The folks over at Redline sent us three photos of their 2007 complete bike line. All three have two-tone frame colours so you don't have to buy a can of spray paint any longer. To see what the other two colour combinations look like, click on READ MORE and it will take you there. For more info on the company visit Redline by clicking their green/black RL link in the right FATBMX sponsor column.
Bonn, August 2nd, 2006 T-Mobile goes BMX. The cellular phone network broadens its existent engagement in cycling and gets involved with BMX sports in terms of national and re-gional support. The rebeljam in Berlin presents the ideal platform. From this summer on T-Mobile Germany gets in the national BMX scene and wants to support the twenty inch community targeted with helpful arrangements and push BMX sports forward in Germany. In the past US heroes like Ryan Nyquist and Dave Mirra have been already supported by the cellular phone network’s US sister com-pany. Through this support T-Mobile also previously attracted the German scene’s attention.
One of the first among counted arrangements is the support of BMX halls and spots: The Tretlagerhalle in Emmering got a Monster-Box, which was successfully inaugurated at the Country Bikes Contest on July 24th - 25th, 2006. In the BMX Park in Darmstadt T-Mobile provided a new ramp combination. The Playground Hall Aurich, the Roof BMX-Halle in Berlin and the Abflughalle Grevenbroich are also being backed up and are busy constructing their obstacles.
John Povah is taking the etnies team on tour on the West Coast. Check if they are coming close to where you are. If that is the case, make sure to head over there to hang out with the crew (Wade, Rich, Baker, Layos, Alcantara, Walker, Heaton, Guenther) .
BMX West Coast Tour Dates: Aug. 9th –Aug. 24th 9th Lake Forest, CA etnies Skate Park 10th San Diego, CA Clairemont Skate Park / East County BMX 11th 12th Los Angeles, CA 9Star 13th Camarillo, CA Camarillo Bike Co. 14th Sacramento, CA T.O.S. Bike Y 15th Oroville, CA Greenline Cycle 17th Salem/ Springfield, OR Santiam Bikes, Inc./ The Edge 18th Portland, OR Goods BMX 20th Everett, WA Bicycle Center 425.252.1441 21st 22nd Vancouver, BC 3 Ride
The Chenga 2 BMX Contest is Saturday August 19th. Practice and registration will begin around 10AM and the contest will start around 1PM. Entry Fees are $25 for Beginner & Expert, and $50 for Pro. Everyone must have a signed and notarized park waiver on file to enter, they can be downloaded from www.chenga.cc.
Well, here for another year again….X-Games XII is in town and the 405 freeway in L.A. is jammed. This year the Games were divided over 3 locations, which two of them were going to have some BMX history. My first stop on this (obviously) sunny Friday afternoon after a nice long week was to pick up the freshly pressed Media Pass at the Home Depot Center…this was the stadium where BMX Street, The Mega Ramp, Rally Racing, Skate Street and Super Moto was held… excited already, as little Subaru’s where drifting by at a ridiculous speed, while I make my way out to the Staples Center, which is where the 100ft + wide vert ramp was located, right next to the Freestyle Moto X area….and this is where it all went down this very night..
August 6, 2006 Los Angeles - Kevin Robinson soared to his second gold medal of X Games 12 with a victory in the first-ever BMX Freestyle Big Air competition at The Home Depot Center. Chad Kagy finished second to pick up his third medal of X Games 12 (gold - BMX Freestyle Vert, silver - BMX Freestyle Vert Best Trick). Allan Cooke finished third to take the bronze medal. Robinson, who won gold in the BMX Freestyle Vert Best Trick on Friday with the first double flair ever landed in X Games competition, took the Big Air gold with a backflip tuck no-hander to no-handed flair. "I'm psyched," said Robinson after his medal-winning adventures on the mega-ramp. "That's the biggest no-handed flair I've ever done in my life. I'm just glad I landed rubber-side down."
While the X-Games were going on in Los Angeles, FATBMX visited the Motocross GP in Namur, Belgium. The place of the track is the exact same place where Paul and I did our first international BMX race back in 1980. The motocross track normally isn't there, they just fence off a track through the parc and have the race. I love Belgium. The race this weekend was special because Stefan Everts was able to win his first (out of 10) world titles in front of his own Belgian fans. He didn't disappoint and won his 99th Grand Prix of his career. The dude simply rules the MX1 class and calls it a day at the end of the year which I believe is a good move.
LOS ANGELES - August 2006 - Youth was served Saturday when New Jersey's Scotty Cranmer, the youngest BMX rider at X Games 12, grabbed the gold medal in BMX Freestyle Park. In doing so, the 19-year-old Cranmer (aka: The Bulldozer) improved upon his silver medal performance at last year's Summer X event and threw down the gauntlet for next year. Morgan Wade won the silver medal while Daniel Dhers rode off with the bronze. "This event is so awesome," said Cranmer following his victory. "The riding levels are out of this world. This course couldn't have been better. It was a good day." Cranmer's winning run was a fluid masterpiece and included a tailwhip drop in, a double whip over the big hip, a 360 double whip over the step-up ramp and a front flip turn down over the step up.
Wade took silver with two pocket airs, a hip to the wall to a massive hip landing. Like Cranmer, the Tyler, TX native was complimentary of the world-class park course.
Los Angeles - August 2006 -A double flair may sound simple, but X Games 12 Men's BMX Freestyle Vert Best Trick gold medal-winner Kevin Robinson can assure everybody that its not. Robinson's double flair (a back flip into a cork screw) earned him the X Games gold medal that has eluded him until tonight, when he beat out silver medalist Chad Kagy and bronze medalist Simon Tabron. Fittingly the three-time BMX Freestyle Vert bronze medalist earned gold by landing a trick he's been chasing for years. "This was three years in the making - it's the end of a three-year-long day," said Robinson. "I took off and it felt light the whole way through until I hit bottom."Kagy, who earlier in the evening won gold in the BMX Freestyle Vert, tallied a second X Games 12 medal by landing a double tail whip flat spin. Tabron grabbed his second X Games 12 bronze medal with an Alley Oop No-Hand to Turn Down 540. Earlier in the evening Tabron won bronze in the BMX Freestyle Vert. "I'm happy to get third in the middle of all this mayhem," said Tabron. "The best thing is that everyone came up healthy. History was made tonight, and there were no casualties."