Nick Jones @ Random

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Anthony DeRosa wowing a crowd of kids doing wheelies on department store mountain bikes last summer in Philly; shot on my dads old Minolta X-570 loaded with some Kodak Portra 400, probably at f/8 or so and a shutter of 1/1000th.

- Nick Jones

2014

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Here we go again… Hope everyone had a great New Years Eve and is excited to get 2014 going! If you haven’t noticed, we made a few changes to the site to kick off the new year and can’t wait to get moving. We have some awesome new features ready to roll out for everyone, lots of dope stuff to blog about, and we’ve invited in the Goodfeelin crew in as bloggers to post some of their photos here and there, and couldn’t be more excited about 2014.

Huge thanks to everyone for their continued support and here’s to a great year!!! (p.s. does any one else think it’s completely crazy that it’s 2014… time goes by way to fast)

PREVIEW: 2014 Verde Completes

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As in years past, the folks at Verde have come through with a preview of their upcoming 2014 completes. These guys should be available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, click below to eyeball the new bikes.

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Q&A: Walter Pieringer vs. Jay Roe

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When Brian Yeagle contributed his recent interview with Walter Pieringer, he inadvertently kicked off a project I've been meaning to start for some time.

The idea is basically to do an ongoing interview of sorts, where the previous interviewee goes on to interview someone of their choosing. So Brian Yeagle interviewed Walter Pieringer, and now Walter has chosen to interview Jay Roe.

Click below to check that out.

Enjoy!

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Flashback Friday: Artist Q&A’s

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Over the years, we’ve gotten our hands on some great artists and accumulated some interesting Q&A’s. I am a fan of all these dudes, which is why I reached out to them in the first place. These guys are still doing great stuff and you should recognize some of these names by now if you follow the art world. If not, click below to check out the interviews. They are are all worth revisiting.

Andrew Holder

Mark Weaver

Jon Contino

Frank Chimero

Wilmer Murillo

Grotesk

Flashback Friday: Clint Reynolds

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Welcome Timothy Burkhart

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We’re happy to announce that Chicago based photographer & rider Timothy Burkhart will be joining us here at Defgrip.

We happened to come in contact with Timothy one day, and one thing lead to another. We found that we had similar interests and bringing him on board worked out naturally. Timothy has been a fan of the site for some time, has a BFA in photography/studio art, is currently handling photo duties for The Bakery and carries too many cameras. He knows what we’re about and we look forward to having his posts in the mix.

Follow Timothy on Tumblr and  Instagram.

On This Date Last Year…

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We posted our interview with Dennis Enarson.

[RE-UP] All Defgrip Originals

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Are you new to Defgrip? Just started checking the site over the last year or 2? Well, time to catch up on some sweet original content our crew have produced. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, there’s no harm in revisiting these again. Either way, we appreciate ya.

Harrison Boyce and Andrew McMullen have sat down with some interesting BMX & NON-BMX characters for video interviews starting back in 2008. These interviews were pretty different for BMX at the time and I think they did a good job at connecting you with these people (I didn’t produce them so I can say that, ha). Subjects include Ruben Alcantara, Cory Nastazio (probably the most talked about Original), Greyboy, The History of Oakley and much much much more…

Click below to check out all the Defgrip Originals. Enjoy!

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