Alex Magallan scored this sick downside footplant in the new Ride BMX mag. Pick up a copy of the new issue and check the 25 years of handrails feature too!
Hit up the DIG BMX site to check out High Fives with our man Brad Simms.
David Grant scored this Almond ad in the latest issue of the Albion Magazine. Pick up a copy this week when it drops!
Head over to the DIG BMX site to check out what Brad Simms is riding these days.
We’re amped to announce Brad Simms joins the Operativ BMX crew alongside riders David Grant, Bobby Simmons, Chad Ring, and Alex Magallan. As a living BMX legend, Brad enjoys the globe-trotting lifestyle every rider dreams about. All of this didn’t come without hustle and hard work, though. Humbly honing his skills in the empty parking lots of Indian Head, Maryland built the foundation for an onslaught of video parts, X Games appearances, and some of the most memorable street moves in the game. From his extensive travels he’s acquired a truly unique perspective of the world around him and continues to leave a path of destruction wherever he goes. I’m honored to have known Brad since the Shook and Micreation days and can’t say enough good things about his riding and him as a person. Looking forward to the times ahead and keep an eye out for Brad’s first Operativ edit dropping in the near future! -Josh
Follow Brad on Instagram: @brad_simms. Shout out to Greg Pallante for shooting this sick photo. Check out Greg’s site to see more of his work.
Our man David Grant has a really cool gallery on Defgrip showing some of the photography he’s shot during his travels.
Dan’s Comp just dropped an edit welcoming Alex Magallan to the pro team. He’s been traveling and filming with the rest of the Dan’s crew for their upcoming DVD and this will give you a taste of what’s to come!
If you’ve picked up a Ride BMX mag in the last decade, you’ve seen the photography of Jeff Zielinski. A true master of his craft, it’s always been a pleasure shooting with him as a rider in front of the lens, and also watching from behind the scenes as he documents BMX’s epic moments. There’s a cool complimentary balance of Z’s personality; a technical and creative mastermind focused on documenting the moment in absolute perfection, and at the same time, a laid back vibe that keeps the situation 100% mellow. He’s a good friend and one of the best dudes to have a fun riding session with, seemingly recharging from his busy photographer lifestyle by putting his tires on a few fresh walls around LBC . Z just launched his new photo site that pulls together his work into one scrollable BMX visual directory. Check it out here >>
I’m pretty sure most of the Operativ crew has shot with Z at some point during our BMX journeys, so you might see a few shots of us scattered throughout his site (and in time to come). Here’s one of David Grant and Josh Suhre that have landed in the pages of Ride BMX mag over the years.
David Grant scored an epic interview in the latest DIG BMX Magazine #92, and DIG just dropped a wallpaper download of one of the photos. You can grab the full size download on their site!
Our man Cody York has a photo gallery on ESPN with a handful of great shots from over the past year. A sequence of the gap Chad Ring fired out while filming for his Operativ X DIG edit made it into the gallery, and you can peep it full screen. Legit!