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BMX racing news July 2011

29/07 Congratulations Levi Collins

bmxultra.com press release
bmxultra.com’s Levi Collins won the 25-29 mens 20" class at the 2010 UCI World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and to back that up he finished in second place in the 25-29 mens cruiser class as well.

He made the trip to Copenhagen to defend his crown, and everything was going to plan. Levi found himself, once again, in the main with a chance for back to back wins. When the gate dropped Levi was in the mix but this time the cards didn’t fall his way, Levi had to settle for 8th place, which is still a fantastic effort.

You can check out some of Levi’s races and a whole bunch of others over at www.bmx-videos.com

On behalf of the bmxultra.com family we’d like to congratulate Levi and wish him better luck on the cruiser on Sunday.

Levi Collins

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

29/07 Video: Australian Elite team preparing for the World Championships

by bmxultra.com
Here’s a link to the SBS Cycling Central feature of the Australian Elite team preparing for the World Championships at the Sleeman track in Brisbane.

http://vimeo.com/26906829

28/07 Results: UCI World Championships Day 1 14 & Under challenge classes

by bmxultra.com
The UCI World Championships are well under way now, with day 1 down we already have many new World Champions crowned, click on this link to check the finals results from Copenhagen.

http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTYxODU&LangId=1

28/07 BMX Australia’s new helmet policy

by bmxultra.com
BMX Australia released a new helmet policy on their website last week that’s been causing a bit of confusion on the bmxultra.com forum and Facebook..

Here’s a link to the media release: http://bmxaustralia.com.au/site/cycling/bmx/downloads/2011%20Media%20Release/11.07.20%20-%20Helmet%20Policy.pdf

The problem is the section that reads as follows

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For off-road competition such as BMX Racing and MTB Downhill, a full-face helmet is required. Such helmets must conform to International Cycling Union (UCI) Regulations.

Further, CA, BMXA & MTBA endorse the Australian Standards Association recommendation that visors on full-face helmets should be detachable (ie, attached via a clip-on or Velcro mechanism and not fixed by bolts or other means).

Where people are being confused is that this is a new helmet policy, it’s an endosement of a recommendation, and not a rule change.

As long as your helmet conforms to the UCI Regulations you won’t be forced to buy a new helmet.

This is the UCI BMX Helmet rule as per version on 1.02.11 of the UCI cycling rule book.

6.1.055 Helmet
Helmets must be of full face construction equipped with a visor of minimum 10 centimeters. Helmet
strap must be securely fastened during the completion of the race. Open face helmets are not
allowed.

We hope that clears things up.

27/07 More 2012 Troy Lee gear available in Australia

by bmxultra.com
We have just received another announcement from Steve Cramer Products, the Australian Troy Lee Designs distributor, that the new 2012 Troy Lee GP Air clothing has arrived. Oh and there’s a little info on the new collaboration headphones with Skull Candy too, check ’em out!
TLD GP Air Beast
GP Air Beast

GP Air Medusa
GP Air Medusa

GP Air Sticker Yellow|
GP Air Stinger Yellow/Red

GP Air Stinger White/Blue
GP Air Stinger White/Blue

The GP Air Jersey maximizes cooling and airflow even when the heat index approaches red line.

Athletically cut from small holed micro mesh fibre and featuring a V-neck collar and raglan sleeves.

The GP Air is the lightest, highest performing jersey in motocross.

Features: 

  • Small holed micro-mesh fibre fabric to keep you cool
  • Soft stretch fabric for optimal comfort
  • Ribbed Poly-cotton V-neck collar and cuff
  • 9-panel construction for an athletic fit
  • Gel print on tail keeps jersey in place

Troy Lee Skull Candy headphones

Fisticuffs with the boss could potentially be confused by some at the office as a sign of insubordination. Vigorous dancing on his desk with exotic facial contortions and frequent airborne double-bird fist pumping hand gestures while wearing Hesh headphones is probably a more diplomatic way of saying, "Leave me alone so I can rock again."

Features: 

  • Explosive 50mm Drivers
  • Enhanced Parabolic Sound
  • Soft Leather-Touch Ear Pillows
  • Satin Travel Bag

Look out for NEW 2012 pricing making Australian prices competitive with all corners of the world!

27/07 ONE BICYCLES Australia Factory Team at Macarthur Open, NSW

ONE Bicycles Australia press release
by Miekel Rose
This past weekend saw the second attempt to run the Macarthur Open, a NSW State Series Round, after the first event was rained out. Well….the second attempt almost ended up the same as the first due to torrential rain all week leading up to the event. The Club worked tirelessly to ensure the event went ahead as planned. The track was heavy and struggled to dry during the event. This event was also a Dynamite Round for the ACT riders, so there was much on the line for many. With 500 entries posted, it was looking like a massive event. Due to the weather leading up to the event and riders at the World Titles, final numbers were down to just above 400 entries. Not a bad turnout considering!

As Mikayla, Nik and Josh Rose are all part of the ACTBMX State Team, they participated in a cross country ride around and over Mount Stromlo in Canberra on the Saturday prior to the event. The weather in Canberra had limited track time, so some bike time was a great relief, with the 3 kids riding 20km in the day all over the mountain. Nice warm up for the Open the next day in Sydney.

Mikayla was hoping to come out and get some positive results after a disappointing situation at the Mighty 11’s earlier in the year. Mikayla was on fire, winning the first two motos leading competitors Rene Williams and Emma O’Hearn. The class was combined with the 10 girls to get the numbers up for the event. In her third heat Mikayla pulled herself out of her pedals and gave the field a 5 bike head start. Not wanting to drop a race on her 20” bike she took off after the pack. After some gutsy riding she hauled the field in and passed them all for a win in the third heat. In the final Mikayla was out in front comfortably by the first corner and never challenged, taking the overall win for the day in 11 Girls 20” ahead of Emma O’Hearn and Rene Williams, then the 10 girls.

On Cruiser Mikayla was testing out her new Alius Rox hubs and hoping she would ride well in the ladies cruiser class which put her up against riders many years her senior. Like her 20”, Mikayla was keen for some good results and pushed hard against the older and bigger girls with a second and two thirds. In her final she pushed hard but was saving her energy for the 20” final but still managed a third for the day and a great effort to keep the bigger women at bay.

Nik was up against all his regular rivals in the 13 Boys class and hoping for an idea of where he was sitting against them. Nik rode well in his heats with two seconds and a fifth after sitting down prior to the line allowing two riders to pass him. Nik was struggling a little with the heavy conditions stating his gearing was a little heavy after switching out his SNAP gears for his home track in preparation for training for the NSW Titles. He had made the final and was happy considering the struggle he was having. Nik came out with the pack and after some bustle and barge, raced hard with the top contenders and crossed the line in a credible fifth place. Nik stated he was happy with his riding on the day.

In the 13-14 Boys Cruiser, Nik was hoping for a better result as his cruiser was dialled and he had been riding it well! Nik said at the beginning of the day he was going to ride a measured race in this event, saving himself for the finals on both bikes. Well he kept to his word. He rode well within himself on cruiser with three second places in the heats, securing a spot in the final. When the gate dropped in the final Nik took off and after a side by side ride to the first corner with Daniel Morris, he took off and never looked like being caught, taking away a win in the final and a big smile to go with it.

Josh was racing A Pro and his 16 Boys age in 20” and had some initial concerns about racing some bigger names in Pro. After some convincing Josh decided to have a go and see where he was against the faster class. When the gate dropped in A Pro, Josh came out well settling quickly in the fourth spot and managed to cross the line there too. I think that initial reaction was short lived with another fourth in both heats 2 and 3. Josh had got himself in to the Semi Final of A Pro and was keen for a good result. In the Semi, Josh had a slow gate and found himself boxed out down the first straight and battled all the way to the line finishing in 7th and missing the cut. The smile on his face was enough for me, knowing he didn’t let himself down and he had fun.

In 16 Boys, Josh was up against the winner of A Pro Blakey Moore, who is an absolute freak on a bike. Josh rode with heaps of confidence in his age class and secured wins in all his heats. In the final, Josh saw himself on the gate with Blake and it was going to be a tough ask to catch Mighty Mouse. Like Nik, I had swapped out Josh’s SNAP gearing and he was loving it. In the final he got a great gate and chased Blake all the way round the track with a comfortable second in his age class. Josh was stoked and thanked me for convincing him to race both classes.

The kids rode well and with little or no real bike training leading up to the event, there was definitely room for improvement leading in to the NSW Titles at Liverpool in late September, early October.

I would like to thank Scotty Hand for sending down the SNAP Chainrings for the boys and can’t wait to get the next package of amazing SNAP Gear for the Cruisers. Also to Scotty, thanks for the new Alius ROX Hubset for Mikayla’s cruiser, they are an amazing affordable product and almost instant engagement, makes them a hub of choice. Check them out! Massive thanks to Paul and the family at ECI for sending up all the new T.H.E. Pro and Mini Moto number plates and T.H.E. Skinz GOLF Gloves. What a difference great products make to an already amazing ONE bike. Thanks as always to Shane Jenkins for ensuring the kids remain part of the best BMX Importers in Australia in ECI, who allow them to race the Best BMX Frames on the market in ONE Bicycles.

Last of all but definitely not the least, to my wife Kaylene for helping the kids out all day when I was working, you are my champion. Thanks to Wayne Hughes for ensuring we always have a great place to watch the kid’s race, cheers mate. To Erik at RUSH Industries, the new plate stickers and Banner look absolutely amazing. See you all at a race soon. Come on over and take a look at the best Frames in the business decked out with the best gear supplied by Australia’s great BMX Supporters in ECI and A Team Distribution.

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 ourselves we 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

One Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com)

26/07 UCI World Championships this week

by bmxultra.com
The UCI World Championships are on in Copenhagen this week

We’ll keep you posted with press releases but if you are looking for all the information as it happens check out these links.

25/07 Sinz Elite 20-Mil Forks and iHub Front Wheels Are in Stock Now

VSI press release
CERRITOS, CA-VSI just got its first shipment of 20-Mil iHub front wheels, which means the same fork and front wheels used by Marc Willers, Arielle Martin and, soon, the Factory Intense and Factory Speed Teams, are available to the public.


This is a spy shot of a new iHub 20-Mil wheel fresh off the boat.

Marc Willers began test riding the 20millimeter front end at his regular training grounds in Perris, California, in May. On his first ride Marc said he noticed a marked improvement in the handling down the straights and through the corners.

"It’s a huge improvement over regular axles. It’s stiffer and straighter. On the gate, I noticed that it’s easier to balance because there’s less twisting. And there’s a corner at the Perris track that I usually have to touch my brakes to get through. With the 20-millimeter forks, I can just power through it at full speed," he said.

Marc won his first two races on the set-up, including winning the Super Cross race on the uber-technical Papendal track in The Netherlands. 

Over the past few weeks, several other Elite riders have purchased forks to pair with modified mountain bike hubs. Feedback from all of them has been overwhelmingly positive and goes something like this: "I’ll never go back to standard 10-mil forks."

The 20-Mil front kits (front wheels and forks) are available in 20- and 24-inch sizes. The iHub are laced to 1.75 Pro rims. Although we are calling them "kits," they are sold separately. 


Sinz Elite Carbon Pro CFC forks come with 10- or 20-millimeter dropouts for 20- and 24-inch bikes.

VSI Products, Inc.designs, develops and sells a wide range of BMX and mountain biking products including bicycles, frames, forks, components, helmets, protective gear, clothing and tires. Intense, Sinz Elite, Sinz and THE are market leaders in BMX racing, while the newly created Speed, EYE and AVE (pronounced Avenue) brands are quickly gaining popularity within the BMX community.

23/07 Universal Sports Partners with Global SX Events to Broadcast 2011 BMX Supercross World Cup

UCI press release
World Cup Event From London’s Olympic Track to Air on NBC on August 21
Westlake Village, CA –July 22, 2011- Universal Sports has partnered with Global SX Events to broadcast the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. This partnership will include both live and taped coverage of the remaining World Cup events, including a stop in London, England that will air on NBC on August 21. This marks the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games that BMX racing will be available live to U.S. television fans.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premiere BMX racing series in the world, showcasing the very best riders on the most demanding and spectacular BMX Supercross tracks ever build. The World Cup is the main qualification events for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Fans will get a preview of the official 2012 Olympic track from London on August 21on NBC. This event will serve as the only opportunity for BMX athletes to compete on the Olympic track before the London Games.

“I’m excited about this agreement with Universal Sports and NBC, enabling us to bring BMX and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup to wider TV audience in United States,” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events managing the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. “Many Americans grew up riding a BMX bike and this will certainly be something they will enjoy watching on TV.”

“BMX Supercross is thrilling and exciting programming for Universal Sports,” said Perkins Miller, COO of Universal Sports. “The remaining races on the schedule will feature all of the top BMX athletes as they race towards the 2012 Olympic Games.”

Television Broadcast Schedule

London, England
August 21
3:30 PM ET
NBC

Chula Vista, California
October 1
7:00 PM ET
Universal Sports

ABOUT UNIVERSAL SPORTS:
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Universal Sports is available in 52 markets nationwide, including all of the nation’s top 10 media markets and 20 of the top 25. Major world championship sports events aired on Universal Sports include track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons, figure skating, cycling and rugby. The network’s website, UniversalSports.com, delivers an immersive user experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through interviews and blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year-round. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

Global SX Events Inc:
GSX Events is poised to be the premier promoter of professional and amateur BMX events internationally. Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA, GSX Events is managing the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on behalf of the UCI.

Union Cycliste Internationale
Founded in 1900, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of all international cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling and represents the associations of 173 countries and their National Cycling Federations.

22/07 New Retro SE Jersey & Race Banner!

SE Bikes press release
If you know anything about the SE brand, you know we’ve been around since the early days of the BMX scene. And sometimes we like to hold on to our original roots & offer retro items that scream of the good ol’ days of BMX. Take our new Early 80’s Retro jersey for example. This new jersey offering is a replica of old school BMX at it’s finest. The jersey is made in the USA by Hot Shoppe designs & features Air Control polyester fabric. It is available is sizes youth medium all the way through XXXL.

Our next offering is our 3’x5’ single sided Race Banner. Constructed with heavy-duty vinyl & 6 metal grommets, this banner will stand up to the elements outside on the fence or up on your bedroom walls. If you’re down with SE Bikes, this banner is a must have.

If you have trouble finding SE parts & accessories from your local dealer, then head on over to www.BUYSESTUFF.com.

Ride on!

22/07 Skullcandy plugs in to the DK Factory Team

DK BMX press release

The DK BMX Factory Team has announced premium headphone brand, Skullcandy as a new co-sponsor for the team and official supplier of audio accessories.

The sponsorship is Skullcandy Australia’s first with a BMX team and will help team riders, including former world number one Ronnie Dugdell and former Australian Junior Champion Matt Dunsworth, have a crystal clear sound when listening to their favourite pre-race songs

DK Factory Team Manager Corey Stafford said Skullcandy’s experience in action sports in the United States and in particular, BMX, would be of great benefit to the team.

“Skullcandy has long been a strong supporter of BMX in the United States and has a huge presence in everything from snowboarding to motocross

“We’re thrilled to have such an exciting and enthusiastic sponsor behind us and all our riders are very much looking forward to hearing their pre-race music through some terrific Skullcandy headphones.”

Other athletes currently supported by Skullcandy include two times World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning and motocross star Chad Reed.

Skullcandy Australian Brand Manager Justin Peers said the company had been looking to enter the BMX market in Australia for some time and the DK Factory Team presented an ideal opportunity.

“BMX is one of the most viewed sports at our online Skullcandy TV USA channel; we are looking to emulate this interest and promote and showcase local Australian Talent through the Australia Skullcandy TV channel, bringing the DK Bikes onto our Team will help us do this.

“The DK Factory Team is renowned for its professionalism, dedication to the sport and its proven record on track, all key elements that Skullcandy looks for in partnership.”

Skullcandy joins LooseKid Industries, Goodlife Healthclubs and nutrition supplement provider Bioflex as co-sponsors of the DK Factory Team.

Skullcandy designs and constructs premium headphones, earbuds, speaker docks, audio accessories, and other audio-enabled lifestyle products. Skullcandy also collaborates with top brands to integrate its speaker technology into products from snow helmets to jackets, beanies and bags. Rooted in the hills of Park City, UT, Skullcandy is also now firmly planted in the heart of Orange County, CA as well.

Skullcandy gear is sold globally through top retailers, specialty outlets and online at www.skullcandy.com

21/07 More Supercross Quick Twitch hubs have landed

Supercross BMX Australia press release
The Supercross Quick Twitch hubs have been extremely popular and with a Recommended Retail Price set at $385 (which is $15 cheaper than the US price) it’s understandable. We are having them shipped regularly to keep up with demand. If you want to secure a set contact your local bikeshop or check our current dealers on www.supercrossbmx.com.au/dealers

Supercross BMX Quick Twitch Hubs

Supercross Quick Twitch Race hubs
The Supercross Quick Twitch Race hub is the evolution of our Pro LT Hub. Increased teeth to 104 points on the engagement ring, coupled with 36 teeth on the pawls make it a very quick and responsive hub. Still utilizing the 17mm oversize 7075 T-6 Aluminum Axle with Cro-mo Axle studs that accept a 15mm open end or a 6mm allen you have a lightweight and strong axle set up that allows you to push the limits of the hub. The Cro-mo driver accepts all Shimano® compatible cogs and comes with an exclusive Titanium lock ring. All 4 bearings in the rear hub and both of the bearings in the front are high tolerence Machine Grade bearings that are designed to spin with the least amount of resistance and handle an extremely high load. Currently available in 36h only in Black, White, Red Ano, Blue Ano, Gold Ano, Purple Ano and a Gun Metal Grey Ano.

The Supercross Australia website
We have launched the Supercross Australia website with team and dealer information and will continue to add to it with all the infomation you could ever need. Look out for regular product and team updates.

Take a look at www.supercrossbmx.com.au, remember there’s a whole lot more information coming.

About Supercross BMX Australia

Supercross BMX Australia are supporters of BSX and the Royal Children’s Hospital and while we have our own Supercross and Speedline/Supercross teams we co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team, Team Hammer and Team Skorpion.

To find out more information about Supercross BMX products and Speedline Parts check www.supercrossbmx.com.au

If you would like to purchase Supercross BMX products in Australia please have your local bike shop contact us. Please note, we do not sell direct to the public. We support the Australian BMX Industry! Do You?

For more information and dealer enquiries email sxaustralia@supercrossbmx.com.

20/07 Now available 2012 Troy Lee Designs D3 helmets

by bmxultra.com
It’s just been announced by Steve Cramer Products, the Australian Troy Lee Designs distributor, that the 2012 D3 helmets have arrived in the country and are now available in X Small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large sizes. Check your local bike shop for prices and further details. Or click here to read our D3 review: http://bmxultra.com/reviews/troyleedesigns_d3_helmet_2011.htm

D3 Carbon Peat World Champ

D3 Comp Palmer

19/07 Levi Collins set for World title defence

bmxultra.com press release
bmxultra.com’s Levi Collins won the 25-29 mens 20" class at the 2010 UCI World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and to back that up he finished in second place in the 25-29 mens cruiser class as well.

Levi is about to head off to defend his title at the World Championships in Copenhagen on July 27-31.

On behalf of the bmxultra.com family we’d like to wish him a safe and very successful trip.

Levi Collins

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

18/07 Worlds by Lloyd Ramsay

by Lloyd Ramsay
"Since the 2011 Worlds in Copenhagen are about to happen I thought it would be a good time to release this. Worlds is a compilation of photos I shot at the 2010 event held in South Africa. The photobook is 100% free and licensed under a Creative Commons license which means you can do whatever you want with it as long as my name stays attached and you don’t make money off it. Nobody wants to pay for something like this and all copyright laws are outdated so it made sense to run with this model.

To add another dimension to it I composed a score which plays over the book. An MP3 version of the soundtrack is available (also for free) on the site and is iTunes ready. Wallpapers are also available.

I would rather you read through the book than me explain it to you, but the main idea behind it was to capture the events emotion while giving a sense of what it was like to be there. Its not all about the fastest, flashiest rider but rather the collective that make up our sport.

The PDF can only be read using the latest version of Adobe Reader. To try do my part for the environment, printing of the PDF is disabled.

The site was designed with thanks by Tom Clark from www.designyourcode.co.uk. Tom also rides BMX."

18/07 2011 Redline Model Clearance NOW ON at BMX EDGE

BMX Edge press release.

With the new 2012 Redline range now arriving it is time to clear the 2011 Redline range.

BMX Edge have some great deals on 2011 Redline and they are priced to clear.

2011 MX Mini $429 (1 only)
2011 MX 24 $449
2011 Proline Pitboss $399
2011 Proline Micro $499
2011 Proline Mini $499 (1 only)
2011 Proline Junior $499 (1 only)
2011 Proline Pro $559
2011 Proline Pro Cruiser $669 (1 only)
2011 Flight Micro $749
2011 Flight Mini $869
2011 Flight Junior $889
2011 Flight Pro $949
2011 Flight Pro XXL $949
2011 Flight Expert 24 Carbon Forks $1199
2011 Flight Expert 24 Alloy Forks $1049

Also new 2012 Redline MX Expert, Proline Expert XL, Proline Pro, Flight Pro and Flight Pro XXL now available.

Check it out here http://bmxedge.com.au/shop/index.php?cPath=25&sort=2a&filter_id=11

The full Redline range will be here next month including they highly sort after Redline Project 79 Flight Carbon.

Call BMX EDGE NOW on 0427 779 700
Email us at bmxedge@ymail.com
On the Web at www.bmxedge.com.au
At the shop 39 Kembla Street Fyshwick ACT

16/07 ONE/Kenda race report

ONE KENDA press release
In Birmingham, England for the EC round 9 and 10 that were held in

ONE/KENDA’s Simone Christensen from Denmark got 2nd in Junior Women, with Nadja Pries from Germany in 3rd.

Elite Dutchman Jordy vd Heyden 5th and 15yo Chris Christensen from Denmark 1st in round 9.

In round 10 ONE/KENDA’s Simone Christensen took 3rd in Junior Women and Nadja Pries 6th.

In Elite Men and Jordy vd Heyden took 6th.

At the Dutch National Championship in Baarn in Boys 12 years old Kevin van de Groenendaal once again won the title.

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Denzel Vakkers took 4th in Boys 13 years old.

Jordy van der Heyden took 8th in Elite Men.

In Germany Nadja Pries won the national title in Elite Women.      

The final rounds 11 and 12 were held in Haaksbergen.

Simone Christensen crashed hard in the first moto, breaking her tumb and collarbone.

In Junior Women Nadja Pries took 8th place. In Elite Women Aneta Hladikova got 5th.

Jordy van der Heyden took 8th in Elite Men.   

Last years European champion Chris Christensen went to early in the main and hit the gate.

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He had start from 8th position and was able to make it to 5th.

In round 12 Nadja Pries got 3rd and Aneta Hladikova 5th.

Jordy van der Heyden took 4th overall in Elite Men and Simone Christensen took 3rd overall in Junior Women.

Photos: Bruno Giustacchini and Wiebe van der Zwaag

ONE/Kenda is sponsored by: clip_image008

16/07 FLY Racing Unveils 2012 BMX Collection

FLY Racing press release
BOISE, ID –
FLY Racing is proud to unveil another exciting and innovative collection with the launch of its 2012 line of racewear, helmets, protective products and casual wear. You can view FLY Racing’s complete 2012 collection now by visiting FlyRacing.com. Also look for these products to be on the back of your favorite FLY supported riders like Tyler Brown, Barry Nobles, and Conner Fields in the weeks to come. While there are a few 2012 items available now, such as the Kinetic Pro Series Helmets, you can expect to see all the new items available in your local dealers or at your favorite mail order over the next several weeks.

Fly 2012 BMX Collection

15/07 2011 UCI BMX Supercross in Sarasota cancelled

UCI press release
The UCI and Global SX Events Inc. announced today that the 4th leg of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for 16-17 September 2011 in Sarasota Florida (USA), has unfortunately been cancelled and will not be replaced. The local organizer, Sarasota County has decided to withdraw from the organization of this event.

“Sarasota was indeed a great location for a BMX Supercross World Cup, and up until this point we were impressed with their plans for BMX” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc.  “The disappointment is obviously that we are convinced that this could have been resolved if Sarasota County had been more diligent in addressing pending issues.”

UCI President Pat McQuaid expressed his disappointment at the cancellation today which he termed as a “real blow for the whole BMX family.”

He reiterated the importance of the series in the UCI calendar.  “The 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup has seen exceptional growth this season, in terms of participation, on-site spectator numbers and TV viewing ”  McQuaid said.

“The series has continued to grow in strength throughout 2011 and the UCI is very pleased with the unprecedented growth in the BMX discipline. It is our fastest growing Olympic cycling discipline” he added.

Round 3 will be held in the Olympic town of London next month.

The updated 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup calendar is as follows:
8-9 April 2011              Round 1           Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
27-28 May 2011          Round 2           Papendal, Netherlands
19-20 Aug 2011           Round 3           London, Great Britain
30 Sep-1 Oct 2011      Round 5           Chula Vista CA, USA

15/07 Goldcross Cycles BSX: working bee tomorrow & posters

by bmxultra.com
BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser. It will be on again on Monday January 16, 2011 (during Track Attack). It will be the seventh running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

BSX2012Working Bee: Saturday July 16
Well there’s still no signs of the fresh new dirt we are waiting for so instead of waiting for it we are going to start some digging.

We have two priorities; the first is to finish off the drainage work that we started for the first half of the track. The second is to start working on our new berm combos (see diagram below). We will start to shift dirt around to start to build the outside hip jumps. At least with that work done it will be easier and quicker to get the new dirt in. If you have time to help dig tomorrow we’ll be getting started around 10pm and probably go through until 5ish. The track might be a little slick to ride, but you are also welcome to bring your bike along, and some carpet if you have any spare (to throw on the slippery bits) and have a ride as well.

If you plan to come along email webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming.

Posters
We have been doing a lot of early planning work this year for BSX, the event is six months away and we plan to have posters out in stores to help plug the event even more. If you would like to get involved with the event as a partner please let us know early so you can have your company represented on the posters. We would like to get the posters circulating around October time, so please get in early.

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2012 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for products or even services for auctions/raffles and it’s possible to make cash donations (these are made out directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital and tax receipts available). 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX track changes
We have been promissing some track changes for some time now, but have been waiting for some equipment to truck in the 100 cubic metres of new dirt (that’s approximately half as much as we have already). Instead of making you wait for us to complete the changes to see what we have planned we have a sneak peek of what is in store for you guys. The BSX track has had the same layout now for 6 years, given the size and shape of the land it’s built on it’s difficult to change that, but there’s nothing to say we can’t use a little imagination and a lot of influence from our dirt jumping brothers. These past few years we have had to contend with both rain and heat when BSX is on so any track changes would need to allow for riding no matter what the conditions. Add to that our observations of how the track is ridden both at BSX and other times. It’s the last half of the track that we plan to flatten and start again. Here is our rough guide for the third corner. The center is a dirt quarter pipe that will be approximately 1.5 meters tall and 5 meters wide. The outside will have two 90° hip jumps, they are likely to be around 1.2 meters tall. If this works according to plan it will be mirrored for the fourth corner as well. How the rest of the track will look, well, you will need to wait and see.

BSX planned track changes

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 five years the event has raised approximately $24,700 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.

14/07 Video: The Sam Willoughby ProActive Ad

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If you haven’t seen it already here’s the Sam Willoughby ProActive Ad that has stirred people up on the internet. I like the idea of more BMX on mainstream TV, to me Sam is more of a star than those other "personalities"
who endorse the same product. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxmjU2Kpkg

14/07 Video: Warwick Stevenson back in action

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Former world Elite and ABA AA Pro Champion, Warwick Stevenson, has been getting back into racing these past couple of months after a long lay off. He’s riding for the GHP Vet Pro team and currently wearing all black Fox gear. Check him out winning this A Pro main at the 2011 Coalfield Classic (Maitland, NSW) BMX Open. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1hRP13x5wo

14/07 Video: Installing a Profile outboard bottom bracket

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While checking out some sites, I came across this very handy video on the ECIBMX.com.au website that shows you step by step how a Profile outboard bottom bracket should be installed. Click here to view it: http://www.ecibmx.com.au/wordpress/random/installing-a-profile-outboard-bb/

13/07 New Rhythm "Section" Wheels n Hubs!

Crupi Parts press release
Baldwin Park, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce the release of the new Rhythm Section Wheel and hub sets.  The first edition of Rhythm wheels and hubs were so successful that we made the new wheels and hubs a priority to make them even better than before!

Rhythm "Section" hub sets are considered the most "user friendly" cassette hub on the market!  The driver has been seriously upgraded and now features a new Micro-Drive system that has 204 points of engagement.  The benefit to the multiple points of engagement is constant power at higher speeds where lower end hubs can give you interrupted engagements which may slow you down when you need power!.  The hub also features an integrated bushing system which reduces weight and makes the hub even more durable.  Check out the list of features this hub set has:

  • 6061 T-6 CNC Machined aluminum bodies
  • 204 actual points of engagement
  • The 4 cog spacers allow you to position the cog where it provides the best chain alignment
  • Hub set comes with a 16t Crupi Cog but is designed to work with any Shimano compatible cog and any Shimano type tool will remove the cog
  • All Rhythm front hubs are designed to be radial laced; if you want to!
  • MR24 (24H) front hubs feature an aluminum front axle & chromoly rear where the EXR28 and PRO36 hubs use chromoly axles throughout for strength  
  • Aluminum drivers provide plenty of strength while keeping the weight down on our 24H and 28H models but the Pro 36H hub uses a chromoly driver making it stronger than ever!  
  • The Pro hub has a solid axle which reduces flex and keeps the power going directly into your forward motion.  This new Pro36 hub will rival any Pro hub on the market if not surpass it!

Our 2012 Rhythm Section wheels are now in stock and they are better than ever!  Rhythm Section wheels feature our new micro-adjust Section hubs which have 3X the engagements as our previous model hubs making them stronger and quicker.  New colors and graphics make them even look fast! 

Crupi hubs

Crupi Wheels

Visit your nearest dealer to see the new wheels or go to our website at www.crupibmx.com to find all the details on them.

12/07 ECI at AUSBIKE

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We were excited to see that ECI will have a booth at AUSBIKE.

Generally there isn’t a lot of BMX race product at the show, but ECI carry some of the biggest brands including; Profile, Alienation, ACS, One Bicycles, Intense, Sinz, THE, Answer, Kuwahara, Dirt Designs, Funn and others.

We’ll make sure we stop by the ECI stand and get photos of the latest and greatest that they will have on display.

AUSBIKE will open on Saturday the 20th of August 2011 and run until the 22nd of August 2011, with the first two days reserved as a public-only event and the last day trade-only.

Venue: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

Melbourne Expo Pricing
Adult: $10.00 (18 years and above)
Concession: $5.00 (5 – 17 years of age)
Children Under 5 years of age: FREE

11/07 Photo: Sleeman crash sequence

by bmxultra.com
It’s still quiet on the news front so we thought we’d share this crash sequence that we caught in the finals of the Sleeman track opening.

Sleeman opening crash sequence

08/07 Review: Profile race cranks

by bmxultra.com
This weeks review is of the legendary Profile Racing race cranks. Click here to check out the review.

08/07 Waterford Oaks County Parks offers BMX fun for $1

Waterforks Oaks BMX press release
OAKLAND COUNTY – Adventure seekers are invited to try out  the sport of bicycle motor cross (BMX) for $1 at Waterford Oaks County Park.

“We’re inviting people who have never tried BMX before to come out and try the sport,” Recreation Specialist Matt Pardy said.

The event will be held Saturday, Aug.13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 and includes bike rentals, helmet rentals and track time, saving participants a total of $14.

All ages are welcome.

 “A lot of people who participate in BMX have been doing it since they were kids, and now their kids are doing it,” said Pardy. “It’s a great way to get kids active while participating in a fun family sport.”

Waterford Oaks BMX season began in May, and BMX practice is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays now through September. Weekly races take place Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons and Monday afternoons for rookie BMX racers.

The .25-mile Waterford Oaks track was built in 1974 and hosts state and national races.

The BMX track is located at 1702 Scott Lake Road in Waterford, Mich.

For more information about Waterford Oaks BMX, visit DestinationOakland.com or waterfordoaksbmx.com. Find us on Facebook.

07/07 Goldcross Cycles BSX track changes

by bmxultra.com
BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser. It will be on again on Monday January 16, 2011 (during Track Attack). It will be the seventh running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

BSX track changes
We have been promissing some track changes for some time now, but have been waiting for some equipment to truck in the 100 cubic metres of new dirt (that’s approximately half as much as we have already). Instead of making you wait for us to complete the changes to see what we have planned we have a sneak peek of what is in store for you guys. The BSX track has had the same layout now for 6 years, given the size and shape of the land it’s built on it’s difficult to change that, but there’s nothing to say we can’t use a little imagination and a lot of influence from our dirt jumping brothers. These past few years we have had to contend with both rain and heat when BSX is on so any track changes would need to allow for riding no matter what the conditions. Add to that our observations of how the track is ridden both at BSX and other times. It’s the last half of the track that we plan to flatten and start again. Here is our rough guide for the third corner. The center is a dirt quarter pipe that will be approximately 1.5 meters tall and 5 meters wide. The outside will have two 90° hip jumps, they are likely to be around 1.2 meters tall. If this works according to plan it will be mirrored for the fourth corner as well. How the rest of the track will look, well, you will need to wait and see.

BSX planned track changes

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2012 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for cash donations (tax receipts available) or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX2012About 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 five years the event has raised approximately $24,700 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.

06/07 Photo: Sleeman sequence

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We were at the historical Sleeman "Olympic standard BMX track" opening in early June and took a bunch of photos which you may have already seen. Corey Stafford took a bunch of the photos from the first ever pro final at the track and put them together in a nice sequence. We like it so much we thought we’d post it here.

Sleeman Opening pro final

05/07 www.bmxergirl.com

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It’s a little quiet on the news front, so we thought it’s time to spread some bmx loving to an all girls site made for girls by girls. Check out www.bmxergirl.com. We don’t know much about the site, but it’s sad the number of girls BMX sites that have come and gone in the time bmxultra.com is running. This one looks like it’s built to last with a good mix of articles.

04/07 Ausbike Bike Show

Ausbike press release
Ausbike was born out of necessity; before the Melbourne Ausbike Bike Show 2009, Australia had no national cycling trade expo. The show was such a success that this year there will be hundreds of exhibitors from Australia and around the world. Not only has the content of the show increased, but so has the length.

The show will open on Saturday the 20th of August 2011 and run until the 22nd of August 2011, with the first two days reserved as a public-only event and the last day trade-only.

Ausbike 2011 covers all kinds of cycling including:

  • Road, Track, Time Trial, Mountain Bikes, Cross Country, BMX, Trials, Kids, Toddlers, even Unicycles!

Not only will bikes be showing but also an unimaginable array of accessories to go with your bike and your lifestyle. This show is an absolute must-not-miss event for anyone interested in bikes or who works in the bicycle industry. Ausbike 2011 Melbourne Bike Expo will see:

Exhibition space of over 10,000sqm and an expected 10,000 bicycle enthusiast and 2500 trade experts to attend the show. Visitors will be able to:

indoor photo

  • See brands from around the world and speak to those who know them best
  • View a fantastic collection of vintage bikes proudly put on display by many of the premier collectors of Melbourne
  • Try out some of the new bikes for 2011/12 bikes
  • Catch the BMX comps
  • Look at the new cycling fashion trends including urban and sports

Pricing

Melbourne Expo Pricing
Adult: $10.00 (18 years and above)
Concession: $5.00 (5 – 17 years of age)
Children Under 5 years of age: FREE
pavillion

Venue

The Ausbike Bike Trade Expo has committed to the next 5 years in the Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne, Victoria. Located on the Epsom Road boundary this large scale contemporary Exhibition Pavilion is a striking feature of the new Melbourne Showgrounds. With access from the main road or the Grand Boulevard the Exhibition Pavilion is a versatile 10,000 sqm exhibition space featuring a flexible raised main entrance and 5 large glass tilt up doors opening directly onto the Main Arena and loading dock area.

01/07 Review: DK "Golf" Travel bag


by bmxultra.com
If you are looking for a better way to travel with your bike, to save money and headaches you should check out the DK "Golf" Travel bag. Click here to read the review.

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