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We’ve been following the antics of BMX legend, Ruben Alcantara and his brand / experiment, Fingers Crossed. Since a trip to Whistler in 2007, Alcantara has had a fascination with mountain bikes, but BMX is in his blood. So, with some questionable judgement, shaky engineering, and the help of some fabricators in his home town of Malaga Spain, he made a few full-suspension BMX bikes that actually worked. Then, the idea grew slowly until about a year and a half ago when a video series launched featuring prototype bikes that are far more dialed than the Frankenstein’s monsters they were creating over a decade ago.
In a recent Fingers Crossed video, Alcantara officially announced that Fingers Crossed would become a real brand with real bikes that you can really buy… but not until well into 2022. In the meantime, the Fingers Crossed team is on tour, and Episode 5 documents the first leg. The Fingers Crossed crew starts at a set of traditional BMX jumps, but eventually make it to La Fenasosa Bike Park in Alicante, in southeastern Spain.
If there are any updates to the Fingers Crossed crew’s plans for making it to the U.S., our Spanish is too rusty to have picked up on it, but we’re looking forward to someday getting a closer look at these bikes someday.