|archived news / February 2013|
BMX Racing news - Thursday/Friday - Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2013
BMXlive.tv brings you Lane 1 - Papendal, Netherlands
|A Pro Jared Garcia signs with Speedline/Supercross|
In a last minute move right before the USA BMX Pro season starts this weekend, A Pro Jared Garcia joins the Speedline/Supercross Factory Team.
Jared has always been a member of the Supercross group no matter which team he had been riding for, Jared has spent his time in the Supercross White Ghost driving to races, while pulling the Supercross Trailer as well as putting in time behind a shovel in the Supercross Playground, so it was a natural move for Jared to officially join the Speedline/Supercross Family.
Jared has already built up his new 2013 Supercross ENVY v3 equipped with Speedline Parts and has spent some track time on it at the Apple Valley BMX track with his new team mates and Supercross BMX pro's Dani George and Jeremy Rommel and said that "he loves it".
We here at Speedline/Supercross are planning a long career with Jared as he trains with team mates Dani George and Jeremy Rommel on the Supercross Playground as he is strives for his dreams of a USA BMX pro title and getting on an Olympic Gate with his Speedline equipped Supercross.
A few of Jared's new Speedline/Supercross Team mates were heard commenting "Super stoked that this guy has joined the team. Welcome Jared Garcia!!!!" said Speedline's Kim Hayashi, and "Stoked, this is going to be good" said Speedline's 17/27g Brandi Miligan.
BMX Racing news - Tuesday/Wednesday - February 26/27, 2013
|SE Bikes Signs Donny Robinson|
|to a Multi-Year Deal!|
SE Bikes has just signed Elite Pro “dR” Donny Robinson to a multi-year deal. Donny will be racing for SE at all pro series USA BMX nationals, the UCI World Cup series, and the UCI World Championships for years to come.
Donny is a life-long BMXer with an Olympic medal and many National and World titles under his belt. He has been competing as an Elite pro for over ten years and has amassed fans from all over the world. “SE is BMX racing! I’m excited to continue my career with a brand that has been here since BMX’s beginnings. I’m hugely grateful to SE for believing in my abilities and signing me to a multi-year deal. I’m stoked to have the backing to be out there for years to come & put on the best show that I can,” Donny said
Donny will be racing on the all-new 2013 PK Ripper Elite frame. This frame was completely redesigned for maximum stiffness in 2013 with a new bi-oval downtube and direct-weld ovalized chainstays. “We really went back to the drawing board with this year’s frame design. The tracks have changed dramatically over the past few years with the UCI World Cup series. So we needed a frame that could not only keep up, but one that can win races and be on top of the podium. And Donny’s just the right guy for the job. He’s been on top of many podiums over the years and he’s no stranger to winning,” said Todd Lyons, SE Brand Manager.
The USA BMX pro series season kicks off this weekend in Phoenix, AZ. Keep an eye out for Donny winning laps on his PK Ripper Elite.
Keep up to date with everything SE and Donny related at: www.Twitter.com/donnyrobinson , www.Instagram.com/donnyrobinson . http://www.sebikes.com/ , http://instagram.com/sebikes , http://www.facebook.com/sebikes
|GHP and HALO get ready for the USABMX Winter Nationals|
GHP will be heading out to the USABMX Winter Nationals in Phoenix Arizona March 1st through the 3rd.
For 2013 GHP has teamed up with Halo wheels and are fully equipped with their Sub-4 racing wheel sets.
Also for the first time GHP will have HALO’s new MXR-FW race hub and their Clickster Freewheel.
Stop by the GHP factory pits. For more information on HALO products visit halorims.com.
|ALIENATION BMX IS LOOKIN' FOR HOT TEAMS & RIDERS!|
Are you lookin' for a rim/components co-sponsor for the 2013 season? Alienation BMX, one of the premier brands on the race circuit is lookin' to help you and your team out with your race parts needs.
We are looking to expand our promotion efforts through a group of dedicated racers and teams to help get our name out there. This is why we would like to work with YOU to become a part of the Alienation family.
As rider's ourselves, we fully understand the high level of costs and expenses to fund a race program for a season. The goal of the co-sponsorship program here at Alienation is to help you offset some of those costs to support your program, by offering Grass Roots Pricing for the 2013season.
We'd love to be able to offer everyone free products and use of the Alienation Big Rig but that's not possible if we want to stay in business. We don’t quite have the budget to be able to offer all that at this time, nor can we afford the Big Race Rig. But we’re growing every year so give us time!
We have program info just waiting to get you lined up to race with Alienation BMX Racing. Included in this packet, you will find the 2013 co-sponsorship price list, a program guideline sheet explaining how to go about ordering, and what is expected of you as a co-sponsored rider and/or team.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email or call me, Rob Morgan. I'm the Brand Manager at Alienation and I ride just like you and want to help you make your BMX Racing Season a real success. All of us at Alienation BMX look forward to you being a part of the Alienation BMX Family.
Join the world wide family of riders and teams, flyin' the Alienation BMX racing brand around the world of BMX Racing!
BMX Racing news - weekend update - February 23, 2013
J&R BMX Charges The 2013 BMX National Season!
The 2013 race season once again sees the J&R BMX Superstore team rostered up and ready to chase a record four in a row national titles in the USA BMX Bike Shop Team Division. Team Manager Scott Angus has once again put together a talented and powerful team led by Ryan Pettegrew and as of the end of February the team is already leading in the national points battle.
The team’s first action of the year was at the Silver Dollar Nationals held January 11-13th in Reno, Nevada. Saturday’s racing saw the team take a first place in the team sheet competition powered by a strong win by Jack Bakken in 8 expert as well as a well earned second place by Ryan Pettegrew in 14 expert.Shane Lewis of Chula Vista, CA and Levi Pope of Corona, CA also showed some great results.
More recently on February 8-10th, Scott Angus brought the well honed J&R BMX machine to the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky to do battle with a whopping twenty two other teams in the team sheet competition. Here the team won both days with very impressive scores of 210 on Saturday and 232 on Sunday. Despite this great result, the team suffered a big loss with it’s star Ryan Pettigrew crashing and breaking his collarbone. Congratulations go out to Lauren Whisler who won the 17-20 Expert Girls class on both days in both class and Mixed Open. To Shane Lewis of Chula Vista, CA who finished 2nd on Saturday and won on Sunday in 12 Expert and to Geoffrey Banser who racing in 19-27 Expert got a 3rd on Saturday and won on Sunday.
|Haro Bikes Welcomes Corben Sharrah|
Vista, CA. Haro Bicycles is proud to announce the signing of Tucson, Arizona’s Corben Sharrah to the BMX race team.
“Corben is one of the youngest, most accomplished, stylish, humble, and driven riders in the sport. A former USA Cycling National Champion in the Elite class, Corben had already won a UCI World Cup abroad when he was only 18. I fully believe that Corben, now 20 years old, is untapped talent. Though he’s accomplished so much at such a young age, I think the BMX world has yet to see his full potential. We’re really psyched to team up with him for 2013 and beyond.” said Derek Betcher, Haro’s BMX Race Team Manager.
Corben will join team mates Nic Long (San Diego, CA) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, CA) on the full USA BMX tour in 2013, along with select UCI World Cup events.
“I’m proud to announce that I will be a part of the Haro Bikes team for 2013.” explained Corben Sharrah. “I am honored to be involved with such an iconic brand as everything Haro does is game changing. I look forward to progressing in my career and elevating the sport on a Haro. Something that I've dreamed of since I was a kid was to ride a Haro bike and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity and what the future has in store.“
Look for Corben to make his Haro debut on our Race LT frame in Phoenix, Arizona at the USA BMX Winter Nationals when the season kicks off next weekend.
SE Picks Up French Elite, Moana Moo Caille
SE Bikes is proud to announce the sponsorship of Elite French Elite racer Moana Moo-Caille. Twenty-four year old Moana had one of the best seasons of his career last year with a 3rd place in Elite at the UCI World Championships as well as competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a Junior World Champion & is very familiar with sitting at the top of the podium at large international races. His schedule this year will have him hitting all of the French National races, the European BMX rounds, the UCI World Cup Series, the World Championships, as well as select USA BMX races. All in all, Moana will compete in over 10 countries in 2013 with his first race for SE being the USA BMX season opener in Phoenix, AZ March 2-3.
Moana is one of the most stylish racers in the world & is never scared to hit the biggest jumps he can find. He learned backflips this past year so it’s just a matter of time until he’s following the Wildman’s footsteps & flipping pro sections on BMX tracks around the world.
“I’m excited to ride for a brand with so much history as SE Bikes. I mean they’ve been around for 10 years longer than I’ve been alive! And I LOVE the new Elite Series BMX race line. The first day I rode the PK Ripper Elite XL, it was like home to me. It’s super stiff. I can’t wait to hit the races this year on it.” Moana said.
SE Brand Manager Todd Lyons goes on to say “This is the first time that SE has sponsored an Elite Pro racer outside of the USA. Out of all of the riders to choose from, Moana was an easy choice. I really like his attitude and style on and off the bike. He’s going to be great for the brand not only in Europe, but worldwide. We are also fortunate to work his sponsorship in conjunction with the SE Bikes French distributor, Race Co.” (http://www.raceco-bmx.com/)
The SE Bikes racing team has been revamped for 2013 & soon we will announce some other really exciting additions to the factory squad. Stay tuned.
BMX Racing news - Thursday - February 21, 2013
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - February 20, 2013
Morphine Hits First Two Stops of Florida Series
Pictures are courtesy of Michelle Boone
The mark of a new BMX race season is always the start of the Florida Sunshine State series. The season started last month with a race at Charlotte BMX in Punta Gorda and continued last week with the second stop at the famed Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm.
The 2013 Florida faction of the Morphine Industries Factory team consists of two top national riders, 10X Dylan Shipley and 16X Noah Reeves.
16X Noah Reeves coming in the 2013 season with a full head of steam and a determination toward Tulsa hit both stops to start the Florida series. At Charlotte BMX, Noah blasted thru three gates of riders to hit the main both days with and crash on day 1 and a 3rd on day 2.
The 2nd stop at Okee BMX was just as exciting. In the main day 1, Noah came from lane 8 to shut down the class but had to deal with some dirty riding as he was continually blasted around the track to keep him back. Sunday brought about a solid 3rd place on the podium.
10X Dylan Shipley The newest member of the Morphine Family needs no introduction. He is a staple name heard over the speakers at any race. Dylan started out the season with a perfect weekend at Charlotte BMX topping the podium with 1st both days.
Dylan came to Morphine Industries’ local track Okeeheelee BMX for the 2nd stop of the Florida State series and made a statement again by taking the top of the podium both days.
Next stop for the Morphine Industries crew is to all head to Louisville for the Bluegrass National. We will be stoked to have almost a complete crew to present the Black, White and Pink. You won’t miss us.
Factory Team Sponsors: HARO BIKES (www.harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Hawk Racing (www.hawk-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com), DNA Energy (www.dnaenergydrink.com), HRP designs (www.hrpdesigns.com)
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - February 19, 2013
|Alex Wattier.....Philosophie Part 2!|
French BMX Coach, Alex Wattier has a new coaching video giving some of his philosophy of BMX coaching.
In this video, he talks about his Best BMX Memory, his main event at the 2005 UCI Worlds in Paris which we here at BMX Mania actually remember, since he got taken out while leading the final! Gnarly!
Check it out, some good riding and Alex telling us all about his "Philosophie"......In French with English subtitles!
Alex Wattier.....Philosophie Part 1 w/English subtitles!
AND! If you wanted to see Philosophie 1 with the English Subtitles, HERE TIS! Just for you! Au Revoir and Merci!
BMX Racing news - weekend update - February 16-17, 2013
MCS Louisville Media Edit!
|Check it out, BMXers! It's the MCS Factory Team at the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, KY last weekend...|
|BMX Survey/Study.....Elite Riders Wanted!|
There's a student in Applied Sport Psychology in Halle, Germany.....Anna Steinbach.
Anna is embarking on a research project in BMX racing. The central question of the research will be thrill seeking in the population of international BMX & MTB DH racers, as well as anxiety with regard to different kinds of tracks throughout the 2013 racing season.
Those two parts will be independent from one another, though.
The first questionnaire is about sensation seeking.
If you are an Elite BMX Racer, and want to take part in the project for Anna, it will take you no more than 10 minutes to complete. Just follow the instructions that guide you through the procedure.
Here's the link to the questionnaire.....www.soscisurvey.de/sss/
Please choose a time that is convenient for you. The questionnaire will be online for the next 2 months.
Participation in the research is 100% voluntarily. Furthermore, under the scientific rules of conduct, all data will be treated confidential and cannot be traced back to single riders.
Results will either be published or be given to you personally if desired.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Anna, whose email address is in the questionnaire.
|Caroline Buchanan Signs Deal to Ride BOX Components|
ANAHEIM, CA—Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is very excited to announce that Caroline Buchanan will ride BOX Components and Promax parts on her DK Professional V2 next season.
“I’ve been a Caroline fan since her World Championship mountain biking days. Not only is Caroline a great rider, but she’s also one of the best when it comes to self promotion and promotion of her sponsors. She works as hard off the bike setting up magazine interviews, photo shoots and personal appearances as she does on the bike. I’m really happy that she will be using BOX and Promax components,” said Toby Henderson, CGI’s founder.
Next season, Buchanan will race using the full range of BOX components, with a few Promax parts where BOX parts are unavailable. She will join Marc Willers and several other DK Factory Team riders who will use BOX’s new Vertex crankset, which features a BB30/PF30 bottom bracket with 35mm external bearings. DK is in the process of building her a custom frame to work with the new set-up.
“I’m excited to announce the news of signing with BOX Components for the 2013 season. 2013 will be my first year competing in the whole USA BMX season riding for DK Bicycles. I’m looking forward to working with BOX and kitting out about 90 percent of the spec on my bike. I’m always looking for that 1 percent on the track, and by teaming up with an innovative company like BOX, I can see a bright future with some amazing product and results to come,” Buchanan said.
Among the parts Buchanan will use in 2013 are: BOX X-Series carbon forks - BOX Delta stems - BOX Maximus handlebars - BOX Focus rims - BOX Hollow 20-mil hubs - BOX Genius brake levers - BOX Eclipse brakes with BOX X-Ray brake shoes - BOX Concentric cables - BOX Vector crankset - BOX Echelon and Shift saddles - BOX Helix seatclamps - BOX Phase 1 number plates - Promax IG-45 headsets - Promax SL-1 stem locks -
"We are very proud of the BOX and Promax product lines as they are today. And we intend to continue to push the innovation envelope this year and well into the future. We are confident that the product we are making are worthy of the World’s best bike racers. It makes us very happy that riders like Caroline and Marc Willers have picked BOX components for their bikes,” Henderson said.
Buchanan will make her debut on BOX parts at the USA BMX Winter Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona, March 2.
|Donny Robinson joins ONE|
|Industries race wear family!|
(San Diego, CA) - The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson is the first BMX racer to join ONE Industries. According to dR, “Becoming a member of the ONE Industries squad has always been a huge dream of mine. I look forward to bringing ONE’s style, safety and performance enhancing innovations into the BMX racing arena.”
“Leading into the launch of our ONE Bike gear and apparel last Fall, one of the products for both MOTO and Bike was our revolutionary new Vapor pant. During the development of this pant I knew one thing for certain...it was PERFECT for BMX racing. With that thought one of the first names that popped into my head was Donny Robinson. I knew he was the right one to bring on as the first BMX athlete for ONE Industries. The match could not be better, and we are proud and honored to have him in the ONE family.” - ONE Marketing Director Greg Lenac
Donny is looking forward to suiting up in ONE’s Vapor line of bike gear, which offers premium, class defining design and weight. As a racer you are always “looking to go lighter”, which increases your performance. Donny believes that the industry leading style and increased performance of ONE Industries will have him standing apart from the rest of the field in 2013. Donny will debut his ONE Industries setup on March 1 at the Winter Nationals in Phoenix, AZ.
Check out the fine line of ONE Industries gear, casual apparel, stickers, and graphics at oneindustries.com . Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/OneIndustries . Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @OneIndustries.
About ONE Industries ..... ONE Industries began as a small band of riders driven by a common passion and a belief that we could do better. In 1997, the army began assembling in the heart of San Diego, California. First we revolutionized motocross graphics, but we were soon designing and marketing a complete line of innovative products for moto and bike riders. We expect our products to be second to none, because we are riders like you who want to be at our best on every ride. So join us on your next ride. And become another rider in the “Army of ONE”.
|Pablo Galan signs for Stay Strong international team for this year 2013|
BMX Racing news - Friday - February 15, 2013
|off the 2013 season!|
FBN Plastics made their 2013 Factory Team debut at the USABMX Bluegrass (A.K.A. the logistical nightmare nationals) National in Louisville, KY. With one of the biggest blizzards in New England history bearing down on the region, we escaped just in time on Thursday, and conveniently arrived back home just as the storm had pulled out to sea on Monday and power had been restored.
First off we need to give props where props are due, and Riderz Ready did an outstanding job pulling together a last minute uniform change with jerseys and plates done in time and "on-track" for Louisville. Thanks again Mark!
For 2013 FBN had new bikes and new colors to show off, FBN/Supercross made a strong impression over the course of the weekend. Our crew, albeit shorthanded with three last minute rider cancellations, was led by Layne Gainer, who made three of four mains in the crazy stacked 17/18 classes, with two deuces in 24" class. It was hard to miss Layne on the track with his new neon yellow 2013 Supercross Blur frame. Layne is the perfect example both on and off the track for all our younger riders to learn from this season. Welcome back Layne!
New to the crew for 2013 is Nate Caron (11x & cru), who was rocking the new FBN colors for the first time and made his way into two mains over the weekend. With over 15 main event wins in 2012 we all know Nate will be working hard over the next few weeks to get his Supercross frames to the top of podium at his next national event. Cam Mason (11x) rocked his Matte blue Blur frame with white Speedline headset into Saturday's main event. While Cam's sister Maddy showed off her new Fly Kinetic pants and helmet in the 7 girl’s main event both days. You can find a great picture of Maddy on Fly Racing's BMX facebook page, as she is the "cover girl" for the "Bluegrass National" photo album. Welcome back Cam and Maddy!
Another new rider to the team for 2013 is Tyler Bailey (7x & Cru), who made all 4 of his main events with 2 podium finishes. Tyler is all heart and gives 110% in every lap he races. We look forward to watching him progress over the course of the 2013 season.
TM Bob "Moose" Delamare (46 cru), and GM London Wilmot (41x) each snowmaned a main event in Louisville. While Brianna Delamare came up just short in the 15-16 girls class semi both day’s that class seems to be the new "stacked" lap to watch at nationals.
Lone FBN Devo team rider Justin Wilmot, yet a second jersey design by Riderz Ready for the Louisville event, made more progression with numerous moto and qualifier wins both days. Day two though ended in his 10I semi on the first jump, but "I didn't back down' he said. Not satisfied in the least bit with his two main event finish’s over the weekend, Justin looks to get "back to work" training for his next national in Atlanta, GA in early April.
ODI grips, ITS tires, Thomson stems & seat posts, Alienation rims, and KMC chains provided our team riders in Louisville the advantage they needed to be at the top of their game. While Finishline cleaner/lubes where needed OFTEN in the "hazy" indoor conditions that went on long into Saturday's event, and of course PowerBar kept us fueled up and ready to perform all weekend long!
Special thanks to Mark Roberts, Bill Ryan and Ray Husdon for helping us get everything in place for our 2013 debut. We REALLY appreciate it!
For more team pictures from the Bluegrass nationals, news, and just plain funny stuff check out our Facebook page, just search "FBN/Supercross" and "like" us. We hope you do!
Co-Sponsors: Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), BJD (www.bobjdesigns.com), Delta/Aztec (www.deltacycles.com), Finish Line (www.finishlineusa.com), FLY (www.flyracingbmx.com), KMC (www.kmcchain.com), ODI (www.odigrips.com), PowerBar (www.powerbar.com), Riderz Ready (www.riderzready.com), Speedline (www.speedlineparts.com) and Thomson (www.lhthomson.com).
FBN/Supercross is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - February 13, 2013
|SE Featured in Grammy Award Promo!|
Rollingstone.com just dropped a behind the scenes feature documenting how Travis Barker got ready for his Grammy’s performance last night.
Page 2 of the photos shows him riding around on his SE Bikes Big Ripper.
His kids are even in the background on their own PK Ripper Looptail & Bronco bikes.
Travis used to race BMX back in the day & has always been a fan of the PK Ripper.
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - February 12, 2013
|BLACK CROWN FACTORY TEAM LAUNCHES IN LOUISVILLE!|
We rolled into Louisville, KY Friday for the USABMX Bluegrass National after an uneventful 5 hour drive up I-65. Finding which entrance to use to get into the arena was a challenge in itself.
Vending and bike storage were located outside in the chilly temps while the track was squeezed into Freedom Hall. This being the first "east coast" race of the 2013 season the buzz was high hopes of a 300 moto national. That number fell a little short but 286 motos wasn't to far off the mark for Saturday with a few less (268) on Sunday.
This would be the first time our new team riders would meet up with our returning riders. The team riders hit their various practice times sporting our new White/Black/Red Factory Kits thanks to the guys at Fly Racing and Riderz Ready and were feeling pretty good about the rest of the weekend.
AA Pro Logan Collins stopped by on Friday night to race the pro open and ended up taking 2nd place on the podium making his BlackCrown Products team debut. Charlie Biggs, Dylan Dellinger, and Pat Parker also made their team debut and it was awesome to finally see all of these guys finally flying the BlackCrown colors.
Saturday results: Charlie Biggs - 3rd, 9 cruiser, Preston Evans - 3rd, 9 expert, Dylan Dellinger - 3rd, 11 cruiser, Dylan Moreira - 2nd, 13 expert, Brad Lewis - 4th, 15 cruiser, Nathan Grant - 3rd, 17-21 cruiser, Pat Parker - 3rd, 28-35 expert, Brian Hendrix - 3rd, 36-40 expert, Drew Motley - 6th, 41-45 cruiser, 4th, 41+ expert, and Rob McAllister - 3rd, 46-50 cruiser.
Sunday results: Charlie Biggs - 4th, 9 cruiser, 6th 9 expert, Preston Evans - 6th, 9 cruiser, 7th, 9 expert, Dylan Dellinger - 2nd, 11 cruiser, 4th, 11 expert, Brad Lewis - 5th, 15 cruiser,Nathan Grant - 5th, 17-21 cruiser, 7th, 19-27 expert, Pat Parker - 5th, 28-35 expert, Brian Hendrix - 1st, 36-40 expert, Drew Motley - 5th, 41+ expert, Chris Meaker - 4th, 41+ expert, and Rob McAllister - 2nd, 46-50 cruiser.
Thanks to everyone that helps support the 2013 BlackCrown Factory Team: Profile Racing (profileracing.com), Fly Racing (flyracing.com), Riderz Ready Custom Apparel (riderzready.com), Sun Ringlé (sun-ringle.com), Answer BMX (answerbmx.com), Maxxis Tires (maxxistires.com), McDavid Protection (mcdavidusa.com), Cornerstone Chiropractic (cornerstonechiropracticknx.com)
BMX Racing news - Monday - February 11, 2013
|BMX Mania National Tour hits up the USABMX Bluegrass Nationals|
Travellin' Road Show And BMX Racing Extravaganza turned up
in Louisville, Kentucky at the world famous Freedom Hall
venue and launched nearly 300 motos on the city this past
BMX Mania was in attendance and came up with a superb BMX Racing Photo Gallery for you to check out. Maybe you were there and need to catch a photo of yourself pedaling around the track, or maybe you knew someone who was and want to make sure that they showed up. Or maybe you just love BMX Racing photos and want to get your fix today with some Hot Shots.
Well, no worries, Moto Person! Click Here to go there! Or click on the speeding Rusty Nesvig above to hit up some awesome pix!
|Review: Alienation BMX Tubeless Compatible System From|
|All Text & Photos, Shane Jenkins/Bmxultra.com|
|There's a big change coming in BMX Racing. The Alienation BMX Tubeless Compatible System, looks to be one of those marks in the history of BMX that will be remembered as a changing of direction. We got a great review from our friend and partner in BMX Internet Media, Shane Jenkins, the Big Dog at BMXultra.com, so we thought we'd pass it on to you, our loyal viewers. Check it out, Read up on it and get ready for the revolution coming from Alienation BMX!|
.....Tubeless tires are common place for just about
everything that uses a tire; cars, motor bikes, mountain
bikes... pretty much everything except for BMX bikes.
Don't get me wrong, if you do a Google search for
"tubeless BMX tires" you will find a heap of information
from people trying to create a DIY BMX tubeless system.
It's often referred to as "ghetto
tubeless". In theory tubeless is a great idea. Firstly
there's the weight advantage from not running a tube and
from conversations with mountain bikers they get away
with running less tire pressure and getting better grip.
On a BMX track though it's more about reducing rolling
resistance which you get from running higher pressures.
More about that later.
On the surface it looks pretty straight forward. The system is made up of
sealant, tape and valve are quite generic it's the rim
and the tire that are key to the tubeless system. More
specifically Alienation's own on-ramp
and bead lock.
Wanna check out the entire review? Go here and check it out!
|dR & Hyper Part Ways!|
Hyper Bicycles regrets to announce the departure of Donny “dR” Robinson from the Hyper factory race team. After 5 incredibly successful years, which included an Elite World Championship and an Olympic Bronze medal, Donny and Hyper have decided to part ways. Hyper President Clay Goldsmid said, “Donny has been a great spokesperson for Hyper and a true Ambassador for the sport of BMX. We wish him success in his future endeavors.”
We have been fortunate to share in Donny’s accomplishments on and off the track. His deep faith and commitment to working with young people allow us to appreciate him as more than just one of the greatest BMX Racers of his generation. “I was always proud to see Donny at the track wearing Hyper gear” said Hyper Brand Manager Jud Ciancio, “Watching Donny race and seeing his determination was always inspirational.”
Donny was also key to the success of our “dR Pro Model” Program which made competitive, starter BMX bikes available to thousands of kids who would not otherwise had the chance to experience our sport.
We look forward to watching Donny continue his life as a winner on the track, and in life.
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - February 6, 2013
|BMX Supercross World Cup|
|in Abbotsford cancelled|
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - February 5, 2013
|Olympic track builders signed for UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland|
London Olympic track builders, Clark and Kent Contractors, have been signed to build the track for this year’s UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland.
World Championships Event Director, Jane Patterson said the organisation is delighted to have secured the services of the British company who earned such acclaim for the track in London.
The championships on 24-28 July will be held in Vector Arena in downtown Auckland.
“They have an outstanding reputation not only with their efforts with the Olympic BMX track but also another of other high profile projects,” Patterson said.
“We are also keen to leave a legacy for BMX in New Zealand with Clark and Kent working closely with our track operations led by Tony Takarua and homegrown staff who have experience with BMX tracks in this country.”
The two brothers, who have a keen background in BMX racing and trail riding, worked initially for a British company building tracks until they branched out on their own.
“We built our own local track in 2009 as our first big job and have not looked back since,” said Kent Bridgett.
They have been involved in many projects with multiple national tracks in #England, pump tracks and other major projects including Perry Park, used for the UK European Championship round in 2011. They built a pump track and the Supercross straights at the US Olympic Training Centre in Chula Vista as well as remedial work at the World Cycling Centre at Aigle in Switzerland.
It was the Olympic project that won them worldwide acclaim.
“The experience of the Olympics was once in a lifetime. Months of hard graft came together in the end. There were a lot of hurdles along the way and a lot of pressure working to a tight timescale.
“We learnt a lot as a business from London and hopefully the momentum will carry on through the next few years. Certainly 2013 is again a massive year for us with projects in UK and overseas and we are humbled and excited to be involved in the world championships in New Zealand.”
The restrictions of space at Victor Arena will provide a challenge.
“In our opinion a track for the worlds need to be safe yet challenging for every level of rider, fast smooth and flowing is key. Variety is also good but we don't feel the need to necessarily try building new things at the world championships.
“More space is better and building indoors presents some challenges but at the same time it will be a unique and exciting venue.”
The project will involve moving 4000 cub metres of clay into Vector Arena with six days to complete the track.
For details: www.bmxworldsnewzealand.com
|Lookin' For A Job In BMX Racing?|
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Did you always have that dream of turning "AA", moving to Socal and living the dream?
Well, it's not "AA" and the warm weather is on the other side of the country, but you can have a full on job in BMX Racing at J&R BMX.
If you're willing to head out on the road to TONS of nationals and help provide everyone with Killer Deals and Cool Stuff, a dream job with J&R might be just what you need to make your BMX dreams come true!
BMX Racing news - Friday - February 1, 2013
|French Pro Coach,|
French Coach, Alex Wattier sent us this video to showcase his BMX coaching efforts.
We checked it out and it is really impressive, but since we don't speak French here at BMX Mania, we didn't totally understand everything but we understand good riding and good coaching and Alex seems to have some of both in his video.
So if you speak French, check it out......If you have someone you know who can translate it for you, check it out.....If you don't speak or have someone who does speak French, check it out anyway, cuz it has a bunch of cool BMX stuff in it! Yee Haw!!!!!
BMX Rules, huh?