The New Zealand BMX scene is a tight crew. There’s a camaraderie, culture and collective spirit between the riders, photographers and supporters that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. The bike check of Tim White’s custom Dirt Bike Co. is almost a who’s who of the NZ BMX scene.
The frame is a custom assembly for Tim by Dirt Bike Co; a New Zealand-based rider/builder. It’s based on their proprietary dirt jumping frame, Reynolds 853 has been used instead of the standard steel. The geometry has been tweaked to cater for Tim’s style, with a longer top tube for trail riding. The forks are S&M, with EDH Shooter bars, a Cult Top Load stem, Zion headset and a chrome Odyssey brake and lever. The Thomson seat post has been on every one of Tim’s bikes for the past six years, which is a real testament to their engineering, and on top of that is a sweet Profile Gator Skin saddle. The three-piece GT cranks have been turning since the year 2000, they’ve been matched with a 28T Profile RipSaw chain ring. The wheelset consists of a Profile rear hub and a front Tree hub: both have been laced to Fly rims. That’s a custom head badge by a mate, more evidence of the close-knit, crafty nature of the crew.
Massive thanks to Mike Davies, and Rebecca Maxine for the photography. Keep an eye on the NZ BMX scene through the Zombie BMX blog. If you’re in need of Auckland’s best BMX shop, check out T. Whites Bikes.