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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Chad Johnston's LBC flat spot tour

Straddle-roni on the pedal from Chad Johnston. Launch Gallery »

While in Long Beach, Calif. last month, I met up with S&M Bikes flatland pro Chad Johnston for a flatland spot tour/photo shoot. For the past several years, Johnston has been pursuing a highly innovative and challenging brand of flatland by riding without any pegs. The decision to ride pegless left Chad with a blank slate upon which he's created some of the most difficult flatland positions known today. And it's rewarded him with a pro deal from S&M Bicycles (including a signature frame) and hook-ups from Primo and Lotek. Join us for an inside look at Chad's riding, along with a flatland spot tour of Chad Johnston's Long Beach.