BMX PLUS! magazine
UBR RadeCal National article
By John Ker
Cheri Elliot of Citrus Heights, California was one of those girls that could even hang with the boys on the BMX track. She rode for Boss and later was a member of the Skyway factory team. She wasn't afraid to ride a quarterpipe either as you can see in this picture from the June issue of BMX Plus! magazine. Cheri was 11 years old when this photo was taken.
Aluminium SNAFU pedals:
-Cast aluminum body
-Forged, heat-treated chromoly spindles
-Sealed and ball bearing models available
-Smooth concave surface for maximum pedal grip
-Pre-installed stainless-steel traction pins
-Available (Green, Red, Gold, and Black) powdercoat
BMX Trix & Techniques for the Track
By Tony Donaldson
$ 19,95 US
$ 28.95 CAN
One-hundered-and-twenty-seven pages of BMX is what you get in this book. Good quality print and nice colour photos. It will learn you everything you need to know about getting to the BMX track and do some battle. It has sections on protection gear, riding techniques (start, jumps, turns) and the not so regulars like Nutrition, Plyometrics and Stretching.
A documentation of Bike Riding in South Africa, England and the USA...
By Fraser Byrne
50 minute bonus features.
I had high expectations on the second episode of STF! The first video (actually included on this DVD!) showed the first BMX footage I'd seen from South Africa and The Sequel brings more of that. Because of the mixing of footage it's a bit vague what spots are in South Africa, England and the USA but it sure has some original spots and riding.
With riding progressing so quick and some of the footage being a few years old, The Sequel is not bringing you the latest in trickaroonies. It
SINZ Pro Wheels
Are you ready to look cool and stand out of the crowd at the BMX races? Well, with the hot look of the new SINZ Pro Wheel set, you can do just that.
The 1.75 width, lightweight, double wall SINZ rims are built up with black bladed spokes and up front they have 32 spokes in a 3 cross lace pattern to keep the weight down, while the back has 36 spokes in a 3 cross lace pattern to keep the power going to the ground.
Congratulations to Ryan Fudger on that wicked covershot of Morgan Wade doing a 360 transfer the new skool way. The June 05 issue is packed with stuff. People are warming up after the winter sleep. The UpFront section is getting bigger with news and little stories from all over the place. If you want to know what's going on in BMX you should not forget to read the Fine Print column. Mark Owen is the employee of the month and gets to park his car at the front door all month. Dave Brumlow is filling you in on the Brevard County scene. PerspectivesBMX is the web page of the month and DMC is answering questions in the Pro Q+A article. Woodward's Lot-8 gets reviewed and Freimuth gets the Now and Then page which has him shown in full HARO gear. Everyone should be stoked if they had Ben Snowden's backyard. Not sure about Matt Beringer's bike though. The buyer's guide reviews 5 stems and the magazine continues with One Senseless roadtrip. It's summer in Oz and the Macneil team made a trip with Jeff Z. on board. Focus, you need to FockUs! 13 sweet pics should have you covered.
It was indeed April (1st?) 1980 when this BMX Less! advertisement showed up in BMX PLUS! magazine. Gene Simmons of Kiss on a Redline somehow kept his tongue inside during this photoshoot.
Cover headlines were:
"$ 150.00 foolish buy"
"We're only in it for the money"
"All the news that fits, we print"
"Jenson beats Stu in match race"
It's time for an Ozzy version Adam!
The 1980 April issue of Bicycle Motocross Action has Tinker Juarez on the cover. If you have heard that Tinker name in the last few years you probably follow the mountain bike scene. Tinker currently rides Marathon MTB rides (unless they steal his bike holding him at gunpoint) and used to be USA's hope in MTB cross country races riding for Cannondale for a long time.
As you can see, Tinker got his skills from racing BMX (Mongoose pro) and riding his motomag at the skateparks. Tinker was quoted in this issue as:
"The master of Vertical Surface; the Absolute Ruler of the Concrete Bowl; the King of the Skateparks."
SNAFU CONRAD seatpost clamp
When you're trying to save weight on your bike every little bit helps. Throw away your current seatpost clamp if it weighs more than 32 grams. It probably does.
-Extruded and CNC-machined aluminum construction
-Replaceable Allen bolt and hex nut hardware
Oakley is well known in the optical market but it all started with BMX grips over 25 years ago. This 1980 advertisement shows the pattern of the Oakley original grip that came in yellow, red, blue and black. The rubber Cam shaped grip had round suction cups and a single line of round indentations. The Oakley II grip had the same pattern but was all the way round.
Soon enough Oakley stepped into the goggle market and also had a goggle mask that looked pretty weird but the pros used them so it was cool.
The sunglasses followed later on with The Duke of Oakley and Phil Anderson promoting the hell out of them.