Triple Backflip is in the Books!

Jed Mildon (Unit Clothing) pulled the first ever TRIPLE BACKFLIP yesterday! I am almost speechless at the level of insanity that bike riding has made it to. So............. triple frontie soon?

Fogel' Return

Jack Fogelquist has been out of commission for a while with a broken foot, but thankfully he's all healed up and shredding again as usual. Jack definitely puts his step-up to work with some serious bangers, and ends it with some good high speed single-track runs. Enjoy!

Jack Fogelquist Rides Santa Cruz from davin Pena on Vimeo.

Vishneviy Wins First Ever Russian BMX Championship

A big congratulations goes out to our own Pavel "Vishneviy" Dmitrivich for becoming the first Russian BMX Champion... Vishneviy killed it against some really stiff competition... good work!!! 
26 is where it's at...

Enjoy the gratuitous Judas Priest too!!! 

Pavel takes the top spot as the Russian BMX Champ on a 26!!!

 I'm betting this is a double whip...

Чемпионат России по BMX - Air Connection Contest from Polukarov Andrey on Vimeo.

The BEST Competition in BMX

In case you've been stuck under a soundproof rock shelter for the past few weeks, you already know about Nike's "The Pool". It has already been regarded by nearly every rider/participant as the BEST comp to ever take place. It was just a fun time and for all, a great format, and a general good vibe. Like all major comps, there were videos floating all around the internet from different perspectives. Well, Nike has just released their "Official" Pool video, with the whole story behind the event. I know this isn't MTB, but I just HAD to put up something about it. Enjoy!

Test video -Lucent productions

Jake Kinney & Woodward West

Black Market's own pro rider Jake Kinney has finally started his new job as the MTB Director of Woodward West. That being said, we all know some great things are sure to come out of that. Woodward has already rebuild a major portion of the MTB hill with help from Zack Dank and Jake. This season is going to be special for all of you first-timers, as Woodward is offering $100 off your first week at camp! Follow the Facebook link for details, and be sure to check out all the hard work that Jake is doing, and thank him when you get up to camp.

Jake throwing a smooth whip over the big step-up on the hill, on his Killswitch.
The Dank Crew does the BEST work on dirt!

MTB power Hour

Tony Baude and Karl Schnabel from Germany have been sending in videos once or twice a year and they always outdo the last... this one is no exception. Enjoy some fun creative lines and a little gay man hug at the end from Tony -N- Karl...

Hey Tony, Karl... if you keep hugging at the end of your edits... people are gonna talk...
I'm just sayin'.... Good riding though!!!

Just the Scraps

I was going through my hard drive and found a ton of random scrap clips laying around that had no use. So, I just decided to slam em together, ad a catchy song, and hope for the best. Riders include: Kevin Sorichetti, Kalin Law, Rick Nolte, Carter Holland and Jake Kinney. Enjoy!

More Red Bull Ride N Style Craziness

This edit is pretty much non-stop action... enjoy.

WT Red Bull Ride+Style from Matt Reyes on Vimeo.

Black Market Product Update Spring 2011

Product Update Spring 2011

I've been patiently waiting for our samples to arrive after the Taipei Bike Show so we could get some photos out to the world... Here's my first real chance so here goes... Hope you like we we have to offer...

Easily the most sought after BlkMrkt product of 2010... The Killswitch, makes it's return for 2011 in all new Shock & Awe graphics. The Killswitch features 100mm of progressive travel, take the edge off your landings without taking the edge off your riding.

100mm of travel provided by our own Hammer Link Suspension
and the Black Market Tuned X-Fusion 02 RCX.

Horizontal drop outs included... Vertical or Maxle optional.

73mm Euro BB Shell doubles as massive replaceable axle/ main pivot. 
All threaded inserts are easily replaceable too.

The popular Bada Boom bars have received a new look and a lot more colors to chose from... 
Here's the all new Bada Boom Way Low to show the new graphics and colors:

Bada Boom Features:
Made from custom drawn and butted 7075 T6 Al. with bead blasted center and polished grip area.
Incremental cut marks and bar centering/rotation marks for easy accurate installation. 

Bar Dimensions:
31.8mm Bada Boom 1.5" x 30"/ 762mm
31.8mm Bada Boom 2" x 29"/ 736mm

25.4mm Bada Boom 3" x 28"/ 710mm
25.4mm Bada Boom 2" x 28"/ 710mm

Bar Sweep:
8* Back
6* Up

 The new 22.2mm bar clamp Underboss with 6mm hardware is our latest offering in stems making the Underboss available in all known bar sizes. Fully CNC'D from 6061 T6 Aluminum with massive internal machining and M5 hardware with 6mm heads to keep'er light and strong.
6 colors to chose from...

Underboss stems available in 22.2mm, 25.4mm or 31.8mm bar clamp sizes.

Next is the Speed Collar... this little piece comes standard with the Killswitch and will also come on the Roam. Available sizes 27.2mm and 34.9mm...
Features: CNC'D from 6061 T6 Al. with 6mm hardware and replaceable nut.
6 Colors

 The new Molly Hatchet heat treated, butted 4130 chromoly 22.2mm bar 
available in 2" or 3" x 29" wide...


Black (2")
Chrome ( Shown with last year's art. 2" )

The long awaited debut of our NSF is finally going to hit the streets with another interesting project hot on it's heels. The NSF is geared at being an fixed/single speed commuter/ bar bike with an attitude and stout enough to trick ride on without fear of folding under you.

The NSF will come in Clear Raw only for the first run with the 40oz. fork coming in Clear Raw, Black or White.

The NSF's only markings are the Canadian Made pewter headbadge and dual stamped head tube and down tube gussets.

Laser cut bridges and our Chopped seat tube allow 700c x 50c tire clearance & short 15.7" chainstays.

Clean, short Taper Lock drop outs and enough clearance for a 700c x 50c tire.

100% Full Heat Treated Chromoly
Taper Lock Drop Outs
Intergrated 45/45 Headset
68mm Euro BB
73* Head Angle
73* Seat Angle
65mm BB Drop
400mm/ 15.7 Chainstay
120mm Wheel Spacing
Brake Mounts: No
Dual stamped "blkmrkt" head tube and down tube gussets.

47c TT 558.5mm
50c TT 574.6mm
53c TT 590.5mm
55c TT 600 mm
58c TT 615mm

This next project (the Street Fiend) was originally going to be the first of the my designs for a fixie, but  I was nervous about releasing a brand new frame into a new market that we knew nothing and start by pushing a new lower sloping top tube fixed gear design and using 26" wheels to boot.

I decided to go with the NSF first and continued working on this next design on my own. I am the first one to admit I don't fully understand how to ride these bikes but with the Street Fiend, I'm at least starting to understand it a bit better because the frame is small enough for me to get off of when shit gets ugly and when my feet can't stop rotating and are strapped to the pedals shit gets ugly almost immediately.

There are a few very minor changes that will be made to production but other than those this is what you're going to see. Here is the Street Fiend.

Small Street Fiend shown with 26" x 2.1" tires

Large Street Fiend with 700c x 35c tires and the new 40oz. fork...
Full info and photos for 40oz. forks coming soon.
*5mm BB Drop for perfect double peg height...

Street Fiend BB/ Seat Tube junction with our Chopped seat tube.

100% Full Heat Treated Chromoly
Taper Lock Drop Outs
Intergrated 45/45 Headset

Fits 700c or 26" wheels and up to 2.1" tires
73* Head Angle
75* Seat Angle
5mm BB Drop
381mm/ 15" w/ 26"
400mm/ 15.7 w/700c
Brake Mounts: No

Dual stamped "blkmrkt" head tube and down tube gussets.

Small/ 14" Seat Tube / 22"/ 560mm Top Tube
Medium/ 16" Seat Tube / 22.6"/ 575mm Top Tube
Large/ 18" Seat Tube / 23.22"/ 590mm Top Tube

Mob, Malice and Contraband images and update in a few days...

Adam Hauck is Coming Back

What's the first thing you want to do after healing from an injury? RIDE and LEARN, well, Adam Hauck did just that recently at Highland MTB Park. Thanks to Clinton McMahon for the video.

Nic Genovese Is Awesome

Nic Genovese makes sick videos, and we made a sick one. Nic and I made a quick stop in the city on are way home and made a quicky in the mud. it turned out sick. check it!

Justin Wyper on

Rick Nolte, Sittin' Sideways

A little over a year ago, Tate Roskelley dropped an insane web video with all sorts of unique tricks that left peoples jaws on the floor. When I watched the video with Rick Nolte, he instantly grabbed his bike and we were off to ride with our new inspiration. In true "Nolte" fashion, Rick had his mind set on a flat slide and wouldn't give up until it was pulled. Needless to say, the outcome is insane! HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU RICK!

Osaka Funny in HD

Our Japanese distributor, TKC has been waiting patiently for the NSF and Molly Hatchet's to finally become available. In the mean time, Osaka Funny has been around the world putting his Molly's thru the ringer...

Smooth 6 stair 180

by Teisuke Morimoto

Wouter Weylandt Dies After Giro D'Italia Stage 3 Crash.

Wouter Weylandt

The cycling world loses top Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt to a fatal crash while descending the Passo del Bocco during this year's Giro D'Italia stage 3 race. Weylandt, who won this same stage in last year's Giro, was descending the Bocco but had fallen off the back a bit when he looked back to see where the other riders were, he clipped a wall at a high speed sending him into another wall.

Paramedics tried to revive Weylandt for 40 minutes...

"We are attempting to work out the precise sequence of events," the race's medical head, Professor Giovanni Tredici, said, before describing his attempts to save the Belgian's life with other doctors and with the help of the race's mobile reanimation unit. "He was unconscious with a fracture of the skull base and facial damage. After 40 minutes of cardiac massage we had to suspend the resuscitation because there was nothing more we could do.
"The situation was already desperate when we began to try to save him. I believe I arrived on the scene 20 or at most 30 seconds after the accident. The ambulance arrived after about 90 seconds but we continued reanimation attempts on the road because of the urgency of the situation."
Weylandt was in his fifth year as a professional cyclist, was looking forward to becoming the father of his first child and was racing this season for the newly formed Luxembourg-based Leopard Trek team. His biggest wins were stage victories in the 2010 Giro d'Italia and the 2008 Tour of Spain. His team were due to decide whether to continue the race.
"The team is left in a state of shock and sadness and we send all our thoughts and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Wouter," said Leopard Trek's general manager, Brian Nygaard. "This is a difficult day for cycling and for our team and we should all seek support and strength in the people close to us."
Serious accidents are almost an everyday occurrence in cycling but deaths are comparatively rare. Weylandt is the fourth cyclist to die during the Giro d'Italia and the first since 1986 but his was the first death in one of the major Tours since the fatal crash suffered by the Italian Olympic champion Fabio Casartelli on the descent of the Col du Portet d'Aspet in the 1995 Tour de France.
Unlike their French counterparts following the death of Casartelli, on Monday the Giro organisers suspended the post-race ceremonials. The British cyclist David Millar took over the pink race leader's jersey after an escape late in the stage – the third British cyclist to wear the jersey in the history of the Giro – but said he had not even put it on after the race and he may not choose to wear it on Tuesday as a sign of respect. "I can't even imagine what his family are going through," Millar said.
Asked if the death following a crash showed the sport was too dangerous, he said: "It was one of the million things that we have to go through. Our sport is very tragic at times, it has been throughout its history, but we get mixed up in a lot of stupid things in this sport.
His compatriot Mark Cavendish said on Twitter: "Things like this shouldn't happen. Absolutely sick to the stomach."
A statement from the International Cycling Union (UCI) read: "On behalf of the whole cycling family, the UCI president, Pat McQuaid, wishes to extend his deepest sympathies to all members of Weylandt's family, all his friends and team-mates, but also to all his colleagues on the Giro, who will have to overcome their grief to continue in the race."
Bradley Wiggins, who was not riding the Giro, tweeted: "Days like this put this great sport we love into perspective, Wouter rest in peace now mate, thoughts are now with the family and friends." 
Weylandt as he wins last year's Stage 3 field sprint at last year's Giro

*taken from

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and co-riders of Wouter's.

Ride Hard Wouter.

Schmob City Daze/ Red Bull Teaser

Here's a cool edit from last week's Red Bull Ride N Style fixed gear event in San Francisco I found on enjoy.

Full edit from Red Bull soon including perfect fixed Kozo's backflip... nuts!!!

I spent a few days in San Francisco for the Red Bull Ride n Style. I had a great time and met a ton of new people. These are some clips I got while I was there.
The first part of the video is a compilation of street riding. Appearances by:
-Tom Lamarche
-Matt Spencer
-Joe Mckeag
-Nikko Jow
-Tyler Louie
-Miles Mathia

Track: You're the One-The Black Keys

The second part is a teaser for the upcoming edit I'm working on from the Red Bull trick comp, featuring Chris Fonseca, Josh Boothby, Joe Mckeag, Matt Reyes, Matt Montoya, Nasty, and Tyler Johnson.

Big thanks to everyone I met and rode with. Feel free to hit me up anytime to meet up and or find me on FB.

Edit by Shane Hunt

Matt Jamieson's Interview with Behind Magazine

Black Market's UK team rider Matt Jamieson has an interview up with Behind Magazine. Matt speaks about his street riding, fixies, and his fixation with painting his bike. There are some great photos and a couple videos to go with it as well. Click the link and enjoy!

Tough As Hell

Somehow, I completely forgot about this video, but thankfully the trailer made it online. "Tough As Hel" was AtomLab's DVD from 4 years ago, and it just so happens to star our very own Carter Holland and Adam Hauck. The video is a great watch and worth the effort to track down. I'll try to upload my dvd online to make it easy for all of you. For now, enjoy the trailer!

Put Yo Hands Up!

Snapped a nice shot of Kevin Sorichetti with a "Monkey Plant" aka Topside-Handplant on the 15ft vert wall at the Clairemont Skatepark in San Diego. Enjoy!