instagram v reality

There’s BMX, and then there’s #BMX on Instagram, and depending on who you are or who you’re following, the two are very different things.

The former involves the foundations of the sport; the blood, sweat, tears and the not so attractive side of things. The latter involves sunny streets, sexy dirt builds and perfect parks being ridden by people far more talented than we'll ever be.

Sometimes those local parks aren’t quite as glamorous as they seem on social media though, and you all know what we’re talking about - even if we may have used the odd stereotype here and there...

Your bike on Instagram...

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Your bike in reality:

in reality your bmx

British BMX on Instagram...

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British BMX in reality:

in reality Britain

Your custom-build on Instagram...

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Your custom-build in reality:

in reality custom

Bowl life on Instagram...

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Bowl life in reality:

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Park view on Instagram...

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Park view in reality:

in reality park view

Dirt Riding on Instagram...

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Dirt Riding in reality:

in reality dirt trails 1

Building dirt trails on Instagram...

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Building dirt trails in reality:

trail dig

Street riding on Instagram

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Street riding in reality:

in reality street riding

Your usual hang spot on Instagram...

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Your usual hang spot in reality:

Man sitting on a couch playing video games in a dark room

Riding in winter on Instagram...

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Riding in winter in reality: snowman on a bike

in reality snowman bmx

Curved wall rides on Instagram

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Curved wall rides in reality...

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Your car on Instagram...

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Your car in reality

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Roads on Instagram...

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Roads in reality:

in reality roads

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