BMX Freestyle has always been about change. The movie Rad heightened the outsider status of BMX Freestyle. Riding BMX Freestyle bicycles on megaramps, skateparks, and dirt jumps is becoming normal, but basketball, baseball, and BMX? For us - the purists, BMX Freestyle's core - BMX Freestyle is not static. When change stops in BMX Freestyle, BMX Freestyle ceases to exist. Curbrider Flow Pedals keep Freestyle alive.
Dew Tour and X Games officials should take a hard look at using Flow Pedals to increase the safety of Megaramp and other BMX Freestyle competitions. What purpose do cranks serve on The Megaramp? Flow Pedals, much like the dynamics of bobsledding, could enable a whole new class of amazing athletic competition and even a whole new industry. For reasons stated in our safety dissertation we believe Flow Pedals will increase the level of performance in competition while making the sport safer for participants of all ages and skill levels. The geometry of The BMX Bicycle make it perfect to adapt to Flow Pedal style riders like Gary Young, Chase Hawk, and Mike Aitken.
In 2006 I founded RedEndo BMX to change the BMX scene in Tucson which was steeped in controversy, crime, and cross-displinary in-fighting. At that time, there were no safe public places to ride BMX Freestyle and kids were sharing drainage ditches with hobos and illegal immigrants to get a session. 7 years later, Kevin Paraza, a regular at Premesis Park in Tucson takes first in Simple Session vs the world's best park riders and earns a spot on the most prestigious BMX team in the sport, Mongoose BMX. Mission accomplished. It took a lot of hard work by a lot of riders, families, legislators, and law enforcement, but Tucson and RedEndo BMX are great examples of how it's possible to turn things around in your community!
Click here to read "I got the bug" by John Dale.
Click here to see the full story of a Flow Pedals bottom/bracket conversion on an electric mountain bike.
Our most recent batch of Flow Pedals are in! They are high-pressure injection-molded in The U.S.A. from DuPont SUPER TOUGH 10% glass-filled nylon. They are far stronger than anything we've ever put out.
Curbrider Flow Pedals are essential BMX safety gear. Cranks, sprockets, and chains are used to make the bike go forward. Flow Pedals are made to make the bike go upward .. safely.
Curbrider makes unique patented products for BMX that make BMX Freestyle more accessible and safe for everyone.
Achieving a flow state is a great way to combat narcissism. See Keith Campbell's book.