S&M Bikes, Inc a California corporation has agreed to terms with Marketing Manager John Paul Rogers for fiscal year 2006. Mr Roger's responsibilities will include overseeing all marketing functions with an emphasis on Team Management and corporate branding. Initial projects slated for completion include a short play video and revised advertising strategy. Mr Roger's will focus on increasing shred boners across the board in 06.
In other words, JP is finally working with S&M permanently and not just on special projects. JP has been involved with S&M pretty much since day one and has been responsible for some really cool shit in the last few years, including Props Mega Tour, Transworld BMX's Road To NoWhere trip, helping bring Bob and Wiz to the team and getting Please Kill Me made and promoted.
- After being dropped by KGB, Alex Jumelin was looking for a ride. He found one at KHE. Alex will be getting a signature model but at the upcoming Braun Circle Cow in France, Alex will ride Bram Verhallen's RIP frame.
- KHE builds up a Limited Edition Team! Riders get their own limited edition series frames - just like they want it to be! The frames will be available in selected shops / distributors! [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1181]Bram Verhallen[/url] (18) has been supported by KHE for about one year now and finally he has received his RIP signature frame! Clean, no pivots, with 1-1/8” integrated headset, a special geometry and a RIP special painting. Justin Miller (BMX Masters 2005 winner) also joined the KHE Limited Edition crew! His own frame “Militant” is in development now.
The 2006 Psykopath rosters have now been released and are as follows. Be on the look out for both pro and amateur riders at local and large races throughout the season. NBL, ABA, and UCI races will all be covered. Factory Team: Augusto Castro AA Pro- Columbia Damian Lopez AA Pro-Argentina Mike Kilpatrick AA Pro-Pennsylvania
After months of testing, the THE Vice grips are ready for you to ride. The Vice Grips, a lock on style grip, is the first grip to use a special manufacturing technique to produce a multi colored grip logo on the same layer of the grip. The clamps will keep your grips on tight no matter what the weather is like outside and will make switching handlebars or brake levers a breeze. The Vice clamp feature also helps you keep a set of grips a lot longer, as the dual density construction will help the grips stay in tact after mutable bar changes and removals.
- St-Martin : Simon O'Brien joined the team. We are now talking with him to design his signature frame and signature handlebar. - St-Martin : beside Simon's frame, we are also working on 2 other prototype frames. - St-Martin : our distributor in Hungary (Görb-X / Harlee) added László Elek to their team. László is known as the best style rider in Hungary. Up to now, he never went out Hungary. 2006 will be his first European year. - St-Martin : Chris Böhm (Germany) won the Last Session 2005 contest. He'll be at the Circle Cow contest in France, mid February. - St-Martin : Available in april 2006 : 7075 pegs, 38 mm O.D., 115 grams each. - St-Martin : Our distributor in Japan (Dirty Bike) added Miura Hirokazu to their flatland team. Nishikawa "Taka" Takahiro and Misawa Shintaro were already in the team in 2005.
We're talking about Superstar, the French BMX company here and not Ice Money...... Here's some info brought to you by Med: - Superstar : Dominic Biro (USA team rider) is as good on his bike as in front of a CNC machine. He made and ride an interesting front hub that we may produce in the future. Note : Dominic is good in tech/mech : he is into drag racing car and prepare his car and engine by himself. - Superstar : in UK, Guy Terry will be more than a Superstar rider. From now, he is the link between Superstar, Padded Cell (UK distributor) and the riders. - Superstar : Tom Blyth is the first newly added rider in the UK team. You'll hear from Tom very soon.
We bought this issue of BMX-UP while we were in France. The cover states that it has reports on the Nokia Fise, the Bercy race World's and the Oakley Twenty Jam in Carmaux, all events we went to over the summer. Tommy Lauque gets the cover nose diving over the FISE spine. After a couple of pages of news we arrive at the Twenty compound which is a business visit/interview with Jean Luc Ferrari and Alex Baret. Here's another familiar event we visited in '05: E Viva Espagna (LG Action Sports World tour - Barcelona). The O/20 jam was a good time and memories returned while flipping through page 18-25. Visit that place when you can. Next up is a race report from the French BMX championships (Mours) with 10 pages of colourful BMX coverage. Frank Soulier does rad tables and gets interviewed in an article that's about the Paris area. If you speak French, you can learn more about Fred Borel and John Petit too as they ask them some questions.
I'm watching the Agoride DVD right now and am trying to finish the review while watching. Not the best set-up but this way I'm sure it gets done. Basically the Agoride DVD is a great archive of 2005 happenings that took place in Europe and France in particular. Even if you're not a top 5 pro finisher, there is a good chance you made it on this DVD if you went to the FISE contest, BMX Masters, King of Boueno, Braun Flatground, Varsovie, the Vibrations Urbaines (Nantes and Pessac) or the 100 Contest.
Depending on what you are looking for, this DVD might be for you but it can possibly be not worth your time. If you hate jungle music and are down for the classics, you should turn the music down. If you don't like special effects, this DVD can get a bit annoying at times. If you want banger tricks only, we can advise you to look further. But the Agoride DVD sure has a crowd and we'd say it's for flatland riders as most footage is from the flat discipline.
The upcoming Mutiny DVD clocks in just under 30min and has bonus sections from the pro and bro teams giving you 20min more of pure video-tainment for only $15.95! Two videos for the price of half a video? That's insane. What's even crazier is the hidden wreck section you'll never find on the DVD. Gnar. To view the trailer, [url=http://www.mutinybikes.com/video/mutinydvd.mov]click right here[/url] or go to the [url=http://www.mutinybikes.com]Mutiny Bikes website[/url] to download the trailer on your I-pod video.