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Driven to Succeed: The Rico Bearman Interview
race / by Mike Vockenson

Driven to Succeed: The Rico Bearman Interview

LUXBMX race pro Rico Bearman takes some time out of his busy travel schedule to reveal his thoughts on the UCI BMX scene, his impressive approach to mental competence as well as what drives him to enjoy life so much. Take a read to experience the positivity, drive and determination of one of BMX racings next superstars.

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UCI BMX Racing World Cup: Round 7-10
race / by Mike V

UCI BMX Racing World Cup: Round 7-10

The UCI BMX Racing World Cup wraps up after a dual weekend event in Argentina, check out the piece to see what went down

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UCI BMX Racing World Cup: Round 5 & 6
race / by Mike V

UCI BMX Racing World Cup: Round 5 & 6

Check in to catch up on the latest BMX racing news after Round 5 & 6 of the UCI BMX Racing World Cup in Sarrians, France.

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2023 UCI BMX Racing World Championships
race / by Mike V

2023 UCI BMX Racing World Championships

Almost 2 weeks of non-stop bicycle action, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships have come and gone. Take a look as we chronicle the BMX Racing event at the Glasgow (Scotland) BMX Centre.

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The Rohdmann Cup - Bundaberg Immortalises BMX Legend Mark Rohdmann
race / by Bruce Morris

The Rohdmann Cup - Bundaberg Immortalises BMX Legend Mark Rohdmann

I miss a call on my phone, back in November. Then a text comes through, “hey mate, I’m in Brisbane…..” . Come on over, I reply and leave it at that thinking that it’ll be good to see my mate Mark. He’ll get a kick out of seeing the shop and all the cool..

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Izaac & Rico in the Netherlands: UCI BMX Racing World Cup
race / by Mike V

Izaac & Rico in the Netherlands: UCI BMX Racing World Cup

Just as Round 1 and 2 of the 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup is completed, we're back at it, this time in The Netherlands. Hit that read more button to find out what went down for Round 3 and 4.

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Izaac & Rico in Turkey: UCI BMX Racing World Cup
race / by Mike V

Izaac & Rico in Turkey: UCI BMX Racing World Cup

The 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup is off and running after a maiden voyage to Turkey for Round 1 and 2. Take a read as we highlight the performance of LUXBMXs racers Izaac Kennedy and Rico Bearman.

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A Day at Cooloola BMX Track
race / by Mike V

A Day at Cooloola BMX Track

Tag along as I recount a day at the Cooloola BMX track for the final round of the 2023 BMXSQ Shootout Series

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Izaac Kennedy - Bike Check
race / by Mike V

Izaac Kennedy - Bike Check

Find out what LUXBMX pro and Australia's fastest racer chooses to ride in this video bike check featuring Izaak Kennedy

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Why your Next BMX Race Bike will have a disc brake
race / by Bruce Morris

Why your Next BMX Race Bike will have a disc brake

Over the past couple of years, one trend that is becoming really apparent is the specification of a disc brake over V-brakes. While we build predominantly Pro size bikes, even in the expert and down range of bikes we are seeing the same trend.

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BMX Weekly Interview Bruce Morris - 2023 Team News
race / by Bruce Morris

BMX Weekly Interview Bruce Morris - 2023 Team News

Our head race guru here at LUXBMX Bruce Morris recently sat down with the guys over at BMX Weekly and gave the scoop on everything race related at LUXBMX in 2023 and beyond!

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2022 AusCycling Launceston BMX National Championships
race / by Bruce Morris

2022 AusCycling Launceston BMX National Championships

I’m really not sure what the trigger was to clip in and slot it into the gate again at a national championships, though at the root of it, it was the opportunity to work towards a goal and execute a plan.

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Izaac Kennedy Lights Up Sleeman SX Track!
race / by Bruce at LUXBMX

Izaac Kennedy Lights Up Sleeman SX Track!

Izaac Kennedy is a legend both on and off the bike and the more time we spend with him the more it shows. Last night we lit up the Sleeman SX track and 70 lucky riders had the opportunity to share it with Izaac, watch him slam some gates....

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BMX Race Gearing - A Beginner’s Guide
race / by Bruce Morris

BMX Race Gearing - A Beginner’s Guide

As a BMX racer, coach, and mad fan of BMX racing since the early 80s, there’s no topic that dominates the pits, race day banter and Facebook groups like BMX race gearing does. As soon as you are immersed into the BMX race world, from club night racing to world cups, a common conversation is often “what gearing are you running mate?”

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The best BMX race wheels!
race / by Bruce Morris

The best BMX race wheels!

Without doubt, our race wheels are where we sink the most amount of our hard earned into, and for good reason. BMX tracks place much higher performance demand on wheels than ever before! With asphalt and concrete turns, combined with higher speeds and bigger jumps, your wheels are under constant stress for the whole lap. 

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HOW TO GET A KILLER BMX GATE START, WITHOUT A GATE!
race / by Bruce Morris

HOW TO GET A KILLER BMX GATE START, WITHOUT A GATE!

I’ve done a few gates in my time, more than a few. But really, when I think back to the time when I started racing as a 13 year old punk in 1980 through to when I moved from the small northern NSW town I grew up in, to Palm Beach on the Gold Coast (when the folks moved in 1988), “gate night” wasn’t really a thing. I can’t remember practicing gates in those early years, only rocking up on race days and smashing out a thousand gates in practice. 

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How to start BMX racing. A complete guide.
race / by Bruce Morris

How to start BMX racing. A complete guide.

So you wanna race? You’ve probably landed here because of a few factors, but primarily because you want to find out more about BMX racing and how you can start, or maybe re-start with the kids. We’ve got you covered at LUXBMX not only with the gear you need, but we’re going to unpack the process on how to get started. There are a few jumps you have to clear before you’re allowed to take the gate to actually race, but we are about to lay it all out to make it super easy for you.

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