It’s cool to see Haro coming back to the big wheel scene with a Dirt Jump project, and we feel honored that they reached out to us to help bring their all-new Steel Reserve to life through our visual style.
Having complete creative freedom, Erik and I focused on showcasing the experience of Dirt Jumping in good company and the lifestyle surrounding it.
The riders we picked were Cristian Rodriguez, one of the founding diggers of legendary spot Lloret Trails, and Adri Lopez, a mechanic at one of the best local bike shops. Both are great guys who are positively well-connected with the local riding scene, so they were the right fit in our eyes for this project.
We also tried to shoot in Lloret, but unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with our plans, so we’ll save that location for another time.
As far as the bikes go, Cristian and Adri were a bit reluctant about the frame shape at first, but the more they looked at it and rode with it, the more they started to like it.
Out of the box, they barely changed any parts, and both were greatly impressed by the bikes’ riding feeling. Haro’s done a good job compared to the previous model, and it’ll be interesting to see their new lineup of mountain bikes.
Words: Héctor Saura, founder + creative director of Bicycle Nightmares