Red Bull Joyride is in the bookstand. TSG young gun Max Fredriksson placed right behind Thomas Genon (2nd) and Brett Reeder (1st) and is now ranking 2nd at the FMB World Tour Diamond Serie. The demanding and dusty course pushed every single contestant to the limit on Sunday. Many athletes had difficulties to finish their run. But then it was Brett Reeder’s show. A score of 93.00 catapulted him into the first spot. After blowing his first run the pressure was on Max Fredriksson, who not only wanted to land on the podium at this historic event, but also preserve his outside chance at the FMB Diamond Series Title. The Swede withstood this pressure and sent a great run putting him on the verge of the 90s and scoring 89.80.
RED BULL JOYRIDE PODIUM
1.Brett Rheeder (USA) – 93.00 points
2. Thomas Genon (BEL) – 91.20 points
3. Max Fredriksson (SWE) – 89.80 points
FMB DIAMOND SERIES PODIUM:
1. Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) – 2810 points
2. Max Fredriksson (SWE) – 2702 points
3. Brett Rheeder (CAN) – 2680 points
We caught up with team riders Amir Kabbani and Jonas Janssen at their local trails in Germany to shoot a little edit for the launch of our 2016 bike apparel line. The sun was out and the boys were having a great day in the new gear. Check out our 2016 collection.
Swatch Rocket Air starts today. TSG’s Sam Pilgrim literally takes of to hit the course. Right on time for the course preview. Must have been the greatest air time of his life.
“What does a man get alongside the luxury title of ‘Goat King’? A very appropriate living, breathing, bleating, four-legged goat for a prize. Having graciously accepted the miniature beast at the podium, Timo Pritzel had the foresight to realise that farm animals of the Austrian mountains and city life in central Berlin are not the most sensible of blends. With that in mind, however soul-crushing, the decision to leave this furry little bundle of joy behind was made. Although Timo returned the next few seasons to compete, contact was lost and his ‘kid’, if you will, long forgotten. That is until he got the call from an old friend and resort ambassador Tibor Simai – did he want to explore Saalbach’s most rugged enduro trails and sample some of the backcountry beyond the bike park?”
Check out full story and some more awesome photos on pinkbike.com
We have just released a brand new video techisode about our new Roller Derby 2.0 pads. Flash Bo-Dash of the team S.W.A.T. Roller Derby UK helped designing those knee and elbow pads and did another great job in explaining some of the never-seen-before features.
Welcome back riding Josh Perry! 4 months and one 1 week after ACL reconstructive surgery, Josh rides with his CTI knee brace for the first 2 times. He was accompanied by BMX legend, Duncan Gore, as well as David Goodall and Greenville, NC locals, Mike Hoffman and Joseph Lee. Acting according to Dave Mirra’s wise words: “If you do your homework, the test is easy”, Josh worked his ass off 2 months prior to surgery, and took care about his nutrition and fitness to be back riding earlier than the norm.
Huge respect and congrats to our longtime skate team rider Renton Millar who just won the Australian Open, The Australian Championships and came 3rd at Bondi Bowlarama. Three podiums in a row – we couldn’t be more proud!
Sam Pilgrim had been wearing TSG helmets even before he was promoted to the pro team in 2007. The year 2016 marks a new milestone in our collaboration: From now on, Sam Pilgrim will ride in TSG Apparel. He finally arrived right where he belongs. Sam Pilgrim stands for the brand TSG like no other and is one of the brand’s most important ambassadors.
„I’ve ridden with TSG protection since i started biking and I’ve been on the team since 2007, so when the chance came to ride for TSG apparel as well I couldn’t turn it down. I’m excited for everyone to see the new range of clothing and I’m stoked I get to wear them! Thanks for this cool opportunity guys!!!“ states Sam Pilgrim.
Sam joins Timo Pritzel who has been an ambassador since the launch of TSG Apparel, and Amir Kabbani who started riding with TSG Apparel a year later.
From now on, BMX pro Josh Perry will use TSG helmets and protection.
Josh is well-versed in the field of safety and protection. When he was 21, Josh was diagnosed with a brain tumor that had spread over large parts of the left side of his brain. That day abruptly ended his “normal” life as a BMX pro. The tumor was removed during a seven-hour operation, returned twice, and was the decisive factor in Josh questioning and realigning his life. His main focus remains on food. When Josh changed his eating habits he realized how much energy and self-healing is possible with the right diet. Today, Josh is a certified holistic health coach who helps others discover the benefits of proper eating habits and learn a positive outlook on our life in general and reaching our goals in particular.
Even during those times of hardship, Josh also pushed his BMX career. His passion for BMX helped him focus and build the energy and determination to overcome his illness.
Nowadays, Josh combines his love for BMX and his passion for health care and dietary habits on his blog http://dailybrainstorms.com.
In early January, Josh released his latest video full of new tricks on Ride BMX, which he had produced in record time right before a pending knee surgery. He still has to rest for another six weeks before being able to give it his 100% again. Watch video here: http://bmx.transworld.net
Come Along with Amir Kabbani to the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Canada where he spent an amazing time with the BC-local Reece Wallace on their bikes. Surrounded by stunning mother nature, they shred some of the most unique bikepark trails out there.