Red Bull BMX, freeride & slopestyle brothers Szymon & David Godziek have been taking sibling rivalry to new extremes with the backyard training tracks they call home. For a year and a half, we at Bikerumor have also been getting more serious about building backyard features to hone technical bike riding skills while our broader travel got dialed back. But it seems these two amazing gravity riders have taken it up a notch…
Szymon & David Godziek’s wild Red Bull Backyards
Catching up with the Godzieks and their backyard tracks is a bit humbling, but maybe also some inspiration to keep building bigger.
After all, we’ve been following along with their Polish backyards on & off since about 2013 thanks to Red Bull.
In that time the brothers have built their jumps bigger, added more features, and refined new high-flying tricks.
Check out the latest training track tour with the brothers as part of Red Bull Backyard series that just went live this week…
Or have a look back at Cam McCaul’s fun check-in with the guys three years ago, with cameos from Szymon’s wife and kid, and the boys’ motocrossing grandfather.
New 2021 NS Bikes Decade dirt jumpers of the Godziek brothers
As for the Godziek Backyard bikes themselves, the two both are sponsored by NS Bikes, and compete on a wide range from BMX to dirt jump to slopestyle to full-suspension freeride bikes. But for the most part, the backyard sessions seem to be mostly on Szymon & David’s alloy dirt jump Decades.
Szymon’s latest NS Decade is the 26″ alloy dirt jump bike in simple dark Chrome. Sold as a 430€ frame, their bikes get pretty custom builds with 27.5 Ohlins RXF36 Air forks, Novatec Crisp wheels, Hope cranks & NS flat pedals.
Szymon’s bike features a classic XC Hope Tech 3 X2 hydraulic rear brake, connected to a Trickstuff Trixer Hydraulicrotor hydraulic gyro detangler integrated into the top cup of the headset for unlimited bar spins, plus a Hope AM stem.
The core Decade frame itself features smooth, double pass welds of the custom formed & butted 6061 & 6066-T6 tubing. Built for 80-120mm forks, it gets a tapered integrated headtube/headset with removable gyro tabs, 73mm threaded BB, 135x10mm horizontal track end dropouts but Boost chainring spacing, IS rear disc brake tabs, 26×2.35″ tire clearance, and an optional derailleur hanger if you need more speeds.
David’s NS Decade is the same alloy frame, but in a new splatter Toothpaste paint job.
David’s build is mostly similar to Szymon’s, however opting instead for a Trickstuff rear brake with an extra-long hydraulic hose that can wrap around the steerer a few times without needing a hydro gyro, and an Industry Nine stem.