Name: Tom Tucker Sponsors: Factory Full Tilt, Radio Raceline, Fly Racing, Promax Components, Tioga, HT Components, BMX International. Mechanic: Tsquared Bike co
9 times world champion at age 15. Where (what countries) has BMX taken you so far? Tom Tucker: Countries I have raced in so far are New Zealand, USA, England, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Netherlands and Australia of course.
Congrats on winning the 2020 Sam WIlloughby Medallist award. Did it come as a surprise?
Pro Open results. FALL CLASSIC NATIONAL. Grand Valley BMX - Grand Junction, CO
Saturday 3 October 2020
Pro Open Men: 1 ALEC BOB, PLANO, TX 2 RILEY HOUSE, TANGENT, GILBERT, AZ 3 EMILIO FALLA, JRBICYCLES.COM/SPEEDCO/AVIAN, QUITO 4 CALLUM HOLLOWAY, COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY, GRAND JUNCTION, CO 5 ALAN HUDSON, JRBICYCLES.COM/SPEEDCO/AVIAN, PHOENIX, AZ
Female Pro Open: 1 DANI GEORGE, ALPHA, RIVERSIDE, CA 2 MIKAELA LIXANDRU, JRBICYCLES.COM/SPEEDCO/AVIAN, PHOENIX, AZ 3 PAIGE ZACHARY, FACTORY SSQUARED, CHAPARRAL, NM 4 GEORGINA GRASSIE, BURBAN
Name: Thomas Jouve Sponsors: Spad BMX, Sport RAD Distribution, Race Company, White tree, Lempdes BMX Auvergne, No logo. Mechanic: Myself
What was your very first BMX bike? Thomas Jouve: I got a Sunn Bicycle for Christmas when I was 5.
How much different is it from the one you're racing today? Thomas Jouve: It was way smaller! Just a regular junior size BMX, straight from the shop. Nowadays all the parts are selected from what is the best for me and my riding.
What is a new product that you thought was very welcome in BMX? Thomas Jouve: I think the disk brake was very welcome. At first I was hesitant but then I put one on my bike and liked it.
RISE and SHINE, it's time for a breakfast chat with FLY Racing BMX athlete Connor Fields! Get to know a different side of the USA BMX Olympian, hear what's new for the #11, and see what he's been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Name: Justin Posey Sponsors: Mongoose Bicycles, Answer BMX, USA BMX Foundation, Fly Racing, Potter Racing Products Mechanic: Myself, and I am not very good haha.
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? Justin Posey: 2 years! It's been a dream come true.
Are you handling the TM duties as well? Justin Posey: Sorta kinda. I am helping the race side of things. Leigh Ramsdell is still the TM for the entire Mongoose brand, but I have been helping as much as I can!
How does it feel getting to pick the riders? Justin Posey: I am honored to take on that responsibility. I take pride in picking riders that are not only fast and stylish, but are great people off the track. Individuals that set good examples, are ambassadors, and promote not only Mongoose and the sponsors to the best of their abilities, but education (which we are very passionate about)!
Michram Industries has been a sponsor of mine, running his chain rings for two years now. As a fellow Australian company, I really wanted to support local and ride for a local brand. We decided that we wanted to collaborate together to introduce a new stiffer and stronger "OWT" Optimal Weave Technology. My main key points when designing the rim was, I wanted to have it represent my love of clean lines and stealth black with a unique finish. We came up with the hand-woven layered design which to me has a real military, camp stealth vibe. As a world champion, I wanted to make sure that it was world class quality and available in all 20-24 inch rim sizes, as well as the strongest, stiffest and lightest rim combination.
It's finished with a matte black carbon finish, grey logos and decals...clean, class and simple.
Specs: -All rim sizes 20 inch and 24 inch -OWT (Optimal Weave Technology) is our newest and strongest rim yet -Finished with multiple layers of hand woven T800 carbon fibre -Bound together with a 255 degree high TG resin to given them optimal strength and stiffness -5 year warranty!