Babelgum Presents: Boombox Bikers


“Pimping out your bike and riding around like a mobile disco is a subculture that originated in the street carnivals of Trinidad and Tobago,” explains the voiceover in Boombox Bikers, the latest installment in Babelgum’s subculture-obsessed Vice Versus series. While the trend is big in Milan, Barcelona, and Paris, this segment focuses on an emerging scene of young Trinidadians in Queens, New York. These kids have loaded their bikes up with massive speakers, MP3 players, DVD players, and TV screens. We’re intimidated. We also think they deserve their own MTV reality series.

Take a peek after the jump.

Intrigued? We’ve rounded up images of a few crazy boombox bikes from around the world below.