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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 16 September 2020  

This year LUXBMX has gone through some huge changes being in our new location: the ramp out the back, new staff and new systems to make the shipping process smoother and faster to get your parts and bikes to you quicker with minimal contact. Abiding by the new and ever-changing COVID19 guidelines has been a tricky balancing act. As we have all adjusted and adopted new more streamline processes there has been some (understandable) confusion so hopefully, this will clear everything up.

 

 

Denby riding his Sunday Soundwave v3

 

1. Add to Cart: In Stock.

This one is pretty self-explanatory but this refers to us having the physical product in stock in our warehouse. So in this scenario, this frame will be sent within 24 hours of the order being placed (on average). Basically, that means if you ordered this frame before 12 pm that most likely it will be sent out the same day that you order it. This doesn’t mean that you will receive your frame the same day, but it will be on it’s way!

We always recommend opting for express shipping when possible, so you can get your parts nice and quick!

 
 

 

2. Add to Cart: 1-2 Days handling.

“1-2 days handling” refers to the time that it takes to get the frame from an external warehouse to the LUXBMX showroom. In this example, the customer would order the frame from the website, we then transfer the frame from an external warehouse. (The 1-2 days handling refers to this time spent transferring between the warehouses) Once that frame hits our showroom, Sean gets it into a box and then off it goes to your front door.

 
 

3. Notify Me.

We don’t currently have this frame in stock, the “Notify Me” button will send you an email when the frame has been restocked. If you let us know that you want this frame we can either try to order you one (if it’s available) or we can recommend something similar for you. If you are unsure about any of the products we stock, please send us an email so Dale, Jack or Dave (our customer service legends) can get back to you!

 

 

 

4. Stock in Transit.

 

Once you have made your order you will be able to click through to your account on the website. On this page, you can check the status of your order. In this example, the amount owed is $1 and this has not been paid yet. You can pay your balance with the “Pay” button. (Orders must be fully paid before we can ship them out!) It shows the order placed and the date the payment is due. It will also show you the status of your order. As shown in the top right-hand part shown in orange “Stock In Transit”. This refers to your order being transferred from an external warehouse to our showroom in Woolloongabba

 

 

5. The dispatch Email.

 

If you receive an email that looks like this, that means your item has been picked up by the postal/courier service and is en route. Yeeew At this point, you will be given a tracking number from the shipping company and you will be able to track your item from here. (Tracking details may take up to 24 hours to update on the courier’s website)

 

 

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 15 September 2020  

NEW BOYD HILDER ODYSSEY VIDEO ON THE WAY!

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Boyd has been on a mission for the past few years, and despite not being able to travel the good majority of this year, Boyd has been hard at work with Troy Charlesworth working together on a new video for Odyssey that should be due out in the not too distant future. Boyd has been pushing himself and battling some huge set-ups and a diverse amount of spots making sure you will be glued to the screen from start to finish. 


Boyd- double peg. Photo by Tim Storey

 

This isn’t the first time Boyd and Troy have worked together, back in 2015 Boyd was riding for Mankind and the duo paired up to bring us a first look at Boyds new-age, hybrid style of riding. Covering everything from rails to trails and of course a few of Brisbane and the Gold Coast Skateparks. After this video dropped Boyds mark on the BMX scene was starting to be seen and as the years have gone on Boyd has further refined his style while keeping the same fun attitude to his riding that he has become so well known for.  

 

 

 

During the weekend Boyd and Troy got together to film a few more clips to go towards this new video they are working on. This rail Boyd had in mind on the weekend wasn’t for the faint-hearted a tall steep rail nestled in the heart of the Goldcoast between the two houses in a quiet little suburban street. 

 

Opposite double peg. Photo- Tim Storey

Boyd rides his signature frame from Federal Bikes. The Boyd ICS2 Frame features: 

Tapered seat stays

Stamped down tube gusset

Removable brake mounts

Head Tube 75.2º

Seat Tube 71º

Chain Stays 13.4” Slammed

Top Tube 21”, 21.2” or 21.5”

Stand Over 9”

BB Height 11.7”

 

Built with Boyds riding in mind this frame is strong and responsive but offers a size built for the taller riders out there. Coming in matte black and turquoise these frames look the part and handle anything that Boyd throws at it!

 

 

 

 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 10 September 2020  

Evan and Mitch started LUXBMX 10 years ago in a little back street in The Valley, but you guys know all that. What you might not know is how things have changed as we have been transitioning into the new space.   

The guys sit down to discuss everything that’s going on inside and out of LUXBMX.

Covering all things new with LUXBMX, the new direction in the showroom, requiring appointments, COVID19, the NEW BACKYARD RAMP and much more. Tune in to our youtube channel and don’t forget to subscribe and click the notification bell.

 
 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 7 September 2020  

Fixing your bike can be a real headache and most of the time when it's something more then a simple fix we take it to the bike shop. Luckily for us here at LUXBMX, we have Evan and his endless supply of BMX knowledge. A qualified bicycle mechanic and BMX lifer Ev has just about seen it all. 

In this video, Ev sits down and runs through some common questions, shows you how to troubleshoot reoccurring issues and discusses the importance of greasing your hub. Stay tuned for more informative videos from Ev covering everything BMX!

 

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 25 August 2020  

The Brisbane BMX scene has been strong for years, fluctuating in popularity over the years there has always been a huge group of talent coming from the great southeast. During the uncertain times that we have been facing some of the QLD team guys have been utilizing the empty parks and centers all over this huge sunny state. Over the past weekend, a few of the guys got together and went “on tour” with Troy Charlesworth behind the lens all weekend and good friend Jason Watts at the wheel of the Fast and Loose bus. Jake Norris, Boyd Hilder, Denby Chandler, Troy and a whole bunch of crew headed to the north side of Brisbane to see what was on offer. With Troy filming for his latest video project “tear the club up” due out some time late this year/early next year, the weekend was set to be a productive one. Starting from when the sun went down on Friday, the fellas headed into the streets, strapped up with cameras and lights they were ready from whatever the night had to through at them. Here are a few looks at some of what went down.

 

Jake Norris Starting the weekend off on a good looking outrail in Brisbane, Troy capturing the magic. Photo's By Tim Storey


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Thesee drains were super fun and Norris made short work of them. Over the barrier to flat, opposite barspin and a table top with ease before filming the real clip.


 

 

 

Norris's Grip of choice- BSD Leezus Grip


 

Boyd Hilder can ride just about anything. Half Cab from top to bottom.


 
Boyd rides his own Federal Bikes signature ICS2 frame. Coming in a rad looking turquoise and the obligatory matte black, and geometry to match Boyd's style,these frames are built to do it all! A geometrical "sweet spot" some would say; 75.2 up front and 13.4 up the rear. To make this frame strong enough for someone like Boyd to ride Federal have packed it full of goodies including the Investment cast dropouts, chain stay bridge and seat clamp.

 
Double Peg Hard 180 Barspin whilst dodging the pole on the way down.

 
   

 

 
  
 

 
Brock Olive Barspin the barrier. 

 
Brocks frame of choice- Kink Contender. 

 
Troy and Brock checking the footage. 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 19 August 2020  

Jake Norris hails from Rockhampton but has been spending more and more time in Brisbane over the years. Traveling in search of newer spots to ride, new people to ride with and a new place to enjoy a beer at the end of the day's riding. Jake has an incredible amount of bike control and can make some of the most technical combos look simple.

 

Norris Enjoying the sun on stradbroke island. Photo by Cody Webb

 

Watching Jake handle big setups while remaining calm and collected is something that shines through his riding. The mental battle in riding is something that all riders deal with when they are facing their fears. Hopping onto a bigger rail, jumping a larger set of trails, or doing a trick that has been mentally defeating you for a while at the skate park. These are skills that bmx riders learn from the get-go and Jake is no different. If you haven’t already seen it, Jake featured in our Full-length DVD, "Aeterna" that you can see here:

 


 

 

 

BSD Soft goods look the goods!


 

Jake rides for Scottish owned brand BSD, and if you have seen Jake ride you’ll know that his bike can withstand some abuse. Check out his welcome to LUXBMX video here.

 

 

 

Jake runs the BSD safari frame. With a whole bunch of BSD parts that keep him rolling to the next spot, skatepark, or occasional set of trails. See the BSD safari Frame here:

 



 

Then watch it get built here:

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel as we are creating new content every single day for you guys to enjoy. 

 

 

 

   

 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 11 August 2020  

Being rider owned means we love bikes just as much as you do, which ensures we always have the newest and most up-to-date products on the market. LUXBMX cares about getting the right parts to you so your bike feels as good as it can while your shredding. With an expert team of bike mechanics, and over 40 years of experience between them your ride will be in safe hands at LUXBMX. Browse our website for over 10,000 products and build your perfect bike, upgrade to that new year's model or change up the colour with some little details. LUXBMX has been creating more videos to give you a closer look at the pats your all so interested in. Don't forget to subscribe our youtube channel, new videos are being created everyday and we don't want you guys to miss out.

 

Don’t forget to make an appointment if your planning on coming to the store, so we can help get you sorted quicker, and back on your bike faster. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 10 August 2020  

Clint Reynolds Credence/S&M gear is Awesome! 

From private bowls to epic trails, timeless video parts, and extreme bike control Clint Reynolds has been a figure in BMX for years. Striving toward a similar dream that most BMX riders have at some point. Clint was able to produce frames for his friends and family and beyond. Designed and constructed by him, Clint toiled with the welder until asking FBM to help him produce the frames. With BMX being the unpredictable beast it is Clint decided to slow down on the production of Credence frames and withdrew from working with FBM. Several years later the owner of S&M (Chris Moeller) would call Clint and see if he was interested in manufacturing Credence frames out of S&M as a merger and not a separate company. Thankfully Credence got its lifeline and now Credence frames are available and come in a bunch of brand new colours and geometries and built by one of the oldest BMX companies around. 

 

Clint has also been able to release a swag of products through Credence/S&M which are all available at LUXBMX today! Shop online or make an appointment to drop instore to get all the new S&M/Creedence gear now! 

 

 

 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 31 July 2020  

It’s no lie that Alex Hiam has become a household name in BMX in Australia and beyond. Winning multiple national and international competitions, a serious contender for the prestigious Vans Pro Cup Series and a Dave Mirra best trick gold medal Alex has cemented his position in BMX. 

 

Alex reached out to his Instagram followers this week for some fakie tricks he could have a go at, and that’s just what he did. Only having 20 minutes of sunlight left didn’t stop Alex from getting some wild moves done. Watch Alex land some mind-boggling fakie tricks that his fans wanted to see. Do't miss anything from Alex and follow him on Instagram. 

   

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss great videos like this one!

 

 

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Author: Mitch   Date Posted: 20 July 2020  

As long as people have been doing crazy things on bikes others have been documenting it. Filming, BMX and creativity go hand in hand and the process of filming a video part to share with the world can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever.

For the first time ever we're putting the focus on the often under-appreciated heroes of the world, the humble BMX filmer. We want to set one lucky BMX filmer's career on the right track with the chance to win this professional filming setup worth well into the thousands of dollars. Massive thanks to our good friend Chris Lembo for supplying the prize and for the desire to see his equipment put to good use. It's gestures like his that make the BMX community as strong as it is.

 

The Rules:

The film should obviously be focused on BMX.

Competition is open to anywhere in the world.

Entries should be 3-10 minutes in length.

Include the LUXBMX logo in the edit. Download here: https://www.luxbmx.com/logos

All clips must be filmed by you. No additional filmers.

Videos will be voted based on the following criteria by a panel of judges:

  • Camera work
  • Creativity
  • Editing
  • Song choice

You've got until Monday the 24th of August to submit your video. Entries should be emailed to videocomp@luxbmx.com with a download link.

 

 

 

The Prize:

The prize is a complete setup of everything you need to kickstart your BMX filming journey. The prize is a well looked after preowned collection that had been generously supplied by our good friend Chris Lembo. Two runners up will receive $200 in LUXBMX store credit each.

 

  • Panasonic AG-HMC152EN AVCHD Camera
  • Opteka Titanium Series 0.3X HD Super Fisheye Lens
  • 16X9 HDVSF5X82 Super Fisheye
  • Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone
  • Comer CM-LBPS1800 LED Camera Light Kit
  • Ogio Ty Video Bag
  • Spare Panasonic Long Life Battery Pack
  • Multiple lens cleaning accessories, filters and more
  • All relevant chargers and manuals

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 16 July 2020  

Brisbane To cairns and Back Again. 

 

After a year of uncertainty, bushfires, and a pandemic, traveling the east coast of Australia has become almost impossible for many BMX riders that make the yearly trip at some point during the year. Jumping in your car with a bunch of mates and taking off with a general destination in mind can be some of the best times you will ever have. This is exactly what Wilton, Pollard, Jase, Joe, Chris, Jayke, Jerry, Pa, Turley, Sean, Damo and Myself did. A trip to Cairns with a massive crew of 12 sounded like the best thing after not going anywhere all year. So on the 3rd of July, the fellas took off with Cairns as the destination. With no shortage of good skateparks, epic camping spots and local legends to meet along the way, the trip looked like a winner before it began.    

 

 

Left- Cody Giving the Sugar Bowl Hell. Right- Damien Kluva folding one over. Photo By Sean Connor.

 

Day one 

Day one began in a few places, and on a couple of days, with some of the crew leaving Thursday and some Friday the first stop for everyone to meet was Boyne Island. A beautiful little beach town 6 hours north of Brisbane. Everyone arrived at the skatepark and the fellas enjoyed the sunset with some transition to stretch the legs. As the sun went down we all moved camp to Cody’s brother’s house where we all we able to get a few beers and a place to crash for the night.   

 

 

Joe sliding the top of the vert wall in Gladstone.  Photo by Sean Connor

Josh Turley Downside Smithinbg the vert wall. Photo by Sean Connor

 

Day two

As we woke up in Boyne Island, everyone was pretty eager to get on the road, so after some coffee and a quick bite, the convoy left Boyne island for Gladstone skatepark. We arrived in Gladstone and the guys got to work quickly excited to shred something unfamiliar. After a few hours at Gladstone and plenty of wild lines and big gaps, the crew packed up and made their way to Mackay’s  Sugar bowl. We all arrived after the sun started to fall into the canes fields and the session was well and truly on. Everyone jumping in the bowl and giving the massive concrete construction their all. Jaak Bailey, a Mackay legend that had spent some time in Brisbane came down to meet up with the crew and have a shred. Once the dudes had finished riding the guys all headed back to Jaaks place, parked 8 cars in his back yard, and enjoyed the pool table and Jason’s electric shock machine. 

 

 

Left- Wilton getting up there over the spine. Right- Jason Transferring over Joe.  Photos By Sean Connor.

 

Day three 

Day three we woke up to Jerry V joining the trip, making the 11hour drive the night before. The crew was finally all together and ready to make their way to far north tropical Queensland. From Mackay, we left for a short(er) drive to Bowen. A small town on the coast with some incredible beaches and two great skateparks. The convoy pulled in and got a few hours in at the local skatepark by the water. The shade cloths were prooving a little low for the dudes so they decided to head to the Grandview Hotel for a quick schooner and a brainstorm. After finding an epic camping spot on the water next to some rock cliffs the guys made a fire and put their feet up for the night. The stars were incredible in this location, and the feeling of being on the edge of the earth was definitely real. Around 11 pm we were all met by a security guard that was nice enough to let us stay so long as we “pretended to leave until the other parties were gone”. So following his instruction a few troopy’s got started up and then before we knew it we were alone with the just the sound of the waves against the rocks. 

 

 

Left- Pahau handplant at Gladstone over the step up. Right- Jayke flying out of the Gladstone park. Photos by Sean Connor. 

 

Day  four

After waking to an amazing sunset the guys all went their separate ways for an hour or two sorting things out, doing shopping, and looking around town. Meeting back up at Bowens second brand new skatepark. The park was great and the spot was perfect for breakfast and some coffee. While watching the session some of the guys met the local Policemen that gave us some good local knowledge and told us to “keep an eye out for cops”, which was followed by a big laugh. After that, the guys packed up their cars for a pretty special session at an abandoned full pipe.

 

Turely cleaning while Pollard rips. Photo by Sean Connor.

Goldring getting up in the pipe moments before the session got cut short. Photo by Sean Connor.

 

Driving west from Bowen and into what felt like the middle of Australia, the search started and after not too long we found it! The moment we got their everyone knew it might be a shortlived ride so all hands on deck to clean the years of sand and dirt that had been building up in the pipe. The session began and the guys carved the pipe for a solid 10 minutes before having the session cut short by the local law enforcement. Thankfully he was really understanding and explained the local situation, he sent us on our way. Half the crew decided to spend a night a little further west so half the gang headed to a spot nearby and the others to a small town called Collinsville for the night. The pub in Collinsville was one for the books, awesome food, awesome hospitality, and some locals that might not have seen out of towners in a while. The showground came with hot showers and after a few days on the road, the whole crew gave them a go. Big thanks to the caretaker at the showgrounds, that signed us in and orginised the courtesy bus and let us stay for free!   

 

Day 5

The next morning the crew met back up at Collinsville skatepark for a quick rip before heading to Ayr skatepark. Ayr park was perfect, old transition, good hips and nice coping the guys had an awesome ride, blasting the quarters to the shade cloth. Thankfully the hip wasn’t covered by shade and the guys were really able to let it rip. The park session was starting to heat up and the guys were figuring out the lines. At one point during the session, Wilton looks up to see a familiar face in an unfamiliar part of QLD. Stoney, a past Fairfield local comes cruising into the park. The session really got going everyone was having a good go! From there we headed to some local trails that have been around for 20 years. Daniel Kelly an Ayr local took us to his spot and despite the wind, the guys had a red hot crack and managed to have a pretty good session there. The local guys told us about a beach not far from there where camping was fine so the cars got packed and the crew headed off. That afternoon the 4WD’s on the trip really came into play, pulling out Jason’s Fast&Loose bus multiple times, plenty of fun on the beach in the cars but it was time to set up and camp and get ready for the final drive the next day. That night the fellas went fishing, with Pa and Kluva coming out on top as the king fishermen. The next morning the pack headed north once again to their final destination. 

 

Early Morning session at Bowen's Second Park before heading to Mackay. Photo by Sean Connor.

 

Day 6. 

The next morning the crew left at different times, some more eager to get their then others. Damien left the trip to head back to work and by the afternoon everyone had arrived in Cairns. First stop, the skatepark. Once everyone had arrived and rested after the 5-hour drive the guys started warming up the bowl, figuring out the lines and working their way around the capsule. It was rad to see the scene up there is alive and well with heaps of shredders all over. That night the guys ripped the bowl a new one. Finding new lines new gaps and faster ways around the capsule. The session started to wind down and the guys headed to cairns local Micheal Marks Place for the night. Micheal was able to have us all in his backyard so with camp sorted and Bungalow pub within walking distance we all went for dinner and couple quiet ones before waking up for the croc farm the next day, minus Pollard who was starting the long trip back south the next morning.   

 

 

 Day 7. 

The next morning everyone was looking forward to a day off. Jason put his hand up to be the tour guide for the day and everyone piled into the bus. Pinocolada’s were the drink of choice and fellas enjoyed a scenic drive north, with picturesque views of the reef on one side and rainforest on the other was an incredible sight. A short but beautiful drive to Hartleys Crocidile Adventures later we arrived and everyone was excited to see the crocs in action. The boat ride was a big highlight seeing the crocs jump out of the water. Really puts in perspective how dangerous these animals could potentially be. Everyone was pretty amazed by what they had just seen, but the day was far from over. Tourist day also included meeting up with Cairns legend Levi Jackonia and seeing some of the cairns nightlife. Off to Gilligans we all went and that’s where that day ended for most.  

 

 

The worlds deadliest predator- the north Queensland croc. 

 

Day 8. 

After a rather long night at Gilligan's, A few more of the guys headed more north in search of wild crocs while some Chris, Sean, and myself headed south for Brisbane. Before we could make it back to Brisbane there was one last stop left in Rockhampton. Jake Norris is a central QLD legend and it was only right to finish the trip on Mount Rocky (Mount Archer), with some beers while we watched the sunset over this great sunburned land. 

 

Jake giving Mount Archer a rip while the traffic watches. Photo by Sean Connor

 

The trip was definitely one for the books and something that all BMX riders should give a go at some point. Where ever you go, Australia has a lot to offer in ways of skateparks and places to ride, not to mention some incredible scenery to back it up. With restrictions around Australia still uncertain maybe a trip in your own state. Thanks to all the guys on the trip, all the locals we met, the security guard for letting us sleep the night twice, and BMX for bringing this trip together!

 

Finally a few words from the guy that shot all the photos...

This was the first proper biking road trip I had been on in a number of years.  In fact, it had probably been very close to 10 years since I last tossed my bike in a vehicle, and hopped on the road with a convoy of riders, going from town to town, riding parks, pipes, and anything else we could pedal around on, with the sole goal of having as much fun as possible on and off our bikes. 

Throughout the trip, I was reminded of how welcoming and helpful the community within BMX can be, even to a complete stranger.  In our case, a local from the skatepark in Cairns, after hearing us discussing options for camping, invited us all back to his place, generously allowing 8 trucks, vans, and even a bus to park in his massive backyard, so we could not only sleep, but also walk to the pub, to enjoy the non-riding time as mentioned earlier.

Being provided places to stay for the night, cook food, have much needed showers, or opportunities to ride trails without requiring us to lift a shovel were all examples of hospitality and generosity provided by fellow bike riders we met along the way.  United by our enjoyment of utilizing a bicycle to express ourselves we found ourselves surrounded by a family of sorts, whether that was 5 hours from home, 2000 kms away, or halfway across the world.  This trip reminded me of how thankful I am for all that BMX has provided over the last 20 years.  Thanks to all the fellas on the trip, thanks to all the locals we met along the way, thanks to the friendly police officer who let us off with a warning at the full pipe, thanks to security officer who gave us two warnings for sleeping where we weren’t supposed to in Bowen, Jason for driving and being bus driver to the croc farm and most of all, Thank You BMX!  

 

 


 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 30 June 2020  

Where are you going to ride?

    

Riding a bicycle seems pretty straight forward (quite literally) when you start to dive into the diverse subculture of  BMX, you will notice that most riders have their “thing” they like to ride. For some, this could be as simple as being really good at riding the flat ground or as complex as building your own skatepark with a range of specific obstacles. Most of the time what we ride is destined by our early years riding. If you grow up surrounded by park riders then you will probably ride the skatepark more. Similarly, if you grow up in a city with no skateparks but lots of street spots, you will probably end up leaning more towards the street dudes. So where does this leave you if you’re just starting out as a BMX rider? 

 

Skateparks

For most of us, we started at a skatepark somewhere, whether it was “good or bad” it probably had a couple of local riders that will or have become your friend. This is probably the best place to start, learning basic bike control, meeting riders, and of course, learning a solid foundation of tricks. The skateparks provide a safe place that is allowed to be ridden by BMX riders and skateboarders. In Australia, we are so lucky to have some incredible parks scattered across the country. With more parks going up every year, we are very lucky in Aus with the selection of parks and the variety of obstacles that will ultimately enable more riders to find the huge world of BMX.

Having a large array of parks gives riders the option to develop their styles and skills at a variety of parks that offer different obstacles specific to certain types of riding. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will encourage progression, just the same way newer, bigger parks will encourage riders to not only learn more but to travel and meet new people in the process. 

 

Street

For the riders that stick to the ledges and rails in the skateparks, these guys are probably going to be heading out into the streets. Learning the basics at a skatepark is a great idea, but once the rails and ledges get old your going to want to find something new to ride right? That’s where the ever-changing cityscape can present itself as a huge playground. For the parents reading this your probably thinking “buts that’s not allowed”, your right. At the end of the day, street riding CAN be illegal, that’s why it’s important to know what you are doing could cause damage to other peoples property. Respecting people's property and getting that crazy clip can be a fine line at times and we encourage all riders to be respectful to other people's property. 

Riding street can teach so much more than just the tricks you’re learning. Being out in the streets will expose you to things that you might not see at the skatepark. Learning to deal with these real-life situations can help in life, where others may not have had those experiences you have had. The other exciting thing about riding street is that unlike the skatepark, it’s not built to ride and this in itself can create new challenges. Finding “perfect”’ spots to ride doesn’t happen all that often so being creative can “open” a spot, developing your riding further. As you navigate from spot to spot you will probably further develop your style as a rider. Whether it’s big rails, technical ledge lines, or a strong flat ground game, the more you ride your city the more you will learn about your own riding. 

 

Trails

Finally, there are the guys that aren’t afraid of hard work, big airs, and shovels. Trail riders are a special type of BMX rider, contempt with digging holes in a remote location and spending a lot of time alone are a few things that seem to appeal. The beauty of trail riding is the creative process, crafting pieces of art from nothing, with no other interest then to ride and build more. Trails have a huge history in BMX, from the very start of BMX or Bicycle Motocross originating on the track and slowly taking to the bushland around the suburbs. Due to the number of man-hours needed to build and maintain trails, spots are often kept secret, and the guys that dig wants to keep it that way. With several spots around Australia, our trail scene has always been strong. Starting your own spot can be daunting but all trails had to start somewhere. Get a group of mates a few shovels and find a good spot of land far enough away from the public to give your spot the best chance of survival. 

  
 

Regardless of what you love to ride, remember that all avenues of BMX are still just that- BMX, so don’t forget why you started and try to ride a little bit of everything. Riding everything will open your eyes to so much BMX that you might otherwise miss.    

 

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 29 June 2020  

Where's Pat Been?

 

If you follow LUXBMX and everything we have been doing the past 10 years, you would have seen the opener for our full-length BMX DVD Aeterna. Pat Johns opens up the video with a banger! He went all the way in, big ledges, huge rails, and heavy drops are all elements that Pat bought to the table for us.

After filming Aeterna Pat suffered a couple of injures that took him off the bike for a little time. Breaking his back followed by his foot you know Pat means business when he goes out to ride on the weekend. This past weekend Pat came out to film some clips with resident Brisbane guy Troy Charlesworth for his new video project called “Tear da club up”. Pat has been a little late to the party but has been stacking some pretty burly clips. Pat got quick to work, getting his pegs on the rail while he felt it out. He decided tyres was the trick for the spot and off he went, getting it done with little hassle.

 


Pat Rides a Wethepeople Revolver frame. When you ride like Pat you want to be able to trust your ride and Wethepople offer a lifetime warranty on all aftermarket frames. The revolver frame offers 100% Chromoly construction, integrated chain tensioners,  investment cast wishbone and 13.25-13.75" rear end that is nice and stable in all types of riding!  

 

If you haven’t had a chance to see Pats’ opening section from Aeterna, watch it below! Then subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss a thing.


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 22 June 2020  

More Wilton Hedley!

Wilton getting up the Pillar at Tempered's filthy drain jam a few years ago.

Wilton has been a good friend of LUXBMX for a long time. Joining the team as a young pup, Wilton has grown both on and off the bike and continues to wow us with his, fast-paced, balls to the wall style. If you have ever been to a Tempered Bikes Filthy Drains Jam, you have probably seen Wilton blasting the DIY setups he helped to build. From DIY ramps, skateparks, bowls, dirt jumps, and occasional big street set up, Wilton truly rides everything. Not just dabbling, Wilton goes in 100% when he feels it's right, leaving us with a terrifying yet incredible spectacle. 

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Tuck air at Nimbin- Photo by Alex Hiam. 

Wilton’s passion for BMX is obvious, making regular trips to ride most afternoons, in between having a full-time job and regular life stuff. Wilton made a trip with a crew of fellas last year to Berlin. The trip was Wilton’s first overseas trip and he definitely made the most of it. Unique spots and Wilton’s eye is enough to get anyone with a camera ‘toey’ to film. He wasted no time in shutting down the city.  

 

Wilton putting his style on some Berlin Spots. Photos By Jerard Vandervalk/ Yves Bolts

If you were around in the mid-2000’s you will remember Tempered bikes making a big wave in Austalia. This must-have captivated Wilton as a young rider and before he knew it he would be representing Tempered with some of his good friends. Watch Wiltons Doomsday for the deceiver Video from 2015.  Don't forget to Subscribe to LUXBMX's Youtube channel! 

  

 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 19 June 2020  

The epic new range of Cult 2021 Bikes are not far away.  This unreal range of bikes is sure to be sold out in no time at all, and as we continue to experience the global bike craze we urge you to get in quick this time around.  Cult can do no wrong and these bikes have all been stepped up a notch to bring some of the best completes we have seen, whilst sporting that untouchable Cult style... Absolute class, thanks Cult Crew!


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 16 June 2020  

What, and what not to do.

Alex Hiam 270 Tabletop in ALD, Photo by Mikey Moore.

From when you start riding into the early years especially, the one dream in many minds that is similar is the idea of being “sponsored”. BMX companies are approached every day from riders all over the world asking for them to “help them out” or “sponsor them”. The days of “sponsor me tapes” are over and this has been replaced by social media platforms. What does all of that mean though?  Firstly, being sponsored shouldn’t be the ultimate goal for any rider however, setting goals is a great way to progress at anything you’re doing. Getting sponsored by a bike shop or bmx company could seem like the be-all and end-all for many young riders and the thought of cheaper/free bike parts, travel budgets, (and if you’re really lucky) a wage. 

The reality of this though is that a small percentage of BMX riders will ever get sponsored, that’s not to put you off, but the reality is that a very small number of BMX riders will go pro. For the other 99% of us, BMX is and always will be a hobby, obsession, and lifestyle. This isn’t a “how to get sponsored” but could give some advice on ways of going about it. At the end of the day, the friendships, the good times, and endless memories should be what every BMX rider should chase on their little bike. 

The boys having a good time on a trip while filming for Aeterna. 

Ride, Ride all the time

Firstly, ride, ride a lot. If you think about improving at anything, the main catalyst is time. Putting in lots of time and effort mastering your craft. No professional BMX rider turned pro from not riding.  However, spending time at the skatepark and riding are two different things. The time you spend on your pedals will be the ultimate way to gain bike control and build confidence to learn tricks and progress. Progression happens naturally, and the best way to encourage progression is a healthy competitiveness between you and your BMX friends or you and yourself. Keep on having fun and put the effort in and you will see your riding start to improve.  Skateparks can be great places to find friendships, meet people, and network your way through the BMX space.

Talk to BMX riders

Not everyone gets along, but the cool thing about bmx is the connection you share with every other rider across the world. BMX is a great way to meet life long friends, and these friends are the people that will help you progress. BMX  has a small community (compared to other more conventional sports) and if you don’t socialise that number will become less. The more BMX riders you know the more opportunities will open up to ride with new people and so on. So talk to people, be friendly, and don’t think you’re "cooler" than anyone. As you find yourself emersed in the BMX community, you’ll start to develop cliques and your riding will skew toward the company you keep. This is why it’s so important to have a good group of riding friends. Not just for the social aspects but because subconsciously you will progress together. The more fun you have on your bike the easier progressing will become. The more friends you make in the scene the more opportunities will arise to ride jams, competitions, road trips, and many more good times! 


Shop Local

The local BMX shop should be the first place you went to get your first BMX bike. However, the bike shop will also act as a place to meet people within the industry around you. Getting to know the people within the industry is a great place to start building those relationships. This doesn’t just mean the people who run the shops, but the filmers, photographers, other team riders, and everyone else that associates with the scene. The impression you make within the scene is everlasting so be nice and treat others as you would like to be treated because at the end of the day your still just riding a kid’s bike, so keep it fun. The local bike shop has helped your scene around you, so supporting them will in-turn help them to continue to put on jams, have video premieres and help their team out.  

Don’t be annoying

Sponsor me tapes, emails, DMs, and flat out asking isn’t the way to go about it. One common misconception is that people get sponsored for sheer talent. Would you want to work with someone that was good at their job but impossible to be around? Probably not, so why would a BMX company want to work with a person that can shred but has the wrong attitude, or simply doesn’t align with the companies vision and values. Sponsored riders represent the company and in return, the company will help with all sorts of things. Before you go in guns-a-blazing, think about if the company is the right one for you, and would you want to promote what they stand for? Remember that people own these companies so that communication you have been practicing over the years is ever important. Technology has made it easier for younger riders to communicate with industry people, companies, and BMX Pros. Although making this easier is a great thing for the younger riders, it means companies get flooded with videos and photos of young BMX riders trying to get sponsored. Sending in your video might not get a watch,  if it does it’s probably going to be unlikely that a random video from a random person the company has never met is going to seal the deal. So get to know the people that run the companies and don't be a weirdo!  

Boyd Hilder ripping the box at Simple Session earlier this year.

Be patient

“Good things come to those who wait”. Be patient, nothing comes quickly and hard work pays off. Getting sponsored shouldn’t be your only goal however if you are determined and set yourself small goals that will hopefully eventuate into what you’re chasing. BMX is fun and that aspect shouldn’t ever be lost. If you’re putting (unnecessary) pressure on yourself and losing the fun aspect then it’s time to remember why you started riding in the first place.  The most important part to remember is that companies want to work with riders that they can get on with on a personal level first and then promote the company second. Turning up with a big bag of tricks isn’t going to be enough to cut it. Being humble and respectful to the people around you is more important than how many barspins you can do.   

Getting sponsored shouldn’t be the motivation for riding but if it helps you send that little bit harder or land that trick you have been scared of trying for months then it can be a great motivator. If you keep riding and treat others how you like to be treated then be patient and you’ll never know what might happen! 

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 15 June 2020  

Cody Pollard Goodness! 

Photo By Ned Hards

Cody Pollard got up the coast for a night session last weekend. Ned Hards was there to snap a few photos and this is the result! Cody has a style that is unmatched, big airs, fast across the flat bottoms all accompanied by a big smile. Cody rides for the timeless brand T1 because he loves the products and the guys that run the company. Rider owned and run yew! 

As you could probably tell, Cody rides all sorts of transition, spending a lot of time in the deep ends of the blows on the Gold Coast, Pollard has made a style all of his own. Traveling the globe in search of bigger, gnarlier bowls. Cody and the fast and loose crew have been working on a full-length DVD and it's ready for viewing. With the original premiere set for swamp fest 2020, you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for further information on the release of this masterpiece. Until then you are able to watch the Promo they released earlier in 2020 here.

Photo By Ned Hards

 


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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 9 June 2020  

 Denby Chandler Appreciation  

Denby Icepicking a rail out in Ipswich

If you haven’t watched Aeterna yet, (you probably have) Denby had the last section in our first full-length DVD last year. After working hard for 2 years with Mike, Denby’s section was one of a kind, big burly rail moves and technical ledge combos all tied together with a big smile and some explosive energy. Big setups handled properly is a simple way to explain Denby’s riding. Denby’s love for BMX is obvious, not giving up easily and coming out on top is usually how Denby attacks his riding. Check Denby’s Aeterna section.

 

 
Denby has been working hard on a new part for Sunday Bikes that won’t disappoint and should be out toward the middle of next year. While working on this Denby has also managed to film a bunch of clips in between the heavy hitters. Filling out a split section with fellow teammate Brock Olive and good friend D.Street for a recent crew video playing over at DIGBMX. Finishing this video off in true Denby fashion, handling handrails of all sorts. Coming off a knuckle injury Denby suffered on a trip to Berlin late last year, Denby has been healing up, getting ready for more shredding all over the world.
Denby rides a Sunday Sounwave V3 frame, and for good reason, with hollow dropouts for added strength and reduced weight, wave tubing on the top and down tubes, and external gussets for ultimate strength the Soundwave V3 and Denby are an unstoppable combo. 
Looking forward to traveling again once things return to normal, Denby is looking forward to tackling more spots and setups around Australia and the world. Keep an eye out for Denby at your local park or street spot and don’t forget to check out this recent cut of clips from Denby, Jake, and Brock shredding Brisbane. While you’re at it rewatch Denby’s Aeterna B-sides section and welcome to Sunday Bikes video from 2017.
 
 
 
 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 9 June 2020  

With everything that has happened in Australia and the world this year, BMX has remained fairly unscathed. For many of us, we have turned to our bikes and headed out for a roll with all the extra downtime many of us have experienced. Brock Denby and Norris are three guys that haven’t let the downtime get them down. Heading out every single weekend and filming something, these guys have really made the most of the empty streets and desolate public spaces. 

Brock Opposite Ice Grind in Perth

Living in Rockhampton, Jake has been making the trip down to Brisbane all year long. Putting in work on a full length “Tear Da Club Up” filmed and edited by Troy Charlesworth. Coming out later in the year this video will feature full sections from Jake, Dylan Steinhardt James Pease, and many more. Jakes filmed these clips in between filming hammers for Troy.

Ride a bike just like Jake! 

Brock has been hard at work this year on his bike working on a new video to sequel his epic KinkBMX Web Video that came out a couple years back. Brock has been stacking some pretty heavy clips and these are the in-between ones that would otherwise never bee seen!

Brocks Choice from the KINK BMX line

Denby Is always riding, filming, and always smiling. Big tricks with full force is Denby’s style and it’s obvious he hasn’t slowed down at all since the end of Aeterna. Other than dealing with a broken knuckle he suffered in  Berlin late last year. Denby is working on a new piece for Sunday that should be out early next year. 

Stay warm this winter in some Sunday bikes goodies.

Until then here is a mix of the boys shredding an array of Brisbane spots! 

 
 

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Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted: 2 June 2020  

Alex Hiam Morning at Fairfield. 

Alex Hiam headed to Fairfield the other morning before the masses and had a pretty heavy session. Starting out in the bowl Alex warms up and then lets it rip without holding back. Getting back into the swing of things after quarantine, Alex went and had a fun session at an empty Fairfield. Stay tuned to our YOUTUBE channel for fresh content every week! 

 Alex rides his Signature Sweet tooth Frame Forks and Bars available at LUXBMX! 

 


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