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Motocross Action is a monthly publication focused on providing motocross-specific information, including bike and product tests, race coverage, technical features, personality stories and events that are both current and nostalgic.
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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.
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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With 142 World and 111 USA titles Renthal is the leading handlebar and chainwheel (sprocket) manufacturer. The reason is simple. We design, develop and manufacture our products in house in our UK facilities. It is this ability to use the world’s best race teams and riders to constantly develop and improve our products that gives us the winning edge over our competitors.
Renthal. We build championships™. Since 1969
Established in 1996, Fly Racing began as a manufacturer of motorcycle handlebars and helmets and has quickly developed into one of the fastest growing off road riding apparel and hard part brands. Fly Racing develops high-quality products for the North American market and is distributed in 40+ countries. Fly Racing products are distributed exclusively in the United States by WPS (Western Power Sports).
At Fly Racing we love to ride. We like to play in dirt, sand, mud and snow. We like the thrill of a close race. We love the feeling of freedom that you can only get from riding in the great outdoors. We like getting up early, loading up the truck and hitting the track. From pro riders to amateurs, from the designers to the sales staff, from the guys in the warehouse to the crew in the big offices, Fly Racing lives and breathes riding. We design all our gear with performance, function and quality in mind, most of all we design with passion.
Ethika is just a straight up familie of people that enjoy life but rep their own individual styles,lives crazy for sure, then add quality product with non-stop fresh steez, best crew in the world...n you've got Ethika
Ethika is a manufacturer of steezy goods. Our plan is to outfit those that live, are living, or want to start living. Nobodies promised tomorrow, so step into some fresh Ethika's and live it now...
Years back a group of close friends went on a journey starting from the rainy hills of Ireland, down to the plains of Africa, and ending back home in the USA. We found ourselves recapping the crazy mission that was filled with fun, good people, risky missions, unpredictable paths, and stories that set the bar for how we wanted to live our lives. One of the tribal chiefs that helped guide us used the word “Ethika” to describe our wolf pack of friends. We soon after trademarked the word, which symbolized our way of life and every mission from that point on. Ethika is about you being you, and going after your dreams…
MB1 was established in 2004 by Former Factory Team Honda Showa Suspension Expert Mike Battista to provide quality suspension service and components to the motorcycle industry.
Suspension is the key to every riders sucess and that is why we are here to help. Having worked in the suspension industry since 1994, Mike started working for various companies and riders then continuing to American Showa R&D and assigned to the Factory Honda motocross team in 1997. Since then Mike has worked with riders such as: Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Mike LaRocco, Ryan Hughes, Nathan Ramsey, Ezra Lusk, Ernesto Fonseca, Steve Lamson, Jeremy McGrath,Nick Wey,Paul Carpenter,Jeff Gibson,Jason Thomas,Ryan Clark, Stefan Everts, Frederic Bolley, Mickael Pichon, Sebastian Tortelli and many others.
Mike has also achieved (4) AMA Supercross and Motocross National Championships with Ricky Carmichael in 2002 and 2003, including a undefeated 24-0 winning streak with RC, a member of the Motocross Des-Nations team and many supercross and motocross AMA victories and podiums with Team Honda since 1997!
There is a difference between MB1 and other suspension companies. Our In-Depth knowledge of testing, production test projects, performance parts and works kits are unmatched in the Industry. We stock everything from performance parts, wear parts, springs to high performance low friction coatings.
Our location in Corona,Ca puts us in the middle of the motocross Industry and some of the best testing tracks around. We have committed to a large number of events for AMA pro racing Supercross, Motocross, and some of the Large Amateur events. This dedication and commitment to these events makes our company the best at what it does. Whether it be technical advice or a revalve question on setup, that is our dedication to you!
MB1 Suspension is not your typical Large employee staff to get the job done correctly. This is what MB1 calls a assembly line process that we do not believe in. You get hands on Valving work done from MB1 and his experience with suspension components. Each revalve is suited to each customer and to the applications need and request.
With this type of dedicated work, you dont get some average guy valving your forks and shocks going off what they learned in their suspension experience.. Most of the times with these big companies, they are kids out in the field trying to come up with valve settings that dont work in the real world... MB1 Has more Professional 250cc 2 stroke & 450cc 4 Stroke AMA SX and MX Championships than any other suspension company in the Industry! We know how to Win Championships!
We also have A 35ft suspension support truck that goes to all the SX and MX races, local races, and Local MX tracks for suspension support for each customer. Please check our website for testing days and call to make a scheduled appointment today..
Hi Quality OEM Parts are used only in your suspension including Oem Fluids.. Safety of the machine is also increased for riders safety for proper parts and tools for dissembly and reassembly.MB1...The Very Best!
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The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest as well as the fastest every weekend; it’s where legends like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto were built.
The newest member of the Alli family of action sports, Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of pure motocross. The 12-rounds series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, begins in California on Memorial Day weekend in May and ends in Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend in September. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in Colorado, Texas, Massachusetts, Washington, New York, Maryland and Michigan. The pro riders meet up on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc bikes, and one for 450cc machines. Also, eight of the rounds feature the rapidly-growing Pro Women’s Motocross Championship, and the final round features Pro ATV Motocross.
Each track presents its own unique blend of jumps, hills, corners and whoops, but all the races run under the same format: two thirty-minute-plus-two lap motos (races) per class, with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner. The competition also tests fitness, as motocross at this speed is arguably the most physically demanding sport in the world.
The AMA Pro Motocross Championship began in 1972. Back then, American riders were still learning the ropes from their European counterparts who invented the sport. They learned soon, though, and ultra-competitive riders like Bob Hannah, Marty Smith, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano, and Kent Howerton pushed the sport to new heights.
By the early-1980s, American stars were leading the way, as the likes of Rick Johnson, Broc Glover, Mark Barnett, Jeff Ward, Johnny O’Mara, and David Bailey met to battle at every round, surpassing the European masters in speed and technique.
Those men paved the way for modern legends like Jeff Stanton and Damon Bradshaw, Jeremy McGrath and Jeff Emig, and of course Ricky Carmichael, who became known as “the GOAT,” which stands for “Greatest Of All-Time,” after his amazing run at the top landed him ten consecutive AMA Pro Motocross Championships.
Motocross fans are a unique breed of action sport consumer – edgy, energetic, enthusiastic, and athletic. Motocross is a lifestyle sport, and for 12 weekends each summer, the best athletes on the planet do battle on the toughest tracks in the land. The real winners are the thousands of fans who get a spot at the fence and cheer for their heroes through every second of the action. 2011 will mark the historic 40th season of American Motocross.
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX riders and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit etnies.com
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KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in “Ready to Race” on and off road motorcycles and ATVs.
Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.
Sunstar Engineering Americas is the home and base of US distribution of the aftermarket line of SUNSTAR SPROCKETS and CHAINS. Sunstar has been manufacturing sprockets for every major motorcycle brand since 1946 and is the LARGEST OEM supplier of sprockets in the world. Sunstar provides performance products with QUALITY, DURABILITY and PRICE in mind.
ROCKSTAR is the world's most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles - from athletes to rock stars.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom.
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
Alpinestars develops world-class technical apparel and footwear for all forms of motorcycling, auto racing and extreme sports.
We also have a huge range of casual clothing through our Lifestyle Collection which, like all Alpinestars gear pays homage to our motorsport heritage and passion for speed and excitement.
Through our association with world champions in almost every category of motorsport, we continue to bring the latest technology and style from the racetrack to the street.
If you have some cool pictures of you in your Alpinestars gear, post them up, add your friends and do what you can to spread the word.
Keep an eye out for links to the latest Alpinestars product information, news scoops and technical features.
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We’ve made suspension for 35 years, so we know how to design and manufacture the best suspension you can buy. We started out as an engineering company and things haven’t changed. We focus on making high performance products without compromise. This philosophy doesn’t always go over well with the bean counters, but our owner is an engineer — and the boss is always right!
We design suspension solutions for the sports of ATV, Mountain Biking, Motocross, Off-road and Snowmobile. We know that passion is what drives you out on the trails and tracks of this world. It is this passion that pushes us to make unequalled suspension.
At FOX Racing Shox, we race what we sell, and we race what we manufacture on our production line. We take product off the assembly line and send it to our world class sponsored athletes, confident that it will perform flawlessly. We know there is no harsher test of a product’s worthiness than to mount it onto a professional athlete’s race machine, so we utilize the world’s best testers — our sponsored athletes — as an integral part of our product development process.
We are a racing based, product driven company and we don’t limit our winning, performance driven attitude to just the race course. It happens everyday at FOX. And really, that’s the reason the products come out the way that they do. Our founder, Bob Fox, said, “It’s a competitive world out there — it’s a Darwinian world. Our goal is to make the best product a customer can buy. That’s where we started; that’s where we are today. We are not going to sit back and say we’re done. We’re never done.”
MXPrints.com is a specialty motocross apparel retailer, with the option of adding your name and number aka “Jersey ID” to the rear of your jersey along with your favorite sponsor logos
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What began as a childhood hobby has grown to become the premier custom helmet paint shop in the world. Troy Lee Designs is the place where "The Worlds Fastest Racers" go when only the best will do.
"I have to thank all the amazing athletes that we have worked with over the years, and welcome the new ones that will become part of our team. From F1 to Indy to NASCAR, Motocross to Enduro to Freestyle, Dirt Track to Road Racing, MTB to BMX and on down the line, we have been fortunate to work with the best in the world. We at TLD appreciate the fact that every day the racers get out there and put it all on the line. They are my motivation to hop out of bed every morning and smile all the way to work!" -- Troy Lee
For 30 years, I have been customizing helmets "For The World's Fastest Racers." Our relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge style, design and quality, has given us the reputation as an innovator in many different racing fields. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a product line from helmet visors and graphics, to casual wear and the all new Speed Equipment Racewear.