New Verde Site

Verde Bike website

Verde just updated their site. Check it out! –

Jesse Whaley

jesse whaley

Check out a feature, 15 – in – 15, with Jesse Whaley on the Verde site.

Beside Myself


Since I was 11 years old Lee Reynolds has been my favorite rider. Aside from Brian Blyther, I feel like Lee and fellow Brit Craig Campbell were the first freestylers to “have style”, if I may be so bold. They did fewer tricks, but better… a trait that seems to have come full circle for those of us who can’t get enough Chase Hawk or Mike Aitken or Eddie Cleveland.

As you can imagine it was an honor for me to meet Lee this past weekend at the Old School Reunion and watch him kill the vert ramp on his new Verde complete. I told him the story about how, in 1989, I tore a photo of him out of a magazine and and sent it to Haro with a self addressed stamped envelope, hoping for an autograph. Lee, being the gentleman he is, signed and returned it to me and that gesture has stuck with me for the last 20 years.

Look for a full length Lee Reynolds interview coming soon on Defgrip.



Check out a quick Q&A with our boy Mike over on Verde.

New Greenhouse Site

Greenhouse Distribution, the home of Verde, DUO, Fly and Cinema Wheel Co. in the US has just launched a new site/online store.

Check out the new Greenhouse site here.

Verde/Pendleton Giveaway Postponed

The latest news from the Verde camp at Interbike is that Don Pendleton is sick with Pneumonia. Which means that he’s chilling in Ohio and not at Interbike, which means that the live customization/giveaway I talked about here is now postponed until a later date.

Most likely the Verde/Don Pendleton custom bike giveaway will now take place online. When we get the date I’ll pass it on to all of you. If you’re bored at Interbike, I suggest heading to the Greenhouse booth anyway and asking Lou Capparelli to tell you the story of how he once rammed into a stopped Nissan Altima while doing 50mph on a foggy east coast highway in the DK truck/trailer with me in the passenger seat.

Get well soon Don!

Verde and Estate Fitted

Speaking of Verde, here’s a nice preview of a hat they are working on with Estate Los Angeles. I’m not sure if this is just a sample or what, but it’s looking good!!

Check out some photos after the jump – READ MORE

Don Pendleton & Verde @ Interbike 4 Stephen

Baddass artist Don Pendleton will be custom painting a Verde bike at the Greenhouse booth at Interbike this week. If you’re at the show, stop by the booth on Wednesday to see the magic happen in person. By donating $5 to the Stephen Murray fund, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win that same one-of-a-kind custom Verde bike.

Special thanks to Odyssey for outfitting the Verde/Pendleton bike with a parts kit.

Click below for all the info.


Verde 2009 Completes

Click below to see photos of the new Verde line, which will be on display at the Greenhouse booth at Interbike next week.