Mongoose today signed BMX pro, Mykel Larrin. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Mykel began his BMX career just a two-hour drive from the current Mongoose headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Known for his big air and fun-loving attitude, Mykel is a welcomed addition to the star-studded Mongoose team. “When I think of someone being a positive role model with great values, Mykel Larrin is one of the first names that comes to mind,” said Mongoose Team Manager, Leigh Ramsdell. “Not only is Mykel one of the best to do it on a bike, but the incredibly sincere vibes you get from him are so refreshing. I’m super grateful to have Mykel represent Mongoose and BMX in general!”
Finding time to give back to the sport, Mykel has used the bike and his platform to create meaningful
The time has come to experience what have been your favorite BMX goggles since the Racecraft, Accuri and Strata came to fruition, but this time in an entirely new way. 100% have taken what they learned from the Armega goggles and implemented the tech into the rest of the family providing a 17% larger field of view with more comfort and safety than before. Experience the encore of the new age. Welcome the Racecraft2, Accuri2 and Strata2.
100% have launched their Generation 2 line of high-performance goggles, which includes updates to the
Today, etnies drops its Winterized Collection featuring some of the brand’s most popular styles. Adapted for comfort and performance, the new Winterized Collection is laced up with Michelin ice control outsole technology, 3M Thinsulate and water-resistant technology that was made to adapt to anything. Within the Winterized Collection, there are three styles: Sultan SCW, Jefferson MTW and Crestone MTW (showcased in the images below). Available in sizes 37-49 EU (US 5-14), this collection was adapted for comfort and performance in the most adverse conditions.
Derived from the original Sultan shoe, the updated Sultan SCW features a Michelin outsole with ice
In the ongoing pursuit to make helmets safer, MIPS AB, the global leader in helmet-based safety systems, has unveiled its innovative Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tool. With this tool, MIPS uses state-of-the-art computer science to replicate and predict the response in helmet testing as well as in real-life impacts, more quickly and efficiently. With nearly 20 years of experience developing groundbreaking testing methodology, MIPS has become a pioneer in utilizing virtual testing for linear and rotational motion.
“Our 20 plus years of research and simulating real-world accidents has led us to this groundbreaking way to test helmets,” said MIPS CEO, Max Strandwitz. “We are committed to lead the world to safer helmets and at the same time help to improve the development process for helmet brands. This is the way forward, and in a near future we will be able to test all different kinds of helmets according to leading standards, all in the name of consumer safety.”
Developing new helmets has always been a demanding task lined with uncertainties, even for the most
Largest Action Sports Camp to Host First-Ever National Championships for BMX Amateurs; Series Organized by USA BMX Freestyle, Largest BMX Organization in North America. In August, USA BMX announced the debut of the USA BMX Freestyle Amateur Series launching a virtual, BMX amateur series. Amateur riders from 12 regions were invited to submit a 45-second video through USA BMX Freestyle Instagram using any indoor or outdoor park of their preference for their run. The deadline to submit videos was October 3. This week the top three riders in all classes from each region will advance to the first-ever National Championships. Woodward West will host the historic event December 11-13 in Tehachapi, Calif. With safety being the number one priority during this time, the intent is to have Woodward host the event in California. USA BMX will continue to monitor and follow the state’s COVID guidelines. Should the event not occur at Woodward West, the second location would be the Woodward located in State College, PA.
“We are ecstatic to be collaborating with Woodward in bringing our inaugural BMX Freestyle National
JOIN THE STREET TOUR OF HELMOND! After two successful editions of the street tour with skaters en freerunners we’re now going on a STREET TOUR through HELMOND on our BMX! On October 17th it’s happening. Want to explore Helmond in one afternoon with a group of BMX-ers? With the “Street Tour - Helmond” you also have a chance to win great prizes. A spot tour is organized for young people under the age of 18. HOW? You meet at Helmond Station and check in. After a session and some chill time, you move on to the next spot that you see appearing on the CityLegends app. PRICES There is also a chance that you win prizes! And oh yeah.. free pizza?
Meet: Station Helmond, 12:30hr. Saturday October 17th 2020.
Just upload a trick video on the spot for a chance to win one of the prizes! SIGN UP? Send a message (DM) to @citylegendsofficial official or go to www.citylegends.nl/helmond
Big news today, although if you follow Julian Molina you may have realized something was up, but today it's official. Julian Molina is riding for GT. The BMX world got their first taste of Julian Molina back in 2013, when a photo surfaced of a scrawny kid in tattered clothes stretching a no-hander on a jalopy of a bike with only one leg. The photo was shared with the caption, “When you catch yourself complaining that your frame is too short or that you don’t like your bars, just think of this kid in Columbia, who’s roasting a no-hander on some beat up bike with one-fucking-leg. Julian is the man.” Damn right, Julian is the man. Not only was that image inspiring, but it slapped you across the face with perspective, for despite being both disadvantaged and handicapped, this kid from Columbia clearly saw no limits of what he was capable of. The key word here is limits, which, Julian doesn’t appear to have.
Over the course of the next eight years, Julian’s progression skyrocketed beyond what anyone probably ever imagined. With the culmination being the opportunity to film a video for the X Games Real BMX series in 2020. Where Julian was pitted against five of the best BMX riders in the world, each having to film a 90 second video part to later be judged by, well, more legendary BMX riders. When all was said and done, not only was Julian in the spotlight on the world stage, with the show being aired on NBC, but he also took the Fan Favorite win by a landslide.
Vans and Cult have joined forces once again on the Old Skool Pro BMX, inspired by both brands’ storied histories in BMX. Part of a new head-to-toe Vans x CULT collection, the Old Skool Pro BMX brings together CULT’s iconic graphic details and styling with one of Vans’ most classic silhouettes. Designed to perform at the level of shared team riders like Dakota Roche, Sean Richany, and Angie Marino, the shoe features Vans’ revolutionary WAFFLECUP BMX, a first-of-its-kind technology in BMX that delivers the best combination of support and durability without sacrificing pedal feel. Specifically designed and tested by and for BMXers, WAFFLECUP BMX features a herringbone underlayer that adds a second life beneath Vans’ classic gum rubber compound with a more rigid flex pattern, all reinforced like a tank.
Vans Europe are excited to announce a new initiative to support local BMX stores, their riders and their communities. The Circle is a brand new Vans BMX filming competition where 10 BMX shops from across the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Russia will go head to head for the chance to win up to €10,000 in prize money. Filmed entirely at their local spots, The Circle will be a real chance for local BMX communities to showcase their crew of talent to viewers across the world – pros, ams, local heroes, creatives – everyone who contributes to their scene and makes their BMX circle what it is.
All full edits will be available to view on DIG from November 6th for the public to vote on their “Fans Favourite”, before The Circle will culminate in a live one-hour online screening on 14th November.
Vans will bring together some of the most prolific names in the BMX world to judge the competition – including Dakota Roche, Alex Valentino, Peter Adam, Jon Taylor.
The Circle guidelines are simple but solid: STEP 1 – BE INCLUSIVE: Each team can have up to 6 members but we don’t want just want the pros. We want the local heroes too. STEP 2 – BE CREATIVE: The video part should showcase the team’s creativity in riding, filming and editing. STEP 3 – BE COMMUNITY MINDED: After all, the community is the 5th judge. Gather the troops and get them involved.
GT x Team Simon AuctionIn early September a friend of everyone here at GT was struck down with a life-changing health emergency–our good friend Simon Tabron suffered an extremely raredouble-trauma, first a major heart attack and then almost immediately afterwards, a major stroke –it’s no doubt that this will affect Si and his young family’s lives forever, and they need our help. At times like these, our community comes together and does just that. Simon is one of the good guys: a multiple world champion and X-games medallist, a showman exuding in personality, talent, and a style that just makes bike riding look like a good time.
Si also spent a couple of years on the GT UK freestyle team riding in GT Air Shows during the early nineties, demoing BMX to a new crowd, before emigrating to the USA and living his BMX dream. To help raise some much-needed funds for Si and his wife and young kids, we’ve put up for auction an exclusive GT Bicycles package: the last remaining limited-edition Gary Turner built BMX frame kits. The kit includes a made-in-the-USA 4130 cromoly frame, forks, bars, along with a signed certificate of authenticity, GT cap, key-ring and more –in a GT presentation box. The limited run of handmade framesets sold out in hours –and we have two available up for auction.