The latest Mankind Bike Co. newsletter arrived with an update on all the news going on at your favourite green BMX company from Hamburg. -NEW MANKIND PRODUCTS: New Mankind Asadi Phase 2 Frame: The new Mankind Asadi Phase 2 Frame is being released now and is about to hit stores in the next weeks. The new Mankind “Asadi Phase 2” Frame is the newest Mankind frame, featuring a very slim frame design with an integrated seatclamp, new shorter dropouts
BMXTalk .com has the latest updates on Stephen Murray but we would like the FATBMX readers to know what the situation is. People from all over are showing their support and are organizing fundraisers which is great. Next to visits from his family, Stephen has also received visits from Wade Martin (Dew Tour president), Travis Pastrana and Brian Foster. It makes him smile, and that's how we know him.
2 July 2007 Stephens had a bit of an up and down time over past few days. There are lots of complications associated with such an injury and these are the main concerns at the moment, as opposed to just thinking about letting the bones in his neck heal. Things like fevers, high temperature, breathing complications (his lungs still aren't working efficiently for him to breathe on his own so he's still on the life
The FATBMX papparazzi was in town at the last night of the Elevation contest in Whistler, Canada. With one dollar drinks (anything) it didn't take long for people to get loose. There were like 10 DJ's spinning the wheels of steel and Lonnie Paxton enjoyed his last night off before the Patriots' training season started (at least it looked that way). Thanks again to RedBull for kicking ass on all fronts. Enjoy or fear the photos.
Endless miles… broken bones… lost teeth… snapped frames and bunny hops on conveyor belts… it had to be the Relentless No Half Measures BMX Tour..! Last week saw The ‘Relentless No Half Measures BMX Tour’ stop off at some of the most impressive parks in the country to inspire and encourage local fans (as well as each other). From the ball pits of Corby to the Spines of NASS, the Relentless message was taken to the masses, taking in blistering skills and taking out a couple of teeth along the way.
From Brian Osborne: Effective today, I am resigning as BMX Brand Manager of DuFFS. I'm going to take some time off to recharge the batteries, then get started on an exciting new opportunity that has come my way. It's been a great 3 plus years with DuFFS. We've built a good program that I hope will continue to grow. I just feel that it's
The National Bicycle League is excited to announce the April/May Bring a Buddy winners! This month, we had well over 200 recruiters and over 250 buddies joining. The top recruiters from each region include Josh Pappas—Akron BMX, Cameron Johnston—Bethel Supercross, Zach Denniston—Tanglewood BMX, and Shawn Hogg—Manzanita Park BMX. Our winners this month
Miami, FL – July 11, 2007 –BAWLS Guarana-sponsored rider Rachel “Thunder” Smith has been chosen to represent the United States as one of two female BMX racers at the XV Pan American Games. Held every four years as an athletic gathering of North and South America’s best, the Pan American Games will be held on July 13th – July 29th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I am really excited and becoming nervous as the games approach,” commented Smith. “This is a huge honor and I am proud to be a part of the USA’s team!”
A veteran of the sport, Smith has been racing BMX for 17 years and is currently ranked 2nd in the UCI 2007 Elite Women rankings. Smith is also an honors student in the School of Therapy at the University of Toledo and maintains a strict balance between her studies and her racing career.
Smith has represented the BAWLS Guarana brand through the 2007
Full results from the Braun cruZer Tour's second stage have now been released and Mark Webb's (GBR) title defence is well on track. Webb, the 2005 and '06 winner won the second stage of the three-part competition at the National Action Sports Show in Bath, Great Britain, much to the delight of his substantial, and mainly female, travelling fanclub. He will now go into next week's final round at the Suzuki BMX Masters as clear favourite to take the overall Braun cruZer Tour title.
In a repeat of the top three positions from the first stage, Ben Wallace (GBR) was second and Venezuelan Daniel Dhers (VEN) third. Using every square inch he could find, Webb's Alleyoops covered the width of the mini spine ramp, while his Flair 360 Tailtaps were technically perfect. Ben Hennon (GBR) was fourth and Chris Mahoney (GBR) fifth, with another Briton Tony Watkinson improving on his ninth place at stage one to move up to sixth. Two more Britons Phil Aller and Louis Smith were seventh and eighth respectively, and rounding out the top ten were two Mexicans Jorge O'Lveda and Sergio Manzo.
Dickies Lounge at the Suzuki BMXMasters As in the years before there won´t be a backstage area at the Suzki BMXMasters and you can hang around together with the riders between the contests. For that there will be for example the Dickies Lounge, where you can serve yourself with food and drinks, chill at the sofas or battle each other at the Wii-consoles. Special offer: Breakfast with scrambled eggs.
BK First Aid Station ´Where there is planing there fall shavings´ as a old saying says and doesn´t stopp for the Suzuki BMXMasters. There are flat tires, unconstrained handle bars or brocken chains.
To support Stephen Murray and his family, there will be a Ride 4 Stephen Murray benefit dirt jump contest on Saturday July 14th at Rick Lakin's trails in Riverside CA. $20 Donation to ride the AM and PRO dirt contest and $5 to watch. All the money raised at this contest goes to Stephen Murray and his family. DJ Launchin Lance will be spinning tunes all day, there will be a bbq and the supporting companies provided tons of products to win. Special celebrity guests will be present, so bring your whole family! The gate opens around 10am.
What: Ride 4 Stephen Murray Benefit Dirt Jump Contest Where: Rick Lakin's house / 91 trails - 15510 Rancho Sonado Dr, Riverside CA, USA When: July 14th starting at 10am