BLAST FROM THE PAST: EDDIE COLE
Started riding in the hills of Canyon Country at 14 years old. A trip to Corriganville MX in the late 60’s hooked him. He raced in So Cal on a Yamaha AT1 and Rickman Zundapp before switching to a Penton in the early 70’s when he turned pro. Eddie raced for Steve’s Bultaco and was racing across the U.S. In 1974 Eddie got a Factory Kawasaki ride for the 125 Nationals. The rotary valved machine tended to expire before the moto end and his results never showed that he was competitive. He switched back to Bultaco’s in ’75 and in 1976 Eddie started Answer Products- making Bultaco swingarms. Answer grew from 2 people in the garage to 200 by 1998. He sold Answer to Tucker Rocky, started Matrix Concepts in 2010 and now has Atlas and Tag Metals under Corp name Group 6 USA. Eddie is without a doubt one of the great guys in our industry! Thanks to Mark Kiel for the epic photo from Mammoth!
Elliot Smith recently become the 2019 British National Champion in the C class – medium wheel – ACU Youth Nationals Trials championship on his Electric OSET 24.0 Jr. This is the first time the C Class medium wheel has ever been won on an electric motorcycle – all other competitors and past champions have been on petrol bikes.
LEATT 2020 MOTO GEAR LAUNCH
Leatt have unveiled their all-new 2020 off-road gear collection. The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® and producers of specialized, advanced protective gear, now offer head-to-knee protection including a complete apparel range of products for all off-road moto disciplines. The twenty/twenty apparel range has a completely new look and feel incorporating the latest fresh colorways for pants, jerseys and gloves, this includes the proud South African statement colorway, the Zebra! Helmets also combine the same colors whilst incorporating Leatt’s 360° Turbine Technology.
Warp 9 Racing Honda Rear Wheels
For a limited time, Warp 9 Racing is offering complete Honda rear wheels for select models from 1987 to 2008. These silver wheels are available in 18″ or 19″ rim sizes, and are laced to a cast silver hub with oversized stainless spokes and stainless nipples. Rotors and sprockets also come with the wheel and riders can choose a 42-52 tooth sprocket. These wheels are not listed on the Warp 9 website so please call (801) 699-7979 to order. Price- $299.00
If you are in a time crunch, be sure to call first to get a time estimate. We will typically have your boots 3-4 business days once we receive them. Plan ahead, you’re probably going to be without your boots for at least one weekend because of the shipping time involved in both directions. Next Day and 2-day shipping is crazy expensive on a box this size so it would be best to pick a week when you know you’re not riding or have some backup boots lined up during this time.
If you have any questions, you can call Pro-Boot at 507-534-1247
Pro Circuit is pleased to announce the release of two new sets of triple clamps for mini bike racers. The 2014-2020 KX85/100 and 2019-2020 YZ65/85 model triple clamps continue to be made in the USA from 6061 aircraft-quality billet aluminum for optimum strength. Clear anodizing offers a durable protective finish to complete the works look. The reversible bar mount allows you to choose from four different handlebar positions to help customize the ergonomics to better fit your riding style.
Big fun here. Mid 80’s, Honda XR600. Fran Kuhn shot the pic as I was testing up in Gorman, CA. This machine left a grin on your face, but was a beast in the tight stuff, being beefy and cumbersome. On the fast flowing trails it made good broad power and the suspension was on point. I liked trail riding the XR, but wasn’t totally committed to racing one in enduros.
WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY