Recognized for legendary style and performance, the French freestyler infuses his personality and a pop of color into this classic with a first-ever BMX Wafflecup outsole. This holiday, Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, proudly drops a brand-new Matthias Dandois signature colorway in the Old Skool Pro BMX. The global team rider and seven-time world freestyle champion’s shoe-of-choice represents an upgraded Vans classic, enhanced for BMX-specific performance with a first-of-its-kind Wafflecup outsole meant to increase support and pedal feel.
The Matthias Dandois signature colorway adds a playful-yet-purposeful pop of color among an otherwise sea of black. Infusing his personality into the shoe, Matthias has added his custom “Dent-Doigt” (pronounced “daen-dwah,” like his namesake) heel graphic, which translates to “tooth-finger” in English.
A visual depiction comes to life on the custom UltraCush insole, all developed by Matthias’ tattoo artist and friend, who inked the rider’s original inspiration for the graphic: a tattoo on his right forearm.
Vans UltraCush HD sockliner delivers the highest level of impact cushioning, keeping the foot close to the pedal without packing out over time. The shoe is built with Vans Wafflecup BMX sole, the sport’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole, specifically designed to improve support without sacrificing grip and pedal-feel. The Old Skool Pro BMX is complete with Duracap, reinforcing high abrasion zones and prolonging
The latest and greatest BMX edit ‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ has just dropped and is a must-watch if you have an ounce of bike oil in your blood. Starring Scottish bike-master Kriss Kyle and filmed, directed and edited by Matty Lambert ‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ takes you on a bike spinning, wall-riding, shark-baiting, big-drop tour of Denmark and its cultural assets. Saddle up and watch in wonder as Kriss and Matty shred Denmark, the happy capital of the world.
‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ is the latest collaboration between Scottish ripper Kriss Kyle and Matty Lambert and is a BMX masterpiece to behold. They were gifted the city keys to tear up Denmark by VisitDenmark, which allowed them to shred from looping walkways of The Wave, Copenhagen’s urban
Hannah Roberts (Buchanan, Mich.) made history yet again as she became the first woman to ever land a 360-tailwhip in competition during her World Championship-winning run at the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships in Chengdu, China. Roberts, who won the inaugural World Championships in 2017 and placed third in last year’s competition, qualified first coming into the finals scored a total of 90 points, four points ahead of Chilean rider Macarena Perez. This ends a perfect season for Roberts who won every World Cup in 2019, securing the overall World Series title as well.
“After last year’s third place I was very disappointed,” said Roberts, “This has been the goal for the entire year. To be able to put together a run that put me back in the rainbow jersey for the entire year leaves me speechless. It just shows me that all of my hard work has paid off and I can’t wait to go home and get
As spring temperatures heat up so will the action as Nitro Circus is headed across North America with its explosive ‘You Got This’ tour, and the only way to truly experience it is live. Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps - including the world-renowned Giganta ramp, one of the largest action sports ramps in the world -- as they launch close to five stories into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never imagine could fly! With no roof there are no limits. These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push
USA Cycling published the first three stories on their newly launched storytelling platform, In Our Own Words. The platform was created to give USA Cycling members a place to share their experiences, passions and interests in their own words – a space to talk about the things that are important to them. It is envisioned that stories will cover a range of topics including such things as mental health, diversity, inclusion, clean sport, overcoming adversity, SafeSport and more.
"In Our Own Words is aimed at giving our members a way to speak candidly about issues that are important to them so that we can start having critical conversations and addressing common issues within our community," said Kelsey Erickson, SafeSport Director for USA Cycling, "We are excited to provide a space for members to share their experiences and we hope that this platform will evolve into place where our members can feel heard, recognized, supported and able to engage in productive dialogue on the important issues raised."
The first set of articles feature the voices of some familiar faces in American Cycling, including Phil Gaimon and Katie Compton, as well as a contribution from an anonymous member, with topics ranging from Depression and Overcoming Injuries to defending the sanctity of cycling and its athletes through reporting SafeSport violations.
"Our members need to know that we support them on and off the bike," said Rob DeMartini, President
FISE WORLD SERIES 2019. Grand Final in Chengdu, China. UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cups. With not long to go until the grand final of FISE World Series 2019, we thought you might like a recap of the story so far and a glimpse into why this year’s final event is lining up to be the best one yet.
When: October 31st – November 4th Where: Qingshui River City Park, Pidu district, Chengdu - China
USA Cycling announces an official partnership with apparel and lifestyle brands Champion Athleticwear and the Levi’s® brand. This first-of-its-kind partnership will be centered around designing and creating an apparel line for the USA Cycling's BMX Freestyle National Team that includes the athletes, coaches and staff. The apparel will notably be shown as part of the BMX Freestyle kit at the sport's inaugural debut in the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.
Through the partnership, Levi’s® and Champion will help USA Cycling bring BMX Freestyle to the masses. They will receive global visibility on the Team USA BMX Freestyle kit during international competitions; allowing them to bridge the unique circumstances that BMX Freestyle brings through its
A packed line up of sports awaits us at the final stop of the 2019 series, along with a stellar line up of the world's best action sports stars. With competitions in BMX Flatland, BMX Dirt and BMX Freestyle Park as well as Skateboard Street, Scooter Freestyle and Roller Freestyle, FISE Chengdu really has it all. On top of an amazing line up to look forward to we will also be crowning champions in several world cups, including the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup, UCI BMX Flatland World Cup and the WS Roller Freestyle Park World Cup. Last year's final stop was full of drama and this year's event looks set to be even more intense with mere points separating a lot of the riders.
GT Bicycles is excited to announce the addition of three new riders to the GT Freestyle BMX crew – Mason Ritter, Parker Heath, and Maty “Ratty Matty” Stockton. Pulled from a hot-bed of BMX talent in Pittsburg, PA, Mason embodies the best attributes of his hometown scene with a solid background of trail and park riding. Growing up watching the freestyle motocross video Crusty Demons of Dirt helped Mason develop his unique style of jumping tricks including a mix of tailwhips, heel clickers, and limbless variations. Mason continued to progress and refine his skills at the indoor BMX park, The Wheel Mill. After making waves all over the Northeast for the past few years, the industry really took notice of his stand out style and original combos at this year’s Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Denver.
“My first exposure to Mason was earlier this year at the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge dirt jumping event in Denver, Colorado. The series attracts the best dirt jumpers with the most progressive tricks from around the world, and he immediately stood out from the pack,” said Jeff Zielinski, GT BMX Freestyle Team Manager.
San Diego native Parker Heath can be seen shredding all over and placing well in jams and contests including the Vans BMX Pro Cup series in Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico, and Huntington Beach, California. Affirmed by Team Manager Jeff Zielinski, “Whether it’s a contest, jam, or whatever, rest assured I’ve seen Parker Heath out there shredding. From the first time I saw Parker ride, I could already tell he had a bright future.” His well-rounded abilities to ride everything are really showcased in his latest
FISE XPERIENCE SERIES 2019. BMX Freestyle Park, Dirt and Flatland gathered for the last stop of the French tour. The Reims Freestyle Park 3D views just came out, take a look at the spot which will host the UCI C1 event at the end of the month. The event will also host the FFC BMX Freestyle Park Championship on Friday 27th, before a weekend dedicated to the FFC BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland French Cup, as well as a BMX Dirt contest. Can't wait to be there? Watch the teaser here.
Where: Parc Léo Lagrange - 51 000 REIMS, France When: 27, 28 and 29 of September 2019