We did make it to Las Vegas for Interbike in the end. It was a one-handed trip and shaking hands was done with the lefty but at least we were there. I'm glad too that I made it. The bike show is more of a reunion of BMX-ers/friends than anything else. Oh yeah, there was new stuff to be seen too, we'll make that the reason for our trip. Go through the show with us. We've collected some pics and we'll make up some text to go along with the photos. Ready, set, go!
Chrome is back. Believe it or not, but it was out of fashion for so long that it's cool again. GT is feeling the vibe and had this chrome complete bike on display.
DIG BMX MAGAZINE has found a new home at 4130 Publishing Ltd, publishers of the UK's RIDE BMX MAGAZINE (AKA "RIDE UK"), effective immediately.
The editorial line-up that put DIG together won't change, and the same goes for editorial control, so you won't be seeing T-shirt shootouts in the magazine any time soon. It'll still be DIG, through and through. More so, even: with 4130 behind it, Will Smyth and friends have plans to make DIG the magazine it always wanted to be.
It's a moment in BMX history. Have your place in it.
Eurobike kicked off the 2006 Trade show marathon. The show seems to get bigger every year. It's hard to find good space for a booth and the brands who decided to display outdoors were lucky this year as it did not rain.
What was new? KHE had a fair bit of new product at their booth. From a 249,= Euro complete flatland bike to a new freecoaster hub, a super light tire in two sizes, a 10,25 KG complete bike, new Prism tires, a prototype stem and a chain that works with the super small 9T sprocket in the back. All KHE complete bikes are now assembled in Germany. Goldie (Butler) still has a signature model out.
Haro Bicycle Corporation, a California company best known for its leadership position in the worldwide BMX and freestyle market, is looking for a distribution partner in Germany. Haro offers a full range of BMX and Mountain bikes and related parts and accessories.
In addition to providing European based marketing support for its distributors, Haro promotes its products globally through the sponsorship of World-Class athletes and extensive advertising. For more information visit our website at www.harobikes.com or speak to us at Eurobike - Stand A6-204
Doug Martin formed Blue Room Sports, a marketing and communications company serving the cycling and sports industries. Blue Room Sports formalizes the independent work Martin has been doing for the last two and a half years."For some time now I've worked with a number of companies in a variety of marketing, communication and overall branding capacities including athlete and team identification and securing, team and venue sponsorship, co-branding partnerships, print ads, catalogs, PR, web initiatives and much more," Martin said.
He has held executive marketing and sports marketing management positions within the cycling industry for more than 15 years.
Mark Owen is pretty much running the Hoffman Bikes show these days. He started from the ground up and now travels to Taiwan a couple of times a year for Product Development purposes, travels to the contests to meet the riders, is on the phone for International Sales and he does the accounting. FATBMX checked in with Chuck D.When did you start working for Hoffman Bikes?
I started working for Hoffman Bikes back in 1992.
(St. Petersburg, FL â€“ August 10, 2005). Jim Alley, president and CEO of Profile Racing, Inc., announced today that Sam and Steve Stobart and Profile Racing Europe have been selected as exclusive distributor for Profile Racing BMX/MTB components in Europe. The territory will include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Latvia. Germany distribution of Profile Racing bicycle components will continue through Country Bikes in Munich.
BLOOMINGTON, MN - August 11, 2005 - Quality Bicycle Products is announcing an agreement to distribute FBM beginning in February 2006. QBP plans to carry a large selection of the 2006 FBM product line including frames, hard goods, clothing, and videos. All of the FBM products being carried by QBP will appear in the 2006 QBP Dealer Catalog.
"We are very excited to distribute FBM," said QBP's Tim Gallant, "It is important to us to be able to work with FBM because they are a strong company with a lot of positive things happening.
If you're looking for a BMX job, maybe you should read the following. Odyssey have got some openings at their offices in Cerritos, California. ODYSSEY BMX
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS, MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, DRAFTSMEN
Odyssey is looking for industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and draftsmen to add to its research and development staff.