Most of us at some point or other have had the misfortune of discussing a BMX bike with someone who doesn’t ride. The typical “how does .25 of an inch make a difference?”. Whether it’s top tube, chain stays, head tube angle, stand over or other features, only dudes who actually ride BMX know that .25″ can make a huge difference on how your bike feels.
With every rider wanting their bike to feel a certain way, frame geometries have really changed over the years and vary much more today than ten years ago. With these changes, there’s been a growing demand for custom frames. Although it is a small group of riders who are willing to spend a bit more for exactly what they want, they are out there and take pride in riding a frame which is 100% the way they want it.
Jesse Hildebrandt is a Victoria, BC native who has been handcrafting beautiful bikes in his spare time for some time now. He has been running his own custom frame, the Day Moon, all summer. Jesse shreds so you know this thing is solid.
The frame features:
STAND OVER: 9.4″
BB HEIGHT: 11.8″
REAR END: 13.4″
TOP TUBE: 20.75″
HEAD TUBE: 75*
SEAT TUBE: 71*
It’s hard to believe but this week marks our 4 year anniversary. Although that may not seem like a long time, 1,365 posts and over 200 edits later, to us it feels like forever. This site would not exist without all of our contributors, a huge thanks goes to all the homies who have created a feature or features, edits, ideas, logos, or even just sent us a link to an edit. There’s too many to name but you know who you are! A huge thank you goes out to BMX Gallery 4130 who have supported NE since the beginning and also to Etnies/Timebomb who have also supported the site and all of our contests for many years now. This site would also not exist without the support of you guys, riders across Canada, thank you for checking this site out!
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BMX in Canada is bigger and better than ever today, we look forward to many more years to come.
To celebrate 4 years, and the fact that it’s TBT, here’s a look at a few of our earliest edits that we had been saving for the official NE launch.
We could have posted many more edits but here’s a few other really early NE edits if you’ve got the time/wintertime blues: Ghetto mansion, James Steele, Jaumell vs Luke game of Bike, beer pong with Luke
Thanks for your continued support, big things to come!
My Camera is a sony a99 that I plug to a Sennheier MKE 400. For lenses I have a sigma 15mm fisheye, a sigma 50mm and a Rokinon 16mm wide angle. I use a glidecam hd-2000 for stabilization.After that I have my usual stuff that I always have in my bag and a Pentax k1000 for film pictures,
Who are your favorite riders to film with and what are a couple of projects you really enjoyed working on?
I’d have to say Etienne Charlebois and Joel Marchand. It’s always nice when you have a good relations between the filmer and the rider and with these to it was always a good time! I always have a good time filming. I get so stoked when the rider lands a trick! I enjoyed every project I worked on!
As a filmer who also shoots photos, do you ever have a tough time deciding what to shoot that day?
Not really… Usually I always decide if im shooting pictures or videos before paking my bag so I only stick with one or the other for the day.
With more and more riders wanting a photo and video footage of their tricks, do you ever wish you could do both at the same time? haha
Hell yeah man! It’s the worst when you have an idea for the filming and the picture at the same time and you can’t do both! haha
Any tips or advice you have for filmers getting into the game that you wish you knew when you were starting?
To really know how to set your camera (youtube is a good place to learn!) always shoot in raw format and always have fun!
And also get low and close! Use the fish at it’s full potential