FBM started out as a crew. Just some friends stoked on bikes. Through our curiosity and bike riding fueled smiles, we ended up as a full fledged bike company. Unfortunately, as of January 1st we have closed the machine shop and FBM will no longer manufacture bikes. This has been an unbelievably tough decision and we explored multiple options to maintain business as usual but we simply aren’t able to keep moving forward under existing model. That being said, we can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of FBM and helping us get this far in the world. The FBM Machine Shop opened in 2001 and built some of the best parts in BMX for 18 amazing years. You helped us build fun and share the message of community, positivity and DIY good times and we appreciate the support more than I even know how to express.
Kink BMX is now hiring for an in-house Creative Director / Graphic Designer. Kink is looking for someone passionate in creative direction, graphic design, and BMX to add to its team in Rochester. This position also covers graphic design for Kink’s OEM parts brand, Mission BMX.
Location: Rochester, New York Available: Immediately Position: Full Time & In-House Wages: Competitive Benefits: Health Care Options, Vacation Time, Bonus Plan, Free Product Allowance Position Description and Responsibilities • Maintain and guide the brands visual identity in a unified and profitable way • Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
AMain.com, Inc has acquired certain assets of XP Innovations LLC who has owned and operated Dan’s Comp, The World’s Largest BMX Store, since 2005. Notably, AMain has purchased the domain and trademarks of Danscomp.com. Preparations are underway to quickly onboard a number of key brands in the freestyle segment and bring back the Race Category before the 2020 season gets underway.
Making the decision during the summer to identify someone to carry on the legacy of Dan’s Comp was a difficult decision for XP Innovations owners, who were also some of the longest tenured employees of Dan’s. Although multiple parties expressed interest, they chose to leave the brand in the hands of AMain as it was important to them that the new owners were vested in the industry and had a passion for BMX. Over the last several years, AMain.com, the parent company of Performance Bike, Bike Nashbar and AMain Cycling, has proudly supported a national level BMX Race Team, local racers of Silver Dollar BMX, and were instrumental in the construction of Chico’s public pump track.
GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced that Jeff Zielinski, a legendary photographer on the Freestyle BMX scene for 20 years, has joined the GT BMX Freestyle crew as Team Manager. As Team Manager, Jeff will take charge of growing the GT Freestyle BMX program and keeping stoke and motivation high among the team. He will collaborate with the athletes including Brian Kachinsky, Albert Mercado, Dan Conway, Jeff “With Glasses” Ludwig, Leandro Moreira, Tate Roskelley, and Rob Wise to develop unique and interesting content, events and more.
“I’ve had the pleasure to work extensively with the GT BMX team for the last five years and I couldn’t feel more at home traveling, riding, and shooting photos with any other crew in BMX,” said Zielinski.
Zeal BMX Distribution will close its doors on 1st September 2019. Its UK dealers are invited to check its B2B website now for a closing down trade sale. “As a rider-owned company, this was a gut-wrenching decision to make,” said a statement. “However, as a business, we cannot ignore the downturn the BMX industry has taken in the last few years. After seeing many brands, dealers and companies come and go over our last 12 years (nearly 17 years if you include our predecessor ‘Padded Cell Ltd’ which we started this company off the back of in 2007 when its parent company folded). That downturn, along with a major change in the traditional brand-distributor-retailer supply chain framework to a more
It has been announced that from July 2019 US based BMX distributor Full Factory will start distributing BMX brand BSD in the US alongside its own premium brands Odyssey, Sunday, G-Sport and Fairdale Bikes. This will happen in tandem with BSD’s own distributor Back Street Distribution taking over the UK distribution of Odyssey, Sunday, G-sport and Fairdale Bikes in the UK. Currently both companies only distribute their own brands, so this expansion offers an exciting new opportunity for Full Factory and Back Street Distribution. It will create a unique transatlantic partnership between the companies, representing each other’s brands in their respective countries.
Grant Smith, Director of Back Street Distribution and BSD, commented:“This is a hugely exciting time
JD Cycle Supply, a BMX Distribution Company, is looking to hire a full-time and part-time position. You have to know a lot about bicycles especially BMX. You also need to be comfortable with selling over the phone working in a warehouse, packing orders and various other tasks. We are looking for a motivated person that works well with others. No bad attitudes.
The job is Monday through Friday mostly 9 to 5 and the rate of pay will vary between 13 and $17 an hour depending on your skill. The position will become available in 4 to 6 weeks.
BMX Jobs available at The Source in England. If you want to step into the BMX industry and have experience as a Customer Service representative or Web Content Editor you should check out the following two job openings at the beach in Hastings. Maybe you get to ride the park in the after hours...
Name shop: Rampfest Indoor Skate Park Location: Melbourne, Australia Years in business: 10 years open, I’ve owned it for the last 5 years (I’m the 3rd owner of the park) Employees: 8-10
I want to add a little preface to this - we aren’t a pure BMX Shop - we’re an indoor skate park mainly, with a shop attached to it. The park has been around for 10 years, I’ve owned if for the last 5. It always had a shop attached, but since my own thing is BMX, I guess the BMX Shop side just grew naturally since I’ve been there. So I think my take on local scene, retail etc is a little bit different to most.
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a BMX business or did you just 'send it'? Rampfest: I started in business pretty small - got involved with running events for my local council,