When Romain Mahieu made the switch from the Chase team to Tangent/Rift/Rockstar Energy, it meant that he had new gear coming for the 2018 season. Out with the old, in with the new. Romain's look will be different, but the speed will be there. And Romain has a good tip for everyone at the end of the article.
Name: Mahieu Romain Country: France Sponsors: Tangent/Rift/RockstarEnergy/Protracks
In 2018 Sae Hatakeyama will ride the Elite class for the first time in her BMX racing career. She has chosen #85 as her career number so that number will be printed on the back of her jerseys when she hits the supercross tracks. Being on the UCI program under the wings of Liam Phillips don't be surprised to see her make some finals in 2018. The SX track in Aigle is her home spot now. Daily sessions there will surely help her progress.
Name: Sae Hatakeyama Country: Japan Sponsors: RedBull, HARO, Motocross international, SHIMANO, Tioga, Oakley, BELL Helmets, Faith Race
Canadians, just like Australians, are some tough mofo's. Actually most BMX SX racers are tough, but what do they have hidden under their jersey and race pants? These New Year, New Gear interviews on FATBMX give you an idea what the pros think about their racing kit, protection gear and helmet. Safety first!
Name: James Palmer Country: Canada Sponsors: Factory Clayborn/Answer Bmx
Helmet: 6D - ATB 1 Goggles: 100% Gloves: Deft Family Jersey: Clayborn/Answer Bmx Racing pants: Answer Shoes: Shimano or Vans
Spring National #1, Saturday 17 March, Duke City BMX, Albuquerque, MN.
1 33 DAUDET Joris FRA 60 points 2 24 SHARRAH Corben USA 45 3 17 JONES Trent NZL 40 4 54 SEBESTA Tanner USA 35 5 64 LONG Nicholas USA 30 6 46 GUSTAFSON Kenneth USA 25 7 19 POSEY Justin USA 20 8 66 PALMER James CAN 15
9 462 CAIRNS Max AUS 10 49 NYHAUG Tory CAN 11 63 VANKAMMEN Zachary USA
Spring National Prerace, Duke City BMX, Albuquerque, MN. Friday 16 March 2018.
Women Elite: 1 ALISE WILLOUGHBY, FULL TILT, CHULA VISTA, CA 2 BROOKE CRAIN, VISALIA, CA 3 MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO 4 RACHEL JONES, CAMERON PARK, NSW 5 ZOE FLEMING, FACTORY WIAWIS/LSG, AUCKLAND 6 ALAINA HENDERSON, FACTORY WIAWIS/LSG, RUBY, NY 7 DENA DAWSON, BRADENTON, FL 8 DANI GEORGE, THRODWN, PALMDALE, CA
Men Elite: 1 JORIS DAUDET, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, CORONA, CA 2 MAX CAIRNS, HENDERSON, NV 3 TRENT JONES, CHRISTCHURCH 4 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ 5 TANNER SEBESTA, KYLE, TX 6 TORY NYHAUG, COQUITLAM, BC 7 JUSTIN POSEY, CHANDLER, AZ
Tattoos or not, Nic Long chooses to ride without any extra protection besides his Seven jersey, pants and gloves and that 6D helmet that he swears by. Read what Nic has to say about his new kit for 2018.
Name: Nic Long Country: USA Sponsors: Haro/Promax/HT Components/Tangent/SevenMX/6D helmets/Rynopower/Onyx/Gaerne/Vans
It seems crazy that riders go down an 8 meter hill at 60 km/h with 7 other riders on their side with no particular safety gear to protect the body. But Tory Nyhaug is one of those riders. The Canadian explains why in the interview right here.
The new season has begun. Time for new riding gear. But what do the pros wear underneath? What safety pads do they use to protect themselves? We asked Connor Fields what his gear of choice is for 2018. The Olympic champ fills you in on all that.