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Levan’s bike update

We posted Jimmy’s bike check a few months ago and he recently got some new parts for it. It’s a Purple Rain wheelset that we’ve been saving for him and it’s looking great on his bike!

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Jimmy Q&A, Part 2!

Here is part two of Jimmy Levan’s Q&A. If you missed Part 1, you can view it HERE. In this portion, he answers your questions about gaps, techniques for over-coming fear and all time favorite tricks. He even slides a couple rails for you in the end!

Jimmy Q&A!

Here’s the first part of Jimmy’s Q&A from the questions you guys posted a while ago. There was a lot of questions in there so we’re splitting the video up into two segments. In this portion, Jimmy talks about things from world travel to what it’s like to experience death. The sun even came out for a bit while we were filming this Q&A so there’s a few riding clips thrown in at the end! Watch the vid and stay tuned for part two!

Jimmy Levan Bike Check

FRAME: 2010 Metal Rebel Contender
FORK: Race Classic
STEM: Elementary V3
BARS: Metal Bikes
GRIP: Jimmy Levan Signature
BAR-ENDS: Bar Savers
LEVER: Monolever, Small
BRAKE PADS: Slim by Four
SPROCKET: Metal Bikes
CRANKS: Twombolt, 175mm
PEDALS: Trailmix
SEAT CLAMP: Integrated
SEAT: Metal Bikes
HUB (F): G-Sport Marmoset
HUB (R): V3 Cassette
RIM (F): Seven K-A
RIM (R): Hazard Lite
TIRES: Dirt Path, K-Lyte, 2.2″
PEGS: JPEG Lighter

In case you were wondering what Jimmy’s riding these days, here a flipbook for you to look through! It’s an all metal bike for the guy who runs Metal Bikes. Read more for a brief Q&A about his setup and a few extra photos.

Also, keep checking back ’cause there’ll be a new video of Jimmy popping up soon!

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Jimmy Levan Q&A

Jimmy Levan

We’ll be doing a Jimmy Levan Q&A soon and want to gather up some questions from you guys. If there’s a question you’ve been pondering lately that you’re just dying to have answered, now’s your chance. Just Ask Jimmy and he’ll share with you decades of experience and BMX awesomeness.

Ask away in the comments section!

Adam Banton and Duff’s team

Adam Banton

Duffs just put up their latest installment of “Team on the Team.” This time around it’s Adam Banton‘s take on other Duffs riders, including fellow Odyssey rider, Jimmy Levan. Read it here.

Jimmy Levan and Aitken news…

Ben came across this Jimmy Levan bio in a 1991 issue of Go Magazine. To put it into perspective, at the time of the interview, he was 17 years old and had national number 14 for 17 expert in racing. The full scan’s after the jump, but to get to it, you have to envision yourself doing a bar hop.

I wanted to put up the scan earlier but the scanner at work wasn’t working so now you’re getting an evening update. However, things worked out ’cause I came across this other little gem when I got on my computer (originally from Ryan Fudger’s box):

The other day a bunch of us went riding around downtown with Aitken. We went to the vegan Chinese place and then cruised around downtown. It was so good to see him back on his bike all stoked. The craziest news is that Mike rode the first four sets at Tanner today. I wasn’t down there today, but when I heard it I couldn’t believe it. – Matt Beringer

Read that again and then high five the next person you see.

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Jimmy Levan footage

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JTML Interview!

Jimmy Levan, attempting to jump a trailer! MTV SMF 2, C.1998. Photo from

Earlier today, I was trying to track down the online scan of Jimmy Levan jumping the Austin Church Gap and came up empty handed. I was bummed… but then this interview popped up at

EDIT: The photo’s in there now, along with a better, non-sequence photo of the trailer gap! What a great way to start the day. Thanks Will!

Jim C, Aaron Ross and Terry Adams

No actual JTML news but here’s a five year old photo

Here are some team updates from this past week. Steven Spielberg twittered about Jim Cielencki’s tooth-hanger ET a few days ago. It was in regards to a web edit JC made. In it, JC walks you through the Model C and capped the video off with some solid riding. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it after the read more link or at the Sunday site.

Aaron Ross has a web-edit up as well… kind of… it’s like a video blog / news update of him hanging out in the front porch with Sergio Layos and Tony Hamlin. He’s still out of commission due to a treacherous tramp bike incident so there’s no actual riding involved. However, a pair of fluorescent red scissors can be spotted. Visit the Etnies site to watch it. Also, feel free to send him get well soon messages on Facebook.

And last but not least, we have a Terry Adams radio clip from Austin’s Morning Show with Jason & Deb. You can listen to it by clicking this guy: <(ô¿ó)>

That’s all folks!

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