Fly are happy to announce that they have started production on their new brake lever. This means it should be available approximately late April or early May. The new lever has a very simple design filled with many technical features. First off, it is very stiff because it is forged and CNC just like our brakes. Second, Fly decided to get rid of the old screw in barrel adjuster. They felt they no longer needed the adjuster because there is usually one down by
Between the seasons Carhartt Streetwear presents a special series of allover print products. Three original Carhartt Jackets have been selected for this project: the Hooded Sport Jacket, the Car-Lux Hooded Thermo Sweat and the Hooded Thermal Lined Zip Jacket. The patterns named Cell Print, Tape Print and Mud Print give these classics a sense of originality and style. All prints come in different colourways, making the choice 3 times harder. The series is accompanied by matching New Era caps, also available in all three patterns.
The February 2008 issue of BMX Plus! just came out. On the Cover we have Sean Sexton (doing a fakie tuck no hander). Further content you can expect inside:
-KINK "Comeback" Tour Road Trip -On the Move (5 Flatland Basics) -2008 Race Buyers guide to help pick your next race machine -ABA's Disney Cup -BACO Jam Hits Florida -Inside The Pro's Bikes with Aaron Johnson -Moving Pictures and more!
Scott Edgworth [Fit UK/Segment/Profile] - possibly one of the most under-rated riders in the UK, shows his skills amongst some of the UK's best trail spots. Filmed over the late summer months, Scott shows he still has a passion for BMX, on and off the bike [moped!!]. Hit it!
If you've been looking for more videos and have not watched the Pessac 2007 Urban Vibrations clips, we can tell you that you should. There's a good park video (Doyle, Sexton, Heaton, Kalkoff, Coulomb, Vos) as well as a dirt video (Guimez, Bimar, Doyle) from the contest that took place in Pessac, France. We posted a few reports on the contest on FATBMX so if you fancy looking back at those as well (and the results), hit the following links. Together with the videos it's a wrap.
Old school Kuwahara fans are going to love this one. Kuwahara has a long BMX history. ET (Elliot) rode one and so did Clint Miller, Gary Ellis, Dave Cullinan and the magician Randy Tischman.
The people at Strictly BMX in Australia are selling a limited edition release of the Kuwahara KZ-1 frameset. Total number made: 250. Available in gloss black and chrome for $399 (that's Australian dollars).
Formula Bicycle Company s pleased to announce that they have signed three of the fastest Elite riders in the world to their Factory Team - current World Champion Jonathan Suarez (Venezuela), Olympic front runner Arielle Martin (USA) and former World and ABA Champion Warwick Stevenson (Australia).
“We are really stoked to have the opportunity to work with professional riders such as Jonathan, Arielle, and Warwick,” stated Will Rells, Formula’s brand manager. “They bring years of experience and hopefully will make an impact at the Olympic Games in Beijing.” Arielle Martin – Elite Women’s – Nucleus Pro – Arielle Martin has been at the top of the Elite Women’s class for a long time. Arielle has been consistently one of the top American riders in UCI competition, and has really shown her strength on the tougher UCI Supercross tracks. Arielle is training hard for the Olympics this summer and hopes to steal the show.
Where has the time gone? it is now 6 months since the dreadfull accident, we were all warned by experts to expect a non stop rollercoaster and boy oh boy have we all had one--big time. Stephen had to spend an extra week in Craig Hospital, Denver due to his new tailor made electric wheelchair arriving late.
As dissapointing as that was, when I arrived back in Denver I could see straightaway that Stephen was in no fit state to leave the Hospital anyway,he was on another I.V. drip feeding him more antibiotics to defeat another pneumonia attack and looked as weak as I had seen him for a long long time.
An easy excuse for riders to not ride flatland is to say the don't have brakes or pegs on their bikes. For Chad Johnston that is not a reason to stop trying. He took his pegs off and shows impressive flatland riding on a bike with no pegs and no brakes. Mike Spinner entered a flatland contest in France using his street bike which had
Louis Mikolay of AversionBMX sent us a video of the latest Aversession a little while ago. The riding that evening was done at Sittingbourne skatepark and they've got some stylers on the crew (Miller). Hit up the link to get to the video.