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BMX Racing news - Wednesday - November 28, 2012

CHASE BMX Limited Edition
RSP 1.0 Frame Series

Chase BMX is proud to announce the arrival of our 2013 Limited Edition Frames in 3 new colors: Race Red, Team Blue, & Polished.

This is a true limited edition run of the 3 new color options, when they are sold out, that’s it! So hurry to your favorite BMX shop & get yours today! 

Chase BMX frames are made with 7005 T4/T6 Heat treated Alloy, custom Hydro Formed, tapered, oval & swedged tubing, double & triple butted tubes, CNC 3D 7mm dropouts, CNC intergraded head tubes, and beautiful & detailed ultra thin graphics. 

Our line includes 12 sizes, 5 colors, with Bio Fit geometry for a perfect fit for just about any rider! 

MSRP Red, Blue, White, and Black $489.99 Polished $529.99

For more info, please visit

CHASE frame Mini 18" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Junior 19" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Expert 19.5" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Expert XL 20" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro 20.5" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro + 20.75" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro XL 21" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro XL+ 21.25" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro XXL 21.5" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro XXL+ 21.75" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro Cruiser 21.25" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished
CHASE frame Pro XL Cruiser 21.75" Black/White/Red/Blue/Polished

ODI Factory Team Rider, Korban Corbett Produces Video Ad
Hey Check out the video that Factory ODI Rider, Korban Corbett did for a school project. EXTREMELY WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

BMX Mania Launches MASSIVE USABMX Grands Sunday Photo Gallery!


Doublecross Bikes and BMX Edge would like to announce that as of January 2013 the new Factory Doublecross Australia Team will be up and running.

Brett Williams from BMX Edge: I am very excited about Doublecross Bikes and BMX Edge working together, I feel 2013 is going to be an exciting year for both Doublecross and BMX Edge in Australia.

Doublecross is a great brand with great people behind it. The build quality of these frames is just awesome, they are stiff, light and the colour range is just fantastic. I know the guys at Doublecross are working on some awesome new products to add to the range and I can not wait to get these over here and into the Australian market.

The Australian Doublecross Factory Team is just the beginning and has to be one of the best supported Factory Teams in Australia. The riders in this team have proven themselves to not only be able to give great results but to also be great role models both on and off the track and are managed by team manager Phil Kaye.

I feel we have a top notch team for 2013, keep an eye out for the guys and girls in their orange and white race gear at an event near you soon. BMX Edge has been committed to supporting the local BMX industry since 2008.

The team consists of: Phil Kaye (Team Manager, NSW), Craig Fisher (QLD), Josh Buse (QLD), Shane Austin (NSW), Zac Trewin (VIC), Sienna Gibson (VIC), Ryan Williams (NSW) and Luke Smith (VIC).

We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters: Doublecross Bikes, BMX Edge, OzBMXCentral, Thomson, FSA, InDzine, Seal Custom BMX Plates.

Doublecross Bikes are distributed exclusively in Australia by BMX EDGE, for more information visit and go to the Doublecross Bikes tab. For US customers check out



BMX Racing news - weekend update - November 23-26, 2012





2012 USABMX Pro Champions

AA Pro Women Pro Vet Pro  



(2nd Title)






(1st Vet Title)


Check Out Saturday's Racing Here!

Intense Berm Warfare! Wild Racing Action!

ONE Bicycles, BOX Components and Promax team up


ONE press release


ONE Bicycles is happy to announce their team will be sponsored by one of the

greatest new BMX companies on the planet.


BOX Components is the new brand that former BMX pro Toby Henderson brought alive.


We’re proud to run the BOX components along with the PROMAX parts, which is

also part of Cycle Group Inc.


Just like ONE Bicycles, Toby and the people at Cycle Group Inc., have a passion for BMX.


Toby has been helping ONE Bicycles for many years and this time he took BMX to another level with BOX Components and PROMAX.


Designs inspired by other fast sports, cultures, music and even the 60’s are a few things that ONE Bicycles and BOX Components have in common.


BOX Components and has innovative products that will change BMX for sure.

We will soon announce the other sponsors that are gonna join ONE Bicycles.

ONE Bicycles’ all new BMX frame will be introduced in January 2013.


When we say new, it is new and not just a new color scheme.


Team bikes will be available for customers, featuring the parts of companies we are

sponsored by.

"Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal" Special Edit

Ian "Macca" Maclachlan sent over this sweet video edit if you've got the urge for some hot BMX racing action.

'Life Behind Bars' is a retelling of the battle for the three men's places on the 2008 Australian Olympic BMX Team, that Macca has turned in to an OUTSTANDING full length video.

According to Macca, this video is "Soundtracked by 'The Ether', shot and edited by factory47. Contains footage that didn't make the feature length film 'Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal' and some of our favorites from the documentary. Edited over 4 nights drawing from 90 hours of tape, if you like the vid you should purchase 'Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal'. You get 2 more hours of story and action just like this......."




BMX Racing news - Wednesday - November 21, 2012

BOX Components Signs Four-Year Deal With Dutch Team

ANAHEIM CA—Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is pleased to announce that BOX Components will be the official component supplier to the Dutch National BMX Race Team through the end of 2016.

The powerful team is packed with some of the best up-and-coming talent on the international BMX scene.   “The Dutch national team is one of the most professional and best organized national teams in the world. Not to mention they have some of the fastest riders around.

"We are really excited to be working with them and team director Bas de Bever,” said Toby Henderson, founder and executive director of CGI, BOX’s parent company. Henderson worked with de Bever previously when he owned VSI.  

“Working with Bas and the team will push us to continue developing the best BMX components in the world. We’re confident they will provide us with top-notch feedback and technological advice. And, we think BOX components like the Maximus bars and Delta stem, Vertex cranks and 20-mil Hollow hubs will give them advantages while racing,” Henderson added.  

Among the notable riders on the team are Olympic bronze medalist Laura Smulders, Olympic finalists Raymon van der Biezen, Twan van Gendt, Jelle van Gorkom and Merle van Benthem.  

“I know Toby from working with him before, and I know he is striving to develop the best BMX components out there. As a High performance BMX team we want to develop our athletes to be at their physical best, but also want our bikes to be build with the best components available. With BOX and Promax we have found a partner who can provide us with the best, since the development of their products is going to be based on our riders’ feedback. We are confident that these products are going to help us achieve our goals,” said Bas de Bever.  

CGI will supply the team with a range of BOX components such as handlebars and stems, brake sets, cranksets, rims, number plates, one-piece saddles/seatposts, bottom brackets and seatclamps, as well as a variety of Promax components, including headsets and seatposts.  

The team will ride Meybo frames. Meybo also is the distributor of BOX and Promax components in The Netherlands.

CYCLE GROUP, Inc. designs, develops and sells a wide range of BMX and mountain biking products including forks, brakes, cranksets, handle bars and stems, saddles, headsets and BBs, hubs and rims under the BOX Components and Promax brands.

Cruisen’ Chris to Re-Launch Dirtco

After a nearly 13 year hiatus from the BMX industry, Cruisen Chris (Hoffman) will return to the marketplace with Dirtco brand clothing and accessories in 2013.

The new product line will consist of shirts, hats, hoodies, jerseys, pad sets, number plates, grips, and donuts for BMX, and similar softgoods for the MTB and Motocross markets as well.

A limited number of co-sponsorships will be available for select riders and teams.

All new designs (along with some classic ones) are already in the works, with production to begin immediately. Check out for updates

Dirtco pad sets, number plates, shinguards were popular in the late 90’s along with CCH Supercup frames, also made by Cruisen’.




BMX Racing news - Monday - November 19, 2012

Dani George & Jeremy Rommel "Little Guy/girl Contest"

Well we have an interesting situation here, and Dani and Jeremy want to help out a few little guys or girls that are in need of a new ride. Their sponsor, Supercross BMX recently had a distributor send back a couple 2012 ENVY Mini Frames because someone had ordered a Mini, built it up and realized they needed a Junior. So they swapped them out for new Juniors, and sent back the Mini’s for credit.

The Frames have been built, and maybe ridden around the parking lot a couple of times, but other than that they are new and ready to race.

Since they have been built, they can’t be sold, and the thinking is that there might be a few little guys and girls out there, that are killing it, but need a new frame. Sound like anyone you know??

Here's the deal. If you are a little ripper and are in need of a new frame, or if you are a parent of a little ripper, it is time for you to get busy. Dani & Jeremy have the frames ready to ship to you and are accepting Mailed in requests only for this Super Cool Contest. Send your entries to:

Supercross BMX “I need a new Bike”

13570 Tonikan Rd.

Apple Valley, CA 92308

All entries must be post marked by November 30th , 2012

Dani & Jeremy will be picking TWO winners on December 7th.

Sorry, but this current offer is only for residents of the Continental United States. ( International contests may be popping up soon at some International Distributors so keep your eyes open )

You will need to send a HAND WRITTEN LETTER written to the best of the riders ability to Dani or Jeremy explaining why they need a new frame. The riders must be valid USABMX members. Parents, you need to send in a list of race results, a copy of a current report card if applicable, a photo of the riders current bike and how you think the frame would help out your child.

This current contest is limited to the two 2012 Supercross ENVY’s pictured above. 1 White, 1 Teal . They are Mini Frames, so it is most likely going to fit a child of 8 years old or younger.

By entering the contest you are agreeing that Supercross can publish the winners photo and name in conjunction with this giveaway. Odds on winning are dependant upon the number of entries we receive.

So if you think that you or your rider is in need of a new frame and has a valid reason why, shows effort at school and on the track.....NOW is the time to get writing and see if they can win. Good Luck everyone!

Dutch Team Picks Up New Frame Sponsor!
Rumor has it that well known Dutch BMX frame brand, MeyBo BMX has nailed down sponsorship of the powerful Dutch National BMX Team.
The word on the street is that MeyBo has signed Team Netherlands Coach, Bas De Bever and his powerful Dutch National Team to a contract for frame sponsorship thru the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Meybo most recently provided frames for the German Olympic Team that sent Maik Baier and Luis Brethauer to do battle at The London Games with the rig pictured below, so Meybo is no stranger to Big Time BMX frame sponsorship.
The deal will mean the end of a long term relationship with Redline BMX who have been the Dutch Team's frame sponsor for a LONGGGGG time.
It'll be a different look and feel from the super fast Dutch riders, but you can bet that they'll make those Meybo's go FASSSSST!





BMX Racing news - weekend update - November 17-18, 2012

Andres Jiménez Takes Elite Men's Championship at the 2012 colombian national games
Elite Men
1) Andres Jiménez (Cundinamarca) GOLD
2) Juan Marín (Caldas) SILVER
3) José Díaz (Bogotá) BRONZE
Elite Men's Time Trial
1-Carlos Oquendo (Antioquia) 33:07 GOLD
2-Andrés Jiménez (Cundinamarca) 33:76 SILVER
3-David Granado (Antioquia) 33:84 BRONZE




BMX Racing news - Thursday - November 15, 2012

Tim Strange Announces Season 2,
Episode 3 of Search and Restore

Franklin TN, November 14, 2012: The focus of Search and Restore is on finding the family treasures and lost causes, bringing them all back to life. From coast to coast, host Tim Strange, and volunteer teams of pros will donate their time restoring rides nationwide to those worthy of a helping hand. Search & Restore is not just a show for automotive enthusiasts, but a great show that dad can watch with his family - there is a story and best of all NO DRAMA.

Tim Strange, award-winning rod builder, BMXer and owner of Strange Motion is the host and Lead Builder of Search and Restore. “The show is a feel-good, give back type of show,” said Strange. “We build projects for deserving people with touching or hard-luck stories. Each project we build gets four half-hour shows. We build four projects each season so there will be 16 episodes.” “There’s no better feeling than helping someone regain that sense of hope after they feel like they’ve lost everything,” Strange said. “Thanks to our volunteer build teams and the hosts of the other PowerBlock shows, we’re able to help someone pick up the pieces, turn a dream into a reality and have fun doing it.”

November 17, 2012 @ 8 AM CST SPIKE TV will run the third build of season two of Search and Restore. It will run as a two hour special, you will see the beginning and end of the build. On Sunday November 18, 2012 @ 8 AM SPIKE TV will do a rerun of Saturday’s show.

The third build of the season, we travel just outside Detroit, Michigan to rescue a dream, grant a daughter’s wish, and to restore some pride in a PowerBlock viewer who spends these days managing his pain, and taking care of his elderly parents. After receiving nearly 200,000 submissions from viewers, Search and Restore is PowerBlock's answer to ignite hope back into the lives of those in need of a helping hand. Search and Restore is not a “How to” show, like the other PowerBlock shows.

Alienation BMX Offers Last Minute Grands Discount!
Need last minute awesomeness from Alienation BMX? Rob Morgan, National Sales Manager and all round awesome BMXer, is waiting for you to let him know what you want and where you want it!

Rob wants to give you a 10% "Grands Discount" and he's willing to keep the warehouse on High Priority Shipping Status so hit him up at and he'll get you hooked up "In Time For Tulsa"!





BMX Racing news - Wednesday - November 14, 2012

FBN Factory team makes Final
preparations for Tulsa

Well it’s that time of year again, isn’t it? Time for the pilgrimage of thousands of BMX riders and family members to the season’s ultimate destination…Tulsa Oklahoma! FBN riders have done their homework all season long and look to score big at the 2013 USA BMX Grand Nationals. Here is a run down of where team riders stand within their individual age groups.


Tommy Board is a top the leader board (Get it? Board?) in the overall amateur cruiser chase. Subsequently he leads the 41-45 cru class, which will be the “one” to watch!

Emilly Krickler controls her own fate in the 36-40 girls cruiser class with points lead heading to Tulsa, while teammate Susie LeVan sits just behind her in the #2 slot.


Christopher White (15) & Layne Gainer (17-20) both sit in the bridesmaid seat heading into Grands in their respective cruiser classes. Chris looks to repeat, while Layne looks for his first title, both have the skill and power to get it done.


Lance McGuire lurks in the points chase, having put himself well within contention to repeat as the 28-35x champ!


Cam Mason (10X) sits in a top 10 NAG position and will compete to move up the board as the weekend progresses. His little sister, Maddy, looks to keep a top-ten # in the 7 girls class with a few spots to make up in Tulsa.

Devon Yeager looks to send some fellow riders home unhappy in the 11X & cruiser classes.


Menardo Simon looks to find a slot in the final 8 in the ultra competitive 19-27x class.


Rochelle Wooding sits in lucky #7 in both the 16 girls, and girl’s cruiser classes, with Teammate Brianna Delamare hoping to make a name for herself in the 16 girl’s 20” class in Tulsa.


If you think you have what we need, drop off a resume with FBN's new assistant TM Bob "Moose" Delamare at the FBN team tarps. Ask Moose about his Riderz Ready new "convertible" race jersey design he is helping to test in Tulsa. If you’re nice he may even give you a PowerBar.

See you all in Tulsa!


FBN Plastics ( custom plastic fabricators. Hyper Bicycles ( makers of the ultimate Bicycle Motocross racing frames.


Co-Sponsors: Alienation (, BlackCrown Products (, Crit BMX (, Delta/Aztec ( Doublecross Hubs (, Finish Line (, FLY (, KMC (, ODI (, PowerBar (, Riderz Ready (, Safeguard (, and Thomson (

FBN/Hyper is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc.

Caroline Buchanan To Be Featured In First: The official film of the 2012 London Olympics

Australia's, Caroline Buchanan, will be featured as one of only 12 athletes to be profiled in FIRST: The official film of the London Olympics.

In the summer of 2012, the most talented young athletes from around the world responded to the call to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games. FIRST; is their story.

Director Caroline Rowland meets the 12 as they prepare for London 2012, giving us a glimpse into what defines them as people and as athletes. With unprecedented behind the scenes access to the greatest moments of the Games, First is the closest you can get to experiencing the London 2012 Olympic Games firsthand.

The soundtrack features tracks by Ellie Goulding, Underworld, Michael Kiwanuka, Seye, Jess Mills, Delphic, Olly Murs, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Beach House, Chase & Status, Jack Penate, Snow.

To be released, November 23, 2012!

TRAILER - click here
CINEMAS: In cinemas global November 23rd
BLU-RAY + DVD: For Sale November 26th
(Pre order now:



BMX Racing news - weekend update - November 9-11, 2012

BloodBroz.....Rad Shirts, Past, Present, Future! is happy to announce BloodBroz, the new French brand with an exclusive and innovative concept created by 2 old school riders.

Check out the awesome shirts featuring Old Skool Legends from France, Holland, the U.K. & USA; all wrapped up with the BMX Touch of the world famous caricature illustrator, Christophe Boul.

For more from BloodBroz, make your way on over to !

2-4 BMX world wide Clinics
Two rad French riders have launched a new clinic program called 2-4 BMX Clinics, and they claim to make it easy on you to get fast, they'll come TO YOU FOR YOU. 2-4 BMX Clinics is:
Damien Ethalon : Karine « ChaK » Chambonneau :
• French National Cycling Diploma • Bachelor in physical education, National Cycling Diploma
• International rider • 2002 Elite and 1995 Junior Silver medalist UCI World Championship
• Manager of a French National Division Team • 2001 Elite European Champion and 1996 Junior World Cup winner
• Coach for China team at Pre Olympic 2007-2008 • 2 pros seasons in the USA 2002-2004 ( & RaceGirl BMX)
  • 7 years in the national French championship team
With collaboration of Vince Champetier, veteran BMX coach, and his Old-School wisdom
Contact us now and follow our all new BMX Program to VICTORY! or

New Items from Elevn BMX

While 2013 is still a few months away, you can dive right into the future now with our new 2013 products that have just arrived at the BRG World Headquarters. These will be shipping out to our dealers & distributors worldwide this week!

All new from Elevn:


New Elevn Bottom Brackets

Elevn CNC Outboard Bearing Bottom Bracket. Silky smooth sealed Cartridge. Offered in Anodized Black, Anodized White, Anodized Blue, Anodized Red, and Polished - - MSRP - $64.99


Elevn 4 Bolt Chain Rings in Red & Blue

Elevn 4 bolt Chain ring: 6061 T6 Full CNC with laser etching 4.4mm Thickness. Size info: 4 Bolt BCD 104mm Sprocket Sizes 36-45 5 Colors: White, Black, Polish, & new Red, Blue MSRP - $39.99

GT BMX Launches New BMX Specific Web Presence!


Pull Magazine, the official membership mag for USA BMX members, wants YOU, the rider, to vote for your favorite Rookie Pro, Pro, Team and Bike of the Year in their annual and prestigious Golden Crank Awards!

Team GT is proud to have Mike Day & Corben Sharrah up for the pro award and don't forget to give us some love in the Team and Bike category's as well. Thanks in advance. GT BMX

RULES: Only one vote per USA BMX member is allowed! (If you own both a 20" and Cruiser license, you still can only vote ONCE.)

Any duplicate votes will not count. All non-Members votes will not count.

You MUST include your USA BMX membership number. We have provided lists of suggested nominees (from the Top-25 in Points) - but you may vote for any Pro, Bike or Team. However, you can only vote for eligible Rookie Pros (who have turned Pro between Sept 1, 2011 and Sept 1, 2012).

Please take the time to review the lists provided. Voting will close at midnight on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. To vote - go to:

SpeedTech / Ssquared Heat Up The Fall Classics
and Sign new Sponsorship deals

SpeedTech/SSquared kicked off the with a bang wrapping up a new deal with up & coming online vendor Time2shine. Time2Shine will be the official bike shop supplier to the team for the 2012 season on in into the future.

We’re excited for the opportunity to work with Matt & Sabrina and are stoked to be apart of the time2Shine family of teams which include Factory Answer/Rennen, The Nationals trophy team and the Answer Rennen Grassroots program. Be sure to hit up for your online or trackside vending needs.

The first leg of the Fall classics was the East Coast Nationals held in Greenville, SC. With a good crew on hand the team didn’t disappoint turning in a 2nd place finish on Saturday & 1st place finish on Sunday in the ultra competitive bike shop division.

Helping the team to the great results were Charlie Biggs who perfected 8x / 8 cruiser on Saturday & picked up a 1st/ 2nd on Sunday.

Also shredding was local girl Laura Wheeler who walked away with a 1st & 2nd in 21-25 Ladies cruiser…The finishes would also propel her back to the top of the NAG points standings, where she’s been most of the year.

Making the trip up north all the way from Miami was SpeedTech’s Ace from 2012, Karrie Norberg.

Rock’n the NAG#2 on her bike she wouldn’t disappoint bringing home a pair of 2nds.

The second half of the Florida connection, Matt Moberly also made some noise in 31-35 cruiser on the weekend taking home a 2nd & 1st Other SpeedTech/SSquared Pilots making there mains were: Kit Bjerk, Quentin Crowley, Amelia Zweiner, Wesley Haggstrom, Steven Penland & Allison McKeithan.

The second stop was in Capital City of North Carolina for the Redline Cup Championships, East. With a big crew on hand the team would take home multiple Cup championships. Kit Bjerk - #1 - 14 cruiser / Ember "The Bug" Foster #1 -5 Girls / Karrie Norberg #1 – 51 Ladies Cruiser / #2 51 Ladies / Wesley Haggstrom #3- 8X / Charlie Biggs #1 - 9 cruiser / #3 9X / John Noerenberg #1 -41-45 Cruiser / Ian Noerenberg #1 – 15X / Amelia Zweiner#1 16 Girls /Tony Zweiner #1 51 Cruiser

The final Stop of the fall swing was in Orlando at the famed Disney Cup. With a small crew of riders making the trip, the team didn’t disappoint and turned in a great weekend bringing home 2 Disney Cups! Matt Moberly, Steven Pendland, Laura Wheeler & Karrie Norberg were all over the podiums and throughout the 3 day race.

Fresh into 21-25 cruiser Steven Penland would take home a win on Saturday & 2nd on Sunday.

SpeedTech Cruiser ace Matt Moberly would also take a home win on Saturday, but would end day#2 with a crash settling for a 5th. Karrie Norberg was back at her winning ways taking a pair of wins to boost herself near the top of the NAG standings heading into Grands.

In the team competition, SpeedTech ran sheets on Saturday & Sunday & would take home a 2nd on Saturday & 3rd on Sunday. The scores helped push the team closer to the 7th overall position heading into the USABMX Grands in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hot new product from Europe's Vendetta Racing!

Vendetta Racing are happy to announce new VENDETTA Racing parts arrival. This includes the new DRAFT AL 7005 T6 frame, YAKUSA crmo 4130 frame, The TOMMY GUN fork V2, AMERICAN bars, MIDNIGHT Bars, CARBON WRAPPED 26.8" seatposts, TAKE OFF stems and more.

We are proud to introduce our awesome new Aluminum frame, THE DRAFT. Check out the specs:

-100% aluminum 7005-T6 -100% full post heat treated -Dynamic Tapered Chain Stays -Top tube & down tube double butted -Ovalized top tube -Bi-ovalized down tube -CNC machined Down and Top tube gussets. -CNC Machined seat stay bridge -CNC machined head tube -Chainstay bridge 22mm diameter -Drop out for 10 mm axles -Bottom bracket Euro BB -3 welded cable guides to avoid noises. -Seat tube diameter 26.8mm -Weight : 1.6kg -HT : 74.5° / ST : 71° / BBH : 11.5° / CS : 14.75'' -Top tube sizes : PRO : 20.50" / PRO XL : 21" / PRO XXL : 21.50" -PRO XL Thomas Hamon signature "TH 972" -Colors : Shiny black or Polished with clearcoat.

The DRAFT frame samples have been tested by Thomas during a while without any problem, plus we kept a frame in Taiwan for the factory to test it, using a fatigue test machine. The results were great as the frame resisted to 50,000 cycles without any cracks or damage!

We also add a change on our TOMMY GUN fork, this is the V2, using new designed dropouts with a new stamped "V" logo, without cut holes and black ED treatment. The TOMMY GUN is now stronger than ever, but still lite and thin looking (810grs).

Draft Alloy
Tommy Gun Fork







BMX Racing news - MONDAY - November 5, 2012

Hey, Cold Weather Sufferers! Cool stuff just in time for Winter from Corsa Racewear. Warm up, buy some BMX wear and ride your bike!

Profile.....Proud To Be....."Made In The USA!"
When the Rad Dudes at Profile say that they're proud to be "Made In The USA" (and their home turf of Saint Petersburg, Florida), they are serious!

Some of the boys at Profile recently put their heads together and came up with a diagram of their vendors, and with 22 full and part time employees, it seems that they are a pretty awesome group of BMX loving, sons and daughters of the Red, White & Blue!

According to Profile Racing's, Gus Lanzilotta, "When you think of how much product we produce (everything is done, initially, in-house), promotions, logistics, web management, team management, (Editor's Note.....Don't forget advertising on BMX Mania!), sales, etc...on top of having to physically assemble every component that goes out of here, the total number of people handling things is minimal."

"Beyond what we do here, 'in house' we rely on a pretty large amount of outside vendors to finish our product: Anodizing (aluminum components), black-oxidizing (steel parts), painting (cranks and white components), etc... "

With that in mind, the vendors listed 'in the diagram' are all in the state of Florida (with the exception of one chromer who is out of state).

Considering Profile keeps everything local (and within the US), we actually contribute to the employment of multiple companies. Have a look!

Answer/Rennen Disney Cup Report

The end of the season is finally here and after the thousands of miles traveled by land and air Answer/Rennen has positioned itself perfectly for an end of the season title chase showdown. Coming into the event A/R was siting 11pts behind factory Intense which has held the leaders position for most of the season. Our Sister squad Answer/SSquared/TLD was not far behind us only being down 1 pt. Once the dust settled on the Disney Cup weekend. Both Answer teams leapfrogged over Intense to claim the 1/2 spots. Although our position remained unchanged, now we find ourselves only 1 pt down from Answer/SSquared who goes into the Grands with the lead. This situation is nothing new for the team, we have gone back and forth with them all season long and it is quite fitting that Grands will decide which is the best factory team in the nation.

Answer/Rennen scored 1st/3rd/2nd on the Disney cup weekend missing the cup by only a few pts, but that's ok as we have our sights set on a much bigger, very shiny cup that can be picked up Sunday night in Tulsa. Answer/Rennen has had a very successful season to date as a team we have entered 29 events scoring 22 podium spots and 13 first place finishes (6 wins in a row). When a team has this much success it is because of its riders who have been winning all season, and the following riders have put themselves in reach of National and NAG titles.

These following Answer/Rennen riders have placed themselves in contention for NAG 1 for 2012

Austin Loebe 19-27X, Austin has raced more than anyone on Answer/Rennen this season but it was all with a purpose, not only has he given us massive points on the sheets this year but we have been helping him nip away at the National AM boys title lead. After his commanding 40 rider win on Sunday of the Disney Cup. He now goes into Grands as the Points leader. Focused more than ever his future lies in his hands now. His last amateur race will be the Grands. One more race to go to get that NAG title that has eluded him for quite some time.

Shawn Diprete 41-45Cru, Shawn is no stranger to winning cruiser races or winning the grands for that matter the 3 time NAG cruiser champion now finally has rider count and destiny on his side as he is in contention for the National Am Cruiser Cup. This will be one of the most exciting races of the night as he has six other fellow 41-45crusier riders in contention.

Cam Moore 14X, Cam narrowly has positioned himself in contention to defend his NAG 1 title being 77pts down from #1. This gives him a three points of breather room and its all he needs to go defend his title. Cam knows the pressure of Grands well as he is a 3 time NAG 1 champion looking to add another title to his collection.

Zach Von Bergen 11X, Zach has put himself into NAG 1 title contention also after a dominating performance at the Disney Cup ( A race he has never lost BTW, ever!). His carefree, always wanting to ramp it attitude will suit him well as he lines up against the country's best in 11X.

21-25 Cruiser Battle Royale, 2013 new rider pickups T2S Niles Austin and Jeremy Knapper will be battling it out for this title. Look for Jeremy to be modeling the New 2013 Answer/Rennen Race kit provided by FLY/Crit.

Jaime Mchenry 10G, T2S rider Jaime is a 2013 new rider pickup for A/R and being in contention on both bikes is a great way to get yourself on a factory squad we're pulling for her to bring home the skinny digits for her current sponsor Time2Shine

Bailey Brannen 11G/11-12G Cruiser, Bailey has been in full attack mode this year looking to capture her first NAG title, we are pretty confident she'll walk away with two titles, one in class and one in cruiser.

Abbie Macleod 13G, Abbie is is one of the hardest working kids on Answer/Rennen and she has put herself in contention to win the 13G NAG title with an excellent support system behind her there's no doubt shes ready to claim that #1 spot in 13 Girls.

It was a little over one year ago that John Sawyer and Ryan Birk approved the Answer/Rennen Sponsorship. Without them I'm not sure what or where our riders/I would be. I would like to thank them on behalf of the team for their support in 2012 and beyond. I always knew this team had what it takes to be the best in the country and hopefully on the night of November 25th we will make that dream come true.

Remember to vote for Answer/Rennen as Team Of The Year along with Answer/Rennen is proudly sponsored by the following companies:
SSquared - Bike Of The Year - - - -
Max Egdorf - Rookie Pro Of The Year - - - -







BMX Racing news - weekend update - November 2-4, 2012

A unique special BMX event has been announced to take place in July 2014 during the UCI BMX World Championships 2014. The historical BMX gathering of Champions will be held in the AHOY indoor facilities in the city of Rotterdam-Holland, under the event name: "REUNION of BMX WORLD CHAMPIONS 2014"

BMX World Champions in the highest performance classes at any time from 1978 thru 2013 will be informed and invited to take part in this unique happening. Event organizer BMX Holland B.V. has appointed legendary BMX Organizer, Gerrit Does as their Project-Manager for this specific happening.


J&R Bicycles/Speedco team rider Leinani Peralta managed to double at this years Disney Cup in Orlando, FL. Leinani and her mom made the long trip from Cali to race the three day event and it paid off. Hats off to the USA BMX staff for another great event and the Orlando BMX staff for such a beautiful track.

Special thank you to all of the J&R Bicycles sponsors that help make it all happen: JRBICYCLES.COM - SPEEDCO - TROY LEE DESIGNS - SINZ - THE - ITS - ODI - ALIENATION - PROFILE RACING - STAR SOFTWARE CONSULTING - HELIX ELECTRIC Inc.