I am sad to announce Tim March has resigned from his position as the Publisher of Ride, Dig and Moto to take a career break and focus on fresh challenges. Factory Media extends its thanks to Tim who has been instrumental over the last year in the growth of our magazines, and for the previous 7 years at 4130 Publishing. He has shown immense energy and passion for the brands with which he has been involved, and we would like to wish Tim the best of luck in his future career.
The advertising responsibilities on Ride and Dig have now been taken on by Ian Gunner, who will be based in our London office. Gunner has a strong background linked to the action sports market, having worked in the past with both DC Shoes and New Deal Skate as their Marketing Manager.
As a company we (1664 distribution) are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service we provide and value creativity and self initiative. If you feel like you have what it takes to be part of this high energy fast paced 1664 team, email or fax your resume.
The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced a multi-year deal with the Eurosport group to provide a live international feed of NBC telecasts during AST Dew Tour event finals. Twenty hours of live television and 20 hours of highlights programming will broadcast each season to approximately 112 million homes in more than 50 countries.
We are very pleased to announce that Carlo Griggs’ IMG Distribution is the new home for Odyssey in the UK. In addition to stocking the full Odyssey line, IMG will also be carrying products from G-Sport, Shook and Jim Cielencki’s Sunday Bikes. Shops in the UK will soon be able to replenish their out-of-stock items, and they'll also be able to buy any of the new or hard-to-find products that we’ve released within the last six months. We are looking forward to working closely with Carlo, and we’re committed to providing the highest level of service to our UK shops and customers.
More and more riders are taking things in their own hand. Over in Croatia Mislav Streicher not only started the Zion Bikes team but he started a full on company making BMX frames and parts. Their website is about to be finished and for most of us it's good to see it in English or we would have to call Senad Grosic for the translation. It's got info on all Zion's distributors, their team riders, shops in Croatia where you can find Zion stuff, product info and a whole bunch of photos to show you that BMX is going strong in a Croatia.
Vans threw a little party to celebrate the public opening of their new offices on Thursday afternoon complete with food, drink, performances from MXPX and Royal Crown Revue and a kicking session on the new mini ramp. Over 1,000 people came over to see the new digs. Of course Steve van Doren was grilling in a Hawaii shirt and having fun.
Welcome to Zeal BMX Distribution… The new rider owned UK distribution From the guys behind the former distribution company Padded Cell supplies ltd. Owned and operated by James Hitchcox. ZEAL BMX - The new home for some of the leading brands in BMX today. The latest products from the following brands will be available at all good UK bike and BMX friendly stores:
Check the 2008 Hoffman Bikes complete bike line here on FATBMX. New stuff from the Condor family........... The Scarab 16 and Scarab 18 are designed for the younger individual just getting started in BMX. The Scarab 16 and 18 line offers introductory bikes that feature clean, lightweight scaled-down frame designs alongside component packages that give the younger rider a great bike at a great price.
The Las Vegas Interbike trade show is coming up shortly and we'll have a hard time taking pics of everything while we're there for various reasons. That's why we're giving you another photo report of new stuff that we found at the Eurobike trade show last week in Germany. wethepeople had some really nice bikes but also the CW California Freestyle that we saw at the Allride booth was great (for oldschool sake). Also Kuwahara has not forgot about their roots and showed new race frames compared to an early race frame. Check the pics. More on GT, HARO, Diamondback, Univega, Mankind, Sport Import, KHE, and Shadow below:
We told you there was a lot of BMX at this year's Eurobike show. We have two more sets of new products to drool over or to ridicule. It's good to see that there are colours available other than black but we have our doubts by some colour combinations that manufacturers are putting on the market. At least it makes this world a bit more colourful. Today we bring you pics of Season Bikes, Redline, Haro, Fly, Alienation, Felt, GT, wethepeople, Pro-Tec, Mongoose, Kink Bike Co, Intense, and Sunday.