After making the move from Volume Bikes to Verde in April of this year, Ryan ‘Biz’ Jordan released an awesome video part in the Demolition Parts video “Last Chance,” grabbed a spot on the DC Shoes pro team, watched the Chris Rock movie “CB4,” relearned half barspins and retired from riding trails. Biz also took the time to build up a new 21″ top tube Verde Kevin Kiraly frame, and was nice enough to sit down and run through his latest setup with us. Click on the gallery to check out Biz’s new Verde.
Biz rides the Kiraly frame with a 21″ top tube, Verde’s cartel forks, Verde’s Brian Yeagle signature bars, and an array of components from his parts sponsor, Demolition. This ain’t no Auburn. The Kiraly frame features a CNC machined Mid B/B, investment cast brake bridge, integrated clamp, removable brake mounts and secondary chain stay bends for added tire clearance. In the front, Biz rides a Demolition female axle Phantom hub, Demolition Zero rim, and Demolition’s 2.35″ Momentum tire. Biz was not available to comment on the type of peg he rocks in the front. More parts from Demolition include Demolition’s Revolt crank, Demolition’s F-1 sprocket (28t) and a Shadow Conspiracy Interlock V2 chain. Biz rides former Volume team mate Jason Enns’ signature Volume grip, and that unusual piece of metal with a tube sticking out of it is what older BMX riders call an Odyssey brake lever. Demolition’s Momentum tires features the lightest wire bead available, with 110 psi, low profile rectangle tread pattern, and colors of black and skin wall. Biz likes the squares, because they remind him of Square One. Demolition’s Keystone stem is endorsed by Demolition team rider and close friend of Biz, Chris Doyle. The top load stem features extensive internal and external machining and six hollow bolts to keep weight down. Biz’s seat of choice is Demolition’s D-Fat seat, named for La Manokham’s hearty appetite, and Demolition’s Pivotal post. Demolition’s low-profile Vulcan brakes feature a sealed bearing pivot for smoother brake pull, Demolition pads and braided straddle cable. These things work great, if you’re old and like to stop without ruining your shoes. Biz’s rear wheel setup includes an Alienation 9t freecoaster, Demolition Zero rim, Demolition Team peg and a well used hub guard to keep everything rolling smooth.
“It has been a long road back to riding well on the track. I had a few setbacks with pressure sores and with my ankle that forced me to get my Achilles and other tendons clipped and straightened out. That was 10 weeks ago. Mobility is a bit of an issue right now, but overall I feel great with my progress with just a few days of riding under my belt,” said an optimistic Hill.
“My goal is to be ready to rock at Anaheim 1. I have put blood, sweat, and tears into my recovery and I will not settle for anything less than greatness on the track. I am incredibly excited for the 2012 season to start.”
Team owner, Carey Hart, is rightfully excited to see Josh back on his bike. “I couldn’t be happier to see Josh back on the Supercross track. It has been a rough couple years and I’m glad that he will be with us when he makes his return to A1!”
The Dodge Motorsports / Hart and Huntington Supercross team will make be back in action January 7th in Anaheim to kick-off the 2012 Supercross season.
Bliss n Eso present their latest video project, Coastal Kids! The song’s concept revolves around the prominence of the coastal lifestyle in Australia and references many of the outdoor activities and breathtaking imagery that the country is renowned for. Featuring some of the biggest names in the Action Sports Industry, all coming together for this first of a kind music video. Staring athletes from Freestyle Motocross, BMX, Wakeboarding, Surfing & Skateboarding
We have a fresh new video from a portrait that Twig inked last night at Hart and Huntington Orlando.