The Shadow Conspiracy is proud to announce the first signature grip for Seth Kimbrough. It's called the "Guttural grip". Seth is extremely picky about his grips and how they need to function for his riding style. Many of you may view grips as just some rubber on your bars, but Seth doesn't. Shadow worked with Seth for many months on developing a pattern and rubber formula that would give the "Guttural grip" the softness that Seth demands but also the firmness for longevity of wear.
When it comes to BMX Freestyle contests Mongoose riders Steve McCann and Simon Tabron have been killing it. Steve can be seen shredding on Dirt, Park and is the new sensation on Vert after riding with Jamie Bestwick at Camp Woodward for the last couple of years. Simon Tabron most recently won the Mexican X-Games and has been doing well at all the Dew Tour stops, the BMX Masters, the X-Games and the first round of the ASA tour. Today we've got Mongoose's 2008 team bikes for you. They're $ 599.99 a piece.
Question : How did Megatour go for you ? Answer : Megatour was awesome. However, the first night in Greenville we got to ride The Unit, and in the first fifteen minutes I got carried away with a tailwhip, bailed, and broke my wrist. My flight home left from the last stop in Atlanta, so it wasn't like I could just leave. I spent the rest of the trip caddying around photo gear and pretty much just being a tourist. I rode a little, but it just wasn't happening. I tried to make the best of it though. It was cool to see some of the South for the first time, and meet new people on the crew. Being on a trip with Ron (Kimler) and Chad (Kagy) was crazy enough; I would have never thought I’d be on a Props trip with those guys.
Q : What was your first experience like being a camper at Woodward? A : It’s crazy how often I think about that week. It was definitely epic for me at that age, just the scale of the place blew me away.
The National BMX League is proud to announce the hiring of Justin Travis to its Field Staff Department. Justin brings with him a background in marketing and customer service and has been involved with the sport of BMX since 1993. Currently racing on the pro series and having actively raced all of the past 14 years, he has a long resume of establishing and promoting BMX at numerous NBL tracks across the country. Having served on two separate town committees to establish a new tracks and parks trails, he has also spent six busy summers touring the country teaching racing camps
We should only have to tell you that issue #77 comes with a free DVD to make you go and get a copy of Freedom. Circle Videomagazine number three together with a 100 page BMX magazine for € 5,80. I wonder how they do it. Anyway, that's not your problem. Here's what's in the new issue of Freedom: -PSP The Champ series (Moers) -Rebel Jam (Berlin) -BMX Masters (Cologne) -KHE tour (All over the place) -RedBull Elevation (near the A-line) -Flatland Bridge (Cologne) -T Mobile Local Support (Darmstadt) -World Flatland Circuit (New Orleans)
De BMX BOK is about to take place at the Burnside park in Deventer, The Netherlands. The Bok series is always a good time so support this indoor spot while you can."5 riders, 5 minutes, 2 go on to the final judged by the crowd." Hmm, that sounds pretty loose! Bring your loud friends (Americans!) and make it to the finals in no time. The date is 22 September. Doors open at 10am.
You might have come across Quamen bikes before if you rode flatland but now they are venturing into the street/park market with their new A-10 frame. The frames are already in production and for sale. Right now the A-10 has a 20.5 top tube but some different sizes are in the works for 2008. Along with different top tube lengths the new 08 is said to weigh in at around just over 4 and a half pounds. Here are some more specs:
From 26-28 October the Baco-a-go-go is taking place again. Mesh skatepark is the hosting venue so if you want to destroy some shit, go there. No seriously, the Baco boys want everyone to have a good time from beginners to Intermediates to Experts to Pros.
Purpose: "Our events target at-risk areas, bringing together pro athletes to encourage, support from the online BMX community for exposure of underground talent, and dedicated sponsors for support." Re-cap: Sunday, September 2nd 2007: For the 2nd year in a row, Eric Hough, and his organization known as Foundations, has successfully delivered an encouraging and inspirational BMX event to the city of Long Beach, California.