There’s a ton of content on the web at this point in the game and bike checks make up a decent chunk of that content. It seems like everyone’s doing them these days and it’s hard to keep up. Being of the slightly older BMX crowd by today’s standards, I appreciate a good looking BMX bike. It seems like today, there are a shit load of bikes out there that are the standard issue indoor park bike, the standard issue street bike, etc. Half of them are colored like a high speed collision of Skittles and Mountain Dew, or are sunk deep deep deep into the black hole of flat black spray paint hell. However, there are still a lot of great looking bikes out there and riders who put some time and effort into making sure that everything is on point or out of the ordinary aesthetically–here are some great looking bikes that I’ve had saved on my desktop for a while now. So the next time you’re trying to figure out whether to get that brown seat to match your chrome bars or red walls for your green frame, hit up this feature for some inspiration.
Hoang Tran’s Subrosa Villicus V2
I cruised down to San Diego one day to kick it with the Shadow team and shot some photos of Hoang Tran’s bike while he was hanging around during their stay. I’m a big fan of the way his bike looks–everything comes together into one compact, tough looking package. With a muted paint job loaded every which way with Subrosa, Odyssey, and GSport components, this is a sturdy, great looking vessel.