A high performance and incredibly light weight ally tubeless valve. Partners up seamlessly with RADIO Clipper Expert, Argon Pro and Solar Pro tubeless ready rims. MATERIAL: lightweight alloy VALVE: presta valve SIZE: 40mm or 60mm
Extras: • x3 color options (black; red; blue) • comes as pair, includes locknut • compatible with Argon and Solar rims • high pressure compatible
Name: Nic Long Age (it's okay): 31 Hometown: Lakeside, CA, USA Started riding BMX: 1997
It's fair to say that you are a BMX lifer. Been there, done that, and not ready to stop. Can you explain quickly what you feel your best three BMX Race accomplishments are? Nic Long: 1) 2x Olympian-1 Olympic holeshot 2) 2x ABA Amateur National Champ 3) Your dad’s favorite Pro.
You've been around the world many times and have seen most states in America because of BMX.
BMX racing has been an Olympic sport since 2008 and remains one of the fastest growing youth sports in the United States. Tulsa has always been a prominent destination for BMX racers, but soon, Oklahoma will become the undisputed epi-center of the sport and when it does, an iconic neighborhood may well be restored to its former glory.
The Cobalt line combines proven geometry and dialled components giving you the best start out of the gate during your first days racing. The Cobalt Expert steps up to a 19.5″ toptube, a longer 50mm reach cobalt stem, a slim Radio combo seat and wider 1 3/8″ ARISUN “XLR8” tires. Fresh out of the box for 2021 with incredible new paint and graphics, you’ll be able to spot a Cobalt on the track very easily. All Cobalt bikes now feature full sealed front hubs and integrated headsets, making them simply unbeatable when comparing price to spec. The Cobalt is one seriously unstoppable machine.
Like it, dislike it, learn more about it. FATBMX caught up with Tioga to get the inside scoop on the new Progressive Front-end System they've been working on. Stiffer and lighter means faster?
What made Tioga look into working on the fork area of the BMX bike? Tioga: Shortly after the London Games, we had our annual product dissection sessions with some of our Elite riders, gathering feedback and picking their brains about product needs and improvements. During one of these discussions, some riders shared that they occasionally experience excess flex on their bike--they couldn’t quite pinpoint where, but explained that they detected some levels of flex during gate starts, or when cornering, landing a jump, and pumping over rhythm sections. Our engineering team took note of this, knowing how detrimental excess flex can be in a race, and the seed was planted. Over the years, many ideas were discussed, some more wild than others, and we eventually honed in on the steering system—the control center of the bike, primed for reengineering to better match the needs of more demanding riders.
In what ways is the new set-up better? Tioga: Simply put, it’s better because it’s both lighter and stiffer. At a glance, the Tioga system may be
When someone says influencer, today many think of social media and the individuals that promote products, lifestyles, and health and fitness. However there are other influencers, the ones that helped your growth, ones that have helped you become the person that you are today.