Mosh DJ 1¿$245Designed by Jerry Bagley
“As far as the square tubing on the bike, I didn’t really have a part in that. That part was designed when I got on the team. I changed the geometry to a way that’s better for trails, street and ramp. The way it was set up was kind of weird, so I basically helped correct that. It’s probably the strongest bike I’ve ever ridden because the head tube is reinforced. I used to ovalize a frame like every month, but with this bike it’s been a while since I’ve done that. I’m totally stoked on it.”
S&M Sabbath¿$289Designed by Sean McKinney
“We did the Sabbath because I got sponsored by S&M and was trying to ride a Heavy as F***, but it sucked. Chris Moeller said, “Well then make a bike that will work for you.” We went ahead and came up with the Sabbath design. We wanted it to be a flatland frame, but we also wanted it to be a frame that wouldn’t break. We wanted to make a bike that was flatland-size, but that would take the street punishment.
“Now, because we have all these street frames¿the Next Generation bikes¿we’ve gone ahead and lightened the Sabbath up. Basically we’re changing it into a flatland frame rather than an all-purpose frame. We took the platform off and changed the tubing…It’s about two pounds lighter than the old one now. We also put Gyro tabs on to get it more flatland oriented.
“Everything on the new bike is the same as the original Sabbath design, same length, same angles¿we’ve just trimmed her up and slimmed her down. Instead of a standing platform, we have some really sexy seat stays. No more standing platform¿we’ve got seatstays that are curved like a pair of sexy hips.”
Standard Shaman¿$360Designed by Bobby Fisher
“I rode a Standard Shorty for a long time and I always thought about getting a Lengthy, but I kind of wanted to get rid of the platform altogether. I had Rick Moliterno build me a frame that’s almost as long as a Lengthy so I can ride street on it, but it’s also short enough to ride flatland because I didn’t want to have to ride two bikes. Basically I just picked the front-end off of a Tao because it had more scuffing room. I got the STA rear-end and stuck it on. I like that rear-end a lot because it’s strong, and that’s mainly the street part of the bike. I basically just put a few frames together.
“I got an interview in ride a couple of years ago, and Rick called me and said people had been asking what kind of frame I was riding. I guess there was one shot that was real big, and you could see the frame real good. Kids were calling about it, and Rick decided to make a couple. People ended up buying them, I guess because it’s a good length and people wanted to be able to have an overall bike. I’ve seen more people riding street on it than flat. It seems like shorter bikes are kind of more in for flat. I guess it’s selling pretty good, I’ve seen quite a few of them.”