GT Bicycles today announced a new collaboration. After a 17-year hiatus, BMX Hall of Famer Dave Voelker has teamed up with GT Bicycles once again. To celebrate the reunion, GT is releasing a special edition Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno. The new Dyno Pro Compe has been beefed up from the original with a 100% chromoly frame and fork, and the wheels have been super-sized to 29” with GT’s all-new Smoothie tires in a stout 29 x 2.5.
“No more ‘butter forks’,” says Dave. “That’s what I used to call them. They were like butter; they’d flex all over the place, and we would have to straighten them out. When it came to the wheels, it was important to add bigger tires because it’s like adding suspension. And, as you get older, you want to have a little bit of cush as you’re landing.”
The new ’87 Dyno Pro Compe also comes equipped with an updated version of the iconic ‘Pretzel’ Bar.
Vans, the original action sports brand began supporting BMX in 1979 becoming the first brand to support the sport. To celebrate this milestone and the unsung impact BMX has had on youth culture ever since, Vans presents an Anniversary Collection for men and women. Featuring a unique assortment of footwear and apparel inspired by the heyday of parking lot ramp demonstrations, neon clad kids and a longstanding form of creative expression.
Vans sticky waffle soles proved to give great pedal grip and became the choice for BMX riders of the late ‘70s. For this honorary collection, a unisex offering of the Sk8-Hi Reissue and Era serve as the foundation for a full head to toe assortment of footwear and apparel. Footwear is constructed with Vans’ classic canvas and suede combination, and each style showcases a graphic Checkerboard printed quarter-panel that is available in three colorways including a share green, white and true navy. Each footwear silhouette is finished with a reissued thumbs up heritage print on the sidewall.
Inspired by classic BMX lifestyle silhouettes and Vans heritage graphics the assortment includes eight new apparel and accessory styles for men and women. The women’s key styles include a BMX Jacket that uses a poly flight satin shell and includes a range of Vans logo executions to give the jacket a period correct look. The relaxed fit BMX Muscle Tank is made with a heavy cotton jersey and is adorned
Advanced Sports joined Comcast NBCUniversal and other hometown donors this week to give 105 bicycles to the children of first responders and members of the military. The donation was organized by Philly POPS for its Christmas in July celebration at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center. The children received Fuji, SE and Tuesday bikes as part of Advanced Sports’ continued advocacy of cycling and for bringing more kids into the sport.
“One of the reasons we are so happy to be here today is because of the importance of cycling in the life of children, and in our community. We all know well that riding a bike brings us a feeling of joy, and each and every child deserves to experience that emotion,” said Milay Galvez, Advanced Sports’ manager of commercial sales and sponsorship.
“Kids have an innate desire to explore; riding a bike can help a child connect with the world. Studies have
Kicking off the exciting programming for the largest action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, the celebrated Vans Rebel Jam BMX street competition will debut for the first time on American soil July 27-28. Slated for an international roster of BMX medalists and style experts, the Rebel Jam will feature Best Trick contests, creativity awards, a Bunny Hop and High Air comp, and contest honors inclusive of men and women in all award categories. This year’s custom-designed obstacles will be presented by respected BMX brand, Cult.
With nearly fifteen years of consecutive BMX competition history in tow, Vans is thrilled to bring the prolific Rebel Jam contest to the beach to showcase a world-class field of talented BMX street riders.
The Olympic flame is not yet lit, but Tokyo 2020 vibes are already spreading across many BMX contests. FISE runs events on the UCI International Calendar, at French, European and world class level, that provide BMX Freestyle Park riders with opportunities to gain coveted qualification points for their country towards the next Olympic Games. During the French, European and World tour's, FISE is hosting many events which are part of the process.
FISE EUROPEAN SERIES: CHÂTEAUROUX UCI Classification: C1 When: 19th – 21st July
BRAKE DISC ADAPTERS The all NEW Box Disc Brake Adapter is designed to help improve braking control on frames where disc brakes were not standard. Compatible with 2 types of dropouts and 3 brands of 10mm hubs, in the right configurations the Box Disc Brake Adapter goes over your hub’s axle and mates with the frame’s dropout, allowing mounting of a standard post mount disc brake caliper.
On Friday 5th July, at House of Vans' monthly BMX Support Group, a night dedicated entirely to riders on two wheels, House of Vans are hosting the World Premiere of Federal Bikes' 'FTS', featuring riding in London, Seville, Philly, California, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Madrid from Dan Lacey, Bruno Hoffmann, Anthony Perrin, Michal Smelko, Ryan Eles and James Cunningham. Check out the final episode of Lost It, a series chronicling the progress of FTS HERE.
Doors open at 6pm, with the Premiere kicking off at 7pm, before an evening of cash for tricks, free burgers and beers.
The UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, NASS festival is returning to the Bath & West Showground, near Bristol on Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2019 for their biggest year yet, featuring headliners Giggs, Rudimental and Cypress Hill. NASS brings together the world’s best BMX riders to compete in the biggest and most progressive contests in the country. With under two weeks to go NASS has revealed the full list of competing riders for 2019, as well as competition and jam timings. Riders from around the globe will be competing for a combined prize purse of £25,000. This year sees a number of Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls competing including Alex Coleborn, James Jones, Declan Brooks, and Jack Clark who are all on the Great Britain Cycling Team’s world class BMX programme.
Back again to defend his NASS 2018 Pro Park title is America’s Justin Dowell along with 5 x X Games Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers (VEN) and 8 x NASS Champion Mark Webb (GBR). The BMX Street Invitational will see 2018 X Games Gold Medalist Alex Donnachie (GBR), Courage Adams (NGR), Bruno Hoffmann (GER), Dan Lacey (GBR) compete for the title.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has the pleasure of announcing that the inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Championships will be held as part of the next UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will take place on 6-10 November 2019 in Chengdu, in China. The 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will thus feature BMX Freestyle Flatland, BMX Freestyle Park and Trials, three urban and dynamic disciplines.
Flatland is growing fast and has figured alongside Park on the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup programme since 2018. It involves performing tricks on a flat piece of ground, often while balancing on a single