H.I.P. Stem Provides A Simple One Step Method Of Joining A Bicycle Handlebar To Its Fork TubeSt. Petersburg, FL â€“ April 22 2005 -- Profile Racing, Inc., the USA’s leading manufacturer of Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and Mountain Bike (MTB) components, today announced it has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent Office. All bicycles utilize this type of bicycle component to secure the handlebar to the bicycle fork. The Patent Office recognized that the Hidden Internal Piston Stem (H.I.P.) represents a new and useful bicycle component that allows a bicycle rider to attach the handlebar to the fork steering tube in one-step. "Profile Racing has been an innovative bicycle industry leader since 1979. This patent continues to validate our leadership position in the industry today," said James Alley, CEO of Profile Racing, Inc.
The A-Head system has been a great invention for the BMX bike. The goosenecks from the early days followed by the Tuf- and Pro Neck type of stems had a few flaws.
First of all, with a little force you could move the stem in the forks, especially if you ran it high. The biggest problem was the headset getting loose all the time. When you were out for a BMX session, you always saw people grab the headset and turn the big nut and bigger ring to get the forks tight. Keep in mind that we did not have the right tools to counter lock the big nut and the ring. But even with the right tools, the headsets seem to get loose from time to time.
This changed with the invention of the Aheadset. I believe it was used on mountain bikes first and then got adapted on BMX bikes. Standard Byke Co were one of the first ones to change to this
Founded in 1998 by Steev Inge, Mutiny Bikes was about change. Our vision has always been to make high quality, innovative bikes available at reasonable prices. Mutiny was born from a love of people and a passion for BMX. We stood by our commitment to putting riders first and keeping riding fun - that spirit of freedom and change continues today as Mutiny Bikes enters a new phase of life.
For the past two years, Steev has been pushed in multiple directions, dividing his time between Mutiny and The Bridge, a not-for-profit
Rider’s Lounge and Pasta Party at Suzuki BMXMasters 2005Duesseldorf/Cologne, April 21, 2005 More Service for
participants and media partners at the Cologne Jugendpark.
For the wealth of all Pro participations of the Suzuki BMXMasters in
between their runs a comfortable Riders chill out area will be
arranged. In the Lounge fresh fruit and drinks as refreshments and
relaxation will be provided free of charge. Furthermore, we will provide water to all Riders at each discipline as refreshments.
OLD SKOOL, LIMITED EDITION SLAYER
Back by popular demand !! Slayer is the latest killer addition to the Vans band project (LTDs). The Slayer Old Skool, made to the band's specifications, features an all-leather upper, custom Slayer Eagle heel logo and Slayer tongue label, black sidestripe and red splatters friction. For a limited time only at your VANS dealer. Paul's Boutique BMX hardware store has these in stock.
Josh Harrington was ripping at the Metro jam and therefore he received the cover of the July issue of RIDEBMX. Josh actually messed up his [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=444]knee[/url] at this contest but still won. You can find a full report on the Metro jam in this issue and also a big report on the RedBull ditch contest in Mexico that sounded like an adventure. You can find all the latest in the Up Front part at the beginning of the magazine. Nate Wessel is answering the questions in the Pro Q + A part, some videos get reviewed and Chenga world ends up in the SPOT section. The Now and Then is with Kevin Robinson. Gotta love the old school pics. Product reviews on page 48, Whitton gets choked in the Shadow ad (part 3 of 7) and Wessel's bike gets inspected. Need a helmet for the park? Go to page 54. There are some product and bike tests and of course the RIDE BMX FOCUS photo section. Bike Show mini winner Ryan Guettler gets the pull-out poster but has to share it with Gary Young. Find part two of the cement QP How-to on 122/123, learn how to do 180 barspins with Corey Martinez step by step and learn who Larry Alvarado is. We say Happy Birthday and finish the July issue.
One more from the old box. This is a Pro-Tec ad that appeared in the July issue of Bicycle Motocross Action. It introduces the Professional MX Faceguard that can be attached to the regular Pro-Tec helmet. The description of the mouth protection cage reads the following:-It has no equal; it's made of steel
-And it costs more.
-Quite simply, it protects like no other faceguard.
Not sure who was the copy writer for Pro-Tec at the time but I hope this was his last advertisement.
25 years later Pro-Tec is around though with a strong team of riders like: Mike Aitken, Stephen Murray, Alistair Whitton, Cory Nastazio, Fuzzy, TJ Lavin, and Chris Doyle.
The cat is out of the bag. Mark Losey is spending his last day today at the RIDEBMX offices in Tustin, California. Mark is leaving on good terms with everyone there and will still be contributing to the magazine from time to time but the day-to-day job as editor is over. Mark's wife got a good job opportunity in North Carolina so they are packing up with their son Ethan and will move to the Raleigh area, an hour and thirty minutes from Greenville.
Mark will be sadly missed at the international contests where we got to hang out a couple of times a year and always had a good time. Take care my friend. Keith Mulligan is taking over Mark's duty at RIDEBMX.
When current UCI Pro World BMX Champion Warwick Stevenson tore his ACL a few weeks ago it was expected that he would be out for a few months. This would mean a disastrous season missing out on the NBL and ABA season but also not being able to defend his UCI World Title in Bercy, France at the last weekend of July this year.
Turns out that to ride a bicycle, you don't really need an ACL if you wear a brace. Here's the latest from HARO's marketing coordinator Jill Hamilton:
After years of living in Hamburg and doing Mutation clothing with Christophe Huber, Marcin Stypulkowski moved to Warsaw and started KINGKONGBMX. Read more about the reasons why and what he has planned with his new brand.What was the reason to give up on Mutation?
The reason was that Christoph and me had some differences. To continue our personal progression we had to finish Mutation so we split in good condition. I think we both needed a timeout of work to concentrate on ourselves.