On loan from Aaron Amstutz
BMX (Bicycle Motocross) began in the early 1970s on dirt tracks in southern California and quickly gained popularity. By 1977 the American Bicycle Association (ABA) was organized as a national sanctioning body for the growing sport. In 1981, the International BMX Federation was founded, the first world championships were held in 1982 and in 1993, BMX became integrated into the UCI. Freestyle BMX is now one of the staple events at the annual Summer X Games Extreme Sports. The International Olympic Committee made BMX a medal sport for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
Typical BMX bikes have a number of distinguishing features, starting with the much smaller frame size, 20-inch wheels, and high handlebars to give racers an upright position when riding. It has only one fixed low gear, suited to quick races but not great for long rides. “Freestyle” BMX bikes also have pegs extending from the front and rear axles for standing on or riding halfpipe and handlebars that can be rotated through 360 degrees.
This is a custom bicycle put together by Aaron Amstutz. “At the time it was new, this bike was considered a street/park/dirt jumping setup. It was not intended to be raced, however adding a padset, number plate, and removing the pegs is all that is needed to race. Even then, at over 30 lbs, it would be a disadvantage. The bike was built more for brute strength.”
Designer/builder: Aaron Amstutz/ 2000 S&M (frame, fork, stem)Terrible One (handlebars, pegs), Redline 401 Flight (crankset), New School Redline Flight Sealed (bottom bracket), Kink 44 (chainwheel), Primo Rod (seatpost), Haro Dave Mirra (seat),
Country of Origin: USA
Weight: 15422g/ 34lbs.