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Canberra BMX Exhibition: 'Crete and Clay

'CRETE & CLAY:

20+ Years of Canberra BMX Photo/Video/Art exhibition

Saturday 29 June @ Soulution 16/5 Soundy Close Belconnen ACT

6pm - Late

Free entry

BYO

Get there and see the best thing to happen in Canberra over the last two decades.

Featuring works from:

Brendan Boeck, Cooper Brownlee, James Fox, Nick Gascoine, Jack Gruber, Troy Harradine, Tyson Jones-Peni, Aidan Rice, Raine Turnbull, Rhys Williams and more.

canberra bmx exhibition crete and clay
June 20, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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Wild DIY BMX curve wallride best trick at ACT Jam 2023 (video)

Set your alarm - ACT Jam 2024 is on November 15 - 17 in Canberra!

This footage was from the 2023 ACT Jam, Day two at Stromlo Forest Park, at a DIY skatepark built in a couple of days by Jason Watts and the crew.

Some of the best BMX riders in the world were in attendance, mixing it up with local and underground shredders.

Best trick winner was Beechy! But some wild moves were thrown down by riders like Jonny Mackellar, Brayden McPharlin, Boyd Hilder and more.

ACT JAM 2023

Naming Rights Partner:

Boost Mobile

Major Partners:

Vans

Bentspoke Brewing Co.

Back Bone BMX

Red Bull

Supporting Partners:

Wethepeople BMX

S&M Bikes

Maxxis

ODI

Colony BMX

Filmed by Stew Johnson, edited by Cooper Brownlee

May 30, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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Iconic music in BMX video parts

BMX and its use of music contributes to the one part of the vastness of what makes BMX culture so amazing.

I've got my top three iconic BMX video part music choices below, plus a bonus video part section... See them all here.

May 28, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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ACT Jam 2023 Belco Bowl video

Set your alarm - ACT Jam 2024 is on November 15 - 17 in Canberra!

This footage was from the 2023 ACT Jam, Day one at Belconnen skatepark.

Some of the best BMX riders in the world were in attendance, mixing it up with local and underground shredders.

See the full ACT Jam 2023 recap and photo gallery here

ACT JAM 2023

Naming Rights Partner:

Boost Mobile

Major Partners: Vans

Bentspoke Brewing Co.

Back Bone BMX

Red Bull

Supporting Partners:

Wethepeople BMX

S&M Bikes

Maxxis

ODI

Colony BMX

Filmed by Stew Johnson, edited by Cooper Brownlee

May 08, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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History of Backbone: Fit Bike Co team in store

This was a special time in Backbone BMX history; our first shop and the biggest in store we've ever had. It was 2008 (we think) and a powerhouse of a Fit BMX team came through.
May 02, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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The 3 most iconic BMX tabletops of all time

There's little debate on the most iconic trick of all time on a BMX.. It's the tabletop.

I wanted to share 3 of my favourite tabletops of all time, these came from videos that I watched over and over... and over, again.

All from different times in BMX, but these 3 tabletops had the most impact on me and I still think about them to this day.

These days, the best tabletops are ridiculously good, riders like Benn Pigot, Larry Edgar, J Dogg and Matt Cordova are just a few that come to mind; but I just had to share 3 that were the most impactful of all time.

Tricks continue to evolve and get increasingly difficult - real life BMX is beating video games in trick difficulty at this point - but there is something that will never stop being special about a tabletop. Even Logan Martin can fold and hold with the best of them.

The tabletop is one of the first tricks we try to learn and it will be the trick every BMX rider will continue to be stoked on for the rest of time.

The tabletop is BMX. Go fold one!

- Tyson

Stauffer's got plenty to offer! His is the first tabletop I think of when I think 'How to do a tabletop on a BMX'. Amazing.

Justin Inman with the best 360 table of all time? From Fitbikeco's Fit Life video

The iconic Ruben table from T-1's You Get What You Get.

Will Gunn is my honourable mention; still gets me so stoked to see him lay one over every time.

Backbone BMX Fold 'N' Hold T-Shirt | Buy now at Australia's #1 BMX shop
April 28, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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Jack Gruber 'A While Between Drinks'

A while between drinks’ was filmed in the transition of moving from Canberra ACT to Melbourne Victoria - and what a ride that was. 262-ish days of lockdown in Melbourne, a fractured foot and ribs, torn ankle ligaments and still a bunch of awesome times sprinkled throughout...

- Jack Gruber

April 02, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
troy lee designs d4 helmet 2024 review

Troy Lee Designs D4 Helmet Review (2024) - Is a $1100 AUD full face helmet worth it?

Used by everyone from World Champion BMX racers, to the wildest Freeride MTBers, the Troy Lee D4 helmet offers up the highest level of protection and features of just about any full face helmet on the market.

With the range making its way into Backbone, we thought we'd see what the benefits - and potential setbacks - are of the latest Troy Lee D4 full face helmet release, comparing all three options.

March 23, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni
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Mike Aitken: The BMX GOAT

Just wanted to share with you the greatest of all time, Mike Aitken.

Mikey is a huge inspiration here at Backbone.

His style on and off the bike, his attitude, his trick selection, his bike setup... Mike Aitken influenced BMX in a way that would be hard to replicate. In fact, we're sure no one has influenced BMX like Mikey has, since...

Read on.

March 05, 2024 — Tyson Jones-Peni