Podcast: Factory Redline 2018

May 10, 2018 by  

Podcast: Factory Redline 2018
The last time we saw someone rockin a Factory Redline jersey was at the 2016 Grands, most notably, on Alise Post hoisting the cup on the Saturday night, as 2016 the #1 Pro Woman.

Redline paused the Factory Team program in 2017, as a corporate shake-up changed the game.

Contrary to some opinions on social media, Redline was never “out” of BMX Racing, and ended 2017 selling-through all of their BMX race bike inventory. That paved the way for larger targets for 2018 and 2019.

Back on April 18, Hunter Pelham came out with a Facebook post showing him in a fresh new Redline kit, with jersey and pants by Hot Shoppe Designs.

Then, in the days leading up to the USA BMX Super Nationals in Desoto, Eric Rupe posted about his new ride from Redline.

So, with both riders locked in, it was time to bring you an exclusive podcast with both athletes, and Redline Brand Manager, Steven Behen.

There are a lot of laughs, and some great stories in this episode–one about how Hunter came to take up bull riding during his year off the BMX bike, Big Daddy’s very-first purchase of a BMX product, back in the 1970s, and how the 2017 Grands webcast figured into Steven’s decisions for the new squad.

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We look forward to seeing both Hunter and Big Daddy at the Music City Nationals in Nashville, and will bring you more on their new ride with Redline as part of our race coverage.

A big thanks to Steven, Eric and Hunter for taking the time to join us on the podcast.

—Mike Carruth

Podcast: Factory Redline 2018