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31/03 UCI SX: Fields (USA) and Buchanan (AUS) win superfinal Time Trials

UCI press release
Chula Vista CA – The opening round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series got underway in Chula Vista, Calif. on Friday with Connor Fields (USA) and Caroline Buchannan (AUS) taking the victories in the men’s and women’s time trial superfinal.

Nearly 200 of the world’s best BMX racers challenged the Beijing-replica track on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in the race against the clock. For the finals on 31st of March 64 men and 32 women qualified.


Olympic year heats up competition

With the start of an Olympic year the field was stacked with nearly 200 riders and all the major players in attendance. After one round of time trials the best 16 men and ladies qualified for the time trial superfinals. Fields posted the fastest time of the nearly 150 elite men in the opening time trial heat. Olympic gold medalist Maris Strombergs (LAT) finished second and the reigning USA Cycling National Champion Corben Sharrah took third spot.

Connor Fields said: “I grew up on this track,” explained Fields. “I started riding it in 2008 and so I know it like the back of my hand now. It was a good start to an important season, but you are only as good as your last race and there is another race tomorrow.”

Buchanan peaks at the right moment.
Like Strombergs on the men’s side, Australian Caroline Buchannan was the only rider standing between an American podium sweep in the time trial Superfinal. The fourth-ranked rider in last year’s UCI BMX Supercross World Cup standings, Buchannan edged American favorite Arielle Martin by less than 4/10ths of a second. Along with Martin, Amanda Carr (USA) upped her game to secure the bronze in the Superfinal. Listen to her reaction here.

64 men and 32 women to finals
With their performances Fields and Buchannan secure the top spots going into tomorrow’s main event. In total, Fields will be among the 64 who qualified for Saturday’s 1/8 finals and Buchanan will lead the 32 women for the quarterfinals.

Tomorrow the BMX riders will race against each other in heats of eight riders over three heats. The best four of will qualify for the next round through to quarterfinals and finals.

Results top three men:
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 33.648
2. Maris Strombergs (LAT) 34.413
3. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) 34.682

Women:
1. Caroline Buchannan (AUS) 36.073
2. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) 36.546
3. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams) 36.567

For full results see www.bmx-results.com

30/03 UCI World Cup Kick Off at Chula Vista this weekend

by bmxultra.com
It’s just three months before BMX appears in the Olympics for the second time and this weekend kicks off a greuling lead up with the UCI World Cup series at Chula Vista. Anyone who’s in the running for an Olympic spot will be there, barring injuries.

We’d love to be able to provide all the action as it happens but with out geographical handicap we’ll just have to share some links that will be worth checking out over the next few days.

30/03 Review: Loose Kid Industries Pacman Gloves

by bmxultra.com
Wow, it’s Friday already, review day! Today’s review is of the LKI Pacman gloves. Those guys at Loose Kid Industries have got some great gear and we’re only just scratching the surface. Click here to check out the Pacman gloves.

30/03 Geelong Spectacular this Sunday

by bmxultra.com
The Geelong BMX Club will be having their Geelong Spectacular event this Sunday, April 1. It incorporates the fourth rounds of both the PRA Tour and the Junior State Series. Most importantly it’s the last open race meeting in Victoria before the Australian Championships.

The guys at Geelong always put on a ripper of a race meeting and have a hell of a fun track. Even if you aren’t in the running for the JSS or Pro tour or even going to the National Championships make sure you don’t miss this one. Oh and they have a stack of prize money up too, there’s going to be some great racing you can bet on that.

Mail entries have closed but you have until 8pm tonight Friday, March 30 to enter online.

Here’s the link: http://bmxv.com.au/html/2012_events.html

I better head over there now myself so I don’t forget again.

29/03 Team bmxultra.com Race Report – Park Orchards Clash of the Titans

bmxultra.com press release
The third round of the Victorian Pro Tour was hosted by the Park Orchards BMX Club on Sunday. Levi Collins, Dane Pangallo, and Aaron Rogers were flying the bmxultra.com colours.

Levi Collins worked hard in the two weeks since round two and it showed. While he was still struggling a bit with his gates he managed to make the cut for the AA Pro main. A 4-5-5 in the three moto finals put Levi in 6th place overall for the day. Keep an eye out on Levi as he works his way back to the podium.

Levi Collins

Flat pedal A Pro racer Dane "Daneosaur" Pangallo was out to back up his success at round 2 and reach the podium again. He was looking strong in the motos, but a couple of mistakes in the semi final in a close field was all it took to end his day. Round 4 will be on his home turf at Geelong, look out for Dane in the hunt again.

Aaron Rogers was mixing it up in the Vet Pro class and, after a win in a run off, found himself in the finals again. With a 7-4-6 in the three moto finals Aaron finished up with 5th overall for the day.

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

28/03 Answer signs Mariana Pajon

Answer BMX press release
Answer BMX
is excited to announce the addition of Elite Women’s World Champion Mariana Pajon to our family of co-sponsored pros and teams for the 2012 season!!  Mariana will be rocking Answer Dagger forks in addition to other Answer components as she hits the track to defend her World title and go after Olympic Gold later this summer in London.  “I’ve been a fan of Mariana and her amazing riding skills ever since I first saw her race as a young girl.  Even when I was competing myself as an Elite Woman, I would make it a point to go watch her motos and that  was way back when she was just 10 or 11 years old.  I’m thrilled to have her as part of our family here at Answer and can’t wait to watch her go after more titles as an Elite,” said Natarsha Williams Birk, Answer BMX Sponsorship Manager.

For more information on Mariana, you can check her out on Facebook at Mariana Pajon or on Twitter @marianapajon.  And for more information on Answer BMX and their products, visit us at answerbmx.com or find us on Facebook at Answer BMX.

Mariana Pajon

28/03 Anarchy race report: James Lautier at Park Orchards

bmxcompound.com.au press release
James Lautier Team AnarchyAnarchy’s AA Pro James Lautier made his first AA Pro final at the Park Orchards "Clash of the Titans" on Sunday.

It’s a significant race for him, not only was it his first AA Pro final, but it was also the third round of the Victorian Pro Tour.

In the three moto final James finished with a 6 and two 7 places which put him in 7 overall.

The tour has provided some tough racing in the lead up to the Australian BMX Championships in just a few weeks time. Just the preperation that James needs as he gets himself ready to take on Australia’s best Junior Elite riders.

The Anarchy BMX Australia team is co-sponsored by Supercross BMX, Speedline Parts, Profile, Sinz, Alienation, bmxultra.com and Dirt Designs.

About Anarchy BMX

For more information about Anarchy BMX products check out www.anarchybmx.com

If you would like to purchase Anarchy 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.

27/03 Victorian Pro Series round 3 update

by bmxultra.com
Park Orchards hosted the third round of the Victorian Pro Series and the racing is getting really exciting at the half way point through the series.

This is how the current top 8 standings are in each class

AA Pro

1 OLIVER HOARAU 77
2 TOM SINMA 67
3 JORDAN MORGAN 61
4 MATT DUNSWORTH 60
5 DAVE HABICTCH 50
6 JOEL CLARK 40
7 BODI TURNER 39
8 LEVI COLLINS 33

Pro Women

1 JACLYN WILSON 84
2 EMILY RICHARDSON 66
3 ANTONIA RICKETT 63
=4 JACQUELINE LYON 51
=4 MANDIE MORGAN 51
6 MADDI SHADBOLT 40
7 CAROLINE SOBOTKA 36
8 SAMANTHA DUVAL 30

A Pro

1
JAKE SVERNS 76
2
COHEN GOODEN 62
3
LUKE SMITH 54
4
THOMAS FREEMAN 47
5
TONN HAYDON 44
6
NICK DICKINSON 40
7
JONATHON JURRENS 37
8
HAYDEN FLETCHER 36

Vet Pro

1
GARY MORGAN 75
2
ROB SLATTER 71
3
TIM KIDDLE 54
4
GLEN MAIN 52
5
TREV STAMFORD 42
=6
TIM AUSTIN 34
=6
AARON ROGERS 34
8
WAYNE DANIEL 31

Pro Cup top 10

1 JACLYN WILSON 84
2 OLIVER HOARAU 77
3 JAKE SVERNS 76
4 GARY MORGAN 75
5 ROB SLATTER 71
6 TOM SIINMAA 67
7 EMILY RICHARDSON 66
8 ANTONIA RICKETT 63
9 COHEN GOODEN 62
10 JORDAN MORGAN 61

Don’t forget that the entries for round 4 at Geelong (The Geelong Spectacular on April 1) close Thursday for postal entries and Friday for online entries. This will be the biggest race in Victoria so far this year, so make sure you get in on the action.

Use this link for online entries: http://bmxv.com.au/html/2012_events.html

27/03 Kuwahara’s Liam Steele race report: Park Orchards

by Liam Steele
I had a great day at Park Orchards "Clash of the Titans" on Sunday.  They had a well prepared track which was fast.  I rode up an age class and battled it out with the 13 boys and managed to finish 6th in final.  I also competed in the 3 rd round of the Victorian Junior State Series.  After a great start in the final, I over jumped and found the flat bottom of the second straight, I managed to get back and claim fourth! I’m looking forward to the Geelong Spectatcular this weekend.  

Liam Steele @ Park Orchards

26/03 Photos: Park Orchards, Clash of the Titans

by bmxultra.com
We got the camera out again, these photos are mostly of pro and older classes, we’ll try to get more of the younger classes in the future. Click here to check them out.

26/03 BMX RACER Magazine now available from the App Store!!

BMX RACER Magazine press release
Australia’s favourite BMX RACING Magazine and the first Aussie BMX magazine iPhone App is now available on iTunes for iPhone and iPad! Issues 1, 2 and 3 are available in the iTunes Store now! Grab the FREE BMX RACER Magazine App and download issue #3 (available next week in print) and back issues #1 and #2 all for a RAD price of only $1.99ea! You can also subscribe through iTunes. Soon to be available on other mobile platforms. The ONLY Australian BMX RACING Magazine by Racers for Racers!

25/03 Supercross BMX giveaways leading into Chula Vista

by bmxultra.com
The crew over at Supercross BMX have 5 days of contest leading up to the UCI Supercross event at Chula Vista next week. They have some very cool prizes to giveaway. And all you have to do is answer a few questions. They aren’t real easy, but anyone with some SX knowledge or that can find their way around supercrossbmx.com and can use Google is in for a very good chance (there’s also clues being posted on Facebook), providing they don’t get so much traffic they blow out their web server again, which is exactly what happened when they kicked off their competition.

To get involved and win some great prizes check out these links and good luck

23/03 Review: Pro BMX Skills book

by bmxultra.com
Are you looking to get an edge on your competition? Are you new to BMX racing and want to get your skills up to speed quickly? Check out the Pro BMX Skills book, it could be just what you are looking for.

22/03 Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team update

Supercross BMX Australia press release
Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX team welcomes Ethan Zrna

Nine year old Ethan Zrna, from the Mildura BMX Club, is now riding a 2012 Supercross ENVY and has joined the Speedline/Supercross team. Ethan is the youngest rider of the team that’s scattered across Australia. Is he fast? Yes! He’s currently ranked #2 in Australia and just keeps getting faster. Look out for Ethan flying the Speedline/Supercross colours at the National Championships in Mount Gambier next month. Welcome to the team Ethan.

Peter Little doing big things in the Champbikx series
After some good racing at round 5 and 6 of the Champbikx series in the rain soaked capital Canberra Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX team rider, Peter Little, has slipped into fourth place in the overall standings for the hotly contested 16 boys class. Keep an eye out for Peter at the final round in Mount Gambier as he looks for a way to take his custom anodised 2012 Supercross ENVY to a podium. Nice one Peter, keep up the great work.

The South Australian Championships
Madie GuyersThe South Aussie Supercross Speedline Team debuted at State Titles at Cross Keys, in preparation for the Australian Tiles in April.

This was the first time all of the riders had assembled together and aimed to start the race team season with a bang.

All suited up to tackle the Cross Keys track expecting some awesome results were:  

  • Ethan Zrna – 9 Boys
  • Madie Guyers – 14 Girls
  • Paul Tomkinson – A Pro
  • Brett Malic – 40-44 Cruiser

The SA crowd enjoyed seeing the new SUPERCROSS / SPEEDLINE Jerseys with the standout orange names and numbers on the back, the eye catching design was the doing of by Bill Ryan. The Jerseys also made our riders stand out for the commentators and even the visually impaired retro riders could see em up on the gate.

Factory rider Ethan “No Way” Zrna debut the new look 2012 ENVY frame and Speedline parts, he held the South Aussie factory SUPERCROSS/SPEEDLINE team flag high by obliterated his competitors for a clean sweep of moto’s. He continued the 1st fever in the semi-finals riding away from his opponents, then rubber-stamping his dominance by powering through the final, to take the championship plate for 9 Boys. Ethan rode to the limits to test his new Supercross ENVY frame and Speedline components.

He will be a force to beat at this year’s Aussies.

The super quick Madie Guyers, had a hard day mixing it with Australia’s best in the Pro Ladies Cruiser. Madie had some unlucky placings in the motos, but rounded off with a respectable 7th in the Cruiser ride. However, Madie cut some sick fast laps in the 20”, smashing the first moto, with an awesome 2nd, she raced well for the rest of the day, with good gates. Tight fast racing in every moto saw her return a tremendous result of 4th in the 20” 13-14 Girls class.

Fellow factory rider Paul “old man“ Tomkinson has been off the bike lately and showed what an old Pro has against the “half his age” younger riders in the fast and unrelenting A Pro Class. Paul had some top heavy motos but held his own and smashed a 4th and a 2nd to squeeze into the semi’s. A bad start is unforgiving in the high speed A’s, and he finished with a gutsy 6th.

In his comeback race after 2 years, South Australian Team Manager Brett Malic, had a short lived meet, to crash in the first turn of the first moto. Earning a rest in Hospital with a torn ligament in his ankle.

The Speedline/Supercross BMX Australia team will be in full force for the Aussies at Mt Gambier, have a chat about their Supercross rides and Speedline products.

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.

22/03 Video: Maris Strombergs’ Helmet Preview

FreeAgent press release
Here’s a little clip of the upcoming, "Hanging out with Maris Strombergs for the day", edit by Justin Kosman.  Maris visits Smith Designs Custom Paint in Sun City who are painting him a new helmet. Stay-tuned for the full edit out soon…

http://youtu.be/StIaBsrAuIg

22/03 London calling BMX Supercross riders, first stop Chula Vista CA

UCI press release
With only 135 days to go to the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games, London is calling upon the best Elite BMX riders worldwide to qualify. The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series races are the main qualification events for the Olympic Games and are a major opportunity for riders to score valuable points. The first opportunity to do so is at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for 30th – 31st March in Chula Vista, California.

Impossible to predict
Around 35 seconds – that is all it takes to race a Supercross track – giving all eight riders a fighting chance to win this explosive battle. It is impossible to predict who will be this year’s top rider, but looking at previous results, and at the top five countries, we might want to keep an eye out for current World Champion Joris Daudet (FRA). Connor Fields (USA) had a great end of the 2011 season as well, winning the last event in California. Current Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs (LAT) is always a fierce competitor as is Sam Willoughby (AUS) – winner of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Elite Women
Among the Elite Women current World Champion Mariana Pajon (COL) looks strong and is tipped as one of the favorites to claim top honors in 2012. Caroline Buchanan is the best performing Australian rider, and while American Arielle Martin is being challenged by a number of talented young girls, it still looks like she is the American to beat in 2012. From France we see a number of women Elite riders that are on a par, such as Laetitia Le Corguille and Magalie Pottier. At the last 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, France was the strongest nation; question is, will it be again in 2012? Romana Labounkova was the best performing Czech rider at the UCI BMX World championships in Denmark in 2011 ranking 13th, but will she hold her country’s position in the top five this year?

Then there are two women riders, standing out almost alone, that represent their countries at the highest level. Sarah Walker (NZL) and Shanaze Reade (GBR) were top performers in the last Olympiad, but their countries are not represented in the top five ranking this time around.

Fastest track
Although work is already under way to build a London 2012 replica track in Chula Vista, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will be held on the existing well-known Supercross track; by many regarded as the best and fastest track in the world.

New partners
The 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is proudly sponsored by GoPro, Oakley, Red Bull, Troy Lee Designs, Leatt and ProGate.

2012 Stops
Stops on the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup circuit include:

  • Chula Vista, CA USA, 30th – 31st March
  • Randaberg, Norway, 13th – 14th April
  • Papendal, Netherlands, 12th – 13th May
  • Abbotsford, Canada, 14th – 15th September

21/03 Some ‘Double’ Damage in DeSoto by Team Redline

Redline press release
Team manager Jason Carnes led a strong and ascending Team Redline into the Super National at Desoto, TX and by the time the dust had cleared and the weekend was over Redline fans had plenty to cheer about.

On Saturday, Redline lined up Sam Willoughby, Tory Nyhaug, French rider Damien Godet, and getting faster every day, hometown star Denzel Stein. When it came to the final, Tory Nyhaug took a strong sixth and Sam Willoughby gapped the field for a decisive win in the Elite Men’s event.

In the Women’s Elite event, Alise Post reconfirmed that her successful comeback from injury is for-real by placing as the top US rider in third place.

TM Jason Carnes not only kept the RL team machine running smoothly, but he also had a successful day on the track against the always tough Vet Pro field. Fourth place for Jason!

Sunday was another bright, sunny day for the Red, White and Black. In the Elite Men’s event, Sam Willoughby completed his ‘double’ for the weekend by winning against a stacked field. And Alise Post scored her first victory of the young season by winning the Women’s Elite event.

In addition to Redline’s top guns, Redline also had a strong showing by it’s Regional Development Teams including Florida based Redline/M-1, Texas based ORP, Minnesota based Redline/Adventure and California based Redline/Bike Alley. A big shout-out goes to ORP rider Paige Norton who won the 14 girls events both days on her freshly hand autographed Redline/Alise Post Flight frame!

Redline riders Elliott McGrath of Stile Industries/Redline and Travis Ohrazda also made the journey to Desoto to compete in the always competitive A-Pro class.

The Super National in Desoto served as a final tune-up for the Redline pros as they now move on to Chula Vista where they will begin their final push for the London Olympics on the Olympic Training Center Supercross track.

Joining the team in Chula Vista will be AM #1 Josh Klatman who will be competing in both the So Cal National as well as the first USAC Collegiate National Championships.

Race fans can follow Redline riders on both Facebook and Twitter by finding Redline Bicycles on either service.

21/03 Morphine Industries Straps it on in Morristown

Morphine Industries press release
A week of coughing and feeling under the weather is the price you always pay rolling up to Morristown…..but it keeps bringing ya back.  Can’t explain it, ya just go with it.

With rumors and whisperings that this Morristown was going to be bigger than ever. The Morphine crew strapped it on from all over the country and head to the Smokeys for the sport that we love…BMX.

When we rolled into town, it was obvious that USABMX was going to put on a show with a great track and all we had to do with provide the riding….and riding we did.  With no AA PRO or Vet PRO racing we unfortunately were sans a few riders from the fam but solid none the less.

A PRO- Jason LaRev showed his usually skill and style but he came to abrupt halt with a mishap down the first straight and a slam into the double before the first turn.  He settled watching the weekend with no broken bones but definitely some bruises.

36-40X Doran Bradshaw threw is down living up to his newly donned SOB title.  Doran delivered a podium spot on 20” with a tre and a 4th place spot on his cruiser.  Sunday Doran came right back with a 5th on his cruiser and a podium spot again on the 20”.  Amazing how he goes to bed before 4am on Saturday night.

28-35X Charlie Hunt got sidelined on Saturday due to a glitch in the online reg system and had to watch on the sidelines.  However, on Sunday, it was on as Charlie was ready to make up for a idle day.  He slammed the top spot on the podium,1st, on cruiser and a hotly contested 2nd on his 20” by sliding past the finish line with legs and bike in the air.

19-27X Brandon McCoy started his assault on the overall title with a stacked class of 45 plus riders.  Brandon battled for the top spot both days with Austin Loebe swapping spots.  BMC settled for the deuce on Saturday and took the top spot on Sunday.

16 X Jared Johnson looked on point for the weekend but forced to step up another notch with outside lane choices most of the weekend.  Jared laid down some great moves and took a 5th on Saturday and a 4th on Sunday.

13X Richie Dey brought his usual high flying skills and determination to Morristown.  He got edged out of the main on Saturday but came back with a vengeance on Sunday to get an outside gate and finish at the line with a 6th.

10 Girls Kinley Buelvas repped the pink, black and white with skill.  She rolled through her motos to make the main both days.  Kinley took a 6th on Saturday and a 5th on Sunday.

Factory Team Sponsors: HARO BIKES (www.harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),  Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), DK Bicycles (www.dkbicycles.com), Folmer BMX (www.folmer-bmx.com), Hawk Racing (www.hawk-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), DNA Energy (www.dnaenergydrink.com)

20/03 Announcing the Anarchy BMX Australia team

bmxcompound.com.au press release
It’s 2012. Anarchy has a new owner, it’s a new bike built from the ground up with an Easton ULR tubeset keeping it light and stiff. The USA team has been in place for some time with A Pro’s KJ Romero and Austin Hiatt making a huge impact and you can expect the same from the Australian team.

We’d like to introduce you to our team.

  • James Lautier (Victoria), AA Pro/Jnr Elite
  • Cat Hopkins (Western Australia), Elite Women

The team will debut in their new jerseys at the Australian BMX Championships at Mount Gambier in April.

The Anarchy BMX Australia team is co-sponsored by Supercross BMX, Speedline Parts, Profile, Sinz, Alienation, bmxultra.com and Dirt Designs.

About Anarchy BMX

For more information about Anarchy BMX products check out www.anarchybmx.com

If you would like to purchase Anarchy 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.

20/03 2012 Intense XLT frames and 2012 Speedco Frames in Australia

by bmxultra.com
We have been told by Australia’s Intense and Speedco distributors, ECI, that the 2012 Intense XLT frames and 2012 Speedco frames will be landing in Australia very soon.

If you haven’t seen them yet check these out

2012 Intense XLT
2012 Intense XLT frame

The Intense Podium XLT frames feature a totally re-engineered, ultra-lightweight, hydro-formed tube set and exclusive 10/20-millimeter compatible iHub dropouts. The new tubing means a drop in weight of between 6 and 8 ounces, but with the same amazing ride the Podium is known for. The frames also feature an integrated head tube, CNC-machined dropouts and low stand over heights and come with 10- and 20-millimeter, CNC-machined, alloy chain tensioner blocks. Available in 15 sizes and two color schemes—Pearl White/Red or Black/Team Blue.

See www.intensebmx.com for more information

2012 Speedco XLT
2012 Speedco XLT frame

The new Speed M-Series XLT frames are the backbone of what may be the fastest BMX bike design ever offered, but at around a half pound lighter than the original M-Series frames. The weight loss comes from a new tube set. Each tube was meticulously engineered to be lighter weight, yet retain strength and rigidity where needed. An M-Series Limited 533 frame weighs in at 3.5 pounds. All Speed frames include chain tensioner blocks that make them compatible with standard as well as Sinz Elite 20-Mil iHub rear wheels. Available in four 20-inch and two 24-inch cruiser sizes and two colors—New Zealand Black/White or White/Black with a hint of gold.

See www.speedcobicycles.com for more information

19/03 BMX RACER magazine issue #3 out next week!!!

BMX RACER magazine press release
Featuring – Nerang Nats, Champbikx/Probikx, Track Attack, Ashmore, Cairns, Pro Skills with Brian Kirkham, Thomas Huberts RM, Racing Fuel & Powerline by Mick Waldock, Kwik Kidz and much much more!

If you live in Victoria and want to get your racing fix via hardcopy you can do one of the following –

1. Buy BMX RACER from BMX MAD!
2. See Shaun or Cohen Gooden at the next race meet as they now stock BMX RACER MAG!
3. Ask your club to order it in from www.bmxracer.net!
4. Subscribe or buy single issues online at www.bmxracer.net!

ISSUE #4 is taking BMX RACER to the next level stay tuned………..

19/03 www.prophecy-bmx.com updated!!!

Prophecy BMX press release
New Frames, new attractive prices and new payment method!
Our Prophecy BMX website (www.prophecy-bmx.com) has just been updated with our new Prophecy BMX carbon frame in white color and 3K carbon finish, available in Pro XL, Pro, Expert XL and Junior sizes.

Many riders were looking forward this moment to be able to pass finally their order online….so we apologies for the delay.

So you should start to order right now this new color if you want to be sure to get one because of limited edition! The availability of this new frame will be beginning of April from our USA stock (but already available from our European stock).

At the same time to celebrate our new color option frame, we have done a new price list in which you could find new attractive prices especially on our black color frames!!!!

So for only 599.95USD you could have a Scud carbon frame Junior or Expert XL black version and for only 649.95USD the Pro size.

The new white Scud carbon frame stay at 799.95USD for Pro XL and Pro size and at only 699.95USD for the Expert XL and Junior sizes.

And compare to last year, we have improved and developed our payment method. We propose you a new option for your payment in additional to Paypal with now the possibilities to pay by Credit card safely with security and confidentiality of all your information (Payment solution Mer@net from BNP Paribas: A customer advantage!)

So if you want to be like Joey Bradford or Moana Moo-caille riding an exclusive high-technology carbon frame, go online to book it right now!

Order online directly on: www.prophecy-bmx.com

16/03 Review: Troy Lee Designs GP Racing Pants

by bmxultra.com
Are you looking for a new race pant? Take a look at the Troy Lee Designs GP Racing pants review.

16/03 Victorian Pro Series round 2 update

by bmxultra.com
We got down to Eastfield check to out the second round of the Victorian Pro Series on Sunday to see some absolutly mind blowing fields from all classes. The series is certainly going to help produce some champions at the looming Australian Championships and beyond. The greuling three moto final system was great to watch as each round progressed.

This is how the current top 8 standings are in each class

AA Pro

1 OLIVER HOARAU 53
2 JORDAN MORGAN 41
=3 TOM SINMA 40
=3 JOEL CLARK 40
=5 BODI TURNER 39
=5 MATT DUNSWORTH 39
7 DAVE HABICTCH 32
=8 LEVI COLLINS 16
=8 STEVEN GEDYE 16

Pro Women

1 JACLYN WILSON 56
2 EMILY RICHARDSON 46
3 ANTONIA RICKETT 43
=4 JACQUELINE LYON 35
=4 MANDIE MORGAN 35
6 MADDI SHADBOLT 20
7 CAROLINE SOBOTKA 18
8 SAMANTHA MOLLOY 17

A Pro

1
JAKE SVERNS 55
2
COHEN GOODEN 51
3
LUKE SMITH 38
4
DANE PANGALLO 21
5
JONATHON JURRENS 20
6
THOMAS FREEMAN 19
=7
TONN HAYDON 18
=7
HAYDEN FLETCHER 18

Vet Pro

1
ROB SLATTER 48
2
GARY MORGAN 47
3
TREV STAMFORD 42
4
GLEN MAIN 36
5
TIM KIDDLE 34
6
WAYNE DANIEL 31
7
SIMON ANDERSON 26
8
CRAIG WALCZUK 19

Pro Cup top 10

1 JACLYN WILSON 56
2 JAKE SVERNS 55
3 OLIVER HOARAU 53
4 COHEN GOODEN 51
5 ROB SLATTER 48
6 GARY MORGAN 47
7 EMILY RICHARDSON 46
8 ANTONIA RICKETT 43
9 TRVOR STAMFORD 42
10 JORDAN MORGAN 41

Don’t forget that the entries for round 3 at Park Orchards (The Clash of the Titans on March 25) close tonight at 8pm.

Use this link for online entries: http://bmxv.com.au/html/2012_events.html

16/03 Team bmxultra.com Race Report – Eastfield March Madness

bmxultra.com press release
The Second round of the Victorian Pro Tour was hosted by the Eastfield BMX Club on Sunday. Levi Collins, Dane Pangallo, Aaron Rogers and Shane Jenkins were flying the bmxultra.com colours.

Levi Collins struggled in the hot AA Pro field, he has been unable to train due to injury for a few weeks and it’s all it takes in such a tough field to miss the cut.

Flat pedal A Pro racer Dane "Daneosaur" Pangallo hasn’t been racing a whole lot this year, but he’s been putting in the hard yards training and it’s paying off. Dane qualified through his motos and semi final comfortably. When it came to the three moto final system he was up to the challenge. His consistant effort saw him take another podium, finishing up in the three spot.

Aaron Rogers and Shane Jenkins were getting amongst it in the Vet Pro class, which was stacked with current and former National Champions, but neither were able to make the cut for the final. You can be sure that both riders will be hungry for some finals action and will be in the mix again very soon.

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

16/03 Review: Fit Bikes Sky High Bars updated

by bmxultra.com
We don’t often have to do this but we were told by the Australian Fit Distributor, ECI, today that Fit Bikes Sky High bars do in fact have a lifetime warranty. Since we penalised them for not offering that in our "value for money" rating we have gone back and adjusted the review so that it’s now correct.

Just another great reason to check out Fit bars when looking for some great bars that will work just as well on your freestyle bike as they do on your race bike.

15/03 Team bmxultra.com Race Report – 2012 WA BMX Championships

bmxultra.com press release
The 2012 WA BMX Championships were held over the weekend in the south west regional centre, Bunbury. Over 470 riders with friends and families on hand converged on the state’s premier BMX facility which had hosted Rounds 2 and 3 of the Probikx/Champbikx Series earlier in the year. Superb conditions greeted the riders over the weekend with little wind and temperatures in the low 30’s.

Team bmxultra.com rider Matt Butterworth was entered in the 40-44 age group for both cruiser and 20 inch and while the defending champion from 2011 was confident in retaining the cruiser title, the depth of talent in the age group for both classes meant this was not an easy task.  The cruiser class was first up on day 1 and Matt transferred out of the motos with a 1-2-2-2, earning the 2nd place qualifier straight to the final. In a field with the likes of Jason May, Frans de Swart and Matt Briggs, the final would be hotly contested. Coming out of Lane 2, Matt slotted in behind Matthew Briggs who had the holeshot out of lane 6. Briggs had the 2nd straight dialled in the final and checked out with Matt, De Swart and Jason May looking gain ground over the third straight rhythm section. This was Briggs’ day however and Matt crossed the line 1.01 seconds behind in 2nd place. The battle for 3rd and 4th went to a photo finish with the transponders splitting de Swart and Jason May for 3rd and 4th respectively by 0.164 of a second.

The 20 inch classes for all age groups came out to play for Day 2. Again Matt was in the 40-44 class with 12 entries and the majority of the cruiser riders backing up for a tilt at the 20 inch title. Matt was looking at redemption from 2011 where a crash in the final resulted in a broken collarbone. Any result, as long as he finished upright, would be a bonus. A 2-2-2-1 moto result earned Matt 3rd place in qualifying overall behind Jason May and Frans de Swart. Gate goes down and Matt is drag racing four wide with de Swart, Jason May and Peter Copeland for the holeshot over the 24ft first doubles. May grabbed a slight lead into turn one and makes a smooth run through the technical second straight which claimed several riders in the finals. A bike length lead was all that was required for May to hold on for the win by 0.34 of a second from Matt and Frans de Swart in the 3 spot.

Overall, the second step on the box in two classes was a very satisfying result for Matt in 2012.. Attention now focuses back to the WA Super Series with Round 7 at Westside on March 25.

Videos of the finals can be seen here.

40-44 Cruiser Final
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LulGVK_extE&feature=related

40-44 Men 20” Final
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzOZP3FMjF4&feature=related

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

14/03 Answer 2012 Dagger Pro fork upgrade

Answer Dagger ForksElite Cycle Imports press release
Answer BMX Products and Elite Cycle Imports are pleased to announce the Australian market product release of the re-engineered 2012 Dagger Pro forks.  The 2012 Dagger Pro fork features a revised thicker 7075 alloy steer tube and shorter 15mm threaded compression top cap design that has added over four times more strength to the fork without compromising the light weight design of the fork.  In fact, the 2012 Dagger Pro weighs in at a sleek 612 grams which is lighter than the previous Dagger fork design.  Answer BMX put this fork through four separate varieties of strength tests to ensure the absolute structural integrity of the new design to provide racers the safety and confidence they have come to expect from Answer BMX products.

To commemorate the release of the new Dagger Pro fork, Elite Cycle Imports in cooperation with Answer BMX is extending a complimentary upgrade to the 2012 edition Pro Dagger to any racer that currently has a 2011 Pro 20" model Dagger fork*.  That’s right, any current owner of a 2011 model 20" Pro Dagger* that purchased their Dagger fork from an Elite Cycle Imports Dealer is eligible to receive a new free fork simply by trading in their old fork back to their respective Dealer (with proof of purchase) and requesting an upgrade.  It’s our way of saying "Thanks" for choosing Answer BMX products for your racing needs.

For more information on the 2012 Dagger Pro fork and the complimentary upgrade promotion, contact your local Answer BMX dealer or contact Answer BMX at info@answerbmx.com, Ryan at Answer BMX ryan@answerbmx.com, info@eciimports.com, or contact Elite Cycle Imports by phone at |PH| (03) 9735 9911.

* The 2011 Pro 20" model Dagger fork can be identified by an alloy threaded pre-load top cap with 6mm Allen key/28mm flat spanner adjustment.

 

13/03 Speed FX/LDC Grass Roots deal

by bmxultra.com
While news is a little slow we usually go hunting for something that might be interesting. New products or other exiting news. Well here’s something for all of you who are dying for a sponsorship.

Speed FX have teamed up with LDC and are offering 10 grass roots deals. This is a great way for you to get your foot in the door for sponsorship, get on some of the latest and greatest USA made products and help keep your BMXing costs lower with some nice discounts.

The package includes.

  • LDC Frame and package 15% off retail
    Frame sizes are Junior, Expert, Expert XL, Pro, PRO XL
    Colours are white or black with blue or red sticker kits
  • LDC Brakes
  • LDC Lever
  • LDC Stem
  • LDC Clamp
  • LDC Chain ring
  • LDC Cranks
  • LDC / SPEEDFX JERSEY includes name and number
  • Minimum 10% off all other parts needed to complete the bike.

Send though your resume to speedfx@bigpond.com and be quick closing date for this is the 30th March.

09/03 Review: Kool-Stop Vans brake shoes

by bmxultra.com
Every now and then I like to indulge a little, actually nearly every review I have the honor to do is a bit of an indulgence, however the Kool-Stop Vans brake shoes is probably more so. Anyway click here to check out the review

08/03 Supercross Australia’s Max Cairns Canberra update

Supercross BMX Australia press release
Max Cairns at BSX2012Supercross BMX Australia factory rider Max Cairns headed up to Canberra for round 5 and 6 of the National Champbikx series. After a slow start to the series Max has been picking up pace and moving rapidly up the Series standings. But it was in rain soaked Canberra where he really hit his stride. There’s something about Max in wet conditions, he always seems to come out on top.

At round 5, in the action packed 16 boys final Max lead the race all the way to the last straight to stay away from a massive crash that claimed half of the field only to be picked off at the finish line and had to settle for second.

Round 6 was rained out after just two rounds of motos and with two firsts Max was declared the winner for the round.

Max now sits in third place in the overall standings with a chance to continue his climb at the final round at Mount Gambier, South Australia later next month.

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 the Anarchy Australia team..

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.

07/03 Help South Eastern get Jaden Rice on a plane to London!

South Eastern BMX Club press release
This Saturday 10 March, South Eastern BMX Club is hosting a special Club race to raise funds for Jaden Rice.

The reigning World #8, Jaden is currently preparing for this years World Championships and is keen to reclaim the World #1 he won in South Africa in 2010.

Clubbie Details
South Eastern BMX Club, Centre Road, South Oakleigh

Registration: 12:00pm
Racing:   1:00pm.
Entry Fee: $10 per rider, and $20 per family.

The canteen will be available on the day and all proceeds will go to assisting Jaden with his travel expenses.

Come down for a ride and help us get Jaden over to London!

07/03 Eastfield’s March Madness this Sunday

by bmxultra.com
Eastfield are having their March Madness event this Sunday, March 11. It incorporates the second rounds of both the PRA Tour and the Junior State Series.

We were down at the Eastfield track last night, it was a little soft to start off with but the more people rode it the better it was. Given the amount of rain the track has been pounded with over the past few weeks it’s not too bad, however the club still has a bit of work ahead of them. If you have some spare time to help the club before the event I’m sure they could use some volunteers.

Check out the entry form for full details:
http://bmxv.com.au/Eastfield_BMX_-March_Madness_race_meet_2012_entry_form.pdf

Don’t forget entries close at 8pm tonight Wednesday, March 7.

06/03 Australian BMX Championships entries close today

by bmxultra.com
If you are still yet to enter the Australian BMX Championships today is your last day.

Entries close: Tue 6th Mar 2012
Late entries close: Mon 12th Mar 2012 4pm

There is an additional "Late Entry" period of 6 days, but you will be required to pay an additional $50 per class and it’s likely you will need to provide your own personal transponder. If you don’t already have one that’s an additional $150. I’d advise you to ignore that option and get in quick.

So if you haven’t entered already get on it! Here’s the link

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=39&OrgID=8512

If you need any further information these should help.

  • Entry form
  • Event guide

02/03 Review: Loose Kid Industries Interstate Backpack

by bmxultra.com
This week we checked out the Loose Kid Industries Interstate Backpack. Click here to check out the review.

01/03 PRA Victorian Pro tour round 1 results

PRA press release
Class points leaders are as follows:

AA Olivier Hoarau
Jake Sverns
Pro Women Jaclyn Wilson
Vet Pro Gary Morgan

Look for these riders with a gold star on there plates at RND 2 Eastfield Eagles…..

UNITED EQUIPMENT sponsored PRA CUP leaders are:

Olivier Hoarau
Jaclyn Wilson 

both riders are on 28pts

Click here for the full results

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