It was one of the toughest one to achieve, but here it is, finally, the latest issue of Soul Story, #87, with an unpredictable cover made in an abandoned train facility featuring young Gun Jeremy Granieri, by urban explorer Guillaume Ducreux. Here is the main content:
Issue Won #1 is born. The South-African scene now has a BMX magazine that will keep everyone closer together and up to date on everything BMX. It's a free South African Magazine/Zine brought to you by BMX Direct, Monster Energy and Fox S.A. Here's the content list of issue WON:
“The Durban Edition” – Exclusive: Hot Ditch’s with Colin, Kevin and Maxime Charveron.
Genius Grip Clamps are designed to compliment the Genius brake lever while boosting grip clamping power. They match the lever’s clamp and fit on the inside of a left-side ODI grip, replacing ODI’s standard clamp. This way your handlebars have a balanced and consistent look from left to right.
Available for the left side only in black with laser-etched graphics and a titanium bolt.
Lined with 14K gold plating that covers everything from the handle bars to the pegs comes this 14K Gold BMX Necklace. Each pendant replicates the sporty details of these performance bikes, showcasing the fine details along the grooves of the tires to the sharp accents of the handle bars. And when paired with a 30", 4mm rope chain, this bike provides a hip hop twist to match with your urban lifestyle.
We're not even halfway 2015 and new 2016 gear pops up. The FOX crew is ahead of their game and introduces a new gear set that was designed with the riders in mind. Which BMX team will pick up the 2016 FLEXAIR gear first?
The Jersey: -Lightweight The FLEXAIR jersey is the lightest motocross jersey Fox has ever created, with a size Large weighing in at only 6 ounces. That is 25% lighter than a standard jersey.
-Stretch With a 4% Lycra blend, the FLEXAIR jersey stretches with rider
Just before the weekend the new issue of BMX Plus! drops in the mail. The weather this weekend isn't looking too good so this might come in handy. But where do we start? With the UCI BMX SX World Cup race report from Manchester? Or the HARO SD V2 test report? We used to go straight to the news section of the magazine but the internet has taken over that part. Did you know Sam Willoughby's B-day is when he is in Sweden for the World Cup in August? We just found out because it's in BMX Plus! There's also a new page where you can even get a photo in BMX PLUS! Follow them on Instagram @bmxplusmag and add the hashtag #bmxplusmailbag in your photo and you've got the chance to show up in the print version. Dillon Leeper gets put on the spot, DeGroot has his two pages and reports about Trey Jones' backyard. Alex Rabal shows five tricks to do on the Subrosa rail. Woodward West hosted an Open Am comp and Ryan Guettler takes care of the report. Have you ever put a press-fit BB in your frame? Unless you're a racer, you probably haven't.
HARO BMX has THREE Pro frames out. One for Dennis Enarson, one for Matthias Dandois and the Lineage for DMC! It’s been a long time since the Mirra and Nyquist Pro models!
Dennis Enarson: SDv2
The Dennis Enarson SDv2 is available now. Some people call it an SDv3, but in all honesty, we created Dennis’ SDv1, made some improvements and the SDv2 was born. Now for 2015 Dennis just wanted to freshen up the colors and we redesigned the sticker kit. Why change the frame if Dennis is totally comfortable on it and it’s holding up just fine for all the abuse Dennis puts on it?
Full 4130 chromoly with an integrated head tube, mid BB shell, integrated seat post clamp and fully removable brake mounts, double-butted top and down tubes.