Join Chris Childs, Erik Elstran, and Brett Silva on a wild ride through the frantic streets of Taiwan! These guys annihilated the craziest spots like only they can in a whirlwind week-long tour through Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and beyond. Taiwan is nonstop excitement!
The fourth and final ODYSSEY vs SUNDAY VX edit might be our strongest yet, and remember the best is yet to come – both teams WENT IN for their HD edits dropping this fall, and you’ll vote on those to decide which team wins a trip anywhere in the world.
This month’s VX video was edited by Jake Seeley and filmed by and starring Chris Childs, Justin Spriet, Brett Silva, Matt Nordstrom, Erik Elstran, Travis Hughes, Aaron Ross, Mark Burnett, Broc Raiford, Jake Seeley, Jared Duncan, Rob Starbird, and John Mayo.
Odyssey and Sunday are proud to present the latest ODYSSEY vs SUNDAY VX video, masterfully edited by Erik Elstran and filmed by and starring Erik, Mark Burnett, Broc Raiford, Jake Seeley, Chris Childs, Gary Young, Brett Silva, Brandon Webster, Tom Dugan, John Mayo, and Jacob Sanger. Everyone’s already hard at work on the next one, and filming for the HD videos is going incredibly well. Stay tuned….
Let Brett, Erik, and Chris walk you through our palace on wheels and home away from home on the Sunday Aussie Tour. Fun fact: we logged over 5000 miles in that puppy.
Erik Elstran, Chris Childs, and Brett Silva spent two weeks living in a plush RV traveling about Australia, riding, and enjoying all this beautiful country has to offer. Massive thanks to BMX International for making our trip possible, all the rad locals we met, and to all the awesome shops we hit along the way: Strictly BMX, Backbone BMX, BMX Mafia, Blackman Bicycles, LUX BMX, and BMX Centre.
It’s easy to see Erik Elstran is a free spirit. Take one look at whatever colorful and delightfully eccentric outfit he’s sporting at any given moment (that he probably sewed himself), and it’s pretty clear this guy isn’t trying to run with the herd.
Watching him ride, it’s even easier to appreciate the breadth of Erik’s fertile imagination. Erik can do whatever he wants on his bike, and he chooses not to do what everyone else is doing. Erik could be a tech rail master or flat ledge god if he wished, stacking the usual tricks in new and innovative ways and linearly progressing BMX in standard increments, but he is destined for so much more.
You can always count on Erik to see a spot where no one else has and look at a classic spot in ways others haven’t. Erik’s M.O. is to seek out and locate a unique spot, and then do the unthinkable on it. Never content to simply make do with the obvious, it’s his determination to go above and beyond, to carve his own path and dream up ideas no one else would ever think of, that defines Erik’s riding.
Erik has more fun on his bike than anyone I know. He’ll happily ride the most ridiculous non-spot as hard as he can for hours, or, even more impressively, be 100 tries in filming some impossible trick and still laughing and cracking jokes. Even when riding at the highest possible levels, he’s really just playing around. While cataloging footage for Grow Up, I discovered Erik had – by far – the most B roll of anyone one the team, and nearly all of it was him being stoked and goofing off. Erik possesses a singular positivity and enthusiasm for living that radiates outward and inspires those around him.
It takes something very special to end a two-year full-length team video, and special is about the best word I can think of to describe Erik’s section. What Erik does is more than just bike riding; this borders on performance art. So go ahead and check out his part; I dare you not to smile.
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Erik rides the Motoross
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Top Tube Lengths: 20.75″ and 21″
Head Tube Angle: 75°
Seat Tube Angle: 71°
Chainstay Length: 13.25″ slammed
Bottom Bracket Height: 11.5″
Tire Clearance: 2.4”
Weight: 5 lbs.
Next up we have the Grow Up doubles section. We had a lot of fun with this one, but make no mistake, some of these clips took hours to film, and there were some really close calls. I’m gonna say it was well worth it.
I always look forward to watching an Erik Elstran video, and especially so whenever he’s the one in the editing bay. Aside from the irrefutable bike skills we’ve come to expect from him, it’s almost also guaranteed he’s going to throw in some fun b-roll and humor into the mix. Hit play to watch his latest creation and catch a glimpse of some dolphins jumping around in water.
Here’s a friendly reminder of how far ahead of the game Erik and Jake are. This video is over two years old but the moves sure aren’t.
This bike is the source of Erik’s magic powers.
FRAME: Sunday Motoross, 21”
FORK: Sunday Octave
HANDLEBAR: Sunday Jackal
STEM: Madera Mast Stem
GRIPS: Odyssey Broc Raiford
SEAT: Sunday Lazershark
SEATPOST: Odyssey Tripod
CRANK: Profile GDH 170mm
SPROCKET: Madera Signet
PEDALS: Odyssey JCPC
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
TIRES: Sunday Streetsweeper, 2.4″ (Coming Soon)
REAR WHEEL: Sunday Thundercoaster
(Sunday Thunder Rim laced to Sunday Freecoaster)
FRONT WHEEL: Madera Pilot V2 hub to Odyssey 7-KA rim