FATBMX has welcomed Carhartt as a sponsor of the FATBMX.com site. To celebrate with us Carhartt is giving out a selection of great product. They are not just giving it to you. As a creative brand they are expecting you to get a little creative yourself. We're running 4 photos of Carhartt team riders and it's up to you to come up with 4 good captions. One for each photo. Here's what you can win:
1. Carhartt Tech Trolly 2. Carhartt Kickflip Backbag + Zip Wallet (leather) 3. Essentials Bag + Wallet
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.
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.
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.
Name: ALISTAIR JOHN WHITTON Age: 25....26 on 13th Feb Hometown: CHESTER, ENGLAND, NORTH WEST MATE
When did you move from England to the USA? Ali: 8TH 0F FEB 2004 WAS WHEN MY VISA WAS ISSUED, THEN I FLEW OUT A FEW DAYS LATER AND GOT A PHONE AND A TRUCK AND MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT IN STATE COLLEGE WITH MY LADY....
Was it time for a change or what was the exact reason for you to leave the UK? Ali: I WAS SPONSERED BY VANS USA AND WAS GETTING DOLLARS FROM THEM AND LIVING IN ENGLAND, SO WHEN THAT GOT EXCHANGED INTO POUNDS IT DIDN'T GO VERY FAR BECAUSE OF THE WEAK EXCHANGE RATE. I WANTED TO ENTER MORE COMPS AND TRAVEL THE US, SO I PACKED UP AND SET OFF AND TRAVELED ALL OVER AMERICA..I JUST WANTED TO LIVE OUT MY DREAMS, SO I DID
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.
As we all know, American BMX in its special form (20 inch bikes etc.) started in the late 1960‘s and early 1970's because of youngster imitating motorsport moto-cross stars. Early '70 ‘s BMX became an organized sport in the USA (check the History of BMX ). As a matter of fact, although not known as BMX (Bicycle Moto-X), in Holland BX (Bicycle Cross) got off the ground in the mid 1950's and also because of youngsters imitating the at the time, motorsport moto-cross stars from Holland and Belgium.
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
Intense BMX / Socko Energy Factory Team Pro Danny Caluag once again has won the toughest class in BMX racing, AA Pro. For the last 3 races in a row, and the 2nd ABA National event of the 2007 season, Danny has posted up huge wins at the BMX Nationals.
This time it was 4 huge victories, winning AA Pro and Pro Cruiser both days at the ABA Volunteer Nationals in Tennessee. Since joining the team, Danny has posted more wins in the AA pro class in just 3 events than the rest of his entire Pro Career. Look for Danny at this weekend’s NBL National Event in Portro Rico, for the 3rd round of the NBL 2007 Pro Series.