Aaron Ross is part of the team at Sunday Bikes, where his signature complete for 2015 is packed full of high-end Odyssey components including his own signature tyres, tripod seat and grips (with distinctive keyboard pattern), Thunderbolt cranks, Q2 wheels and Springfield brake. Also available is the ‘Motoross’, Aaron’s first new signature frame in almost five years.
Among his other sponsors are brands such as Empire, Fox, Quintin and S-One. He is also part of the team at Etnies, where the ‘Rap CM’, with a grip that incorporates a herringbone tread in the middle portion making it perfect for gripping pedals, comes in an Aaron Ross signature grey, black and red colourway.
Aaron was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on 2nd August 1986, but is now based in the nearby BMX hotspot of Austin. As a child, he did every outdoor activity going, but the one that stuck was BMX – he got his first bike (a Mongoose Hooligan) at the age of nine, and, after an abortive attempt at flatland, was soon into his stride as a racer, and then street rider.
The power, finesse, talent and patience evident in his many great video parts are almost unprecedented in BMX street riding, and his progressive approach, sense of humour and laidback, humble outlook on life always makes him good to watch. In 2012, he made the shortlist for Ride BMX’s NORA Cup awards, for his part in Empire’s ‘Bad Idea’.