FORTY8 | Freestyle MX Online Magazine | Biketech - FMX Bike of the month December 2013
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Freestyle Motocross is all about style and design. Most of the riders are creating their own bike with passion. FORTY8.com introduces the individual and creative work of the riders.

Bike of the month December '13
Javier Villegas

Javier Villegas

Hey Forty8 Fans,

this is my crf 450 2012 for Speed & Style. I started riding 4 strokes barely a year ago, and i'm loving it, it makes riding so much smoother, I might not be a big fan of the 4 stroke noise, but I can make a deaf ear to that for all the power and handling I get in exchange.

I use a 51 teeth renthal sprocket to get a more snappy reaction on the ramp, for short run ups which my FMF megabomb pipe helps a lot on that extra power. Also added some grip tape to the side of the frame for beeter gripping on my legs, so instead of focusing on squeezing the bike I can focus on other motions I have to do during my tricks. I have my foot hook but unlike other riders, I don't use it for no handed flips or nac flips, I use it to keep me balanced while I grab my seat on seat grab flips, since I'm a short dude I need to get my legs really extended before I can reach my grab hole, to avoid flying away from the bike I hook my foot there until I have a solid grab.

I got the tallest and deepest bend I could get from renthal bars to get my legs over the bars easily without getting my heels stuck on the other side, again being a short guy gets on the way again, but on the other hand it takes me less time to get back on the bike allowing me to hold my tricks a little bit longer that taller riders. MB1 suspensions, prepared a stiffer than SX suspension for FMX and almost as stiff suspension for speed and style, but with a more progressive reaction, for whoops and rhythm sections.

Let's ride
Javier Villegas


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Details of the components :

  • 51 teeth renthal sprocket
  • FMF megabomb pipe
  • grip tape to the side of the frame
  • foot hook
  • renthal bars
  • MB1 suspensions

Follow Javier:

facebook.com/JVAirX
twitter.com/JVAirX
instagram.com/jvairx





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