|volume 35 no.1 - january 2012
ON THE COVER: Pat Casey, flip-whip in SD.
FREE AGENT LODIS: This bike change the way you think of FA
FIT INMAN ONE: If you only have time to test ride one bike
ON THE SPOT: With Stolens Morgan Long
PRO-SPECTIVE: Getting the most from your riding
PROFILED: Colors, colors, colors
ON THE MOVE: Pedal-fives are hard, even with pro help
TECH TIP: Half-links made easy
INTERBIKE: Cool products, youve probably already seen
RIDER OF THE YEAR VOTING: Cast your vote for a chance to win a top of the line Kink
2012 FREESTYLE BUYERS GUIDE: Hundreds of bikes and frames and which is right for you
WOMEN OF FREESTYLE: Why Ride like a girl is taking on a whole new meaning
MOVING PICTURES: Free locker liners
PRODUCT PROBE: Bern and Bluesix get a taste of the test force
NOSTALGIA: The NBL Grands, Circa 1984
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Dont worry, Pros have no feelings
WARRIORS OF WOOD: Locals trump the pros
NBL GRAND NATIONALS: And just like that, the NBL was gone
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Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, november 2011: Pat Casey makes the cover of the new BMX Plus! magazine. The 17 year old American has had a good year. He got around a lot and was in Europe for the third time last weekend. But that's not it, next weekend Pat will make it to The Netherlands for the rebeljam. Tricks like this flipwhip help him get in the picture and landed him on the front page of BMX Plus! But what else is in the January 2012 mag?
-Vote for your riders of the year and win a Kink bike
-Morgan Long gets put on the spot
-All the 2012 products from Interbike
-The 2012 Freestyle buyer's guide
-WOF. Skinny jeans allowed.
-NBL grands from 1984
-Free Agent Lodus test
-Warriors of Wood event. Where's the crowd?
-2011 NBL Grands
-FIT Inman bike test.
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|volume 35 no.2 - february 2012
ON THE COVER: Sam Willoughby is no stranger to leading the pack. Look for him to be a serious threat to the U.S. in this years Summer Olympic Games.
HARO RACE LITE: Elite performance you can feel
VERDE SPECTRA: All good sessions come to an end
GT SPEED SERIES 26: Big wheels, big fun, big budget
UCI SUPERCROSS FINALS: Americans bring it home
DEW TOUR FINALS: Riders go for broke, and leave broke in Las Vegas
ON THE SPOT: Matt Long, and the short way round
PROSPECTIVE: Top fives
PROFILED: Look out Milwaukee
ON THE MOVE: Flat link basics with Catfish
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Chris Bracamontes Eye
TECH TIP: Cog swapping made easy
POOL PARTY: 149 pools and counting
2012 RACE BIKE BUYERS GUIDE: The fastest pages in ever
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Dani Georges Supercross
RESTORATION NATION: Mike D.s Signature Bully
MOVING PICTURES: Warning: These pages will self-destruct after viewing
TRICK STUFF: Money well spent
PRODUCT PROBE: Grind it and record it
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Funnier then falling down stairs
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Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, december 2011: What makes BMX Plus! stand out is that they're not scared to put BMX racing in their magazine next to all the freestyle stuff. And why would they? The mag has covered BMX racing from the get go and stayed around in a time when things weren't that flashy. Even with BMX Freestyle getting bigger and bigger, they're not afraid to put BMX racing on the cover. With the last round of the UCI BMX SX World Cup coming to their backyard, it was the perfect moment to get the shot. Sam Willoughby is the lucky man to grace the cover. What else is in the Feb 2012 issue? More racing....
-USA SX World Cup final round (Chula Vista)
-HARO's Race Lite test
-GT's Speed series 26" test
-2012 Buyer's guide
-Dew Tour Finals (for the freestyle kids out there)
|volume 35 no.3 - march 2012
ON THE COVER: Little Larry Edgar cranks a 360 turndown at Bathal Bike Park. Photo: Crockett.
Stolen Sinner: Good bikes start at the core
Norco Siege: A bike built to attack it all
ABA Grand Nationals: Who took home the titles at the final ABA Grands?
On The Spot: Fit Bikes Shawn McIntosh
Pro-Spective: Love at first bike
Profiled: Matt Coplon brings it home
On The Move: Nose manuals with Colonys Broc Raiford
Inside The Pros Bikes: Kevin Porters Fly.
Tech Tip: Pegs done right
SE In The Philippines: In search of the lost scene
Inside The Pros Bikes: Joey Bradfords Prophecy
10 Easy Tricks that look really good
Restoration Nation: Mike Dominguezs Bully gets stripped
Progressive bikes and the reclusive test force
On The Move
Canadian footjams with Volumes Jason Enns.
Moving Pictures and there they went
Product Probe: Kali and Primo, feeling the heat
Showcase Funnies: Laugh, you lemmings!
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Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, january 2012: Hahaaaa boom! The new issue of BMX Plus! came in today, with 100 pages of BMX sweetness. Racing, freestyle and everything in between. On the racing side the March issue has a 12-page report about the last ABA Grands race. The ABA is no more and was transfered into USA BMX so a new name for the greatest race of the year will pop up shortly. Neal Wood makes the Nostalgia section in full on AXO gear doing a test for the mag a long time ago. Joey Bradford shows off his carbon Prophecy bike on pages 64-65. Will this be the year for #75? But most pages are filled with Freestyle stuff ranging form Stolen and Norco bike tests, to a Shawn McIntosh interview, Kevin Porter's Fly bike check, and a Canadian footjam how-to with Jason Enns. Matt Coplon's day looks busy, but fun. Read all about it on pages 22-23. Nosewheelies are a hot trick, but how do you do them? Broc Railford explains. The SE crew went to the Philippines and it fills up 14 pages. Hitemwitit! 10 easy tricks get explained but it's more like a photo section. Add the Moving Pictures and you have enough wall paper to cover a part of your room. There's more....but you'll have to get your hands on a copy of Plus! yourself.
|JEREMY PAVIA OFF. CHRIS ARRIAGA ON.
Chris Arriaga, www.facebook.com, february 2012: Quit my job Giant, my last day is next Wednesday. I'll still be Team Manager for Giant, but no more job as Global Product Developer. No more travel to China. My new job will be Assistant Editor at Bmx Plus magazine!!! Stoked.
|volume 35 no.4 - april 2012
ON THE COVER: Eric Holley goes caveman on a gap for the camera of Ben Austin.
SPEED AND INTENSE: 20mm versus 3/8 axles
BUDGET BIKE SHOOTOUT: So much more for $250 or less
ON THE SPOT: Profiles Ricky Mosely
PROSPECTIVE: Trick lists
HOT LINES AND GOOD TIMES: Derek Betcher, uncorked
ON THE MOVE: Truck drivers
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Dave Dillewards GT Cage
BIG KIDS BUYERS GUIDE: BMX for the big and tall
ON THE MOVE: Pedaling over jumps
FACES: Eric Holley, formerly of
TECH TIP: Tuning up for spring
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Marc Willers Speed
RESTORATION NATION: This Bully turns black and blue
NOSTALGIA: Billy Griggs on Redline, 1988
MOVING PICTURES: Thats false advertising, well admit it
PRODUCT PROBE: Vans and Cult take the stand
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Like you could do better, funny man!
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Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com,march 2012: Yes yes y'all! New month, new issue. 100 pages of BMX Plus! just arrived over here in The Netherlands and it's got Eric Holley on the cover with a foot on the ground. But he's about to take off so it's okay. We'll take you through the list of the content of the April issue which kicks off with the Inside Scoop followed by the Mailbag and Ask the BMXperts. All regular sections in the mag that bring you the news and answer your Q's. Ricky Moseley shows off his TotalBMX, DB44 and the wedding crashers, Afro Bob gets a How-To!!! iHUB test, Dillsy's GT Cage gets checked, and there's an 8-page big kid's buyer's guide. In case you didn't know, the BMX PLUS! riders of the year are: Brandon Dosch (Dirt), Jamie Bestwick (Freestyler) and Nic Long (RACE). The coverboy gets a big interview, followed by a tech tip on how to tune your bike. There's a bikecheck on Marc Willers' SPEED machine and the Budget Bike Shootout has bikes from Diamondback, Kink, DK, FA, DK, Amber, HARO and Fiction. Also Mike D's Bully gets a second life in the Restoration Nation article. Followed by a Nostalgia photo, the product guide, Moving pictures, Showcase funnies and the parting shot. How much? 5 bucks.
|volume 35 no.5 - may 2012
ON THE COVER: Marc Willers makes the big move to DK Bicycles as he races towards the Olympics at the season opener in Oldsmar, Florida.Photo: Crockett.
REDLINE COMPLEX: A simple solution to your riding needs
WE THE PEOPLE TRUST: Not for everyone, but right for you
UNITED SU2: What happens when test riders like the bike
ON THE SPOT: With Ben Hucke
PROSPECTIVE: Other then BMX
HOT LINES AND GOOD TIMES: Derek Betcher kicks back
ON THE MOVE: Truck drivers with Daniel Dhers.
TECH TIP: Replacing broken spokes
BRINGING THE TRACK TO YOU: Racers backyard paradise
TITANIUM BUYERS GUDE: Small parts, big weight savings
SHOW BOATERS: Big stuntin from todays top teams
ON THE MOVE: Toboggans with Jared Eberwien
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Barry Nobles new DK
RESTORATION NATION: The Bicycle Source
NOSTALGIA: Thank heaven for weirdos
MOVING PICTURES: Less talk, more rock
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Hilarious, unless we are making fun of you
Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, march 2012: Race cover on BMX Plus! Now that the Olympics are getting closer people want to read about that spectacular Olympic sport called BMX. BMX Plus! never failed to let the racers shine and Marc Willers is stoked on the cover wearing his new BOX gear, riding his new DK bike. Articles in the May issue are about saving weight on your bike by going the Titanium route. Not the cheapest way, but it works. If you want to win a new HARO Frame, BMX Plus! asks you to send out a tweet. Love it or hate it, but BMX stunt teams have entertained many people and got kids stoked on BMX. The new issue has some inside info on the BMX demo teams out there. Bike tests this month are with bikes from United, wethepeople and Redline in the form of the Supreme SU2, the Cream and the Complex. Daniel Dhers teaches you how to drive a truck, and you don't need to be 18 to do so. Do you have a backyard track? Maybe you don't, but some people have. Plus! paid them a visit.
|volume 35 no.6 - june 2012
ON THE COVER: Thirteen year old Antonio Chavez tosses the bars for the camera of Shad Why do you always give me a stupid nick name? Hopkins.
GT CHANNEL: Top of the line versus test force
SUNDAY THIRD WAVE: Technology versus the traditional frame design
USA BMX/UCI GATOR NATIONALS: Americans struggle through the first race of the season
ON THE SPOT: Alex Raban on BMX and pizza pies
PRO-SPECTIVE: Which came first, the trick or the spot?
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: Look out, Florida
ON THE MOVE: Handrails for the first-timer
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Khalen Youngs prototype Haro
TECH TIP: Making those grips stick
GEAR FOR YOUR GEAR: A bag for every purpose and a summer on the road
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Scott Powells unconventional pedal bike
ON THE MOVE: Hop barspins with Daniel Sandoval
CARBON FIBER RACER: A $3,290 project with Olympic aspirations
NOSTALGIA: Marvin Lotterly, Comp IIIs and the 60-Trails
RESTORATION NATION: Stephen Murrays gold-medal Nirve gets a rebuild
MOVING PICTURES: Simon says look!
BMX PLUS! READER SURVEY: Check some boxes and win a DK Kvant
PRODUCT PROBE : MacNeil and Odyssey take a beating
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: We are so funny, we tell jokes that no one gets
|volume 35 no.7 - july 2012
ON THE COVER: Breaking the mold Phoenixs new Talon frame prepares to set a new standard in frame design. Photo: Ker.
2013 SUBROSA ARUM XL: We have seen the future and we like it
PHOENIX TALON FRAME: A unique look and surprising performance
UCI SUPERCROSS ROUND 1: Connor Fields versus 164 of the worlds fastest riders
EXTREME THING: Who beat the wind at this one jump comp?
WEVE GOT ISSUES: This issue in a nutshell
ON THE SPOT: Lee Lewis on chasing the pack and great surf
PRO-SPECTIVE: Destination BMX
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: Who said travel was glamorous?
ON THE MOVE: Moto whips with Kris Fox
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Mike Saavedras brakeless trail rig
TECH TIP: Removing your brakes the proper way
ON THE MOVE: Flairs with Chad Kagy.
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Sean Moores prototype Stolen
RESTORATION NATION: Stephen Murrays gold-medal Nirve.
NOSTALGIA: Gabe Weed picks a winner.
MOVING PICTURES: Pretty pictures for the reading impaired
PRODUCT PROBE : Tree and Cult get hammered
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Laughing makes you uglyat least, thats our excuse
|volume 35 no.8 - august 2012
ON THE COVER: Nick Terrant scratches his back with a twisted invert in Murrays backyard. Photo Crockett.
COLONY ENDEAVOUR: An Aussie street complete
VOLUME MYSTERY MACHINE: Turns out, its not so mysterious after all
USA BMX WINTER NATS: Who beat the heat in Phoenix?
UCI SUPERCROSS, ROUND 2: Fields and Buchanan cant be caught
WEVE GOT ISSUES: This month in a nutshell
ON THE SPOT: Dirty Dan Bogard
PRO-SPECTIVE: Bringing dirty back
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: With Derek Betcher
ON THE MOVE: Up rail to bar with Jeremiah Smith
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Adam Bantons Easter
TECH TIP: Rebuilding pedals
ON THE MOVE: Wall ride to 360 with Mike Meister
FLYPAPER: Eric Hough has serious hobs
T-SHIRT BUYERS GUIDE: You asked for itBMX babes
RESTORATION NATION: Stephen Murrays Nirve rebuild
NOSTALGIA: Alan Foster gets R.A.D.
MOVING PICTURES: For the last time, yes, they do move; youre just not staring hard enough
PRODUCT PROBE : G-Sport and THE under the gun
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Make us laugh, funny man
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|volume 35 no.9 - september 2012
ON THE COVER: Instead of kicking us out, business owners let Troy Merkle fire out this railhop barspin before applauding him on a job well done. Photo: Chris Arriaga.
YESS PROTOTYPE: Is wider the way?
CULT CC21: Surprise performance from this new complete
RED BULL MOON JAM: Turning out the lights on dirt jumping
UCI SUPERCROSS, ROUND 3: Change is in the wind
WEVE GOT ISSUES: Thats an understatement
ON THE SPOT with Matt Beringer.
PRO-SPECTIVE: Making the Olympic cut
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: Whats a few thousand miles between races?
ON THE MOVE: Seatgrab X-ups with Ricky Moseley
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Daniel Dhers new Specialized
OFF TO THE CLINIC: An amateur riders desire to learn how to win
FACES: With the multi-talented Troy Merkle
TECH TIP: Installing spline-drive sprockets
ON THE MOVE: Pedal stall to 270 with Daniel Dhers
NOSTALGIA: Carl Wilson gets nacd in 94
MOVING PICTURES: Stills in motion
PRODUCT PROBE: GT and Profile take a hit
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Not as funny as your face, but close
|volume 35 no.10 - october 2012
ON THE COVER: Mike Hucker Clark doing what he does best, having fun with a one-footed 360 nosedive.Photo: Justin Kosman.
S&M 22 HOLMES: Bigger is better, if you want a faster blaster
SPECIALIZED P-20 PRO: Back in BMX, but as good as we remember it?
X GAMES 18: Topping the podium with the best of BMX
OLYMPIC LAST-CHANCE QUALIFIER: Who claimed the final spots for the U.S. Olympic team?
WEVE GOT ISSUES: And issues, and issues, and
ON THE SPOT: Connor Fields making the cut
PRO-SPECTIVE: Best comps from the riders point of view
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: Haros X medal winners and O medal hopefuls
ON THE MOVE: Over double pegs with Dan Seig
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Connor Lodes Premium
PIT STOP: SPANISH TRAILS: Anaya and Grice turn downtime into up-time
TECH TIP: Rebuilding an unsealed BB
HELMET CAM BUYERS GUIDE: Finding the right camera and getting the most out of it
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Eric Houghs S&M
NOSTALGIA: Mike Buffs backyard ramp
RESTORATION NATION: Murrays Nirve in its original glory
MOVING PICTURES: Why didnt we name this section Action Stills?
PRODUCT PROBE : Industry Nine wheels and Sony earbuds
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: So this BMXer hops onto a bar
|volume 35 no.11 - november 2012
ON THE COVER: Austin Coleman owns this trick and for good reason, one-handed whips defy physics. Photo: Crockett.
2013 FELT CHASM: X Games gold is rubbing off on the Felt line
2013 SE PK RIPPER: All-new design at a much lower price
VOODOO JAM: The greatest underground flatland jam is back.
USA BMX MIDWEST NATS: The points race heats up at The Rock
MONGOOSE JAM: Pros and Ams link up to win big cash
WEVE GOT ISSUES: Youve been warned
ON THE SPOT: Passing judgment with Paul Roberts
PRO-SPECTIVE: X gold versus Olympic gold
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: Home sweet home
ON THE MOVE: Tooth hangovers with Big Daddy
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Denzel Steins P79
2013 SNEAK PEEK: 32things to look forward to this year
TECH TIP: Lighten your ride for less
FLYPAPER: Andy Buckworth gets loose
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: TJ Ellis Free Agent Lodus
ON THE MOVE: Ricky Mosley runs down 360 fakies
NOSTALGIA: Kevin Jackson, 1979
RESTORATION NATION: Jamie Bestwicks 1981 Marlboro
MOVING PICTURES: Be sure to look both ways before crossing the mag
PRODUCT PROBE: Tech gadgets you mayor may notbe missing
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Funnier than stitcheswe guarantee it
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Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, march 2012: $ 4.99 is what this issue of BMX Plus! will cost you. We grabbed ours for free at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas last week. There's more at the show than the BMX Zone and Hi-Torque always have a booth in pretty much the same location. It provides some reading material for the way home and it gives us the chance to scan the cover and let you know what's inside. Here we go then: Bikes that got tested are the 2013 Felt Chasm and the 2013 SE PK Ripper. They had the bikes before the Interbike show already? Events that are covered are the Voodoo jam (Yup they cover flatland), the USA BMX Midwest Nationals and the Mongoose jam that took place at Woodward West. Jamie Bestwick's 1981 Marlboro Zapper gets restored which will be quite the challenge. Dingo gets loose, Ricky Mosley shows you how to do 360 fakies, there's bike checkwith Denzel Stein, Big Daddy shows you how to do tooth hangovers and of course there's lots more in te 100 pages of BMX that they put together for November, like the article on the 2013 products. $ 4.99 you said?
|volume 35 no.12 - december 2012
ON THE COVER: Miles Rogoish 180 turndown down a big four-block stair set in sunny San Diego for the camera of Justin Kosman.
2013 DK ELITE XL: The deal of the year.
2013 MIRRACO DETROIT: Tougher than the streets it rides.
REDLINE CARBON CONCEPT: Checking up on this featherweight project.
DEW TOUR: Getting loose in Ocean City.
VANS LXVI INVITATIONAL: Blasting on the beach.
THE OLYMPICS: The most important race in BMX.
WEVE GOT ISSUES: Lots and lots of issues
ON THE SPOT: With Arielle Martin
PRO-SPECTIVE: A selfish sport gives back
HOT LINES TO GOOD TIMES: On the ground at the London Olympics
ON THE MOVE: Feeling unLuc-e?
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Eric Houghs hoppin machine
TECH TIP: Patching flats
INSIDE THE PROS BIKES: Simon Tabrons brakeless vert destroyer
RIDERS OF THE YEAR VOTING: Tell us who inspired you in 2012
NOSTALGIA: Christophe Leveque gets up to speed
MOVING PICTURES: Like an edit, only one frame long
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Trick Stuffs gift to youa shopping list
PRODUCT PROBE: 2012 in review
SHOWCASE FUNNIES: Laughter helps you live longerunless you choke.