About two years ago, I was drinking beer with my old friend Andreas. A few beers into the conversation we started talking about our childhood and our secret BMX club. The club was inspired by the movies we used to watch like The Goonies, ET and Stand By Me. As club members we rode our BMX bikes together, exploring our neighborhood looking for adventure. We were best buddies. Nothing could stop us. I left that evening with a nice feeling and a smile on my face.
In the coming weeks we spent every evening looking at old school BMX bikes online, reading about the history of BMX, mapping out all the classic components, studying frame geometry and so on. We were obsessed.
Eventually - with the help from a friend who worked as a product designer at a local company - we started to put together sketches and technical drawings of the ultimate BMX bike. After several months we finally had a drawing and we started to reach out to various manufacturers in Taiwan trying to convince them to build a bike for us. Most of them turned us down. But we managed to convince one company to meet with us, legendary tubing maker Tange. The meeting went really well and we decided to move forward and produce the first edition of the Monza BMX.
Today we are happy and proud to have sold 100s of bikes to great people around the world. And we are grateful that so many talented artists want to contribute to our project.
The Bicycle Club has been resurrected, its growing and we look forward to taking the next steps with all of you.
Founder, Monza Bicycle Club