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Get to Know: The Halahan Brothers

 

It’s about time you get to know #gformbike team riders Lukas, Nathan and Shane Halahan. These brothers have been biking since birth and at only thirteen, twelve, and seven years of age these kids are redefining what it means to be a grom.

The boys have been riding for G-Form since 2013 and their other sponsors include FBM bikesProfile RacingFive Ten Footwear, Lil Shredder Bikes and Camp Three Clothing.

The Halahans choose G-Form products because they’re comfortable to wear, can easily fit under clothing, and offer significant impact protection. We recently got the chance to learn more about what drives this young and talented bike trio; you can read the full-length interview below. 

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Lukas, Shane, and Nathan pose for a picture during a full day's dig at Nine Acre.

When did you first become interested in riding bikes?  

Lukas: I started pedaling when I was three. My Dad took us to the BMX race track when I was six and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Nathan: I started pedaling when I was two and a half or three. When I was four, I saw my Dad race an Ironman Triathlon. The bikes looked so cool and fast, that's when we started racing BMX.

Shane: As soon as I could walk my Dad got me a balance bike, I’ve been riding ever since!

Did any other athletes influence you? If so, who?

Lukas: Yes. Lots of the older local Pittsburgh dudes. And, my brother Nathan too!

Nathan: My brother Lukas influences me. 

Shane: My brothers Lukas and Nathan influence me, they taught me to ride when I was three.

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Lukas with the no foot can at Camp Woodward

Best moment in your career so far?

Lukas: DIG BMX Magazine ran a story on us in their “Youth of Today” issue a couple years ago; It was a great feeling to be featured.

Nathan: Best moment was when DIG BMX Magazine did a story about us.

 Shane: Learning to jump gaps.

Which G-Form products are a necessity for your performance, and why?

Lukas: The entire Pro X bike line! My favorite is the Pro X Knee-Shin Guard and I can't wait to get the new Pro Ankle Guards. I love that G-Form is so light and comfortable.

Nathan: The Youth Pro X line always keeps me safe. 

Shane: Pro X Youth Knee, Elbow, and Shin Pads keep me safe when I ride.

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Shane fully sending the drop in at Camp Woodward

What are your goals for the upcoming year?

Lukas:  I want to travel to new places, make new friends, and ride some rad new spots along the way.

Nathan: I finally want to make it to Kona Skate Park in Jacksonville Florida. 

Shane: I want to go on more riding trips with my brothers.

Favorite food?

Lukas: Kielbasa.

Nathan: Seafood.

Shane: Tacos.

Favorite book?

Lukas: Hatchet. Its a wilderness survival novel by Gary Paulsen.

Nathan: Dr. Suess Green Eggs and Ham.

Shane: Fly Guy books by Tedd Arnold.

Favorite song?

Lukas: I've been listening to a lot of Motley Crue lately. "Kickstart My Heart" is a good one!

Nathan: "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones.

Shane: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.

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Nathan throwing a tobaggon fakie.

What’s your idea of a good time?

Lukas: A good time for me is in the woods exploring with Nathan, Shane and our dog Holt.

Nathan: Having a good time is being in the woods surrounded by trails and sitting by the fire.

Shane: Riding Bikes and playing in the woods.

Favorite place to travel?

Lukas:  Santa Cruz, California 

Nathan: Santa Cruz.

Shane: California

Favorite spots to ride?

Lukas: Pittsburgh, PA...our own trails called  #9acres, The Wheel Mill, and all the concrete parks. 

Nathan: Our own place called Nine Acres. We have been building trails in our woods for four years. The jumps are starting to get really big, and we even built a small line for Shane. Whistler Bike park is awesome too!

Shane: The Wheel Mill, Trails at our house, and Mack Park Skate park.

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Nathan ripping a tire slide across the coping at Camp Woodward

Do you have any advice for beginners to help them along their journey?

Lukas:  Be yourself, take your own path, and ride what you like. This way its always fun and progress just happens.

Nathan: Style. Bike Control. Fun.  

Shane: It's all about having fun.

Other sports you enjoy/Other interests?

Lukas:  Hiking. And our little brother Shane just started to play baseball so I've been stoked on it lately. 

Nathan: When I am not biking, I enjoy Exploring.

Shane: I like Baseball and jumping on the trampoline.

If you were not riding bikes what would you be doing?

Lukas: Building stuff. Maybe playing some baseball too ha!

Nathan: Still riding a bike.

Shane: Going to regular school and to the playground with my friends.

Huge shout out to Lukas, Nathan, and Shane's father Mike Halahan for supporting their children's dreams and keeping their passions alive. If you would like to gear up in the same low profile and comfortable bike protection as the Halahan power groms, you can! Shop bike now to see the entire #gformbike product line.

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