Name: Tom Tucker Sponsors: Factory Full Tilt, Radio Raceline, Fly Racing, Promax Components, Tioga, HT Components, BMX International. Mechanic: Tsquared Bike co
9 times world champion at age 15. Where (what countries) has BMX taken you so far? Tom Tucker: Countries I have raced in so far are New Zealand, USA, England, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Netherlands and Australia of course.
Congrats on winning the 2020 Sam WIlloughby Medallist award. Did it come as a surprise?
Name: Thomas Jouve Sponsors: Spad BMX, Sport RAD Distribution, Race Company, White tree, Lempdes BMX Auvergne, No logo. Mechanic: Myself
What was your very first BMX bike? Thomas Jouve: I got a Sunn Bicycle for Christmas when I was 5.
How much different is it from the one you're racing today? Thomas Jouve: It was way smaller! Just a regular junior size BMX, straight from the shop. Nowadays all the parts are selected from what is the best for me and my riding.
What is a new product that you thought was very welcome in BMX? Thomas Jouve: I think the disk brake was very welcome. At first I was hesitant but then I put one on my bike and liked it.
Name: Wouter Segers Sponsors: TVE sport, JEE-O, Meybo Bikes, Shimano Benelux, Renthal cycling, 6D helmets, fisthandwear Europe. Mechanic: Jan Segers
When's the last time you took your bike to the track? Wouter Segers: Actually yesterday in the morning, I had a track session where we should have our nationals in a few weeks time.
Have you missed riding your bike during the Covid-19 situation? Wouter Segers: In the beginning it a was struggling with a small injury so I couldn’t ride my bike anyway, but after a few weeks of lockdown I think every BMX rider wanted to go back to the track as soon as possible. So yeah I missed riding my bike a lot during those days!
Are you often picked to try out new parts for the team? Wouter Segers: Most of the time my dad is the one who comes with the new parts so then I am the obvious choice I guess. But I really like to do that kind of testing so I don’t mind being the first, and I
Name: Rachel Mydock Sponsors: Remix BMX, Faith Racing, Tangent Products, Arma Energy Mechanic: Myself, Friends, or anyone who can help :)
How do you like the looks of your current bike? Rachel Mydock: Personally, I really enjoy the look of my bike this year! The Remix wheels are one of the best looking wheels out there and pretty much are going to look great with anything! I have always wanted to have a chrome frame, so it was super cool that I was able to ride a chrome Rift frame from Tangent this year.
Is it a challenge each year to get a good racing bike together for the new season?
Name: Dorte Balle Sponsors: Staats Bikes, Ciari Parts, Centrano, PC Racing, SkatePro, Skive Elite Mechanic: Myself (And my dad once in a while)
How do you like the looks of your current bike? Dorte Balle: Honestly I like the red frame I race at the moment the most! I’ve raced some other colors as well but this one is the one I like the most. Especially with the black parts, make it looks really good!
Is it a challenge each year to get a good racing bike together for the new season? Dorte Balle: I’ve been racing for Staats Bicycles the last 4 years and they have given me the opportunity to have a new bike and parts each year which I'm so thankful for!
Name: Tyler Brown Sponsors: 316 Racing - DK Bikes- Aztec Fire & Safety - ODI Grips - Fly Racing - Havoc Goggles - Tioga Tires - Onyx Hubs - Broski Sound - Box Components - Chula Vista BMX - San Diego BMX - Ryno Power Mechanic: Tyler Brown
How long have youbeen riding for DK now? Tyler Brown: This will be my 4th year!
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Tyler Brown: Honestly no sponsor hype here. I have rode for a lot of brands over my 20+ years of racing. My DK is my fav bike ever!
Name: Twan van Gendt Sponsors: Redbull, N.Adriaanse transport, Team Oegema TVE, Meybo bikes, Shimano, HT components, Tubolito, Vee tire, Van Tilburg Bastianen group, LSKD.
How does it feel to have a special paint job on your bike? Twan van Gendt: It feels amazing when a long term sponsor who already tries to be ahead of the field by giving us custom fixed rear end bikes comes up with the idea to paint a bike with a gold-plated logo and surprise me with it at Eurobike. Thanks again guys!
Do you always run the same gearing? Twan van Gendt: I think these days, I'm not the only one anymore who tries some different setups on different tracks. Mostly I'm changing my my gear cause it's too big to get 4.5 cranks in before getting compressed at the bottom of the ramp.
What is the geometry and length of your frame? Twan van Gendt: Honestly, no clue what the sizes are of my Meybo XXXL. I only know my back end of the bike: 15.5", the other dimensions I looked up for you: Top tube is 22.24" and down tube is 22.77".
Do you think you're missing out not riding a carbon frame?