If you've taken notice you already know that some of the very best BMX-ers use FIST gloves. One of their riders is Mariana Pajon from Colombia. The double gold medalist scored another medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games using FIST gloves. The Queen of BMX now has a signature model out in the Chapter 17 line that comes with some of her messages such as: "Here and now!". "Give your best" and "Beyond Gold". No matter where you get inspired by, these gloves are a good start. If they work for Mariana, they will work for you. Ask for the "Wings" gloves at your favourite FIST dealer.
Mongoose Legion L500. With the Legion Series, Mongoose offers a full line of freestyle BMX bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels. As Mongoose's flagship model, the L500 is designed to take on the raddest ramps and quarterpipes, and handle the abuse that advanced riders can throw at it!
-Mongoose full 4130 Chromoly frame, tapered headtube, removable brake mounts, and mid BB shell. -175mm 2-piece tubular chromoly hollow spindle cranks with a 25T alloy chainring and mid sealed bearing bottom bracket. -20” x 2.4” tires mounted on wide aluminum double wall 36H rims with 3/8” female axle front hub and 9T cog and sealed Freecoaster rear hub
Bike Check Andrew Lazaruk. New Prime Mover V2 full of United and Profile parts. Frame: United Prime Mover v2 - 21.25” Forks: United Supreme v2 - 32mm offset Bars: United KOD - 9.25” Stem: Profile Push - 53mm reach Headset: United Grips: United Team Pedals: United Supreme Nylon Cranks: Profile Race - No Boss Sprocket: Profile Spline Drive - 28t - 19mm
The wait is over! Radio's highly anticipated solar Carbon Fiber frame is here… designed and developed in Cologne, Germany over a two-year period, the solar is manufactured from the highest quality Torayca carbon and is incredibly unique with its 100% monocoque 1pc construction. By using a mono-construction compared to a 2/3pc construction which most other brands use, we were able to make the frame even stiffer and stronger and create no weak or fatigue points.
The solar frame is laboratory tested and proven to be insanely stiff and lightweight especially under high impact and stress tests. The internal cable routing allows for a super clean and stealthy setup. Tested by the Radio Raceline team the past x2 seasons and now the frame of choice for many of today’s top
The moulded TSG Kneeguard Patrol A 2.0 delivers reliable full-length protection, pro shock absorption and a secure fit for park riding. The pad, which can be put on without taking off your shoes, benefits from our brand new wrap-around ergonomic strap system, made up of three straps including a top double-closure Velcro strap to eliminate flapping straps and conform to individual rider’s leg shape for a firmer, more secure comfortable fit. Protection is delivered by a removable and flexible pierce-proof knee insert, ACF padding and side cushioning, while a moisture wicking terry cloth lining provides all-day ridability and comfort.
We've got hundreds, if not thousands of pictures hidden on the attick. From the start of BMX in The Netherlands to shoe boxes full of photos from the first trips to San Diego as well as all the European events we went to back in the day. Most pics are of poor quality, taken by the pocket-camera that seemed to fit in the fanny pack together with the passport, the wallet and some keys. Keep in mind that this was during the pre-cell-phone era and taking pics at parties wasn't common. Although a lot of the photos ended up in FAT-'Zine issues 0 - 34, it would be interesting to dive into the photo pile one day to make a book. But that probably won't happen.
Jared Souney on the other hand managed to scan thousands of his photos and filed them around to form the 'Things Seen Along the Way' book and it's amazing. 360 photos printed in a book with over 400 pages. The book weighs 5 pounds and all 250 copies were sold in no-time. Albert Moonen and Paul de Jong are now the owners of the photo book and we flipped through the pages trying to put a name with each rider. The names are listed at the end of the book and we had to peek a few times in order to
Empire have got their third collaboration shoe with Vans, the Old Skool Pro BMX Waylon edition. The latest shoes have the following features: -black smart velvet upper with tonal leather Vans stripe -high density cat eyes print on back -Empire logos on tongue, Digi-print sock liner -enhanced footbeds for superior cushioning and impact protection -DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for unrivaled durability -Vans Wafflecup BMX construction offers the support of a cupsole without sacrificing any of the grip or pedalfeel of a traditional vulcanized shoe -Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and support
These are available exclusively at Empire BMX only for $89.95 in sizes 7.5 – 13
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with triple-threat BMX team rider Dennis Enarson to put his spin on the Old Skool Pro BMX, featuring first-of-its-kind WAFFLECUP BMX construction that’s been designed, tested and approved by today’s top riders. Representing Dennis’ renowned abilities, refined aesthetic and focus on mental clarity when riding, the Enarson Old Skool Pro BMX leans on an earthy olive/gum colorway, and is debossed with a hand-drawn mandala based on one of Dennis’ tattoos, which was created by longtime friend, fellow rider and tattoo artist, Thomas Hooper.
“His tattoos always mean a lot to me and it’s nice to put some of his work on the shoe,”Enarson comments. “These are strong shoes that are hard to mess up, and I dig them more and more as they age, which I don’t think I’ve ever said about any shoe in my life —especially with how hard I can be on them. The colors and materials make this the perfect shoe for shredding, camping, or just stompin’ around.”
Specifically created with the BMXer in mind, WAFFLECUP BMX provides unrivaled support and durability without sacrificing precious pedalfeel. A herringbone underlayer adds a second life beneath Vans’ classic gum rubber compound that has a more rigid flex pattern – all reinforced like a tank.
The revolutionary Dawn Flex helmet brings true soft-fit comfort combined with a CE certified construction. This is what soft-shell users have been waiting for: the perfect compromise between comfort and safety. We have added our FlexTech innovation to this classic full-cut design with ear protection. The Dawn Flex utilizes a series of interior EPS foam segments connected by a reinforced skeleton, allowing the helmet to flex and mold to your head while still exceeding safety standards. The result is a lid that fits snugly without cramping, and will exceed all your expectations.
-Hardshell construction: Hardshell helmets are constructed from ABS or PP plastic. This outer shell gets bonded to the EPS core for a two-piece construction that provides high durability and ultimate high-impact protection.