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Inside Butcher's The Block BMX shop

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BMX brands at The Block

Photograph By Brian Barnhart

Although Butcher rides for Animal Bikes, he still sees the value in supporting other rider-owned brands such as Primo, Shadow, Bonedeth, Eclat, Fiend and more. "Keep money in your community and buy from your local shop, you might meet a new riding friend while you are there," says Kowalski.