Growing up, Brooke Crain was always the smallest person at school and on the track. Her parents taught her that practice always beats talent, taking this advice to heart, Brooke spent countless hours on her bike and used her size as an advantage to become one of the fastest and most well-respected BMX racers in the world.
Name: Paddy Sharrock Sponsors: Factory Tangent/Rift Mechanic: Most of the time myself but at races like world cups it would be our team mechanic from British Cyling.
How hard is it for you to change from one BMX brand to another. Do you get used to new bikes easily? Paddy Sharrock: Personally I don't mind it, sometimes it can be difficult when your new bike/frame may be a different length or have different head or seat angles. However, it's also a little exciting trying new things that could work better for you.
What is the geometry and length of your frame. Do you know without looking it up? Paddy Sharrock: The only thing I have looked at when getting new bikes is top tube length. So currently I'm running a 22” top tube, I don't really worry about much else.
Name: David Graf Sponsors: Sporthilfe Schweiz, SwissCycling, Prophecy BMX, Suplest Shoes, HT Components, Lead. Mechanic: I do it myself.
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? David Graf: I ride two bikes, one is the still the very first frame that I got last June (chrome) and the other one is a black frame I ride since January before leaving for the season opener.
How long did it take from the original design to the final product? David Graf: Unfortunately way longer than expected. January 2018 I had my first meeting with Prophecy
Name: Annabella Hammonds Sponsors: Supercross BMX, Speedline Parts, Fly Racing, HT Components, Tioga & Ame Grips Mechanic: My dad! But I am always learning to work on my own bike.
How long have you been riding for Supercross BMX now? Annabella Hammonds: This is my 6th year on the Factory Supercross team. I was “picked up” at Grands when I was 9!
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Annabella Hammonds: I love it, I’ve been riding a carbon bike for about 5 years. This new one is my absolute favorite in the looks department, it’s so pretty!
What is the geometry and length of your frame? Annabella Hammonds: I have just moved from an Expert XXL (21”TT/14”Chainstay) to this bike which is a Pro XL(21.25”TT/15.2”Chainstay). I had been on the Expert XXL for a few years, and it was time to move up in size. First thing I noticed is that I don’t feel like I am way over the front end, which is nice. The longer Chainstay area is taking some practice, but my manuals and jumping is feeling a lot better.
Name: Mayet Romain from France Sponsors: SPAD BMX➖PRIDE RACING➖BERINGER BICYCLE➖RENNEN➖HT➖ODI➖TIOGA
Do you get excited every year when you get to build up a new bike before the start of the season? Romain Mayet: I do. Every year is special, I use to build two racing bikes for the season.
Do you get to choose the parts for your SPAD bike? Romain Mayet: Yes I do. My sponsors help me a lot. I’m riding for: - PRIDE RACING ( fork, stem, handlebar, wheels, seatpost etc) - BERINGER BICYCLE (cranks) - HT, RENNEN, ODI, TIOGA (pedals, chainring,grips, tyre)