That's right, we are becoming regulars in the media world despite a modest marketing budget(to say the least!) Right now the talk of the town is FTW being featured in the current issue of Bike Magazine in the "Handmade" section. Frank sounds off about stuff that only he can and makes some daring promises and predictions! Oh yeah, some guy named Skye took the photo, heard that dude is a freak?! Look for a sweet ad coming up in the August Photo annual featuring the riding of our freeride superstar Mike Wilson and the photography and design of his father Doug and bro Jimmie.
Cover boy? Ya, our man in the trenches of Vietnam, Dane Berk has been busy, on the cover of "Singletracks" magazine doing a nasty trick aboard his beloved Ridge. He also just finished up a photo shoot with Mountain Bike Action where rumour has it, he was going off the nut!
Canadian wonderboy Andrew Sherry or "Shrew" got us a product shot of his shiny DNA in the July issue of Mountain Bike Magazine. The story profiles "The Gathering" dirt jump contest that he and others in the Sinister "Fam" entered in.
Close to home the local newspaper did a story on Sinister Bikes and a couple weeks later a story on "Downhill Mountain Bike Phenomenom", Rob Westover, longtime Sinister employee who rarely gets the credit he deserves. (this place would fall apart without him around) The story profiled his success in the Peru Megavalanche race where he was the top US finisher and 16th overall! The boy is a ripper!
The new issue of Dirt has a profile on the Spooky Metalhead and gives glowing credit to FTW!
Mark Veilleux has been super busy producing and filming video projects. Mark won best action bike movie of the year at the 2005 Boston Bike Awards. He released a Bruce and Toms video that many claim is the best one of the area that has been done to date. I was lucky enough to be a featured rider...well not lucky, I paid him off. Check it out, https://www.veilleuxfilms.com/Bruce%20and%20toms.wmv
He also produced an amazing preview of the full length video from our Sinister Bikes/Freeride Peru, Megavalanche trip that we all went on this past February, and it looks killer! check it out at(i paid him off again, this is getting expensive dude) https://veilleuxfilms.com/peru%20preview.wmv
He is also currently producing a Sinister Bikes Video so stay tuned for that!
We also have a sick video of Shane Wode, one of our pro riders on the Endo Imports Sinister Team, check it at https://files.farkin.net/farkin-06-brookfield-large.mov
This has been an amazing year, keep your eyes peeled, who knows where else we may be popping up!?