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30/11 Supercross ABA’s Bike of the Year

Supercross BMX Australia press release
At the ABA Grand Nationals on the weeked Supercross won the Golden Crank Award for the Bike of the Year!

There is no doubt that the Supercross ENVY frame has been one of the most sought after race frames in BMX over the past couple of years. It’s the lightest production race frame ever made, the true F1 of BMX frames.

But wait…there’s more…

Supercross has two other frames on offer.

The Supercross BLUR is the newest to the Supercross stables. An alloy frame that shares the same race winning geometry and performance as the ENVY but at a more affordable price.

The cro-mo Supercross BOLT has been extremely popular here in Australia, especially amongst riders who demand more out of their race bike, be it the track, trails or the skate park. Again, it shares the same race winning geometry as the ENVY.

Exactly which frame won the Bike of the Year? As far as we are concerned any one of the three could have, but the winner is Supercross.

Congratulations to Bill Ryan and the crew at Supercross BMX and a massive thank you to all the Supercross owners out there.

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 also co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team and AA Pro James Lautier.

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.

30/11 Global SX Events Under New Ownership

GSX press release
The world of BMX racing has entered the mainstream, particularly after its 2008 introduction to the Olympics. Global SX Events, Inc. a BMX event promoter has been acquired by active capital firm StrateSphere LLC on October 12, 2011. StrateSphere aims to make Global SX Events and subsidiary EliteTrax, Inc, global leaders in the BMX industry.

“I’m excited to have StrateSphere LLC onboard as new owners of Global SX Events. Their experience when it comes to business strategy and development is exactly what’s needed,” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO and founder of GSX Events. “Our current GSX team knows BMX and sports, but now we will also have the sharpest business strategist in our corner.”

Global SX Events (GSX) oversees the general management of the UCI (International Cycling Union) BMX Supercross World Cup. Under their management, the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup brought in record numbers of participants and spectators. The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the world’s leading BMX racing series and serves as the main qualifying event for the 2012 Olympics.

“StrateSphere is very excited about the acquisition of Global SX Events. BMX is rapidly gaining popularity among youth as a leading global action-sport, and we are very happy to join GSX in the promotion of such an amazing and unique sport. To be a part of a worldwide phenomenon, such as the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, is a great opportunity,” explained Tariq Farwana, managing partner of StrateSphere.

GSX will receive a wealth of new strategy and development experience and ideas from their new owners at StrateSphere. The business strategy and development will enable GSX to satisfy the increased demands for cutting edge events, as well as construction of high-level BMX tracks around the world through its subsidiary, EliteTrax, Inc.

About the Union Cycliste Internationale
Founded in 1900, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling uniting the National Cycling Federations of 178 countries. www.uci.ch

About Global SX Events, Inc.
Global SX Events Inc. (GSX Events) is the premier promoter of professional BMX events internationally. The GSX team represents the leading edge of BMX events organization and have been instrumental developing the BMX Supercross World Cup series. GSX Events Inc. is headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA.
www.gsxevents.com

About EliteTrax, Inc.
EliteTrax, Inc. (EliteTrax) is committed to the development, design and construction of premier event tracks around the world. The EliteTrax team led by Tom Ritzenthaler is globally recognized delivering BMX tracks of the highest standard and is the preferred construction company of the UCI as well as the appointed track builder for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA, EliteTrax is a subsidiary of Global SX Events, Inc. www.elitetraxinc.com

About StrateSphere LLC
StrateSphere, an active capital firm, is a unique blend of a private equity and a management consulting firm. StrateSphere’s primary competency is of enabling small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to maximize their enterprise value in local and global markets.

StrateSphere aims to be a vested-interest partner of choice for SMEs in providing a comprehensive solution to their needs. In essence, StrateSphere has set out to carve a new niche in the private equity market. StrateSphere’s aim is to evolve the traditional venture capital model by blending it with aspects of management consulting, thus providing a synergistic and comprehensive offering that enables SMEs maximize their potential. StrateSphere has coined the term active capital to describe this new level of a comprehensive business proposition. www.stratesphere.com

29/11 Justin Beattie wins 3rd Victorian title

One Bicycles Australia press release
by Jim Beattie

There isn’t many races left on the race calender so we decided to make the trip to Shepparton Vic, for this years state titles. It’s been a big year for the 12yr old and since winning his third national title in Cairns Justin has added another NSW title to that and the ACT title he won in February. Shepparton is one of Justin’s favourate tracks and he was looking forward to a hit out against a quality field.

We arrived on Thursday and managed to get an hour or so of track time. This was enough to dial in most of the track which had been changed since the 2010 Aussies and was lucky because Friday practice turned out to be ridiculously hot and windy. Saturday saw rain and the cruisers run with Justins mate Jay (Ranga), who made the trip with the family, wrecking his weekend by taking himself out in practice.

Sunday started overcast on a damp but solid track. As the day progressed and the track dried out, Justin won through to his semi with out any fuss. Only ever really being pushed by fellow NSW rider Will Moran and Victorian Brock McDonald in the third moto. The semi final was a different matter.
In the semi Justin chose lane 2 , hit the gate and got pinched between Cooper Pozniak and Matt Krasevskis.  This spat him out behind the pack and forced him to pull left behind Cooper and then pin the inside line. The huge headwind worked to his advantage and he was was able to smash through the wind and win the corner by bike lengths.  A Jaw dropping move against a stacked heat.

In the final  Justin came out of lane 1 and won the first corner with  Will Moran coming up hard under Brock McDonald. Justin stayed smooth out in front for the win and Will and Brock battled it out with Will coming in 2nd.

Overall a great weekends racing and an opportunity for Justin to keep an eye on a class that is changing. The boys are hitting their teens and the obvious results are that some riders are dropping off and more importantly for him new contenders are emerging. The challenge for Justin is stay ahead of the curve and to keep winning.

The AA Men final was worth coming for alone, the weather held out and the well prepared track was a credit to the Shepparton Club.

Lastly on Justins Bike.
Justin has been riding for ONE Bicycles for the last couple of years. He rates his current frame the 2011 ONE ultimate pro his favourate and he can’t wait for the in coming 2012 frame.
 
His new SINZ  I-HUB expert wheels have taken a beating on the very green Blue Mountains second straight and came through with flying colours. These wheels are super light and are a great choice for a larger young rider looking to move up to a super tough wheelset but not pick up weight. Justin is a 56kg 12 year old who hits up 10m jumps, Check them out dads.
Also Justin has been running a SNAP chain ring, stem and wheel tensioners. The finish on these parts is as good as it gets and this is the first time that I have found a sprocket that has completely run true. Their gear is under priced at the moment and is brought in by A-Team Distro. Pro shops at races are stocking the gear. Again dads check them out. Cheap ,Light and Bling.

Thanks to ONE Team manager Shane Jenkins, ECI and Scott Hand for their ongoing belief in the team and their generous support.

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)

28/11 Eastfield Experience cancelled

Eastfield BMX Club press release
The Eastfield BMX Club regrettably announces that the Eastfield Experience that was due to be held next Sunday 4th December 2011 has been cancelled.

Despite many hours of hard work being put in and over 50mm of rain yesterday alone it has rendered the clubs facilities unsafe for riders and spectators.

Eastfield Gate practice for Tuesday 29th November will also be cancelled, as for the Luke Madill Coaching clinic  further information will follow.

On behalf of the Eastfield BMX Committee and Mother Nature please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

28/11 Goldcross Cycles BSX: New Partner, Working Bee/Ride

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, 2012 (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.

New Silver Partner: BMXMAD
BMXMAD have been supporters of BSX since the very first event we ran back in 2006, they will be joining us again for the seventh annual BSX on Monday January 16 2012.

BMXMAD is one of the few BMX specialist stores that cater especially to BMX racers. They stock some of the biggest brand names in BMX racing, and at highly competitive prices. Not only that but they can also support you with great servicing and repairs.

We’d like to send out a big thanks to Karen and Rod for their support over the years and especially for the upcoming event.

If you haven’t checked them out yet make sure you do at www.bmxmad.com.au.

BMXMAD will be donating some cool prizes so get down to BSX, buy raffle tickets, bid at the auctions and if that fails get down to the BMXMAD store and make sure you support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

Track working bee/ride schedule
Firstly I’d like to thank Craig Penglase and Toby Quinlan for their help working on the track yesterday, the third straight is looking awesome. And thanks to Ursula for her help over the weekend on the mower. The track and surrounds are rapidly returning to their former glory.

We still have plenty of work to go on the track and with that work plenty of rolling too (AKA lots of riding). So we have a busy weekend of digging and riding ahead.

  • Saturday December 3. 10am until late
  • Sunday December 4. 10am until late

We REALLY need your help!

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know if you are coming and if you need directions, or have any questions.

BSX2011 Video
It’s crazy to think that BSX2011 was over 10 months ago and we still haven’t managed to finish off the DVD. Needless to say BSX, a one day event, keeps us busy all year round. But rest assured that it’s getting there. Thanks again to Poison City Records for supplying the music. Check out the intro/crash sequence that we have uploaded to YouTube.
http://youtu.be/Dy0Cb2zVxbQ

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.

BSX2012Posters
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.

The Goldcross Cycles BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by 

Platinum Partners
Goldcross Cycles (www.goldcross.com.au)

Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
A-Team Distrobution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)
Custom Vehicle Painting
Connections BMX (www.connectionsbmx.com)

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.

25/11 Supercross Australia at the Victorian State Championships

Supercross BMX Australia press release
We had two riders representing the Supercross BMX Australia factory team at the Victorian State Championships in Shepparton on the weekend. Brandan Bullows was finally free of injury and joined Max Cairns in the A Pro field.

Max CairnsBrandan Bullows was struggling a little with the gate, he made it through to the quarter finals but that’s where his titles ended.

Max Cairns has been one of the most consistant A Pro riders in Victoria over the past 12 months, and his track record at Shepparton is near perfect. Max strung together some great races, and when it came to the final he got the squeeze down the first straight. After looking like he was out of the running, Max clawed his way back into the pointy end of the field by the last corner and crossed the line in third.

It was a great effort for both team riders.

The Supercross Australia team is sponsored by Supercross BMX, Speedline Parts, bmxultra.com and Dirt Designs.

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 also co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team and AA Pro James Lautier.

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.

25/11 New BMXPress Mag out now

BMXPRESS Magazine press release
BMXPRESS Magazine has been published now for over 12 years and has been supporting the Australian and NZ riders, scene and industry both nationally and internationally throughout this time, and taking BMX to the community.

Issue #57 of BMXPRESS Magazine is milestone for us with our biggest issue ever. You will get 132 pages (including cover) of wall-to-wall 100% bmx racing covering 16 race events, interviews, lifestyle stories, and MUCH MORE, all wrapped up in an oversized format magazine. All this and still only AUD$9.95.

So don’t forget to grab your copy from your local newsagent. If they don’t have it, they can order it in just for you from Network Services. You can do the same in NZ which is available through Gordon and Gotch.

A huge thank you goes out to all those who support BMXPRESS Magazine.

24/11 Goldcross Cycles BSX: New Partner, BSX2011 Video, Working Bee/Ride

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, 2012 (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.

New Gold Partner: Answer BMX
We are very pleased to announce that Answer BMX will be joining us as a Gold Partner for BSX2012. Answer BMX have been an innovator and leader in the carbon fork market for many many years. They recently released the first adjustable stem, their product range also includes super lightweight wheel sets, bars and cranks.

As a Gold Partner Answer BMX will be generously donating over $1000 worth of product for prizes at BSX.

BSX wouldn’t be such a success year after year if not for the support of companies like Answer BMX.

A massive thanks to Answer BMX and the Australian Distributor ECI for the awesome products.

If you haven’t checked them out yet make sure you do at BSX, buy raffle tickets, bid at the auctions and if that fails get down to your local bike shop and make sure you support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

BSX2011 Video
It’s crazy to think that BSX2011 was over 10 months ago and we still haven’t managed to finish off the DVD. Needless to say BSX, a one day event, keeps us busy all year round. But rest assured that it’s getting there. Thanks again to Poison City Records for supplying the music. Check out the intro/crash sequence that we have uploaded to YouTube.
http://youtu.be/Dy0Cb2zVxbQ

Track working bee/ride schedule
We still have plenty of work to go on the track and with that work plenty of rolling too (AKA lots of riding). So we came up with a schedule for the next few weeks.

  • Saturday November 26. 10am until late
  • Sunday November 27. 12:30pm until late
  • Saturday December 3. 10am until late

We REALLY need your help!

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know if you are coming and if you need directions, or have any questions.

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.

BSX2012Posters
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.

The Goldcross Cycles BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by 

Platinum Partners
Goldcross Cycles (www.goldcross.com.au)

Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
A-Team Distrobution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)
Custom Vehicle Painting
Connections BMX (www.connectionsbmx.com)

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.

24/11 Team Kuwahara at the Victorian State Championships

Kuwahara Team rider Liam SteeleTeam Kuwahara press release
It was a great weekend of racing at the Victorian State Championships held in Shepparton. The track was fast and held up to the weather conditions. 

Team rider Liam Steele, consistently finished first all day and won his final, taking out first place in the Dynamite Series for the 11 boys.  This gives Liam the opportunity to represent Victoria in the national Dynamite round at the Aussies in 2012.  After a crash on Sunday in his 3rd moto, Liam still finished 6th in his semi final for his age class, which was a great effort amoungst a tough crowd.  

Jesse Eagles competed on Sunday in the 18 boys class, had a great day finishing 5th in his final. 

Dean Steele managed 6V in cruiser and followed up on Sunday with a 7V in his 20” age class.

We’d like to send out a big thanks to Kuwahara and Elite Cycles Imports for their support through out the year. 

We’re looking forward to an even more successful 2012 race season.

24/11 Speedline/Supercross BMX Australia team update

Supercross BMX Australia press release
Half of the national Speedline/Supercross team hit up Shepparton for the Victorian State Championships over the weekend, and as per usual they all did an awesome job representing!

Speedline/Supercross Australia team rider Simon TrewinSaturday – 24" classes
Dave comport 2v. 40-44
Simon Trewin 3v. 35-39
Stewart Kelly 10th. 30-34
Craig Penglase 21st. 40-44

Sunday – 20" classes
Madie Guyers 7v. 13 girls
Craig Austin 11th. 30-34
Stewart Kelly 5v. 30+ Masters
Simon Trewin 3v. 35-39
Craig Penglase 15th. 40-44

A massive congratulations to all riders we are very proud of you all, you are all champions!

The team roster
David Elms – Qld
Peter Little – Qld
Simon Trewin – Vic
Craig Penglase – Vic
Craig Merritt – Vic
Craig Austin – Vic
Dave Comport – Vic
Danny Galea – Vic
Stewart Kelly – Vic
Paul Tomkinson – SA
Brett Malic – SA
Maddie Guyers – SA

The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team is proudly supported by
Speedline Parts, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, bmxultra.com and TECH.

Speedline Parts
Speedline Parts is a bicycle parts manufacture located in Southern California. We currently produce cranksets, pedals, chains, headsets, and seatpost clamps. All of our products are tested and used by team riders. Speedline Parts are distributed in Australia by Supercross BMX Australia.

Supercross BMX Australia
Supercross BMX is a leader in BMX by design, innovation and manufacturing. The Supercross ENVY is the lightest production frame, full stop! However there is much more to the brand than the ENVY frame. There is also the alloy BLUR and the cromo BOLT LT, both of which have the same race winning geometry as the ENVY. Supercross BMX currently produces some of the most respected cromo/heat treated handlebars and forks in the business as well as hubs, stems, seats, posts, tires, cranks and a while lot more.

Supercross BMX Australia are the exclusive Australian distributor, keeping prices competitive and in many cases cheaper than the US. On top of that SX Australia put back into Australian BMX sponsoring some of the most talented riders in Australia on the Supercross Australia factory team and supporting the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia and bmxultra.com teams. Supercross BMX Australia is also a big supporter of the BSX charity event.

23/11 SSquared Bicycles now available in Australia from ECI

ECI press release
Over 10 years of research, study, and tests have produced a frame built to meet the rapidly changing demands of BMX race equipment.

Ssquared Bicycles proudly brings you the "CEO", a frame designed to deliver results. 

Ssquared

Every frame is hand made in the USA – Each Ssquared frame is checked on a frame table for straightness. The bottom brackets and head sets are faced and chased all after heat treating to make sure everything goes together with ease.

Available in 13 different sizes:

Micro, Mini, Junior, Expert, Expert XL, Pro, Pro XL, Pro XXL, Junior Cruiser, Expert Cruiser, Pro Cruiser, Pro XL Cruiser and Pro XXL Cruiser.

Frame Size Top Tube Head Angle Chain Stay Seat Angle BB Height Weight (lbs)
Micro 16.5 72.5 12.5 / 13.75 69 10.7 / 8 1.9
Mini 17.5 72.5 12.5 / 13.75 69 10.7 / 8 2.1
Junior 18.25 72.5 12.5 / 13.75 69 10.7  / 8 2.6
Expert 19.5 73 13 / 14.5 70 11 2.7
Expert XL 20.25 73 13 / 14.5 71 11 – 11.2 3.1
Pro 20.75 74 14 / 15.5 72 11.5 – 11.7 3.8
Pro XL 21.25 74 14.25 / 15.75 72 11.5 – 11.7 3.9
Pro XXL 21.5 74 14.5 / 15.75 72.5 11.5 – 11.7 3.9
Jr Cru 18.4 72.5 14.4 / 15.74 69.5 11.1 2.7
Ex Cru 20 73 14.4 / 15.74 70 11.5 2.8
Pro Cru 20.5 73.5 14.5 / 15.75 71 11.5 – 11.7 3.2
Pro XL Cru 21.5 73.5 14.5 / 15.75 71 11.5 – 11.7 3.9
Pro XXL Cru 22 73.5 14.5 / 15.75 71 11.5 – 11.7 4

These frames are in stock now, and available from your local ECI dealer.

23/11 Elite Racing Supplies update

Elite Racing Supplies press release
Elite Racing Supplies wishes to congratulate all racers who raced at the 2011 Victorian State Titles. Well Done.

For all of you who supported "behind" the scenes, the event could not have been put on without you. Your Winners Too.

Update on Brett Herreen racing for Elite Racing Supplies at the 2011 Victorian State Titles.

Brett had an accident in the AA Pros third moto and has hurt his shoulder quite badly. Brett was unable to continue and has since had a few x rays and so forth back here in Adelaide. The news at this stage doesnt seem good and Brett maybe off the bike for a while and work too. Bad luck Brett and hope you recover soon.

The connection with Elite Racing Supplies and TNT Bicycles keeps getting stronger.

I just had a conversation with a person in the United States about TNT Bicycles and the all new TNT Peacemaker Pro Cassettes.

The story unfolds that he asked me if I was working on the next batch of hubs for the "new year release". I asked, him what he meant and he said "you make the peacemakers don’t you". I told… him that I was only an "Agent for TNT Bicyles" here in Australia and we both had a bit of a chuckle over it.

This goes to prove the connection with ELITE and TNT is very strong and the amount of promoting ELITE has done for TNT is working – Too Well.

So for all you BMX Racers out there who want the best hubsets on the market, from the most Legendary Hub Set maker in the history of BMX. You should only deal direct with ELITE RACING SUPPLIES

4 weeks to the begining of the Christmas Week, Christmas laybys available from ELITE RACING SUPPLIES. All orders to eliteracingsupplies@westnet.com.au

22/11 Team bmxultra.com at the Victorian State Championships

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com crew headed to Shepparton for the Victorian State Championships on the weekend, and once again created an ocean of blue with nearly every team rider making it to the podium over the weekend.

Saturday – Cruisers

It was hot and there were some rain showers on Saturday, making conditions very humid, but the track held up extremely well.

  • Scooby Guyers 19-24 Men’s cruiser 3rd place
  • Dane Pangallo 25-29 Men’s cruiser 2nd place
  • Aaron Rogers 30-34 Men’s cruiser 6th place
  • Jamie Bullows 35-39 Men’s cruiser missed the cut for the main
  • Shane Jenkins 40-44 Men’s cruiser 6th place

Sunday – 20"

After heavy rainfall overnight the track held up well, it was a lot cooler and there was a lot of wind but the track was still smooth and super fast.

  • Levi Collins was off to a slow start in the AA Pro class, with a 5th in his first moto, but he got it together after that and made it through to the final where he mixed it up with some of the biggest names in Australian BMX racing. He finished a respectable 6th place
  • Adam Carey missed the cut for the AA Pro semi
  • Scooby Guyers missed the cut for the A Pro quarters
  • Dane Pangallo was eliminated in the A Pro quarter finals but finished in 6th place in the 25-29 men
  • Chase Collins finished up with a 3rd place in the 19-24 Men
  • Aaron Rogers got 3rd place in the 30-34 Men
  • Jamie Bullows placed 3rd in the 30+ Masters
  • Shane Jenkins ended up with 2nd place in the 30+ Masters

It was a great effort by all team riders.

Jamie Bullows will be hanging up his bike for a while, we wish him luck and look forward to seeing him again sometime in the near future.

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

22/11 HRVfitness team at the Victorian Titles

HRVfitness press release
Wow what a fantastic weekend of racing, the weather wasn’t the greatest but the track was in great shape. HRVfitness had there three super stars out in force, including the newest addition AA rider Joel Clark.
Joel picked up all his new bits a pieces on wednesday so by sunday race time he was about 95% comfortable on new the bike. Joel looked great in his motos and managed to take out a few wins. But today wasn’t his day, after an awesome start in the semi final he had some trouble with the hurricane winds and missed out on making the main.

Brandon "The Freako" Te Hiko was on fire all day but bit off a little more than he could chew by racing two classes. Brandon looked great dominating 14 boys all day and winning his quarter final in A men, but when he had to race two semi finals in a row it was a little too much. The Freako missed out on making his first A pro final but made up for it by smashing the rest of the field in the 14 boys and taking home the win.

Jaden looked unstoppable all day and didn’t lose a race. Jaden took out his fourth #1 Victoria in a row and showed the rest of the class he is determine to win back his World #1 in 2012.

HRVfitness would like to thank their supporters: Speed, Skin Industries, THE, BMXpress, Altegra, Sinz, Phirebird

21/11 Photos: Victorian State Championships, Shepparton, Victoria

by bmxultra.com
It was an intense pace at the Victorian State Championships in Shepparton Victoria. There was no time to pick up the camera so Glenn Suridge took some happy snaps for us. Click here to check them out.

18/11 Review: Profile crank arm removal tool

by bmxultra.com
If you run Profile cranks, or even something similar, read this review now!

18/11 Trail and Track race team

Trail and Track Cycles press release
The crew at TRAIL and TRACK CYCLES would like to announce their new look race team .

Joining Brodie & Darren Fitzpatrick, Jake Waterfall and Ben Ramage will be,

Aussie Cormack   7 sprockets
Harry Cormack   11 boys
Coby Stagg    8 girls
Grace Galley   12 girls
Nick Searle    15 boys
Neil Searle    45-49 men

I hope you all enjoy being part of the trail and track team, as we will having you around us.  

Keep an eye on the guys and girls as they will be using most of the latest and greatest products during the next year.

17/11 41 years of BMX

by bmxultra.com
After posting the Shane Jenkins milestone yesterday it jolted our memory that BMX turned 41 years old on November 14. We’re sorry we missed it.

You may remember that Scot Breithaupt organised a massive weekend of BMXing in California in celebration of the 40 years of BMX. It was proclaimed then that the birthday of BMX is officially November 14 1970.

When the next big celebrations will happen is anyone’s guess, but I think we’ll have a BBQ each year at the bmxultra.com compound as an annual bash.

16/11 bmxultra.com’s Shane Jenkins milestone

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com crew will head to Shepparton for the Victorian State Championships this weekend.

Shane Jenkins will be competing at his 29th consecutive Victorian State Championships event.

This is what he had to say about the milestone

"I didn’t think I was going to keep the run going, I had grand plans to hit the ABA Grand Nationals this year instead, but things didn’t go to plan. So, at this point, it’s looking good for 30 years at Knox next year. We’ll have to wait and see.

I feel very lucky to have been able to compete at so many title events over the years and I am very grateful for the support from my family and friends.

The sport has taught me many life lessons, one of the most important lessons is that there’s always another race. Also, BMX has taught me that if you want something you have to work hard for it, you can apply that to more than just sport.

Over the years I have seen the highs and lows of the sport and have seen many people come and go. Some of my best friends are people I have met through BMX racing and many of them will be at Shepparton.

I look forward to racing this weekend, I think the track will make for some very exciting racing. While I’m not exactly fit at the moment the titles are always a fun event, on and off the track."

Shane will be competing in the 40-44 cruiser class on Saturday and the 30+ masters class on Sunday. Also attending are fellow team members Scooby Guyers, Levi Collins, Chase Collins, Dane Pangello, Adam Carey, Jamie Bullows, and Aaron Rogers.

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

15/11 Goldcross Cycles BSX: Major Prizes ready to go

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, 2012 (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.

Major prizes from Goldcross Cycles are ready to go
As the naming rights partner for the Goldcross Cycles BSX Goldcross really went out on a limb to make sure everyone will be blown away by some of the major prizes at BSX2012.

As BSX is a great day for riding it’s also a fund raiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital. Where 100% of profits go to the RCH.

So if you show up to the Goldcross Cycles BSX on Monday January 16, 2012 you can be in the running for the following prizes;

  • GT Speed series 20 XL bike
  • GT Power series JNR bike
  • GT Speed series frame 24”

All supplied by Goldcross Cycles.

So, you work out how you can get to BSX and we’ll work out how you can win.

Remember, you will have to be there to win!

Without the help of such generous partners BSX wouldn’t be possible. A big thanks to the Goldcross Cycles crew for all their support for BSX2012. Don’t forget to support those who support BMX racing.

Goldcross Cycles prizes for BSX2012

Track working bee/ride schedule
We still have plenty of work to go on the track and with that work plenty of rolling too AKA lots of riding. So we came up with a schedule for the next few weeks.

  • Saturday November 26. 10am until late
  • Sunday November 27. 12:30pm until late
  • Saturday December 3. 10am until late

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know if you are coming and if you need directions, or have any questions.

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.

BSX2012Posters
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.

The Goldcross Cycles BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by 

Platinum Partners
Goldcross Cycles (www.goldcross.com.au)

Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
A-Team Distrobution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)
Custom Vehicle Painting
Connections BMX (www.connectionsbmx.com)

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.

14/11 Jayco 2011 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards

by bmxultra.com
The Jayco 2011 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards were on Friday night and our BMXers were once again rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in Australian cycling. Even former BMX Olympian Jared Graves took a win in the Elite Male Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year. Caroline Buchanan won an impressive third Elite Female BMX Cyclist of the Year award. Here’s how the rest of the awards went down:

  • SBS Television Elite Male Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year – Jared Graves
  • Singapore Airlines Elite Male BMX Cyclist of the Year – Sam Willoughby
  • Singapore Airlines Elite Female BMX Cyclist of the Year – Caroline Buchanan
  • Junior Male BMX Cyclist of the Year – Darryn Goodwin *
  • Junior Female BMX Cyclist of the Year – Melinda McLeod **
  • Australian Sports Commission Volunteers of the Year Awards
      • BMX Australia – BEVERLEY WENSLEY

11/11 Review: Speedline Integrated Headset

by bmxultra.com
The Speedline Integrated Headset has been impressive to say the least, a reasonable price tag and a massive range of colours, you can’t go wrong. Click here to read the full review.

11/11 bmxultra.com’s Team at the Knox Thunderdome

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com crew headed to Knox for the Thunderdome on the weekend.

Levi Collins was flying in AA Pro, although he was struggling a little with the flat start hill. He was off to a slow start in the final on Saturday night and just couldn’t find his way through the field finishing up with eighth. It was a dfferent story in Sunday’s final where he found his way to the podium, finishing up with a third.

Chase Collins is getting back into the AA Pro mix, he rode well on the weekend, but wasn’t able to make the cut for the final on either day.

Shane Jenkins qualified in fifth place for the 30 & Over open class main and was off to a reasonable start, and was mid field going into the second corner but that’s where he ran out of legs and finished up with eighth for the weekend.

Aaron Rogers was riding well in the 30 & Over open class but just missed the cut for the main.

The next stop for the team is at the Victorian State Championships at Shepparton in a weeks time.

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

10/11 Goldcross Cycles BSX: Track working bee/ride session on this Saturday

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, 2012 (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.

Track working bee/ride session on this Saturday
We still have a lot of work to do to get the track changes to a point where we will be 100% happy with them. If you have some spare time up your sleeve on Saturday (November 12) for a dig and a ride we’ll be kicking off at 10am and will fire up the BBQ at around 1pm.

The first half of the track is still ridable, so there will be plenty of opportunity to have a ride if we don’t get finished with the third straight.

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know if you are coming and if you need directions, or have any questions.

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.

BSX2012Posters
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.

The Goldcross Cycles BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by 

Platinum Partners
Goldcross Cycles (www.goldcross.com.au)

Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
A-Team Distrobution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)
Custom Vehicle Painting
Connections BMX (www.connectionsbmx.com)

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.

10/11 Speedline/Supercross BMX Australia team update

Supercross BMX Australia press release
Some of the Victorian Speedline/Supercross BMX team riders hit up the Knox Thunderdome over the weekend.

Speedline/Supercross team rider Simon TrewinSimon Trewin elected to race in the old school class, he may not have been on a Supercross or using Speedline parts, but he still took the win in his team Speedline/Supercross jersey.

David Comport was in the highly competitive 30+ Open Wheel class, he rode very well all weekend and took third place in the final.

Stewart Kelly was keen to take his new ENVY cruiser for a ride so entered two classes. He finished fifth in the 30-39 mens class but he missed the main in the combined 30 & Over cruiser.

Craig Austin started off his weekend with a crash, but finished off well to take sixth place in the 30-39 mens class.

The team roster
David Elms – Qld
Peter Little – Qld
Simon Trewin – Vic
Craig Penglase – Vic
Craig Merritt – Vic
Craig Austin – Vic
Dave Comport – Vic
Danny Galea – Vic
Stewart Kelly – Vic
Paul Tomkinson – SA
Brett Malic – SA
Maddie Guyers – SA

The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team is proudly supported by
Speedline Parts, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, bmxultra.com and TECH.

Speedline Parts
Speedline Parts is a bicycle parts manufacture located in Southern California. We currently produce cranksets, pedals, chains, headsets, and seatpost clamps. All of our products are tested and used by team riders. Speedline Parts are distributed in Australia by Supercross BMX Australia.

Supercross BMX Australia
Supercross BMX is a leader in BMX by design, innovation and manufacturing. The Supercross ENVY is the lightest production frame, full stop! However there is much more to the brand than the ENVY frame. There is also the alloy BLUR and the cromo BOLT LT, both of which have the same race winning geometry as the ENVY. Supercross BMX currently produces some of the most respected cromo/heat treated handlebars and forks in the business as well as hubs, stems, seats, posts, tires, cranks and a while lot more.

Supercross BMX Australia are the exclusive Australian distributor, keeping prices competitive and in many cases cheaper than the US. On top of that SX Australia put back into Australian BMX sponsoring some of the most talented riders in Australia on the Supercross Australia factory team and supporting the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia and bmxultra.com teams. Supercross BMX Australia is also a big supporter of the BSX charity event.

09/11 Shepparton Coaching, Cluby and working bee this weekend

by Bryan Kennedy
Shepparton has Coaching, Cluby and working bee this weekend if you want to get in some last minute training before the Victorian State championships the following weekend.

Saturday

  • 10am coaching $15
  • 12pm working bee to prep track for states

Sunday

  • 10am Rego for cluby
  • 12pm gate drops cluby starts

09/11 Elite Racing Supplies Christmas Laybys

Elite Racing Supplies press release
It is only SIX weeks to the beginning of the Christmas Week. Yeah thats right six weeks only.  For those of you who are interested in purchases for Christmas from Elite Racing Supplies. Dont forget that at Elite Racing Supplies we have ALWAYS offered payment plans since ERS was started. Take the opportunity to use the ERS Payment Plans as “Christmas Laybys”.

The following is how the “Christmas Laybys” will work.

ERS Cardio Training Bars                              $110.00           4 X weekly payments of $27.50        
ERS Racing Jersey Tops                                 $49.99             2 X weekly payments of $25.00
ERS T Shirts and Singlets                              $39.99             2 X weekly payments of $20.00
ERS Racing Number Plates                            $29.99             2 X weekly payments of $15.00

TNT Peacemaker Pro Cassette Hub Sets        $358.95           4 X weekly payments of $89.70
TNT Revolver Hub Sets                                 $172.95           4 X weekly payments of $43.20
TNT Derringer Hub Sets                                 $139.95           4 X weekly payments of $34.95

Examples of multiple purchases
3 X plates is                                                    $89.97             3 X weekly payments of 29.99
1 plate and 1 jersey top is                               $79.98             4 X weekly payments of 19.99

Contact me for your specific payment plan.

All South Australian purchases can have the postage reduced if you arrange to pick up your purchases from me at one of the five tracks I train and race at. Contact me for new prices for pick up of purchases.

All overseas purchases must contact me for actual shipping costs to your country and the prices will be changed to reflect this.

Further pictures can be found at the following link.

http://www.eliteracingsupplies.com.au/gallery

All orders to be placed by direct email to eliteracingsupplies@westnet.com.au

08/11 Bodi Turner – King of Thunderdome

BMXMAD press release
Bodi Turner enjoyed a successful two days of racing at the Knox BMX ‘Thunderdome’ event over the weekend.

Bodi raced in the AA mens class winning the main on Saturday and coming 2nd on Sunday.
The AA race is always the highlight of the day and when no one can pick which of the 8 finalist will win makes for a very exciting final. Bodi had a great start being in 3rd position by the first berm and moving into 2nd by the second berm. He was super smooth all day in the third straight and was able to pass to be in top positon by the last berm. He was super excited to have won his first AA mens final. On Sunday the final was again hard to pick. Bodi was in 3rd position again coming into the first berm but was knocked and unclipped putting him back to 7th. He caught up to 5th by the 2nd berm and then was sitting in 3rd by the last berm. He chased the riders down the last straight to finish in 2nd place.

Bodi Turner at the Knox Thunderdome

Bodi was also crowned ‘King of Thunderdome’ with a very impressive 31.228 seconds.

Sponsored by: Intense, ECI and BMXMAD

08/11 Supercross Australia’s Max Cairns at the Knox Thunderdome

Supercross BMX Australia press release
15 year old Max Cairns was flying in a large A Pro field at the Knox Thunderdome over the weekend.

On Saturday Max was killing it in his motos and posted the fastest time of any of the A Pro laps for the day in his semi. When the gate dropped in the main he was let down by his Shimano clip pedals and unclipped down the hill. He did manage to get going again pretty quickly and was making a move for third entering the last corner where he nearly collided with the rider in front, avoiding a big crash Max backed right off but managed to hold on to the fourth place to the line.

We put some Speedline clip pedals on the bike on Sunday morning and Max was all set for another big day. Max’s goal for the day, spurred on by Body Turner, was to race the clock and see what time he could get. He posted the five fastest laps for all A Pro riders in his five race laps, two of them under 33 seconds and his final time would have put him on the podium in the AA Pro field. Needless to say Max took the win in the A Pro final on board his Speedline equipped Supercross Blur.

Keep an eye on Max over the coming months, he’s only going to get faster as he surges towards the AA Pro class.

Max Cairns at Knox Thunderdome

The Supercross Australia team is sponsored by Supercross BMX, Speedline Parts, bmxultra.com and Dirt Designs.

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 also co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team and AA Pro James Lautier.

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.

08/11 Morphine Industries’ BMC cleans up in Puerto Rico

Morphine Industries press release
There is nothing worse than someone hanging in Florida calling his boys up north in Ohio and rubbing it in that it is 90 degrees and they are training hard and hanging at the beach. 

After Disney, deciding that the racing and weather in Florida are too good to leave yet, 19-27X Brandon McCoy made the jump to Puerto Rico to continue his run at the title. 

Brandon hit the track Friday for practice and loosen-up after the flight and long 3 hour drive from San Juan airport.  Rumor has it that he had to sit by someone’s grandma holding her pet goat for the three hour ride.

The race proved to be small with less than 30 motos.  However, 19-27X had some comp and BMC made quick work of it taking the top spot in the main event on Saturday.  Sunday was groundhog day as Brandon dominated from start to finish with another earned top spot at the line.

The Morphine Crew will be in full force headed to Tulsa in a few weeks.  With Most riders in top NAG positions, it will be a great weekend of bumping and banging and we hope you are there to be part of the fun.

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

07/11 Photos: Knox Thunderdome and Old school show

by bmxultra.com
For the first time in years we made the special effort to get down to Knox Thunderdome early to catch the old school show. There was an amazing array of bikes from BMX past and even Takashi from Kuwahara was there signing posters and t-shirts. We had a hard time finding time for photos on Saturday only taking a few, so Glenn Suridge took the camera on Sunday and got some more for us. Thanks Glenn. Click here to check them out.

07/11 Elite Racing Supplies news

Elite Racing Supplies press release
Elite Racing Supplies in Australia has now received it’s first shipment of TNT Peacemaker Pro Racing Cassette Hubs. These sensational hub sets are only available directly through Elite Racing Supplies.
TNT Peacemaker Pro’s are $358.95, which includes RRP including GST and Registered and Insured post directly to your door Australia wide, no more to pay. Overseas shipping will be at actual cost and price adjusted to reflect this.

Elite Racing Supplies wishes Brett Herreen the best of luck for the upcoming Victoria State Titles.

As Co Sponsors of this years 2011 Retro Grands in NSW. Elite Racing Supplies wishes to congratulate all racers who participated and for the spectators who came and showed their support. Not forgetting all the behind the scenes people who made the even happen.

Elite Racing Supplies also wishes to congratulate the following riders who raced for Elite Racing Supplies at the 2011 Retro Grands in the Vet Pro Finals. Craig Fisher #1 in the VPF, Ben Mcdonald #3 in the VPF and Glynn Hicks #6 in the VPF.

Well done guys and thanks for helping to promote the all new Elite Racing Supplies Racing Jersey Tops.

04/11 bmxultra.com’s Team at Shepparton Shakedown

bmxultra.com press release
Some of the bmxultra.com team riders headed to the Shepparton Shakedown for the pre-title event. The weather was awesome and the track was smooth and fast.

Levi Collins was flying in AA Pro, and looked very comfortable pulling massive whips for the crowd over the pro section although his day ended early and in a way he’d rather forget. Just learn from Levi’s mistake kiddies, don’t miss staging.

Dane Pangallo was struggling a little with the Shepparton track in the A Pro class, but managed to pull it all together in time to make the semi where he finished second. When the gate dropped in the main he didn’t get the best of snaps and was left playing catch up. When the dust settled he finished a reputable fifth place.

Chase Collins had some tough competition in the 19-24 men but took the overall win.

Shane Jenkins took the second in the 40-44 mens class and looks to be getting back into form just in time for some big races.

Jamie Bullows in the USA
Jamie Bullows headed to the Disney Cup in Florida on the last leg of his tour of the USA. He came up against some tough competition on a very demanding track but still had a whole lot of fun and brought back a pile of stories to share with the team.

The next stop for the team is at the Knox Thunderdome this weekend.

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

04/11 Morphine Industries Disney Race Report

Morphine Industries press release
Approaching the end of year means one last party and what place better than Orlando, FL and the Disney Cup….and hey the Morphine Crew is always down with a party. We all headed to Orlando for a three day week end of fun, party, pranks and some racing.  We knew it was going to be a weekend to remember when we rolled into the hotel to find the county jail complex next store.

With almost a complete rooster, we hit he track, rig and all for practice Friday morning.  Track was dialed and the weather was epic and the crew was riding well.

AA PRO- Mike Kapes started Friday racing by lighting up the track with a great set of moto laps. That had him heading to the main for sure.  However, a bump or two and he fell short but looked great to open the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, Mike was all about ripping his motos.  However, in the AA ranks there is no room for mistakes and lane choice matters.  Mike found himself just shy both days of the main as he battled with the BMX best.

A PRO – Jason LaRev was all about getting back in the groove for the weekend.  He pounded out some great moto laps to start the weekend but found himself short of the main on Friday..  Jason came back Saturday and Sunday showing some stylist hot laps moving forward out of motos.  However, JRev found himself narrowly missing the main again on Saturday.  Sunday was another story as JRev swagged his way to the main and round out the weekend with a 7th.

Vet Pro – Tim Dinger coming back after a blown knee was welcomed as he hit the track for the first big race back.  Tim showed no loss in flash and his ability to woo the crowd as he rolled into the main event.  Dinger found himself in the mix during the main but a bump and a grind found him throwing some style and rolling thru in 8th.

Saturday and Sunday found Dinger making his way through the ranks and landing himself in the main.  Déjà vu was in play as he found himself repeating both days with a solid 7th at the white line.   Dinger has vowed to keep training and be on point for some glory in Okie.  We got to say thanks to Tim for dressing up the pit area with some hotness – his fiancé Kim.   That girl can drink some sweet tea.

36-40X –Doran Bradshaw coming off a busted up rib cage found himself in the mix and feeling close to 100 percent.  Racing 20” on Friday, Doran cruised through  the class and planted his tire on the gate for the main.  When the gate dropped, Doran immediately was in the mix and banging bars down the first straight with his bike to a solid 5th at the line.

Saturday, Doran switched over the cruiser and flowed with the same grace as he did on the 20”.  Doran cruised to a 4th on his 20” bettering himself by a spot from Friday.  Sunday he rolled back to the start on cruiser.  Doran continued to better himself by taking 4th for the day.  Great weekend for Doran as he gets back on point for killing it at the Grands.

28-35X – Charlie Hunt came into Disney to do work and continue his quest for top NAG spot.  Friday proved to be a perfect day for “2 for 20”.  Charlie rolled thru the ranks in booth Class and Cruiser and took the Uno spot on the podium.

On Saturday, Charlie continued his quest for slash marks.  Charlie once again rolled thru cruiser to take the 1.  On 20” Charlie battled but settled for the 3 at the line.  Sunday was all of the same for Charlie with a solid 1 in cruiser making it a perfect cruiser weekend.  Charlie took the 2 spot on 20” giving him a 1-2-3 for the weekend.

19-27X – Brandon “Fly Boy” McCoy started the weekend out on fire in the toughest class in BMX.  He charged wire to wire in motos and worked his way thru 1/4s and semis to line up at the main.  When the gate dropped Brandon, went wire-to-wire to dominate the main and take the top spot.

Saturday and Sunday started off looking like a repeat of Friday as Brandon rolled thru the class with blazing speed both days.  Some banging and love tapping proved to get the better of him ,however, as he settled for a 7th and Saturday and an 8th on Sunday.

15X – Jared “Doc” Johnson hit the track smoking as well on Friday.  Jared raged thru class and hit the main in cruise control.  With an epic pass in the last turn Jared took over the top spot and didn’t look back.

Saturday, Jared was determined to join Charlie with the repeat.  He rolled thru tough motos and battled to the end of the main to settle for s deuce at the line.  Sunday was another great day for Jared as he battled his way to the main with dominance in his motos.  He again battled in the main but having a bobble, Jared recovered to take the 5th place finish at the line.

14X –Noah Reeves looked great in practice and hit the first moto in the battle for first but was side hooked by a rider and took a bad crash over the second jump down the first straight.  With most of his skin left on the track, Noah tried to come back for his second moto but was unable to hold on to his bars with a badly hurt left hand.  Noah was forced to watch from the sidelines for the rest of the weekend trying to put the moves on Dinger’s fiancé….you dawg..

12X – Richie Dey started the weekend as a crowd pleaser boosting the first straight.  Friday, Richie horsed his way to the main with a solid 5 in a stacked class.  Saturday, Richie continued to ride and air it out weaving his way to the main taking a spot one better than Friday.  Sunday Richie, pounded down the straights leaving his mark on the track and taking a solid 6th at the line.

The weekend gave us a solid peak in the 2012 season as a team with our riding, our brotherhood and ….ooh the pranking.  My jaw still hurts from getting slapped with Big Black.  And Brandon will never look at tooth brushing the same.  Got to start getting this stuff on film for sure. 

The Crew is strapping it on and head to Tulsa in a few weeks.  Be sure to keep your eye on the Pink, Black and White.  We will be sure to banging for the tops spots.

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

04/11 Videos: Crupi BMX

by bmxultra.com
Brittney Swingrover (daughter of Greg) from Crupi sent over a link to some team rider videos. So get up close and personal with Collin Hudson, Josh Klatman and Justin Anderson by clicking on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/brittneyswingrover

03/11 Speedline/Supercross BMX Australia team update

Supercross BMX Australia press release
It’s been a couple of weeks since our original announcement and the Speedline/Supercross team have been standing high on podiums already.

In Queensland
Peter Little has had a nice run, he finished up with a third place in Pro Open, first in age class and won the (pro) dash for cash at a two day event in Proserpine. That followed a sixth place at in pro open men at the Rocktober carnival in Townsville.

David Elms also rode at the Proserpine carnival taking the win in both the 35+ 20" and 35+ cruiser classes.

Victorian Pre-titles at Shepparton Victoria
Speedline/Supercross team rider Simon TrewinA bunch of the team riders were at the pre-title event in Shepparton in preparation for the upcoming Victorian State Championships.

Simon Trewin took a second in the combined 25-39 mens cruiser class, he went on to win the 35-39 mens 20" class.

David Comport took the win in the 40-44 mens cruiser class.

Craig Penglase was also in the 40-44 mens cruiser but was still suffering from illness, he missed the cut for semis, feeling a little better on the Sunday Craig made the 40-44 20" final and placed eighth.

Craig Austin finished up with a fifth place in the 30-34 mens class.

The team roster
David Elms – Qld
Peter Little – Qld
Simon Trewin – Vic
Craig Penglase – Vic
Craig Merritt – Vic
Craig Austin – Vic
Dave Comport – Vic
Danny Galea – Vic
Stewart Kelly – Vic
Paul Tomkinson – SA
Brett Malic – SA
Maddie Guyers – SA

The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team is proudly supported by
Speedline Parts, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, bmxultra.com and TECH.

Speedline Parts
Speedline Parts is a bicycle parts manufacture located in Southern California. We currently produce cranksets, pedals, chains, headsets, and seatpost clamps. All of our products are tested and used by team riders. Speedline Parts are distributed in Australia by Supercross BMX Australia.

Supercross BMX Australia
Supercross BMX is a leader in BMX by design, innovation and manufacturing. The Supercross ENVY is the lightest production frame, full stop! However there is much more to the brand than the ENVY frame. There is also the alloy BLUR and the cromo BOLT LT, both of which have the same race winning geometry as the ENVY. Supercross BMX currently produces some of the most respected cromo/heat treated handlebars and forks in the business as well as hubs, stems, seats, posts, tires, cranks and a while lot more.

Supercross BMX Australia are the exclusive Australian distributor, keeping prices competitive and in many cases cheaper than the US. On top of that SX Australia put back into Australian BMX sponsoring some of the most talented riders in Australia on the Supercross Australia factory team and supporting the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia and bmxultra.com teams. Supercross BMX Australia is also a big supporter of the BSX charity event.

02/11 BMX Victoria Open State Championships

by bmxultra.com
The Victorian State Championships are coming up rapidly. This year it’s on November 19 & 20 at the Shepparton BMX Track (the same track that hosted the 2010 Australian Championships). The track has changed a little and is looking very smooth and fast at the moment.

Well the final instructions are out for competitors, and let us tell you now, if the Victorian State Championships are going to be run anything like the Pre titles a couple of weeks back riders will need to be on their toes and in the staging area early. Those guys ran the racing super-fast and a bunch of riders missed their calls.

As far as racing goes there is just what’s going on out on the track, it all looks very simple. There is a bit of a problem from a rider perspective. It’s a lot more complicated than it seems, since for the rider there is also staging. It’s a shame that riders won’t be able to watch any racing from inside the staging (veledrome) area. But a word of warning, don’t get caught out watching racing when you should be keeping an eye on when your own race should be coming up.

It would be handy for a simple flip card system to be implemented on the start hill (big enough for everyone to see), so everyone knows the current moto number that’s on the gate. It’s often difficult to work out what class is on the gate from the commentary alone, let alone the exact moto number. Where would they get one from? bmxultra.com will supply one for the event it if it is guaranteed to be used.

Flip Cards

There was also a little confusion about the count back rule since there will be no run-off, just remember that this was printed on the official entry form.
"No run-offs will be run. In the case of riders with equal points, positions will be determined by a count-back."
I still find it a little open ended as it doesn’t say the count back is by points or times.

01/11 USA BMX National Schedule released for 2012

USABMX press release
Gilbert, Arizona
– For the first time in the long history of BMX in the United States, there will be one national schedule.  In June of 2011, the American Bicycle Association acquired the assets of the National Bicycle League and formed USA BMX.  With the formation of USA BMX comes the advent of one national schedule, one sanctioning body, and in the end … one national champion.

USABMX

The USA BMX schedule kicks off in January in Reno, Nevada and will conclude over Thanksgiving weekend with the Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  With 27 stops in between the season opener and the Grand National, including the Olympic Games in London; 2012 promises to be an exciting year for the action-packed sport of BMX racing.

USABMX 2012 ScheduleOne of the highlights of the 2012 USA BMX schedule is the United States Olympic Trials; which will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California over Father’s Day weekend (June 15-17).  This stop will feature the US Open Nationals in conjunction with Olympic qualifying for the Team USA.  Eight of the country’s fastest elite racers will be vying for one of 3 spots on Team USA, with the winner earning instant qualification to compete in London for the 2012 Olympic Games.  March 30-April 1 will also be an amazing weekend in Chula Vista with the combination of the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, UCI BMX Supercross and the USA BMX So Cal Nationals.  New for 2012 are the Eastern and Western Divisional finals which will take place in Louisville and in Reno simultaneously on Labor Day weekend.   Under the new USA BMX structure these events will be 3 day national weekends with national event days Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Rockford, Illinois, will once again play host to the Midwest Nationals.  Last year the event was awarded the Best Single Amateur Sports Event by Sports Travel Magazine and this year will celebrate its 25th year.  In addition to many of the familiar stops on the National Schedule, USA BMX will also be visiting several new locations.  With a balanced schedule from coast-to-coast, riders and fans alike will be sure to have a stop (or two) near them.

About USA BMX

USA BMX was formed in 2011 by merging the ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and the National Bicycle League (NBL) formed in 1974.  Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA BMX is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. USA BMX organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, in the United States and Puerto Rico as well as in Canada under the name Canada BMX.  With over 70,000 active members and 350 racing facilities, USA BMX is the largest promoter of action sports.

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