I am a rider outside of Raleigh, NC and was hoping you might be able to share the story of a local pro and close friend who is currently fighting to regain a new kind of normalcy following a sustained major concussion.
Jordan Prince gained the moniker the “Prince of Pain” after one particular injury sustained at a contest where a failed flair-to-transfer landed flat-to-face – resulting in reconstructive surgery and permanent hardware. This title also applies to the sheer number of concussions he has managed to walk away from, currently numbering in the dozens. Some accidents had been worse than others, some with visible scarring, but those hidden beneath the surface have become the most troubling in recent weeks.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and repeat concussions have been the buzzwords over the past couple of years especially in the wake of Dave Mirra’s struggle and untimely death. This event left a gaping hole in the riding community and continues to resonate. Mirra’s story, however, has resulted in an increased awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and heightened concern of consequence when fellow riders experience repeated blows to the head.
Jordan had been on an upwards trajectory, not only increasing the power behind his tricks, but pushing
The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® just unveiled a new design in their helmet range. The helmet to match every challenge, the new 4.0 bicycle helmet is featherlight, ventilated and offers DH-certified full-face protection. This new DBX 4.0 helmet has been included in this year’s 2018 Interbike Innovation Awards, winning in the category of ‘Mountain Bike Product Innovation’ thanks to its technological features and unique detachable mouthpiece. The Interbike Innovation Awards showcase excellence in product, retail, advocacy and exhibitor booths. Products are considered based on the level of innovation, plus their overall design and construction, ride performance and/or value.
Featuring Leatt’s award-winning 360° Turbine Tech, the helmet is lined with turbines which are 360 ̊
EVERY ONE KNOWS THAT RE-SETTING YOUR BARS IS THE WORST POSSIBLE THING. IT TAKES FOREVER FOR YOUR MIND TO AGREE THAT THE BARS FEEL HOW THEY DID BEFORE SLIPPING. WE WANTED TO DESIGN A STEM THAT CLAMPED TIGHT AND EVENLY AT THAT. WE HAD SEEN STEM BOLTS SNAP FROM A ROCKY PLATE AND UN-EVEN TIGHTENING. WITH THE PURGE STEM WE WANTED STRENGTH AND DURABILITY SO WE WENT WITH A FULLY CNC 6061 ALI BLOCK INCLUDING A CNC’D UNITED GRAPHIC ON THE SIDE. YOU WILL NOTICE THE CLAMPING SYSTEM CLAMPS COMPLETELY SHUT UP FRONT. THIS IS TO STOP THE UN-EVEN TIGHTENING.
The new Box Four cranks are finally here! At just under 800 grams, These cranks help bridge the gap between our upper tier crank models by providing users with a premium two-piece crankset, in smaller sizes at an affordable rate. The Box four cranks are available in 160mm, 165mm or 170mm sizes, forged from high-strength aluminum and incorporating a 24mm Chromoly hollow spindle and a Euro Outboard bearing bottom bracket. These cranks are compatible with both threaded and press-fit bottom bracket shells (provided you have the proper adapter for your press fit frame). This crankset is designed for BMX riders.
Australia's BMX scene is set to explode in Melbourne this weekend as Cycling Australia hosts the inaugural Freestyle BMX Nationals at Rampfest from 24-25 November 2018. Freestyle BMX is set to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the event format sees cyclists perform a series of tricks during their ‘1 minute run’ across a ramp-filled course. Riders’ tricks are judged based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
The Freestyle BMX Nationals will be the first opportunity for Australian riders to earn an official National Ranking, a significant move for the sport domestically ahead of the Tokyo Games. Australia currently boast some of the best riders in the world, the inaugural competition will pit a wave of professionals against keen locals and enthusiasts all striving for the coveted green and gold jersey.
Sydney’s Brandon Loupos, fresh from his bronze-medal performance at the 2018 UCI Urban World Championships in Chengdu, China last weekend will headline the Nationals. “I’m excited to come back from Worlds and hopefully put an exclamation point on the first ever nationals in Australia and be that number one Australian,” said Loupos.
Melbourne's Jake Wallwork, who claimed his maiden World Cup win in China last month and finished fourth at the World Championships, is thrilled for the first National Championship at his
According to a media survey commissioned by the Estonia’s action sports series Simple Session 2018, the event reached 500 million people worldwide via traditional and social media. The report compiled by Meltwater, a digital media monitoring company established in Norway and based in San Francisco, finds that mentions of this year’s Simple Session competition had a cumulative reach of 500 million people worldwide. The report counted social media posts, as well as traditional media articles published online. The survey was conducted over three months: from January 1st to March 31st 2018.
Social media mentions of Simple Session within the quarter amounted to 4664. Social media
Two-time Olympian Caroline Buchanan started her freestyle World Championships debut strong qualifying herself into the final 12 for finals. Before colliding with another rider in practice forcing her out of the competition. Caroline will return to the AIS in the coming days to work out a plan to recover from another injury setback just months after jumping back on to her bike. Buchanan compound fractured her finger at the UCI freestyle world championships in China, where she made the finals in her first attempt at a new discipline.
"Unfortunately I collided with another rider in practice and broke my finger, so I'll get [it in a cast] and
Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army’s Justin Dowell on winning the 2018 UCI Urban World Cycling Championships in Chengdu, China. Heading into the finals, the 18-year-old was a man with a mission, saying he “wanted to win more than anything” and that he had “tricks up his sleeves” that would do the job. The Virginia Beach native has been traveling Europe and training for this competition for the entire year. After finishing 8th last year in the World Championships he earned himself a spot in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, but was unable to attend the competition. Using that let down as motivation he has his eyes set on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and wanted to start that journey with a World Championship title.
Dowell was joined in the finals by Monster Army and fellow American Jeremy Malott, as well as Monster Energy’s Ben Wallace and Alex Nikulin, from Great Britain and Russia respectively.
However, it was Dowell who stomped his “dream run” and finished with a 92.2 after his first run. Using his second run as a preemptive victory lap, it was a run that would be hard to top, with his creative combinations and unique lines. Dowell is known to trick every hip and use every transfer to
Dual Olympian, Caroline Buchanan will try her hand at a new discipline of cycling when she competes in the final round of the 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu China from 2-4 November. "It has been quite a challenging year for me, most of my years have been an athlete focus" said the 28-year-old, who married her longtime partner Barry Nobles in the USA last month. 2018 has been a human focus; life and health have taken priority.
"I have never had six months off the bike before, so the challenge for me this year was all about being patient, sit through injuries, recover and get back into competition again." In true Buchanan style, when faced with one challenge, the best response is to take on another. The Canberran has