Concept stores seem to be all the craze. We stopped by at the VANS store in Carnaby street on our way to the Download festival in Donington. The London based store had quite some unique shoes on display so we took some pics and decided to share them with you.
We could run some old school pictures of Dylan Clayton in Mongoose racing gear from back in the day but we won't. Just trust us when we say that this guy has serious BMX roots. Dylan recently started his own BMX mailorder company and opened up a store a few weeks ago. FATBMX caught up with Dr. Smooth to find out more about the rider run set-up. FATBMX: Tell us a little about your new operation at Firm Bikes.
Dylan Clayton [firm bikes]: The new operation was at first to open a mailorder company www.firmbikes.com to supply bikes, parts and clothing. This was launched November 2004.
American Mentality, Inc., is announcing that UGP Underground Products is under new ownership and is now operating as UGP, LLC. in Orlando, Florida.
American Mentality's Rachel Bonner:"We want all of you to know that this has been a very personal and hard decision but have finally realized that the memories and family met along the way is what makes UGP so special. We appreciate and value each of you and your efforts are what makes UGP so unique and special."
FUEL TV to Produce Dew Action Sports Tour Special Editions of â€œFUEL TV’s 54321 Weekly Updateâ€? Telecasts
FUEL TV, the first and only network dedicated to the world of action sports, and the Dew Action Sports Tour, the first professional, multi-sport tour of action sports, have announced a three-year strategic partnership that includes multiple programming and cross-promotional aspects involving FUEL. For the 2005 season, as part of this agreement, FUEL TV will produce a â€œpost-gameâ€? show from each of the five Dew Action Sports Tour events that will be telecast within special editions of â€œFUEL TV’s 54321 Weekly Update.â€?
David Sternberg, Executive Vice President, Emerging Networks, Fox Cable Networks; CJ Olivares, FUEL TV Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager; and Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour, made the joint announcement.
We here at KGB decided to drop the distributors and shops that carry KGB products. Why? The answer is very simple; We want to lower the prices of our products as low as possible so all the flatlanders around the world can afford good quality flatland products.
The first set of delivery contains following products:
XP Innovation, LLC has acquired BMX Cataloger and E-tailer, Dan's Competition, LLC from New York based multi-title merchant Alloy, Inc. XP Innovation, LLC is owned and operated by Dustin Wilson, William Cartwright and Steve Kalsch, current management team members of Dan's Comp.
Steve Kalsch, President of XP Innovation states, "We acquired the business after learning Alloy was interested in selling Dan's Comp to focus on it's other core brands." Kalsch, who has over 18 years experience in the direct marketing industry, notably with outdoor sporting goods supplier Gander Mountain, Norm Thompson and most recently with Dan's Comp, goes on to state, "This is a great opportunity and we plan to continue providing a wide selection of products at competitive prices."
The Subdivision Show is an annual gathering of BMX companies, dealers and riders. Andy Zeiss made the trip over to Binghampton and took the following pictures. We checked in with Steve Crandall, one of the organizers, to see what the show is all about.
FATBMX: How many years have you had the Subdivision show going?
Steve: This was the 3rd year in a row...
This year's show will feature an entire weekend of events including: a street contest, a flatland jam, a miniramp or bowl contest, and a concert featuring bands popular in BMX culture today. By combining several different aspects of BMX Steve Crandall and his crew are able to offer a more inclusive experience than you will find anywhere else.
The BMX Industry Trade Show will be a three day event. Thursday will be open to dealers and exhibitors only - offering you the opportunity to meet face to face with the companies you already deal with, as well as new and up-and-coming companies. Dealers will be able to check out summer and back to school products first hand, and know what they will be getting before they place an order.
The [url=http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=6583982549]link to this survey[/url] will most likely be a strong determining factor in how BMX is handled in the USA in regards of allowance in public skateparks. If you are a park owner and want to put in your two cents, please take a few minutes to fill it out and also pass it on to any city people or anyone that could help.
Greasy Comb Distribution is announcing the addition of four brands to its growing line-up: Proper Bike Co. (UK), Superstar (France), St. Martin (France) & Tioga (Japan). David Wooten, Greasy Comb's U.S. rep explained that he is very excited to work with each of the brands, due largely in part to their unique product lines. Here's a bit more from Wooten on who each of the brands are and what they have to offer.
Proper Bike Co: The UK-based company is owned and operated by Vert rider Carlo Griggs Carlo who also designs most of Proper's products. Proper is a very popular brand in other parts of the world and has now decided to enter the ultra-competitive U.S. market. We are very excited to work with a brand like Proper that is already well known and desired.