A special moment in 2022 was definitely Kio Hayakawa becoming BMX Flatland Rider of the Year for the second time on our MOTO Reflex pedals.
Kio Hayakawa came to our attention in early 2019. Watching him ride struck MOTO CEO, Founder and former Flatland Pro, Ali Barjesteh , like lightning. Kios talent and the way he moved on his BMX stood out. We had a feeling that this kid had what it takes to become one of the all-time greatest with the potential to change the sport.
He´d seen Viky Gomez riding them and was keen on trying them out himself. It clicked immediately and after talking shop for some time, Kio was riding MOTO Pedals. Since then, Kio`s innovative riding style continues to amaze us.
We were stoked as Ali had always envisioned MOTO Pedals to be more than just one of three points of contact but to allow for a whole new style of riding and Kio seem to be a perfect fit to unlock this potential.
But knowing that a pedal alone doesn't make a bike, we asked Kio what his current favorite components are besides MOTO Flat Pedals that he uses to revolutionize BMX Flatland:
Frame: Colony prototype frame
Frame size: 18.9
Handlebar: Colony Bloody Oath Bars "9"
Stem: Colony Squareback Stem
Seat: Colony Plume Slim Seat
Crank: Colony Venator Crank
Chainring: Colony Menace Guard Sprocket "28T"
Chain: Cult 410 Chain
Pedals: MOTO Reflex Pedal "All Black" Edition
Tires: Heresy 1.9
Frontwheel: Colony Contour Rim "Camo Ano, Rainbow"
Backwheel: Colony Contour Rim "Camo Ano, Rainbow"
Pegs: IGI Knurled Microphone
Wenn When looking at Kios recent showcase reels, you can see that he was on to something, see:
As seen before with Flatland Legend, 6x World Champion and 3x Rider of the Year - 2015 and 2016 on MOTOs - Viky Gómez MOTO Pedals expand the riders possibilities and can become an integral part of tricks that haven’t been done before. Viky even coined the term "MOTO Pivot" ffor one of his signature tricks..
Wir We’re looking forward to seeing Kio continue to progress and be an inspiration for the Flatland BMX community. Having riders like him choose MOTO Pedals over conventional flat pedals fills us with pride and motivates us to strive to get better at what we do every day.