June 2011 - Melvyn Masson of France

en Paris

Name: Melvyn Mathieu Masson
Age: 16 years old
Sex: Male
Location: Lyon and Toulon in France

When did you start riding?
I start riding in summer 2009

How often do you ride?
2 or 3 hours everyday

Do you ride contests?  If yes, what has been your biggest success?
Yes!! My biggest success is the Circle Cow, in 2010, in Expert and I arrived first!

Where do you ride? – Your Spot(s)
In Toulon, I ride in the port of Toulon, and a little spot in few minutes to my home, In Lyon I ride in the skatepark, or a small place, but the ground are slippery

seat grab

Can you tell us a bit about the riding scene in your town?
Is the big scene in France about fifteen riders and these guys one a very good level! The atmosphere and the riders are cool, with the best shop in France, BMX-FORCE!

Imagine you could make a flatland world tour, which 5 places would you like to visit for riding and why?
I would like ride in Paris, because is the capital of my country; in the USA because I love that country and the atmosphere! In Japan because the riders influence me and for the culture! In England because the flatland scene are good and for the culture too.

Is there a goal you would like to reach concerning your riding?
Be an original, creative, influencing rider and just to have lot of fun and meet lot of people, riders etc.

front wheel

Which trick/combo do you work on at the moment?
I work all which is in switch, and the nose (nose wheelie, hang five pedal etc.)

What kind of music do you like? Tell us your 3 favourite songs.
I like all the music kind but I like particularly the Rock, Metal, and rap US
1) ACDC - Back in Black
2) Foster the people - Pumped up kicks
3) Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

Tell us 3 things you like and 3 things you don’t like.
I like street riding, I like when my bike is perfect for riding, I like the party!!

I don’t like the winter, I don’t like when my bike is broken, and I don’t like the bad weather!

What is your job/what do you study?
I am general high school

What are your hobbies besides flatland and do they influence your way of riding?
I don’t have any other hobbies…


Frame: A bad thing Slim Fit II
Fork: Odyssey Zero Offset
Bar: We the people
Stem: St-Martin X26
Grips: Animal
Barends: Shadow Conspiracy
Headset: ?
Clamp: Primo
Seatpost: Macneil
Seat: Koxx
Cranks: Colony cranks 160mm
Sprocket: KHE Rotor sprocket
Chain: YBN chain
Front Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.75’’
Front Wheel: Primo Hub and Odyssey Hazard Lite rim
Rear Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.75’’
Rear Wheel: KHE Geisha Lite Freecoaster
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Pegs: Magic Fruits Skinny Pegs v2

This is the place for shoutouts, wise words or whatever you would like to tell the world…
Thanks to all, my friends, my family, my girlfriend, my sponsors; BMX Force for the parts! And Fly Dirt. Thanks to all the riders who supported me!  Peace!




2011-06-03 - Morgan