Dig Legend – Ruben Alcantara


I went to the 1997 BMX Worlds in Eindhoven. Got there pretty late and there was a spine contest in full swing on the biggest (must have been 8ft+) spine set up you’ve ever seen. Dave Osato was killing it alongside a random Spanish guy with the full hucker kit; this is the only evidence I could find that the hucker in Eindhoven might have been the style god (and all around legend) known as Ruben;

Front brake – check
44t Sprocket – check
Gloves – check
2 x 48g wheels – check
Pierced headtube – check
Tripled walled rims – check

For more far better accounts of Ruben’s past (present, and future) check his Dig “Legends” Interview.