato V3 frame, GH’s ride of choice at the moment. Get creative, get wild, and you could win yourself a fresh new frame! Contest closes Friday, October 24. Check out some more photos of Greg’s bike after the jump and get inspired!

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Welcome to the Team, John Alden!

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We’re pretty stoked on our team from top to bottom but when you get the chance to add another great rider and person to the roster, it’s hard to say no. That being said, we’re stoked to welcome Calgary’s John Alden to the family. John has been killing it for a long time now and has become a solid fixture in not only the Calgary scene but in Canada as well. Watching him roast a great concrete park is something to see and his street chops are just as dialed. John just built up a fresh Borato V3 with CKS forks, 9″ Tabarnak bars and some Defgrips, check out some pics of his whip below and be sure to peep his team page for some dope photos shot by his girlfriend, Kim Procyk. Expect to see more from John soon!

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Chris Silva – Animal Bike Check

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Chris Silva has a new bike check up on the Animal site right now with his Borato V3. Not much has changed since the last one we did with him in the summer, but go give it a look here and take a close look at his prototype axle nuts. You can re-watch the video bike check we did with him in September here too.

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Chris Silva Video Bike Check

Chris Silva is a man of few words, and very particular about what he runs on his bike. While he was out in Vancouver we forced him to run through his bike in between filming some clips. Take a quick run through his Borato V3 with a few prototype pieces, and catch some riding and pegless rail action.
Filmed and edited by Zach Rampen.

Sergey Gal Varsity Bike Check

Our international rider Sergey Gal recently built up a new Varsity bike and put together this video bike check for Kingsbikes.net. If you can’t understand the Ukrainian language, worry not because there are a lot of great riding clips in this worth watching. Thanks to Kings Bikes and Veloplaneta.

Sam Lowe Bike Check On RideBMX

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Same Lowe has a bike check over on RideBMX right now with his Borato V3. The photos were shot earlier in the spring on our Mexico trip, but Sam knows what he likes to ride and you won’t see too much change on his bike over time. Make sure you read the answers to his questions and you’ll get the scoop on a product are working on with him, and an embarrassing Darcy story too. You can find the bike check here.

Dillon Lloyd ‘Diller’ Frame Sneak Peek

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While Dill was in Toronto last week before leaving on a tour with our Canadian distro, Ten Pack, to Ottawa and Montreal, we got a chance to take a few photos of his prototype ‘Diller’ frame that he just recently built up. We’ll be dropping more info on the frame in the next few months but we can tell you that it will be available in this dope trans red colour that Dill is currently running. Check out some more detail photos after the jump and keep checking in to see when you can get your hands on a Diller frame!

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Greg Flag Bike Check

Greg Flag has a couple adult beverages, takes you on a tour of his Borato V3 build with Connect cranks, and Network wheels, then proceeds to get down on some spots in the Vancouver, BC area. For anyone who has never had the opportunity to experience Greg’s weird sense of humour, this is a pretty good introduction.

Dillon LLoyd Bike Check @ Kapok Shop – Hong Kong

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While Dill was in Hong Kong for the Kings of Kong Tour with Éclat last month, he paid a visit to our friends at Kapok Shop. They just posted a bike check they did with him, and if you looks closely you might be able to spy a few prototype pieces on his Borato V3. Check out the full bike check here, and if you’re in China, hit up Kapok Shop for all the best gear in the game.

Ride BMX – Greg Flag Bike Check

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Bike Check: Greg Flag

While Greg was down in Mexico earlier this spring, Ryan Fudger shot a bike check with him detailing his Borato V3 build, with C.K.S. forks, Tabarnak bars, Top Shelf stem, Network wheels, and a lot more. If you thought a bike check could never warm the heart and up lift the soul, then you never read one with Greg. He answers some questions about his particular bike, compares it to a well worn pair of jeans, and shares a heroic story of how he once saved two women from drowning to death. Stop what you’re doing and take a few minutes to read his bike check here.

Chris Silva’s Borato V3 Bike Check @ BMX Union

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Chris Silva recently built up a whole new bike, starting with a Borato V3 frame. If you know Chris then you know that he’s very particular of what he rides. BMX Union has an in depth look at his new bike, and he answers some questions about what he’s been up to and filming for our new DVD, that he’s been hard at work on already. You can check out the full feature here.

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Diller has a bike check over on the Eclat website. You can check out his current ride with all the Eclat and MacNeil parts you can handle here.