With the Olympic Games in Beijing only two months away, the excitement for the debut of BMX Race is mounting daily. Among a strong group of contenders from both the men’s and women’s sides, two riders have emerged as the ones to watch as the US Team chases its dreams of Olympic Gold. For the men, the rider to watch is Mike Day. With a string of successes over the last three years including the 2005 NBL #1 Pro, 2005 UCI Worlds 2nd Place, 2006 UCI Worlds 3rd Place, and the 2007 UCI Supercross 1st Place, Mike has been on a tear leading up to Olympic qualification. The fastest rider on Olympic style tracks, Mike has won every time trial on the UCI Supercross circuit for the last year and a half. Crediting his monster speed to his longer than average legs, Mike also clocked the fastest time of any athlete on the Beijing Supercross track during last year's test races. To say he has an advantage there would be an understatement.
GT BMX Race Team Manager Eric Rupe had this to say about
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Spring Nationals this past weekend, May, 23-25 in Albuquerque, NM. The Veloport/Duke City BMX Facility is the only the second BMX only facility built in the world and what a great place it is. The racing at the Spring National event was exciting to say the least! The Duke City BMX crew really stepped it up and had the facility in tip top shape and ready to race! This was the fifth PRO Series event of the season and the PRO Riders were excited to head to the high altitude of New Mexico to see who had the legs on the tour.
After plenty of testing the front hub is now available (in the USA). - CNC machined 7075 aluminum body and axle - Very small flanges - Bigger distance between flanges to increase the lacing strength -1 piece axle design. Simple and easy to dismount by hand. -Colours: black, grey, white, red and coffee
ESPN X Games is returning for a fifth year in Los Angeles and welcomes a new event - BMX Freestyle Street - as well as the return of Men's and Women's Surfing. X Games 14 will take place July 31 - August 3 at The Home Depot Center and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Fourteen hours of live X Games programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC - all showcased in high definition - will be aired July 31 - August 3, as well as on ESPN International, EXPN.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN360.com, SportsCenter and ESPN2's X Center.
The other day I found a DHL slip in the mail. It said they tried to deliver a package from Rebelyell in Australia. I was bummed because it knew it was an issue of Rebelyell that I had not sen yet. To make things worse, there was a weekend in between so I had to wait till Monday before it would show up. Rebelyell magazines are that good! I get excited when I have it in my hands. It's more of a piece of art than a random BMX magazine. Just look at the cover. Not your average bright turndown photo that will sell the mag at the newsstands, is it? If you're your own publisher and have other priorities than making a lot of money by selling a lot of magazines, you can do these kind of things. But you need to have the talent too. The Rebelyell crew once again impressed me with the Random issue. The quality of the paper and the pics is incredible and the articles and layout go along with it. We're proud to have a FATBMX ad
We had this folder on the computer with Pin-Up shots for the next coming months. But for some reason that Pin-Up folder is gone and we're back to zero. Guys, we need your help. BMX bike, girl, camera, got it!? Make it happen. We stole this one from Cream magazine which gives you a good idea of what we're after. Have fun out there. Make the girls famous.
Did you notice that the colors pink and purple are hot these days? Issue # 28 of the International BMX lifestyle magazine has an old school theme to it and like everything in life things go full circle. Back to the bright colors of the mid-eighties, back to track stands on the cover on a GT Performer with fold-out pegs, caliper brakes, and A'me grips. Gotta love it. The May/June issue of Cream goes "Back to the Converse 1988" and brings some awesome shots of Miami Hoppers, Nourie handstands and bunny hops. But it's not only about the old school, the FISE contest brought out the latest tricks this year from riders such as Dave Mirra, Chase Hawk, Alessandro Barbero, Mike Spinner, Maxime Charveron, Daniel Dhers, Mark Webb and more. Plenty of photos about the event in this issue. But Cream brings you more; Trip to Colombia, the introduction of REDBULL in France (it was about time), Portfolio by Sergio Layos, the Koxx days, Marseille bowl (still rules), Obey portfolio, a story on Cuba
Starting a shop is not an easy task. When you travel the world and are a pro rider it makes it even harder. Nigel Sylvester has had some great help pulling this creation off. Time for some questions. You recently started a BMX Boutique in New York, how did that come about? Nigel: Well basically the opportunity arose and I figured it could be a great situation and I jumped on it.