Name: THOUIN Théo Sponsors: Cycles évasion, Sunn, Kenny, Ville de Saint Brieuc, Comité départemental des Côtes d’Armor, Comité Bretagne, Bacquert Production. Mechanic: Me myself and I. Sometimes my dad double checks if everything is alright.
What was your very first BMX bike? Théo Thouin: My first bike was a Sunn. I was 7 years old.
How much different is it from the one you're racing today? Théo Thouin: Actually I now race for Sunn aha. The bikes have progressed with geometry, rigidity and so much more.
What is a new product that you thought was very welcome in BMX?
Name: Mathijs Verhoeven Sponsors: Oegema Transport, TVE sport, Meybo bikes, Vee tire, Renthal, HT Components, 6D Helmets, SD components, Bensink BMX Gates, Eurol, RD Gloves, Optiek Van Gorp, Sunlighten Kempen Mechanic: Team Mechanic Team Oegema TVE, my dad and sometimes if me and my dad don’t know how to solve the problem we go to Jan Segers who I also trust 100% as a mechanic.
What was your very first BMX bike? Mathijs Verhoeven: My first racing BMX was a Haro from the year 2006 I think.
How much different is it from the one you're racing today? Mathijs Verhoeven: A big difference, for sure the size! Haha. The bikes from today are much lighter and stiffer! At that time there was no Carbon or anything Carbon on a bmx bike, now almost everyone has
Name: Justin Posey Sponsors: Mongoose Bicycles, Answer BMX, USA BMX Foundation, Fly Racing, Potter Racing Products Mechanic: Myself, and I am not very good haha.
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? Justin Posey: 2 years! It's been a dream come true.
Are you handling the TM duties as well? Justin Posey: Sorta kinda. I am helping the race side of things. Leigh Ramsdell is still the TM for the entire Mongoose brand, but I have been helping as much as I can!
How does it feel getting to pick the riders? Justin Posey: I am honored to take on that responsibility. I take pride in picking riders that are not only fast and stylish, but are great people off the track. Individuals that set good examples, are ambassadors, and promote not only Mongoose and the sponsors to the best of their abilities, but education (which we are very passionate about)!
Name: Cameron Wood Sponsors: Mongoose BMX/ USA BMX Foundation / Box BMX/ JW Bicycle Products / Onyx / Fly Racing / Potter Mechanic: My Dad / Myself
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? -Cameron Wood: This is my first year with Mongoose. It's been a crazy year, but there’s a certain swagger to representing a company with a a deep rooted history in our sport. Everyone was really welcoming and it's a great environment to be in.
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Mitchel Schotman: I'm now riding the new bike for almost two months. The frame is a bit different than the previous one. I think this is one of my favorite bikes I've ever ridden. I like the geometry, it's stiff and I like the colors.
Name: Merle van Benthem Sponsors: Team: Meybo, Box, Tioga, HT Pedals, Nederlandse Loterij, WLM Design, Pro-Gate. Personal: Van Benthem Metselwerken Mechanic: Willie Meijer
When's the last time you raced your BMX bike? Merle van Benthem: The UCI World Cups in Shepparton were my last races and they were at the first weekend of February.. Hopefully the world gets all healthy again so we can go back racing!