Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tonight is a little "best trick" jam at The Shed in stellenbosch. R10 to enter and winnner takes all. Should be fun considering they have moved the big grind box/driveway over to the other side ot he park, where the Spox was. I'm so amped to go hit that setup and put my DayLife pegs through another beating. They are holding up great!
See you at the park. I'll be the guy with the angry face who is snaking everyone.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Daylife will be making 7075 and 6082 marine grade alu sprockets in different sizes and colours. You can expect them around next week. prices for parts coming soon.
Seems like the "fountain" stem is holding up to Werner M's beating. No problems yet, although we are busy with a bit of tweaking here and there. (rounding some edges of and might split the front end) .
When Werner M is done testing his stem, it will be past on to Basil for further demolishing.
That's all for now
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Self-filmed edit of James Brawn putting the DayLife pegs through some grinds at the Maitland park.
Song: Boy Jones - I want a million
More at http://wcbmx.blogspot.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wayne, Clemi, James and Savage hit up the new Langebaan park
Wayne Reiche put this edit together of him, Stephen Savage, Clemie de Bruin and me riding the new Langebaan park. Wayne and Savage both ride for The Riot so go check them out.
(Take a good look at that Salvo frame. It's totaly pimped with the Giant parts and the best setup I've ever had).
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I love Animal/Skavenger/Skapegoat DVD's and edits because the riding is so accessable and is full of "tricks" that I acutally have a chance of doing. The DVD runs at just over an hour of solid riding with no fancy editing and a good mix of music. It features the whole Animal team and has two mix sections of other well known riders too. If you liked any of the other Animal DVD's, this is a must.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
First off the build quality is awesome. The guy who welds all the frames for Salvo, welds airplanes for living, so I was expecting a good finish. The end product is even better than that. The welding is top notch and you can see the guy knows whats he’s doing and is proud of his work. Coupled with the post-weld heat treatment process, this makes for a tough, clean looking frame.
My frame is raw and there are no "burn marks" around the welds because the whole frame was reheated and this makes all the tubing basiclly become one unit and all the tubing ends up the same colour again.
All the tubing is aircraft grade 4130 imported from the USA and even the headtubes and BB shells come from FBM! The top and down tubes are 1.2mm thick straight gauge tubing and the whole frame still only wieghts 4.65lbs. The shorter headtube with the 75* angle makes for a lively feeling frame and feels great for front wheel tricks. The downtube has a neat hollow gusset on the underside too to add some strenght.
The back end is 13.4in slammed and my 25/9 ratio fitted great. The dropouts are micro to say the least and they hide away very nicely behind my pegs. Even with running 2 hub guards, my rear wheel slotted in perfect and I had the whole bike built up in under 30mins.
The seat and chain stays are not capped at the ends and this gives and nice effect and saves a little weight too. My frame does not come with brake mounts but frames can odviously be ordered with a choice of top or bottom mounts.
Thats it for now. I’ll be filming a little edit this week and you’ll get to see the frame in action.
Monday, July 19, 2010
This has been under wraps for a little while but some rumours have been floating around. Well here it is, the DayLife stem. I'll post all the technical info later, because nobody ever reads this stuff anyway, but for now just take look and enjoy. To order this and other DayLife parts call Werner at 076 744 3592.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I must say that this is the most creative design that I have seen in Cape Town. I've seen "plaza" designs in DVD's and magazines but to see one in real life got my creative juices flowing. I really can't wait to ride this place. Well done to the designers and the construction guys who made it. It's top notch.
I did hear one of the foremen complaining about a BMXer who gave him some back chat the other day and told him to F-off, and I'm not too happy about that. If you go there and get cocky with people, you are just making it worse for the next BMXer who rolls up. Not alot of people like bikes and if you're going to go around making more enemies, one of your enemies is going to be me. Respect the park, respect the other skaters, riders and locals and don't piss anyone off!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
A quick edit of James Brawn testing the DayLife pegs in and around Cape Town. James also works for Giant South Africa and rides what he reps. Another edit coming soon.
Filming by Mr Tripod, Scott Owen and Stephen Savage. (thanks)