January, 2007 (Rancho Dominguez, CA) – Free Agent has announced the line up for their new 2007 World Team. The team is made up of 11 national and world champions from around the globe. Former World Champion and Free Agent Team Manager Dale Holmes has assembled this elite group and will supervise team activities through out the season and up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Members of the 2007 Team include: * Kyle Bennett (United States) USA 2x UCI World Champion, 2x NBL National Champion * Cristian Becerine (Argentina) Argentina 9 x Argentina National Champion, South American Champion * Thomas Allier (France) France 2 x UCI World Champion, 3 x European Champion, 1x NBL National Champion, 1 x ABA World Champion, 5 x French Champion * Kelvin Batey (England) England 19 x British Champion 3x World medalist.
- Departments - Up Front: Sponsor changes, a tribute to the late Jeremy Barcik, the Ghetto Am Jam, Nyquist talks about his downtime, a huge Odyssey giveaway, the Arby's Action Sports Awards, four buses of BMX and of course the Ride editors' staff picks. Pro Q & A: Aaron Ross Questions about Austin, pizza, tailwhips and haunting tricks. You asked them, he answered them. Diversions: Jimmy Levan lists 10 amazing and very influential bands, four videos are reviewed, and flatland's Bobby Carter is interviewed about Diversion Video Magazine. Private Property: Darin Read and friend's basement cement bowl. Yes, you read that right. Products: We've got a little bit of everything: a frame, bars, shoes, wheels, a stem, a bag plus more… Product Test: We tested the Diamondback Accomplice complete, the Mankind Archangel frame and the GSport Marmoset front hub. Are they for you?
Name: Ryan Sher Age: 26 Hometown: Portland, OR, by way of Boston, MA, Bend, OR, Asheville, NC, Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego, CA.
After starting your own company, have you had a free moment to just do nothing? Ryan Sher: Yes, but I usually find myself thinking about ideas for ads, graphics, or products. Since we are still in the beginning stages, there are constantly things to plan out, or research.
What parts do you make? Ryan Sher: As of now the team is riding the first prototypes of the Pandora frame. We are waiting on final samples of the frames, also prototypes of our handlebars and forks. The team has a lot of input on all the products that we’ll produce, so we won’t be limited to anything. We have also begun specking out our first line of complete bikes.
The NBL's President's Cup kicked off three days of race action at the Columbus Convention Center with bang and Ohio was finally able to take away the title from Florida in dramatic style. Both states earned the required 10 wins so the tie breaker went to total wins and Ohio came out on top. Top 3: - Ohio, Florida, Indiana Elite Series / UCI recap: Intense's Danny Caluag proved his staying power by earning his first double winning the UCI and Elite Open
Round 2 of the NBL 2007 Points season kicked off at one of the best NBL national events of each and every year, the X-Mas Classic. With one of the best venues for a BMX National event, the X-Mas Classic always has a tough and technical track built for the Pro riders with 2 Pro Strait aways and is always packed full of an international who's who of the Pro Class. Both Randy Stumpfhauser and Cristian Becerine made the trip out to Ohio, looking to add some more impressive results carrying over from the last few events each has attended. Here is how they finished up at the event:
On 27-28 January an AM Mini Ramp Contest and for the Pros a best Flow in the Mini will take place at Skater's Palace in Muenster, Germany. There will also be a Bunny Hop and a Best Rail Contest. After the jam there's a great Party in the Club next to the Skatehall, called Vainstream.
- Federal have received their prototype freecoaster hubs. The freecoaster system has been created by KHE and received a Federal logo shell. -Watch a video of the team shredding it up in London by clicking here - If you want to receive an A2 size poster (that's big) of Federal rider Bruce Crisman or Dan Cox, send a text message to 60777 (UK)
Intense BMX is proud to announce the 2007 Intense BMX Pro Team. For 2007, Intense BMX will field their own Factory Pro team. Danny Caluag and Brandon Meadows have both been selected to represent Intense BMX.
Danny Caluag, the 2006 UCI Elite Men’s Cruiser Silver Medalist, kicked things off at his race debut for the Intense BMX Pro team in a huge way with 2 Huge Pro wins on Day 1 at the NBL