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27: Edwin De La Rosa

Photograph By Red Bull Content Pool

In the early '00s, NYC's Edwin De La Rosa took to the streets with a unique approach to BMX riding. Utilizing a simplified setup (no brakes, four pegs), De La Rosa focused on skate-influenced lines, ambidextrous grinds (on both sides of the bike) and a refined street style that set the framework for legendary video parts from Animal Bikes and Skavenger.