It's Gonna Be Alright with Jerad Fischer


Jared Fischer is a true inspiration. Even after losing part of his left leg in a DJ accident he probably spends more time on his bike then you. Watch this and be inspired... 

Benny Phillips Takes it to the Dirt


Getting it done from Down Under. Benny hits some huge jumps and lands some huge moves in his latest for the Unit Riders and Black Market.

Martin Knorr with some Techy Leftovers


This should be Martin Knorr's last edit on his old Contraband. He just got a new one and is getting it built up now. Always fun to see some new moves from the Dutch rider. 

2012 Sea Otter Photo Rama



Suzie and I got home from the annual Sea Otter pilgrimage late yesterday afternoon and I've found some time to catch up a little on the blog. 

Profile/ Black Market 2012 Sea Otter Classic

Termite and his lovely wife Sue helped us out tremendously this week... thanks so much, always great to see you!!! 

Termite and the only 2 Profile Team riders shorter than him...

Trevor Perelson came by and shared some words of wisdom and some banjo pickin'...

Termite and Tammy Donahue 

Cedar Keys, our Nor Cal sales rep was in helping from time to time giving us a precious break to go check out the  that is Sea Otter.

Nor Cal BMX legend and event announcer Al Roybal chats about the days of BMX past with Gus from Profile... Huge thanks to Gus and Profile for help making this weekend successful. Profile kicked down prizes for both this weekend's Bunny Hop Contest as well as the Contraband raffle give-away at the Santa Cruz MTb Festival last weekend.




Jake's Killswitch takes center stage at Loaded 

 Jake Kinney, Justin Wyper and Adam Hauck all helped out this weekend... thanks guys!

Jake Kinney rode well in the both Rain or Shine Jump Jam ending up 8th and 9th in the Nativ Eyewear Speed and Style event with stylin' suicides like this...

I managed to ride my Edit1 into 16th out of 32 qualifiers and ended up 13th overall... not too shabby.

Justin Wyper made the SRAM Jump Jam Finals but couldn't put together a clean run. 

We threw and impromptu Bunny Hop Contest on Friday that ended up with an amazing turnout of over 20 amateur riders and 7 or so of today's top MTB and BMX pros all competing for Pro Bragging Rights or P.B.R.'s.

Thanks to Profile Racing and Nativ Eyewear who threw down prizes for the Am's and saw a rider known only as the Unicorn take home a brand new set of Profile Racing cranks for his work. 2nd Place walked away with Black Market Bada Booms and Lock-Down grips while 3rd took home a sweet pair of polarized Nativ sunglasses.

Lane Daniels came by the booth on Thursday and first to set the bar at 36" Fixed!!!

I don't even get how he does it...

 CRAZY!!!

 
The Bunny Hop bar was great to just get people riding and having fun on their bikes...



Getting in some warm up before the contest later...

 Whoa... hold on... she's gettin' away from you...

Goin' up...

 I got stuck on 32" on day 1 but cleared 36" and just missed 38" on Saturday... Still no where near Martin's 49" hop for P.B.R.'s ( Pro Braggin' Rights)

This is the amateur who won the first ever Black Market/ Profile Bunny Hop Contest... He was known only as the Unicorn named for the pretty decorations you can see on his frame. His steed helped him be the only unpaid rider to clear 36" receiving a set of Profile Cranks for his hopping efforts.


Martin Soderstrom's P.B.R. Winning Hop of almost 49" on a 26"... Taking out fellow MTB Bunny Hop Specialist Aaron Chase, Jeff Lenosky, Cody Gessel, Ben Glassen as well as a slew of BMXer's including Mike Grey, who all thought they had the 26"er's number. They were wrong...

Some coverage from the Otter by PlusSizeBMX.com... Enjoy!!!


PSBMX at Sea Otter Day 1 from PlusSizeBMX on Vimeo.



Sea Otter Day 2 from PlusSizeBMX on Vimeo.



Sea Otter Day 3 from PlusSizeBMX on Vimeo.



Sea Otter Speed and Style from PlusSizeBMX on Vimeo.

It was a great weekend with great weather friends and bikes... what more could you want???

See you next year!!!

Benny Phillips and Conor Macfarlane Take 1st & 2nd in Queenstown

Last week the Teva Mountain Games took place in Queenstown, New Zealand and the BlkMrkt riders Benny Phillips and Conor Macfarlane dominated taking 1st & 2nd in the Slopestyle contest.

Benny stomped a doublebackie in his winning run while Conor was throwing clean tuck no handed backflips for the 2nd spot on the podium. Great job guys!!!

I haven't been able to find much yet but here's what I've got for now...

Benny rode his Malice to first with moves like flip/bars and doublebacks... awesome job Benny.

Conor Macfarlane rode his Killswitch to a 2nd place finish... stoked!!!

Bonus Sequence of Benny getting ready for Teva...

Dialed...
Sequence by Dave Mcombe

Kazy on the Streets of Kyoto

BlkMrkt supported and KNS.LO crew rider Kazy rides with smooth street style with lots of hop 3's on his rigid 26"... Enjoy!!!


Contraband Complete Builds Featuring Profile Racing Hubs and Cranks...



It's been a long time since we've had complete bikes and I'm stoked to announce that we now have a few different build kits available for the Contraband. All build kits are sourced and assembled in the USA and some even feature American Made Profile Racing hubs and cranks. 




All BlkMrkt cockpit includes Molly Hatchet 2" or 3" Chromoly bars with a 22.2mm Underboss stem, Adam Hauck Signature grips and a 42mm Cartridge HS.

 Profile Racing SS hubs laced to Sun Rhyno Lts bolted to a BlkMrkt Tech9 completes the front end...



I very proud we are able to offer real American Made Profile Racing cranks and hubs standard on this model with upgrades available for the new Elite hubs with Sun Envy rims for the ultimate build.


Here are the specifics:

CONTRABAND RIGID ENTRY MSRP$1100.00 * not shown

FRAME:     CONTRABAND
FORK:       TECH9 26"
HS:            BLKMRKT CARTRIDGE
BAR:          BLKMRKT MOLLY HATCHET 2" OR 3"
STEM:       BLKMRKT UNDERBOSS 22.2MM
GRIPS:      BLKMRKT ADAM HAUCK SIGNATURE
CRANKS:  GRAVITY STEP-UP W/BASH 175MM 32T
CHAIN:      Z410
PEDALS:   BLKMRKT C4
SEAT:       PIVOTAL BLACK
POST:       PIVOTAL BLACK
WHEELS:  SUN PUNCH 15T
TIRES:      KENDA
BRAKES   HAYES DYNO HYD.



PRO LEVEL RIGID: PROFILE SS VERSION MSRP $1500.00 ** FEATURED MODEL


FRAME:        CONTRABAND

FORK:           TECH9 26"

HS:               BLKMRKT CARTRIDGE

BAR:             BLKMRKT MOLLY HATCHET 2" OR 3"

STEM:          BLKMRKT UNDERBOSS 22.2MM

GRIPS:         BLKMRKT ADAM HAUCK SIGNATURE
CRANKS:      PROFILE MTB W/ OUTBOARD EURO
SPROCKET: BLKMRKT REVOLVER LITE 28T
CHAIN:         Z410
PEDALS:      BLKMRKT C4
SEAT:          PIVOTAL BLACK
POST:          PIVOTAL BLACK
WHEELS:     PROFILE SS HUBS SILVER W/ SUN MTX 29 BLACK 13T
TIRES:         KENDA
BRAKES      HAYES DYNO HYD. *not pictured



                                  PRO LEVEL CIRCUS: PROFILE SS VERSION MSRP $1800.00 *not shown

FRAME:        CONTRABAND
FORK:           MANITOU CIRCUS AIR 80MM
HS:               BLKMRKT CARTRIDGE
BAR:             BLKMRKT MOLLY HATCHET 2" OR 3"
STEM:          BLKMRKT UNDERBOSS 22.2MM
GRIPS:         BLKMRKT ADAM HAUCK SIGNATURE
CRANKS:      PROFILE MTB W/ OUTBOARD EURO
SPROCKET: BLKMRKT REVOLVER LITE 28T
CHAIN:         Z410
PEDALS:      BLKMRKT C4
SEAT:          PIVOTAL BLACK
POST:          PIVOTAL BLACK
WHEELS:     PROFILE SS HUBS SILVER W/ SUN MTX 29 BLACK 13T
TIRES:         KENDA
BRAKES      HAYES DYNO HYD. 


                

Look for similar build kits to be applied to the Killswitch, Edit1 and Malice when they arrive.


Contact us at BlkMrktSales@gmail.com for details or call 714.202.0970.




Kevin Sorichetti: SD represent!!!

Kevin has become such a shredder and all around nice guy... it's always fun to watch him boost the tallest quarter in the park or send a perfect flair.
Thanks to Kalin Law for the photos.

YMCA bowl whip. 

Riding his local dirt spot, Miracle in S.D.





Black Market Cartel: Japan Mr. A shreds the streets...

Mr. A is one of the only riders on a Strett Fiend proto and he's definitely had input into the final version about to be released... more info soon.

Until then enjoy Mr. A's flow...



Mr A


Pavel Alekhin goes to Vienna Air King

Pavel shreds his way to this year's Vienna Air King...


Plus a bonus 3 whip sequence and huge tuck frontie from a recent event in Russia.




Pavel "Vishnivey" Alekhin