Belgium's Elke Vanhoof is an Athlete at the Belgian Defence and part of the Belgian team. After an injury plagued 2017, bad luck happened again at Papendal last weekend when she broke her collarbone in an unfortunate crash. Elke's bike of choice is the Pure V5 XL, a bike that will be waiting for her when it's time to get back to the grind. We checked in with Elke to see what parts she runs that makes her so fast.
Name: Elke Vanhoof Sponsors: gear2win - oakley Optiek van Gorp - Polar - Calculated nutrision - Energy lab - Watt bike - QNT nutrition - Upgrade Mechanic: Brad Greenwood Gear2win BMX Shop
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Elke Vanhoof: From the beginning of the season.
Do you experiment much with geometry/size of your frame, stem, bars? Elke Vanhoof: We did a bit of experimenting. But in the season it's better to keep the same stuff.
Tore got the very first Speedco XXXL and is liking it very much. BMX Athletes have been looking for longer frames so an XXXL isn't even weird. But when there's a need for more room up front, it's easier said than done when it comes down to carbon frames. These molds don't come cheap and how big is the market for them? Anyway, no complaints from Navrestad's side, he's got one.
When you are in the position of being the current Olympic BMX Champion your sponsors will do anything to please you. When asked to do a bike check, Mariana Pajon returned with photos of two different bikes and she actually uses both of them. But what does she ride? Curious? We've got the parts list.
Name: Mike Gray Currently residing: Newmarket, Ontario. Canada. Small town north of Toronto. Age: 25 Sponsors: Haro BMX, Premium Products, Vans Shoes, Space Brace, Sensus Grips, Joyride 150 Years riding BMX: 10+ Winter hobbies: Lake surfing
-Frame: Haro CK frame 20.75 white -Forks: Haro Lineage forks -Stem: Haro Lineage top load stem