More from the Pit...


Sorry for my lack of post as of late... Mondo and I have been pretty slammed but I'll try to do better. In the mean time here's a few pics from our last day we rode the step-up.

enjoy...

Fernando Sabat is full of sweet moves like this 1 hand 1 foot x-up seat grab...

Running Man?

Not Running...man.


Chad is pretty new to leaving the ground on a bike but he's getting the hang of it... now if he can just keep his damn feet on the pedals he'd be Ahh-ight.

Chad Carothers makes an expression that is usually followed by a flushing toilet...

Between the bouts of clicking meniscus that have been keeping me off my bike and in the office... I have been working hard on dialing in 360's as this is one trick I've struggled with my entire riding career.


I even pulled out a vertical 3 the other day... it's been a while.

SE Racing's own Fernando Sabat
Sabat spins and dips




New 2010 Products in the warehouse now...






Finally some the 2010 Black Market products have cleared the customs house and found their way to the Dirtec Direct warehouse in Valencia.

Who is Dirtec Direct??? Good question. Dirtec Direct is a new US distribution company started by Atomlab's Mike Flaherty designed to focus on smaller, rider owned brands that may not receive the representation the need and deserve.

Why Dirtec Direct??? A lot of the larger distributors and shops are locked into the large corporate brands who place demands on their shops to carry certain products with huge minimum quantities severely limiting the number and variety of products.

For me the one of the most exciting things in our new line is the Tech 9 fork... it's been a long time coming but worth the wait.
Finally in stock and ready to ship... the all new Tech 9 rigid fork features:

Tapered & butted legs
Internally fluted & CNC'D steer tube
Full heat treated chromoly construction
Available in either 395mm or 415mm axle to crown
CNC'D compression bolt with threaded steerer included
Limited lifetime warranty
Weight 2 lbs. 9 oz.

Black or clear coated raw

$119.99 USD

Tech 9
Tech 9 compression bolts...
Now if fork companies would start threading their steerers with a simple Universal fine thread... we could all get rid of star-nuts for good.
New colors for 2010 on the way too... Underboss, Revolver Lites, Grips and more
UB 31.8mm

Cartridge headsets in both 42mm & 44mm and multiple colors coming soon.

More new colors coming your way...

Killswitch print seats

Pile O C4 pedals in pretty colors...
$15.99 USD

End plugs and Adam Hauck grips in new colors...

The Collar seat clamp in 30mm or 34.9mm

Vertical option for the Killswitch...

More to come...


ROAD 34 SUPERFLY JUMP JAM MAY 1ST...


The guys at the Road 34 Bike Shop & Bar... that's right... a bike shop & bar under the same roof... I've been to this contest in the past and it went off!!! I will do my best to make it again, from the looks of it the jumps are dialed compared to a few of the past events. I'm pretty sure this event actually started in someone's tiny back yard trail set-up.

Get there if you can.

More from Adam's Winter Get~A~Way...


No story... just some pics from a day of riding with Adam in the L.A./ O.C. area... from Anaheim to the Santa Monica Mtns.

Enjoy...

Adam had to do at least 10 of these while my flash failed to fire and I missed the trick more than once... Luckily he has these on lock.

Foot jam at the Brookhurst park in Anaheim.

Jimmy Hoffa???
L.A.P.D.'s sick new patrol cars were everywhere as we tried to get near the Chinese Theater but it was Oscar night...

We took time to shoot Adam's new fb photo...


Se Vende.

Local O.G. invert at Chavez Park in E. Los Angeles.

I guess it's a good hot dog...

Fam Jam East L.A. Style.

Adam throws a casual "Blue Steel" gaze at height... Cesar Chavez Park.

Adam gets everything he can out of a 12" lip at Kenter in the Santa Monica Mtns.


Adam's Mob by Chad Carother's




My friend Chad Carothers has been helping us out with a lot of our graphics for the past year and this certainly is no exception... Chad hand painted Adam's new Mob a few months ago using elements of Adam's life and interest.

Check out the final product.



Leo Combee & Bartek Obuwicz web edit...

Leo Combee in an up and coming rider out of Croatia who we are helping out a bit... Leo's got barspins dialed... anywhere apparently.


New Vishneviy Edit...

Vishneviy is in Barcelona right now with friends escaping the harsh Russian winter but in the mean time... here's short edit with some big tricks...

Мини-профайл Вишневого 09-10 from Hellride.ru on Vimeo.


Taipei Bike Show... Part 1


Changes of scenery.....

I just got back from a 4 day trip to Taipei where I met with suppliers and started working on 2011 stuff. I was hanging out at the Atomlab/Corsair booth with Mike Flaherty and Pablo Tafoya most of the weekend. We didn't show anything but I did take a few random pics of the show and my trip in general so, enjoy.

The view from my seat could not have changed more drastically in the course of a 15 hour flight than if we were to land on the moon... from the sunny warm beaches of Venice...

... to barren glacier peaks and ice fields in the middle of the ocean...

...to the hectic scooter filled streets of Taipei...


Taipei at 4am... jet lag blows!!!


Adam's Winter Get-A-Way... Index Day at the Pit.


As you may or may not know by now... Adam and I have been assisting X-Fusion's suspension guru Anthony Trujillo, in the development of the all new X-Fusion 02 RCX rear shock that will come on the Killswitch when they are released in Spring. With X-Fuision's help we have dialed in the 02 RCX to stand up to the demands dirt jumping and slopestyle put on a shock and it's preformed very solid.

One of our goals during Adam's recent 2 week stay was to film a short web edit for the all new 02 RCX but thanks to a wet winter the filming didn't happen this day but we did get some good photos shooting for an Index Ink ad.

Take a look... I can only share the throw-a-ways for now.

Chad setting up his portable graphic for Index's Day at the Pit...

Chad and Adam harass Dylan's friend for no reason...

Index Ink shredders, Adam Hauck and Dylan Stark.

Adam enjoyed the change of scenery and weather as well as the opportunity to shovel dirt instead of snow... He and I put in roughly 8 hours of shovel time dialing in the new step-up. Now if I can catch the F'n 50 riders who keep tearing up our work.

This is the first day of my entire 30+ year riding career where I actually consistently spun 360's over a jump and for it to have been on the Killswitch blows my mind and makes me want to ride my bike more!!!

Adam working on his levitation skills...

Dylan Stark throws a perfect tuck 3 but I missed this one... Barely.
But I didn't miss them all...

Houston... We have a problem...

Adam hits a 1 hand no foot can as the weather rolls in again...

More to come...