You guys have all heard my rants and listened to me bitch about the new laws. I have been one of the most vocal to fight for the repeal or amendment to the law, and I know all of you have stepped in to help with the petitions and letter writing. Today, the last day for comments on the law, the CPSC gave us a 1 year stay on the fines and third party testing. We still have to meet their limits for lead and phalates, but have 1 year to get our documents in line rather than the few weeks or months we had. And most importantly
A new law was passed in the United States August 14, 2008 that would add testing for lead to thousands of items that had never had to be tested before. This came about as a result of toys being imported in to the U.S. from China earlier in the year with high levels of lead in the paint and product used to manufacture these toys and the Congress and President Bush charged the Consumer Product Safety Commission with protecting children in the U.S. from this danger.
At FATBMX we've been working with Freecaster for a few years now and with a reason. The video channel provides quality content all year long from events such as the X-Games, T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds, the BMX Masters, Braun Cruzer tour but also clips from Props, the UCI Supercross BMX series, Levi's BMX team footage, Lotek, Vans, Kink, Retrospect and more people have found the Freecaster channel to show their clips. How does it all work?
If there is a will, there is a way. Brazilian José Antonio Rodrigues is into BMX. Lives the life and spends all his time on it. He makes a BMX zine, runs a BMX store and has also picked up distribution for brands such as Hoffman Bikes, We The People, Éclat, KHE, and Mutiny Bikes in Brazil. Now after drinking loads of coffee he finished the website so you can check it all out. URL: www.revolutionbmxstore.com
Greenhouse are proud to report that their new dealer site is now open for business at shop.greenhousebmx.com. Consumers are able to browse the site and see what they currently have available so they can tell their local shop what they’re interested in, but in order to see pricing or place orders — you’ll need an authorized account. If you’re already a dealer with Greenhouse BMX and you’d like to setup your account access, give them a call at
If you run a BMX shop and want to know how you can support Stephen Murray, listen up. Here are two ways to do so: -The Stephen Murray “Stay Strong” Edition of the new Sun Ringle’ Big Baller Rim will be an exclusive all yellow powder coat and feature a special Stay Strong Logo to accent the rim. Proceeds of the Stay Strong rim will be donated to the Stephen Murray Fund. Stephen is a long time Sun Ringle’ sponsored pro rider and we wish him all the best in his recovery. If interested in pre order for a late February to March shipment please contact:
In motocross this time of the year is called "silly season". Actually silly season was a couple of weeks ago. It is the time when riders switch sponsors and, get dropped from a ride or pick up a new sponsorship. The future for paid deals isn't looking too bright. The economy might not have hit BMX as hard as it did the car industry but bike companies don't know what's ahead so instead of spending their money, they better hold on to it, or spend less.
Latest victims are Specialized riders Marcus Tooker and Allan Cooke so it looks like Specialized dropped it's BMX rider program altogether. Allan also lost Boost Mobile and FOX as his sponsors so if anyone can modify his RV to drive on veggy oil, get in touch with him. Kevin Kirali and Kim Hayashi lost their rides with Redline, TJ Lavin lost Schwinn, Simon Tabron and Steve McCann got dropped
Some pro riders do more than just ride. Take Kye Forte for instance. When he is not blogging away for the websites of his sponsors, he is probably working on the Empire of Dirt contest. If that slows down a bit he's at the Decoy trails digging away or working with the local council to get more spots in the Newton Abbott area like the concrete park they just got. Now add the job as DC's UK team manager to that and he will be busier than ever. But it's all BMX related so you won't hear any complaints coming out of Kye. The current UK DC squad looks like this: -Kye Forte -Martin Tambling -Leo Forte -Mike Taylor
Free Agent, the world champion BMX race brand FREEAGENT have announced it has signed a distribution agreement with REECE CYCLES, UK.“Having been involved with BMX since 1983 & owning an original FA back in the 80’s I feel it’s an awesome opportunity for myself & Reece to re establish the brand here in the UK. I am also very proud that we (FREEAGENT) will be the frame sponsor for the “STAY STRONG”, UK BMX race team for 2009.The team has been created to increase awareness to the fund for Stephen Murray, who was tragically injured whilst competing” said Jason Boness, Product Manager, Reece cycles
“Having the Free Agent name back in the UK with Reece