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Dakota Roche

Fun is all Dakota knows, and it’s a feeling you get when you watch him ride his bike. 

His video parts will live on in infamy for taking street riding to entirely new levels, and his consistency got him a nod for "2012 Street Rider of the Year" from Transworld RIDE bmx Magazine. Dakota is basically skateboarding on a BMX bike -- everyone thinks it, why can't it just be stated? His tricks are never sloppy, always innovative and always filmed so, so proper, and at the best spots with amazing lighting. For proof, just check out the Cult video, “Talk is Cheap.”

Interview

WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE? 

Old Skools, TNTs and AVEs.

WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN? 

Old Skools and Classics.

WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP? 

My signature Cult frame, all Cult parts and Cinema wheels -- smooth, solid and right.

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON? 

The first Cult trip, Brighton Ain't Ready and Monster’s "Down the Middle" tour.

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WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?

Anything that comes out of Dan Lacey's neck.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER? 

There's no way could I narrow it to one. Lacey, Ty, Sexton and Gary are up there.

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

A proper tailwhip I guess.

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

A few years ago, I got sued for a dog bite I literally had nothing to do with. That was beat.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF BMX?

Skateboarding, surfing, art, creating and working with my hands.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?

Monkey Minds

FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?

Lately, it's tracks from Pink Floyd; Crosby Still Nash and Young; The Doors and The Rolling Stones

FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?

Bike, board, Vans apparel and kicks, iPhone, good vibes and my people.