The Albion Pocket Knife

The Albion Pocket Knife

The Albion Pocket Knife is hand made by a master craftsman, Trevor Albett. Trevor is a cutler and has been making pocket knives in Sheffield for over fifty years. The Albion Pocket Knife features  Clip Point Single Blade The blade is made from Sheffield Stainless Steel The handle is made from...
Albion Engraved Lighters

Albion Engraved Lighters

Albion engraved Zippo lighters are now available to buy through our online shop. Genuine Zippo Armor Lighter, made from highly polished thick brass. Windproof Armor case 1.5 times thicker than standard casing Reliable flint wheel ignition system Lifetime guarantee Collectable Refillable Made in USA Engraved in the UK £30 + (P&P)...
The Albion Print Shop

The Albion Print Shop

The Albion Print Shop  The Albion now offers a selection of exhibition quality matte prints Issue 1 cover, by George Marshall Issue 11 cover, by Adi Gilbert Geoff Slattery, by Steve Bancroft Mat Hoffman, by George Marshall (50cm x 50cm square) Derek Nelson, by Steve Bancroft Mike Hoder, by Daniel...
Mandala and Issue 11 Tee Now Available in Yearly Six Mag Package

Mandala and Issue 11 Tee Now Available in Yearly Six Mag Package

Now you have the choice between James Cox’s Mandala Tee, Adi Gilbert’s issue 11 cover or our original outlines tee. For the bargain price of only £25 including postage and packing, we’ll send you six issues of The Albion over the next twelve months and one of our three exclusive T-shirt designs...
‘Albion’ Engraved Peacock Handwarmers

‘Albion’ Engraved Peacock Handwarmers

The Peacock Hand Warmer works by platinum catalysis, which causes neither air pollution nor occurrence of waste. The newly developed re-usable platinum-catalysed glass fibre burner offers quick and sure lighting and gives constant warmth for a full day with just one fill of fuel. The warmer is useable even in...
Albion Sticker Bundle

Albion Sticker Bundle

Five black vinyl stickers. £2.50 + P&P Buy Online
The Albion back issues now online

The Albion back issues now online

The Albion is currently making all back issues available to view online  and download for free. Visit the Back Issues page for further information.  
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The Taj Mihelich Interview

The Taj Mihelich Interview

The Taj Mihelich Interview “You Can’t Win BMX” Words and photographs by GEORGE MARSHALL Archive photography by SANDY CARSON, CHRIS RYE and LARD GALLOWAY (First published in The Albion Issue 14, April 2013) I’m a vegetarian and I dislike being asked why. I lower my head with a groan when I hear the question. I...
Chris Mortenson Photo Gallery

Chris Mortenson Photo Gallery

 Over the time I’ve known Chris, I have seen him overcome so many obstacles as a photographer to be in the position he is in now. From the dusty town of Las Cruses New Mexico, Chris made his way to Los Angeles a couple years ago to pursue his ambitions for BMX and photography at...
Origins - FBM and the Mid Bottom Bracket

Origins – FBM and the Mid Bottom Bracket

 We hit up FBM’s front man and all around legendary character Steve Crandall for a quick chat about how the Mid BB came to be. It’s fair to say FBM have had a huge impact on the BMX frames we ride today. Hailing from Johnson City, New York, FBM was founded in 1993. What started out...
Simple Session 2014

Simple Session 2014

Words and photography by Nathan Beddows The dust has now settled at the Saku Saarhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia. All the crowds, staff, media and riders have all travelled home and the course is now currently being dismantled. This year Drew Bezanson returned to reclaim his crown, putting together an amazingly solid run and flew...
Street Series: Cape Town 2014

Street Series: Cape Town 2014

This year the DUB guys are taking their street jams global. The first jam took place in Cape Town, South Africa on a extremely hot 42c summer day. For a growing scene the turn out was good with riders coming from all over the country. Here’s some photos from the day. The giant plastic cheques went...
Behind the Scenes - Luc Legrand

Behind the Scenes – Luc Legrand

Here’s a video that shows the work that was involved to make the last clip in Luc’s Etnies video from last year possible. Learn more about this wild Frenchman in issue 12.
Introducing The Shadow Conspiracy Disaster Guard

Introducing The Shadow Conspiracy Disaster Guard

Introducing BMX’s first universal bolt-on Sprocket Guard. Trends come and go. It doesn’t seem like long ago that a lot of us were drilling holes into our bars and running tyres thinner than inner tubes in a futile attempt to shed those extra few grams. Luckily those days are gone and whether you love it...
THE ALBION IS CHANGING

THE ALBION IS CHANGING

The Albion is approaching its third birthday. From George’s flat in South London we’ve created a respected magazine with a global audience. We’ve provided content that has been insightful, inspiring and at times controversial. Producing six high quality magazines in a year can be one hell of a headache, so we’re going to distill our...
Q&A: Jason Eustathiou

Q&A: Jason Eustathiou

Last year I went on a Federal Bikes trip to Barcelona. To the surprise of everyone, Federal’s Greek team rider Jason Eustathiou arrived unannounced and without an invite. Jason had heard about the trip and had paid for his own flight to join the rest of team who he’d never met. To say he was hungry...
Ben Wentzel Photo Gallery

Ben Wentzel Photo Gallery

Meet Ben Wentzel. Ben is a Brooklyn based photographer who sent The Albion this great photo gallery of his work. We don’t know Ben, so fired him some short questions. Where do you live and ride? Currently calling Brooklyn home base.   Do you film also? I’ve recently been filming a lot but I’ve always been a...
Wesley McGrath Photo Gallery

Wesley McGrath Photo Gallery

Remember the name Wesley McGrath. He’s one of a new breed of talented BMX photographers. Judging from this photo gallery we’ll be seeing his photos for years to come. Over the last couple years I’ve gotten to know Wes pretty well and it’s been awesome watching his skills as a photographer grow. This past year...
Team SAF in New Jersey

Team SAF in New Jersey

Words and Photography by Josh McElwee Team SAF has been making its mark on the northern New Jersey scene for the last several years with their unique flavor of street riding.  Utilizing classic East Coast setups such as cellar doors, extremely rough ledges, and steep, difficult-to-ride street transitions, the SAF crew has unwittingly become a...
Issue 17 wallpaper: Gary Young

Issue 17 wallpaper: Gary Young

For issue 17 The Albion took X Games gold medallist and Socal BMX legend Gary Young on a drive across Argentina, as part of the ‘Make It Happen‘ series of trips. Far from a luxurious trip of tour buses and expensive restaurants, it was a humble road trip of small cars and sleeping on locals’...
Make It Happen: Argentina Trailer

Make It Happen: Argentina Trailer

‘Make It Happen’ is a year long, global video project under the reigns of Greg Illingworth. The ‘Make It Happen’ project consists of a series of four trips to distant destinations with a selection of riders hand picked for each journey, culminating in the release of a full video in the new year. Trip 3: Argentina...
Make It Happen: Argentina

Make It Happen: Argentina

‘Make It Happen’ is a year long, global video project under the reigns of Greg Illingworth. Make It Happen consists of a series of four trips to distant destinations with a selection of riders hand picked for each journey, culminating in the release of a full video in the new year. The progress of the project can be...
The Common Cutler

The Common Cutler

A behind the scenes look at master craftsman, T.W. Ablett. Trevor Albett is a ‘common cutler’ and has been making pocket knifes for over fifty years in his home town of Sheffield. Here’s a brief look into the process involved in the making of The Albion Pocket Knife. **ORDER BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 19TH FOR CHRISTMAS...
Dependables - Dennis McCoy

Dependables – Dennis McCoy

With over thirty years of riding under his belt, and having been claimed champion of almost every discipline BMX at some point in his career, Dennis McCoy has probably ridden more bikes and bike parts than any rider on the planet. Here DMC takes us through five products that have made a big impact on his riding legacy. 5. The Uni Turbo Seat Uncomfortable as hell,...
Eternal Optimists - Trails Gallery

Eternal Optimists – Trails Gallery

In some vain effort to remind you during these freezing days that summertime was one of the best we’ve had in a while, The Albion thought we’d show some of the highlights and outtakes from issue 14′s ‘Eternal Optimists’ article on Epsom, Brighouse and Villij trails in the UK (with a shot of Freddie Househam...
Issue 16 Wallpaper: Tyrone Williams

Issue 16 Wallpaper: Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams wallpaper now available to download. Photography by Scott ‘Midtown Specialist’ Marceau Select the appropriate size and follow the links. 1920 X 1200 1680 X 1050 1440 X 900 1280 x 800 1024×768 [iPad] 320×480 [iPhone]
Issue 16 Wallpaper: Josh Bedford

Issue 16 Wallpaper: Josh Bedford

Josh Bedford, wall ride to gap over the fence and onto the tracks of the Midland Mainline. This was shot as part of Josh’s interview ‘ A Family Trait’ in Issue 16. Be sure to also watch the Mutiny’s feature length video Cool Story Bro and photo gallery, both during the same trip to Sheffield. Photography by George Marshall...
Issue 17 Cover Print Now Available

Issue 17 Cover Print Now Available

The Albion now offers an extremely limited run of exhibition prints of the Issue 17 cover. The photograph was taken on the road side during a recent trip in Argentina. • Exhibition quality matte print • Medium format film photograph • Very limited run of 10 • Each individually numbered • 50 x 50 cm...
The Albion Issue 17

The Albion Issue 17

The Albion Issue 17 – release date December 2nd 2013. Cover photography is by George Marshall Contents Video Days – Ben Lewis’ Early Sections Colts – Justin Henninger The Greatest – Timmy Theus Fact or Fiction? – Steven Hamilton Making Sense Of It All – Ty Morrow Diamond In The Rough – Gary Young ‘Process not the Paycheque’ – Steve Crandall The Albion is...
Dependables – Chris Doyle

Dependables – Chris Doyle

Like Trigger and his broom, we’ve all had parts that stand the test of time. Parts that have stood by us over years, unsurpassed by new models. Here Chris Doyle talks us through his five ‘game-changer’ BMX products that he trusts more than any other.  1. Dia Comp Tech 77 brake lever When I was...
The Ben Hennon Interview: Taming The Beast

The Ben Hennon Interview: Taming The Beast

Words and photography by George Marshall Some men are more than others. Some men are stronger, pack a harder punch, bed more birds, drive faster, raise more trophies, slam more shots and travel further in their pursuit of happiness. Some men have threesomes. Some men stand their ground with their chin raised high, no matter...