Recent BMX News
Don’t know about Oakley’s roots? Now’s the time for a little refresher. X Games 17 is the ultimate reminder of the company’s roots in BMX. From the company’s founding in 1975, the sport has been at the brand’s core. Whether it’s our very first product, high-tech BMX/Motocross grips, to our first athletes, BMX has been at the very heart of the Big O. So let’s take the time to introduce you to the future. Enter Chase Hawk. Oakley’s BMX ripper, known far and wide in the industry as one of the most respected riders for his sheer style, speed and fluidity, Chase is a model of what the O BMX Team stands for these days. And he’s about to drop into X Games 17’s BMX Park contest, his own way.
You watch the sick footage. You’ve witnessed the intense contests. But what is it really like being a sick BMX athlete traveling to another country for a big competition in a foreign land? Chances are, you probably have no idea. Oakley’s BMX Star Josh Harrington is giving you an inside look of his recent trip to the Eastern European country of Estonia for the Simpel Sesssion Contest (Oakley-sponsored). Don’t miss this exclusive look from our friends at Defgrip.
Oh, the beloved Frogskins. A timeless design that first sent shock waves through the BMX world back in the mid-80’s, the ever-popular “Froggies” are still as popular in the action sports and BMX world as they ever were. So popular, in fact, that a pair was blown up…big time…to “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” status for the Oakley-sponsored Texas Toast Jam event in Austin, Texas last week. Featuring the best riders on the Planet, including Oakley’s own BMX Star Chase Hawk (qualified in first place, finished second overall), the extravaganza was graced by dirt jumping, street events, mini contests (bunny hop high jump and rail jam) and the much-hyped, super scary ‘Gauntlet of Death’ obstacle course – plus bands, food, drinks, after parties, a video premiere and more. Sufficed to say, it absolutely went off. As a premiere obstacle in the Gauntlet of Death, the newly feared Froggies were as much of a death trap for riders as they were a super stylin’ addition to the landscape.