Nigel Sylvester on Breaking the Mold and Taking on BMX

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Nigel Sylvester might be BMX’s most recognizable figure, but his life and career are anything but typical of the sport. With several major endorsements, a clothing line and riding videos featuring the likes of French Montana and Pharrell, he has taken his brand far beyond the bike and garnered criticism for it along the way. Although he’s constantly reminded of his presence in a predominately white sport, Nigel has injected his unique personality into BMX and found unparalleled success doing it. In Part 2, Nigel discusses the criticism that comes along with his unique place in the game.

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