Name: ANDRE Sponsors: French Army, WIAWIS, French Cycling, Lead, HT, DigTracks, Icefast, 6D helmets, Tangent, FiveGloves, VW, TIOGA, Suplest shoes Mechanic: Eva and myself
Wiawis, for those who have no clue, can you tell us a little about that brand? Sylvain André: Leaders in the Archery market, they went to BMX late 2016. Pretty simple geometry, I was on the Redline and asked them to keep it simple.
Any special reason for the purple parts on your current bike?
Name: Drew Mechielsen Sponsors: Yess BMX, Fly Racing, Infinit Canada, Tangent, HT components Mechanic: and coach, Adam Muys (he’s a jack of all trades really)
How's racing for Yess? Drew Mechielsen: It’s been really awesome. I have been with Yess for 11 years now, they picked me up when I was a young amateur and have rode the wave with me through so many ups and downs. Renny and Bill are incredible with their support for me and help me with anything I need. I love the frame and the Yess family!
Your bike is looking stealth with pink hubs and pink grips. Any specific reason to keep it at least a
Name: Joshua McLean Sponsors: Full Tilt, Radio, Promax Components, Onyx, FLY Racing, Tioga, Box, Oakley, Shimano, Odi Grips, HT Pedals, Park Tools and Tangent Products. Mechanic: Usually just me, myself, and I
When did you get picked up by Radio Bikes? Josh McLean: Well I actually ride for a bike shop in America called Full Tilt and the whole team runs the Radio Frames. I met Angie and Fritz Voigt in 2018, and a few months after meeting them we got to talking and came up with a plan together. I began riding for them early November 2018.
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Josh McLean: I’ve never been one to worry about how my bike looks. I feel like I’ve never really had a bike that has been colour coordinated until now. Considering I don’t change the size of my parts often, I guess you can say it feels pretty good. I would possibly only change something once or twice a year.
Radio Bikes are a rather new brand on the racing circuit, do you get to give product feedback to
How long have you been riding for SUNN now? Manon Valentino: I ride for SUNN since 2016. I was looking to get closer to the brands I ride for and SUNN give me that. I like the fact they are in France so we can meet more often, I'm in touch regurlarly
How did you end up on Clayborn bikes? James Palmer: At the end of 2017 I was looking for a new brand to build a relationship with as I had no sponsor at the time. Tory had been riding for Ssquared/Answer for a few years and spoke good things about John Sawyer and crew. And I knew John owned the Clayborn brand as well but had no Pro representing them, so I contacted John about the possibility of coming on board and thankfully we were able to work out a deal!
When did you get picked up by RIFT? Romain Mahieu: It was in December 2017. I knew they were looking for a « Pro ». My 2017 was good with a few UCI BMX SX World Cup mains but I just felt like I needed something new for me to get better, new team, new atmosphere, new challenge being the top guy of the team. So I texted Rich, told him what