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Oklahoma City, OK—Sidewall Distribution—the exclusive distributor of Hoffman Bikes and SMPL BMX in the US is pleased to announce the addition of SNAFU to its growing portfolio of leading BMX components, apparel and accessories for Independent Bicycle Dealers.
Says SNAFU co-founder Harold “McGoo” McGruther of the Sidewall alliance: “Sidewall and SNAFU are a perfect fit. When Sidewall founder Mark Owen worked at Hoffman Bikes, he was among the first product managers in the business to spec his complete bikes with SNAFU components. Mike Collins is SNAFU’s brand manager. Before joining SNAFU, Mike and Mark were OKC neighbors and co-workers at the Hoffman Sports Association, the organization that brought BMX and freestyle to ESPN. Mike and Mark have remained great friends, so the business alliance between SNAFU and Sidewall had deep roots and a solid foundation even before it happened.”
From a hard-core rider’s perspective, there is an esoteric link between SNAFU and Sidewall that adds even more gravity to the alliance. Mark Owen's nickname—Chuck D—is the same as the front man for the hip-hop group Public Enemy. Besides being the most politically charged rap group in the latter part of the 20th century, PE is McGoo’s favorite band. “I’ve seen PE four times, and I want to kick the white man’s ass every time I leave the building. If Sidewall Distribution is the Chuck D of BMX, then SNAFU is the sport’s Flavor Flav. Sidewall’s message of afrocentric intellectuality combined with SNAFU’s outlandish non-conformity will be a powerful force in the BMX game. Armageddon in effect, brotha.”
Sidewall is taking pre-book orders today for SNAFU merchandise that will be delivered this March. To speak to a Sidewall representative, please call (866) 528-4130, or visit www.sidewalldistro.com. For more information on SNAFU, please visit www.SNAFUBMX.com or call Mike Collins at (951) 699-0414.