We've got so many magazines and videos laying around that we're trying to make it through the stack. If you sent something in, be patient, it will probalby take a while but we can only try. The April issue of BMX Plus! arrived last week and it's got a super light bike on the cover. At 18 lbs it's one of the lightest and once you hop on this machine it will be a piece of cake to pull that triple whip to fufanu. It's all in the bike you know. Wade Lajler gets the contents page with a rad double footplant tailwhip in an igloo. Gotta check that one. All kinds of news, reviews, b-day calendars and the usual BMX Plus! items can be found in the Inside Scoop section. The 18 lbs bike gets reviewed, there's a race how-to on "the first jump" (how to take it fast) before the Premium complete bike gets tested. BMX PLUS! isn't afraid to post flatland articles or do reports on flatland contests/jams. Love, Passion, Flat is a 5 page report on the Long Beach jam. Amanda Geving's bike gets inspected and some girls are showing off some Zip-up threads. Which one do you like best?
The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce that MCS Bicycles has signed on for the 2007 season with a focus on supporting the popular Bring-A-Buddy Program. MCS has recently introduced a line of complete bikes and they will benefit from the program by connecting their brand directly to the grass roots of the sport and establishing relationships with our tracks and local bike shops.
The Shadow Conspiracy crew is doing things their own way. They announced today the new rider to their A-team. He is now the team mate on Shadow along with Whitton, Sher, Jennings, Kimbrough and Simon. Heard of Karl Poynter before? It's him. Click the following link for a little video of Karl. He can manual okay. More on Karl in the 2nd Shadow video and in Conspiracy ads soon.
The newest frame available from the DK camp is the R/T Frame. Designed for trail riders and racers. The chromoly frame is available in 5 sizes. Spring is right around the corner so grab a shovel, build up an R/T frame and get to it. Specifications:
Local Exposure Tour IV "The Golden Ticket" Local Exposure Tour (LET) is a chance for some of the top pro’s in BMX to set out on a road trip with the idea to search for some unknown amateur talent at local skate parks. This is the first time in LET history that we come out to the West coast in search of talent. The rules are that anyone can enter as long as you have not been featured in a advertisement by a sponsor. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come and ride our jam format and best of all it’s all free! Amateur riders will get a chance to ride with their favorite pros and show them the hot lines around their local park. Due to the great support we have for this year we have a ton of goods to give away at every stop so no one should leave empty handed!
Pro Riders confirmed for this year! Allan Cooke , Dave Rytell (2006 Champion), Ryan “Biz” Jordan, Heath Pinter, Cory Bohan, Chase Hawk, Dominic Travado, Josh Harrington, Dave Dillewaard, Alistair Whitton , Colin Mackay, Adam Banton, Rob Wise, Mike Aitken , Ryan Nyquist and special guest Laif Valin!
Mike Osso, Tom White, Paul Horan, Jared Washington, George Dossantos, Van Homan, Vinnie Sammon, Wormz, Bob Scerbo and Edwin Delarosa. If you're familiar with these riders and like what they do, you should buy the new issue of DIG. Huh? Yup, it comes with an Animal Bikes (A. Bike Co. if you live in the UK) DVD full of true street riding. Even though it's just 8 minutes long, it's a good way to get motivated to grab your bike and hit the streets. It's filmed by Navaz and Jerry and edited by Bob "freecoasters rock" Scerbo. The additional filming was done by Tyrone, Bob, Duke Stevens, Willie Lopez and Wiz. The beats come from Strength of Will, and Immortal Technique. When you're reading this and you can't find issue 57 of Dig anywhere, contact A-Bikes to see if it's possible to get your
The winter 2007 issue of Sophisticated Rider just came out and it has a good mix of BMX, FMX, Skateboarding and snowboarding in it. On the BMX front there's an article on this year's Simpel Session in Estonia by Ronnie Surridge (there he is again!), a 5 minutes interview with Sidewall/Hoffman Bikes' Mark Owen, the Woodward Am Jam, BMX scholarship? bring it! There's an article on the Vert Gathering at Woodward where JMB gets a big shot doing a turndown and Koji Kraft scores the poster with a stylish lean back seatgrab turnbar. More vert in the form of rider bios on Francisco "Coco" Zurita and Zack Warden makes this issue a must see for any vert dawg out there. Soph rider 7 also has an interview with Daniel Dhers and Anthony Napolitan who both made a strong appearance on the contest scene in 2006. This must sound like a full on BMX magazine but there is loads more on FMX, sk8 and snowboarding.
Props Visual, Ltd. will start offering exclusive first release downloads starting with Props Issue #65 in May. Currently all Props Titles are available for legal, high quality permanent downloads or rentals at www.totalvid.com/BMX-Videos/1. All Props titles have been available here for safe, high quality legal downloads for as little as $2.99 for a couple of years.
Here are some new seats from Premium Products. They are going to be available in both standard rail design and the Pivotal system. Shown are 4 different Premium designs/colors with rails. More about the seats and their availability on the Premium Products website.