Latin-American X-Games info:
Latin X (April 29-May 1st) has been postponed until much later in the year, no future date was announced. ESPN didn't disclose a direct reason but here is ESPN's statement. ""ESPN is currently exploring a new host city for the Latin American X-Games. There had been discussions with the City of Rio about hosting the event in 2005, but the city has been unable to confirm its support. However, we remain committed to staging the Latin X Games in 2005."
Crazy Freakin' Bikers contest:
13-15 May 2005, OKC, OK, USA.
Please read the following and read it all. A Gold Hutch Trickstar is being raffled off for a very good cause. Thanks to Woody Itson and Redline J. (JACK) over at www.vintagebmx.com. For $20 bucks you could be seriously blinging.24k Gold Trickstar
No, this is not Woody Itson's 24k gold Trickstar restored to life. This is an incredible replica 24k gold plated Trickstar that I built with the help of the "Freestyle Innovator" himself, Mr. Woody Itson. According to Woody, this bike is just about as close to the real deal as you can get. He helped me out with trying to determine a lot of the proper components. For the most part, this bike is just like Woody's original. There are a few components that are not 100 percent exact due to how rare and impossible to find they are today. But, the majority of the bike is just like his.
The international FELT team has been interviewed for their site. Read a couple of quotes here or go to the www.FELTBMX.com site for the full version.Todd Walkowiak's hobbies: "I enjoy working on cars and doing home improvement projects. I also just began working at Square One Clothing. Where I pretty much manage most of the operations."
Michael Sommer's favorite car: "IÂ´ll have an orange, overtuned, Opel Manta soon...my dreamcar!!!
Scotty Cranmer's hobbies: "Paint balling, my Mitsubishi EVO VIII"
BMX Racer Paul Lange's favorite Food: "Junk food"
Matti Roese's favorite place to Ride: "Where no one is bothering me... "
There are photo galleries and photo galleries. At FATBMX we have quite some pictures up but how many? Webmaster Jos Wissink finished uploading the photo's from the older web designs last weekend. Let's do a quiz real quick. How many pictures do you think are on the FATBMX site at the moment?
a) 100 - 250
b) 250 - 500
c) 500 - 1000
Find the answer to this question right here:
Diamond Back's Trevor Knesal mailed the following press release:
Kent, WA - Since it was first released in April of last year, Diamondback’s Accomplice BMX frame has proven itself to be the perfect partner in crime for any skate park or trails session. Until now, the frame has only been available with a 21â€? top tube, but a 20â€? TT version is now also available and a 20.5â€? is in the works.
The original 21â€? version is sold out and will soon be replaced by a 2nd generation that will be identical to the first but will feature
The first round (of three) of the XTRLRG Series is going to take place in Heerlen, NL this Saturday. 11 Pros and 17 Amateurs have signed up through the official website (www.XLseries.com) to ride at The Promise park. You can sign up too so pay the site a visit for more info. New SNAFU Pro rider Paddy Gross is coming over so even if you don't ride yourself, you can check out a real World Champion on a BMX bike in action on March 12th (sorry Paddy, that's what you get for being good).
The Flatland Ninja sent us this photo of the new KGB bike. We were thinking that he put on his Ninja suit and strapped a digital camera around his waist and broke into the KGB office to take the shot. Then we checked the KGB site and see what we found:
Someone got into our computer and stole a picture of the new Psychopower frame. Who ever does this kind of things are just ignorant bastards and I hope they crash bad next time they ride, if they even ride. Hehe. Just kidding. We were going to post a picture of the new frame during this week so here you have it.
The Metro BMX jam is taking place in Toronto this weekend. We hope to have the results up in the next few days. Here's a list of 80 participating pro riders. Make your top three list now and see how you did come Monday.
01 Alistair Whitton UK
02 Tobias Wicke GER
03 Danny Hickerson USA
04 Gary Young USA
05 Morgan Wade USA
06 Dustin Guenther CAN
07 Karl Engstrom CAN
08 Dave Osato CAN
09 Joe Schiavi USA
10 Dean Hearne UK
11 John Heaton CAN
12 Max Vincent CAN
13 Jim Cielencki USA
14 Dave Freimuth USA
15 Vinnie Sammon USA
Simon Tabron doesn't sit on his ass and watch the world go by. He gets stuff done. After building an indoor vert ramp, it's time for a halfpipe contest. His SpinLikeHell company is expanding at the same time. What's the latest you ask?Matt Fairbairn has moved from Australia to Newquay (UK) to ride our new vert set up and both he and Zach Shaw are now riding for Spinlikehell. We've got some cool new t-shirts and other products coming out and hopefully our on-line store will be operational in the near future at spinlikehell.com
Also, we are running a vert only jam on our new ramp set up at Mount Hawke Park in Cornwall, UK on 21st and 22nd May. It will be A, B and C group format with unusual prizes and a saturday night out in
Robert Moeller, one of the organizers of the 2004 World's in Cologne, Germany will have some sleepless nights ahead of him. Robert and Nina are now the proud parents of daughter Lilli, born on 14 February 2005. Congratulations to the Moeller family.
Next big BMX event in Cologne that will be co-organized by Robert will take place from 23-26 June 2005. It's called the Suzuki BMX Masters.