Bike Check // Casey Smith // Haro SDv2

Casey Smith // Haro BMX Lineage Bike

Casey to me is a renaissance man. Combining the lost style of 80’s vert tricks long forgotten with a Rubenesque flow you will find Casey somewhere right in the middle roasting with a style that he has made all his own. Scroll down to see what makes his Haro SDv2 a head turner.

Photos by: Mitch Gallagher

Casey fill me in why you love rocking the 80’s steez even though I’m assuming you were probably born when front foot lookbacks were the most popular trick.

Well, I was born in 1984 and I got my first bmx bike when I was about six or seven. It was a department store bike and it wasn’t anything special, but I remember it had some gold accessories on it. I really didn’t start riding bmx until I was about 10 or 11; about 1995. My best friend got a 1987 Schwinn Predator Freeform Pro (pink and chrome) and we took turns jumping a one foot tall jump made out of woodchips and a big plank of wood. Since then, I have never stopped riding, or slowed down for that matter. I’ve been lucky enough to experience multiple eras of bmx. So to answer your question, I think my style is actually a combination of multiple decades of bmx, because I love it all.

Casey Smith // Front Foot Lookback
I feel like over clicking a frontfoot lookback could be one of the hardest tricks ever. What do you think?

Dude, I completely agree. If I hadn’t seen photographic proof (Dino Deluca), I’d say they were impossible. I guess it’s all about intentionally blowing your front foot off, which I’m sure isn’t the most comfortable feeling.

So your running Tuffs right now…first question why? And then how much PSI are you able to squeeze in those tires. I know i could get about 75psi before a bead wanted to pop off when i was younger.

I’m running Tuffs because sometimes I feel like current bmx is somewhat stagnant and I like to shake it up a bit…and I like the way they look. I want to show kids that they don’t need to follow every single trend they see and that they can be themselves.

Casey Smith // Haro BMX SDv2 Backend

What to you is the perfect quarter for boosting?

Honestly, I haven’t come across the perfect quarter yet. It is a dream of mine to own a super aggro backyard ramp; like 8-9 feet tall, no coping, and maybe 12 feet wide. I have a plan this summer to build a 10 foot quarter, put it right downtown on a random Sunday, rip the hell out of it, and hopefully influence some kids.

Casey Smith // Haro BMX // Lineage Frontend

Casey Smith // Haro BMX SDv2 toptube

Age: 30
Hookups: Haro, Skyway
Location: Delavan, WI
Frame: Haro SDv2
Fork: Haro Lineage
Bars: Haro Lineage
Stem: Haro Lineage
Grips: ODI “O”
Bar Ends: ODI
Seat: Fly Roey
Cranks: Profile
Pedals: Premium METAL
Sprocket: Haro Lineage
Chain: Cult
Tires: BSD Donnasqueak
Wheels: Skyway Tuffs
Brakes: None

Casey Smith // Backside Flapjack

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