At Element 9 Graphics, we don’t just create custom helmets for other riders: we also practice what we, er, paint by riding fast and reckless as often as we can. Downhill mountain biking is our preferred way of dicing with death, though we’re also into motorcycles when the opportunity presents itself. Here on our news page you’ll discover a range of resources covering new developments with E9G and the biking world in general. Check back regularly to learn more as we lift the lid on what goes into painting the lids we’re called upon to customise. We’ll showcase recent work, ranging from simple paint jobs to more elaborate custom racing helmets we’ve brought to life.
Here’s a timelapse showing our process of painting a road bike frame from scratch. Starting with a stripped frame, primer is applied and sanded flat, before base coating white and then layering up graphics. This one in hot pearlescent pink leopard print with midnight blue graphics.
Kick back and enjoy the second of a couple of short videos recently produced by McGuire Visuals. This one focuses on E9G rider Robert Johnston spending a day styling it up at the North East of Scotland’s DH Farm, which, in their words “offers something a little different from the well catered MTB tracks around […]
Adam at McGuire Visuals put together a couple of videos for E9G recently. Here’s the first of those videos, focusing on Aberdeenshire local DH and Enduro Racer Calum McBain. “I wanted to do these videos because I really liked the riders at Element 9. Calum is insanely fast and is smashing this season and last…” […]
It’s been a long time coming but we’re happy to announce that new Infinite race jerseys have arrived! With a completely new cut from the Apex jersey, the Infinite features a slimmer fit, Qwick Dri technical fabric, flat seam stitching, and an awesome milky way galaxy print! Sizes XS through to XL are available but […]
Helmet Paint Gift Vouchers We’ve got some helmet paint gift vouchers up in the store now – perfect for a Christmas gift for the racer in your life, or if you’ve thought about getting someone a custom helmet but you’re not sure what they’d want painted on it – let them express their individual style […]
Luke Griffiths has been busy putting together an edit with a bit of a difference; check out this beautifully shot vid of Calum Laidlaw riding the North Third near Stirling. Check out more of Luke’s work on his YouTube.
A version of this post first appeared on the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative blog. My name is Craig Scott and I design and paint helmets at Element 9 Graphics. I’ve been into bikes since I was three years old, no doubt influenced by my dad always having owned motorcycles, working on them and even running his own […]
E9G riders Robert Johnston and Ross Johnston tear it up on the DH bikes at Dallas trails in northern Scotland. Filmed and edited by Kieran McCarroll.