There are some riders out there who lose their control really quick and Shane Weston is one of them. I know how pissed you get trying one trick over and over again fro one hundred plus time and still can’t pull it. Nathan Williams dropped this quick and pretty interesting edit of Shane getting mad. Don’t really into throwing my bike around the place, but I know I sure will curse like crazy when killing myself on a trick. Must see.
Eclat recently caught up with Darryl Tocco to talk about the move from California to Austin, Texas, fresh spots to ride andfilming and editing for the upcoming Kink “Squash It” DVD.
Spent a minute with crankflip master and Eclat rider Phil Demattia shredding some indoor ramps. Phil is a really original rider, who gets stuff pulled that you would never expect it will be pulled. 360 cranfklip to manual to 180 was nice.
These are the new Eclat Zap grips. If you like flangless grips, but you don’t mind having a bit of flang, these might be perfect for you. Zap grips are made out of soft kraton rubber, are 190mm long and available in four different colors, black, blue, white and gum. Find more photos here.
There are companies offering bikes tools around the globe, but Animal Bikes, The Shadow Conspiracy and now Eclat are one of the first that started offering multi-tools. These tools are amazing and even look really cool. Not long ago Eclat also released a brand new spoke key, that will fit perfectly on your keys. Get more photos of both tools here.
If you know Dillon Lloyd and if you are familiar with his riding, then you already know that what you will be seeing above is full of craziness and damn good riding. You are right. Dillon’s new Eclat web edit is insane, especially last three clips. Ever saw 180 to double peg to tailwhip out before? or double peg to hop over opposite tailwhip? Watch it and then click here and take a peek at Eclat’s all new website.
Eclat’s all new Windowseat, Darryl Tocco’s signature, is available now. If you are looking for a not too fat and not too slim seat and get a better grip when pinching your seat with you legs, this one could be the one.
It looks like Ashley Charles parted way with his parts sponsor Eclat. No info where is he going next, but as soon as the news drop, we’ll have the news posted here.
“I have been a part of Eclat, Wethepeople and Wemakethings for over ten years now. That is a long time when it comes to anything in life especially when that is a third of the time you have been on this earth. To me, it has always been a family and I have seen it grow from four people in a small Cologne office to the successful brand it has become. They are the reason I was able to start traveling the world 10 years ago and because of that, they have had a part in making me the person I am today. I have met so many amazing people through them, filmed my first full video part with them and got my first signature products through them. To say I owe them a lot would be a massive understatement! I have the utmost respect for the brands they do and especially for all the hard work that Harry and Klaus have put in over the years, even at the risk of their own health at times. They have done all this for the simple reason that they love BMX and want to see it grow in a positive way. Life is about growing and learning as we make our journey through this world. In recent times and down to no fault of anyone’s I have found myself heading in a different direction from Wemakethings and éclat. Because of these differences and because of the respect I have for Harry and the friendship we have, it is time for me to move forward on my path. I seriously can not thank them enough for everything they have done for me over the past ten years and can say in confidence that the bond we have made will still be the same if not stronger in another 10.”- Ashley Charles
“For me, my time spent with Ashley is not just that from the point of view of a team manager, it’s from that of a friend. I first met Ashley around the time of the millennium, we travelled together, rode in jams together, got hammered drunk in Bournemouth together and always bumped into each other at various events and while he was touring with WETHEPEOPLE. When I first got the job as Team Manager for Éclat I was instantly excited as I would be able to hang out more with Ash, and the first trip I made was to see him shortly before he left for the states. Its fair to say that Ash has been going through a definite transition in life recently, one that has made him realize a lot about his direction in life. It doesn’t help when you have to go through the ordeal of having two knee surgeries in a year. I often think that people forget he has dedicated over half his life to riding bikes and just because those knees are feeling the strain it doesn’t mean he’s slowing down, he’s just entering a new stage in his adventurous existence. Part of this transition has seen him unfortunately re calculate his options and subsequently his decision to leave éclat. The silver lining here is that we still remain friends, back where we started and although we are truly sad to have a great friend and rider leave the team we wish him the very best of luck in everything he does from now on.”- Paul Robinson
During the recent filming trip for the upcoming Dan’s Comp DVD, Shane Weston and Stew Johnson took a little of their time to film this video bike check, where Shane runs you through his current Fly and Eclat setup along with throwing down a few combos for you to check out. I must say that it is really hard to notice the difference between regular and opposite barspins.