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BMX Racing News - Wednesday - April 27, 2016
|Dale Holmes BMX PRO PODCAST SHOW with Alan Foster|
|Above, it's Alan Foster,
throwin' down over the pro set at the
2002 UCI BMX World
Championships in Paulinia, Brazil. -
Photo by Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com.
Hey, BMX Fans! Check out the awesome BMX PRO PODCAST SHOW with Alan Foster, legendary AA BMX Pro and cycling executive hosted by more BMX Legends, Dale Holmes and 'Dr. J', Jason Richardson.
The boys cover a wide range of BMX topics from some comparisons between today's Supercross Style pro season to the "30 Races A Year" pro BMX pacing of the past, to the greatest racers of their era and Alan's views on one of his most successful topics, acquiring and maintaining sponsors, something that he did very very well in his BMX career.
Click here for the DALE HOLMES BMX PRO PODCAST SHOW with Sam Willoughby.
BMXMANIA.COM RACE REPORT POSTED FROM
ALL DAY ONE AND DAY TWO PHOTOS POSTED IN THE USABMX CAROLINA RACE REPORT PAGE.
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - April 20, 2016
|ICE RIMS SIGNS TORY NYHAUG TO RUN ICE FAST CARBON RIMS!|
|The BMXers at ICE Fast Rims
are really happy and proud to announce that Canadian
Pro pilot, Tory Nyhaug signed to ride their ICE
According to the French BMX parts company, Tory will ride the new "Rafale" carbon rims at the UCI SX World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands, the UCI Worlds in Colombia and for the Olympic Games in Rio!
ICE Rims use the best molding, building and finishing processes to create the most efficient and classy rims of the world!
The best carbon 3K braids have been chosen to mould those rims in order to make them really strong and give the rider the best riding experience!
The main benefits of this rim are an extreme rigidity and lower weight compared to Alloy rims, reactivity while pedaling increased at the most!
Available for pros or amateurs in 20’’ X 1.60, or for younger riders in 20’’ X 1-3/8.
For more information about these rims check out the ICE web site at www.ice-element.com
BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 15-17, 2016
|Awesome Dale Holmes Podcast with AA Pro Legend, Greg Romero!|
|GREG ROMERO PODCAST, CLICK HERE!|
|Check it out, then dial in the Dale Holmes Podcast with Greg Romero, you know you'll like it! Get your Podcast On at Dale's web site, CLICK HERE!|
BMX Racing News - thursday - April 14, 2016
Crupi.....Racing BMX Since 1982!
|BMX Olympic Bronze Medalist, Laëtitia Le Corguillé retires from racing!|
|Long time International BMXer, Laëtitia Le
Corguillé has announced her retirement from BMX
Racing and won't get a chance to participate to her
third Olympic games... and retires from the sport...
Laëtitia suffered a serious foot injury, Sunday at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, UK while making a run at her third Olympics and has ended what has been one of the longest and most successful Elite Women's BMX careers in the sport.
In her own words "I took a while to give news of my ankle because yesterday afternoon was hard to take ... after all, I have a broken calcaneus (heel bone): 2 large fracture above. This is very bad news because even if all goes well, my foot must remain immobilized for 3 months without contact of the heel on the floor ... three months on crutches. It is the end of season for me. I hoped also to finish my career on a high note at the Olympic Games (even if the qualification was not certain yet ). This will not be the case. So you can understand that this injury also announces the end of my career. I took great pleasure in trying to return to the best in the world, I started to get closer but it is the law of sport and bmx. Thank you to the people who supported me. Thank you to the Team France staff , the federation, the Brittany Sport dept., Flo and my little Juliette, my family, R'Vélo Hervé Masson, Laurent Guillon , company race, bemor, the clubs of Saint-brieuc and Saint-Etienne, Romain Riccardi, to my friends who will recognize themselves."
BMX Racing News - WEEKEND Update - April 9-10, 2016
|UCI SX WORLD CUP MANCHESTER, UK PRACTICE DAY FOTOS ARE POSTED!|
|CHECK OUT THE MANCHESTER RACE REPORT PAGE, HERE!|
BMX Racing News - Thursday Update - April 7, 2016
|BOX VOLUNTARY FORK REPLACEMENT|
our inception in 2011, Box Components has
been committed to manufacturing the highest
quality bicycle components.
Providing racers and riders with the best and safest products on the market has always been our number one goal.
As a result of this and in cooperation with the CPSC, Box Components is offering a voluntary replacement of some of our older BOX carbon fiber BMX forks.
The reason for the replacement is a manufacturing flaw that may result in some steerer tubes becoming loose when turned against resistance on the front wheel of the bicycle.
This flaw poses a potential fall hazard to the rider. There have been no reports of injury as a result of this defect.
Box Components is aware this is inconvenient for our customers, and we appreciate your assistance in helping us replace potentially defective forks from the market.
The fork models that this voluntary replacement applies to are as follows:
• XE 20 inch 10mm Dropout Fork (model number BX-FK13A2010)
• XE 24 inch 10mm Dropout Fork (model number BX-FK13A2410) • XL 20 inch 10mm Dropout Fork (model number BX-FK15A2010)
• XL 24 inch 10mm Dropout Fork (model number BX-FK15A2410)
• XS 20 inch 10mm Dropout Fork (model number BX-FK14A2010)
Qualifying forks have serial numbers of either 140508, 140606 or 140702.
This flaw affects forks sold by Box from January 2015 until July 2015. Forks were also sold on complete model year 2016 bikes from Haro (Team CF Mini, Team CF Junior, Team CF Expert), Redline (Flight Mini, Flight Junior, Flight Expert, Flight Expert XL) and DK (Elite Junior, Elite Expert).
The issue has been corrected through a design change to the steerer tube that eliminates the possibility of the steerer tube turning. All qualifying fork claims will be replaced with current production forks that do not have this flaw.
|HOW TO CHECK THE FORK|
|• The forks have a Box logo (See Fig.01)|
|• The “XE”, “XS” and “XL” Logos are located on the crown of the fork. (See Fig.02)|
|• The serial number is laser etched on the steerer tube. This number will either be 140508, 140606 or 140702. (See Fig.03)|
|• Forks have 3/8 in drop-outs not 20mm drop-outs. (See Fig.04)|
fork model and serial number match the
information provided above, the fork is
eligible for replacement.
Consumers should take their fork to their nearest local bike shop for inspection. If the fork is eligible for the recall, the bike shop will work with Box Components to replace the fork.
Please email or visit boxcomponents.com for more information.
|SINCERELY, BOX COMPONENTS|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday Update - April 5, 2016
|Chase BMX Pro, Connor Fields Hits The Podium In UCI SX Argentina|
|Connor Fields Finishes 2nd at the opening round of the 2016 UCI BMX World Cup Season!|
Chase BMX Race Report - UCI BMX World Cup #1 - Santiago Del Estero, Argentina
|The 2016 UCI BMX World Cup series is the gateway to the Olympic games for BMX racers, so the 2016 season is the most important races for a rider looking to make their way into the games. The Chase BMX Pro team headed into the year with the World Cups as their main focus, along with the USA BMX events and the season is now upon us. Stop #1 would take the team to Argentina, and Connor Fields, Joris Daudet, Romain Mahieu, and Stefany Hernandez would all take to the event with winning the main event as their goal.|
Things would kick off with the Time Trail events, where Connor and Joris would finish 4th & 5th. Stefany would unfortunately end her weekend during her run, as a crash into the 2nd turn would knock her out and she would sustain a slight concussion.
On race day, Connor, Joris, and Romain rode strong throughout the qualifying rounds and would make their way into the 1/8th finals. This would be where Romain ended his day of racing. Joris and Connor would make their way through the 1/4 finals and into the semis. Connor would win his semi, where Joris, was in a qualifying position, would bump with another rider in turn 2 and lose his qualifying spot, leaving Connor as the lone rider from the team into the main event.
In the main event, Connor had an all out drag race with eventual winner Corben Sharrah from the USA, and as edged out at the line, taking 2nd for the day. With this great result for Connor, he starts off the World Cup season on a positive note, and now he and the rest of the USA Cycling team head direct to Manchester, UK to prepare for the 2nd round of the UCI BMX World Cup tour .
|Joris, Stefany, and Romain will all join Connor at the next stop in Manchester, UK and you can watch it all live on www.BMXlive.tv, all 3 days of the event.|
BMX Racing News - Weekend update - march 26-28, 2016
|UCI sx arg race report page|
|posted to BMX Mania!|
ALL FRIDAY PHOTOS NOW POSTED, CHECK EM OUT!!!!!
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - march 23rd, 2016
|BOX Releases Vector M30-M Cranks for Little Racers|
|ANAHEIM, CA—BOX Components, makers of
high-performance BMX and mountain bike
components, is excited to announce that the
long-awaited mini/junior Vector M30-M cranks are
now available. The Vector M30-M cranks share
oversize design principals with the original
Vector M35 cranks, but they are scaled down to
fit the needs of 5-to-10-year old riders.
Vector M30-M cranks have a cold-forged, 30-millimeter, 7075 aluminium-alloy, Praxis M30 spindle that fits frames with European and BB86/92 bottom brackets, as well as BB30 and PF30. They have hollow-forged arms and a 104 BCD, four-bolt spider.
Each set of Vector M30-Ms includes a Praxis external, M30, European bottom bracket that fits frames with European bottom bracket shells. Compatible BB86/92 and BB30/PF30 bottom brackets are sold separately and available from Praxis directly.
An independent test lab compared a range of cranks to the Vector M35 and the Vector M30-P. Both proved to be stiffer than anything on the market, with the M35s about 10 percent stiffer. It’s safe to assume the M30-Ms are the stiffest little-kid crank out there.
“We believe the Vector cranks are the way to go for any serious BMX racer. While the M35s are the ultimate BMX race crank, the M30-Ps are stiffer than anything else out there. And the M30-Ms are far stiffer than any other crankset for mini and junior riders,” said Max Wunderlich, BOX’s BMX director.
The M30-M cranks come in matte black with laser-etched graphics in 145, 150 and 155 lengths. Suggested retail price for both is $399.
BMX Racing News - Thursday - march 17TH, 2016
J&R Bicycles is now hiring!
|Well established J&R Bicycles who is a
leader in the BMX industry is now accepting
applications for several full time positions.
All applicants must have BMX knowledge and prior
experience in the position for which they are
applying. Excellent communication skills, both
written and verbal, as well as an ambitious,
positive attitude are essential for becoming
part of the J&R Bicycles team.
WHEEL BUILDER- Responsible for building wheels from start to finish in a timely manner. This position will also provide support to the sales team in taking orders, clearly explaining and demonstrating products to customers, as well as providing advice based on customer’s needs. Extensive knowledge in rims, hubs, and wheels is required for this position as well as1 year experience in wheel building.
MECHANIC- Responsible for building complete bikes, both custom and out of a box. Will also manage repairs, part installs, tune-ups and wheel trues both in our showroom and on the road as part of the J&R Bicycles track-side crew for National Race events and Florida SSA events. This position will also provide support to the sales team in taking orders, clearly explaining and demonstrating products to customers, as well as providing advice based on customer’s needs. Extensive knowledge of bicycles and specifically BMX is required, as well as a minimum of 1 year experience as a bicycle mechanic.
SHIPPING TEAM MEMBER- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as an ambitious, positive attitude are essential for becoming part of the J&R Bicycles team. This position is responsible for all aspects of shipping customer orders. This includes retrieving orders from our shipping hub, pulling products for order fulfillment, printing shipping labels, and communicating with customers regarding their purchases. Shipping department team members must possess excellent typing and communication skills and have at least 1 year experience in outbound shipments. Experience with Worldship, Endicia, Dazzle, and/or Shipworks preferred. This position is a Monday through Friday, full time position with occasional late nights and weekends. Normal hours will be from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Hourly pay rate will be dependent on experience.
J&R Bicycles offers health insurance, paid vacation and sick time for all eligible employees.
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume including relevant work experience to our HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, at email@example.com. No phone calls or walk ins. Only candidates who we feel are a good fit for the positions will be contacted. Potential employees must agree to and pass a background check and drug screening. Previous work references will be required prior to being offered a position with our company.
J&R Bicycles, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.
BMX Racing News - Thursday - march 10TH, 2016
|Check out the Chase Bicycles "All American" Riders!|
It's been quite the BMX Season already this year for Chase Bicycles.
Their French Pilot, Joris Daudet wowed the fans in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 2015 USABMX Grand Nationals with a dominating performance, claiming his first ever U.S. AA Pro Title. Joris is off to a rockin' start in the 2016 USABMX title hunt standing atop the podium at half of the events so far with two HUGE wins at the Winter Nationals. He followed that up with two podium appearances at the Gator Nationals, racking up some great USABMX Pro Series points in the early season.
Connor has two podium appearances so far this year including a BIG win at the USA Cycling Elite Championships, crowning him the U.S.A. Cycling Elite Men's National Champion for the rest of the season!
Connor and Joris now turn their attention to the beginning rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup Season with races in Argentina, England and the Netherlands, bang, bang, bang between now and the middle of May.
At the end of May, the Chase Pro Duo head to Medellin, Colombia for the UCI BMX World Championships, which will be VERY important for grabbing a spot on their respective national teams for the Rio Olympics in August.
A BIG start to a BIG year, and Joris and Connor are ready for the battle on their Chase BMX rides. Pursuing BMX victory in the U.S. and beyond.
|BMX Racing News - FRIDAY - march 5TH, 2016|
|AUSTRALIA NATIONAL FINALS|
|WEEK IS UNDERWAY!|
BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 27-29, 2016
|BMX MANIA IS ON THE ROAD TO BMX AUSTRALIA NATIONAL FINALS!|
|THUNDER DOWN UNDER IS ON THE MENU!|
It's BMX Adventure time for Jerry "Mania" Landrum, Mrs. Kathy Mania, GT's Tyler Brown, SE Racing Pro Jeremy Rommel and new Clayborn Lady Pro Shealen Reno as they make their way to the land "Down Under" for some Rockn' BMX at the BMX Australia "Thunder Down Under" National Finals Week at the new BMX Australia Supercross Track in Bathurst, New South Wales. The team will also be joined by Jukia Yoshimura from Japan for the week.
|The team will take part in a wide range of fun BMXing and Australian adventures, with open practice on Tuesday, the Pre-Titles race on Wednesday and the the "Thunder Down Under" Round 7 of the BMX Australia National Series on Thursday. Saturday the national finals will be run but the international riders won't be able to participate in that race as it is for Australian riders only.|
|Look for some fun BMXin' on BMX Mania Dot Com as the Mini World Team takes on some HOT BMXing in Bathurst and beyond!|
|Thanks to the sponsors of Thunder Down Under for their support!|
|2016 Australian BMX National Championships - 'Bathurst, Thunder Down Under'|
|Monday, 29 February - Sunday, 6 March 2016|
BMX Australia will conduct the '2016 BMX National Championships - Bathurst Thunder Down Under' on 29 February - 6 March at their new facility in Bathurst, NSW. Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series.
The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to beheld in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.
The championships, that will feature thousands of riders from every state and territory in the country, including our representatives for the Rio Olympic Games, will be the pinnacle of the 2016 domestic racing season.
Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series. The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to be held in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.
BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 19-21, 2016
BMX Racing News - Monday - February 15, 2016
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|Chase BMX Race Report - USA BMX Winter Nationals|
2016 USA BMX Season Opener - Joris picks right back up with 2 wins at the Winter Nationals
With the kick off of the 2016 USA BMX Pro Series race season, it was the first time that the 2015 #1 Pro Joris Daudet would be back on the track in the USA. Joris had just returned from Colombia where he finished off his pre season training with a camp on the 2016 World Championship track. Joris was the long Chase BMX Pro in Phoenix, AZ for the USA BMX Winter Nationals, but his results for the weekend of racing was huge!
|Photo by @USABMX|
Day 1 saw 44 Elite Men racers take to the famed Black Mountain BMX track, where blazing fast speeds usually match the temperature in the Arizona desert. Joris started the day off strong and continued to rage fast and smart through the the day, all the way into the night, for the Main event. Once the gate dropped, the race battle was among the top 3 riders - Joris, Sam Willoughby, and Nic Long. Joris took the early lead and held off the charge from Sam the entire track, with Nic just behind the 2. Joris would take the day 1 Elite Men's main event wire to wire!
Day 2 saw 38 riders on track, but not any less of the fast and action packed race action. Once again, Joris rode flawlessly all day, again advancing into the main event. This time, it would be a challenge from a young rider from Argentina, Gonzalo Molina, who was trying to close on Joris, but he was no match for the ultra fast USA BMX #1 Pro. Nic Long would once again take the 3rd.
|A perfect weekend for Joris on the famed Black Mountain track, but more importantly, a perfect was to start off the chase to keep the USA BMX #1 Pro title. Joris will head off to Oldsmar, Florida next weekend, where he will meet up with teammate Connor fields, where they both will be hitting the 8 meter starting hill for the first time of year, as its 2nd round of the USA BMX Pro series tour, but this time on the Supercross style track.|
|Chase BMX is proud to be supported with our great 2016 partners - Linktops, Shimano, Fly Racing, Tioga BMX, Kicker, G-Form, ODI, KMC, Vans, Elevn, Insight, and Excess.|
BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 6-7, 2016
BMX Racing News - Friday - February 5, 2016
|ELITETRAX TEAMS UP WITH|
RAZOR-BACK® TOOLS.....Since 1936 Razor-Back tools have been in the hands that tackle the toughest jobs. They are the standard of excellence for professional tools, and they offer features demanded by professional end users such as heavy-duty 14-gauge steel shovel blades, Power-Step® blade feature for secure footing, strong steel D-grips and dual rivets on shovel sockets. Razor-Back is built tough and made to last, featuring a lifetime warranty. Learn more about Razor-Back at www.razor-back.com and Facebook.
Tough Tools.....“We are pleased to partner with EliteTrax as the official long-handled tool of choice. We are excited the Razor-Back tool line will travel with the EliteTrax design and build team around the world to help create world-class BMX tracks. Whether you're building a road, laying a foundation or shaping a great BMX track, we offer a Razor-Back tool that professionals can depend on to deliver great results” said Vice President, Marketing and Product Development Eric Bernstein
For Tough Jobs.....“We are extremely happy to team up with Razor-Back tools,” said Tom Ritzenthaler, main builder and founder of EliteTrax Inc. “Building these BMX tracks around the world is hard work and we depend on great tools to get the job done to perfection. The Razor-Back tools are strong, dependable, and move the dirt with ease. The fact that they can handle airline baggage abuse is just a bonus,” laughs Ritzenthaler, who travels around the world with his Razor-Back tools in a custom ski bag.
We Build BMX Tracks For Your Needs.....It doesn’t matter if you are looking for rebuilding your local BMX track, or wishing to construct an Olympic size training facility, we got you covered. No job is too small or too big for EliteTrax. Together with our partners, we can design and build a BMX track of the highest standard. Follow EliteTrax on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to receive updates and a chance to win Razor-Back tools
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - February 3, 2016
|Amanda Carr, BMX
Thailand's Finest, welcomes
to her 2016 BMX Racing efforts around the
Currently in contention for a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games by way of the country of Thailand. She will compete in the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series and the UCI BMX World Championships to further her dreams of competing in the 2016 Olympic Games.
And now.....Amanda will be competing on a brand new Speedco Velox carbon frame, the new hot ticket for BMX speed. The Speedco Velox Pro XL frame weighs in at 2.65 pounds. It features a BB86 shell, 73mm to 65mm massive tapered down-tube, tapered head tube, internally routed cable, and a 15mm dropout with integrated chain tensioner.
Watch for Amanda as she battles her way to a landmark 2016 season on her Speedco ride. She's got the goods, the desire and the heart. Watch out, World of BMX!
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