WHEELS GETS A NATIONAL.
HOT ON THE HEALS OF THEIR
NUMBER ONE TRACK ON THE EAST COAST AWARD,
STEEL WHEELS HAS BEEN AWARDED A NATIONAL ON
AUGUST 8-10. IMAGINATION GLEN, THE
OUTDOOR FACILITY, WILL HOST THE HOOSIER
NATIONALS. GOOD JOB STEEL WHEELS!
WHEELS GETS AWARD.
A COUPLE WEEKS AGO STEEL
WHEELS WAS AWARDED WITH A PLAQUE FROM THE
ABA NAMING THEM THE NUMBER TRACK FACILITY ON
THE EAST COAST. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT
HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO RIDE THERE, LET
ME TELL YOU THE TRACK AND THE FACILITY ROCKS
WITH TONS OF COMPETITION AND THEY AVERAGE
AROUND 45-50 MOTOS PER LOCAL RACE.
TAKE OUR ADVICE AND CHECK THEM OUT.
COPELAND GETS AN UPGRADE.
WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS
TIME TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR VERY OWN BUD
COPELAND HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO OUR NATIONAL
TEAM. BUD HAS BEEN RIDING REAL STRONG
AS OF LATE AND HAS SHOWN ALOT OF IMPROVEMENT
SINCE STARTING THIS SUMMER.
ABA AND BMX
GREAT TOBY HENDERSON ALL SET TO BRING THE
VENDOR SCENE UP TO DATE.
2002 – PRESS RELEASE
The American Bicycle Association has entered
into an agreement with Pro-Bike-Parts to
become the exclusive vendor at all ABA
National events. Pro-Bike-Parts is owned and
operated by ABA BMX Hall of Famer Toby
Henderson. Toby has been involved with the
sport of BMX since the beginning; he brings a
professional vision of the sport as well as
knowledge of the past.
With the decline
in the vendors attending ABA national events,
the ABA felt this type of arrangement was
necessary to assure the ABA membership
professional services at all ABA Nationals.
This was a tough decision to make. Vendors
like Bike Alley, Crupi, Revolution, Hurricane,
and Coastal that have been regulars on the
national vending scene, some for as long as 20
years will be missed. The ABA extends a most
sincere Thank You for the years of support and
has offered help in refocusing these
businesses on vending at the local level.
will bring a NASCAR or SUPERCROSS feel to all
ABA National events. The set up will be truly
impressive to everyone attending. Toby has
configured his 3000 square foot BMX Superstore
to include dressing rooms, dust free inventory
storage, and a professional mechanic area to
service every need. Toby is dedicated to
offering every BMX product made, providing
that the manufacturer is supporting the sport
in some way.
This arrangement will allow for better service
and support of ABA members attending National
events. Vending exclusivity on the National
circuit translates into stronger buying power
for Pro-Bike-Parts and better savings for the
ABA membership. Toby is dedicated to the
growth of the sport and expects the same from
the manufacturers represented in his store.
This understanding of mutual promotion between
the manufacturers and Pro-Bike-Parts will
equate to more Factory Teams, and
factory-sponsored pros, and more manufacturer
displays at ABA National events.
JOINS THE BIKE PEDDLER.
THATS RIGHT FOLKS, BILL RYAN
OF SUPERCROSS INFORMED OUR TEAM HEADQUARTERS
THAT THEY WILL HELP OUT TEAM BIKE PEDDLER
FOR THE 2003 SEASON. NOT ONLY DO WE
GET A LITTLE HELP FROM SUPER CROSS BUT WE
WILL BE RIDING THE BEST FRAMES IN THE
BUSINESS. THANKS BILL WE HOPE TO MAKE
THE SUPERCROSS/ATOMIC FAMILY PROUD!
OPENS NEW WAREHOUSE.
Components, Inc. announces the
opening of their new Southern California
warehouse and distribution center. While
their sales office remains in Arizona, the
majority of their products will now ship
from Compton, CA.
Hundreds of frames, thousands
of forks and pad sets are now in-stock and
ready to ship. Check-out the 2003 colors;
Black, Silver, White and Orange.
Enigma “Tusk” handlebars in
aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber will be
available soon. Chain Tensioners will be
available at the ABA Grands. For further
updates go to
For more information call
Gary Hayashi at 1-888-853-7005 or email
IT LOOKS LIKE SE RACING AS
FINALLY ARRIVED BACK IN THE THICK OF THINGS.
THEY HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LOT OF INTRODUCTORY
BIKES RANGING FROM $150 TO $450. AND
YES YOU WILL SEE THE QUADANGLE, ASSASIN,
MAULER, PK RIPPER, MINI RIPPER, AND THE
FLOVAL FLYER. VISIT
http://www.bmxmania.com/ FOR MORE INFO.
ANNOUNCED OVER AT BMX MANIA,
ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE NBL HAS DECIDED
TO CALL IT QUITES. REASONS FOR THIS
ARE UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME. WITH THIS
NEWS AND THE DEMISE OF CC RACING, IT LEAVES
DAN'S COMPETITION AS THE LONE STANDING POWER
HOUSE IN THE NBL.
Jason Halverson, President of
Systems Web and Team Manager of the
Systems Web Factory
BMX team have purchased
Staats Bicycles. Steve
Staats, the founder of Staats feels
Staats Bicycles is at the point where it
should expand to service a larger market in
the bicycle industry. Due to other companies
and responsibilities Steve has, he is unable
to devote the necessary time to plan and
execute an effective business plan to help
Staats reach it's potential. Staats has new
headquarters including an office and
warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah and will
begin operation under the new ownership,
October 23, 2003.
For the last three years
Systems Web has sponsored a BMX race team to
gain exposure and developed relationships with
companies in the bicycle industry. Jason
Halverson believes Staats has a great
reputation and strong potential for growth.
According to Jason, "The Staats name is
associated with high quality, strong and
lightweight racing frames. The company is
still small enough to purchase without being
very complicated, while the potential to grow
into a profitable leader in the BMX industry
who has been in working with Staats for the
past two years will continue to be responsible
for bike production, including working with
the manufacturing contractors, relations with
distributors, warehouse operations and team
manager of the race team. Jason is responsible
for all the business administration,
including: accounting, contracts, leases,
employee payroll and benefits. Jason will
support TJ with his responsibilities and help
plan future bike designs, marketing strategies
and management of the sales personnel.
For 2003, the
current designs of frames are very popular and
will not have any major changes. We want to
expand the bike line to include four to five
complete race bikes as well as a freestyle
bike for dirt and street. Staats will continue
to use the same manufacturers as before. "It
takes time and a lot of trial and error the
find a manufacturer who understands the level
of quality Staats Bicycles are known for.
Staats has developed a great relationship with
their current manufacturers and we intend on
continuing with that relationship," Halverson
have the best
Factory Team in BMX. The
and Systems Web
Factory Race Teams are both very
competitive and respected. We are going to
combine these teams into one exceptional team,
which will completely dominate the ABA
Nationals. Staats will have about ten
Amateurs, four Pros and one Girl Pro. We will
have two Pros focus on
while the other two Pros focus on
We also have a Pro mountain cross racer and a
Pro freestyle rider. Staats will also
co-sponsor other race teams in the NBL and
ABA. The Staats race team and Systems Web race
team will come together after the ABA Grand
nationals. Steve Staats is personally
committed to the current Staats team riders
and wants to finish out the year for his
riders. Until the end of the year,
Staats and Systems Web are running neck and
neck toward the #1 ABA Factory Team title.
PEDDLER SPLITS INTO TWO TEAMS.
THATS RIGHT WE HAVE DECIDED
TO SPLIT THE BIKE PEDDLER TEAM INTO TWO
TEAMS. THE REASON FOR THIS? WELL
THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY GREAT RACERS OUT
THERE WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE A NATIONAL
TEAM WHICH WILL CONSIST OF MOSTLY EXPERTS
THAT ARE READY TO TEAR UP THE BMX SCENE ON A
NATIONAL LEVEL. THE SECOND WILL BE THE
SHOP TEAM, WHICH WILL BE MORE A
DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM THAT WILL PREPARE RIDERS
TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP OF COMPETITION.
THE SHOP TEAM WILL CONSIST OF NOVICE AND
INTERMEDIATE RIDERS. STAYED TUNED, WE
WILL START NAMING RIDERS TO THE TEAMS REAL
AA PRO--1. KYLE
BENNET, 2. RANDY STUMPFHAUSER, 3. MATT
A PRO--1. JONATHON
SUAREZ, 2. SPANKY GRAVENMIER, 3. LANCE
PRO CRUISER--1. ERIC RUPE,
2. JASON CARNES, 3. JONATHON SUAREZ.
SUPER GIRL MONEY
SERIES--1. GABRIELA DIAZ, 2. JILL KINTNER,
3. JAMIE LILLY
JUST RECENTLY ANNOUNCED
BY BMX MANIA, SE RACING WILL BE MAKING A
COMEBACK. FUJI RECENTLY PURCHASED S.E.
AND WILL BE MAKING ITS DEBUT AT THE LAS
VEGAS BIKE TRADE SHOW. NOW THE RACING
TEAM WILL BE MAKING ITS RETURN AS WELL BY
MAKING THE ABA GRAND'S THEIR FIRST RACE.
ROBINSON, AND AUBURN OH MY!
THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS,
POWERLITE, ROBINSON AND AUBURN HAVE BEEN
PURCHASED BY AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS MAN OUT
OF ARIZONA. LOOK FOR THEM BACK BY
ANIME STUDIOS SPONSORS BIKE PEDDLER TEAM.
ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS
MONTH, RURAL ANIME STUDIOS, PARENT COMPANY
OF ANIME FAN NEWS, HAS AGREED TO HELP
SPONSOR THE BIKE PEDDLER BMX TEAM THIS NEXT