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BMX racing news August 2012

30/08 Check out the new HRVfitness BMX race pants

HRVfitness press release
HRVfitness race pants are lightweight, durable and built for speed!!

HRV Fitness pants

As worm by team HRVfitness riders Tom Siinmaa, Brandon Te hiko and Jaden Rice.

Sizes : 28-36

Distributed through Elite Cycle Imports.
03 9735 9911 www.eciimports.com

29/08 New products: Tuf-Neck 22.2mm Pivotal Seat Posts

by bmxultra.com
Tuf-Neck 22.2 Pivotal postWhile checking out the new products that have arrived at Elite Cycle Imports we came across this little gem.

It’s an alloy 22.2mm pivotal post.

We know that pivotal has been around for some time now and it’s here to stay. The entire bmxultra.com crew are running Alienation Pivotal posts and saddles.

We think it’s about time that someone offered pivotal for the little guys in BMX, so we’re happy that Tuf-Neck have stuck their “necks” out on this one.

Now the juniors can use the same seats as their favourite riders. They can now customise their own seat configuration and if they want to can fit a padded seat.

The weight difference between a Pivotal set up and a “onesie” Uni style seat and post combo is tiny and the advantages of Pivotal far out weigh the weight gain.

You can pick up a 22.2 Pivotal post with just about any style or colour seat that you can think of at your favourite ECI dealer.

28/08 Photos: Hurstbridge BMX & Custom Bike Show and Shine

by bmxultra.com
There was a BMX Show and Shine on Sunday at Hurstbridge which is just a short drive away from bmxultra.com HQ so we thought we’d get down there and take a few happy snaps, and take a couple of mid school builds down to mix things up a bit. It was great to catch up with some old faces from BMX past, and some not so old. The event raised $1,100 for the Park Orchards BMX Club. Not a bad effort for a lazy Sunday.

Click here to check out the photos.

27/08 Introducing ONYX Racing Products

Two Wheels Gobal press release
Introducing ONYX Racing Products – INSTANT ENGAGEMENT HUB SETS.
Minis – up to 85 lbs rider weight – 24 hole or 28 hole – AVAILABLE NOW.
Junior / Experts – 85 lbs to 160 lbs rider weight – 28 hole or 32 hole – available January 2013.
Pro – 160 lbs plus rider weight – 28  hole, 32 hole, 36 hole – being engineered now.
All hubs come UPGRADED from standard. ALL HUBS comes with TITANIUM  HARDWARE. ALL HUBS come with CERAMIC BEARINGS.
Standard Colours available: POLISHED, RED, BLUE, PURPLE, PINK, GOLD.
Small Batch Colours when available: ORANGE and TEAL.
Limited Edition Splatter Hubs available while stocks last, additional $27.50 with your order.
$599 RRP within Australia.

AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING DEALERS IN AUSTRALIA
NSW – email rhythmracingcomponents@yahoo.com.au
NSW – Kustomz BMX – email bushygoldman81@hotmail.com
QLD – email eliteracingsuppliesqld@rocketmail.com
Worldwide Internet sales email eliteracingsupplies@westnet.com.au

Any Retail Bicycle Stores who wish to stock ONYX Racing Products – Instant Engagement Hubs, please email twowheelsgdg@westnet.com.au

International Dealers welcome also.

26/08 Review: Maxima Synthetic Chain Guard Chain Lube

by bmxultra.com
We’ve been checking out more Maxima Chain Lubes, this time we let Dane Pangallo take the reigns. Click here to check out the review.

24/08 Red Bull R.Evolution Berlin 2012 just hours away

by bmxultra.com
(We ran this last week, but people seem to still be hunting for information so here it goes again.)
Now this is going to be something.

Sixty-four top BMX riders will take part in this next-level race at Berlin’s Mellowpark on a track inspired by super-cross and featuring bonkers obstacles, trail sections and a massive finish-line jump. The idea is to break rules and start a revolution.

Redbull R.Evolution

Location Date/Time
Melbourne/Sydney 25 Aug 2012 3:00 am – 25 Aug 2012 5:00 am
Los Angeles 24 Aug 2012 10:00 am – 24 Aug 2012 1:00 pm
New York 24 Aug 2012 1:00 pm – 24 Aug 2012 4:00 pm
London 24 Aug 2012 6:00 pm – 24 Aug 2012 9:00 pm

Here’s the link to the live stream: live.redbull.tv/events/116/red-bull-revolution/

23/08 2013 Troy Lee Designs Bicycle Catalogue is now available

by bmxultra.com
Troy Lee Designs 2013 catalogWe just got word from Steve Cramer Products (the Australian Distributors for Troy Lee Designs products) that the new 2013 Troy Lee Designs Bicycle Catalogue is now available for download.

Whether you are male or female, a small child or large adult you are bound to find something in the 2013 TLD range to catch your eye.

There’s everything from hats to back packs to casual wear to protective gear (and a whole lot in between) in all new colours and designs.

The PDF is about a 25MB download.

Click here to check it out.

22/08 BMXPress Issue #59 out now!

BMXPress Magazine press release
Don’t forget to grab your copy of BMXPress Magazine now from any newsagent. Issue #59 is our biggest issue yet with 148 oversized pages of 100% BMX Racing in living colour.

This issue covers another 15 big race events, including a comprehensive 20 page coverage of the 2012 Australian BMX Championships in South Australia.

Coverage also includes the 2012 NZ Nationals and UCI World Cup SX races, and an exclusive interview with “Mean” Anthony Dean, along with many other articles including bios on some of our up and coming riders.

Cover #59 has Brian Kirkham shredding up the elite class at the 2012 Aussies through the pro section…

BMXPress Magazine is a riders magazine for riders and has been supporting the Australian and New Zealand BMX Race scene now for almost 14 years.

Thank you for all those who support BMXPress Magazine and all advertisers who support the Australian and New Zealand BMX Racing.

21/08 Buy a piece of history

by bmxultra.com
We were contacted by The OM of BMX and our old friend Scot Breithaupt the guy who started this awesome sport of ours. He’s off loading a real piece of history that is sure to be snapped up by one of the many SE fans out there.

It’s the last factory pro bike that Scot raced, and it’s jam packed with reasons you should buy it.

Here’s the specs

  • 82′ Factory Floval Flyer, ONE OF FOUR !!!!
  • Anodized Factory Boy Blue #298 on Panatone Chart
  • THE FOLLOWING IS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON THE BIKE:
    • Looptail Frame, AXLE TABS IN GREAT CONDITION, NEVER MOUNTED WITH OUT WASHER KITS.
    • Landing Gear 1″ Threaded x 5″ stem, with SOLID tabs, and New (in 82, DID NOT COME ON ANY OTHER FORKS TILL LATE 83) PROTOTYPE END CAPS WITH MY NEW STAMPED SE STRETCH LOGO) with washer sets…(RARE RARE LANDING GEAR..)
    • SR Alloy Hubs 4x laced to Ukai rims, both sponsors at the time… both true and straight.
    • OM Inverted Pro Neck Stem, blue
    • Tange 1″ threaded headset
    • Comp III 24 x 1.75 rear tire
    • 13/16″ seat post
    • Factory sponsored Dia Compe Custom Anodized and Stamped 910 (I believe or 1020’s?) Caliper Brakes…
    • 5″ SE Racing Powerwing Cruiser Bars
  • Seat is trash,
  • seat clamp is Peregrine alloy Oval
  • Cranks are $500.. GT Power Series

Scot Breithaupt

Serious offers can contact Scot via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ScotBreithaupt

20/08 Hurstbridge BMX & Custom Bike Show and Shine 2012 this Sunday!

Hurstbridge Show and Shine press release
When: 26 August 2012 9:30am onwards
Where: Hurstbridge Vet car park, Main Rd. Hurstbridge.

The 3rd Hurstbridge bmx /dragster and custom bike show !!

Last year we had over 100 bikes and this year we are hoping to get a lot more. This show is all about our love of bikes from all eras – dragsters, customs, BMX.

For those that haven’t attended in past years the show and shine is a part of the Hurstbridge town fair.
Around 15000 people attend on the day, there is a lot going on all day with a muscle car display, steam train rides, vintage cars and motor bikes, concerts, face painting and rides for the kids and so much different food to eat you wont go hungry. It’s a day for the whole family with something for everyone.

A new bmx bike donated by CycleHouse in Greensborough will be raffled on the day.

All profits made on the day will go to the Park Orchards BMX Club.

It will be a great day and we hope to see a great turn out!

 

 

17/08 Review: Mad Skills BMX Game

by bmxultra.com
The Mad Skills BMX Game is making a massive impact amongst the BMX community and beyond, click here to find out why.

16/08 Red Bull R.Evolution Berlin 2012

by bmxultra.com
Now this is going to be something.

Sixty-four top BMX riders will take part in this next-level race at Berlin’s Mellowpark on a track inspired by super-cross and featuring bonkers obstacles, trail sections and a massive finish-line jump. The idea is to break rules and start a revolution.

Redbull R.Evolution

25 Aug 2012 3:00 am – 25 Aug 2012 5:00 am (AEST)

It’s still a week away, but here’s the link to the live stream: live.redbull.tv/events/116/red-bull-revolution/

15/08 New Products: Profile Wing T-shirts

by bmxultra.com
The warm winter day on Monday reminded me it’s time to start looking for some new BMX t-shirts. I noticed that Elite Cycle Imports have some of the Profile wing t-shirts in various colours. They may not say “I’m a BMXer” to the outside world, but they would have plenty of cred amongst those in the know.

Check these out.

Profile Wing t-shirt

Profile Wing t-shirt

There is also a black with yellow print. Get in quick before they are all gone. Check http://www.eciimports.com/dealers.php for a dealer near you.

14/08 Mad Skills BMX

Turborilla.com press release
CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE: MAD SKILLS BMX (iOS) IS COMING AUGUST 16th!

Apologize now to your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband for all the time you’re about to spend on the best BMX racing arcade game of all time.

FEATURES
RACE 40 CHALLENGING TRACKS AND MORE TO COME!
Beating Mad Skills BMX is no easy feat. To do so, you’ll need to be on your game through 40 rad levels in four different classes: Novice, Intermediate, Expert and Pro. Pedal, pump and flip your way through insane tracks as you find new lines to shave off precious seconds and improve your times. The more you play, the faster you get!

UNBELIEVABLE PHYSICS AND INNOVATIVE NEW CONTROLS!
Based on real BMX racing, the physics of Mad Skills BMX will blow your mind. Realism and arcade action combine for a completely unique experience. And innovative swipe controls make the game easy to control for beginners but a challenge to master for high-level gamers. You’ve never played a game like this before.

COMPETE AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS!
Connect to Facebook to race against your friends’ best times on every track, to watch replays of their times, and to fight your way up the leaderboards. Social gaming has never been so fun.

CHANGE YOUR CHARACTER!
Choose to race with a number of included characters, from the realistic to the fantastic. And if you’re one of the best in the world, you’ll earn an exclusive skin that even money can’t buy.

MUSIC BY STRUNG OUT!
Rock out to an awesome soundtrack by legendary punk band Strung Out, or race to your own music.

AND MORE!

  • Interactive tutorial to learn how to shred.
  • Tons of updates to come, including new track packs and rider skins (both free and IAP), global leaderboards, and Game Center integration. We update like crazy!
  • Universal application: Buy it once and play it on all of your compatible iOS devices.
  • Beautiful settings that are retina optimized for an amazing gameplay experience.

Check out the video trailer

11/08 Olympics BMX (Day 3) Results

by bmxultra.com
Wow! The BMX is now done at the Olympics (until there is an announcement that the IOC will continue to include it), and once again the riders put everything on the line to entertain and win the coveted gold medal. As expected there was lame commentary, injuries, upsets, the emergence of new rising stars and just all round great racing.

If you were able to predict the results email me I’d like to buy a lotto ticket.

Maris Strombergs (LAT) is the Usain Bolt of the BMX world, ok so maybe not as flamboyant, but the guy is simply a machine. He took the gold medal in the men’s class with Sam Willoughby (AUS) winning silver and Carlos Oquendo Zambala (COL) winning bronze.

Mariana Pajon put together the perfect run winning all of her semi final races and then again for the final to take the win in the Women’s class. Sarah Walker (NZL) won Silver and Laura Smulders (NED) won Bronze.

It’s a shame that there is only one gold medal, because all of the riders who competed have made massive sacrifices just to qualify for the Olympics, and they all did their best “on the day”. No matter where they finished they should all be very proud. Heck I think that the sport deserves a medal! It’s one of the many sports that brings life to the Olympics but no other sport at the Olympics means more to me than BMX.

Click here for the full results.

10/08 Olympics BMX (Day 3) Schedule

by bmxultra.com
The third and final day of the BMX racing at the Olympics is scheduled to begin at 3pm London time. That’s Midnight (tonight) Australian Eastern Standard time.

London
TIME
Australia
EST
USA
PDT
USA
EDT
Event
15:00 00:00 (Saturday) 07:00 10:00 Women’s Semifinal
15:08 00:08 (Saturday) 07:08 10:08 Men’s Semifinal
16:30 01:30 (Saturday) 08:30 11:30 Women’s Final
16:40 01:40 (Saturday) 08:40 11:40 Men’s Final

The semi finals are a three race format. After the three rounds the top four riders from each semi progress to the main event. The final is a single lap so what you see is what you get.

The Olympics are being aired in Australia on Channel 9 (free to air) and Foxtel.

It looks like Foxtel has a BMX-fest planned for the night, starting at 9:55pm, but the live coverage kicks off at 11:55pm and runs through until about 2:35am. You can catch it on channel 185 London 2.

Channel 9 will also be showing some of the BMX racing from about midnight, but exactly how much is anyone’s guess. Since the Australian riders are in three of the four semis we should see most of the semi finals action, and fingers crossed the Aussies make it to the finals so we can see that as well.

10/08 Olympics BMX (Day 2) Results

by bmxultra.com
Are you looking for the men’s quarter finals results from day 2 of the BMX racing at the London Olympics?

Click here.

09/08 Olympics BMX (Day 2) Schedule

by bmxultra.com
Day two of the BMX racing at the Olympics is scheduled to begin at 3pm London time. That’s Midnight (tonight) Australian Eastern Standard time.

London
TIME
Australia
EST
USA
PDT
USA
EDT
Event
15:00 00:00 (Friday) 07:00 10:00 Men’s Quarterfinals

The seeding is all done and dusted and now we are at the first round of eliminations for the Men’s class. The women will sit the day out and return tomorrow for the semi finals. The actual elimination format is very different to what BMX race fans are used to.

This is how it works:

  • The quarter-finals, which are held over five runs, with points for places on each run.
  • After three runs, the best two riders from each quarter-final progress to the semi-finals.
  • The remaining riders compete in the final two quarter-final runs and the best two from each quarter-final also progress to the semi-finals.

The Olympics are being aired in Australia on Channel 9 (free to air) and Foxtel.

Foxtel’s Live coverage starts at 11:55pm and runs until 2:20am. You can catch it on channel 185 London 2.

Channel 9 will be showing some of the BMX racing from about midnight, but exactly how much is anyone’s guess.

09/08 Team bmxultra.com update

by bmxultra.com
It’s crazy how fast a year goes by in BMX. Team bmxultra.com rider Dane Pangallo has now been with us for over 12 months! Since joining the team he’s really stepped up to the plate dominating the A Pro class and always pushing himself to progress. He even took his bikes to the World Championships in London a couple of months back to be the first bmxultra.com team rider to fly the flag in Europe.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dane for all he has done to help promote bmxultra.com and our team sponsors, and look forward to continue working with him well into the future.

Don’t forget to check out Dane’s own website at danepangallobmx.com

The remainder of the Victorian racers on the team are preparing to come out of hibernation now that the three month break is over.

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

09/08 Olympics BMX (Day 1) Results

by bmxultra.com
Are you looking for the time trial results for day 1 of the BMX racing at the London Olympics?

Click here.

08/08 Olympics BMX (Day 1) Schedule

by bmxultra.com
Day one of the BMX racing at the Olympics is scheduled to begin at 3pm London time. That’s Midnight (tonight) Australian Eastern Standard time.

London
TIME
Australia
EST
USA
PDT
USA
EDT
Event
15:00 00:00 (Thursday) 07:00 10:00 Women’s Seeding Run
15:40 00:40 (Thursday) 07:40 10:40 Men’s Seeding Run

The format for the day will be the seeding runs. Generally it’s an elimination round, but since there are only 32 men and 16 women competing at the Olympics the time trial will determine the seeding.

The Olympics are being aired in Australia on Channel 9 (free to air) and Foxtel.

Foxtel’s Live coverage starts at 11:55pm and runs until 1:35am. Before that though is a show called Aussies Abroad: Sam Willoughby a 45min documentary on Sam’s journey to the Olympics. You can catch it on channel 185 London 2.

Exactly what will be aired on Channel 9 isn’t clear, however they have been mentioning BMX as one of the sports coming up. If the last Olympics is anything to go by we probably won’t be seeing the time trials live, but the Aussie teams runs slotted in between other sports. You can be sure that when the racing kicks off for the elimination rounds for day 2 of the BMX there will be good coverage.

08/08 Video: The Road To Beijing

by bmxultra.com
If you are looking for something to pass some time in the lead up to the kick off of the BMX racing at the 2012 Olympics (at Midnight tonight Australian Eastern Standard time), be sure to check out this video. It runs for about 25 minutes and is a great watch, we highly recommend it.

This is the story of BMX Racing from it’s historic roots in California in the 1960’s right through the development of the sport to becoming an Olympic event in Beijing in 2008.

Link: http://bmxlive.tv/vid/roadbeijing

08/08 Win a copy of Life Behind Bars

Elite Racing Supplies press release
Elite Racing Supplies in Adelaide is now stocking Life Behind Bars for trackside sales at the 5 metro tracks in Adelaide.

They are also giving away a free copy of Life Behind Bars.

All you need to do is go on to facebook.

Like the Elite Racing Supplies facebook page.

SHARE the competition with your BMX facebook friends or to a BMX Club facebook page, but ask permission first.

Entries Close August 12th

Winner Drawn August 13th

Limited to Australian residents only

here is the link to the page.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.337362703011479.80184.139544059460012&type=1

07/08 Interview: Sam Willoughby

by bmxultra.com
In August 2010 (nearly two years ago) we started an interview with Australian pro BMXer, Sam Willoughby, the now World Champion and Olympian. It was never finished (hopefully one day soon), but it’s still relevant and gives a little insight into Sam and his background.

Click here to check it out.

07/08 Anarchy Australia’s James Lautier wins at Shepparton

bmxcompound.com.au press release
James Lautier Factory AnarchyJames Lautier returned to racing on fire after Victoria had a 3 month break for the winter.

While there were A and AA Pro classes on offer at Shepparton only a couple of AA Pros entered the event so the Pro classes were combined for a Pro Open.

James took his first Pro class win on board his Anarchy

Coming out of lane 8 in the main James got an awesome start and got straight across to lane 1/2 by the first turn. He got a little awkward at the end of the first straight and he came unclipped, but had enough of a lead to clip in and get going again.

Well done James!

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

About Anarchy BMX

2012 is the rebirth year for Anarchy, new owner, new identity, new bike, new team, it is about to get crazy.

Starting with the heritage, of the original Anarchy Race Frames, we have gone back to the drawing board and built the best 7005 Race frame we could. We use Easton ULR Ultra Light Race Tubing that features Easton’s taper wall technology, we have lowered the profile to be light, stiff and responsive, the seatstays utilize a pierced wishbone design to offer a sleek look and an elongated weld area, not to mention a cool place for the Anarchy A logo at the end.

The CNC’d dropouts are extra thick where your axle bolts on to optimize the stiffness and strength while minimizing weight. Pass through cable guides show the race lineage by making it easy to tear down for travel and allowing the full length housing for optimal braking.

The Australian Anarchy factory team includes Victorian Pro James Lautier and Western Australian Pro Cat Hopkins.

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.

07/08 Tioga Comp III Retro Gumwall Tyres and Stoke Custom Seats now available at Detailed Bike Co

Detailed Bike Co press release
Tioga’s legendary Comp III Tyre is available once again in the original Gumwall “Retro” style. Once the tyre of choice for both professionals and amateurs alike the Retro tyre has been in high demand amongst collectors and restorers of 1980’s and 1990’s BMX’s since its original release several years ago. Detailed Bike Co is pleased to announce we now have stock available in both 20″ X 1.75″ and 20″ X 2.125″. Available for $39.99 per tyre collectors will no longer need to pay the costly amount these tyres have been changing hands for privately in recent times!!

Also new to Detailed Bike Co are our range of Stoke Seats. Custom made in the USA and available in an assortment of Leather, Suede and Vinyl and featuring embroidered lightning bolts (similar to the 1980’s Elina Seats), these are sure to make your ride stand out amongst the crowd! With their custom embroidery and exotic finishes Stoke Seats not only look good but are incredibly light weighing in at only 280 grams (approximately). Available in limited quantity’s for $129.99, free postage Australia Wide is included with the purchase of every Stoke Seat.

For further information on either of these products please visit our website www.detailedbikeco.com.au or email brett@detailedbikeco.com.au

06/08 It’s Olympics week here at bmxultra.com

by bmxultra.com
Yes we know the Olympics have been running for over a week already, we have been watching as much of it as we can, however this is the week BMX fans have been waiting for.

It’s been four years since BMX racing made it’s Olympic debut in Beijing and so much has happened in that time.

In 2012 just fourty-eight international BMXers will line up for their chance at Olympic glory. There will be just two medalists from Beijing returning. Maris Strombergs will look to take his second gold medal in an extremely competitive and unpredictable field. While Laetitia Le Corguille will try to improve on her silver from Beijing. Both Olympians will have a long road to qualify for the finals jam packed full of champions.

Trying to predict an outcome can be fun, even entertaining, but it’s also difficult when you start thinking about it.

The mens field is a lot smaller than what you would see at any regular World Cup race, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

  • Sam Willoughby (AUS), the current World Champion, is one of the hot favourites and given his results over the past few years and especially his consistancy through the current season you would have to pick him for the podium.
  • Marc Willers (NZ), the current ABA Champion, hasn’t had the success of Sam at the World Cup and World Championships this season but he can never be written off. If someone can pull off a big win come crunch time this is the man.
  • Connor Fields (USA), the current USA Champion and leader of the 2012 World Cup series, is almost unbeatable on the big tracks. A crash at the World Championships kept him from the finals, you can be sure he’ll do all he can to avoid making that mistake again.
  • Joris Daudet (FRA), the 2011 World Champion and World Cup Champion, had a blinder of a year last year and going by his second place finish at the World Championships he’s on good pace for the Olympics as well.
  • Khalen Young (AUS), world #2 in 2007, is a real sleeper but this could be the stage for him to step up and steal the show. This guy oozes natural ability.
  • David Herman (USA), placed fifth at the World Championships this year and third at two World Cup rounds so far. Don’t write him off.

The field of 32 men is loaded with talent each of the riders should be proud to represent their home country on the world’s biggest stage.

The women’s field is smaller, but is also hotly contested.

  • Magalie Pottier (FRA), the current world champion, has been consistant all year and is one of the strongest riders in the field. She’s very physical and will be extremely difficult to beat.
  • Caroline Buchanan (AUS), current World Cup series leader, is always in with a chance. Although the World Championships didn’t go all her way, she’s undoubtedly a hot favourite for a medal.
  • Alise Post (USA) made a late charge at the Olympics after a long recovery from injury, and her path back to the top of her field has been impressive. Alise has a lot of heart and a whole lot of skill.
  • Sarah Walker (NZ), fourth place at the 2008 Olympics, dominated right up until she had injury trouble about two years ago. She’s an outside chance at a medal but I think she’s poised to make an impact this week.
  • Mariana Pajon (COL), 2011 World Champion, came back to racing just before the 2012 World Championships after being out with injury and still managed to pull out a fifth place. It’s no wonder Mariana was flag barer for her country at the opening ceremony.

The field of 16 women is going to make for awesome viewing (fingers crossed mainstream Australian TV programmers think so too).

We’ll there you have it, not actually a prediction but I’m confident you will see these riders in the final line going for gold.

We look forward to watching the week unravel.

We have more Olympics information for you coming up this week, including an unfinished interview with Sam Willoughby. Hopefully we’ll be able to finish it some time shortly after the big race. For now here’s a page with some details you might find useful.

Link: 2012 London Olympics BMX

05/08 Review: Profile Elite Chainring

by bmxultra.com
Profile have finally released the Elite chainring which has just shot to the top of our list of favourite chainrings. Click here to check out the full review.

04/08 Video: 2012 French Championships

by bmxultra.com
We have just been sent this link to the 2012 French Championships which shows the highlights of the elite racing at the event. The running time is around 25 minutes and it’s entirely in French. Unfortunately my one year of basic high school wasn’t enough to understand a single word, but there’s some great racing.

Here’s the link: http://oncloudsport.tv/bmxbordeaux2012

It won’t start automatically, you will have to choose the quality of video from the archive panel on the right.

Enjoy.

03/08 Hurstbridge BMX & Custom Bike Show and Shine 2012

Hurstbridge Show and Shine press release
When: 26 August 2012 9:30am onwards
Where: Hurstbridge Vet car park, Main Rd. Hurstbridge.

The 3rd Hurstbridge bmx /dragster and custom bike show !!

Last year we had over 100 bikes and this year we are hoping to get a lot more. This show is all about our love of bikes from all eras – dragsters, customs, BMX.

For those that haven’t attended in past years the show and shine is a part of the Hurstbridge town fair.
Around 15000 people attend on the day, there is a lot going on all day with a muscle car display, steam train rides, vintage cars and motor bikes, concerts, face painting and rides for the kids and so much different food to eat you wont go hungry. It’s a day for the whole family with something for everyone.

A new bmx bike donated by CycleHouse in Greensborough will be raffled on the day. All profits made on the day will go to the Park Orchards BMX Club.

It will be a great day and we hope to see a great turn out!

 

 

02/08 Arielle Martin suffers injury, withdrawn from Olympic competition

USA Cycling press release
USA Cycling announced Wednesday that Olympic BMX cyclist Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.) suffered an injury during routine training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., on Tuesday. Due to her injuries, Martin will be unable to make Wednesday’s scheduled trip to London and will be replaced on the U.S. Olympic BMX Cycling Team by Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.).

“Arielle has worked extremely hard and was on top form heading into the Olympic Games,” explained USA Cycling V.P. of Athletics Jim Miller. “Unfortunately, she suffered an injury during her final training session before leaving for the Games. She certainly would have contributed to our efforts in London and will be missed by the entire squad.”

Martin was transported to San Diego’s Mercy Hospital Tuesday afternoon where she is receiving treatment for her injuries. The 27-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. Martin was set to begin competing in her first Olympic Games on Wednesday, August 8.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Arielle’s injury while training this week in preparation for the 2012 Games,” said USA Cycling President & CEO Steve Johnson. “She is a true competitor and will be sorely missed in London. We wish her a complete and speedy recovery.”

Martin will be replaced on the U.S. Olympic BMX Cycling Team by 19-year-old Crain, who has earned two world championship medals in the junior ranks and finished ninth at last summer’s Olympic Test Event. She will join 21-year-old Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn.) in representing the U.S. women in BMX cycling.

“Arielle is one of the most talented and determined athletes I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with,” stated USA Cycling BMX Programs Director Mike King. “Her leadership and character will be missed both on and off the track. We have the utmost confidence in the depth and talent of our women’s BMX program. Brooke has posted consistent international results, has been training hard and is fully prepared to step in and make an impact in London.”

01/08 BMXPRESS World Edition 2008 Olympic Special for iPhone, iPad and Android

BMXPRESS Magazine press release
Due to popular demand BMXPRESS MAGAZINE has decided to launch our new version of BMXPRESS MAGAZINE “WORLD EDITION” by re-releasing our most popular edition of BMXWORLD Magazine.

To celebrate the inclusion of BMX into the Olympics for the first time ever, BMXWORLD MAGAZINE published wall-to-wall coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This Olympic Special, Collectors Edition is 102 pages of everything you could possibly want to know about the Debut of BMX in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

We covered the riders, the event and everything else you could possibly want to know about the debut of BMX as an Olympic sport.

You won’t want to miss out on this Collectors Edition, now released through itunes as a digital magazine/App or on Samsung Andriod.

Follow the below steps and get your copy of BMXPRESS “World Edition” Digital Magazine on iphone or Ipad or Samsung Galaxy Andriod TAB.

APPLE iPhone and iPad

  • Go to the APP STORE
  • Search for MAGSHOP app
  • Download free MAGSHOP app, open the app and search for BMXPRESS. You will see issue #58 (Current issue) and issue #57 BMXPRESS WORLD EDITION OLYMPIC SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION 2008.
  • Purchase in the normal manner…

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB

  • Go to PLAY STORE
  • Search for the MAGSHOP app
  • Download free MAGSHOP app
  • Once downloaded MAGSHOP APP, open the app and search for BMXPRESS. You will see issue #58 (Current issue) and issue #57 BMXPRESS WORLD EDITION OLYMPIC SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION 2008.
  • Purchase in the normal manner…

Look for the below magazine cover (left side cover). This issue has been listed as BMXPRESS Issue #57.
Anyone wanting to purchase BMXPRESS issue #58 online can also do so at the above link.

Thank you to everyone for the massive amount of support we get each issue of BMXPRESS Magazine.

01/08 Global SX Events teams up with Mike Day


Global SX Events Inc. press release
Global SX Events Inc. is pleased to announce professional BMX racer Mike Day as the new part owner of GSX Events Inc. Mike Day is one of the most well-known BMX athletes in the world, being the silver Olympic medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, a Red Bull athlete and a constant front-runner at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Apart from being a dedicated BMX racer, Mike is a strong advocate and spokesperson for BMX with a genuine passion for the sport.
“When I first heard about GSX my interest was immediately peaked. I was intrigued by their exciting vision and the genuine passion for BMX. Aligning myself with this awesome group of industry experts has been one of the best decisions, and I am super pumped to see where it goes from here.” Says Mike Day.

Global SX Events (GSX) oversees the general management of the UCI (International Cycling Union) BMX Supercross World Cup, the world’s leading BMX racing series. Under their management, the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup so far has brought in record numbers of participants, spectators and an increased media and TV coverage world-wide.

“I have been involved in BMX since I was 9 years old, and I have witnessed it take many different leaps and bounds as a sport. I never thought that we would be as widely recognized as we are and I attribute that to companies like GSX who believe in the sport of BMX racing” says Mike Day. “Through my years in BMX and all the events I have attended, I feel I can bring a level of authentic-nes to all GSX events and programs”

Although Mike will continue his current occupation as a professional BMX athlete, he will act as vice Marketing Manager within the GSX organisation. Mike will bring considerable knowledge and a athlete insight moving the sport to the next level.

“We are very excited of having Mike Day onboard” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO and founder of GSX Events. “Not only will Mike bring an athlete view on things, but his vision and passion for the sport of BMX is definititely something we value” continues Lindstrom.

Mike Days involvement will certainly support GSX mission to promote cutting edge events, as well as answering to the increasing demand of constructing high-level BMX tracks around the world through its subsidiary, EliteTrax, Inc. In the upcoming Red Bull R.Evolution event in Berlin, Germany 24th August 2012, Mike has already been involved giving valuable input on track design and the event format.

About Global SX Events, Inc.

Global SX Events Inc. (GSX Events) is the premier promoter of professional and amateur 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. GSX Events Inc main stake holder is StrateSphere LLC.

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 and the appointed designer and track builder for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA, EliteTrax is a subsidiary of Global SX Events, Inc.

 

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