Jakob Santos is constantly pushing the limits of big bike BMX. With his extensive riding background, creative eye, and go-big style, he's taking his Big Flyer to new heights every time he rides! Photos by @roadkill_flickz and @marklosey
Questions & Answers
What’s your full name?
What's your Instagram?@jakobsantos1911wcc. Jakob Santos being my name, 1911 is for Suicide Krew, and WCC is for West Coast Connection. Been riding for WCC for the last four-to-five years!
How old are you?
Where do you live?
San Lorenzo, California.
What’s it like riding for SE Bikes?
I love it. I rode for SE in 2010 and it was dope. Getting back on in 2020 has been a dream! I appreciate everything Todd has done for me, my family, and my scene.
How did you get into riding?
I've been riding BMX since I was two. About three when I started jumping. Pro FGFS at 21. Bike life in 2018. I've been doing this!
How far can you wheelie?
A good distance. LOL
What’s the bike life scene like where you live?
Crackin'. Bike Actions every Monday. Ashland Wednesdays every week!
What is your favorite thing about riding?
Just riding. Watching my son James smile when we're on rideouts. Seeing Desiree stoke on our new tricks and what we're doing! Watching Booskie hit her pegs and coast. Riding side-by-side with my 59-year-old dad Rick at every ride.
What’s the best rideout you’ve ever been on?
Santos Sundays, baby!
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Anywhere with good street spots. I love me a good handrail or ledge!
How many SE bikes do you currently own?
I believe I'm at 60 SE bikes. I can't name 'em all. LOL
How many followers do you have on Instagram?
What is your favorite SE bike?
Big Flyer. It's more BMX to me. Mid BB, internal headset... I feel the most comfortable on that bike!
Are you part of a riding crew?
No riding group. No riding crew. Just me and James. Oh, SKAD!
What is a fun fact that people may not know about you?
I am a Para Educator. I have been working with kids with special needs for the last six years!
What advice would you give to someone getting into riding today?
Do not be afraid to fall. Falling is progress. If you want to try something new, give it a shot. Try until you master it!
What’s your secret to improving your riding skills?
Actually, throwing myself at new tricks. Putting my focus and all into the tricks/riding.
What would you do if you never found bike life?
I'd still be riding. Probably more focused on my career.
Will you ever stop riding?
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