SE's product manager, Todd Lyons, was just over in Taiwan last week. That's where he snapped these photos of the remaining 200 Quadangle Looptail frames. The first 50 have been painted, stickered, and shipped. The remaining 200 are being painted right now. As you can see from the photo on the right, Todd was there right before the frames went to to painter's. Fifty frames should be available in the USA in the next few weeks. The remaining 200 should be available in a little over a month or so.
When winter arrives you gotta find a way to continue what you do. BMX racing has found itself with a three race Euro series of which the first round took place in Zwolle, Holland over the weekend. Find the Elite Men results right here.
Elite Men results Saturday:
1. Manuel De Vecchi 2. Martijn Scherpen 3. Rob van den Wildenberg 4. Sander Bisseling 5. Marten Therkildsen 6. Raymond van der Biezen 7. Thomas Slavik 8. Thomas Fauquet
The Dew Tour series has become an important series for the top BMX pros. Once the series starts in June, every month has a stop. A few new cities are on the program for 2007 and the first place has to be announced still. We will have to wait and see if it's going to be Kentucky after all. The dates are listed on the FATBMX event schedule and if we hear any updates, you will find them there. Round one and two have Open Qualifiers so if you think you've got what it takes, try to qualify for the rest of the tour at the Panasonic Open or Right Guard Open.
How many times have you been to Estonia? Josh: 3 times
Why do you try to go back every year? Josh: The contest is soo laidback, the contest lets you sleep all day and ride at night and that's what I do at home so I pretty much fit in well. I really enjoy traveling and don't want to regret not using the opportunities I once had.
This time of the year you see some sponsor changes happen. New budgets become available and other budgets get cut. Being a pro rider in Europe ain't easy. To make things work you have to either go to the bigger comps with a decent pro purse or do a few shows on the side to pay the bills.
In the USA bike companies are not waiting in line either to sponsor riders. Even some pros who make top three in the Dew Tour series and X-Games every time are currently without paying bike sponsors (Chad Kagy - Jamie Bestwick). Call it tough times, call it whatever you want. If you do have a sponsor you're happy with, make sure you keep them stoked. Good luck out there.
Senad Grosic: Off Haro Fuzzy Hall: Off Mongoose Stephen Murray: Off GT Ben Shenker: Off Haro
10 years doesn't seem all that long ago. When you watch the bonus footage from 1996 you realize that quite a few things have changed in this period of time. Brian Foster was entering King of Dirt contests wearing the full Schwinn XS gear and that includes the leathers. Full face helmets were common (riders like Rooftop and Joe Rich had them too) and in 1996 the shorts were baggy. The chrome bikes weighed at least 8 pounds more and the top pros were wearing company jerseys to represent. It's fun to go back in time and I'm positive that in ten years from now we'll be laughing at the tight pants.
The Best BMX of 2006 is a must have. If you are going to buy only one, buy this Props. It's action packed with footage of too many riders to mention and too many spots to list. Clip after clip, tjak, tjak, tjak, bang, bang, bang, you get the idea. All top notch quality with
Al D and his crew put on the 7th BMX Invasion contest recently. One of the riders there had the camera rolling and finished putting together a lengthy video that's well worth watching. When you're finished looking at this video you will most likely find your way to the 8th BMX Invasion contest. With Al D at the helm we're sure that contest will happen sooner rather than later.
The Relief stem weighs 8.5oz and has a dual cap design with 6mm hollow bolts and a 53mm reach. The stem tightens internally with a sliding wedge. As the caps compress the bars to the stem, the wedge is compressed to the steerer tube of your forks. This design allows maximum grab on both your bars and steerer tube while shedding unneccesary material and weight. It will come in Black, Gun Metal Grey and Brown. It will be available in the spring.
Birthdate: 10-09-1984 Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 (Skinny, but tall) Born & Raised in: Born in Tarzana, Cali. Raised in Santa Clarita, Cali. Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Cali. Year turned pro: 2002 Current Sponsors: GT bikes, Red Bull, Oakley, UGP, ODI.
Race career highlights? Mike Day: 2004 X Games Bronze 2004 UCI Supercross Silver Woodward West 2005 NBL #1 PRO 2005 UCI Worlds Elite 2nd Place Paris, France 2005 NORA Racer of the Year Award 2005 AA Pro 1st Place Orlando, FL 2005 AA Pro 1st Place Nellis, NY 2005 AA Pro 1st Place Evansville, IN 2005 AA Pro 1st Place Ontario, Cali. 2006 UCI Worlds Elite 3rd Place Sao Paulo, Brazil 2006 UCI Supercross 3rd Overall 2006 AA Pro 1st place Desoto, TX
You want video clips, you get video clips. Wethepeople hooked it up wih Freecaster so you can watch these four clips. Clip one: Max G in da hizzle - It doesn't get more street than this. Clip two: Overseas action. The last time you see Clint not wearing a helmet. Clip three: UK. They drive on the left side of the rode there. Look left.