- 400 Colour illustrations
- 160 pages
- 260 x 210 mm
- ISBN 9781856697262
- Published May 2012
BMX bikes are iconic. There’s something about them that appeals to kids, adults and cyclists. And, of course, BMX is now an Olympic sport.
Rad Rides is the most in-depth exploration of the world of BMX bikes through their riders and the culture that surrounds them. The introduction explains and contextualizes the birth of BMX culture and where it is now, while the main body features bikes ranging from those that are well-worn through years of riding to beautiful, sculptural works of art – gleaming, built-but-never-ridden keepsakes.
The featured bikes are organized decade by decade and are BMXs drawn from the best collections in the world. There are also in-depth details of specifications and interviews with some of the collectors, many of whom have had their bikes exclusively shot for the book. This is the indispensable companion for anyone who loves the BMX.
'Rad Rides offers a rich and exhaustive history of the BMX bike from its birth in the Seventies through to its present day status as an Olympic sport...One warning: may make you nostalgic about summer holidays and grazed knees.'