Sep 03 2015

Profile Europe’s Phil Aller: Rig Check

Here’s a couple photos of my bike setup with my new bits. Thanks for that.
Gave my barcode a lick of paint too.
Bike is dialled, love it.
Also, here’s a couple photos from our camping trip down in Cornwall last weekend.
Built a small jump for my friend’s son to learn to jump. He loved it. I did too!
Riding photos Steev B (@steevccm)

-Phil Aller

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Aug 31 2015

Jake Seeley’s “Botanic” colorway available today!

Thanks to Jake Seeley for his support and for working with us on his second limited colorway for 2015.

Here is the “Botanic” line….

This will be the last limited color way Profile will be offering for 2015. Available in RHD and LHD Mini and Elite hubs as well as multiple sized Push Stems.

Contact your local bike shop or Distributor for availability.

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Aug 31 2015

Mulville. Pittsburgh. Again

After spending many years off and on in Pittsburgh, It has definitely gained a huge spot in my heart.
Not only is it full of amazing Bmx spots, beautiful landscape, good eats and great bands, but it is full of some of my best friends that I’ve ever met!
It has been a little over 3 years since I lived in Pittsburgh, PA. and since then, I have only had a few very short stops through town for maybe a day or two tops.
So after chatting with the good folks here at Profile, I was able to make it possible to do a solid 5 day stay in the city of champions.

This adventure started right as I landed, as I saw my best pal: Bobby Valentines car outside of baggage claim. I was already super excited to see that he was there awaiting my arrival, but to my surprise, I seen another good pal of mine and Bmx legend: Nutter ( who was staying in the Burgh only a few days) step outside Bob’s car. My excitement definitely grew and grew and I was getting more anxious waiting for my damn bags to hurry the hell up!
Finally the bags come out and I am greeted with another one of my favorite people waiting in Bob’s car: The newly Green Card official Chaz Mann from England!
We got straight into riding pretty quickly after my arrival at a cool local metal park called Sheraden, where we were meet up with by another amazing Pittsburgh pal: Mark Potoczny!
Well needless to say, This was only the start of one of the best trips I’ve had to date!

Each and every day was stacked to the brim with Bmx, friends and the best times together!
Day two was spent firstly at the amazing indoor BIKE park there called: The Wheel mill. Bob V. Mark P. and myself were soon met up with by Cameron Nicols and another Bmx legend: Kris Bennett. We spent a good few hours just ripping around each room and tiring ourselves out pretty heavily. But in no way was it a bad idea. The amazing day two was topped off by a BBQ at the Bennett’s house with non stop laughs and good times.

The next few days were spent mainly in the Woods of Pittsburgh getting in a little bit of shovel work with the boys and riding some of the best jumps I’ve ever rode!
One of the nights happened to be during a fest in the Burgh called Bike Pittsburgh. During this fest, one of my favorite bands who happen to be local called: “Grand Piano” were playing there that night too. As always they put on a badass show and they were nice enough to give Bob and me permission to use of of their songs for my Profile Web edit from the trip.

I can’t thanks all my buddies in the woods for all the hard work they’ve put in and sculpting perfect jumps! Thanks so much Ryan Popple, J, Scott, Mark Potoczny, Tom Arkus, Mike Cottle, Chaz Mann, Brian Yeagle, Zoolander, Shafer and Cole for letting me enjoy the works of art and for all the good times!
Thanks to Everyone else involved in making this trip such an amazing time and huge thanks to Profile for getting there, Bobby and Jolie Valentine for the non stop hospitality and again, Bobby for filming / editing my Profile edit, making me “Best Man” at your wedding and being one of the best people I’ve ever met.
- Mark M.




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Aug 26 2015

Mulville: 21 again.

August 13th, 10 years ago, I turned 21..

When I turned 21, chances are I was riding my bike, kayaking, surfing and having a blast with friends. Fast forward 10 years to my 31st Birthday and nothing has changed.
I spent my 3 day weekend riding my bike each morning for a few hours, then taking advantage of the good weather that we finally had more of. Besides Bmx, I got in some good paddle boarding around Tampa Bay, checking out a bunch of wildlife such as: dolphins, manta rays, sting rays and tons of big ol’ fish. Then Took a 40 minute drive south to the Myakka River for some alligator kayak adventures. Living back in a city now for last 8 months has made it more difficult to see all the gators that Florida has to offer, So I took advantage of a nice 8 footer along side of the road, That I had to get up close and personal with.
Overall, this was a great 31st birthday weekend. Hopefully in 10 more years, I’ll be doing the same thing!
Thanks
 




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Aug 21 2015

Jared Eberwein: Team Wallace at Mongoose Jam 2015.

“My friend Ben Wallace rides for Mongoose Bikes, for the past few years Mongoose has been putting on this really cool contest that is all about getting a group of your buddies together to battle it out with the other group of buddies each Mongoose rider has selected to be on there team. Riding in three disciplines, Dirt, Park, and Street. Strategically the Mongoose team riders want to pick some friends that can make a combined team that can cover all those basis. If you have a team of with riders that mainly specialize in one aspect each, make sure you get one rider each to cover each discipline in the contest. Also have a team of well rounded riders is another option as well, or if you just want to have fun and pick a group of your everyday riding friends, theres no harm in that either. Everyone is there to have a great time and make some more awesome memories in their lives. With that being said, Ben asked me to be on his team, which consisted of Ben Wallace, Dennis Enarson, Logan Martin, Matt Ray, and myself. Another awesome thing about this contest I didn’t mention above, is that every team gets to have a camper from Woodward West compete for a spot one the team, and also the Jam have been held at Woodward camp locations, this years jam was at Woodward West. Our team was the five of us plus one camper, which his name was Chase Pauza. The camper contest was tuesday, then the first contest for the Mongoose Jam was dirt, from our team, Ben, Logan, and myself rode. I was super stoked how I rode and the energy of everyone there. After the dirt contest, team Wallace was sitting in second. Next day was park, I wasn’t sure if I was gonna ride in it, just because of the level of talented rider with the amazing park finesse haha. Team captain Ben Wallace cracked the whip and made me ride, haha just kidding, he encouraged it obviously, and I’m glad he did. I did more then I had planned on and walked away healthy and satisfied. After the park contest, team Wallace was still sitting in second, it was all down to the street contest, on fir day which was the last day of the jam. Street was broken into 3 sections of the street areas that Woodward West has to offer. Matt, Dennis, and the camper Chase were our three riders that rode for us in street. Dennis wasn’t feeling good so he pulled out of the contest after the first section. It was up to Matt and Chase, Matt came in 2nd for the day, and I believe Chase was somewhere around 11th or 12th. None of us were sure what place we might have ended up in because the street contest was for sure going to mix things up. We thought we might have ended up last, third place at best. They started calling out teams and rewarding them slowly, next thing you knew Team Wallace wasn’t called for third, right away we all looked at each other with excitement and surprise. We were all stoked to get second after the amazing riding that went on in the street contest that day, we thought it might have kicked us back a bit, to our surprise we all got to have an amazing week and walk away with a very much appreciated second place. Thank you Mongoose for putting on such an awesome event, and to Woodward for helping make it happen. Thank you Ben for having me join the awesome experience, great memories to look back on now”





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Aug 20 2015

Moseley: Trekking the Northwest.

Finally back from my trip up to the northwest. It was a ton of fun with Victor Salazar, Pete Brandt and Robert Castillo. We went to Astoria for 6 days, Tacoma for 3, Rickreel for 5, and SF for 2. Shot a ton of images on this trip whether it be for BMX or Photography stuff in general. Got some new stuff I’ve been working on here at home, getting used to a lot of new camera gear I recently purchased. Here is a couple teaser photos, hope you enjoy!
-Ricky




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Aug 19 2015

Milwaukee Iphone edit contest with Grant Castelluzzo and Jeff Klugiewicz.

Mike Hinkens is always throwing events to get the Milwaukee scene together, in the past one of these events has been a video jam but since not everyone has a camera he thought it would be more fair and fun if we all just used our phones. The concept was easy, get your friends together and film for a week straight and edit a video out of whatever you filmed to be shown at a premier. This is our video from the jam and I am incredibly proud of the whole crew for going in almost every day and somehow not breaking any of our phones from filming, despite knocking one out of the handle and smashing one into some bricks. At one point I am pretty sure we forgot we were filming on phones and we just proceeded to ride like we would if we were using regular cameras. I hope that crews realize you don’t need to have fancy camera to document what you are doing. In fact we all spent years of our lives documenting things on cameras far less powerful than our phones. Just remember to bring portable chargers!

The crew: August Zeratsky, Brandon Hoerres, Grant Castelluzzo, Jeff Klugiewicz, Mike Hinkens and Nate Depagter

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