Hiroya Morizaki just started a new bike brand, Crown. He introduces the new sample that just arrived: "The first frame is based on Delta, which I used to design for Quamen Bikes, a California-based BMX frame company back in 2005, and improved the design suitable for the modern flatland needs." Hiro continues:"The fork is initially designed for the Garuda frame of Aresbikes but pursing as small a clearance as possible and shortens the length of the fork for the best possible usability at doing various types of tricks, front and back tricks, rolling, and spinning." Every detail of geometries results from numerous tries and errors over two years. Hiro will keep testing until the release, although the production schedule is still up in the air due to the COVID situation. Stay tuned!
We’re really excited to be able to announce the FISE World Series Montpellier 2022 dates, 25–29 May, when we can all get together again and celebrate FISE’s 25th anniversary. So mark your calendar and clear your diary!
Why attend? Here are just 4 of the reasons: 1. FISE Montpellier is the biggest action sports festival in the world and this is its 25th anniversary so it will be bigger and better than ever. Hundreds of thousands of fans who all share common passions and values come together for 5 days.
It might have been delayed by a year, but Tokyo 2020 was worth the wait for Swiss Freestyle BMX star Nikita Ducarroz who took a stunning bronze medal. She followed that up by taking the European Championship title in Moscow in November and now finishes the year with RASOULUTION, her new management. Signing with the Munich based sports marketing agency, which has a long history in managing cyclists, was a logical step for North Carolina based Nikita, who has followed the agency and its riders for some time.
About joining the agency, Nikita said: “I’m so stoked to join RASOULUTION for 2022 and beyond! I’ve been following them for many years so it’s very exciting that this amazing crew now has my back.
It's here! The 2022 USABMX Freestyle Amateur National Championship schedule is confirmed. For 2022, we've added two events, both being new locations in Longview Texas and Newberg Oregon. We're pretty happy about this schedule and are looking forward to getting it all started on January 28th in Tucson. Please note, we will be adding 5 digital competitions to the schedule in the next few days. Like in 2021, not all scores will count towards the overall National Age Group Ranking. More on this soon. We were excited about confirming the National schedule and wanted to get this to everyone asap so travel arrangements could be made.
In cleveland Ohio, a young boy named Huck Kurinsky has been able to break the world record, for being the youngest person ever to do a backflip with a BMX bike. Huck has been riding bikes since he was just three-years old, meaning his fearless nature was very much instilled within him. It is believed that the pandemic is what fuelled the courage to practice in solitary practice continuously, due to many schools switching to remote practice, to accommodate the pandemic. Many now say that Huck will be the next prodigy in the sport, amongst all the other names that have made history within the decades to pass. If you are personally looking to support fellow BMX sports champions, make sure to consider placing sports bets, as it provides a great opportunity of making returns from the support you have within the field of BMX.
Huck has managed to take his hobby very seriously thus far, making sure to enter into every competition he can get his hands on. Additionally, Huck got the chance to train with professionals, under a scholarship known as the X Games Summer Camp, hosted within Pennsylvania. All of the tutoring, practice and guidance lead him to participate within the US National Competition, hosted within California. It was in that competition that he wowed the crowd and viewers with a complete backflip, at just 6-years old!
It takes an “Off The Wall” mindset and a lot of confidence to pull off the tricks that make Dan Lacey one of the most respected riders in BMX, but it also takes the proper support. The Dan Lacey Slip-On BMX is equipped with Vans trusted Wafflecup™ BMX construction to deliver maximum support, with a focus on increased pedalfeel and durability. A best-in-class PopCush™ drop-in footbed snaps back and won’t pack, offering a full heel cradle and increased arch support. DURACAP™ provides reinforced underlays in high-wear areas to prolong the life of the shoe.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with one of the most established street riders in BMX, Dan Lacey, on the Slip-On BMX, influenced by his unrelenting, all-or-nothing approach and his lifelong experiences calling the UK home.
Residing in Hastings, UK, Dan has a distinguished and refined style that is both heavy and progressive, honed from growing up immersed in a strong BMX scene and a commitment to perfection—all of which makes his execution of the biggest tricks look effortless. For Dan’s take on the Slip-On BMX, Vans designed a shoe that matches his riding, with next level pedalfeel, support and durability. Style is everything when it comes to Dan’s approach, which is reflected in a muted color palette and an elevated two-tone suede upper with meaningful detailing.
Dan’s signature Slip-On features a timeless design in asphalt and pewter, with a crown emblem
It’s been a decade since Vans and CULT linked up for the first time, and in celebration of all the clips, collaborations, road trips, riding, sneakers and shirts since then, the two have come together for a sixth collection that’s dubbed “Never Fade” and centered around new takes on the Old Skool BMX and Slip-On BMX, both equipped with Vans’ Wafflecup BMX construction. The Old Skool BMX supplies a monochromatic upper constructed of sturdy black suede and embellished with a special branded tongue tag. The Slip-On BMX features tonal, patterned CULT iconography and a two-tone build that uses both black suede and light canvas. Text graphics appear on the midsole of the Old Skool BMX and the insoles of the Slip-On BMX, the latter of which also repurposes the aforementioned CULT pattern for even more detail. Both round their look off with debossed CULT branding on the heel.
Designed for wet, cold and frosty weather - the new etnies winterized collection that launches today features insulated and water-resistant uppers, outsole treads to keep feet warm and dry plus the best available rubbers to provide plenty of traction in icy conditions. The Winterized Collection includes these four flawless and fully-functional styles – the Jameson HTW (Jeremy Jones), Sultan SCW, Jefferson MTW and the Foreland.
From the cold city streets to exploring in the mountains, the etnies Winterized Collection is ready for rain, sleet or snow anywhere and upgrades the brand’s skate-influenced and casual styles to provide the
Vans BMX is proud to unveil its latest three-part film series, Live Fast, highlighting Vans team riders Corey Walsh, Trey Jones, Jason Watts, Dennis Enarson and Gary Young, as well as Kris Fox and Matt Cordova from Fast and Loose BMX. The film takes its cues from life on the road, visiting a slew of backyard pools and bowls frequented by skaters, but seldomly seen in BMX clips.
Vans BMX partnered with renowned filmer and editor Chris Gregson to capture the free spirit of the tightknit crew in this latest compilation as they search out the best bowls, backyard pools and rideable terrain while visiting legendary spots like Ohio’s Skatopia. Live Fast marks some of the first times BMXers were granted access to film in these locations.
“I think the BMX community will be shocked by all the spots they got to ride, but skaters will be able to
The Union Cycliste Internationale is pleased to announce that is has awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City label to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), which becomes the first city in the Middle East and Asia to receive the distinction. This brings to 20 the number of cities and regions worldwide that have been awarded this label for their commitment to hosting international cycling events, promoting the sport across the community, and developing cycling infrastructure and programmes that support the UCI’s cycling for all strategy.