Chris Silva – Animal Bike Check


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.


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.

Tristan’s Borato


Check this clean looking Borato build from Tristan L.

In Stock Now: Borato V3


Just a reminder that our popular Borato V3 is out and in stock everywhere. For 2013 we raised the top tube on the frame to 9″, added removable brake mounts, and a Mid BB. Built tough with top and down tube gussets (M logo stamped in to the top gusset too), small dropouts, and clearance for wide tires, this frame can handle whatever you throw at it. Get the full specs and colours here, and hit up your favourite MacNeil dealer or mailorder to get your hands on one.

Chris Silva’s Borato V3 Bike Check @ BMX Union


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.

Young Guns: Justin Hughes’ Borato V3 Build


We’ve been flowing stuff to Dillon’s young protégé Justin Hughes for a little while now, and with all the new parts coming in he freshened up his ride. Here’s a photo of his bright new Borato V3 frame with CKS forks, Tabarnak bars, Top Shelf stem, Fat Cap seat, and all the other MacNeil bells and whistles. Look for a Young Guns edit of Justin to drop soon…

New Frames In Stock!


We just got a drop of all our new frames including Kevin Kiraly’s highly anticipated signature Varsity frame. It features a choice of 20.75″ or 21″ top tube, 13.2″ rear end (slammed), 8.65″ standover height, 11.75″ BB height, 75° head tube angle, 71° seat tube angle, Mid bottom bracket, and stamped top and down tube gussets. It also features a very unique paint job that starts at a matte finish and fades in to a high gloss paint in seafoam green, purple or black. Check out more photos and info on it here, and go check out the flip book we made and re-watch Kevin’s banging promo video while you’re at it too.

Check out the rest of our new frames and info after the jump.

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Jeff Kocsis Bike Check on RideBMX


Jeff has a bike check up on the RideBMX site right now. He’s been traveling all over the US lately, so check out his road tested Borato frame loaded with a mix of MacNeil and Animal parts right here.

New Borato V2 Frame

Our new Borato V2 frame is out now! The frame features all of the same proven geometry as the original, but now with a taller standover height of 8.8″ and a standard 25.4mm seat tube. It’s available in 20″, 20.5″, 20.75″, and 21″ sizes in matte black, raw, and our new bright matte red (shown above). You can pick one up at your local MacNeil dealer or mailorder today.

Chris Martindale Bike Check

Chris Martindale got his new Borato going and sent over a bunch of photos. Check em out!

Frame: MacNeil borato 21″
Forks: MacNeil blazer
Bars: MacNeil xlt 8.25″
Grips: MacNeil zoomers
Stem: MacNeil cel
Headset: MacNeil
Wheelsets: MacNeil primary hubs and dub rims
Tires: odyssey aitken front, fly bikes ruben back
Cranks: MacNeil conjoined
Sprocket: MacNeil primary
Pedals: Old MacNeil slipless pedals. (they have been on the last three bikes)
Pegs: MacNeil fashionably light
Chain: KMC chain
Seat: MacNeil S.L. Seat
Seat post: MacNeil stump