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Posted May 30, 2000
Jason Richardson aka "Jay Rich" signs with Bulldog Bikes based in NYC. This ill combination for 2000 will have a lot of surprises. Jason will be designing all the race series bike products with owner Jimmy Mac and will debut his new signature bike, Blak Star at the Bulldog Bikes ABA Empire Nationals this June. In other Bulldog news, their launch date for Bulldogbikes.com has been set for June 14. Plus, they have a dope new ride: a custom-made Ford Daulie the size of a limo. This was made possible by Bulldog's title sponsor, The Source Magazine, the number one music magazine in the world. Inside it's extended cab will be a 5,000 watt stereo system built by one of Bulldog's sponsors, Pioneer. We're told that this pimp mobile is worth over $100,000. So keep those uncovered bar ends far away from this sucker! Look for Bulldog's race and freestyle team on the Urban Ill Tour at all the major race and freestyle events.
Round One of the Vans Triple Crown Series postponed: Heavy rains in Wilmont, WI since May 25 have forced delays in track construciton for round one of the Vans Triple Crown of BMX. The new date for the Vans Triple Crown of BMX at Wilmont, WI is August 5-6, 2000. Round one will now be at Woodward Camp in Woodward, PA on July 8-9, 2000. Further details to this schedule change may be viewed at WWW.PLANET7PRODUCTIONS.COM.
ABA Folsom, CA May 27-28, 2000: With over 300 motos, there was a ton of race action. Jamie Staff continues to lead the title chase and won AA on Saturday. Greg Romero took Sunday's AA win. Click here for Double A Marketing's full report.
We hear there's a lot going on at Mosh Bikes. Click here for all the details.
Posted May 26, 2000
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX Preview: The only game endorsed by BMX freestyle champion Dave Mirra, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX for the PlayStationģ game console and produced by Acclaim Entertainment, focuses the aggressive spirit and tremendous energy of BMX riding into an accessible, trick-based action game for the Sony PlayStation. Riders are given an open track, a set of tricks, and a bike, and the rest is up to them. The challenge: Take their rider from zero to hero in their very own freestyle BMX career. Click here for the full scoop and some screen captures.
Posted May 24, 2000
CRU JONES SPEAKS! Last night we interviewed Bill Allen, the actor who played Cru Jones in the movie Rad. We'll do our best to get it posted this week. We also have interviews with Wade Bootes, TJ Lavin, and Fuzzy Hall! Those should be posted this week too.
The fine folks at Rad Canyon BMX, home of the 2000 ABA Teck Deck~Alliant World Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, has graciously donated $3000 to be added to the winner's purse on Sunday. This race of all races will definitely put the top Pros head to head for one of ABA's largest winning purse of all time. Come and see who really is the best in BMX as World's collide in Utah during the weekend of July 13-16, 2000.
Click here for more information on the Vans Triple Crown Series, including information on how to see some photos of the track being constructed at Camp Woodward. We just scanned in some pics of the track ourselves and will showcase them later this week.
Vert ramp biking legend and nine time world champion, Mat ďCondorĒ Hoffman, has teamed up with Activision, Inc. to create the ultimate BMX biking experience, Mat Hoffmanís Pro BMX, for the PlayStationģgame console. Hoffman, the undisputed king of the sport, will consult and star in the game that Activision expects to release this fall. Click here for the full story plus some screen shots of the game.
Charles Townsend has picked up a new co-sponsor in RocketCash.com, which is a cool e-commerce site for young adults where they can buy stuff without the use of a credit card. No more bugging your parents!
GT Canada 8 Expert Kyle Pearson has taken quite the tumble. While competing in a 8-9X Combined class in Waterford Oaks on the weekend Kyle was making a move into first with a hi-lo and went over his bars, causing facial trauma (even with a full face on) to his mouth and lips. Whisked away by ambulance, Kyle underwent repair by a plastic surgeon and spent 7 hours at a Pontiac hospital. He also bruised his insides a bit and his face and shoulder. Kyle is itching to ride again and is telling everyone that he will be competing at this weekends Ontario Provincial Qualifier in the 8X class. Kyle has recently acquired co-sponsorship from THE-Products; Hanebrink Forks and KMC Chain as well as original co-sponsors Spokes N Slopes, TNT Realty and DMT Toronto. GT Canada will keep you posted.
Hyper Bicycles has picked up ultra fast Illinois native 18X Clark Dendinger. Clark has been in the top 10 of his age group of a couple years and will be a great addition to the Hyper factory squad. You can look for Clark to be riding the new Hyper Boxster frame and hanging out with the teams pro "Maniac" Mike Gul at upcoming Nationals.
BMXmania.com Pro Training Camp: Wanna learn from the Pro's? BMX Hall of Famer, Eric Rupe (Mongoose Factory Pro) will head up an all star cast of instructors who will teach you how to end up in the winner's circle. "Big Daddy" will be joined by Diamondback Factory AA Pro Warwick Stevenson, BMXmania.com Team Pro Natarsha Williams, Vans Pro Jerry Badders, CC Racing's,Marie McGilvary, Hyper Pro Mike Gul and Clayborn AA Pro Jeff Dein and The Stileman,Colin Stiles. Join us for INDIVIDUALIZED Pro training! (Girls will be assigned to a special "All Girls All Stars" group.) Also, special Junior Counselors include, "Spanky" Gravenmier and Pat Baker.
Hire Park BMX - Warsaw, Indiana -- June 26-29, 2000. Hire Park is loaded with jumps, and great turns for some good training ground. This talented crew of instructors will put you thru your paces. Learn... *Berm Warfare *Pro Jumping Techniques *Killer Gate Starts *How to WIN! *The Mental Approach to Racing *AND How To Train And Eat For Winning Results. *Sanctioned race on Tuesday night, race with your counselors! *1 to 5 Camper to Counselor Ratio. *Hang out after hours with the Pros!
Who: YOU & some of the greatest pros on the planet!
Hurry! Space is limited to the first 40 campers, hold your spot by sending in deposit and registration!
CC Racing captured both Florida state titles. CC racing won both the Factory title over a tough Dans Competition and the Trophy Team title. Florida's Championship race ended with the largest turnout ever. With over 251 motos it was a great day of racing. We raced at the new Orlando track which has to be the longest track in the country. After a hot day of racing everyone went to Wet and Wild. CC Racing's Factory riders Danielle Winter, Jimmy Miller, Josh Meyers, Aaron Butler, Amanda Carr, R J Scott took home the Number 1 plates.
Posted May 20, 2000
Round One of the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike Series just finished today in France. We hear that Wade Bootes is just too strong for his components and that Brian Lopes was on. Click here to read Double A Marketing's in-depth report.
Click here to read Bizarro Racing's report from the NBL's Long Island National.
Posted May 19, 2000
Click here for a complete update on the Vans Triple Crown series. To all pros participating, there is some valuable information for you to check out!
ToddLyons.com has a new section called "Contests." Anyone can enter and the contests will change every other month. Todd will be giving away some of his personal stuff to the winners! Also the "Journal", "E-mails" and "Writings" sections have been updated. Have fun and ride on!!!
Posted May 18, 2000
These Retro looking numberplates from ROOST are excellent to finish off that old school project you've been working on, yet cool enough for your current race scoot. These plates come in both Pro, and Cruiser sizes. Manufactured by Boston BMX Products, the quality is second to none....and for just $12.50 plus shipping. Contact Jason@roostbmx.com for ordering information, or phone ROOST Headquarters at (414) 463-0709. Look for us at the ABA Midwest National in Rockford!
Long Island National win for Bob Rowley: Dingo's AA Pro, Bob Rowley, won Pro on Saturday and ran into some bad luck on Sunday, finishing sixth. Bob's been flying with his new sponsor, Glyco Max, the 3 Hour Time Released Energy Drink. Check it out at www.glycomax.com. Bob Rowley is sponsored by Dingo Bikes, Answer Racing, Glyco Max, Profile Racing, Dope BMX Products, and Sun Rims.
Sean Dwight and Horseshoes: Aussie strongman and A Pro, Sean Dwight, traveled to the Silver State national and came down with the flu. After spending all day Friday in his hotel room, he spent most of Saturday in the casino and eventually walked out with $2800! Almost better than winning a AA main, right Sean? The soon-to-be AA Pro, Sean Dwight, is on the flow list at DK, Fox Racing, and Vans. Sean Dwight is currently evaluating sponsorship opportunities, so if you're in need of a tough-as-nails AA Pro, drop Makspeed Communications a line at email@example.com.
Rage Racing is sporting the J&R Express logo on the front of their team jerseys. Keep an eye out for Rages newest girl rider, Kelly Hutto, to be putting one of Clayborn's new cruisers out in front of her class, along with team mate Josh Shaw who keeps his Clayborn in front of the 13 cruiser class.
Posted May 17, 2000
We just got back from Camp Woodward where we were introduced to and tested Specialized Bicycles 2001 line of complete bikes and accessories. We'll have almost action 200 photos of TJ Lavin, Colin Winklemann, Fuzzy Hall, Jamie Bestwick, Mark Losey, Mulligan, Darcy and a host of others, as well as our commentary and full report, within the next day or so. Some quick feedback: the bikes are rad!! Specialized went the extra mile when they spec'd out all the lines of bikes and ignored nothing. Oh, and Woodward is like the best place on earth.
This just in: Scott Yoquelet has been picked up by Trek.
1999 ABA's national #1 girl Brooke Elder just got picked up by GT/Panasonic. She is very excited. Brooke races 11 girl, open, and cruiser. Alexandra Owens has been picked up by the Dan's/Huffy team. Alexandra races 11 girls also in the NBL circuit.
Posted May 14, 2000
ABA East Coast Nationals: Not a whole bunch of people showed up for this one, which meant the physical demands on the pros were more than usual. Those in shape seemed to rule. Thomas Allier was top dog in AA class on Saturday, and Jamie Staff, who has been super consistent, won Sunday's AA event. Click here for Double A Marketing's full report.
We hear that GT Bicycles is moving their operations overseas to Taiwan. Those loyal to "Made in America" products may be upset, however Taiwan quality these days is second to none. Stay tuned for a look into overseas production, both pros and cons.
Posted May 9, 2000
Hyper Bicycles has just released the new Boxster frame for 2000. The frame has a boxed rear end to give you plenty of stiffness to get you out of the gate and to the finish line. The Boxster is currently being rode by Hyper's pro racers "Maniac" Mike Gul and Brian Schmith so you know it can handle just about anything. It's made out of super light weight 7005 aluminum and is currently available in pro XL sizes only. Hyper will have all sizes available by mid summer. The colors will come in translucent green, blue, red, and polished.
More Hyper news. Hyper has moved to a bigger 10,000 square foot
warehouse/office. The new address is:
Hyper is also totally redesigning its web site. We'll let you know as soon as it's up and running. And you can look for Mike Gul to be driving the freshly painted Hyper van to all of the Hyper Bicycles BMX clinics this summer as well as at all the ABA races. Be sure to stop by the factory tent to check out the full line of Hyper bikes, free stickers, or just to hang out.
Christophe Leveque and Wade Bootes reign sumpreme at the NBL Silver State Nationals. Click here to read Double A Marketing's full report.
Posted May 8, 2000
Acclaim Max Sports Announces Video Game Lineup: Acclaim Expands into New Genres with BMX, Surfing, and Freestyle Motocross Games. Most importantly due out this fall will be a BMX game featuring Dave Mirra. Other games including surfing and motocross with Jeremy McGrath and Travis Pastrana. Click here for the full report.
Posted May 4, 2000
The guys of Boston BMX have done it again. They have come out with some great new T-shirts, both in long- and short-sleeve. The graphics are clean and crisp, just like their plates and numbers, and come in a variety of colors. The short sleeve T's comes in Black, Navy, Red, and Ash Grey and retail for $15. The long sleeve T's are available in Black, Navy, and Ash Grey, they sell for $20 and make a great racing jersey. You can check them out at BostonBMX.com. You can order on-line securely or have your local BMX shop contact them to carry their growing line of high quality BMX products"
We just heard that the 2001 NBL Winter National in will be in Coral Springs next February.
Posted May 2, 2000
Redline will be giving away a bunch of complete bikes at some upcoming SoCal races. Click here for full details.
CC Racing has signed 9 expert Logan Collins. Logan rode for Haro last year and has decided to join CC Racing. He will join National #1's RJ Scott, Aaron Butler as the teams younger riders. Collins will make his debut at the North Carolina National.
Posted May 1, 2000
Most of today's top AA Pros are clipping in. Is it making them go faster? Judge for yourself. But you can read who was clipped and who wasn't, and how they fared this weekend at the ABA U.S. Nationals in Lemoore, CA. Click here for Double A Marketing's full report.
The May issue of East Coast Pull has been published. Stop by and check it out!
Specialized will be launching its 2001 Product Line during May at Camp Woodward. The staff at BMXtreme.com will be on hand to give you a full report. Team riders who'll be attending for Specialized include TJ Lavin, Christophe Leveque, Kenan Harkin, Colin Mackay, Steven McKain, and Alan Cook.
SBS PRESS RELEASE: TORKERíS MATT HADAN STOMPS THE COMP AT U.S. NATIONALS
Lemoore, CA: So far this year, TORKERís MATT "DIESEL" HADAN is no stranger to the podium, as he is currently the only pro in the top-4 of points who hadnít yet won a double-A main event. With plenty of seconds and thirds, Matt finally pulled off what we all knew was coming; taking the big AA-Pro win on Saturday at ABAís U.S. Nationals. "It felt good! I didnít win in any mains, but as Iíve done all year, I stayed consistent and it paid off. Then in Pro Open, I took second behind Thomas Allier from lane 8. I was just Ďon,í on Saturday." -Matt Hadan, on his 7th career victory.
With a 4th and two 2nds in the three main events, Matt Hadan actually tied with his ex-teammate Wade Bootes, with 8 points each. The Dieselís better finish in the third main wound up giving him the overall win. It was a great win for Torker. "Iím just stoked. My Torker 5.5 is riding real good, and Iím just trying to stay consistent. Itís such a long year, and the ABA points are looking good for me. I think I will just chase ABA this year--everythingís turning out how I hoped." -Matt Hadan
The Lemoore race could not only go down in history as a turning point for Hadan, but it also marked the first time in history that the majority of double-A pros were using clipless pedals... including The Master himself, Matt. "I rode them for 3 days. Put them on as soon as I got back from Floirda. The hardest part of switching from platforms is getting used to riding in the pack, getting bumped with them. If it stays the way it is, with all these clipped-in amateurs coming in, SPDís will be the way to go. Theyíre here to stay." -Matt Hadan, on the new clipless pedal controversy
Team Torker was definitley on fire in Lemoore, as Mattís twin-top-tubed teammate, CLARENCE PERRY, stomped his comp as well. "The Earthquake" took yet another win aboard his Signature 24 inch cruiser bike, which is available in shops everywhere. Perry is currenlty leading NAG (National Age Group) points in the 36-40 cruiser catergory.
Posted April 28, 2000
Haro Bikes has selected the Odyssey Modulever and Gyro for their top of the line freestyle and dirt jumping bikes. The Mirra Pro, Master, Blammo, Backtrail Pro, Backtrail 24 and Backtrail X3 will feature Modulevers and Gyros as standard equipment. The above models will be arriving in bikes shops this summer.
The following riders will be sporting Dope BMX Products numberplates at a national near you: Jerry Badders, Matt Ortwein, and Pistol Pete Loncarevich.
Posted Easter Sunday, 2000
Wondering what happened at the NBL Easter Classic/UCI International Race in St. Cloud, Florida? The pro class was all about Jamie Staff. Jamie won AA Pro both days and Pro Open on Saturday. Dale Holmes took the Pro Open win on Sunday. Kevin Tomko won Pro Cruiser on day one, and day two the big wheeled pro class was led by Andy Contes. Interesting tidbits: Staff, Holmes and Craig Reynolds were all clipped in and Leveque and Allier were riding road bikes around for recovery. Click here for Double A Marketing's full report.
Posted April 20, 2000
REDLINE TEAM NEWS:
ADAM STRIEBY JUMPS 105 FEET, 11 INCHES! ... BUT NOT ON HIS BIKE: REDLINE's jumping fool, ADAM STRIEBY, was recently one of four Evel Knievel Wannabes to be invited to a special, top-secret Long Distance Jump-Off. Along with Adam were DK's Miranda and Winkelman (on 20's) and motorcycle-jumper (on-a-cruiser) Flush Fernandez. All of the distance attempts were captured on tape for an up-coming OffSpring video, and captured on film by both SNAP and BMX PLUS! magazines. "It was the scariest moment of my life," admitted Strieby. "I went there with three options--break the record, break myself or die." On his earliest attempts, Strieby cleared 8 cars easily. "No problem," he boasted. But as he was approaching his next run at 9 cars, the wind died and ...Adam almost did, too. "I knew I was in trouble, but I waited until about 3/4 the way to abort the jump. Once I was over the landing, I let go and slammed hard." They measured Strieby's flat-bottom landing mark at 105 feet, 11 inches! His Redline Supa-X, landed even further. At first, medics on hand told Adam he'd broke his ankle; but 3 days later, once his purple feet returned to their natural color, the Cat-Flinger was back to walking and riding like normal. In the end, Fletch or Flush (or whatever his name is) wound up with the distance record of 100 feet (clearing 12 cars). Afterwards, all jumpers agreed that they'd never do a 'distance competition' ever again. "It was just too intense!" Strieby summed up.
Posted April 19, 2000
Hyper Bicycles pro racer "Maniac" Mike Gul is putting on some more clinics. The first one will be Saturday, April 22 at Black Canyon City BMX in Black Canyon City, AZ. The time will be from 4pm-6:30 The second clinic will be Sunday, April 23 at Chandler BMX in Chandler, AZ. The time will be from 2:30-5pm. The cost is only $16.00 for each clinic per rider. And every rider that goes to either clinic will get all kinds of free give away from; Dope BMX Products, Answer, Atomic, Nema, Dragon, KMC Chains, Thomson, Sun/Ringle, Profile, Mike Taylor Designs, and Hyper Bicycles.
Posted April 18, 2000
On 04/18/1955 Albert Einstein, developer of relativity theory, dies. Hans, BMXtreme.com's friendly computer geek and philosopher of science, wishes you all to recognized this great individual.
Posted April 17, 2000
Come on by the Trek website, trekbikes.com to chat with the most impressive AA pro of this year, Wade Bootes. Bootes will be online from 7 to 8 pm central time (5 pm pacific) tonight to answer all your questions on BMX, MTB, training, and whatever else you feel like asking.
DAY TWO FROM THE ABA SUPERNATIONALS: Same guys, different order. Steve Veltman put together his pull and took the overall win in AA Pro. Jamie Staff held on for second, and Wade Bootes took the third. The day after the storm at the NBL Daytona race, both nationals were run on Sunday. For day one's national, Christophe Leveque doubled. For day two's national, Thomas Allier doubled. Click here for Double A Marketing's full report on both nationals.
The X-treme team of ONE Bicycles had an excellent start. Former World Champion Jordy van der Heijden, Fransisca Butterhof and Joyce van de Waarsenburg took 1st place in round 1 of the Dutch National Championship in Schijndel, Holland. Patrick van de Waarsenburg and Maik Butterhof took 3rd place. Team ONE X-treme is now leading the National Team Series.
Posted April 15, 2000
Wade Bootes en fuego (still). Over in Desoto for this weekend's ABA National, Bootes took the AA win by dominating motos number 1 and 3. V-Dog, Steve Veltman won the second moto and finished 2nd overall. Jamie Staff is another rider who's being super consistent and finished third. Pro Open was all about Bootes again as he took the win, and John Smart took the number 2. NBL had bad weather in Florida and the races got canceled due to heavy rain after the second round of motos. Racing will continue tomorrow, as will Sunday's national as well.
Speaking of the super hot (as in racing ... if you dig his looks that's your own thing) Wade Bootes, we'll be interviewing him very shortly and will gain some insight into his training, his current success, his future in BMX and MTB, and much more. Stay tuned.
Posted April 13, 2000
Wade Bootes to Appear on Powerbar Perform Bottle
BMXmania.com Announces Factory Team
Warsaw, Indiana: The internationally known web site, BMX Mania.com is now more than just a stop on the Internet. Webmaster, Jerry Landrum has announced that he has formed a Factory Team effort, featuring one of the world's top female riders. Natarsha Williams, of Innisfail, Australia has moved to the U.S. to shoot for what the BMX Mania folks are calling the Triple Crown. Williams, who is the current UCI World Cup champ, will be taking aim at the ABA, NBL and UCI female pro titles this year under the banner of BMX Mania.com. This feat has never been done before, by either male or female pros. For the last two summers, Tarsha has done her BMXing in Europe and England. Each year, she has won 9 of 10 rounds of the European Championships, but has not being able to claim the titles due to not being a European passport holder. Natarsha is a former World Champion and Australian National Champion.
Joining Williams on the BMXmania.com Factory Team will be Landrum (50+ Cruiser), Jeff Kohler (30+ Novice/Cruiser), German Medina (30+Cruiser), West Coast Mechanic - Mike Ninteman and East Coast Mechanic - Rob "Core Store" Gast. The team will be outfitted in Xtrskn Dirt Gear Pants, and stunning new Hot Shoppe Design Factory jerseys, and plan to unveil their total team look at the NBL's Silver State National in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other BMX Mania.com co-sponsors who will be joining the cause will be Airwalk/Foster Brothers, ATi, Dan's BMX Mail Order, Hot Shoppe Design Factory, Kovachi Wheels, Redline Bicycles, Sinister Steering Systems, Sun/Ringle Racing Components, Tektro Brake Systems, Underground Products, and Xtrskn. For more information on the BMXmania.com Factory Team or any of the riders, please contact Jerry Landrum.
Posted April 12, 2000 As part of Redline's Nintendo sponsorship, Nintendo has created a Redline segment on their website. Nintendo.com. And it's not just a tiny little link you might pass over... they went all-out! Front page mention, and a pretty cool coupla pages, with plenty of photos of Team Redline riders!
Posted April 8, 2000
Tektro 2000 Contingency Program: Tektro Brake Systems is once again offering all ABA and NBL riders using Tektro brakes the chance to win cash from their BMX contingency program For the last three years Tektro has run a contingency program at NBL and ABA BMX races. This year Tektro will continue this great program by again giving away a potential of up to $100,000 to riders of all classes. From 5 and under rookies to 50 and over cruiser using Tektro products are all eligible to sign up. Tektro feels that this program that sponsors amateur riders as well as the pros, is an excellent way of putting money back into the sport at a grassroots level -- the young and the old, male and female riders all have the chance to win cash. This year's Tektro Contingency races will be at the following races: East Coast National, Dells national, Mid-west National, Stars 'n Stripes, Fall Nationals, West National, ABA Grand Nationals, NBL Grand Nationals.
Prize money is $30 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, and $10 for 3rd place in all classes except the ABA's AA Pro and the NBL's Pro class. The prize money for these pro classes is $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. To be eligible riders must be using Tektro brakes and levers. Riders should complete a contingency form available at the Tektro tent on the day of their race. More information is available on Tektro's website at www.tektro.com/bmx
East Coast Pull has been totally revamped and the premier issue is available for viewing. Check it out. There are great articles, including one from BMXtreme's Grant Hansen on how to gain sponsorship.
Posted April 6, 2000
Dave Mirra for years has been King of the freestyle world wowing everyone with his amazing verts and tricks while on his way to ten X-Games gold medals. He is now working with Acclaim Sports on developing Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, for Sony Playstation, to share that "Miracle Boy" magic. This Fall, you'll be able pull the same moves as Dave without risking bodily harm.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is the only BMX game to feature Dave Mirra, reigning BMX freestyle champion. Aspiring pros can play as Dave himself, and ride on all his favorite tracks, or you can compete against Dave as another supertsar rider, such as Ryan Nyquist, Chad Kagy, or Leigh Ramsdell.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX will have have 12 different levels focused on vert, dirt, and street riding, including Camp Woodward's famed "Lot 8," well known as the best indoor park in the world. In addition, there are ten different multiplayer games including B-M-X (a variation of the Horse basketball game), Longest Grind and Sickest Track.
Bizzarro Racing is proud to announce a new product sponsorship with Delta Cycle (www.deltacycle.com), makers of Teflon "BMX Power Cable" Brake cables and the Aztec2 Brake Pads. These items are a welcome upgrade to anyone's stopping system. Delta Cycle is located in beautiful Foxboro, Massachusetts (Home of the NFL's New England Patriots) and they're fine products can be purchased direct, or found at better bike shops near you. Bizzarro riders debuted the brake cables and pads at last weekends NBL East Coast National, and were extremely impressed with the overall quality and durability of the product.
DYNAMITE COMES IN SMALL PACKAGES!!! FYI at the top of the overall amateur standings right now... ABA's current national points leaders... sitting National #1 Amateur boy and National #1 Girl, AC/REDMAN's Brian Childers and AC/REDMAN's Abbie Huvard respectively. Talk about a stacked roster! Both your current #1's ride Redman Lil' Warrior frames, AC Hextreme Jr. Cranks, Answer Aluminte Forks, Tioga tires, ATI grips, AC/Araya/Marwi wheelsets and Time Pedals. Look for complete team issue Warriors from Redman and AC coming to a race near you soon!
Posted April 4, 2000
We've got our full report from the ABA Gator Nationals. Click here to read all about it. Photos and possibly video streaming of some of the action will be available within the next few days. Double A Marketing also supplied us with their report, which can be found here.
Posted April 2, 2000
Day Two at the ABA Gator Nationals is done. Nothing major or crazy to report. In AA Pro, it was all about Greg Romero as he won all three mains. Christophe Leveque took second, followed by Jamie Staff and Robert MacPherson. Leveque handled Pro Open with no problem. Adam Scott won A Pro and is about $25 shy of turning AA. Josh Fiegly was hot on his tail all day and took the second.
Posted April 1, 2000
Grant Quits BMXtreme
It is rumored that he has left this project to travel with a band of hat weaving monkeys to document them and tell the word about his findings in an eBook. We wish him luck in his new venture and thank him for his years of commitment and hard work! Hans.
ABA Gator Nationals Report: We're in sunny, humid Florida just outside of Tampa for the ABA Gator Nationals. The track is super tame with nothing big and no gaps to speak of. It is also long. I heard a figure of 1,800 feet! Yes, we're exhausted. Although Florida has been hammered this week with heavy downfalls, Dade City's track operator Colin was working tons of ovetime and did a great job in making sure the conditions were superb. Strange thing about this track: it sits in the middle of a huge dug out crater, and down the starting hill, if you're in gate 8, you have a wall of dirt to content with. Just ask Adam Scott how it feels. Christophe Leveque survived all the crashes in AA and took wins in Pro Class and Open. Jamie Staff was right on his back tire all day and took second in both class and open. Jason Donnell, doing it for his new nickname "Coolwhip," took third in AA. Kevin Tomko took the third in Open Class. In A Pro, Big Daddy Eric Rupe beat out Dingo's Josh Fiegly for the overall win by one point. The riders who podiumed today are psyched because the ABA is doubleing the winnings this weekend. The ABA is hitting Florida hard and is looking to fiercely combat the NBL for this territory. What will 2001 bring? Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow.
WAR PARTY ADVANCING STILL! AC/Redman posted the single biggest factory team score of the season-- 262 points!!! -- this past weekend at the ABA Winter Nationals, creating a virtual dead heat with P-Lite for the team title. Saturday's 2nd with 241 points was no less impressive with only the track/Black Mountain locals from Gordy's/Enigma beating them out of the top spot by a mere 8 points. Of the big three or two (if you count the Firm as the one they really are)-- AC/Redman came out way on top for the weekend at one of the season's most important, benchmark races. Starting things off for AC, Redman and the gang-- AC/Redman pro woman Michelle Meandro took top podium honors Saturday and posted 2nd place points to her season on Sunday. Then, adding insult to injury for the comp, AC/Redman upped all of their Redman-Warpt riders to the factory roster and benefited immediately from Super Size Ian Stoffel's awesome 15X double-- and he did it old school style, on flat pedals! Another mover-up was Casey Hesselgrave who trounced the 12 year olds to take his Cruiser win on Saturday. Daniel Greer also scored a win in 17X on Saturday and is still doing it for the AC/Redman colors despite rumors and the comp's worst fears-- as is 13X Steven Cisar who nabbed a 1st and 2nd in class! AC/Redman's star 16X Danny Harper continues to do major battle with P-Lite's Donny Robinson in what has heated into the greatest amateur rivalry this seaon. Their dual down Black Mountain's long rhythm section literally had the crowd on their feet! Major race support for the AC/Redman team comes from Answer, Warpt, Tioga, Araya, ATI, KMC, Time, Marwi and Finish Line. Look for the AC/Redman war party to raid Desoto, TX in two weeks for the Super Nationals and Lemoore, CA at the end of April for the US Nationals.
Posted March 30, 2000
Todd Lyons has gone interactive! Check out ToddLyons.com to find out a mess of info on the Wildman. He's got tons of photos, free stickers, downloads and more.
TORKER PREMIERS ITS NEW WEBSITE, AS MATT HADAN HEATS UP PHOENIX:
Redline Press Release: Kent,WA: TORKERís MATT HADAN continued his consistency streak at the ABA Winternationals this past weekend, in Phoenix, Arizona. On Saturday, "Diesel" took the Pro Open win with start-to-finish domination, and then backed it up with a 4th overall in AA-pro. Hadan, who has lead Pro Points earlier this year, currently sits i n the No.5 spot of pro standings. "Iíve been working hard, training like Rocky, and itís all starting to pay off."--Matt Hadan, AA pro
Hadanís twin-top-tubed teammate, CLARENCE PERRY, also put in a stellar performance on his Signature TORKER 24; appropriately called "The Earthquake." On Saturday, the Phoenix desert shook as Clarence made an incredible comeback from getti ng cut off out of the first turn, to take a stab for the win in the final turn. Unfortunately, Clarence was carrying too much speed when he passed the leader and the only thing to stop him was running out of turn. As Perry flew over the backside of the be rm and belly-slid to the bottom, 2nd thru 4th place piled in to the wreckage while the lucky 5th place rider swerved through the carnage to snag the win. It might not have been the result Team Torker was hoping for, but it was definitely one main event ev eryone was talking about afterwards. After that big show, Sunday was a day of redemption for olí Earthquake, as he won 36-40 cruiser from wire to wire. Perry was so far out front that he was in his own zip code.
Hadan and Earthquakeís speed and consistency on the BMX track couldnít have come at a better time; as TORKER is proud to announce the World Debut of its website: TorkerUSA.com. Designed by Evan Moss of SBSí art department and created by SmallBytes.com of Phoenix, AZ, this new Torker site features pages on the complete 2000 line of Torker Bicycles and Parts, as well as Team pics and bios that will be updated frequently. For month s to come, bookmark TorkerUSA.com and check it out often, as the place to find out everything you need to know about the Torker team members, their bikes and the equipment they use.
Posted March 28, 2000
Charles Townsend has signed with Airborne. Look for the Amtrak on his new frame at a national near you.
Nirve Sports, the first lifestyle sports brand to deliver premium products and entertainment direct-to-consumer via the Web, announced today the addition of BMX pro Cristian Becerine to its elite team of competitors. The Nirve team is the first ever to feature both professionals and amateurs in such a wide variety of disciplines as BMX racing, freestyle biking, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding.
Becerine, who is 22 years old and a resident of Huntington Beach, CA is an Argentinean native. In 1999 Becerine garnered first place A pro finishes at the NBL Grand Nationals, ABA Grand Nationals, and other races. His current status as a first year AA pro, nine-time Argentinean Champion, and three-time South American Champion is why he is being touted as one of the hottest up and coming pros racing today.
"There is no doubt about it, this young man is the future of BMX," stated Nirve VP of Sports Marketing Doug Martin. "Cristian's youth, explosive energy, and ambition are all reasons that drew us to him. Nirve is building a team filled with high-energy, young talent that will grow with us and Cristian exemplifies all elements of this strategy."
"I'm very proud and excited to have been picked up by Nirve," said Becerine. "The program they're putting together is first class, and I know by having Dale [Holmes] as a teammate and Gary [Ellis] as a manager, I'm in very good company."
Posted March 27, 2000
Winter Nationals Update, Part Two: The track is super fast and technical. There were 15 different AA Pros in the main event. Jason Donnell was the only rider to make the big show on both days. Greg Romero won AA on Saturday and Wade Bootes won on Sunday. In Pro Open, Matt Hadan took Saturday's victory and Christophe Leveque conquered on Sunday. Warwick Steveson won AA Pro Cruiser. BMXmania.com has a good report, so check that out. Click here for a report from Double A Marketing.
Saturday AA Pro
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Posted March 25, 2000
Winter Nationals Update: courtesy of BMXmania.com
Crash City in Phoenix! Bad news from the Saturday version of the Winters. Mike Gul sustains dislocated finger while in third place in his quarters, hit from behind. BMXmania.com's Natarsha Williams crashes hard while in the lead in two mains. Injured shoulder forces her out for day two. Aussie Strongman, Sean Dwight crashed in A Pro puts him out of that class and Pro Open. Pretty sure that Jamie Staff won AA. Eric Rupe held off Pete Loncarivich for the win in Masters Class. Thomas Allier and Matt Pohlkamp both down REAL HARD in bad crashes. Allier went down with Pohlkamp in one moto, and crashed hard to end his day the next moto.
Posted March 23, 2000
Tim Huff, the Atlanta area announcer and racer who broke his neck, uderwent surgery successfully and sustained no damage to any nervous tissue. He will be immobilized in a halo brace for the next two months and hopes to resume work (he is a high school English teacher) at the start of the next school year. Overall, his recovery will be much quicker than originally forecasted. Anybody who would like to send Tim cards, donations, or whatever, can send them to:
2480 Delaware Ave
The Union City trails in Atlanta have just been plowed. They were featured in Snap last fall and have been a favorite stop for trail riders passing through Atlanta. RIP.
Posted March 22, 2000
CHAT WITH THE PROS: PART 2. It seems that the AA Pros had such a great time during last week's chat session that they want to do it again. They were hidden behind their screen names, but those who attended included Greg Romero, Jeff Dein, Alan Foster, Jason Richardson, Mike Gul, Erik Abbadessa, Wade Bootes, Greg Hill, Natarsha Williams and a few others I can't remember. So, we're doing it again! Tuesday night, March 28, 6 pm EST. Be there.
John Parker is off K2 and is now riding for Hot Wheels! You'll see John riding a GT frame and sporting products from his other co-sponsors including Smith Sports, Primo, Rush Brakes, and Oneal.
Factory Dingo's AA Pro Bob Rowley Wins Toronto Race and Adds Sponsors: Factory Dingoís Bob Rowley won the feature BMX race at the Toronto Bicycle Show earlier this month. Bob was flying during practice and qualifying, not only setting the fastest BMX lap time, but the fastest overall time, faster than all the factory mountain bike pros. The race will be featured on the Canadian Outdoor Life Network's new BMX show.
After bringing home the cash from this big win, Bob has added Glyco Max (www.glycomax.com), the 3-hour time released energy drink, and Sun Rims (www.sunrims.com) as new co-sponsors. As Canadaís first and only AA Pro, Rowley is stoked to represent his sponsors: Dingo Bikes, Answer Products, Glyco Max, Profile Racing, Sun Rims, Dope BMX Products and ODI.
Aussie BMX Pro Sean Dwight Lands on American Soil: The invasion of fast BMX pros from the land down under is as strong as itís ever been. Aussie hot shoe Sean Dwight has landed in America this week and will make his American debut at this weekendís ABA Winternationals in Phoenix, Arizona. Coming off of a few big wins on his DK Legend down under, Sean is ready to rip it up Stateside and is already receiving flow from DK Bicycles in America.
Bob Rowley and Sean Dwight are represented by Makspeed Communications. For more information about Bob Rowley, Sean Dwight or Makspeed Communications, please contact Brian Makse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted March 21, 2000
The Redline Big Rig is all set to roll and promote their team, and co-sponsors including Nintendo Power Magazine and Competition Specialties. Click here to read all about it. And click the image of John Purse and Super Mario to enlarge it.
Planet Seven Productions, the official organizers of this year's Vans Triple Crown Pro BMX Championship, has launched a web site to facilitate all entry processing, rules explanations, dates and locations of events, and other information. To visit this site, set your web browser at p7productions.com.
National Bicycle League Announces New Program! : The National Bicycle League continues to raise the level of Bicycle Motocross Racing. During the 2000 National Season, the NBL will hold the Sun Ringle "Holeshot Shootout." The Sun Ringle "Hol eshot Shootout" will be held at the remaining NBL "War of the Stars" televised races which air on espn2.
The Sun Ringle "Holeshot Shootout" will be held during the last round (3rd round) of Double A Pro racing on each televised day during the 2000 Season. The rider who takes the "Holeshot" will take home a $500 check from Sun Ringle. This program is new t o the sport of BMX. This is the first time ever that a sanctioning body has offered a program such as the Sun Ringle "Holeshot Shootout." The NBL continues to raise the level of Bicycle Motocross Racing through better tracks, better programs and bigger pu rses. The Sun Ringle "Holeshot Shootout" is a perfect addition to the NBL and the "War of the Stars" espn2 program.
Here are the results of the Maxxis Round #1 of the DK Dirt Circuit Sponsored by DK, 1-800-COLLECT, and DC Shoes:
Want to know in advance what you're going to see on PUMP (formerly Crank TV)? Well, here you go:
March 6: #1- ABA Grands Pro Spectacular
Trek's Simon Tabron is going to have his own web site very soon. It will be at simontabron.com and we'll let you know as soon as it's up!
Mat Hoffman in a comic strip! That's right. Go to supercomics.com to view the first strip and you'll read all about Super Mat. Watch out Radical Rick! Captain RibMan and his hosting web site also have some other great features, including Swimsuits where you can see some really hot models, all donning superhero masks. I'm sure a l ot of you will spend some quality time there.
Posted March 20, 2000
There was also BMX going on at the Mercury Sea Otter Classic. Who won? Danny Nelson took the win on Saturday and Greg Romero got the job done on Sunday. John Purse hurt his collar bone again. We don't know yet if it's broken or not, but we'll keep you posted.
In other Redline news...they're gearing up hard to get the Official Redline Trailer speced out and ready to roll. You'll be seeing Jason Carnes behind the wheel of that bad boy.
Posted March 19, 2000
Wade Bootes continues his streak. After qualifying first at this
weekend's Sea Otter Classic, Wade went on to win the dual slolom
event, beating out Brian Lopes who took second. Click
here for the full story, courtesy of Double
Posted March 18, 2000
Check it out: DINGO BMX has a new site, and she's killer! If you don't have Flash, download it. Your experience will be that much more amazing.
Posted March 16, 2000
If your going to be going to the Winter Nationals in Phoenix, AZ don't go unprepared. Hyper Bicycles pro "Maniac" Mike Gul will be doing a clinic on Monday, March 20 at Queen Creek BMX in Queen Creek, AZ. The cost is only $16.00 per rider. The clinic is from 6:30-9:00 p.m. And everyone that is in the clinic will get free prizes.
Posted March 15, 2000
East Coast Pull is taking up a collection for Tim Huff, 25-29 Novice, and a favorite local announcer, who broke his neck last night at a skate park. At present there seems to me no major spinal cord injury, however, he will be out of commission for some time, as this type of injury will not allow him mobility. Donations, cards, and well wishes can be sent to:
Jeff or Mallie Dein
Posted March 9, 2000
Dans has picked up not one but two more Florida riders. Aaron Hardy (17x) and Big Bad Benny Wright (15x) both from West Palm. Benny's first race was Baton Rouge La, where Dans took 1st even after a late night of Marda Gras.
The Chiba Glove Company is set to begin operations at its new 50,000 Sq. Ft factory in March. This addition to the 147-year-old German glove manufacturer's 50,000 Sq. Ft. existing factory in Semerang, Indonesia, will dramatically increase production capacity to 100,000 square feet. "Several of the new features we have added to our cycling line, like our Quick Pull System and our Digital Carbon Fiber palms, have increased sales dramatically. We are increasing our production capacity in order to meet this demand as well as meeting the demands for all of the private label work we have contracts for worldwide." According to a Global Sports Group Inc. press release.
The Chiba Glove Company plans to grow in the cycling markets as well as several other markets. This new additional factory is a serious sign of their intentions. "One advantage we have as a glove manufacturer is the ability to go where our cycling competition cannot. All of the growth we experience outside of the cycling industry, will help us find new innovative materials we can bring back into our cycling line. This will allow us to have the most advanced cycling products on the market."
Since Chiba's Police Cycling gloves are selling so well, Chiba is expanding product markets in both law enforcement and fire protection in the United States. The factory expansion should help Chiba meet their increased demands in all markets. Chiba has room to build another 50,000 square foot facility on the new factory site if demands warrant it. The Chiba Glove Company is Europe's largest producer of cycling gloves and one of the largest producers of gloves worldwide.
Posted March 7, 2000
Redline Hooks Up with Top Caliber Bike Shop Teams All Across the Country. Click here for the full story. In other Redline news, Bubba Harris has fractured his arm. Bubba, who has gone 2 years without an injury, busted it in the Open main event in Beaumont, Texas - at ABA's Lone Star nationals. He was laying down the power and about to go for an outsid e-rail from fourth place, when a chain reaction of Jason Rogers, Taylor Wells and Kenny Holston domino'ed right in front of him. From there, Bubba had no where to go except smack in to Action Bike's Kenny (who is also riding a Redline). Thus, he toppled, tumbled and tweaked himself. But don't worry... Bubba didn't kill Kenny. It's not too bad o' break, though. And Bubba's hoping to be ready to race by the Winternationals in Phoenix - 3 weeks from now. We'll see. Regardless, he'll be there to practice and see if he's up for racing. And if all goes as planned, Redline will debut their new BIG RIG at the Winters, as well
AC/REDMAN PRESS RELEASE: AC/REDMAN STRIKES HARD IN TEXAS! With only a handful of their riders attending the Lone Star Nationals in Beaumont, TX this past weekend, Factory AC/Redman had to be near perfect to pull off 200+ scores both days at this race and they did. With Danny Harper ruling 16X, T-Bone Taylor Wells schooling the comp in 14X and Brian Childers talking home what might be this year's first TOP GUN jacket after another triple win on Sunday. And it's only March and he's only 8 -- perhaps the youngest Top Gun recipient ever! Both Huvard sisters -- Abbie and Hannah -- doubled and 11X brother Judson took 2nd both days. These guys are such a potential threat to "The Firm," rumor is P-LITE's just picking up riders so AC/REDMAN won't get them first. But... based on the long list of top riders who have worn a Redman jersey, Mike knows they're even faster fish in the sea. Catch this team if you can, leading the parade lap in Pheonix in their Warpt gear astride the new Redman frames, AC cranks, wheels and parts, Tiogo tires, Answer forks, KMC chains, Marwi Spokes, Arara Rims and Time pedals.
Posted March 6, 2000
Wade Bootes dominates again! Chalk up another double for Trek's number-one guy as he continued his winning streak into the ABA Lone Star Nationals in Texas. Click Here to check out the report from Double A Marketing.
Posted March 1, 2000
The following are the results to the King of Dirt from Ontario,
Amateur: 1. Shawn Taylor - 806; 2. Justin Leal - 804; 3. Jake Koiman - 763; 4. Chris Slope - 762; 5. Kunio Yanase - 762; 6. Richard Gresham - 761; 7. Richard Laguna - 758; 8. Paul Adams - 740; 9. Danny Wade - 698; 10. Alex McDougal - 607
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