We are very proud to announce our all new 2016 District, Infantry, and Raiford (Vessel) complete bikes. As is the Volume tradition, we threw 4 pegs on them and took to the streets to see what these things were really capable of. Here’s Broc Raiford, Josh Clemens, DeMarcus Paul, Daniel Martinez, and Zach Krejmas putting these bikes to the ultimate test. For more information on the District, Infantry, and Raiford completes, please visit the links above.
Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni.
Music: Solid Space – “Tenth Planet”
Mastroni has been busy the last month or so working on this new VLM stem promo that features our guys; Drew Hosselton, Josh Clemens, Billy Perry, DeMarcus Paul, Alex Raban, Jason Enns, & Daniel Martinez. The VLM top load stem has been used and abused for some time now from the guys and has been holding up amazingly. Check out the video and pick one up today at your local Volume dealer. Specs are below and on its page here>> VLM Stem Specs:
6061 CNC topload stem that features CNC cuts to reduce weight, a wider 50 mm clamping area, beveled sides, ø32 mm recessed compression bolt cutout and extensive cutouts inside and out.
Reach: 50 mm
Stack Height: 33 mm
Rise (Upright): 34 mm
Weight: 12.3 oz
DeMarcus’ All Day X DIG exclusive video just dropped and it’s exactly what you expected, some flawless smooth ass riding. The bike control he has is insane, he just makes everything look so effortless. Filmed and edited by Alex Quintero – http://alldaybmxshop.com. Be Sure to also check out Deemo’s last Volume interview we just dropped yesterday HERE >>
“All Day BMX Shop owner Alex Quintero took Demarcus Paul on a tour to each of the major cities in the Mexican state of Baja California for this DIG exclusive. Over the course of three weekend trips Demarcus sampled street spots from Ensenada to Mexicali to Tijuana. Deemo making it look too easy south of the border!” – DIG
Hot on the heels of his ender section in The Finer Things DVD, Broc takes to the streets to promote his new signature handlebar, The Captain. What’s even more impressive is that this whole video was basically only a hand-full of days out filming…Broc is a footage gathering machine!
For more information on the Captain Bars, CLICK HERE.
Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni
Additional Filming by Josh Clemens.
Music: Bubble Puppy – “Hot Smoke & Sasafrass”
“For our March/April issue, we contacted our contributing photographers with an idea…an idea to shoot a photo at a specific time on a specific day. The goal was to show a glimpse at the sheer amount of BMX that happens all over the country (and world). The results we got back were more than we hoped for. 16 photographers from 10 different cities came together to shoot for this project and it’s almost staggering to realize that it all happened at the same exact time. Thank you to everyone (see below) who took part in the project…maybe we’ll do another next year?” – RIDEbmx
If you want the full story and back story on a lot of the photos, please pick up the Mar/Apr issue of the mag.
Akira not only has one of the smoothest styles in Japan, he also has his moves on lock. Akira run his own shop, BMX Flourish, has a family and kills it still in the streets still. He just dropped his latest edit and is still smooth as silk. Filmed by: Kouki Motomura, Hiroaki Goto, Hirotsugu Yamashita, Genki Higuchi, & Junichi Ishikawa
BMX Union just posted the first official review we’ve seen of “The Finer Things” video that just released two weeks ago. We’re stoked on their review, and in general, we’ve been blown away by the reception we’ve received from shops, industry folk, pro riders, customers, and social media. In house, we were excited with the end result, but to hear everyone, outside the office and team, saying such good things, and it getting people stoked to ride in new ways, we couldn’t be more proud. I’m sure more reviews are on the way in magazines and media sites, but go check out BMX Union’s review right now. If you haven’t, then head over to your local store to pick up a copy, or your favorite mail order. We’re running low on copies and waiting for our re-order to come in.
Billy has been working on this one for over 10 months with filmer Justin Koebele and it definitely shows. He’s got everything covered from cool street spots, technical, to burly tricks. Don’t sleep on this one, it’s a must watch!
So many kids ask us how they get sponsored and while we give them the usual vague answer, there is no real mathematical equation. Other than being super humble, fitting the image of the brand, being a cool kid and being a badass on a bike, there isn’t too much more… That and putting out an exceptional online edit. This Welcome to Odyssey that Broc put out a few years back helped us decide. Now the dude is a powerhouse in just a few short years, funny how it all works out.