The Sticky Grips are an all new item from SINZ Racing Components. With 3 different lengths to choose from - Mini (92mm), Expert (115mm), and Pro (130mm), there is a grip for everyone. The super soft knurled surface gives the impression of a simple design, yet this advanced feature gives you loads of comfort, while supply just the right amount of sticky feel to keep your hands right on the grips in all conditions.
SINZ Sticky Grips are available in Mini, Expert, and Pro size, come in Black only, and have an unbelievable value at a suggested retail
BMX Friends: I want to let you know that I have made the decision to leave USA Cycling (USAC) as their BMX Programs Director. This decision was mine alone and did not come easily. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity USAC gave me and learned a tremendous amount in a very short period of time. Despite leaving, I can tell you that USAC is fully committed to the success of the sport and understands that BMX has its own unique needs and circumstances to consider on a regular and ongoing basis. Since I began with USAC in the spring, I believe things have been successfully kick-started and much of which we had hoped to put in place, has. I hope that the BMX community now knows that USAC is a friend and that their core interests - to grow the sport and help continue to strive for international excellence - are the same core interests of the racing community.
PRO 1. Justin Miller 2. Alex Jumelin 3. Matthias Dandois 4. Michael Sommer 5. Hiroya Morizaki 6. Matti Röse 7. York Uno 8. Sven Steinbach 9. Frank Lukas 10. Sebastian Pospischil 11. Wolfgang Sauter 12. Benjamin Großjohann 13. Markus Reich
Mat Hoffman’s Long-time Business Partner, Fellow Rider and Friend Heads to California and Takes New Position at IMGOKLAHOMA CITY— Hoffman Enterprises announced today that founding partner Steve Swope will be moving to California and taking a position with IMG in its Action Sports division effective January 2007. “Steve has been a great business partner and will continue to be one of my closest friends and confidants,” said Mat Hoffman. “I am happy for him and this opportunity as he was already moving to California in support of his wife’s recent promotion. I am going to miss him in Oklahoma, but I know this is a good thing for Steve and a good thing for the action sports community.”
Swope and Hoffman grew up in Oklahoma together and were professional riders beginning in the mid-1980s. When Hoffman decided to start Hoffman Bikes and Hoffman Promotions (1991), Swope worked diligently alongside him and earned partnership in the businesses. More than twenty years later, Swope and Hoffman are more like brothers than business partners.
Stolen Bikes have come out with some great completes lately. Some of them are completely specced with Shadow Conspiracy parts. We asked Stolen's Dave Wooten what the deal is all about.
What's the cooperation with Shadow Conspiracy on this bike? Dave: Basically we (Stolen) spec'd the bike with John Jennings' input, he actually came up with the name 'Heater', which is gangsta for a hand gun. Shadow designed the graphics and we all worked together to come up with the color ways.
Media partner DIG BMX is about to release issue 56 which arrives a bit early due to the X-mas holiday that's coming up. If you think X-mas is bring, find a copy of DIG 56. It's got plenty to keep you occupied: -Seth Kimbrough interview -Chester Blacksmith interview -3 days with Mike Brennan -Sheffield Backyard Jam -Progression with Farren Downes -Punjab -New York City unseen -2-HIp goes Vegas -The Oregon trail. -Backchat with Dave Mirra
Name: Janosch Ritter (looks like Jan Knight in English) Age: 27 Hometown: Hessen/Köln
When did the People's store open? Janosch: 18th March ....but in truth I had to ask Klaus (Dyba) this.
What did you do before that? Janosch: A lot. School, worked for a bmx clothing label, for a bmx shop and distro, then some practical stuff like carpenter and such...I was also at one time learning this as a trade before I dropped out and opened Janoschs bmx shop, also in Cologne.
Eurobike Demo Day debut in Vorarlberg, Austria Friedrichshafen, Germany. Test out the latest bikes, discover new products and innovations, talk shop and celebrate at an alpine party – in natural surroundings: Bicycle industry manufacturers, retailers and media representatives are invited to the first Eurobike Demo Day taking place on Wednesday, 29 August 2007 – one day before the official opening of the Eurobike International Trade Exhibition (30 August – 02 September 2007).
Roadtrippin´ through the Republic: The T-Mobile Local Sessions Tour turned the top German bmxers loose to shred the indoor parks and hang with the locals. Tobi Wicke, Senad Grosic and Alessandro Barbero were recently roaming the five BMX parks in Germany which are supported by T-Mobile, in order to check out the parks with the locals. The three riders travelled over 2000 km to visit the diverse locations in Emmering near Munich, Darmstadt, Grevenbroich, Aurich and Berlin to test the new park features intensively. The locals appreciated it and welcomed the riders with some positive vibes. The pros thanked them their way: Frontflip no-handers, Flip whips and Double tailwhips were only some of the tricks that the guys threw down. Additional support was given by: Benny Korthaus, Mark König, Benny Paulsen, Timm Wiegmann, and Björn “Bommel” Mager. Afterwards, the mauled bodies of the riders were refreshed with a free BBQ provided by the grill team who were along for the whole trip.