November 15, 2006 -4Down Distribution is proud to announce the addition of four successful brands to its growing range of BMX goods. Effective as of January 1, 2007, 4Down Distribution will be responsible for the exclusive U.K. distribution of S&M Bikes, Fit Bike Co., Metal Bikes and Revenge Industries. The four brands, housed under the S&M Bikes flag in Santa Ana, California, offer a wide range of products, from high-end U.S. made frames, forks and handlebars (S&M, Fit, Metal), to a full line of complete bikes (Fit), to high-end components (Revenge Industries).
Alansbmx.com are pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with Madison for the 2007 BMX race season for their brands Shimano, Thor and Giro. Shimano through Madison will be supplying the all-new DXR groupsets to the BCF’s number one team for 2007. The Team riders will be running full DXR groupsets on their machines which comprise hubs, brakes and cranks. A display bike will be present at all BCF National BMX events showcasing the SHIMANO DXR range. To reflect this partnership the team will be known as ALANS/SHIMANO DXR.
Dimitri Ivanov jumps a no-hander for Soul BMX Experience's special product issue that is out now. Hors Serie Matos # 6 has an extra report on the latest Backyard jam in Sheffield, England and the UCI BMX supercross of Frejus in racing. A couple of product tests as well like flatland complete bikes and the Eastern Dragon frame.
Also find a double sided poster included. On one side it has BMX supercross with Mike Day and the other side features Mirraco's Nigel Sylvester in London.
Those who want to subscribe before Christmas have a chance to win a Koxx bike, an Eastern frame or a TryAll full face helmet. For all info on that you will need to pick up a copy of Soul at the newsstand. Somewhere in France is your best chance.
Yo dude's I shot 4 Monster Energy's website tha other day, we shot a lifestyle piece on my house, my baby, ESPN Action Sports where I brought a quest N2 tha show, Prodical Sunn from tha Wu-Tang Hip-Hop group, Santa Monica Skatepark & my "yard". Oh yeah If U know of anybody N tha action sports/music/DJ's/Mc's/Punk Rock/Hip-Hop world tha would like 2 B a quest on my show let me know 4Shore!
This Saturday the Ramp Rats Fall Classic is on the program. Mike Krnaich and his crew are inviting riders from Groms (beginners) to Super Groms (2 age groups) to Almost pros to REAL pros. The comp starts at noon with the Groms and the pros start at 6:30pm. Nor Cal Ramp Rats is located at 1004 Lakeville St. at highway 101, Petaluma, California.
Phone number for all your questions is: 707-766-7267.
Transworld Media made the decision to suspend publication of BMX Business News with the December issue. As the BMX industry has consolidated, the ad support has slowed for BBN. The BMX industry and Transworld are better served by reinvesting these resources in the continued multi-media expansion of the largest and strongest brand in the sport, RIDE BMX, and RideBMX.com.
Transworld Media are currently soliciting industry opinions and ideas to find additional ways we can serve the business side of the BMX industry for 2007. - Bill Dies.
A reaction from BBN's James Ayres: "Last Friday the plug was pulled on the title. As of our November/December issue (which should be out any day now), BBN will cease to exist, as will my job. I really feel like we had a good thing going...
Name: Matt Pingel Age: 36 Hometown: Bayreuth, Germany
Who is Matt Pingel? Matt: The whole story, Bart? Hmmm. These days it's a guy who still tries to be creative in all kinds of live. Be it job or photography, building bikes and parts or writing.
You were a strong part of the 'zine - scene in the eighties - nineties was that a right fit for you? Matt: Most definitely. Zines, the xerox art, that whole era definitely had a foundation of my today's lifestyle. It was a time when no computers existed, the bmx scene fell apart, because the only medium, " Freestylin " magazine, faded away, Spike Jonze, a strong force behind it became a video artist. Andy Jenkins went into the Skateboarding biz, so the main people that made the worldwide Freestyle newspaper were gone.
Freedom is on the way up. Bigger pages, bigger photos and with 84 pages it's thick too. With the La Finca Spring 2007 catalog inside it's even thicker but we don't count that. I hope Benny Paulsen is on a photo contingency program somewhere as he gets the cover and a full page in the Contents section. Let's run through issue # 72 with you here. First it's the news section with a very unhappy Peter Fastinetti who can't fit the new sized Freedom mags in his mag holders because of the new size. That's a problem indeed for all those who like to save and collect their magazines. Video reviews on page 14-15. Brake tips on page 20-21 to answer all those questions at once. Some features: 6-page Sergei Geier interview. Chilling in Greece with Team Eastpak. Rastasafari in Germany. Chalga Putki Tour. All good shit. Gallery 72 has amazing pics of Benny Kopp, Michael Steingraeber, Pete Brandt, Corey Martinez, Alejandro Caro and Kevin Kalkhoff. They must all be stoked.
The weather is becoming shittier and shittier around this time of the year. At least here in The Netherlands. It´s the time of the year. The new FATBMX Poll asks you what you do when it´s raining cats and dogs outside. Do I: Sleep in, go to the indoor park, visit the local BMX shop, edit a video or do you work on your (myspace) website a bit? The right column is where you can vote. Last FATBMX poll results look like this:
Who should be allowed in the skateparks? BMX: 1202 votes Skateboards: 506 votes Inline skates: 337 votes Mountain bikes: 313 votes Mini motocross bikes: 198 votes Other: 163 votes