Interview

The Finer Things Ride Article.

Mastroni | 10.21.14

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Thanks to Jeff Z and the dudes at Ride, plus photographers Joey Cobbs and Greg Moliterno, we have a lengthy article in the newest November 2014 issue all about our upcoming DVD The Finer Things. Everyone involved here is quite the individual, so I wrote a bunch about what it’s like filming with each person, and of course answered some questions about the overall project itself. For all you kids out there who have never looked at a BMX magazine, you are missing out on some of the most quality BMX content in existence and are pretty much royally blowing it for the future of all BMX mankind. Just like a DVD itself, you can HOLD a magazine in your hand…what crazy concept right?? Don’t be a kook, pick one up or SUBSCRIBE today!

Working It Out With Josh Clemens

Brian | 09.4.14

I always think it’s interesting to see guys coming up that seem to manage riding and work equally as good.  And nothing’s harder than seeing your pro rider friends ride all day while you’re at work!  Josh has been with us at 180 Distribution for little under a year and seems to manage the two fairly well.  Plus he’s a powerhouse on his days off with stacking clips and learning new tricks on the daily.  He never ceases to amaze me when he rides.  We thought it would be cool to interview him on how he does it and show off what he does in the shipping dept too.  Click above image to read/ see it all.  more

Broc’s New Dan’s Comp Catalog Cover

Brian | 08.11.14

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Couldn’t be any more stoked to see our boy, Broc Raiford snatching up the latest cover of the Dan’s Comp Summer/ Back To School catalog.  Dans360.com also did a mini interview about shooting the cover and what else is going on.  “Well, my Volume Bikes bossman Brian Castillo had a cover on this exact same setup, years back, whipping the gap and he tipped us off to the spot. It was sketchy getting up there and the roofs themselves were pretty high. I gave it a few 180′s and on the roll out, I got close to the edge and it definitely got my blood pumping. Once Joey Cobbs was ready to shoot, I sent it and luckily, didn’t have any close calls.” -Broc
Click the top image to view the whole cover photo>>

DeMarcus Update

Brian | 05.10.14

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Couple weeks back Mastroni and DeMarcus went up to Utah to visit Tate and to film for the new Volume DVD, The Finer Things.  While on their third day of filming, DeMarcus hung up on a icepick down a rail to his face and fractured his jaw and chin.  We were all floored by the news and didn’t know what had really happened at the time.  The majority of the Volume team was on a group chat worried about him, since none of us knew the severity of the crash.  Turned out that DeMarcus was okay considering, and learned that he’s one tough dude.  Now that he’s doing a bit better, we figured we’d ask him how he’s doing and give you guys a little perspective on what he’s been going through.    more

DeMarcus’ Vital Q&A

Brian | 04.16.14

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DeMarcus has up a quick 7 Q&A up at Vital about his sponsor switch-up to Volume and more. Click here to check it out >>
“Just from the short period that I’ve been around the Volume crew, I can already feel the family vibe. It was the same as with Freed Bikes. When it comes to the riding aspect of things, I do feel that what Volume offers is a better “pro deal” that works better for me.” – DeMarcus

Broc’s Vessel Frame Up Close

Brian | 02.24.14

It’s always interesting hearing what goes on behind the scenes with how something is made, especially from a pro riders point of view.  We sat down with Broc and got the scoop about his Vessel frame and why he chose certain specs, name and graphics.  Click more to read the full interview and see his finalized Vessel frame up-close.  more

Drew’s Friday Interview

Brian | 01.19.14

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Our creative junky, Drew Hosselton made RIDEbmx’s Friday Interview.  Be sure to check it out and read some of the out-takes from his last RIDE interview.

Drew Hosselton graced the cover of our October 2013 issue along with a great interview inside, and like usual, there was too much said during the interview to fit it all into the layout. So here are the out-takes from Drew’s interview, it’s a little random topic wise—ranging from tortoises and rodeo stars, to pools and web videos.” – RIDE

Setups: Mike Mastroni’s Cerberus

Brian | 12.31.13

Being an “artsy” guy like Mike usually leaves him to have the most interesting looking bikes with custom paints and splatter effects.  This time, he chose to leave his frame color as-is… for now.  The army-green was a sample color we’ve had for Jason Enns’ Cerberus that grew on Mike over time. We also interviewed Mike to see what he’s been up to, what’s up with the Volume DVD, and everything else in-between. Click the top image to see all the goods on his new ride and to read the interview. Click all images to go BIG. more

Jason Enns Cerberus Frame Promo.

Mastroni | 10.28.13

Volume Bikes: Jason Enns Cerberus Frame Promo. from 180 Distribution on Vimeo.

Here’s the promo for Jason Enns’ fifth signature frame in his 14 years of being on Volume, The Cerberus. In 14 years Jason has more riding time under his belt than most riders today, and he incorporated all his favorite modern features into the frame from what he’s always liked in past experience. The frame features a steeper 75.25º head tube, Volume’s proven investment casted dropouts with built-in chain tensioners, full 4130 chromoly heat treated Sanko tubing, removable seatstay brake mounts, and a double butted front triangle with both top and bottom gussets. On top of all that, you’re also protected by Jason’s 3 headed dog…

Jason and I hit a pool and a slew of various interesting street spots for you, and we also sat him down to talk about what it’s been like being on Volume for pretty much his entire professional career. For more information on the frame click here.

Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni

Music: John Stewart featuring Stevie Nicks – “Gold”