Dakota Roche


A HB local turned street riding legend, Dak is the modern face of BMX winning a NORA Cup for Street Rider of the Year, as well as throwing down some of the most compelling video parts to date. From magazine covers, and network TV, to back alleys and city streets, Dakota Roche is one of the most respected riders in the game.

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.

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.