82 NEWEL STREET #3R
BROOKLYN, NY 11222
82 NEWEL STREET #3R
BROOKLYN, NY 11222
We consider ourselves hard to work with. These are our friends.
THE GHOST shares similar geometry and demeanor as its predecessor “THE GOAT” yet, not only is the GHOST lighter, stronger and stiffer, but it also offers more aggressive sizing options and improved tire clearance. Revised oversized chainstays keep the frame stiff, while the bottom bracket height is optimized for both grinding and cruising at ghostly speeds. Super short wheelbase, yet never any toe overlap. The perfect combination of aggression, strength and maneuverability are what makes THE GHOST the most fun, and reliable performance freestyle frame available. Designed and ridden by the best.
Ed Wonka LaForte
Huge thanks to Wheeltalk, PRfixed, Ciclo Canibal, Lock Foot Possi, and Bicijangueo
“When I die bury me inside El Local”
Whats it like as a new member of the GRIME so far? ~its great, im super stoked to be apart of the family. Everyone on the team is close and we usually ride as a crew mobbin the streets of SJ.
How long have you been riding? ~1 year
Whats in your future for 2012? ~travel and ride as much as i possibly can. Film and learn as many tricks as I can. I really want to take my girlfriend to Europe sometime this year. Pretty much just put in work and kick it out west
Tell us a little about your new home San Jose? ~It’s been so good!! I love it so far, the spots out here are off the chain. My favorite part about living out here in the mecca is how many kids are getting into the sport and lifestyle.
How do you feel about the fixed freestyle scene as a whole? ~I feel like its growing really fast and kids are pushing this sport to become a more legit sport everyday. It seems like everyone is stepping their game up huge this year. I cant wait to see where this sport goes this year, im stoked to be apart of the dog town stage of this.
Whats your favorite trick? ~mobbin super fast at a handrail and just blasting a tweeked out toothpick!
how you livin? ~It would be much easier if I could just paint you guys a picture
Whats your average day like? ~Wake up around nine hit the shower, make a pot of coffee, some eggs n toast, and just chill on the back porch with Devon and MTS. ED usually mobs over so we can start planning out some spots to hit up. Maybe warm up at a local skatepark.
Any last shout outs? ~MY HOMIES BACK IN KANSAS FUCKING CITY!! MY DAD FOR ALL THE SUPPORT, HARISH ANDERSON FOR SHOWING ME A FIXED GEAR, MY GIRLFRIEND JAY FOR SUPPORTING ME AND EVERYTHING I DO, JOSEPH WILSON, TREVOR SHIELDS, WESLEY STONECIPHER, DAVID J, MATT URLAUB, JAKE WIENS, HOLDFAST, MY MAMA, AND EVERYONE AT GRIME BIKES!!
How long you been riding? ~I been on a bike my whole life 3 years freestyle fixed.
How did you click up with the GRIME team? ~When Ed wonks came to San Jose I tried to show off all of my skills and boom I was put on the team!
Whats in your future? ~My future is a bright one with all the great riders comming to San Jose
How do you feel about the fixed scene as a whole? ~There’s people for me to learn even more from! The industry of fgfs is still too small in my opinion and it’s important for all of us riders to push this sport into the spotlight.
Whats it like living in San Jose? ~Living in San Jose is greater than great good spots to ride pretty ladies and yummy food I love it!
Whats your favorite trick? ~My favorite trick is slowly becoming the super bunny hop haha.
Wheres your head at? ~Lately my head has been in the books.
Whats your average day like? ~An average day goes like this wake up search for new edits online shower eat brush teeth if I got school I hop on my goat and let it take me there, if there’s no school I’ll let the goat take me to a nice ledge or a hubba.
Any last shouts? ~Shout outs to my grime fam of course Alex blanco, Devon Lawson, Matt Montoya, Christian hammer time, Wonka, Mike ts, Krillz, Da Kritsada, Ricardo Lino, lil gaybe and my dad!
So Devo, whats your government name?
And your christian name?
I was never baptized so I wasn’t eligible for one of those things
What do you do to prepare yourself mentally to do a trick you are scared of?
I just think what would e-dolla do?
Where do you currently live? San Jose,Ca
How is that working out for you? Pretty good..I’ve been here almost all of my life haha I’m ready for something new
How often do you eat eggs? I eat eggs 24/7 it’s crazy
Whats your favorite trick to do and your favorite trick to see someone else do? Fav: bar spin. Fav to watch:anything with a smith in it
Thoughts on Grime? More of a family and not just a bike company I ride for…shit is I’ll
So you are the third rider on the Grime Pro Team, we know there is a Wonka pro bar coming out soon; Is there plans for a devon pro part?
Yup, there’s a stem in the works
Lil B or Lil Kim?
90′s lil Kim or throwback lil B? The question is deeper than you think….
Carlos,Matt B,Matt monteezy,Alex blanco, ant combs,randeezy and anyone else out riding with us!
Whats it like holding down the Grime? ~Hah, I am just really happy that Grime has grown to a point where we can now put-on new riders that we believe are pushing the sport in the best possible way for the industry.
I know you are a main designer on all GRIME products, how does that work? ~We all brainstorm, and figure out what we want or what we wish we had; and then we try out best to make it happen. I believe our frame feels the best because we have had the opportunity to figure out the geometry from the ground up. I have always loved design and am excited that now I am getting to work on things far past just screen prints. I still do the clothing graphics but I have also started to do our rough drafts of our hard goods (We have a WONKA pro handlebar coming out soon that I got to design with input from both Ed and Joe).
How long have you been riding? ~Like 3 years.
Whats in your future for 2012? ~Filming a lot more heavily, trying to push myself to learn more tricks and take them to new obstacles. To create parts that the fixed freestyle industry needs and to get more kids on Grime frames.
Tell us a little about your new home San Francisco. ~Well, I actually am living the double city life now. I recently moved my girlfriend into the hippie district of San Francisco and have been staying out there a lot. But starting in February I will be living inSan Jose with Christian Hamrick. He is a good friend and now a Grime flow team rider.
How do you feel about the fixed freestyle scene as a whole? ~I love it. Nothing in my life compares to the excitement I get when I see people push things to wild limits. I am hyped that 26″ wheels and positive bottom bracket height has become the norm. I just want people to have fun with it because its young, and having fun is the only way to build a culture into this still-new action sport.
Whats your favorite trick? ~Smith grind.
How you livin? ~Happily floating around the poverty line. Doing what I love with the people I love.
Whats your average day like? ~Wake up. Drink coffee. Sit on the computer and check the internet, Plan out my day, Then depending on the weather and others, either start designing, start riding or start smoking; Maybe all three.
Any last shout outs? ~KRILLZ, E.W., MY GIRLS, LINDY, SHADES, THE GRIME FAMILY, and all the kids riding because they love it.
~CATS OR DOGS?
They are mans best friend.
~TELL ME ABOUT SHADES
Thats my best friend. Shes a partner in Grime.
~5.0 OR 50-50.
Fifty fifty. You thought i would be a 5-0 guy?
Not wingstop! Steak and lobster. what the fuck, its the best meal ever.
~CAN YOU COOK?
I can cook real well. Mozzarella Carrozza. Its whitebread dipped in egg with mozzarella in between with fried oil.
~YOU GOT A TWIN BROTHER RIGHT?
Yup. Joe Laforte.
~YOU HAVE ANY TWIN STORIES?
Naw not really.
~IPHONE or ANROID.
Iphone all day.
~WHATS YOUR MORNING RITUAL?
Wake up, Get my mind right. Eat some breakfast, umm.. hit the streets.
~WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GRIPS?
Animal Edwin DeLaRosa.
~WHAT GETS YOU HYPE?
~WHEN DID YOU START TATTOOING?
This year. Maybe last year.
~ARE YOU GONNA START TAKING IT SERIOUS?
Naw. I mean maybe. One day. Everyone seems to want one. One day maybe.
~ONE LAST WORD OF ADVICE?
Dont Give up. Keep going. Keep it going. Dont give up. Never. Its wack.