Super stoked to announce that we have added new members to the family- San Diego BMX shredders Hoang Tran , DJ Mull, (Dirt) Ron Pitcher and Robbie Nelson. Being a native to the city DJ was very instrumental in assembling the team, givin the diversity of the brand I was very selective on who would be a good fit. We saw what these guys were doing and the fact that they had their own style to everything they do. These are the types of people we want to throw our support to. Our biggest focus with UVT from the start was the DIY mindset, supporting the kid that is misunderstood and often overlooked but talented in his own way. Finding like minded people who put all they have into doing what they love and dont follow what everyone else thinks is cool. That family has always been the core of our brand and these guys are a natural fit. For anyone interested in meeting them personally the bmx team riders live in San Diego and can be found hanging out at the brands Flagship store in San Diego. On behalf of the entire UVT family I want to thank DJ, Hoang, Dirt Ron and Robbie for believing in what we are putting into the world and standing behind it. Without further a due please everyone welcome our very own UVTBMX Squad……
I first met Oryu a couple years ago while visiting my longtime friend Bobby Tribal in San Diego. We spent the day making the rounds throughout SD visiting various people and places. Oryu was visiting from Japan, shooting photos, taking notes and filming the entire time. It was really cool to see how interested and attentive he was to his craft. It wasn’t until the end of the day when Oryu handed me a copy of his (at the time) latest issue of Lost Angels that I realized how amazingly well put together his documentation of the west coast onto those glossy sheets really was. We exchanged contact information that day and continued to stay in touch via email.
A few months later Oryu told me his was headed back out West. I picked him up in my truck with all his camera equipment to take him around to meet some of our friends. To me the most important thing about myself and our brand is the strong community of friends that we have made since day 1. We jammed down the road bumping old NOFX. Made a few stops at different friends shops, such as Heritage Tattoo to see my Brother Menso and the crew, Dustin over at Meyer Chassis and the good people over at Biltwell.
Over the course of the day making conversation, Oryu kept asking me about myself and my life. I’m not the type of person who opens up much to people, but for some reason I was ok breaking down to him what I’ve gone through. Ended up grabbing some beers, and swapped stories for hours. Since then I consider him a close friend. Thru out the next year and half we continued to hang out when he was out here and I continued to take him around to visit homies. This 10 page spread is a documentation of those missions, and highlights of myself, my partners, and some of our friends. I am honored to have spent time with Oryu working on this project and hope you enjoy it.
” Street Angels ” is special edition annual issue of 38 Timez Magazine from Japan and is a must have for collectors and those who love lowrider culture.
We brought in Menso to hand draw the Us Versus Them X Street Angels Graphic based upon a flip of another upcoming fall 13 graphic drawn by Graham. Group effort as always makes it all come together. Both the magazine and Tees are available now via our online store.
The beast is loose ! Here are a few pics from our sponsored build with Casey Johnson and his HEADCASE CUSTOMS. The bike was built to make the EDR ride this year. Simple modifications where done to achieve a cafe/flat tracker look. The swing arm was stretched, raised the back and dropped the front. Thank you PROGRESSIVE SPRINGS! It has a modified sporty tank and a custom tail section. The bars are made by hand the controls are Brembo and dirt bike. The idea was to make less more so the lights were hidden and molded to tail section along with mounting the license plate in front of the rear tire. Can’t wait to take her for a rip on some local backroads! I am gonna strap on a GOPRO and share the experienbce with you. Thanks again Casey and everyone that made this project possible.