Rider Profile: Roger Soler

Roger Soler Roger Soler

Birth Date:

Home Town:
Igualada (Barcelona)

Home park/trail:
Igualada local skatepark, and my warehouse (Bikeparadise), also in Igualada.

2013 Diamondback frame and DB seat. Pirate fork, bars, cranks and hubs.

Can you remember when riding stopped becoming a hobby but a way of life?
When I was 16, I did my first BMX trip all over Spain, that's when I realized that BMX is my way of life.

How did you first get hooked up with Diamondback?
I first hooked up with DB when I went to Nottingham for a DB meeting with the 360bs distributor, I had such a good time there, haha!

What does riding for Diamondback mean to you?
Riding for DB means a lot, it's a big opportunity for my BMX career, as DB is a big and old brand. I also love the environment and the atmosphere within the company of Diamondback.

Tell us about your bike setup:
It needs to be clean, and can't make any noise while riding, I am currently riding brakeless.

Riding has given you the opportunity to travel and ride some great places, which has been the most memorable?
Up to now, I have been in so many great places and I won't ever forget any of them, but if I have to choose one, it would be definitely the last trip around Basque Country (Spain) with the whole Pirate team, which was amazing!!

What do you think is the most ground-breaking moment in BMX since you've been riding?
Definitely in these lasts three years BMX has improved a lot in quality and models of the bikes, and also, the improvement of the styles and tricks is just crazier every day.

Who do you respect in BMX?
I like the people who are passionate about riding and not always doing it to win.

What has been your scariest moment full stop on a bike?
Doing a big 360º and it went wrong. I ended up in hospital with a broken fibula and ankle...

What have you got planned for this season?
I've got planned to ride over loads of places, travel a lot, meet new people, and keep working on my BMX school project at my warehouse.

Any words of wisdom?
Live everyday as if it was your last.

Shout outs and hook ups?
I would like to thank my first sponsor 360bikeshop for putting me in the BMX world when I was just a kid. To my parents for putting up with me, to all the people who I love to ride with, specially to my brother Nil Soler for being my best BMX partner. To the all guys who I was riding with during my year in England, and to Diamondback for trusting me and helping me!