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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.
CLICK HERE TO GO THERE!
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
|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.|