Flashback Friday
OG Sunday Frame

The Austin Church Gap is one of the most infamous spots in BMX. There’s barely a handful of people who’ve actually jumped it and even less who’ve jumped the original version with the extra step. Austin local, John Barker, attempted the gap on his metallic red OG Sunday frame and as you can see he rode out on the backend after his wheel blew out. You’d think he would have to get a new frame along with a new back wheel, but no of course not. This frame was still ridden for years afterwards. We weren’t joking when we say “Choose Wisely”.

OG Sunday VS Austin church gap!

SOLIDSTEEL Johno & the Church Gap from Clint on Vimeo.

This is really affirming! First, thankfully John Barker is all right and walked away from this. When the Sunday OG frame was designed, we intended it to be a durable frame capable of handling all types of riding. We also intended to be as light as functionally possible without sacrificing strength, quality and durability. I’ve heard at least 4 stories of bikes falling off racks at 70 mph and the frames being completely fine. So along with surviving Mike Hoder’s test riding, we can also add surviving the Austin Chruch Gap because John kept riding this frame for a while after this. I don’t know of very many frames where you can ride away on the dropouts and then still have a frame that you can use the next day.