Gene`s BMX Reviews

A look at an array of BMX Things - Bicycles - Frames - Parts & Places
All reviews on this page are opinions and sourced information.
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* The Fyxation Mesa Platform Pedal Review

* The Schwinn Walkabout Balance Bike Review

* The Schwinn Slalom Racer Review

* The Pryme Suspect Glove Review

* Hyper Donny DR Robison BMX Bicycle At Wal-Mart

* Impakt BMX Sidehack Bicycle At Wal-Mart

* Chain-Free BMX Concept Promises A Silent Ride

* Schwinn In-Line Skates - Review

* Xpedo MX-11 Face-Off Pedals - Review

* Team USA BMX Olympic Bike By Dumar - Review

* Schwinn 2007 Classic Sting-Ray Review-Report

* Schwinn Tires and Tubes Review

* The Street Surfer BMX Bike - Review

* Tony Hawk Signature Series BMX Bikes - Review

* BAWLS Guarana BMX 4-Packs! - Review

* 2007 Schwinn Predator Pro BMX Bike - Review

* 2006 Schwinn TJ Lavin DJ BMX Bike - Review

* 2006 Schwinn Powermatic BMX Bike - Review

* Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray - The History Of BMX - Review

* 20" X-Games BMX Motobike Bike - Review

* Schwinn 2005-2006 Manta Ray Bike Review

* Schwinn 2006 Predator Pro BMX Bike - Review

* Mongoose 2006 Tim Fuzzy Hall BMX Bike - Sneek Peek Review

* The Schwinn Skateboards - A Look Review

* The Bike Called SHIFT - A Look Review

* Odyssey`s Elementary Stem Review

* Schwinn Ergo Comfort Grips Review

* Schwinn`s 2005-2006 Sting Pro BMX Frame Story and Review

* Schwinn`s 2005 Sting-Ray Foot Scooter Review-Report

* Schwinn`s Spoiler Chopper Bike Vs. Redline`s RainCity Chopper

* Moses Lake BMX Track 2004 Report & Review

* Schwinn`s 2004 Sting-Ray Street Series Chopper Review

* Schwinn`s Z-Force 20" BMX Bike 02-05 Review

* Schwinn`s TJ Lavin BMX Bike Review

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The Fyxation Mesa Platform Pedal Review




Gene`s BMX News Review -- 04/27/2011
The Fyxation Mesa Pedal is ideal for freeride, BMX and urban riders that want
a hard hitting pedal built to withstand abuse and provide a solid platform for any
style of riding. Made out of a high impact nylon the Mesa is wide platform pedal
with a super thin profile that works with most of popular foot retention systems.

* High impact nylon body built to take abuse.
* Smooth running sealed bearings with a cro-moly spindle.
* Molded surface pegs for a super grippy ride.
* Compatible with most foot retention systems.
* Weight: 317g/pr - Height: 13.3mm - Width: 105mm.

The Fyxation Mesa Pedal retails for about $48.00

About Fyxation:
Fyxation was founded with a simple goal in mind. To bring urban riders
pioneering components made from the best materials at a fair price. They
focus on design, durability and style. See More At:- www.fyxation.com

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The Schwinn Walkabout Balance Bike Review




Gene`s BMX News Review -- 03/04/2011
The Schwinn Walkabout is part balance bike, part scooter and all fun.
The Balance bikes help kids to develop the motor skills and balance
necessary to ride a two wheeler.

The Schwinn Walkabout allows kids to learn these skills on a seat with a
low center of gravity so they feel safe and confident. The Walkabout also
doubles as a scooter so your kids will get use out of it even after they
are riding a two wheeler.

The adjustable height saddle and handlebars insure a good fit.
Your kids will love the 10" chrome mag wheels.

Suggested retail about: $70.00 and can be found in mass market stores.

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The Schwinn Slalom Racer Review




Gene`s BMX News Review --
Part trike, part scooter, all fun! The self-propelled Schwinn Slalom Racer
promises hours of high-speed action. 360 degrees of mobility partnered with
zig-zag steering action, go forwards, backwards and anywhere in between.

* Cartridge-bearing polyurethane skate wheels.
* Features fast and smooth rolling action.
* Rumble seat design suspends racer for an easy ride.
* Zig-zag motion propels the rider forward.
* Spin the bar 180 degrees to go backwards.
* Simple assembly required.

Suggested retail about: $49.00 and can be found in mass market stores.

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The Pryme Suspect Glove Review




Gene`s BMX News Review -- 06/11/2010
The Pryme Suspect Glove is designed for MTB and BMX and all-around use.
It features a gusseted thumb and reinforced Amara palm with grippers on the
fingertips. The back of the glove combines neoprene and stretch knit mesh with
a small built in pocket. The Pryme Suspect Glove, Suggested retail about: $30.00


( www.prymegear.com )

Pryme Gear is a an affiliate co-brand of Seattle Bike Supply Kent, Washington USA.

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Hyper Donny DR Robison BMX Bicycle At Wal-Mart




Gene`s BMX News Review -- 03/10/2010
Hyper Donny DR Robison BMX Bicycle At Wal-Mart $99.97
Approximate Available Date At Wal-Mart:- March 15th, 2010
Visit: www.hyperbicycles.com for participating Wal-Mart stores.


Click On A Photo For Full Size.

20" Hyper dR Pro Team BMX Bicycle
* www.walmart.com/ip/20-Hyper-dR-Pro-Team-BMX-Bicycle/13969572

Washington State USA Participating Wal-Mart Stores:
* Wal-Mart 306 5TH ST Clarkston, Washington 99403 - 509 758 8532
* Wal-Mart 11400 Hwy 99 Everett (W), Wa 98204 - 425 923 1740
* Wal-Mart 34520 16Th Ave South Federal Way, Wa 98003 - 253 835 4965
* Wal-Mart 2720 SO. Quillan St. Kennewick, Wa 99337 - 509 586 1554
* Wal-Mart 1005 N. Stratford Road Moses Lake, Wa 98837 - 509 765 8979
* Wal-Mart 1221 South Hayford Road Spokane, Wa 99224 - 509 459 0602
* Wal-Mart 1600 East Chestnut Ave Yakima, Wa 98901 - 509 248 3448

20" Hyper dR Pro Team BMX Bicycle: ( Description/Specifications )
* Ultra-Light Weight Aluminum BMX Racing Frame.
* Pro-World Champion, Donny Robinson Replica.
* Alloy Platform BMX Pedals.
* High-Performance 3-Piece Crank.
* Lightweight Aluminum Hyper BMX Racing Rims.
* Authentic Hyper dR Signature Series Graphics.
* Competition-Ready BMX Bike.

What is the difference between a IBD bicycle shop bike and a department
store bike? Department store bikes have one advantage over quality IBD
bicycles. The $Price! Tag. -- If you want a toy, go to Wal-Mart; If you want
a bicycle, Go to a IBD Bicycle Shop. This Hyper Donny DR Robison BMX
Bicycle At Wal-Mart looks nice for a starting out BMX Racing bike. But in
due time it is a wast if your in to BMX Racing. - You get what you pay for....

( I.B.D. ) = Independent Bicycle Dealer, A Bicycle Shop. Gives Quality and Care.
( Mass Market ) = Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, They Do Not Give Quality, Care.
( Department Store ) = Same Term Describing Mass Market In Bicycle Industry.




ACC - 04/14/2010 - News - Donny Robinson BMX Bike Line

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Impakt BMX Sidehack Bicycle At Wal-Mart


Gene`s BMX News Review -- 03/02/2010
New at mass market, Wal-Mart ~ A 20" Impakt Sidehack Bicycle.



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20" Impakt Sidehack Bicycle:
The Impakt Sidehack is made to Today's Park-bike spec., out of high-
performance steel and comes equipped with a brake cable rotor, so 360
degree rotating handlebar tricks are just a bar spin away.

If your looking for the coolest way to bring along a buddy as you rip
from place to place or just a good way to make a Monkey out of any
one brave enough to ride co-pilot at your local skate park.

The Impakt Sidehack is for you! Its affordable, yet built
to take a licking and it's Fun Factor is the stuff of Legend



* High-performance BMX bike with Sidehack for additional rider.
* Micro-drive front and rear sprockets.
* Authentic Freestyle Geometry and Styling.
* Rotor for 360 degree handlebar rotation.
* 48-Spoke Alloy Wheels.
* Alloy Platform BMX Pedals.
* Multi-surface Freestyle/ParkBMX tires.

The Impakt BMX Sidehack Bicycle At Wal-Mart For: $274.00
* www.walmart.com/ip/20-Impakt-Sidehack-Bicycle/12554957
* www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12554957

For More Information About Impakt Sidehacks:
* www.impaktbicycles.com

CC - 03/02/2010 - BMX Sidehack Now At Wal-Mart.
ACC - 02/15/2010 - BMX Bikes In Top Chain Stores.

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Chain-Free BMX Concept Promises A Silent Ride


Gene`s BMX News Review -- 02/15/2010
Chain-free BMX Concept promises a silent and comfortable ride.



Chain-free bicycle concept with hubless wheels. Designed by Nikolay Boltachev,
a graphic designer from Russia, the BMX Concept bicycle is a next-generation
hubless bike that offers a silent and comfortable ride on a chain-free system.
The bike does feature a gear system that can ease your ride on harsh terrains.

The BMX Concept features NS Bikes' Quark Pro White stem and custom slick
20'/ Maxxis Hookworm 20' slick tires, together with Crankbrothers 5050 pedals
and a Superstar SweetSweep handlebar. The designer fails to mention the details
of this unique chain-free system, but the elegant looks and the presence of the gear
mechanism will surely attract a broad range of consumers. - For More Information:
Zigzain hubless BMX concept 3D Model: www.fallingpixel.com/product.php/13178





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Schwinn In-Line Skates - Review


Gene`s BMX News Review -- 09/15/2009
It seems that Schwinn is in to everything in bicycles but where
does In-Line Skates fit in with Schwinn? - We do not know. The
In-Line Skate fad thing was in the 1990`s and it somewhat sank.
But today, the big bicycle brand name has Schwinn In-Line Skates
just in case you are someone that is stuck in the 1990s time warp.

Schwinn In-Line Skates - Boys - Blue


Boys Inline Skates - Blue Nylon Skate Upper, Features
ABEC-5 Bearings, Power Strap Closure Transparent Wheels
Made of PVC, Heel Brakes Push-Button Size Adjustment,
Available in Regular Sizes. This cool Schwinn In-Line Skate
will run you about $30.00 in the mass market chain stores.

Schwinn In-Line Skates - Mens - Gray


Adults Inline Skates - Gray Nylon Skate Upper, Features
ABEC-7 Bearings, Power Strap Closure, Indoor/Outdoor 76mm.
Wheels Made of Urethane, Heel Brakes, Adjustable Size
Available in Regular Sizes. This cool Schwinn In-Line Skate
will run you about $45.00 in the mass market chain stores.

Schwinn In-Line Skates - Womens - Teal


Adults Inline Skates - Teal Nylon Skate Upper, Features
ABEC-7 Bearings, Power Strap Closure, Indoor/Outdoor 76mm.
Wheels Made of Urethane, Heel Brakes, Adjustable Size
Available in Regular Sizes. This cool Schwinn In-Line Skate
will run you about $45.00 in the mass market chain stores.

Schwinn In-Line Skates - Youth Girls - Pink


Girls Inline Skates - Pink Nylon Skate Upper, Features
ABEC-5 Bearings, Power Strap Closure, Transparent 64mm.
Wheels Made of PVC, Heel Brakes, Push-Button Size Adjustment
Available in Regular Sizes. This cool Schwinn In-Line Skate
will run you about $30.00 in the mass market chain stores.

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Xpedo MX-11 Face-Off Pedals - Review



The Xpedo MX-11 Face-Off is a pinned platform pedal for the dirt jump
and BMX crowd. It features a CNC'd aluminium body mated to a tough
chromoly axle with fully sealed cartridge bearings, and it has 14 well
spaced pins per side which are replaceable.

The real innovation is the platform itself. Not only have Xpedo reduced
the pedal height by over 30 percent over previous models ( putting your
foot closer to the pedal axle increases pedalling efficiency ) it also
reduces weight.

The platforms themselves can be replaced with aftermarket designs,
so the fashion coordinators out there can find a matching colour easily
from a range including anodised black, gold, silver, ( red - photoed ),
pink, green and orange.

The MX-11 weighs in at 426g a pair, which is amongst the lightest available
for this type of hard core pedal. The Xpedo MX Line have distinctly useable
profiles and feature magnesium and aluminum bodies, replaceable pins and
durable cro-moly steel spindles that are built for years of dirt and street abuse.

For more information about MX-11 Face-Off Pedals - www.xpedo.com

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Team USA BMX Olympic Bike By Dumar - Review



Gene`s BMX News Review -- 03/07/2008
The Dumar 20" Boys Team USA BMX Olympic Bike.
The graphics on this new Team USA BMX do look nice.
We wonder if - Team USA BMX will be riding this bike?


Click Photo For Full Size.

Dumar International Inc. - is the manufacturer-maker of this bike.
Dumar a parent company of NEXT brand bikes.China, Philippines.


Features & Specifications:
Dumar 20" Boys' Team USA BMX Olympic Bike:
* Authentic Olympic Team USA graphics
* Steel BMX race frame
* Front and rear caliper brakes
* Pro BMX tires
* Team USA BMX race saddle
Team USA BMX Olympic Bike is about $79.00 at Wal-Mart:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9106601

Whoo! Somebody Just Been To The - walmart.wav ( Sound File )

ACC - Gene`s BMX Questions Olympic BMX Products, Quote:
http://www.genesbmx.com/questions-olympic-bmx-products.html
ACCC -
Gene`s BMX News Post: Team USA BMX Olympic Bike By Dumar

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/2008-bmx-olympics.html

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Schwinn 2007 Classic Sting-Ray Review-Report



Gene`s BMX News --
A Schwinn Classic Sting-Ray $88 - While Supplies Last.
Friday November 23, 2007 Only 5am - 11am At Wal-Mart.

On Black Friday - November 23rd, 2007 People were lined up
out side getting ready for the doors to open at the Wal-Mart Store.
Wal-Mart one of the world's largest retailer, threw open its doors
at 5 a.m. for the Holiday shopping season. Gene`s BMX stood inline
and froze as it was cold out but we ended up with one of them cool
Schwinn Classic Sting Ray Bicycles.




"Click on Photo" to open a Directory of Photos.

The Schwinn 2007 Classic Sting-Ray (mass market)
Wal-Mart, it features a 20" rear wheel, and a 16" front
wheel. - As well as a springer fork, ape hanger handle
bars, a "S" Schwinn banana seat and a coaster brake,
and a Schwinn slick rear tire. The bike, just that all over
cool, classic Sting-Ray style!

Made by Dorel-Pacific Cycle, Schwinn and was
sold exclusive via on the Black Friday 2007 at
Wal-Mart stores for $88.00 - ( Made in China )

The 2007 Wal-Mart Schwinn Classic Sting-Ray is a hybrid of
the Sting-Ray and Krate. It does have some parts of both of them.
BUT, they are `NOT' anything like the old school Schwinn Krates.

The Fork: Schwinn Chrome Plated Springer Fork, Crankset: Schwinn
Forged with One Piece with Schwinn Mag 46T Sprocket, Bottom Bracket:
One piece 24 tpi, The Pedals: Schwinn Rubber Block, The Freewheel is:
Shimano 20T, The Chain: KMC z-410, Anti-drop, black, The Rims: Front:
Alloy 16" x 1.75 Rear: 20" x 2.125 28H, The Tires are: -Front: Schwinn
Superior 16" -Rear: Schwinn 20' Sting-Ray Slick, The Front Hub: Steel
Chrome Plated 28H, The Rear Hub is a: Shimano Coaster Brake, w/ 28H,
The Spokes are: 14G UCP, The Rear Brake: Shimano Coaster Brake, The
Handlebar: Classic Sting-Ray Polished Steel, The Stem: Sting-Ray Alloy,
The Grips: Classic Metal Flake Sting-Ray Grip, The Headset: Steel, The
Saddle: Schwinn Classic Banana Seat, The Seat Post is: Chrome Plated.

In All, Schwinn had no listings on its web site about the 2007 bike.
The new 2007 Schwinn Classic Sting-Ray is not a bad deal for $88.00
Its a COOL Bike, Keep the rubber side down and RIDE IT! - Have Fun.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn Tires and Tubes Review



Gene`s BMX News -- 11/14/2007
Do you have a bald tire or got a flat?

Schwinn/PTI Sports has launched some new looking
tires and tubes in to the mass market chain stores,
Walmart, Target, Toys R Us. exta. The new Schwinn
tires and tubes are manufactured and distributed by
PTI Sports Inc, providing quality products for Schwinn.

( PHOTOS OF SCHWINN TIRES )
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( PHOTOS OF SCHWINN TUBES )
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About the Schwinn branded parts and accessories,

Back in year 2002 Pacific Cycle/Schwinn signed a multi-year deal
with parts and accessory maker PTI in which to PTI to produce and
distribute Schwinn, GT and Mongoose-brand parts and accessories
to mass merchants, sporting goods chains and specialty retailers.
It covers a wide range of bicycle parts and accessories, including
helmets, locks, pumps, water bottles, bags, gloves and saddles.

The products can be found at specialty retailers and mass merchants.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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The Street Surfer BMX Bike - Review



Gene`s BMX News Review -- 10/02/2007
The Aussies do love their extreme sports, especially the ones involving
cool hardware, so it's no surprise that it was an Australian company that
crossed a skateboard with a BMX. The Street Surfer, which dates back to
1998 prototype with actual skateboard wheels, is a trick bike and cruiser
which is steered by leaning rather than by turning handlebars, so you can
carve the streets up, surf-style. The Street Surfer, Are Five Wheels Better?

The company claims that the extra wheels give better traction
and stability (and probably gets stuck in potholes a lot easier, too).

The custom suspension is self adjusting, and soaks up impact as well as
"hugging the road". Best of all, there's an option to swap out the front
assembly "Dirt Jump Forks" which are, you guessed it, regular bike forks.

~ Check Out The YouTube Videos Of The Street Surfer ~
* www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR1HTCjLbPA - StreetSurfer Bike.
* www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsmU-G94dQo - Street Surfer.

The videos show the Street Surfer in action, although it doesn't seem to
be doing much more than a regular BMX. Although what would I know?

It is expected to be a huge hit with BMX bikers and stunt cyclists.
A resident of Perth, Varrone says it takes a little time to get the hang
of the machine. The Street Surfer has no US dealers right now, but
the Euro version will cost about €700 ( $970 ).......

For more detailed information see: ( The Street Surfer ) web site.

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Tony Hawk Signature Series BMX Bikes - Review


Tony Hawk Signature BMX Bike Add.
( Click Photo To View Full Big Size )

Gene`s BMX News Review -- 09/21/2007
When you think of Tony Hawk, you think of skateboarding.
But here is a small twist with that. - Dynacraft BSC, Inc.,
a U.S. bicycle distributor, has entered into an exclusive
licensing partnership with the skateboarding legend and
action sports pioneer, Tony Hawk. So, What about this?
A New! Tony Hawk Signature Series BMX Bikes Line.

Dynacraft, in conjunction with Mr.Hawk and his team,
is developing two different bike lines under the "Tony
Hawk Huck Jam" brand.

Tony Hawk HuckJam Series and Tony Hawk HuckJam Signature
Series bikes will be available in retail stores beginning Spring 2008.

Tony Hawk HuckJam Series bikes are being created for
Dynacraft's mass merchandise customers. Offering an
outstanding value to the consumer, they will be designed
primarily for kids and entry-level recreational riders.

Tony Hawk Signature Series bikes are being created
for serious bike enthusiasts and will be distributed through
sporting goods chains and other specialty retail customers.

Developed by Dynacraft's new Specialty Retail Group, this
line will include super premium carbon fiber bikes and highest
end 20" rotor bikes, some to be distributed online and through
select customers. All Tony Hawk HuckJam bikes will feature
higher end components, innovative paint finishes, new types of
frames, and cutting edge decal and graphics packages.

Dynacraft BSC, Inc. is a U.S. bicycle distributor.
With eleven different brands and over 150 models, the company
distributes bikes each year to customers that include Academy
Sports, Amazon.com, Costco.com, KB Toys, Target Stores,
Toys R Us and Wal-Mart, that is just to name a few.

The Tony Hawk Signature Series BMX Bikes will show
case to customers at this year's 2007 Interbike show"...

Gene`s BMX Quotes'
WOW! - Tony Hawk Signature BMX Bike is a nice looking
BMX bike for being in the mass market chain stores.........


( Click Photo For Full Size )
Tony Hawk Homer BMX Freestyle Bike $129.99 With Front And Rear Pegs
For Doing Tricks, Alloy Rims And More. Can be found in mass market stores.
( Click Here! To See All The Photos - Tony Hawk Signature BMX Bikes )

~~~~~ Articles/Press Releases/Time Line - Tony Hawk BMX Bikes ~~~~~
04/30/2008 - Tony Hawks BMX Bikes Are Launched + Dynacraft
04/28/2008 - www.huckjambikes.com Is Launched With Bicycles..
01/24/2008 - http://www.tonyhawkhuckjamseries.com ( bikes.html )
01/16/2008 - Tony Hawk Signature BMX Bikes Are Found At The
Mass Market Wal-Mart Store In Wenatchee, Washington U.S.A....
01/04/2008 - New Web Site - http://www.huckjambikes.com ........
10/05/2007 - Tony Hawk Dynacraft's HuckJam Bike Launched.......
09/06/2007 - Dynacraft's HuckJam Bike Debut At Interbike ..........
06/21/2007 - Rooftop Interview Part One by thecomeupbmx.net .....
06/21/2007 - Rooftop Talks About Tony Hawk Bikes vitalbmx.com
06/12/2007 - Dynacraft Announces Partnership With Tony Hawk....


http://www.huckjambikes.com


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BAWLS Guarana BMX 4-Packs! - Review



On August 21st 2007 Gene`s BMX took a small trip to the area Target store.
We where pushing are shopping cart around the store loading it up with some
Pepsi and all sorts of junk. Sitting on the shelf next to the Pepsi was this new
BAWLS Guarana BMX 4-Pack. - Since it had the known BMX logos on it,
we added it in to the shopping cart. We got it home and poped one open to
give it a try. - It is an ok drink I guess, but up against Pepsi, - I would take the
Pepsi over the Bawls. The logos on the Bawls 4-Pack box are cool looking, it
gives some cool deals for free BMX racing on it. For $6.99 I guess the box will
have to sit on the shelf with all the other BMX collectibles, as it is cool looking..

Here is the information on the box about the free BMX race deal via PR:

Also Note: Terms Of Use: One coupon per cumstomer and may be used by
an individual who has NEVER been registered as an ABA or NBL member.
So, it is a down fall and a bummer for anyone that is already racing BMX....

*** Enjoy A Free Day Of Racing With BAWLS Guarana BMX 4-Packs! ***

Wanna race? BAWLS Guarana, in partnership with the American Bicycle
Association ( ABA) and the National Bicycle League ( NBL), is presenting
BAWLS fans everywhere with a complimentary race pass and temporary
membership that gives them access to enjoy one full day of racing at any
participating BMX track in their area.

BAWLS fans can pick up their race pass on the new, limited edition
BMX 4-packs available at Target and other retail stores nationwide.
First timers can visit a track list on BAWLStyle.com to find the track
located nearest them to try BMX racing out!

BAWLS Guarana has become the drink of choice for BMXers everywhere as the
Official Energy Drink sponsors of the NBL and ABA, sponsoring and sampling at
more than 50 Nationals races in 2007. BAWLS Guarana also recently launched the
BAWLS Guarana track partnership program, which grants a number of benefits to
BMX tracks that sell products, as well as sponsorships to teams that represent them.

About BAWLS

BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, who
named the beverage for the caffeinated “bounce” the drink packs. Widely distributed
to local super markets, convenience stores (7-Eleven), Target stores, Metropark,
CompUSA stores, gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated
beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest.

The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as
coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring
form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS’ unique refreshing flavor
tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow over
a variety of different sectors including financial institutions, the fashion industry,
technology businesses, military bases, extreme sports and college campuses.
For more information, Please visit: - http://www.bawls.com

~~ Here is some information sources about "Energy Drinks" found on the web:
See: - Google.com/Search - Warnings About Energy Drinks, For Sources.
Also See: - Google.com/Search - Energy Drink Effects, For Sources.........

Also NOTE For BMX Racers Out There: Some of them Energy Sports Drinks
out there may have some ingredients in them that can and may show up with in a
dopping test. It can and may end up of you getting Ban from BMX racing event(s).
So, Know what you're drinking. Energy drinks are not necessarily bad for you, but
they shouldn't be seen as "natural alternatives" either. To be safe, Just Drink Water!

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2007 Schwinn Predator Pro BMX Bike - Review



The new 2007 Schwinn Predator Pro BMX Bike,
It is a Sting BMX inspired Predator Pro BMX Bike.

The 2007 Schwinn Predator Pro All-new frame with cro-mo seat tube
– stronger Pro sized frame to handle a larger rider. 20.6” top tube
length. Alloy pedals – light & strong for longer life. Cr-Mo 175mm
cranks – made to take a beating.

Specifications: 2007 Schwinn Predator Pro:
Color(s) = Black, Size(s) = L
Frame = New Sting inspired Predator Pro w/ Cr-Mo
ST, Epicenter SS, kickstand plate; 20.6" TT

Fork = Hi-Ten Unicrown 31.8 blades, w/ Cr-mo 1 1/8" steer tube, Schwinn dropouts
Crankset/Chainwheel = Cr-Mo forged 175mm 1 pc w/ black PC finish, w/ CW stamped shape
chainwheel = 44T
Bottom Bracket = One Piece 24 tpi
Pedals = Die cast alloy w/ Boron spindle, fixed pins.
Freewheel = ACS MAINDRIVE, 1/2 X 1/8 X 16T, Chrome finish
Chain = KMC 410 1/2 X 1/8 silver / black
Rims = Jalco ST-32, black anodized 36H
Tires = CST Comp III type 20x2.125 Front and Rear 20x1.75
Front Hub = Alloy Parallax 36H
Rear Hub = Alloy Parallax 36H
Spokes = 14G steel w/ Black finish
Nipples = CP Brass
Rear Brake = Tektro 924AL linear pull w/ 55mm DIN pads
Brake Levers = Tektro 311A alloy w/ forged lever
Handlebar = 690 x 150 x 200 ED black steel
Stem = LeadTec 4-bolt top load cap alloy 1 1/8 threadless 50mm reach
Grips = Schwinn Stinger Grip Kraton
Headset = VP w /alloy cap and 5mm spacer & stainless bolt
Saddle = Black w/ Schwinn logo, black steel rail
Seat Post = 25.4 x 300 steel ED Black
Seat Clamp = LeadTec alloy w/o logo

The 2007 Schwinn Predator Pro BMX will cost you about MSRP: $179.99
It is Only Sold exclusively at I.B.D. Independent Bicycle Dealership,
And can be found at a Schwinn Bicycle Shop near you.

The New Sting inspired frame of the 2007 Predator Pro,
If you remember Schwinn`s X BMX rider Nate Berkheimer,
he ran a differnt test Sting frame and dazled some of us with it.
Berkheimer gave this frame a well beating in his BMX ridings.
If you look at the 2007 Predator Pro, It somewhat looks like
the Sting frame Nate was running. -- We just happen to have a
cool photo shot of Nate giving the Sting bike a test ride that has
Inspired this new 2007 Predator Pro Frame.

Schwinn in Aigle, Switzerland

Schwinn`s Nate Berkheimer, is up to
his usual bmx tricks! Flippin' out with
the UCI Center in the backgrounds at
the 2005 UCI BMX Supercross race
in Aigle, Switzerland, -- The photo is
by Jerry Landrum - BMXMania.com

Also the The New Sting inspired frame was seen on
the Schwinn 2006 Predator Pro BMX Bike - Review.
Making the 2006 and 2007 Predator Pro bikes some
what like what we have seen with the back to back years
with the Schwinn 2005 - 2006 BMX Sting Pro Frame.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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2006 Schwinn TJ Lavin DJ BMX Bike - Review



The new 2006 Schwinn TJ Lavin DJ BMX Bike,
Its a cool looking BMX and is at mass market.

This bike features: a handcrafted hi-ten Flo DJ frame,
handcrafted hi-ten freestyle fork, alloy caliper front
brake and rear u-brake, and freestyle design handlebar.

Its Color: Silver Target Age: For Youth Target Bike: Expert DJ Riding
Its a Handcrafted hi-ten boy’s Flo DJ frame with a Handcrafted hi-ten
freestyle fork with a Schwinn DJ saddle and with a 2-pc Freestyle design
handlebar,top load Ahead stem, Alloy caliper front brake and rear U-Brake
and 3 Finger alloy brake lever, Over-sized OPC crank arm with alloy
“Dirt Star” chain ring, ZAC PLUS 48h alloy rims # Durable BMX steel
hubs – 48h and the new Schwinn DJ tires: 20” x 2.0”

The 2006 Schwinn TJ Lavin DJ BMX Bike can be found
in the Mass Market and will cost you about $119.99

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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2006 Schwinn Powermatic BMX Bike - Review



The new 2006 Schwinn 20" Powermatic Bike,
Its a cool looking BMX and is at mass market.

This thing features: axel pegs, rotor, alloy U-brakes and
mag wheels - Made of metal, 22.05Hx46.46Wx8.66D"
and can be found at mass market ( Target) for $139.99

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray - The History Of BMX - Review



Gene`s BMX News Review -- 01/15/2006
After all the excitement from the talks of the World Premieres I broak down,
Gene`s BMX got a coppy of the Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray - The History Of BMX.

Joe Kid On A Stingray - The History Of BMX shows some history of the BMX.
It also shows a good hand full of some of the older riders from back in the days
Quotes from - Bob Hadley, Bob Haro, David Clinton, Perry "PK" Kramer,
Scot Breithhaupt, John Palfeyman, Harry Leary, Stu Thomsen, Rick Twomey,
Greg Hill, and lots more. Its narrated by West Coast Choppers Jesse James.

Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray, It is a cool video, But, misses somewhat in on the all
around of the BMX history. It cover more to the BMX FREESTYLE than as
to the BMX Racing. It is a skip, hop and jump documentary video.

The Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray video gives a start line of 1970 for the BMX but
does not show much of about Schwinn Bicycles, the Sting-Ray bikes in 1964.
The video also leaves out showing anything about Huffy BMX Bicycles in 1969.
Also left out of Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray video, is the 1956 Holland BMX races.

It is a interesting video showing some views of people that did take play in the
history of some of the BMX. But it skips hops and jumps and somewhat bends
and misses a bit by trying to make the views of the people look more responsible
for the start of BMX than they actually were. The Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray video
does miss some of the main key points of the BMX history in all but is still a
nice documentary on somewhat of BMX but more to the Freestyle of BMX.


www.joekidonastingray.com

Trailer Video Files Both .mov = Same - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray:
( .mov File ) = http://www.bangpictures.com/joekid/bmxhistory.mov
( .mov File ) = http://www.joekidonastingray.com/bmxhistory.mov

* Trailer 001 - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray ( Original ) = Google Video.
* Trailer 002 - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray ( Remake ) = Google Video.

FUEL & Fox Sports Net 54321 Segment - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray:
( .mov File ) = http://www.joekidonastingray.com/54321.mov

The BMX Shows Notorious Byronious does some pre-show interviews
at the Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray showing at the 2006 Bicycle Film Festival:
The BMX Show Bicycle Film Festival Report Joe Kid On A Stingray -
The History Of BMX
= Google Video: 19:34

Check Out The Commercial - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray:
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnZ0UMrVwGY
-OR- ( http://www.bangpictures.com/tv/joekid.html )

Other Information Regarding - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray:
http://www.bangpictures.com | http://blog.bangpictures.com
http://www.bangpictures.com/lapremiere.html Also see the:
* 2005 - IMDB entry - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray: Blue Carpet Special.
* 2005 - IMDB entry - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray: Documentary.

Photos - Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray Premiere Weekend April 1st to 4th, 2005
* Friday Night Party At Castillos, Corona ( 29 pics )
* Saturday, Joe Kid Premiere At CineSpace, Hollywood ( 55 pics )

UPDATE:- (~ Bang Pictures Says Linking To Other Web Sites Is Foul ~)
In January 2009 Gene`s BMX got an e-mail from Bang Pictures asking us
to remove a URL Link that was on my web site. The URL Link was to another
web site that had a Joe Kid On A Sting-Ray Video Down-Load hosted on it.
Bang Pictures says it is foul for Gene`s BMX to have that URL Link listed.
We have removed that one Link from are Gene`s BMX.com web site in all.
But there is lots of other sources out there like pear to pear and web searches.
Google Search Lists Lots More Sources Of The Movie Than Just That One Link:
www.google.com/search/joe kid on a stingray - the history of bmx ( google.com)

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20" X-Games BMX Motobike Bike - Review


( Click on a Photo for full size! )

The 20" X-Games BMX Motobike bike,
The X-Games BMX Motobike looks like a real motocross bike, but runs on the fierce
power of your own two legs. Equipped with an oversized aluminum frame, bump-eating
dual suspension, disc brakes and motocross-style seat and fenders, This mean-looking,
mud-churning speed machine is as close as you can get to motocross without a Class-M
license and a can of gasoline. - It is a cool looking BMX bike sold in the mass market chains.
I do not think you would take this bmx bike to your area BMX track to race it. But it makes for
a cool bmx bike to show off on around the streets and makes for a good bike for the Collectors.

Check out the Commercial Video for the 20" X-Games BMX Motobike
( http://trailers.sparkdigitalmedia.com/dumar/XBike_walmartonline.wmv )

The video commercial add of this 20" X-Games BMX Motobike, It
is sort of layed out like the 2004 Schwinn Sting-Ray TV Commercial
But the X-Games BMX Motobike is NOT made by Schwinn bikes.
Known bicycle history shows that the Huffy Bicycle Company back in
year 2000 had a BMX mass market line of the X Games brand bicycles.
But Huffy Bicycle Co is NOT the maker, So just who is the maker of it?
- The "Owners Manual" that comes with the X-Games BMX Motobike,
shows that Dumar International Inc. is the manufacturer-maker of this bike.
Dumar is a parent company of the NEXT brand bikes.: China, Philippines.

Features & Specifications:
20" X-Games BMX MotoBike | Authentic X-Games graphics | Front and rear suspension
Disc brakes for sure stopping in any conditions | Oversized aluminum frameMotocross
-style fenders | Motocross saddle - 20" x 2.25" knobby tires | Alloy brake levers | Steel
one-piece crank | 16-tooth flywheel | 48-spoke alloy rim | Minimal assembly required

( ~ Click Photo(s) for full size! ~ )


The 20" X-Games BMX Motobike will run you around $149.00
and can be found in the Mass Market chain - Wal-Mart stores.
* http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4088165 = Archived.
* http://www.walmart.com/ip/16-Hyper-Moto-Kid-s-Bike/13812299...... = Live.
* http://www.walmart.com/ip/12-Hyper-Motobike/11065504.................. = Live.

The Yellow X-Games BMX Motobike ( photoed above ) is a 6 speed and
it can be found at the Target.com web site for about the same price range.

The X-Games BMX MotoBike In The News CC - BMX Mania 01/06/2006
~ Hyper Bikes Awards X-Games Bike To Christmas Classic 10 Rookie Main Winner ~



Hyper pulled off a pretty cool bike promotion with one of their sponsors,
the X-Games Bike. It was announced in advance of the 10 Rookie Final that
the winner of the main event would be awarded the X-Games Bike that had
been on display at the Hyper Pits, immediately after the 10 Rookie Final.

The race was a hard fought battle, but the dust cleared and Hyper Factory
Stars,Lance McGuire and Justin Joy awarded the X-Games Bike to 10 Rookie,
William Reeves a speedy guy from South Carolina.

Congrats to William and congrats to Hyper & X-Games Bikes for the cool promotion.

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Schwinn 2005-2006 Manta Ray Bike Review


( Click Photo For Full Size! )

Gene`s BMX News --
The Schwinn Manta Ray Bike, 2005-2006
Rule the streets on the new Schwinn Manta Ray muscle bike.
With a cool double-wide polo frame, Schwinn chrome springer
fork, double-wide coaster brake and laid-back banana saddle,
it's brimming with attitude and style.

~~~~~ It`s Features & Specifications ~~~~~
Schwinn double-wide polo frame.
Extra-long Schwinn chrome Springer fork.
Double-wide coaster brake.
Laid-back banana saddle with chrome sissy bar.
Front and rear wide fenders.
Steel chain guard.

Click Here! For Photos of the Schwinn Manta Ray Bike.
This is a cool looking bike, some say it looks like a re-make of the older
Schwinn Sting-Ray Krate bikes, but built for a all new generation.

The Schwinn Manta Ray Bike will run you around $153.00
and can be found in the Mass Market chain - Wal-Mart stores.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4231519

The Schwinn Manta Ray Bike that sold at Wal-Mart mass market
retail in year 2005/2006 came with a cool looking coupon add that
did not make much since to be on this bike.

As seen at the Wal-Mart mass market retail on the
Schwinn bicycles being sold, is a ABA-Dew Coupon.



A Free Race Coupon - Bring this coupon to your local track
and get a FREE RACE ENTRY and a free 30-day trial membership.
(photo) - http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/schwinn-aba-add.jpg
Schwinn and ABA BMX - American Bicycle Association.

And on the other side of the coupon is -
Schwinn is a proud sponsor of the Dew Action Sports Tour.
(photo) - http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/schwinn-dew-add.jpg

A Schwinn BMX coupon add on a style Schwinn muscle bike, - Hmmmm!
So why did the Schwinn Manta Ray Bike have this cool looking coupon on it?
Who knows why? - It realy does not fit with the style of this Manta Ray Bike.
But we all will be guessing for a long time on as to why this coupon add came
the Schwinn Manta Ray Bike.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/sting-ray-info.html
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn 2006 Predator Pro BMX Bike - Review



The Schwinn 2006 Predator Pro BMX Bike,
Cr-Mo seat tube – stronger Pro sized frame to handle a larger rider.
Alloy pedals – light and strong for longer life. Cr-Mo 175mm cranks made
to take a beating. 20.6” Top Tube Length - Color Buffed Silver Metallic

The Frame -
New Sting inspired Predator Pro w/ Cr-Mo ST, Epicenter SS, kickstand plate.

The Fork -
Hi-Ten Unicrown 31.8 blades, w/ Cr-mo 1 1/8" steer tube, Schwinn dropouts.

The Crankset/Chainwheel/Bottom Bracket/Freewheel/Chain -
Cr-Mo forged 175mm 1 pc w/ black PC finish, w/ CW stamped shape chainwheel 44T
with a Bottom Bracket of One Piece 24 tpi and a ACS MAINDRIVE, 1/2 X 1/8 X 16T,
Chrome finish Freewheel with a KMC 410 1/2 X 1/8 silver / black Chain.

The Pedals are Die cast alloy w/ Boron spindle, fixed pins.

Front and Rear Hubs are Alloy Parallax 36H with Jalco ST-32, black anodized
36H Rims and 14G steel w/ Black finish Spokes with CP Brass Nipples.

The Headset is a VP w /alloy cap and 5mm spacer & stainless bolt with
a LeadTec 4-bolt top load cap alloy 1 1/8 threadless 50mm reach Stem,
with Handlebars that are 690 x 150 x 200 ED black steel that has a set
of Schwinn Stinger Grip Kraton Grips on it.

It also has a Tektro 924AL linear pull w/ 55mm DIN pads for a
Rear Brake with a Tektro 311A alloy w/ forged lever Brake Lever.

The Seat Post is 25.4 x 300 steel ED Black with a LeadTec alloy w/o
logo Seat Clamp, The Saddle is Black w/ Schwinn logo, black steel rail.

By the looks of this bmx bike, Its a nice looking rig.................
Lighter and stronger than ever, The Schwinn 2006 Predator Pro BMX Bike
is built to take punishment on dirt and give punishment to the other bikes on
the bmx race track in 2006 - Because 2nd place is just a polite term for Loser.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Mongoose 2006 Tim Fuzzy Hall BMX Bike - Sneek Peek Review



A sneek peek of the - 2006 Mongoose Tim Fuzzy Hall BMX Bike.

The Frame, A Tim ""Fuzzy"" Hall Design by Mongoose Bicycles
Dirtjump BMX 20" Wheel Bike, The Color = Mocha, About $400.00

Full Cromo Forks Full Cromo Chainset FSA X-Drive Cromo Tubular,
175mm 30T Alloy FSA chainring Bottom Bracket Spanish Integrated
Sealed Bearing 48 spline Chain KMC Z-510HX Freewheel Odyssey 11t

Cassette One Piece Driver Headset 1-1/8"" Integrated
Ahead Stem Mongoose front load, ultralight 50mm Ext.

Handlebars Mongoose Team Cromo 2pc Front Brake Sidepull Rear Brake
Tektro FX15 Alloy U-brake Brake Levers SNAFU C-Lever, hinged Rims
SUN Rhyno Lite XL Black 36H front, CP 36H rear Front Hub 36H Alloy,
3/8"" Cromo axle Sealed bearing Rear Hub 36H Odyssey Hazard Cassette,

14mm Cromo axle, Sealed bearing Spokes UCP Steel Tyres SNAFU Dirt Box (F)
2.125 , SNAFU Knob Job (R) 1.95 Saddle Mongoose Team Jumper, embossed
with enforced rails Seatpost 25.4 straight Alloy, with Micro Adjust Pedals
SNAFU Concave Grips SNAFU Poly Grip.

Alot more cool bikes to see from Mongoose in year 2006. Soon!


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Schwinn Skateboards - A Cool Look

Learn to skateboard on a Schwinn skateboard?
Schwinn skateboards for the Schwinn Collector's?
So, you pick - Check them out, they do look cool..

Schwinn/Pacific Cycle -- year 2005-2006


Learn to skateboard on Schwinn's 101 model.
The Schwinn Skateboard 101 - Features:
9 ply Maple 31" x 8" Deck & 5A Aluminum/Polished Trucks
PVC 50 x 36 mm Wheels & 608Z Bearings & Heat Transfer Graphics.


Sharpen your boarding skills on Schwinn's 102 model.
The Schwinn Skateboard 102 - Features:
9 Ply Maple 31" x 8" Deck & 5" Heavy Duty/Polished Trucks
PVC 50 x 36 mm Wheels & ABEC 3 Bearings & Heat Transfer Graphics


Board like a pro on Schwinn's 103 model.
The Schwinn Skateboard 103 - Features:
9 Ply Maple 31" x 8" Deck & 5" Heavy Duty/Stone Blasted Trucks
Polyurethane 50 x 36 mm Wheels & ABEC 5 Bearings & Heat Transfer Graphics

The Schwinn Skateboards will run you about $40.00 and
are available at most Schwinn mass retail store locations.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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The Bike Called SHIFT - A Look Review



This Above illustration Photo shows the 16-inch-wheel bicycle,
designed by Scott S. Shim assistant professor of visual and
performing arts at Purdue University.

The new bicycle design created at Purdue University could erase the
need for parents to hold on to the back of a two-wheel bicycle as their
child learns how to ride.

The bike, called SHIFT, was created by Shim and two students. Their
design topped 853 entrants from 56 countries to win the $15,000 first
prize in the 9th International Bicycle Design Competition in Taiwan.

***** A New Design Could Transform 1st Bike Ride *****

Who can forget the thrill - and terror - of that first solo
bicycle ride: Mom or Dad letting go, the magic of two-wheeled
freedom and, inevitably, toppling over in a knee-scraping crash?

Three Purdue University industrial designers who tapped into
memories of their own childhood cycling misadventures have built
a bike that ditches the training wheels but keeps rookies stable.

Called SHIFT, it slowly transforms from a tricycle to bicycle configuration as
the rider pedals faster, then returns to trike formation as the rider slows down.

Lead designer Scott Shim hopes the design, which won top honors
recently at an international bicycle design competition, can help
children slowly gain the skill and courage to pedal off on their own.

The design features a single front wheel and two slim rear wheels that are
initially splayed outward to stabilize and prevent the rider from toppling over.
As the rider accelerates and leans forward, the rear wheels shift inward,
narrowing into a single wheel surface that essentially makes it a two-wheel venture.

As the bike slows, the rear wheels tilt back to the tricycle formation.

Shim, an assistant professor of industrial design, said he and his two
collaborators came up with the idea while brainstorming a concept to enter
in the 9th International Bicycle Design Competition in Taipei, Taiwan.

He and recent Purdue design graduates Matthew Grossman and Ryan
Lightbody traded childhood memories of looking back frantically at their
father or mother after they sent them on their way on initial solo rides.

"That was the common thing - looking back to see if your dad
is holding your seat, and having that fear of crashing or falling
all the time while you're riding," said Shim, an assistant professor
of industrial design whose 4-year-old son is at the tricycle stage.

"So we thought if we could make a tricycle kind of bicycle, it would get
that burden off the child's shoulders so he or she could focus on trying
to learn to ride."

The key to their bike, which resembles a trike with crooked wheels while
at rest, is a belt with a spring mechanism that pulls the rear wheels inward.

Their design was among 24 of 853 initial entries chosen for the competition's
final round, in which teams had three months to build a quarter-scale model
of their bike.

Judges were so impressed with the Purdue team's design they awarded
it he $15,000 top prize and had a full-scale prototype built for display.

Shim and his collaborators are now working to get their design patented
and find an investor to manufacture the bike. Three companies - two from
Korea and one from Taiwan - are interested, Shim said.

He said he has already received more than 100 e-mails
from consumers asking when the bike might hit the market.

Ryan Atkinson, brand manager at Waterloo, Wis.-based Trek Bicycle Corp.,
said the design, which has won the praise of the Industrial Design Society
of America, would have wide appeal to able-bodied children and children
and adults with special needs.

"They've really touched on something unique
in the way the bike stabilizes itself," he said.

Jerry Clements, a family physician from New York City, contacted Shim
in hopes he could buy a version of the bike for his two 6-year-old daughters,
now in the training-wheel stage. He said it's been frustrating helping his
girls learn to ride.

"You can get a kid up on two wheels and as long as they're moving and they're
looking where they're going, they're going to do OK. But once they slow down and
stop, they fall over, get scared and get off. Then you have to start all over again."

ACC - 03/28/2006 - Shift Prototype Bike Named Top Inventions 2006

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Odyssey`s Elementary Stem Review



Cerritos, Ca --
Odyssey`s Elementary is a BMX stem that
would look at home atop a high-end road bike.

Two years in development, the single-bolt design
snugs up the bar and steerer with one bolt adjustment.

"The unique U-frame shape is made from 2014 aluminum and has
far less material than most traditional alumminum-block stems,"
said Nuno Oliveira of Odyssey`s sales department.

"Combine that with the fact that one bolt is doing the job
of six, and you end up with an eigh-ounce Elementary stem."

Given the stem`s clamping power, Odyssey does
not recommend usage with carbon fiber steerers.

The company has patents pending on the system of wedges
it uses to simultaneously clamp the bar and fork.

Stems are available with a 50-millimerter extension,
with or without Gyro tabs, for $59.99
----------------------------------------
Elementary Stem-Two years of prototyping, revision and continuous
ride testing. The result is a design with superior clamping power
at half the weight of an ordinary stem.

One bolt simultaneously expands four wedge components
to clamp the handlebar and fork steerer tube in place.

Available with or without Gyro tabs. Black anodized aluminum finish.
50 mm reach. 8 ounces / 230 grams. U.S. and foreign utility patents pending.

For more information on Odyssey`s Elementary stem
See - http://www.odysseybmx.com - Elementary Stem

In The News - Odyssey BMX Elementary Stem Wins Design Competition

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Schwinn Ergo Comfort Grips Review



Gene`s BMX News --
Schwinn`s Ergo Comfort Grips Features: A dual density design
and its a No-slip grip, it does fit most handlebars. The grips have
been found to work well on BMX, MTB, and some Chopper bikes.

They are a soft rubber with hard rubber ends, on both ends,
This grip have a hard end rubber plug wich extends the life of the grip
and it helps prevent injuries to a rider caused by open bar ends.

This all makes for a tuff grip that does last for a good time on a bike.
The design and style of this grip makes for a comfortable bike ride.
The Ergo Comfort Grips gets a thumbs up becouse they seem to last.

The Ergo Comfort Grips are manufactured and distributed by PTI Sports
and the grips have the Schwinn Quality Seal logo and star on them.

The Schwinn Ergo Comfort Grips are available at most Wal-Mart stores
for about $6.00 and a few other mass retail store locations as well.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn`s 2005-2006 Sting Pro BMX Frame Story and Review



Please See: Schwinn`s 2005-2006 Sting Pro BMX Frame Story and Review Page

( http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn-05-06-sting.html )

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Schwinn`s 2005 Sting-Ray Foot Scooter Review-Report



Gene`s BMX News --
Well - deck them halls with a bit of holiday spice - lalala,
But - I bet you would like to ride them halls on this new
Schwinn Sting Ray Scooter? Its cool looking.......

I took a trip to my area Target store this week and bought
one of them Schwinn Sting-Ray Scooters red/black for $99.99

Its not a bad price - that is, if your in to the scooter fad or
just a flat out Schwinn nut like my self that has to have any
thing that has the Schwinn name on it.

This new Schwinn Sting-Ray Scooter does look cool
and does ride smooth for a scooter. It also looks good
side by side with my Schwinn Sting-Ray 20' Street Series bike.
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/Sting-Ray-Scooter-Bike.jpg

The Schwinn Sting-Ray Foot Scooter has a double barrel"
frame with dual exhaust tips and a curvy steering tube.

With exclusive Sting-Ray 12" x 3" "Big Boa" drag slick rear tire,
and a 14" x 2" front tire, each mounted on alloy rims, Front and rear
custom steel fenders ( Red ) with integrated rear reflector mount and
rolled edges Extra wide deck with traction grip. - the deck is plastic?

Here are some photos --
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/Scooter00.jpg
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/Scooter01.jpg
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/Scooter02.jpg

A Sure-stop hand brake with a alloy color matched brake lever.
You can also push down on the back fender to drag stop on
the back wheel, as this is also used as a brake to stop the scooter.
The back fender does have a skid plate built in the inter part of the
fender, making it a bit strong to do so.....

Somewheres, someone was asking about the brakes on this scooter.
So here are a few photo shots of just the brake area on the scooter.
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/ScooterBrake01.jpg
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/ScooterBrake02.jpg
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/ScooterBrake03.jpg

It also has a durable and cool Sting-Ray "Dualie" kick stand,
and Signature Sting-Ray "lucky dice" valve caps..............

I have to give Schwinn a Thumbs Up! on this new Sting-Ray Foot
Scooter - it makes "the rebirth of cool " now even more cool. :)

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/sting-ray-info.html
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn`s Spoiler Chopper Bike Vs. Redline`s RainCity Chopper


Schwinn`s Sting-Ray Spoiler

Gene`s BMX News --
Two well known names in the bicycling industry -
Schwinn and Redline. They both have high end
chopper bikes. But what one is the best chopper
bike that you would want to ride and show off on?

Both of the bikes are sold at IBD shops at a some what of a high price.
Both of the bikes look way cool, But what one will make it or brake it
in the bicycle industry? Is it just a fad? Only time will tell.........

With everyone cashing in on Schwinn`s New Spoiler Sting-Ray bike,
Less do some shopping here and take a look at Redlines`s New
RainCity Chopper bike and see how the two bikes look side by side.

The Schwinn Spoiler Sting-Ray Bike go`s for $599.99msrp at IBD`s.
It is sorta hard to get your hands on one right now, but they are starting
to show up at bikes shops around the US, as people are getting them.

Dripping with chrome and bad to the bone, the new Sting-Ray Spoiler is
the baddest ride on the road. Aluminum frame. 4-Legged Freak suspension
fork. Dual disc brakes. Big Boa 4.25" rear tire. Custom embroidered saddle.
Unmatched value. Unparalled specs. Unbelievably cool and available only
through your local Schwinn bike shop. The competition just became irrelevant.

The Redline RainCity Chopper Bike go`s for $999.99msrp at IBD`s
Word is, there is no word on anyone riding around on this new bike?
The Question is, Does anyone have one of the new Redline choppers?
I guess this new bike is still a Redline project bike? Who knows?


Photos - Redline`s Rain City Bicycle Chopper


Redline`s Rain City Chopper:
Aluminum for the frame, and picked a belt-drive system instead
of a regular chain. Using scraps from out back of the garage,
we shaped some sweet tubbed dropouts, while Fat Frank shaped
the alloy tank. We went back 'n forth on whether to add springer
forks or stick with the rigid's, but finally opted on the chromo
one-piece bar/fork combo as the cleanest choice. This babe Linda,
who hangs out at the shop on Thursdays, did the stitching on the
saddle. the red sword striping added the final touch. Overall,
we're pretty friggin' pleased with the finished project.
So much so, that we will likely allow Redline to license
our name and put these bad ass bicycle choppers in production.

Rain City Choppers is from Burien, WA. and they have joined up
with Redlines Bicycles in Kent, WA. making a wild design of a new
Chopper Bicycle, This bad boy chopper is an aluminum bicycle frame
with some sweet tubbed dropouts, while Fat Frank shaped alloy tank
and a belt-drive system instead of a regular chain. This is one sweet
bad boy bicycle chopper by Redline and Rain City.

A small brake down -
Both are chopper bikes. - Both are sold at IBD shops.

Schwinn`s bike is of a lower price and looks cool.
Schwinn`s bike is out there being road around at this time

Redline`s bike is of a higher price and looks cool.
Redline`s bike has not been seen riding around at this time.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/sting-ray-info.html
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Moses Lake BMX Track 2004 Report & Review



Moses Lake, Washington ( Gene`s BMX News ) --
Gene`s BMX took a small trip over to Moses Lake on Friday the
15th of October 2004, The Gene`s BMX Official Words for this track,
The BMX track, it has to be one of the best bmx tracks that has ever
been built in the Central Washington area.

The track is big and long. Its a bmx riders dream of a track,
The reality of this bmx track, It almost looks like what we have
all seen at the Great Northwest Nationals in Pasco Wa. for the
last few years but with a out door twist to it. The track layout is
of a letter ( M ) style but going backwards. This bmx track was
well thought out, and well made.

The track does need a startting gate, then it would be ready to rock n roll.
The area youth love it, at least the few of them that was at the track that I
saw where having a blast ridding there bikes around on the new track.

A photo has a millon words and a photo can talk for its self.
People asked for more photos of the Moses Lake BMX Track,
so - Click on a Photo-URL to open a Directory of Photos,


Moses Lake BMX Track 10-15-2004

A ride around the Moses Lake BMX Track from start to finnish.
And some random photo shots and some shots of some bmx riders.

Want more information about the Moses Lake BMX Track?
Visit Page - ( http://www.genesbmx.com/moseslake-bmx.html )

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Schwinn`s 2004 Sting-Ray Street Series Chopper Review



Gene`s BMX News --
The Sting-Ray is an American icon – a legendary bicycle
The 2004 Schwinn Sting-Ray Is The Rebirth Of Cool......

The new Schwinn Sting-Ray is all about the ride.
Built with customized parts, like the Big Boa Tire
and signature V-back Handlebars --

Schwinn Sting-Rays are endorsed by
OCC - Orange County Choppers.

Schwinn`s 2004 Sting-Ray Street Series features:
Custom-stretched chopper frame with gas tank gusset
Measurement in inches: 36.0 x 75.0 x 26.0 - weight 45.0

The "Big Boa" rear drag tire is 20" tall by 4.25" wide.
20" x 4" super wide V line rear slick tire 24" x 2" narrow
front tire mounted on extruded alloy rims.

Adjustable cruising saddle with built-in sissy bar, riveted
upholstery and Schwinn embossed logo. Dual crown Sting-Ray
twin barrel chrome forks with color matching paint. Chrome
steel chain guard and heavy duty double leg kickstand.

Clear-coated Schwinn flame decals with machined aluminum
head badge. Alloy linear pull brake with alloy lever 3-piece
custom Sting-Ray cranks with iron cross pedals. The Sting-Ray
Street Series Chopper bike roughly weighs 45 pounds.

* Photos of the 2004 Schwinn Sting-Ray Bike.

This bike is not bad at all, for a bike being sold in the mass market
like chain stores Wal-Mart - Target - ToysRus - and more. Its roughly
$180.00 The Sting-Ray bikes rolled into mass stores in mid-April 2004.
The manufacturer of this bike is Schwinn/Pacific Cycle-Dorel Industries.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn/sting-ray-info.html
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn`s Z-Force 20" BMX Bike 02-05 Review



Gene`s BMX News --
Less take a look at Schwinn`s Z-Force 20" BMX Bike.

The Schwinn Z-Force 20" BMX Bike was imported in to
the mass market back in the fall of 2002 and landed in
stores in the spring of 2003 across the USA. Its one of
the first bmx bikes by Schwinn that has landed in to the
mass market chain stores. This bike is out there being
sold and ridden by a lot of to-days bmx bicycling youth.

Its a Schwinn-design frame, this bike is strong enough to take the
toughest bmx trick riding for an age range of recommend 8 to 12
years old or for a bmx rider that is just startting out in bmx riding.

It features an SST ORYG rotor and 4 Schwinn axle pegs,
which make doing bmx tricks a breeze. The alloy platform
pedals are light and provide a large contact area.

Also has - High-tensity fork will take harsh riding with ease.
Alloy platform pedals give a large contact area for trick riding.
and Alex-brand, 48-hole, alloy rims are light and strong.

Schwinn`s Z-Force 2002-2003 BMX Bike *PHOTOS -

( Click A Photo To View More and Full Size Photos )

The 2005 Schwinn Z-Force BMX bike.
Something NEW! in 2005 that has been spotted at Walmart.
Schwinn`s Z-Force 20" BMX Bike has an "Aluminum" Frame!!!

*PHOTOS of Schwinn`s NEW 2005 Z-Force 20" BMX Bike

( Click A Photo To View Full Size )

Schwinn`s Z-Force BMX Bike is sold in the mass market
chain stores for a price of $111.23 at Wal Mart stores.

You can check out www.walmart.com web site
and ( Walmart`s Schwinn Z-Force BMX Bike Page )

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn`s TJ Lavin BMX Bike Review


Gene`s BMX News --
Less take a look at Schwinn`s TJ Lavin BMX Bike.

Its a Schwinn-design frame, this bike is strong enough
to take the toughest bmx trick riding for an age range
of recommend 8 to 12 years old or for a bmx rider
that is just startting out in bmx riding. Its made by
Pacific Cycle and is sold at mass market chain stores.

Schwinn`s TJ Lavin BMX Bike *PHOTO

The 20" Schwinn " TJ Lavin Bicycle features
a Handcrafted Hi-Ten Boy' s Schwinn Supermatic DJ Frame,

Handcrafted Hi-Ten Freestyle Fork
and Promax Alloy U-Brake and Promax Alloy Caliper Brake

It Also includes Over-Sized OPC Crank Arm with Alloy "
" Dirt Star" " Chain Ring Alloy " " Dirt Star Team" " Chain wheel,

And with ZAC PLUS 48h Alloy Rims Jet Black

The Frame and Fork has a Limited Lifetime Warranty
and 1-Year Warranty on Components.

Schwinn`s TJ Lavin BMX Bike is sold in the mass market
chain stores for a price of $139.99 at ToysRus stores.

You can check out www.Toysrus.com web site.

Related Information:
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html

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Schwinn`s 2005-2006 Sting Pro BMX Frame Story and Review.
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Schwinn 95 XS ENF - A Radical BMX Frame Made Out Of Pasta.
http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn-aluminum-lasagna-enf.html

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