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
Name: Shane Smith Age: 40 Hometown: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Runaway Bay, Logan Martins resi jump -BMX video: Madd Matt, Sentenced to Life
-Web video: Kyle Baldock & Logan Martin,s “Training For The Olympics 1&2! Cause they're killer riders, good mates and I’m practically their coach!! Lmao ?? -Food: Sushi and Chiro's -Twitter to follow: nil -Person on Instagram: Tom Justice & Mark Webb
-Riders to ride with: All the GC locals, Pat Fallico, Chance Brejnakowski, Logan Martin, Kyle Baldock and Chris James -Car: Old school-72Ford XY GT-HO, New school-Ford XR6 Turbo -Movie: Kingsman
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.