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30/12 Alienation BSX – T-shirt riders, entry form and trophies

by bmxultra.com

It’s less than three weeks now until the Alienation BSX, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

T-shirt orders

As per every BSX we will have $15 t-shirts available at the event but in limited numbers only. If you want to ensure you get your hands on one you can email webmaster@bmxultra.com and pre order a t-shirt in your size. Hoodies are also available for $30. Don’t forget to send all your details including your name, contact number and size or sizes.

Entry form

If you have been looking for the entry form for BSX chances are you haven’t found it, we don’t normally release it until 2 weeks before the event, so keep an eye out, it’s not too far away. We take entries on the day, so don’t stress. What we do need to do however is get an indication of the number of riders who will attend BSX, so if you are planning on coming along please email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know your name, class, and the state you are from. We’ll update the rider lists which is already growing at a rapid pace. Click here to check out the current list. In case you were wondering it costs $30 to race the event and that includes the 2 hours of free riding/practice before the event. You must pay the entry fee to ride the track. The $30 goes to the prize pool of the class you enter. We’d like to see a lot more riders get along to the event, especially female riders, so if the appeal of both BMX Press and XBR magazines covering the event isn’t enough we might have to think up some other incentives, keep your eyes out for that.

Trophies

BSX has been running for four years so far, the Alienation BSX will be the fifth running of the event, and while riders and the BMX community are still supporting the event we’ll keep it running. We thought we’d add a new element to the event this time around and we now have two new trophies. One for the Pro men and one for the Pro women, some of you might remember that we started off with a trophy for the 30 & Over class in 2009. There will be an additional trophy to recognise the little guys who enter the event to race against their heros and have a bit of fun. The two fastest riders that are under the age of 14 that enter the Pro Men’s or Pro Women’s class will go head to head to have their name etched in the trophy and maybe a couple of other goodies.

Riding session Sunday 3 January

There are still a couple of soft spots on the track along the tops of corners which we think is a good excuse for a riding session this coming Sunday 3 January. If you have time for a drive up to the Kinglake area email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming, we’ll be kicking off at about 10am.

More riding sessions to be announced soon.

BSX2009 DVDs

The BSX2009 DVD is loaded with over 40 minutes of BSX action along with a rockin’ all Australian Poison City Records soundtrack. They are available for $20+ postage. Email webmaster@bmxultra.com for payment details. A great Christmas gift for any BMX fan.

Posters

We are proud to annouce that Alienation will be the BSX2010 naming rights partners. There will be over three thousand dollars in Alienation products only available at the Alienation BSX in January. You have to be there to score the goodies, so mark your diaries and parents should submit their leave forms the fifth running of the BSX is going to be a whole lot of fun.bsx2010_thumb

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 has partnership packages available, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products/services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

BMX Australia (www.bmaustralia.com.au)

Silver Partners

ECI (www.eciimports.com)

Bronze Partner

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

SE Bikes

Alpine Timber Windows & Doors

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

24/12 Happy holidays

by Shane Jenkins/bmxultra.com

Well, it’s Christmas tomorrow, so we’ll take a short break from updates just for the weekend.

On behalf of the team I’d like to wish all our partners and readers have a happy holiday season.

24/12 Room Rates as low as $39 for Silver Dollar Nationals

ABA press release

The ABA will begin the 2010 National Season January 8-10, in Reno, Nevada

Randy Stumpfhauser, Dominique Daniels, Kenth Fallen, Danny Caluag, and others will race to defend their titles at the 2010 ABA Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada.  The current North American points leaders in the UCI standings will all be eyeing Reno, Nevada, as the first stop after the holidays to gain those valuable UCI points.

The weekend festivities will begin with the Friday, January 8, Pre-Race at 6:00 p.m.  Pre-Registration is accepted at ababmx.com through 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, at a discounted rate.  On-site registration will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 8.  Practice will follow the “A” schedule which can be found online at http://www.ababmx.com/scheduleP.php?sch=A.

Saturday morning will begin with a second practice session and the presentation of the 2009 National awards at 7:30 a.m.  The awards schedule can be found at http://www.ababmx.com/member/3/images/09ads/10_silver.pdf.  Racing on Saturday will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Sunday morning the gates will open at 7:00 a.m. and racing will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The ABA has partnered with two great hotels for the Silver Dollar Nationals.  Cutoff dates for reservations are rapidly approaching, so please take advantage of these great offers now!

HOST HOTEL

Silver Legacy Casino

407 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501

Phone: 1-800-687-8733 / Book online at www.silverlegacy.com

To receive the ABA Discount mention group code of ABABMX

Room Rates: Thursday and Sunday $39.00 / Friday and Saturday $69.00

Reservations must be made by 1/4/10

Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

2500 E. Second Street, Reno NV 89512

Phone: 1-800-648-5080 / www.grandsierraresort.com

Group code-TSDOL – ABA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals

Room Rates: Thursday and Sunday $49.00 / Friday and Saturday $59.00

Reservations must be made by 12/28/09

PRE-SIGN & SAVE! Pre-sign online, by phone, fax or mail.

Pre-signs close the Wednesday before each national race.

24/12 NBL partners with TenSpeeds Production Inc. to develop new BMX management system

NBL press release

A new RFID timing system will be tested during practice at the Christmas Classic.

HILLIARD, OH — The National Bicycle League and Columbus-based TenSpeeds Production, Inc. announced today that they have executed a Letter of Intent to develop an automated registration and timing system for future NBL National and Regional events. The RFID timing system will be tested during practice for the President’s Cup and Christmas Classic on December 26th.

TenSpeeds’ 3S1 BMX Management system is a completely integrated race management system, combining registration, race management, photo finish, and results into one package. The 3S1 BMX Management System is the first and only system to use both RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and video to automatically track each racer and instantly give complete and accurate results.

To find out more information about the Christmas Classic, including schedules and times, visit the NBL website at www.nbl.org.

The NBL Christmas Classic is proudly sponsored by Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), and THE Products (www.the-industries.com).

About TenSpeeds Production, Inc.

TenSpeeds Production, headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, is the nation’s premier event services company, supplying stages, sound systems, crowd control fence and finish line equipment to events around the country. More information on TenSpeeds Production can be found at www.tenspeeds.com. To contact TenSpeeds Production, please email J. Baumeister at:  j@tenspeeds.com

24/12 NBL reduces track insurance fees

NBL press release

Previously announced 2010 fee increases rescinded.

HILLIARD, OH — CEO, Gary Aragon announced today that the NBL will reduce the previously announced increase on insurance fees for the 2010 season. The NBL recently renegotiated the terms of its insurance coverage and is passing along the savings to its member tracks. The insurance fee increases previously set to take effect on January 1, 2010 have been revoked so tracks can continue operating under current guidelines.

After completing the negotiations, NBL CEO Gary Aragon said, “The Board of Directors has tasked me with addressing issues of concern to our membership and track operators, and without question, this has been a top priority issue. I am very pleased that we can make this announcement at this time.”

NBL Treasurer, Jerry Patterson added, “It has been a long and very difficult process in getting to the bottom of the insurance rates and fees this past year. Since bringing in a new CEO to review all the expenses it has been a breath of fresh air to have someone that understands the need for review and negotiations. It is with great pleasure and in conjunction with Gary that a decision has been made to revert back to the previous rates to which all tracks have been accustomed. The finance committee never lost its commitment to deliver what was best for the riders, tracks, and the sport.”

The fee structure for 2010 will be as follows:

-Insurance Fees – Practice: $1 per rider up to $20, Local Races: $1 per rider ($20 min, $75 max), State Qualifiers: $1 per rider ($20 min, $150 max), State Championships: $150

23/12 Red Bull ‘Under My Wings’  Training Camp Dec 18th – 20th.

BMXMAD press release (By Bodi Turner)

It all started Thursday night. Dad and I arrived at Sydney airport to join with many others that had been invited to attend this awesome weekend. We were picked up by the Under My Wing Red Bull Vans driven by Olly and Eddi. They drove us to a motel called the Overlander.  We then met the other riders and Luke Madill and Cara. They then explained what was going on that night and Friday morning.

bodi_turner_redbullWe woke up Friday morning at 7:00 to board the Eddi van at 8:00. We met up with the girls at Luke’s house. Luke’s house was amazing. We could see the 4 story high start hill from the road. We were given breakfast there. Sadly it was raining Friday so we couldn’t ride the track though we were able to complete all the inside activities. They spoke to us about sport psychology and marketing. We then did a few activities. That night we had a BBQ and went back to the motel to sleep.

Saturday was again another 8:00 morning. We were driven to Luke’s again in the Eddi van and had breakfast at Luke’s. Saturday was sunny and hot, though we weren’t going to ride the track just yet in case it was still really wet. Instead we went out and did gates and sprints on the asphalt. We had lunch then hit the track. The track is amazing!  The start gate was huge though Luke had built a slightly smaller one for the weekend.

We were given four laps and then told to do a time trial. I just about went over the gate but I managed to come through for a second with Jake Lowe taking the lead. Practice was awesome and we learnt alot in such short time.

Sunday was the big day!  People from all over Australia came to race. Many Red Bull staff were there helping out and of course the usual event and staging officials. We were split into ages based on the champbikx system. I was riding in the 16 yr boys.  I won 2 moto’s and Jake Lowe got me in the other. I made semi finals with Jack Buchorn, Steven Gedye and Aiden Vahtrick.  I won the race putting me in an age final with Jake Lowe, Morgan peen and Daniel Willis. I got an amazing gate and lead the whole way! After the age final Luke put me, Jack Buchorn and Aaron Nottle together for an ultimate under my wing Champion final. (Jack and Aaron won their age races) again I got a really good gate and snapped out in front. I was winning all the way and won the race!  I was awarded with the best looking trophy ever!

The weekend was the best ever and I learnt a lot on the camp. If I had the opportunity to do this again I would definitely say yes. And for anyone out there who is invited to this event again I would recommend you definately say yes! Red Bull really had it well organize and Luke Madill would have to be the best rider out there to hold an event like that. He gives advice whenever you need it and trust me the camp will not disappoint you!

Bodi Turner 1st 16 boys & 1st  Red Bull Boys Champion

Thanks heaps Luke and his family and Red Bull for a great experience!

Bodi.  #47

22/12 ABA BMX Grands on VERSUS Network!

ABA press release

Gilbert, Arizona
Be sure to catch all the ABA Grands action on VERSUS December 22nd, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 pm EST. Feel all the drama of the ABA BMX National #1 Titles chases and the pressure that comes with it! This hour long show will show the ABA Overall National #1 Title chases and the riders that were involved with the quest for “THE CUP”. See Randy Stumpfhauser battle Kyle Bennett and Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs to win his first ever ABA #1 PRO tile, and on the same note become the oldest AA PRO to ever do so. Watch Dominique Daniels battle Alise “The Beast” Post  to win Back-to-Back Woman PRO titles. Plus see all the heated Amateur race action in the amateur boys and girls title chases and see how they came out on top! This will be an exciting show for sure!!! One you don’t want to miss!!!

The ABA Grands show will also re-air on February 3rd, 2010 from 5:30 to 6:30 EST so if you missed the first airing, or forgot to set your DVR there’s still a chance to catch all the action packed footage. ABA BMX will begin filming all the exciting 2010 race series action at the Silver Dollar Nationals starting January of 2010 in Reno, NV.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and ears open for the 2010 air dates on VERSUSreal soon!

About the American Bicycle Association

ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903 X-144.

22/12 Last minute Christmas gift: bmxultra.com T-shirt

bmxultra.com/Phirebird press release

bmxultra.com and Phirebird have teamed up to produce one of the coolest T-shirts in BMX to date. This T-shirt is a must have for BMX fans, and a great gift for under the Christmas tree.

The bmxultra.com T-shirts have been selling like hot cakes and half of them have been leaving Australian shores. If you want one of these strictly limited t-shirts you had better be quick before they are all gone.

The bmxultra.com T-shirts have been printed and designed by Phirebird Design Co. “Bringing style back into BMX” and sold exclusively through Shoppe79seventy which is an online shoppe for Racers, BMX fans or hoarders that just can’t help themselves.

Each month a new BMX Design will be released on Shoppe79seventy for delivery to your door with more cool products coming soon.

Shoppe79seventy use only PayPal to guarantee the most secure online purchase for their customers…

bmxultra.com began in 1996 and keeps the racing community up to date with the latest BMX news, product reviews and a whole lot more. It also hosts the BSX, a one-on-one race/charity event, every year. bmxultra.com also hosts Australia’s most active online BMX forum with more than 1,100 active members.

The price is $25.95 + $7.00 FREIGHT (Australia Wide). That’s only $32.95 delivered to your door! That’s if you only buy one T! The more you buy the better it works out!

Support those who support BMX and better still $5.00 from every T-shirt goes to the  Royal Children’s Hospital.

The t-shirts are available now and only from Shoppe79seventy.com.

bmxultra-phirebird-t-shirt

21/12 BSX2010 – Cadel Evans and Jamie Hales support BSX

by bmxultra.com

cadel_evans_200912BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

It was a busy weekend for us here at bmxultra.com.

On Saturday we caught up with 80’s BMX Pro racing legend, Jamie Hales, who was a participant at the first ever BSX. He’s signed three BSX2009 DVD’s that will be available only at BSX2010. If you want to get your hands on those either make the journey to Kinglake on Jan 18 yourself or send a proxy.

Sunday was just as exciting, our neighbour has known Cadel Evans‘ family for a long time and organised a signed 2009 Silence Lotto Cycling Jersey (from his old team) to be auctioned at BSX. Not only that but Cadel had organised a remembrance ride through the bushfire affected areas that stopped off in Kinglake at about lunchtime so we got to meet him, he’s offered to find a few more things to help raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. A very generous gesture from the 2009 UCI World Champion road cyclist.

After that it was back at the track for a bit of a ride session. We put Cam Murray to work on the whipper snipper while everyone else enjoyed the riding. Thanks Cam. We set up the starting gate to put it to the test, it’s been set up in the shed for all of winter and was running like a dream so a few guys got their gate on and dialed the track in.

Riding session Sunday 27 December

There are still a couple of soft spots on the track along the tops of corners which we think is a good excuse for a riding session this coming Sunday 27 December. If you have time for a drive up to the Kinglake area email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming, we’ll be kicking off at about 10am.

More riding sessions to be announced soon.

BSX2009 DVDs

The BSX2009 DVD is loaded with over 40 minutes of BSX action along with a rockin’ all Australian Poison City Records soundtrack. They are available for $20+ postage. Email webmaster@bmxultra.com for payment details. A great Christmas gift for any BMX fan.

Posters

We are proud to annouce that Alienation will be the BSX2010 naming rights partners. There will be over three thousand dollars in Alienation products only available at the Alienation BSX in January. You have to be there to score the goodies, so mark your diaries and parents should submit their leave forms the fifth running of the BSX is going to be a whole lot of fun.bsx2010_thumb

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 has partnership packages available, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products/services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

BMX Australia (www.bmaustralia.com.au)

Silver Partners

ECI (www.eciimports.com)

Bronze Partner

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

SE Bikes

Alpine Timber Windows & Doors

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

21/12 HRVfitness DVD

hrvfitness_training_dvdHRVfitness press release

Just in time for Christmas!

HRVfitness skill development DVD.

This DVD is designed to improve all aspects of your BMX racing.

Everything from gates starts to jumping, this is definitely the must have training DVD for all BMXers

Only $24.95 + $5 postage

Order now from www.hrvfitness.com

19/12 Shepparton’s new BMX Track

 by bike media

World Cup Supercross winner, Sam Willoughby from South Australia , christened Australia’s biggest BMX track yesterday in Shepparton, central Victoria. The 18 year old rode on the country’s first international track built by the Olympic track builder, Tom Ritzenthauler from the USA. Willoughby was impressed to see the transformations done with a massive 12,000 cubic metres of dirt changed into a 375 metre track which includes two technical pro straights for the elite.

“I liked the long first straight and the start hill reminded me a lot of China (World Championships 2008),” said Willoughby. “I like the long first straight  that you can peddle over. Really like the look of the third straight, there wasn’t a rolling option. Tom’s  done a great elite rhythm section. It’s like taking the dirt jumping aspect. It won’t be the fastest that will win on that one.”

Ritzenthauler and crew built the Shepparton track in just ten day and he agrees that Australia is ready for this standard of track.

“Australia has some top BMX riders like Sam and this track will lift the  standard,” he said. “It will benefit the area. I think it will be  a great location for teams to practice on,” said Ritzenthauler. “We used a bit of China’s worlds and a bit of Adelaide’s worlds. The turns are the same as I had in Beijing. It’s got little bits of everything. I never build the same track twice.”

A keen group of Shepparton’s BMX riders turned up for the first try out. For local rider, 18 year old Shaun Cuthbert, it was a dramatic change.

“We have never experienced jumps like this,” he said. “We will be able to get to World Championships and know we can jump it. This is awesome to get someone like Sam over to check it out. Hopefully he’ll come back to race on it.”

Ritzenthauler praised the local track crew and was also impressed by a bit of help and from Australia’s track builder, Jeff Cartwright. “He’s great. We got to trade some secrets that was fun,” said Ritzenthauler.

The track will host the 2010 National BMX Championships in early May.

For a sneak peek at the new National Championship track in Shepparton – look at the news video on the Herald Sun link below.

http://player.video.news.com.au/heraldsun/#1362238577

Thanks must go to Greater Shepparton City Council including Mark Francis, Tom Ritzenthauler and the local track crew. Big thanks to bmxultra.com’s Chase Collins and all the local riders who made this possible.

19/12 ABA event DVD’s now on sale at GO211.com

GO211 press release

Just in time for holiday shopping, GO211 is giving BMX fans a great chance to relive their favorite races over and over again with exclusive Event DVD’s. These DVD’s make a perfect gift for any BMX racer, family member, or fan. DVD’s range from $10 to $20 and include action from these great 2009 races:

  • ABA Disney Cup
  • ABA Golden State Nationals
  • ABA US Open Nationals

Plus you can purchase DVD’s from the ABA Grands including GO211’s Pro Package DVD which features every Pro Motos, Quarters, Semis, and Main races all for just $20.00. Amateur Motos, Quarters, Semis, and Mains are also for sale.

Visit the ABA BMX Store to check out more great deals on Event DVD’s.

http://www.go211.com/ababmx/store

18/12 New Rhythm BOB Bottom Brackets

Crupi press release

Arcadia, CA………….. just released; new anodized color bottom brackets from Rhythm.

rhythm-bb-groupRhythm “Big Outboard Bearing” bottom brackets are external mount integrated bottom brackets where the bearings mount outside the bottom bracket shell keeping the cartridge bearings bigger which allow them to spin better.  Designed to work with all Rhythm cranks as well as any external bearing type crank set including DXR!  Available with standard cartridge sealed bearings and our new Tiramic bearings!

  • CNC Durable Forged Aluminum Cups
  • Shimano Compatible
  • BSA1.37″x24T for MTB, FR, DH to fit 68/73mm Shell
  • Available colors: Polish, Black, Red, Gold, Blue, white & Green
  • Weight: just 95g (same for either model)

Available now at www.crupibmx.com and soon at better BMX shops.  Sold separately or as an upgrade to the Rhythm crank sets.

17/12 BSX2010 – BMX Australia join the cause & riding session Sunday 20 December

by bmxultra.com

BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

BMX Australia join the cause

BMX Australia are showing their support for BSX2010 by sanctioning the event on the Monday 18th January 2010.
All BMX Australia financial licensed riders will be covered under the regular BMXA riders insurance. It will be the fourth time that BMX Australia have sanctioned the event. We would like to thank them for their ongoing support.

Riding session Sunday 20 December

I have to thank everyone who came along to help with the track and ride on Sunday, the track now looks ready to race. There are a couple of soft spots on the track still along the tops of corners which we think is a good excuse for a riding session this coming Sunday 20 December. We might even break out the starting gate. If you have time for a drive up to the Kinglake area email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming, we’ll be kicking off at about 10am.

More riding sessions to be announced soon.

BSX2009 DVDs

We finally finished off the BSX2009 DVD. The DVD is loaded with over 40 minutes of BSX action along with a rockin’ all Australian Poison City Records soundtrack. They are available for $20+ postage. Email webmaster@bmxultra.com for payment details. A great Christmas gift for any BMX fan.

bsx2010_thumbPosters

We are proud to annouce that Alienation will be the BSX2010 naming rights partners. There will be over three thousand dollars in Alienation products only available at the Alienation BSX in January. You have to be there to score the goodies, so mark your diaries and parents should submit their leave forms the fifth running of the BSX is going to be a whole lot of fun.

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 has partnership packages available, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products/services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

BMX Australia (www.bmaustralia.com.au)

Silver Partners

ECI (www.eciimports.com)

Bronze Partner

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

SE Bikes

Alpine Timber Windows & Doors

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

16/12 Review: GHP Pro XXL 20″ frame

by bmxultra.com

We’ve been reviewing the GHP pro XXL frame and are very impressed with it. Click here to check out the review.

15/12 BSX2010 – riding session Sunday 20 December & new partners

by bmxultra.com

BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

Welcome to new partners Poison City Records and Alpine Timber Windows and Doors.

The BSX wouldn’t be a success if it weren’t for the support of the many generous partners supplying product for raffles and auctions.

Not only does Poison City Records provide CD’s and t-shirts for BSX prizes they also supply music for the DVD’s, and since BSX is a flat pedal only race you can also buy Vans shoes at the store
in Brunswick Street Fitzroy or online at PoisonCityRecords.com.

Alpine Timber Windows & Doors is run by old school BMXer, Paul “Fletch” Fletcher, out of Mansfield. He’s donated a built to measure custom timber flywire door which is valued at $300, and if you were at the Bushfire appeal race at Knox you will know this is going to be a very popular item.

Both Poison City Records and Alpine Timber Windows and Doors have been long time supporters of BSX.

The poster will be updated shortly.

Riding session Sunday 20 December

I have to thank everyone who came along to help with the track and ride on Sunday, the track now looks ready to race. There are a couple of soft spots on the track still along the tops of corners which we think is a good excuse for a riding session this coming Sunday 20 December. We might even break out the starting gate. If you have time for a drive up to the Kinglake area email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming, we’ll be kicking off at about 10am.

More riding sessions to be announced soon.

BSX2009 DVDs

We finally finished off the BSX2009 DVD. The DVD is loaded with over 40 minutes of BSX action along with a rockin’ all Australian Poison City Records soundtrack. They are available for $20+ postage. Email webmaster@bmxultra.com for payment details. A great Christmas gift for any BMX fan.

bsx2010_thumbPosters

We are proud to annouce that Alienation will be the BSX2010 naming rights partners. There will be thousands of dollars in Alienation products only available at the Alienation BSX in January. You have to be there to score the goodies, so mark your diaries and parents should submit their leave forms the fifth running of the BSX is going to be a whole lot of fun.

Track

We have big plans for track changes over the coming months, if you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 we will have partnership packages available soon, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Silver Partners

ECI (www.eciimports.com)

Bronze Partner

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

SE Bikes

Alpine Timber Windows & Doors

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

15/12 Vote Maris Strombergs for Latvian Sports Personality of the Year

FreeAgent press release

Last push this week to vote for Maris Strombergs for Latvian Sports Personality of the Year . Hit the link below and click next to his name then click Balsot , its quick an simple! And you can re vote every 24 hours if you like him!!! Voting closes Dec 22nd! cheers!

http://sports.delfi.lv/news/gada_balva2008/news/balso-par-2009gada-popularako-sportistusportisti.d?id=28171441

14/12 Intense BMX 2010 complete bikes are now available in Australia

Elite Cycle Imports press release

The new 2010 Intense bikes have arrived in Australia! The bikes are on their way to your local Intense Dealer now. Check out all the bikes on http://issuu.com/elitecycleimports/docs/intense_2010sml

13/12 GHP/Flow Distribution Christmas special

GHP/Flow Distribution press release

Everyone at GHP would like to wish the extended BMX family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Hope to see you all well and going fast at Nerang!!!

GHP Bikes and your local GHP dealer are having a Christmas clearance.

For a limited time only, you can by direct from GHP/Flow Distribution a GHP complete 20″ inch Pro Jackal Bike or 24″ Pro Cruiser complete bike in either red or white.

It will cost you $550 plus freight. This is a one-time very limited offer just for Christmas. Order now and get it in time for Christmas…

Enquires and orders can be directed to info@flowdist.com or by calling 02 43844128.

11/12 bmxultra.com team at the Victorian State Championships

bmxultra.com press release

The bmxultra.com team have finished out another year at the Victorian State Championships, hosted by the Eastfield BMX Track in Melbourne’s outter eastern suburbs. Eastfield put in a lot of hard work to make their track the best and fastest that they could for the event and with the weather conditions going from hot, dry and sunny to wet and slippery it held up very well. A job well done by the crew at Eastfield that the track coped with the testing conditions.

Saturday – Cruiser

After a week of nearly solid rain the weather was kind the track was super fast in the race line but a little slippery lower in the corners.

Shane Jenkins (35-39 cruiser) competed at his 27th consecutive Victorian state championships and kept his streak of making the top 8 every year by riding consistantly through the motos and semi, a collision at the bottom of the start hill in the final meant that he had to start again from the rear of the field and make up a whole lot of ground. While Simon Anderson was on his way to his 20th State Championship win Jenkins made his way back through the field to finish in fourth place.

Jamie Bullows (35-39 cruiser) has been off his bike since the world championships in July and was feeling a little rusty. He had a day he would prefer to forget, starting off with a fall in the first round of motos, he came back to a win in his final round, but it wasn’t enough to make the semi. The 2008 Australian Champion was happy to qualify for the national championships and looks forward to better preparation for that event.

Levi Collins (19-24 cruiser) has had a good return to form over the past 12 months since returning to the sport he had some tight racing in the cruiser class and settled for second in his final.

Scooby Guyers (19-24 cruiser) from South Australia made the trip across the border to make a tough cruiser final which included a bunch of AA pro riders. He did well finishing with a sixth place.

Mark Dobson (40-44 cruiser) is a local from the Eastfield track, but even with a home track advantage making a final in a wold class field was going to be a tough job. Mark nearly pulled it off, finishing with a fifth in his semi final.

Sunday – 20″

A big contrast to Saturday. A whole lot of overnight rainfall gave the track a good soaking and it looked very muddy during practice, it started to dry up as the day went on, until the rain started again during the finals. But the track held up well considering.

Chase Collins (18 Boys) clean sweeped his class to take the number 1.

Shane Jenkins (35-39 men) got off to a good start in the main in the wet following Simon Anderson through the first corner until he copped a bump from underneath he managed to keep it upright and held on for a third.

Mark Dobson (40-45 men) was having fun racing around with some tuff wheels on his bike, he admitted to be struggling on the gate with the wheel flexing so much, despite this he did well finishing with a sixth place in the final.

Levi Collins (AA Pro) was riding well in a tough field and was happy to make the semi final with 38 riders in the class.

Scooby Guyers (A Pro), Jamie Bullows (35-39 men) and Adam Carey (AA Pro) had to watch the finals from the sidelines.

The bmxultra.com team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Tioga, Elite Cycle Imports, THE, Profile, Sun Ringle, and Tektro Brakes.

10/12 Supercross BMX is coming to Australia

by Supercross BMX Australia

Supercross BMX is coming to Australia! Forget about the pain of mail order, the highly rated Supercross BMX products will soon be available at a store near you.

Download the 2010 catalog here: supercrossbmx.com/2010SupercrossCatalogweb.pdf

Dealer enquiries email sxaustralia@supercrossbmx.com

 

10/12 HRVfitness and Elite Racer Coaching Clinics are starting 2010 off with a bang!

HRVfitness press release

Starting off in QLD at the brand new Nerang track on the 30th and 31st of December. Then we head to Melbourne for the 2010 Track attack series, Thursday the 14th of Jan at the Park Orchards BMX track.

Then we are off to Lake Macquarie BMX Club on the 13th and 14th of February.

If you haven’t been to an Elite racer clinic then you haven’t trainer with the best!!

For more information and bookings contact Tony: tony@hrvfitness.com

Nerang 30th or 31st of December

Coaches: Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe, Tony HRV Harvey

Park Orchards 14th of January

Coaches Brian Kirkham, Tony HRV Harvey, Tom Siinmaa and the Victorian state team

Lake Macquarie 13th and 14th of February

Coaches: Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe, Tony HRV Harvey

09/12 ABA BMX Grands – Season Finale Ends with a BANG!

ABA press release

The 2009 ABA BMX Grand Nationals was one for the record books. We had all three Olympics medallists in attendance, we had some of the closest ABA National #1 Title races in years, and we had many suprises through the weekend.  ABA really stepped it up this year again. There were tons of excited racers and fans just chomping at the bit to get some laps for the weekend. The 2009 ABA Grands tracks has to be one of the best indoor tracks ever built! The riders were treated to a track that was built by ABA Master Track Builder, Billy Allen and his all-star cast, using more than 7500 cubic yards of dirt, the most ever for an indoor track.  The track featured an enormous starting hill, a spectacular AA-Pro jump section that leaped over the AM section and a thrid straight that split into 3 straights.

Billed as the “Greatest Race on Earth”, the racing absolutely lived up the hype.  The first thing to draw attention, other than the amazing track, was the moto count.  The Grands attracted 470+ motos full of the best riders from around the World.  This year’s moto count far exceeded 2008 and is validation of the hard work of the ABA and ABA Track Operators.  A total of 45 States and 16 countries were represented at this year’s Grand Nationals.

Here is a summary of the 2009 ABA Grand Nationals.

2009 ABA/BMXer Magazine Golden Crank winners:

Ø      Nic Long – Rookie PRO of the year

Ø      Randy Stumpfhauser – PRO of the Year

Ø      Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – Team of the year

Ø      Intense – Bike of the year

NAG 5 Challenge Winners:

FREE AGENTS Conner Fields as bragging rights on the NAG5 Challenge win in 2009, Conner received some Killer JBL Car Audio equipment for his NAG 5 Challenge win. Tyler Schaefer was the HUGE winner on the girls side. Tyler rode and excellent race lead wire to wire. She also scooped up some killer JBL Car Audio equipment for her win!

PRO hole-short awards:

Ø      AA PRO – Kyle Bennett – rennendesign.com sponsored $500

Ø      A PRO – Josh Meyers – HRPdesigns.com sponsored $100

Ø      Ladies PRO – Caroline Buchanan – Claybornbmx.com sponsored $500

Ø      Vet PRO – Kenth Fallen – BMXnews.com sponsored $250

Ø      PRO Cruiser – Danny Caluag – Squared Bikes $250

Thanks to all the great sponsors that helped out with the Friday Night NAG 5/PRO Spectacular:

NAG 5 Challenge Prizes from:

Harman.com

thebmx.com

intensebmx.com

Industrialrideshop.com

Red 7 Ride Shop

J&R Bicycles bikes

Riders PRO shop

ABA BMX Racewear

Special thanks to Dale Holmes and the Free Agent World Team for the Free Agent Pit Bikes for the Pit Bike Challenge!

2009 ABA BMX National Champions:

ABA National #1 PRO – Randy Stumpfhauser – This marks Randy’s 7th ABA National # 1 Cup. But his First in the AA PRO Class. Randy is seasoned PRO that has come close several times. Randy caps off his season with the ABA National #1 Title, $15,000.00 and a JBL Home surround sound system. Hats off to Randy for may be his BIGGEST win of his PRO career!

ABA National #1 PRO Woman – Dominique Daniels – 4 total ABA Cups for Dominique and counting. Dominique wins back-to-back ABA Pro titles proving to the fans here dominanace this season was no fluke. Dominique also won a JBL Home Surround system with the title!

ABA National #1 PRO Cruiser – Danny Caluag – Can you say 3-Paet??? 2009 Marks Danny fourth ABA National #1 Cup and his third in PRO Cruiser titles. Danny has been the man to beat the last 3 of years and this title proves it. Danny C also grabbed a sweet JBL Home Sourround Sound System for his efforts!

ABA National #1 Vet PRO – Kenth Fallen – Back-to-Back for Kenth on his National #1 VET PRO title. Kenth looks to be the man to beat again heading into the 2010 season.  Kenth picked up a nice JBL Home Surround Sound System for all his hard work this season!

ABA National #1 AM – Corbin Sharrah – Tucson, Arizona’s favorite son! The “Tucson Kid” brings home the the ABA National #1 Cup to the Redman Tribe. Corben’s been on the Redman plan since the young age of 9 and has stuck with Team Redamn through thick and thin. Corben caps his earlier season victory at the USAC National Championships, with an ABA National #1 Title proving he’s “THE MAN”. Cobin looks poised and ready for his assault on the PRO ranks, will it happen in 2010? I guess we’ll see in Reno! . Cobin also rocked an awesome JBL Home Surround System for his big win!

ABA National #1 Cruiser – George Goodall – He’s been close before and this year he got the job done. Carrying on with Redline tradition, George brought home the ABA National #1 Cup and secured  his spot on the Redline “Wall of Fame” of title winners. there’s some big names on that list from STU Thomsen to Bubba Harris To John Purse to Jason Carnes. Now George will be edge in history with some of the best riders ever! George also brought home his sweet JBL Home Surround Sound System to Arizona!

ABA National #1 Girl – Jordan Nopens – Another Back-to-Back winner. Jordan was in the hunt all year long and now she is the 2009 ABA National #1 Girl. She grabs her second ABA title and helped the Bike Alley team to their first Bike Shop Team title in 30 years! Jordan grabs herself a JBL Home Surround Sound System to boot!

ABA National #1 Girl Cruiser -Carly Dyar – She just missed the Title last season and came back strong and on a mission for 2009.. She’s been a front-runner all and it all finally paid off for her in this. Carly has been on the ABA circuit for many years and we expect to see her up front for many more. Carly brings home a JBL Home Surround Sound System for her title win!

ABA National #1 Factory Team – Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – Back-to-Back Champs! This is the 4th Factory Team Title and $10,000 title bonus for Chuck and Donovan’s crew. This is their 4th ABA Factory Team title in 5 years! Do I smell Factory Team Dynasty??

ABA National #1 Bike Shop Team – Bike Alley/VRP – Ruben and the Bike Alley crew finally bring home the ABA National # 1 to Orange, CA. The Bike Alley has been around for 30 years now and I’m sure Ruben already has a nice place cleared off in the shop to display the new  prize. The $5,000 title bonus can’t hurt their chances for next year either.

ABA National #1 Trophy Team – Holeshot – Holeshot does it again! Back-to-Back for Nor-Cal’s own wins their 2nd ABA CUP in the ultra-tough Trophy Team Division. Are they ready to step it up to the Bike Shop ranks??? We’ll have to wait until Reno to see.

With the exciting addition of TV coverage on the Versus Network, UCI events and hosting the USAC Championship once again, we’re looking forward to even bigger and better things in 2010.

ABA would like to thank all our great 2009 National Series sponsors:

JBL Audio-(www.harman.com )

Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com)

Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com)

T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com)

BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com)

Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com)

FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com)

Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com)

Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com)

ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com)

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com)

GO211.com (www.go211.com)

Without your help, we couldn’t make the ABA BMX racing season such a huge success.

08/12 One Bicycles at the Victorian State Championships

ONE Bicycles Australia team press release

Isabella Penglase at the Victorian State Championships

What a week with the Victorian weather, The week before and close to 40c then States week we are all looking at the reports hoping the rain wont come. (It came!!)

Friday

Arrived Mid Afternoon and the place was pumping!!! It was great to catch up with faces and friends from all over the country in the BMX community. The Gate’s for practice went through slow so we rested for a while then after 6pm a lot of riders left and the track become empty, and was awesome. Isabella just had her Cruiser there that day but felt really comfortable on it.

Saturday- Cruiser and Sprocket day.

Issy felt really confident going into the cruiser’s she had a good meeting at Knox Thunderdome getting a win in both classes so she was amped- It’s funny how a day can turn south so quickly.

Moto One -A 5th with 1V Kirra W6 Kellie Rankin and W7 Georgia Barnes all being too strong

Moto Two – The Start couldn’t have been any worse, Blown of the gate with a gust of wind and unclipping Issy rode a good race to catch the pack and slot herself into 2nd in turn 2. She held this all the way down the final straight then she got bucked over the bars on the last roller on the rhythm section. Dazed and confused she now knew she needed a good result just to make the final.

Moto Three- Focused and showing good poise she managed a good race to transfer to the main.

Final- With a field that wouldn’t look out of place at the Aussies, Isabella rode a good race and came in with a 6th, the 2nd Victorian and was pleased to see what needs to be done to catch the World plate holders, With another year in this Class all is looking good.

Sunday – 20 inch Championship day

First I must Say – The weather was not kind to us today!

Issy went out for practice and after a few big front end slides she sent dad of for some chunkier rubber up front.

Issy rode all the Moto’s well with good races and results

A 2nd and two 3rds one 3rd she learnt the hard way of not shutting it down until the line.

Final – With a big down pour before the final it was always going to be hard for Issy and a wet track is not what works well with her. The Gate dropped and all got away well but Isabella got muscled a bit in turn one, she put some big cranks going around the outside and pulled good pace down the 2nd straight and slotted into 4th. With a very close and controversial call at the finish for 2nd and 3rd Isabella came in with a 4th and first Local in the top 5. So a 6 V Cruiser and 4V 20 inch to round off a large year with a heap of traveling.

Many thanks go out to One Australia, Thanks Shane! Also to Paul, Garry and the Crew at ECI thanks for the support and during the year and also the Whole One Bicycle team Cheers!!!!

See you all in 2010

Justin (CheekyBoy) Beattie Wins the Ten Boy class at 2009 Vic Titles Open

By Jim Beattie

The Victorian titles is one of our favorite events. The opportunity to race against a field of riders this good doesn’t present itself very often.

Justin had been struggling with the gate during practice on Friday. It was very different to what he had been training with and on race day the rain just made his troubles worse. The first 2 motos saw him finish 2nd twice after hitting the gate hard both times. We took his new cranks off and went back to his old shorter ones. He won the third moto, and by the quarter finals had finally dialed the gate in. He ran a safe second in the quarter finals and won the Semi.

The final was set to be a tough one and proved to be exactly that, with Justin coming from lane 5 and out powering the opposition down the first straight. He held out for the win against concerted attacks at every corner from his 2 closest competitors.

Justin and family would like to congratulate Eastfield BMX club and BMX Victoria for hosting a well planned and enjoyable event.

This tops off a huge year for Justin. Highlights include winning the Australian title for the 1st time, the NSW title for the 3rd time, the Victorian title for 2nd time, picking up W4 in Adelaide and joining the ONE Bicycles Team Australia. Thanks go to all the people who helped made his year as successful as it was. These being all the members of the Gold skull crew who he practices with and against and who make him go faster, his coach Adam Carey who gets up in the cold at 7am and always has a smile on his face, Grandma and Granddad who get the No1 plates . Finally to Paul, and Grant from ECI, Shane Jenkins, and Miekel Rose for helping to make a little boys dream come true.

Justin rides a gloss black Expert ONE frame which he loves. This utilizes state of the art Triple Butted tubing to minimise weight and produces what has to be the stiffest frame on the market.  His bike weighs in at 6.90kgs and he is a 42kg ten year old!. When your next in the market for a new frame make sure you have a good look at the ONE range.

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia

If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations myself I have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles

For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team

Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

08/12 News from ONE and the ONE/Kenda BMX team

ONE KENDA press release

The new ONE frames have arrived and are available.

Soon you will see the ONE/Kenda team on the track with these incredible new racing bikes.

Not only the frames have changed, but also the ONE/Kenda team.

The additions to the team are Dutch Champion Rowdy van Harsel, European Champion Chris Christensen and his sister Simone Christensen.

In Elite men, Dutch rider, Jordy van der Heyden joined ONE again after being on ONE in the Extreme Team, quite a few years ago.

The latest addition to the team is Dutchman, Roy van den Berg. The former Dutch Champion in Elite men was on the ONE World team before, a few years ago.

ONE KENDA is sponsored by:

KENDA, PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN, UFO, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, PRO GOLD

07/12 Morphine Industries – Air Dog goes Solo at NBL Thanksgiving Classic

Morphine Industries press release

Morphine Industries air extraordinaire Richie Dey made the solo trek to Morristown from south Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday to represent the Pink, Black and White.  Being jam-packed in an Expedition with bikes mounted everywhere did seem to phase him when it was time to hit the track on Friday.

10X / 9-10 Cr – Richie Dey started the weekend off with a clean sweep of the US Open on Friday night, taking the top spot in the main on both bikes.   

Putting the cruiser aside, Richie concentrated on the 10X class.  Battling for the top spot again, he came up a spot short after some banging on the track settling for a deuce in the main

Sunday brought a new day and a different result.  In a hard fighting 10X class, Richie once again claimed the top spot to end the weekend.

It looks like next stop for the Morphine Circus will be the President’s Cup in Louisville.  Stay tuned to see if it is the unveiling of the new team threads.  We won’t disappoint.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Black Crown (BlackCrownBmx.com)

04/12 BSX2010 – riding session Sunday 13 December

by bmxultra.com

BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

Riding session Sunday 13 December

We need your help! There has been a number of small changes made to the track to prep it up for BSX2010 and the only way we can pack it in and make sure it’s race ready is to get as many people as possible to ride it. If you have some time up your sleeves on Sunday 13 December from 10 am onwards, come up to Kinglake and check out the track.

More riding sessions to be announced soon.

BSX2009 DVDs

We finally finished off the BSX2009 DVD. The DVD is loaded with over 40 minutes of BSX action along with a rockin’ all Australian Poison City Records soundtrack. They are available for $20+ postage. Email webmaster@bmxultra.com for payment details. A great Christmas gift for any BMX fan.

bsx2010_thumbPosters

We are proud to annouce that Alienation will be the BSX2010 naming rights partners. There will be thousands of dollars in Alienation products only available at the Alienation BSX in January. You have to be there to score the goodies, so mark your diaries and parents should submit their leave forms the fifth running of the BSX is going to be a whole lot of fun.

Track

We have big plans for track changes over the coming months, if you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 we will have partnership packages available soon, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Silver Partners

ECI (www.eciimports.com)

Bronze Partner

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

SE Bikes

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

04/12 Elite Cycle Imports catalogs now available online

Elite Cycle Imports press release

ECI is now putting all their catalogs online at http://issuu.com/elitecycleimports.

Check out the 2010 offerings from THE, FUNN, Kuwahara, Intense BMX, Alienation, Bombshell, SINZ, and many more.

Just posted today is the new THE 2010 Helmets  http://issuu.com/elitecycleimports/docs/graphic1

More about ECI at www.eciimports.com

04/12 bmxultra.com T-shirts make great Christmas gifts

bmxultra.com/Phirebird press release

bmxultra.com and Phirebird have teamed up to produce one of the coolest T-shirts in BMX to date. This T-shirt is a must have for BMX fans, and a great gift for under the Christmas tree.

The bmxultra.com T-shirts have been selling like hot cakes and half of them have been leaving Australian shores. If you want one of these strictly limited t-shirts you had better be quick before they are all gone.

The bmxultra.com T-shirts have been printed and designed by Phirebird Design Co. “Bringing style back into BMX” and sold exclusively through Shoppe79seventy which is an online shoppe for Racers, BMX fans or hoarders that just can’t help themselves.

Each month a new BMX Design will be released on Shoppe79seventy for delivery to your door with more cool products coming soon.

Shoppe79seventy use only PayPal to guarantee the most secure online purchase for their customers…

bmxultra.com began in 1996 and keeps the racing community up to date with the latest BMX news, product reviews and a whole lot more. It also hosts the BSX, a one-on-one race/charity event, every year. bmxultra.com also hosts Australia’s most active online BMX forum with more than 1,100 active members.

The price is $25.95 + $7.00 FREIGHT (Australia Wide). That’s only $32.95 delivered to your door! That’s if you only buy one T! The more you buy the better it works out!

Support those who support BMX and better still $5.00 from every T-shirt goes to the  Royal Children’s Hospital.

The t-shirts are available now and only from Shoppe79seventy.com.

bmxultra-phirebird-t-shirt

03/12 Morphine Industries ABA Grands Report

Morphine Industries press release

You just know it’s going to be one of those road trips when Tim Dinger arrives in Atlanta with a mustache looking like a lost cast member of “My Name is Earl”.   During our 13 hour trek to Tulsa, Dinger woke up once to get some food, only to get shanked at the counter. Everyone got a real laugh….especially the girls working the counter. I don’t remember it being cold in there but according to Dinger’s “thermometer”, it was freezing!  haha!

Once we arrived in Tulsa, it was all business as the ABA Grands was our debut with HARO and the new HARO Race LT Frame.  The new whips did their job on Friday at the Race of Champions starting with Damien Chrepko in Jr. Devo. He pulled a solid 2nd place finish, then headed to the Friday night Pro Spectacular to join the sidehack race with Blake Sawyer. -Not sure how they placed but he looked as stylish as anyone can while riding shotgun in a sidehack!  On Sunday, Damien took 7th in a super stacked main in 15x. Not bad out of 48 riders!

Olijuwon Davis surprised us all by deciding to race after breaking his wrist at Disney and having surgery on it just 3 weeks before Grands.  In true Morphine style, he went against doctors orders and took 2nd in 17& over open and 19-27X at the R.O.C.. Unfortunately, a little pain set in and hindered the rest of the weekend but he’ll be back in no time. “OD” finished the year with a NAG 7 overall.

Doran Bradshaw rode hard in 31-35 cruiser battling guys like Zach Roebuck, GHP’s Pedro Brown and FLY’s Ray Hudson.  “DB100” took 3rd at the ROC and 4th in the main at Grands and left with a NAG 3 for the year. Lookout 36-40….your class is getting a new rider in January.

A Pro, Jason LaRev laid it all on the line against 58 other pros, making it to semis at the biggest race of the year and finishing in the top 10 overall.

Hey, JRev….remove the gas hose before you drive away from the pump next time!  I can?t protect you every time with potato chips.

Tim Dinger looked good all weekend….throwing x-ups for the ladies and rocking the new “Morphine Pink” Rennen gear. Things didn’t go according to plans but he is a man on a mission and he won’t be denied. Be sure to check out GO211.com for views from Dingers helmet cam and some road trip shenanigans.

While we were at Grands, the Air Dog, Richie Dey was rippin’ it up in Morristown in 10x and 10 cruiser pulling two wins and two second place finishes. Way to represent!

All said and done, it was a good weekend on an awesome track surrounded with great friends. That’s what its all about.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),  Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen(www.rennendesigngroup.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Black Crown (BlackCrownBmx.com)

02/12 Team Trail And Track / Intense  Win Redline / BMX International Team Trophy At Vic Open State Titles

Trail and Track press release

Trail and track cycles would like to congratulate all our riders who competed at the Victorian State Championships on the weekend.

Brandon Tehiko   – 11 – 12 cruiser   – 1 v &  12   Boys  –  1 v

Nick Sturzaker     –   17 Boys   –  1 v

Hayley Sturzaker  –  11 Girls   –  7 v

Ethan Height        –  8    Boys  –  5 v

James Tait          –  10   Boys  –  2 v

Dexter Cairns     –  11   Boys  –  10th

Dean Steel         –   35 – 39 cruiser  – 8 v

Liam  Steel       –     9 Boys     – 7 v

Ben  Ramage   –   11 Boys      – 37th & 11 – 12 cruiser  – 35th

Thanks to Kitt Stagg & the Heights for all their help with the pro-shop , mum for looking after the shop while we were at the track and a special thankyou to Lisa [ my partner ] for all her help and support .

I hope all our customers and friends had as great a weekend as we did.

Well done Eastfield and BMXV for a great event.

See you all at Track attack and BSX

STAY SAFE

01/12 Caroline Buchanan wins ABA Grand Nationals

by bikemedia
Canberra cyclist, Caroline Buchanan has had a stellar week after winning two Australian Cyclist of the Year awards last weekend followed by becoming one of four finalists in the Young Australian of the Year Awards she continued her successful run by winning the ABA Grand Nationals BMX race earlier today in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Buchanan’s win marks the first win by an Australian woman while countryman and World Cup series winner, Sam Willoughby from Adelaide, placed fourth. Khalen Young originally from Perth placed seventh in the men’s AA Pro race.

The overall ABA series women’s winner was second placed American rider, Dominique Daniels After placing second to Daniels on Friday in the preliminary race, Buchanan went one better on Sunday to win one of the most prestigious races in the USA..

2009 GRAND NATIONALS RESULTS

GIRLS PRO    Total Riders = 12    Groups = 2

1  CAROLINE BUCHANAN, , CANBERRA ACT, AU

2  DOMINIQUE (3D) DANIELS, FLY/AVENT/BOMBSHELL, GILBERT, AZ

3  ALISE POST, REDLINE, SAINT CLOUD, MN

4  (INSANE) BROOKE CRAIN, CLAYBORN FACTORY, VISALIA, CA

5  STEPHANIE “NANAS BRAT” BARRAGAN, RACEPLACEBMX.COM/INTENSE, MONTCLAIR, CA

6  ASHLEY VERHAGEN, TEAM INSEINO RACING, SIMI VALLEY, CA

7  ALAINA HENDERSON, ALLTOW WRECKING CREW, RUBY, NY

8  COURTNEY TOMEI, FACTORY SUPERCROSS, MORENO VALLEY, CA
AA PRO    Total Riders = 26    Groups = 4

1  KYLE BENNETT, FREE AGENT, CONROE, TX

2  RANDY STUMPFHAUSER, GHP FACTORY RACING, SANGER, CA

3  MARIS STROMBERGS, FREE AGENT, MURRIETA, CA

4  SAM WILLOUGHBY, REDLINE, ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA, AU

5  DENZEL”PEOPLES CHAMP”STEIN, REDLINE FACTORY, DESOTO, TX

6  TYLER BROWN, CRUPI, SAN CLEMENTE, CA

7  KHALEN YOUNG, HARO/ROCKSTAR, MURRIETA, CA

8  DANNY CALUAG, INTENSE BMX/BAWLS/THE, CHINO, CA

01/12 Ziggy Callan wins Victorian State Championships

by bikemedia

Victoria’s Ziggy Callan was too quick for Beijing Olympian, Nicole Callist,o in the Skin Industrries 2009 Vic open state championships women’s final today in Melbourne. Despite a slippery track the 20 year old from Lilydale took the lead after the first turn to edge out Callisto and Bendigo’s Jaclyn Wilson-Thompson.

“We were all three were really close. There was a bit of a hairy second where I thought I would slip,” admitted Callan.

After missing last year’s title race with an ankle injury Callan says this win is the best of her previous state titles..

“The special wins are the ones you really have to work for. This one is special,” Callan said.

Callisto crashed on the last turn placing seventh giving second to Queensland’s Chelsea King.  Wilson-Thompson placed a respectable third.

Fellow Victorian, Michael Chasteauneuf defeated a top class Australian field to take out the elite men’s race. The 18 year old held off an early challenge by Queenslander Dirk Winter. Chasteauneuf’s home track advantage continued as he held off a late challenge by Victoria’s Matthew Dunsworth. Dunsworth claimed second and Winter finished in third. The wet track took out national champion, Billy Jolliffe from Newcastle on the second berm.

In the A Pro it was another Eastfield rider, Bodie Turner with a win plus women’s winner was Lake Macquarie’s Rachel Jones. Victorian riders claimed 18 of the state championships titles on offer.

Australian BMX racers will head to Victoria again in May 2010 for the National Championships in Shepparton.

A PRO Women (13 Riders)1. Rachel JONES

2.Nicole DOCHERTY

3.Ebony DUNSWORTH

4.Nicole RANKIN

5.Sophie TYE

6.Gemma SLOANE

7.Julia BOTFIELD

8.Kimberly BALLINTYNE

A PRO Men (37 Riders)1. Bodi TURNER

2. Chris FLEMING

3. Simon ANDERSON

4. Shaun CUTHBERT

5. Jake LOWE

6. Jamie MAHUIKA

7. Madison DENHOLM

8. Jonathon GECK

AA PRO Women (14 Riders)1. Ziggy CALLAN

2. Chelsea KING

3. Jaclyn WILSON-THOMPSON

4. Liza DUNN

5. Lacey OLIVER

6. Ashleigh WEIER

7. Nicole CALLISTO

8. Kirsten DELLAR

AA PRO Men (38 Riders)1. Michael CHASTEAUNEUF

2. Matthew DUNSWORTH

3. Dirk WINTER

4. Tony HARVEY

5. Brock MURRAY

6. Olivier HOARAU

7. Brock TUCKERMAN

8. Billy JOLLIFFE

01/12 BMXMAD at the Victorian State Championships

BMXMAD.com.au press release

BMXMAD Race Results for the Victorian State Championships

Tom Siinmaa – 19 – 24 Cruiser 1st &
AA Men 11th

Erin Anderson – 19 – 24 Women 1st,
19 – 24 Cruiser 1st &
AA Women 12th

Jamie Mahuika – 16 Boys 2nd &
A Men 6th

Ebony Dunsworth – 14 Girls 2nd &
A Women 3rd

Greg Siinmaa – 45 – 49 Men 3rd &
45 – 49 Cruiser 3rd

Wade Turner – 11 – 12 Cruiser 7th &
12 Boys 20th

Bodi Turner – 15 Boys 1st &
A Men 1st

Sponsored by Factory Intense, ECI and BMXMAD

BMXMAD would like to thank the Eastfield BMX Club for a fantastic weekend and thanks to all our team members for their outstanding efforts. We would also like to thank our customers, we are very appreciative of your support and will continue to provide great service. CHEERS!

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