Author: JBall

Icarus – Manchester Tapes Pt 1

It’s really exciting to see a crew arising from England again. Since the death of Ninja Cats, I wasn’t sure if I was ever gonna see a scene out there again. Sure enough, Icarus is holding it down. While the editing is a bit experimental and jarring at times, the shred has some raw 08 vibes that I’m digging a lot. The line at the 1:56 mark was real fresh too, I wanna see a whole edit of that guy.

The Official SMC TOP 10 FGFS RIDERS of 2020

Today we present to you our picks for the top 10 FGFS riders of 2020. This isn’t necessarily a “best riders” list, but more so who was putting in the most work and pushing themselves in 2020. Enjoy and stay tuned for the “Top 10 Trick Track Riders of 2020” list to follow very soon!

Wheel Talk | The Sun Never Sets

Another instant classic via Wheel Talk. The NorCal boys shredding hard per usual with some nice visuals thanks to Slum. Boothby and Congo went hard in this one! Can’t wait to join one of these sessions soon. Full gallery here

TALES OF THE WEST COAST FULL LENGTH

This one gets the SMC seal of approval. Man, really really proud of Guillermo for pulling through with this and putting together a full comprehensive video. He’s had this vision and has been working at it for about two years, you can definitely tell a lot of hours went into it. So many good tricks, so many good riders, and a really good look into the LA cycling scene as a whole. I’m not that involved in most of the cycling scene so it’s good that Memo is out here documenting it and spreading the good word of trick track. Hell I haven’t even heard of most of the dudes doing tricks in this and I can’t tell you how excited that gets me for the future of this scene. Your boy even got some clips of that I was pretty stoked on around the 15:50 mark. Hyped to be part of it.

On the filmmaking side, Guillermo absolutely crushed it. Really great shots of LA, the tricks, the mashing, and the music choices were on point. Job well done Memo and everyone involved. If you liked this and want to support, make sure you check out Slowwheelz Cycling!

Crew Defender Complete FGFS Review

We got our hands on the Crew Defender, one of the only complete FGFS-esque bikes on the market right now thanks to the kind people at City Grounds, so I decided to give my two cents on the bike! Hit “read more” for a more in depth analysis on the bike.

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