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Tags: 24" prototype, Brian Foster, CycleCraft BMX, Vintage BMX
Categories : New products, New School, Old School, Racing, Trails/Jumping
If you’ve been around BMX for a while, you know the CycleCraft name. Having faded from the scene for a number of years, it seemed to be one of those “whatever happened to…” companies from back in the day. However, all that has changed, with a recent change in ownership that seems intent on restoring some of the former glory back to CycleCraft. A recent thread on VintageBMX provides some details on how the new owners are trying to preserve the distinctive look of the bikes while updating them with modern geometry.
While the picture above (of the new 24″ prototype) isn’t the greatest, it clearly shows the new owners are on the right track with the new and improved CycleCraft. Now if they could just lure back Brian Foster (he used to ride for them)…well, then I think we’d have something magical.
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Tags: big cruiser handlebars, Gold anodized parts, We The People, We The People 2010 lineup, We the People Avenue 24"
Categories : Freestyle, New products, New School, street, Trails/Jumping
We The People have just unveiled their 2010 line of bikes and they’ve really stepped things up with the new WTP Avenue 24″. This bike is a beauty. If you’ve read some of my past posts, you know that I’m a fan of gold anodized parts and big handlebars. The Avenue 24″ has both. Not only that, the colours and the graphics make this one of the best-looking completes out there (although it does remind me of the Sunday Olive Green Model-C). Set to land in stores in September, I can’t wait to check out one of these up close.
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Tags: BMX Worlds Germany, Brian Blyther, Dave Nourie, Haro, Old school BMX, Original Haro freestyle team, Ron Wilkerson
Categories : Freestyle, Old School, Tomfoolery
I don’t think words can describe how stoked I am on this video. If you remember the Haro team back in its heyday, you know how great that team was. So many awesome memories…It’s great to see these guys back in action.
I know I may have said that something else was possibly the best thing on YouTube, but right now this one takes the top spot for me.
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Tags: 24" BMX tests, BMX Plus!, GHP 24, Keith Richards, MCS Magnum 24
Categories : New products, Racing, Trails/Jumping
BMX Plus! seems to have the staying power of Keith Richards. When other magazines folded, BMX Plus! kept right on trucking. Dismissed by many as not being hardcore enough, they seemed to have found the magic formula to keep puttin out a mag, month after month.
But what is that magic formula? Maybe it’s that they’re not afraid to spotlight 24″ BMX every once in a while.
Last month I picked up a copy at a local bike shop and was stoked to see a GHP 24 being tested. Then this month I noticed a MCS Magnum 24 being tested. Pretty cool considering 24″ BMX tests are so few and far between. Can’t say that I’ve ever been a huge fan of Plus! but the last few issues have made me take notice and start looking for it on the newstand.
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Tags: ABA Midwest Nationals, BMX history, BMX jumping, NBL grandnationals, Pro BMX racing, Redline BMX cruiser, Stompin' Stu Thomsen, Stu Thomsen
Categories : New School, Old School, Racing, Trails/Jumping
As America celebrated it’s proud history this past weekend, I got to thinking about some of the big names that made BMX history in the U.S. over the years. Perhaps none bigger is the man, Stompin’ Stu Thomsen. A dominant force in Pro BMX racing in the ’70s and ’80s, he was also no slouch at jumping.
Now in his 50s, the tenacity to win races is still there and his jumping ability doesn’t seem to have faded with age either. Check out this shot from last year’s NBL grandnationals. Stu flying into turn three with style to spare on his Redline cruiser!
For more on Stompin’ Stu, check out red-division‘s* write up on Stu’s recent appearance (and cruiser win!) at the ABA Midwest Nationals.
*red-division is in Spanish, so don’t forget to use “Google translate” when checking it out.
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Tags: BMX, freestyler, racer, Underestimated BMX video
Categories : Freestyle, New School, Old School, Racing, Trails/Jumping
In the last little while BMX has gotten pretty cliquey….you’re either a street rider or a flatland rider, freestyler or racer, someone with a seatpost or someone with a pivotal-thingie built into the frame. Not only that, you’ve also got blogs and forums seemingly dedicated to slamming new products produced by rider-owned companies (not that some don’t deserve it). It kind of makes me long for the days when riders dabbled a bit in every element of riding, and whenever you saw another rider you felt that instant connection…because you both rode…and it didn’t matter what or how.
It’s enough to bum you out…unless you come across something like this: