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More than 40 years ago, a young racer by the name of Jim O’Neal from Southern California had an addiction to riding and racing motorcycles that simply couldn’t be stopped. That passion for racing led Jim to compete against the Nations greatest in race events across the country. It was soon apparent that there was a need for creating parts, apparel and accessories that would stand up to the punishment being delivered by a new breed of young racers across the globe.
O’NEAL, the brand was born.
Our company’s desire for developing, creating and producing the world’s finest products is stronger than ever. To this day, Jim O’Neal is still racing and torture testing O’NEAL product along with some of the world’s finest racers. The goal is to make sure that EVERY O’NEAL product produced offers the absolute best in comfort, quality and protection every time you ride. Security, Quality and Protection you can trust for nearly 40 years of racing.
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We enjoy riding and develop the necessary footwear and apparel and to develop, manufacture and distribute apparel, footwear and accessories for motorsport and cycle riding, for every level of riding skills: from beginner to champion. To help riders achieve and go beyond their limits in sports, thus better defining who they are as persons and enrich their lives and well being through the activity of those sports.
Nitro Circus is a television show centered around the world’s greatest freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana and his crew of top action sport athlete buddies.There is a special chemistry with this group. Whether they are trying to double back‐flip a motorcycle, jump out of a plane without a parachute, or flip a Big Wheelover a 70‐foot gap, these guys are going hard 24/7 and there is no downtime—it’s
just fast and faster.
The show follows Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew as they travel around the world setting up outrageous stunts and pushing the human body to the limit, constantlylooking to innovate the world of action sports. Travis’ compound in Annapolis houses a full motocross course, foampits and a homemade waterslide carved into a hill creating a self contained extreme sports circus.
Whether they are base jumping, sky diving, riding, driving or relaxing, this groupof adrenaline‐fueled friends always take the action "to eleven" with the hammer down.
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Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports. Providing you with 360 degrees of action sports competition, entertainment, and lifestyle.
Dew Tour? That’s us. Motocross your thing? We’ve got you covered. King of Wake? You guessed it-that's us too. For all things action sports, check us out.
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The history of SHOEI begins in Tokyo in 1959. Since that time, SHOEI has constantly strived to tackle the challenge of being the worldwide leader in terms of safety, function, and innovation in the motorcycle helmet market. The introduction of leading edge technologies, as well as the constant improvements made in helmet safety, have shuttled SHOEI to premier status as a premium helmet manufacturer, and it enjoys extremely high regard among motorcycle riders around the world.
Founded in 1986, Jet Pilot continues it's leading tradition producing the most progressive, innovative, technically advanced, rider-inspired products for the Action Sports industry.
Makers of wetsuits, lifevests, race gear, clothing and apparel for wakeboarding, waterskiing, surfing, pwc and motocross.
Parts Unlimited is one of the world's largest aftermarket parts and accessories distributor in the powersports industry. It is owned by LeMans Corporation, headquartered in Janesville, WI. Serving over 10,000 dealers Worldwide.
GoPro is a Northern California-based team of inventors and athletes dedicated to making it easy to use a camera during your favorite sports.
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The United States enters a new era in many aspects, especially the way companies look at the economy as it relates to their industry and individuals like yourself when considering how to spend your hard earned money. Factory Connection has been preparing for 2010 and beyond for over 20 years since its inception in 1988. Our Mission: to provide quality workmanship and the best suspension performance, products and customer/technical support resulting in The Best Suspension. PERIOD.
Factory Connection realizes there are many choices when choosing a suspension company. You should consider a number of variables when choosing the correct company for your suspension needs. This is why we focus on several key initiatives that will result in 1 common goal for you and us...The Best Suspension. PERIOD.
Experience/Testing – Factory Connection is a team of over 30 employees with over 150 years of suspension industry experience. Each individual’s creativity, knowledge and ideas are utilized to create the best working personalized suspension settings for each customer. The primary difference with Factory Connection suspension is… we look at the entire system design of the Forks, Shock and chassis in order to enhance qualities and eliminate original weaknesses.
Every setting is created off of countless hours of testing that encompasses input and effort from at least 5 of our technical team leaders. Most companies have 1, maybe 2 technicians creating settings. Factory Connection has 5 professionals with local, national, Canadian and world championships to their credit. The result is a suspension component that has been modified to provide you with the most consistent, controlled, predictable and confidence inspiring performance available in the marketplace.
Innovation/Re-design – The Research and Development department continued to pursue not only new and innovative ideas, but also to re-design and improve the performance products we offer. Factory Connection Fork and Shock springs continue to lead the industry in quality, consistency, fitment and performance.
Our R&D engineer and manufacturing managers have developed two new series of springs (ALS series Shock spring for 09 CRF450R & 09 KXF450, LLS series Fork springs for 09 CRF450) and re-designed virtually every model spring we make. Some of our Shock springs are now up to 13% lighter (290 grams) and we have durability tested up to 500,000 cycles when the OEM standard is 200,000 cycles.
Our Fork springs are designed specifically for your fork type and do NOT require any spacers like many of our competitor’s springs. Factory Connection designs our springs to meet high standards and they must pass 2 Quality Assurance inspections before we approve any production run.
Another excellent example is the KTM/WP Reservoir Bladder kit. We innovated this product in 2000. In 2003 we changed the original 52mm model and designed it to work on the 2003 KTM’s. For 2009 we have re-designed to offer more volume which provides smoother action, cooler shock temperatures and less shock fade.
Customer Service – Our customers past, present and future are our #1 priority. Factory Connection’s mission is not only to meet, but to exceed your expectations. As each of us reflect back on the previous years, we are amazed at how many of our customers have also become our friends. The Factory Connection team culture is to treat you not just as a customer, but more importantly as an off-road motorcycling friend.
Turn Around Time – The majority of the year our suspension service turn around time is 1-2 business days. We enjoy riding and racing as much as you do. This is the reason we employ the most experienced technicians and customer service professionals in the industry. For those critical situations we offer expedited service. Call us to schedule guaranteed same day suspension service at no extra charge.
Thank you for considering and choosing us as your suspension company.
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Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is the top selling antifreeze and coolant in the motorcycle and powersports industry in the USA. Engine Ice is proven to reduce operating temperatures, maintain more stable temperatures and allow engines to maintain maximum horsepower for a longer period of time. Racers using Engine Ice have won championships worldwide, on-road and off-road, two wheels and four wheels. Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is non-toxic and biodegradable, it also meets or exceeds all manufacturing standards. Get what you want and need, Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant.
For three decades, Fox Head, Inc. has been a global leader in the Action Sports industry producing dynamic designs. The Fox Head logo is recognized as a brand synonymous with quality and innovation, while remaining true to MX.
Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading sports brands in the world. The holder of over 600 patents, Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with inventions and wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market. Oakley is famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as High Definition Optics® (HDO®) which it incorporates into all of its sun and prescription eyewear as well as goggles. Oakley has extended its leadership position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into their apparel, footwear and accessories collections. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley has both Men’s and Women’s product lines which target the Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX). Additional information is available at www.oakley.com
Oakley invents each new product with a design philosophy called sculptural physics: the discipline of solving problems with science and wrapping those solutions in art. Supported by an infrastructure that includes the latest tools of technology, Oakley engineers and artisans continue to expand the company’s array of product categories.
As the undisputed leader in performance eyewear, Oakley continues to advance sport technology and redefine the lifestyle market with patented optical innovations. Numerous patents have been awarded to the inventions behind the company’s High Definition Optics® (HDO®). HDO® virtually eliminates the problems of ordinary lenses, including distortion that bends light (so objects aren’t really where they appear to be) and optical flaws that magnify images in the manner of prescription lenses made for somebody else.
Eyewear is our passion. Some may say we’re obsessed and that’s okay. Since 1978, Oakley has led the way in maximizing lens style and technical performance. Right now, it’s only getting better for you. Oakley polarized lenses are engineered with a liquid infusion process that bonds the polarizing filter at the molecular level, eliminating the haze and distortion found in conventional technologies. Below are seven exclusive Oakley technologies that put our polarized lenses at the top of the game. We make the difference, and you reap the benefits when you strap a pair of Oakleys on your head.
Oakley offers a comprehensive line of ophthalmic-specific frames and corrective sun lenses that are recognized as some of the best prescription optics available. Full service labs in the U.S., Europe and Asia bring the world's best optics technologies to local markets. The company’s prescription lenses are offered in a full spectrum of colors, polarization options and performance coatings. Technologies include metal frames with shape memory; Color Inherence for lenses that never fade; OAKLEY ACTIVATED BY TRANSITIONS™ lenses that darken and lighten automatically; the world’s first true interchangeable prescription lens; and the Oakley Rx system that maps light rays in a 3D grid to achieve precise coordination between the eye and the entire lens surface.
Sports categories that rely on Oakley goggle technology include motocross, snowboarding, skiing, BMX and mountain biking. Launched in 2006, OAKLEY STOCKHOLM™ was created specifically to offer women the ultimate in goggle performance technology. The company’s 3D cranial geometry ensures a precise fit, and innovations such as ram-air surge ports provide fog-cutting airflow that is augmented with F3 anti-fog coating. Optically correct Oakley goggle lenses are engineered to maximize peripheral and downward vision while optimizing impact protection. In addition, a legacy of decades in motocross has resulted in the most optically advanced tear-off system in the industry.
Oakley recognized that the future of fashion includes technology. The revelation that an audio system should be close to the ears, not tethered from the hip, led to the invention of Oakley THUMP – the world’s first digital music eyewear. The design eliminated wires by seamlessly integrating a music player and earphones with a performance sunglass frame. Two more eyewear inventions, RAZRWIRE™ and O ROKR™ let users enjoy stereo music and wireless cell phone connectivity via next-generation Bluetooth® technology. Featuring the unsurpassed clarity of HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS®, these products let the wearer stay connected to calls and music while hiking, biking and doing virtually any activity where cords and wires would get in the way.
Engineered to optimize performance and comfort for professional athletes, Oakley apparel designs are coveted also by the lifestyle market. The company utilizes membrane technologies that maintain waterproof yet breathable barriers. Temperature is controlled with reversible heat storage, a science developed for astronauts. Rejecting the flat cutouts of conventional garment design, Oakley uses CAD/CAM digital sculpturing to achieve the comfort and fit of contours that accent the female form. Additional technologies range from the temperature control of inflatable insulation systems to the impact protection of Bio Foam panels.
In addition to a full line of sandals and premium golf shoes, Oakley offers footwear for snow, hiking, motor sport racing and military applications. The company’s NET SHAPE™ TECHNOLOGY utilizes CAD/CAM engineering to integrate all shoe components for superior durability, fit and comfort throughout the full range of motion. Additionally, Oakley invented RED CODE™, a mid-sole system that calibrates performance for each sport by absorbing ground forces at progressive rates to optimize stability, dynamic shock attenuation and energy return.
Oakley offers a full line of accessories designed for efficiency, comfort, convenience and style. The company’s backpacks and bags are engineered with ergonomics, reinforced against punishing abuse and enhanced with premium utility features. Products are optimized for specific uses, such as the company’s surf pack that features a removable wet/dry compartment and changing mat. Oakley’s unique sculptural design produces never-before-seen aesthetics in accessories that range from wallets and belts to surfboard bags, purses and eyewear cases.
Oakley entered the wristwatch market years ago with an invention called the O ENGINE™, an innovation that allows an INERTIAL GENERATOR® to convert motion into electricity. Today, the company produces a full array of timekeeping instruments including OAKLEY MINUTE MACHINE™, a Swiss-made chronograph with 13-jewel movement and the ability to measure cumulative time, intermediate time and split time. Known for exquisite dimensional sculptures of lightweight titanium and surgical grade stainless steel, Oakley’s quartz/analog line blends definitive styling with the precision of Swiss movement. Innovations like the company’s GMT wristwatch offer premium features such as the ability to set local time anywhere on earth by adjusting a World City hand.
Buchanan, Michigan’s RedBud is the centerpiece of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Located just above the Michigan-Indiana state line, RedBud is among the most highly regarded motocross tracks in the world, and July Fourth weekend there is one of the region’s biggest events in general. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southwestern Michigan – a state with an affinity for off-road recreational vehicle use – RedBud has bragging rights to claim the largest attendance of any U.S. motocross race, year after year. With just the right soil mix, plenty of room for passing, and the biggest jump on the circuit - the infamous LaRocco’s Leap, named after local legend Mike LaRocco - RedBud is the top motocross destination in a region that loves its motorsports. And the loyal Michigan fans’ chants of “Red Buuuuud!!!” are well-known throughout the motocross world.
One winter nearly forty years ago, Valparaiso, Indiana’s Gene Ritchie took a trip to Buchanan for a snowmobile race. He rode around the property, imagining that a great motocross track could be carved into the hills and fields. When that property came up for sale in 1972, Ritchie pursued his dream of creating a national-caliber motocross track. He and his wife, Nancy, found some willing partners and purchased the property. The Ritchies, the Pattersons, and the Millers built their dream track and began holding races in 1973.
RedBud held its first AMA Motocross National in 1974, and it was won by another local motocross star, Hadley, Michigan’s Mike Hartwig. The facility also hosted Trans-AMA races each fall, often featuring battles between the world’s best rider at the time, Roger DeCoster, and America’s best, Bob “Hurricane” Hannah.
Within a few years, the original partners moved on and the Ritchie family relocated to Michigan to become full-time motocross promoters. Gene opened a bike shop, Red Bud Cycle, selling Bultacos and Maicos near the track entrance. The shop mechanic, a local teenage MX racer, became the centerpiece of the Friday night MX intermission shows; that teen was the late “Wheelie King”, Doug Domokos, who went on to set world records and wow fans around the globe with his wheelie shows and spectacular stunts.
Other stars emerged from the RedBud amateur races, too, most notably the Bomber, Mark Barnett from nearby Bridgeview, Illinois, Michigan’s five-time Women’s National Champ Lisa (Akin) Wagner (now on staff at RedBud!), six-time AMA MX and SX Champ Jeff Stanton and of course, “the Rock”, Mike LaRocco.
Also, since 2005, RedBud has played host to the second round of the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross, a series-within-the-series where a rider can earn a $50,000 bonus if he sweeps all three rounds. Over the years, only Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart have managed to pull it off. For 2009, the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross returns again to RedBud (as well as High Point and Budds Creek) and will be shown live on NBC.
RedBud is also one of four rounds on the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships schedule which will host the FMF Two-Stroke Invitational, which will bring back the sights and sounds (and pre-mix smell) of two-stroke motocross bikes. Check it all out on July Fourth weekend, 2009, at RedBud!
Feature Venue Events
• Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
• Loretta Lynn's AMA Amateur National Regional and Qualifiers
• ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Pro Motocross Championship
• Great Lakes Motocross Amateur Series events
• The Annual Grass Track Fall Classic
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When you take the decision to invest in a KBC helmet, you are buying a unique piece of safety equipment from the Worlds most innovative helmet manufacturer. No other helmet brand looks or feels like a KBC.
KBC have been manufacturing motorcycle helmets for almost 20 years. Our first helmet was a snowmobile helmet manufactured for Arctic
Cat in 1991. In the ensuing years, KBC started manufacturing helmets for private-label firms, including Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki,
Fox, and many others.
KBC has been working on creating our own image and brand name in the helmet world. Today KBC is one of the fastest growing helmet brands in the world with its head office situated in Los Angeles, and in 2002 establishing its European Headquarters in the UK.
Helmets exist for one reason alone - to reduce the amount of impact energy transmitted to the head in the event of an accident. The outer shell of the helmet absorbs the initial impact, dissipating it
through the inner shell which then absorbs a great
deal of energy and inertia, effectively cushioning the brain's deceleration.
KBC are constantly striving to fuse the latest technological developments with distinctive graphics, to deliver unrivaled performance and style. All of our products are precision engineered to deliver outstanding comfort, fit and safety making KBC a high quality helmet and exceptional value for money.
All of KBC's helmets are produced to the highest specifications required for different motorcycle markets, including the stringent American SNELL safety standard, American DOT, Australian QAS, European ECE 2205 and the UK's ACU Gold standard.
Racer X Virtual Trainer is dedicated to making you better, faster and stronger by improving your motocross training program. With access to the industries top riders and trainers we reveal the training programs and techniques used by the best in the industry. Racer X Virtual Trainer presents how-to articles on training and nutrition as well as exclusive features from top trainers like Aldon Baker, Coach Seiji, and Charles Dao. We provide insider access to the training programs of top riders like James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Andrew Short, Timmy Ferry, Josh Grant, Travis Pastrana and more as well as interviews and insider information that only Racer X Virtual Trainer can deliver. Virtual Trainer has assembled an expert panel unparalleled on the internet with access to industry professionals like Dr.'s Steve Augustine and John Bodnar of the Asterisk Mobile Medic Unit, professional trainers, a registered dietician, physical therapist, mental conditioning coach, Dr. Patrick Cohn, and more. We also offer complete training packages in conjunction with CoachSeiji.com as well as free programs and advice to be your one-stop information zone for motocross training. We want to make this website a comprehensive research center for anyone who wants to get in shape and train for motocross. Please take advantage of this site. There is a ton of free stuff and access to some of the best fitness information on on the web. And Fuel supplies pictures of some of the most beautiful girls in motocross in our Inspiration feature. So come on in, pull up a chair and cruise our website as we add new information every Thursday! Brought to you by Racer X Illustrated, Road Racer X, Concept2 Rowing, TRX Training Systems, Man and Machine, TransforMx, Polar Heart Rate Monitors, and Coach Seiji.
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