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Joey The Bomb Parts Ways With Doublecross

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Joey The Bomb Berthiaume off Doublecross

With the 2015 pro season starting up in less than a month, we are beginning to see some final shuffling of the team ranks before the big kick-off at Black Mountain on Feb 20.

This week, Doublecross Bikes announced that they had parted ways with Joey “The Bomb” Berthiaume after two years in the orange.

The company posted the following on their Facebook page:
Doublecross would like to take a moment and Thank Joey Berthiaume for riding with Doublecross Bikes for the last 2 seasons. Last evening we were informed that he has quit Doublecross Bikes factory team. Unfortunately we could not come to terms on a salary. We wish Joey the very best on his future and in BMX.

Joey confirmed the change on his fan page:
“I’m officially off of doublecross bikes and am looking for a new team”

Joey is wildly-popular among the fans, and support chimed on from all over the BMX community:

“You have amazing talent and can make any bike team a better team. Keep doing yourself proud and many will follow. Good luck with any future endeavors.”

“No matter where you go and end up Joey. I’ll still be a fan”

“I’ve never seen any rider promote his/her sponsors the way Joey Berthiaume does. Any team/ bike company would be lucky to have him. Good luck with everything Joey”

“My son and I have been huge Joey fans from the first day we met him back in ’06 at his very first A-Pro race @ Sooners. I knew there was something special about this kid (well, kid, then) Great guy and SUPER great with the kids. I’ve bothered him at every race we both have been at. At the Supers last year, he was riding around warming up before semi’s, and I motioned him over. He stopped warming up, came over and and chatted. I said I’m sorry, don’t mean to bother you while you are preparing to race. He said, I quote, ‘Never hesitate to call me over and talk, no matter what or when.’ True professional with great sportsmanship qualities. He will land a good ride and they will be privileged. This is a sad day, but business is business.”

Doublecross Bossman, Bob Deily added to the comments on Joey’s page:
“Good Luck Joey. Was fun working with ya.”

We will keep you posted on developments for Joey as the Winter Nationals get closer on the calendar.

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Doublecross Adds Anderson and Hopson

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Justin Anderson and Makieva Hopson

Some early news from the South Point Hotel, Casino, Spa and BMX Track in Las Vegas today as Factory Doublecross shows off their new 2015 jerseys, with a pair of prime pedal plonkers packed inside. Justin Anderson and Makieva Hopson were brought into the spotlight Read more

Dom Daniels Graduates From GCU

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off 

Dominique Daniels Graduates from GCU

Last week, some great news came in to the BMX News Global Command Center–word that our friend, Dominique Daniels, graduated, with-honors, from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Criminal Justice.

As 3-D fans everywhere know, it was a GCU cycling scholarship Read more

2015 Factory Team Changes – Part I

December 8, 2014 by · Comments Off 

2015 Factory Team Changes

With the 2014 USA BMX Grand National in the rearview, many of the top factory teams are rearranging their rosters for the 2015 season. Some are adding new talent to top-off team sheet strength, others are adding riders in expanded parts of the country. Still others are bringing on new shredders to show-off specific product lines of their sponsor companies.

Whatever the strategic reason, we have seen blips on the social media radar for a few weeks now (longer in some cases), foretelling “big things to come” and “on-the-downlow-pickups,” but if you were not tuned in to one of the 15 or so social channels, you likely missed all that run-up talk.

This two-day feature highlights some of the most notable rider additions out there. A few teams can’t make announcements until Jan 1, and we will bring you those once they can be made public. So, without further ado, here are the first six:

Answer/Rennen

Answer/Rennen 2015 Factory Team Change
Team owner George Costa told News: I would like to welcome to the team one of the Youngest riders we have ever signed: 8 Expert, Marshall Gehrke. 

Marshall is from Rockford IL area and is a busy little kid, full of energy. He enjoys wrestling, velodrome racing and go-kart racing, in addition to BMX. He has proven himself on the BMX track, racing the best riders in the country on The Nationals-Ssquared team for the last few years. 



BlackCrown
2015 BlackCrown Factory Team
Under the leadership of new owners Scott Swanson and Tobi Ashworth-Harbas, and the on-going management of founder Rob McAllister, Factory BlackCrown will field a team of nine riders for 2015.

New Riders (Clockwise from left in above photo):

Scott “Swanny” Swanson (above) – 46-50 Cruiser, John’s Creek GA
My first race for BlackCrown will be Louisville in February (might make it out to Las Vegas)

Bullet Points:
1. Racing for about 40 years.
2. Most of the BMX community knows me from racing on the Fullerton Bikes Team as “SWANNY”. Biggest BMX shops in Southern California. Rode for them for the past 10 years.
3. Most recent big wins: tripled at Disney cup National. Overall Disney cup winner. Georgia State Champion.
4. Podium finishes this year at Kentucky both days, Tennessee all three days, Florida all three days
5. Raced for RBC, and Factory Hi-Tech in the 80′s and 90′s
6. Raced A Pro for 2 years. 88,89
7. Favorite Track is Black Mountain in Phoenix
8. Favorite racing class was when I raced 17 and over expert.
9. My Nemesis for 2015 will be again Robert Raymonde.

Joshua Nevins – 9 Expert, Seymour, TN
Recently part of Firedog Racing. First race with the team is Louisville KY Indoor
Josh says: “Excited to represent Factory BlackCrown, can’t wait for this season!”

Matt Wilcox – 19-27 expert, Kennesaw GA
I turn 28 end of March and move up to the 28-35 class. First National you will see in BlackCrown will be at the Bluegrass National in February And the first National as 28-35 might be Desoto or the Dixieland National. I am very excited to have the opportunity to ride for and represent a great product like BlackCrown BMX. So pumped for 2015!

Tyler Smith – 19-27 expert, Douglasville Georgia
First race I will be in BlackCrown colors will hopefully be Vegas but for sure Kentucky in February. Ending the 2014 season by going out in semis at Grands I’m looking to build of a decent season of podiums and top 4s. With winter training and new programs by my trainer Steve Norton I am looking forward to having a good season in 2015 along with representing such a great company such as BlackCrown. Can’t thank the people at BlackCrown for believing in me and picking me up for the season looking forward to it.

Returning to the team for 2015 will be Rob McAllister, Shawn DiPrete, Brad Lewis, Dylan Dellinger and Addy Shreve.



Clayborn
Jordan Miranda 
Back on Clayborn

2015 is bringing many changes to the Clayborn family and one of the biggest is Clayborn Bicycles will be sponsoring newly-turned Pro BMX Racer, Jordan Miranda! Jordan is returning to the family and will be riding a 2015 Pro XXL. Jordan will begin his pro racing career in the Clayborn kit at the USA BMX Silver Dollar National! We’re very excited to have Jordan back in the Blue and Orange. Jordan will not only be racing, but will be helping in several aspects of the team, from t-shirt and jersey design to working with our R&D guys on new frames and products!



Crupi
2015 Crupi Factory Team

We are proud to announce our 2015 Factory Team. Look for all of our riders in their new Crupi uniforms, at the USA BMX Season Opener in Las Vegas, NV this upcoming January at the Silver Dollar Nationals!
 
“I’m looking forward to next season. Everyone at Crupi has been working really hard. With a brand new look and new riders; we will be a team to look out for in 2015!” 
–Nick Koehler
 
The team (above)

Anthony Bucardo, 16 Expert
Hometown: Canyon Country, CA

Colin Whittington, 15 Expert
Hometown: Arlington, TX
NAG #5 15 Expert

Nick Koehler, A-Pro
Hometown: Tustin, CA
 
Jack Bakken, 10 Expert
Hometown: Lone Tree, CO
NAG #6 10 Expert, NAG #2 10 Cruiser
 
Ryenn Capitani, 10 Girls
Hometown: Vacaville, CA
NAG #5 10 Girls, NAG #1 10 Girls Cruiser
 
William Parker, 13 Expert
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
NAG #11 13 Expert, NAG #4 13 Cruiser
 
Not pictured, just-before-press-time addition:
Ramiro Marino, Elite Men/AA-Pro
Hometown: Bueno Aires, Argentina

 



C-YAA
Austin Loebe is on C-Yaa

AA Pro Austin Loebe has signed on with the C-YAA Factory team for 2015! This move reunites Loebe with Bizzarro BMX Inc, the managing partner of the C-YAA team, after a three-year hiatus. Austin will be riding the Triple-X model C-YAA frame. Along with racing duties, he will also have a role in mentoring and coaching younger team riders. Welcome home, Austin!



Doublecross
2015 Doublecross Team Changes

Doublecross Bikes is psyched to welcome Ryan DeRoche and Charlie Hunt to the factory team for the 2015 season & beyond. Ryan will be repping DC in the 19-27 expert class, while Charlie starts out the year in 28-35….but when CH3 hits the ripe old age of 33 in the spring, he’ll be on a mission to rattle the cage in the Vet Pro class.

Ryan will be teaming up with Kenneth Gustafson in 2015 for their DoubleCross-country tour, where they will host clinics to pass on the knowledge that has helped them get to the top of their class.



Morphine
Morphine Industries 2015 Factory Team

Morphine Industries inked a deal at the USA BMX Grands with 16 Expert, Justin Gagnon and 41 – 45 Expert, Drew Motley. We’ve been watching both Justice and Drew for a while and stoked to add them to the factory roster for the 2015 season.

Justice and Drew are a great add to the factory team as we push forward for the 2015 season. We launched our new Remedy race frame at the Grands and they along with the other factory riders, Dakota Cody and Noah Reeves will be great ambassadors for the brand and the sport for the 2015 season.

2015 Morphine Industries Factory Team Roster
A Pro: Dakota Cody
41-45X: Drew Motley
17-18X: Noah Reeves
16X:Justice Gagnon

First race of the Year: Las Vegas (New uniforms and new Morphine “Remedy” Frames)


Thanks for checking out part one. Please check back tomorrow for part two of the 2015 factory team change report.

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2015 Factory Team Changes – Part II

Companies mentioned in this article

Answer BMX Website

Rennen Design Group Website

BlackCrown Products Website

Clayborn BMX Website

Crupi BMX Website

C-YAA BMX Website

Doublecross Bikes Website

Morphine Industries Website






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Doublecross and Star BMX Form Alliance

July 15, 2014 by · Comments Off 

Bryan Dickerson of Star BMX Products

It’s always great to see good people working together for a new-and-lofty goal. In the world of BMX racing frames, competition is fierce, with 84 frame brands (last week’s count) serving the tiny niche of global BMX racers–so it is rare that you see two frame companies come together in perfect harmony Read more

Doublecross Brings on a Powerhouse Partner

January 10, 2014 by · Comments Off 

Road Champ David Grice New Doublecross Partner

Bob Deily and his family have built Doublecross Bikes from zero to a major force in BMX racing in two short years. It’s great to see plans come together, and dreams be realized.

As of January 1 of this year, Bob has brought a power-partner into the business. David Grice is a BMX dad, who also happens to be a heavy-hitter champion in the road cycling scene.

Bob told News:

David’s 35-year road bike racing career brings a wealth of cycling knowledge to Doublecross Bikes. David was UCI World Time Trial Champion (2003), and has booked over 300 career wins on the bike. Couple this experience with my 15 years of racing BMX and five years of professional (motorcycle) road racing experience, and there is not much the two of us have not accomplished on two wheels. David and I plan to use our vast experience to bring the most innovative products to BMX.

I already had plans to introduce a bigger variety of products in 2014. With David on board, we have accelerated that plan to create a new BMX parts brand: “Power Performance Parts,” as well as a line of Doublecross complete race bikes by the end of 2014.

We will also roll on a series of Doublecross park and trail complete bikes– available this summer.

Aside from joining Doublecross as a partner, David is the father of existing Doublecross riders Emily (14 Girl and Girl Cruiser) and Christopher Grice (10 Expert), so he knows the BMX scene from the dad/consumer point of view, in addition to his deep experience in cycling, as a whole.

That is two big announcements from the Big Orance in two days. 2014 is going to be a big year for these guys!

Above: David and Emily Grice at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland, NZ

Links

Doublecross Bikes Website

Dominique Daniels Returns to Doublecross

January 9, 2014 by · Comments Off 

Dominique Daniels Returns to Doublecross in 2014

Big news out of the Big Orange tonight, as Bob Deily tips off BMX News that Dom Daniels will be returning to the Doublecross Bikes tent in the new season.

Here’s what he said:

Doublecross Bikes is very excited to welcome Dominique back to the team. Dominique is a true Champion both on and off the track. She always has time to tutor or talk to young, up and coming riders. We are excited to get started helping Dom get her title back in 2014. Please join us in welcoming Dominique back to Factory Doublecross Bikes. We cannot wait to see her debut her 2014 Doublecross at Oldsmar.

We haven’t talked to Dom in the off season, but she was quick to reply with a quote on her new ride:

I am proud and honored to be back home with my Doublecross family.

I know many of my fans and friend have wondered where I have been these
last few months. Well I have been taking time to heal from some long-nagging
ligament injuries. My performance has been affected and my doctors recommended
time off to heal.

Well I have just started back to training and I feel great. I will be making my debut with my Doublecross teammates in Oldsmar. In the meantime I will be training and getting into shape so I can keep up with the amazing talent in the Pro Women’s class.

You will also see me competing in collegiate Velodrome and the UCI SX Series. Again thank you all for your support over the years and I look forward to seeing many of you at the races and at the clinics my dad and I do around the country.

Also thanks to my co-sponsors Grand Canyon University, G-Form, 2- Cycle Plates,
Stealth, Dan’s Comp, LDC, and Pedal Sock

Congrats to all involved! We are definitely looking forward to her return to the track and return to the team as well.

We are working on another Doublecross story tonight. Stay tuned for that by morning.

—Mike Carruth

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Doublecross Bikes Website





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Podcast: Olijuwon Davis on Pro Gate Clinics

December 24, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Pro Gate Grands Clinic Podcast

The free clinics promoted by Pro Gate as last month’s USA BMX Grand National were very popular, with over 250 riders signed up for the two sessions. In the morning session, Mariana Pajon, German Medina and Greg Hill spent more than an hour with the kids, coaching them as they gated up on their form and other things that go in to getting rippin holeshots consistently.

In the afternoon, Tyler Whitfield and Olijuwon Davis rocked the house, Rockford style, with serious tips & tricks for over 100 attendees.

We caught up with OD to talk a little about how the clinics went, and get some tips on how you can give your self a gate clinic every day (both mentally, and on the bike).

Since recording the Podcast over the weekend, we learned that Olijuwon finished at the top of the A-Pro points chase for 2013. There is no title in that class, but we’re very happy for our buddy, nonetheless. Congrats, OD!

Here are some photos from the clinics



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The Surge is On At Doublecross

August 1, 2013 by · Comments Off 

BMX Racing News - Body Glove Surge Sponsors Doublecross

Lots of orange jerseys in the front of the pack these days; Bob Deily and his Doublecross posse are definitely winning mains from sea to shining sea. We caught wind of this a couple weeks back, when it was in the “don’t-say-anything,-but…” phase.

Now, it’s official, so we can blab guilt-free. Doublecross just signed a deal with Body Glove Surge, an all-natural energy shot product, to come on as a major sponsor of the Doublecross team. This being a “quick hit,” we’ll leave it at that for now, because we are going to go more in-depth on this in the coming days. But it’s news today, so it runs today!

Body Glove Surge looks like a little gem that we will want plenty-of around the BMX News Command Center (hint, hint). It reduces fatigue, increases alertness, enhances mental concentration and extends endurance/quickens reaction time. What’s not to love!!? We need all of those things.

Get a 12-pack of the Grape or Tropical Berry for $27.99 via their site.

Links

Body Glove Surge Website

Doublecross Bike Website

Vote in the Photo Trophy Dash – Bluegrass

February 13, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Vote in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash - Bluegrass

Whenever we come home with some especially solid shots from a race, we put it out to the fans and readers around the world to vote for the king of the set in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash. It harkens back to the early days of BMX, when the winners of the top expert classes would race one last time to see who was the fastest and bestest of the day.

We have assembled a stunning “gate of eight” for your review. Click the link below to go to the official Photo Trophy Dash Gallery and cast your vote (by liking the image). You can vote for more than one, if more than one photo deserves the “like”

The image that has the most likes on the gallery page by Noon Central time on Saturday, February 16, will win a 30″ x 20″ canvas of the winning shot for the rider named in the caption.

Win a $50 Gift Card
Then, head over and like the BMX News Facebook page and follow @bmxnow on Twitter (links below). We will pick one lucky liker of the winning photo, and if you are a liker of our Facebook Page and our Twitter, you will win a $50 Gift Card to J&R Bicycles.

Here are the candidates:

Nathan Thalhamer – Revolution/Fly/Supercross
Nathan Thalhamer - in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

Justin Knapper – Answer/Rennen
Vote for Justin Knapper in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

Spencer Cole – DK Bicycles
Vote for Spencer Cole in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

Chase Hines – MCS Bicycles
Vote For Chase Hines in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

JJ Grieve – Doublecross Bikes
Vote For JJ Grieve in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

Chandler Denton – Profile Racing
Vote For Chandler Denton in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

George Goodall – Redline Bicycles
Vote For George Goodall in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

Collin Hudson – Crupi BMX
Vote For Collin Hudson in the BMX News Photo Trophy Dash

We will announce the winner on Monday, February 18, 2013. Be sure to share the image from the Photo Gallery page so all votes count (likes give on other than the gallery page do not count).

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