Because BMX is not only for grown ups, FATBMX searched for the hottest bikes and parts for the young ones over at the Eurobike bicycle show in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week. We've gathered photos from the 2014 models from HARO, GT, wethepeople, Radio Bikes and plenty more. Also protection gear for the little ones was a hot item, especially designed for them. And of course the popluar walking bikes, or push bikes, or whatever they call them. They're perfect to get the kids going.
Today we announce the winner of the FATBMX Kids coloring contest. The result on the right was sent in by Joni Drexel from Aichach, Germany. Joni is eight years old and a big BMX fan. He sent a video of himself also. FATBMX Kids will send Joni a sticker package and a video for his winning entry.
Be on the lookout for more online competitions on FATBMX Kids and check back in for updates for the kids every day.
I have been a Travis Pastrana fan for a couple of years. It was nice to meet him at the Nitro Circus Live show in Arnhem last year. I got his autograph there and now I have his shoes. The shoes are so comfortable. They are more like jogging shoes and not so much for riding. But just walking in them feels great since they are so light. Kids in my class like them too.
A few days ago I got a flat tire. I hit a huge nail. My tire was flat fast. I walked home. I had never fixed a flat tire before so this was my first time. When I took the tube out, I saw a small hole on the top and a big hole on the bottom. This tire could not be patched up any more. That's when a visit to Paul's Boutique was made to get a new 18" inner tube. Back home I was ready to put the new tube on the bike. Here is the step by step on how I did it. Maybe it helps you fix your tire next time.
Hi FATBMX Kids. This is Philip again, with something new. We are doing a coloring online competition here on FATBMX Kids. You see the drawing on the right. It is up to you to make it look better. This can be done in many ways so be creative. The competition is open for anybody under 13 years. We have received some good entries already so to win, you will have to do your very best. The competition closes at noon on Friday the 13th of September. The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon.
You can e-mail me your drawing when you are finished. Send it before 13 September 2013 12:00 CET. You can enter as many times as you like. Mail it as an attachment to: Philip @ fatbmx.com
Okay, you're new to BMX. Welcome. You could use some guidance. Putting your bike together, learning new tricks, or shopping for bike parts. BMX Basics is the perfect magazine for you. It has everything you are looking for and helps you on your way to become a real BMX rider.
Bruno Hoffmann and Tobias Wicke are some of the riders that can show you the tricks step by step. They had to start from scratch just like yourself, and learning the basics is more important than starting off with trying a double tailwhip. BMX is not easy, but you can learn something new every day. Just put your time and energy into it and you'll progress at your own pace. BMX Basics takes you through the steps.
And when your bike fails, the magazine has the tips to fix it, or if it's broken, the parts are listed in the magazine so you can shop
When I went to Paul's Boutique a little while ago uncle Paul had something for me. He gave me some grips to test. They looked like ODI grips. I always wanted a pair of ODI grips but these grips are an ODI clone. Once on the bike I gave the grips a test. The plastic bar ends protect the grips from going through the bars. The grips are pretty big for my hands compared to the original Odyssey grips that were on the bike before but I'm getting