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Team News: Kody Kolshinski to Answer-Rennen

December 6, 2016 by · Comments Off 

Kody Kolshinski Joins Answer/Rennen

The high-fives are still flyin at Factory Answer-Rennen HQ, following their storybook finish to the 2016 season. The stars aligned perfectly, with some pretty incredible Grands performances, to boot, and George Costa, John Sawyer and the whole A/R crew hoisted the top-team cup on Sunday night.

George’s high-five hand may still be a bit numb, but it always has enough grip to sign on more team talent. Today, News got the scoop that 11x Kody Kolshinski from Redding, CA will be joining the team for 2017, adding some perfect pre-teen horsepower to their-already packed roster.

Redding is a hotspot for BMX hotshoes and, you may not know, has a long history in BMX with one of our sport’s longest-standing brands calling Redding home (can you name the brand?).

But, we digress. Kody was suited up for the 2016 Bike Shop team champs, Full Tilt BMX, in 2016, and starts his time on Answer/Rennen with NAG 2 on the bike.

The 2017 season opener is rapidly approaching, and you can be sure that Kody and the rest of his West Coast teammates will be tearing it up at the South Point. A big congrats to Kody and his family and, of course the whole Answer-Rennen family.

Answer-Rennen Co-Sponsors: Answer BMX, Rennen Design Group, Ssquared Bicycles, G-Cog, Answer Racing (ANSR Gear), ODI Grips, Dan’s Comp, Base Brooklyn, and Pedro’s

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Fresh Answer-Rennen Pickups for 2016

December 10, 2015 by · Comments Off 

2016 Answer Rennen Team Additions

There is a crispness in the air that always comes with the post-Grands run-up to the new year, and the new racing season not far behind. Tis also the season for factory team changes, and we love that part, perhaps most of all.

Today, we have a couple additions to the Answer-Rennen set. There was a little leadoff on one, following an after-the-mains photo posted by teammate Markwane Billingsley lifted the curtain on Elida Beeman coming back to the Rennen tent.

We are also now free to let the cat out of the bag on Bobby “Wasabi” Connelly joining George and the gang. Bobby has been making big moves in 2015, and will be a great addition to the West Coast faction.

Here’s what Answer Rennen said about the additions, via a release:

Answer-Rennen is proud to announce the signing of two new riders to the family for 2016.

Bobby “Wasabi” Connelly (Manteca, CA) this 9X had a strong 2015 and is looking forward to tearing it up in 2016 in the Answer-Rennen jersey.

Elida Beeman (Lansing, MI) is coming home as a past Rennen/Intense team member from years past. Elida’s strong 2015 season and grit in returning from injury to finish third in the super tough 17-20 class will be a great addition to the Answer/Rennen family.

We are looking forward to getting the 2016 season off to a great start in Las Vegas with not only our new riders but all the returning riders.

Welcome to team Bobby & Elida.

2016 Answer-Rennen Team Roster
Niles Austin
Derik Bergh
Markwane Billingsley
Bailey Brannen
Brandon Crain
Max Egdorf
Marshall Gehrke
Bobby Connelly
Dustin Hammond
Leyna Jones
Jeremy Knapper
Justin Knapper
Pablo Lopez
Rayce Costa
David Maltezos
Camron Mason
Madelyn Mason
Erik Meyer
Patrick Parker
Elida beeman
Al Roybal

Congrats to all parties, and get ready for those early lead rider calls in Vegas. Those flashes you’ll be seeing will be BMX News first photos in full effect.

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Answer-Rennen Silver Dollar Nats Report

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Answer Rennen 2015 Silver Dollar Nats
By Glen Knapper

Following a short break after the Grands, the South Point Hotel Casino played host to the first USA BMX National of 2015 at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The team was ready to get the season underway, and had a big turnout of riders, along with some new faces Read more

Answer/Rennen Reno Race Report

January 20, 2014 by · Comments Off 

Answer/Rennen Reno 2014 Race Report
By: Robert Klein
Reno or R1 as it is often referred to is in the books. This year had a little different feel. The weather wasn’t quite as cold outside as in years past, new team colors are brighter than in years past, and Shawn Diprete wasn’t in our team uniform (Although he was in our pits all weekend).

But one thing remained the same; the competition on the track was amazing. As usual the big teams had their normal 25 man teams staged and ready for the first round of team sheets. Answer/Rennen however had six riders total in attendance. There is a story about some guy versus Goliath. I do believe his name was George Costa. George stated at the end of the Grands that he had a newfound energy and desire if you will. Well folks we have awakened the sleeping giant. The off-season additions have already proven to be huge, as Jack Kelly put on his new kit, and was ready for action on a completely new bike. Cannonball Jack rode phenomenally along with team “veterans” Samantha Gracey, Tara Klein, Cameron Moore, Derik Bergh, and Brandon Crain.

Samantha Gracey (8G) finished third both days in mixed open making it through quarters and semis against all the top West Coast girls and third and fourth in class on the weekend.

Tara Klein (9G) representing Answer/Rennen on both class and cruiser. Klein ended the weekend with two 3rds on Saturday a third in class on Sunday and a huge win in 10 and under girl cruiser as a 9 year old.

Brandon Crain (10X) showed up ready to prove why he is NAG 1. Saturday went off and you could just tell something wasn’t quite right with Crain. Saturday would have to go down as a test day with a little bad luck thrown in for good measure. So some bike adjustments here and a little mental coaching there and Crain straight came for names on Sunday, winning 10 cruiser, and taking a 2nd in 10X against 43 riders.

Jack Kelly (11X) scored a 3rd in Open against the older kids and a 2nd in class. Sunday would be much of the same for Kelly as he finished 3rd and 2nd again. Jack is adjusting quite nicely to the new SSquared and team. We are very pleased to have him.

Cameron Moore (16X) had much of the same on Saturday. It seemed that bad luck followed our riders on Saturday and Cam was not exempt. Again when you are NAG 1, it comes with a huge target on your back, or your side in Moore’s case as lap after lap saw someone running into him on day one. Like all the Answer/Rennen riders Cameron went to the hotel and slept on it, then returned Sunday and showed ‘em why he is number 1. Cameron would lay the rubber down, heading into the main event as he and Ryan Zinzow of our sister Answer team put on a lap for the ages. Cameron would end up second on Sunday. After Moore finished his lap you could see the Answer/Rennen pits start to realize what was about to happen.

But before we go there, let’s talk about the Iceman Derik Bergh (17-18X). In what is hands down the toughest and deepest talented class in USABMX 17-18X Bergh did what he always does. He put his Answer/Rennen backed bike towards the front of the pack and took a hard fought second place on Saturday. In Sunday’s main event, after beating-out 30 other riders to make it an 8-man gate, Bergh clipped in like always, waited for the cadence and BANG! Shot out of the gate like a man possessed, banging bars with seven other riders, all the way through the first turn. As they settled in down the second straight Bergh was in second, and in position to make a move for the win, into the last turn he had Townsend on the outside–then went for the move, but Townsend shut the door just in time and they finished 1-2, with Derik in the two-spot.

So back to that feeling in the Answer/Rennen pits. Team manager George had that smile; you know the one that says, “We did it!” After tallying the team sheet, Answer/Rennen had laid down a huge 244 score. That was good enough to give us a second-place in the Factory division on Sunday. Our hats are tipped to Factory Phoenix for scoring a “Goliath” 250 points on their Sunday sheet, and winning the factory division. But I would say that little 6-man team that George brought to slay Goliath did a pretty good job at R1!

We’ll see you in Louisville. As always we could not do this without the great sponsors that help support our team.

Answer/Rennen Co-Sponsors: Answer BMX, Rennen Design Group, Ssquared Bicycles, Tioga BMX, G-Cog, Crit BMX, Fly Racing, Time2Shine, G-Form, Base Brooklyn and Pedro’s

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Answer Rennen adds Maltezos

December 18, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Davey Maltezos joins Answer Rennen

Hard as it is to believe, we had not heard of Davey Maltezos prior to this year’s Grands. Following his win of 36-40 Expert, however, he was squarely on the News radar. Then, today, some fresh team news, as George Costa announced that Davey would shift from the FBN/Supercross team to Answer Rennen for 2014–jersey photo (above) already in place!

Here’s what GC said in an announcement to Answer Rennen team members and friends today:

I am very happy to announce the signing of 36-40X Davey Maltezos to the Answer/Rennen family.

One of my personal greatest achievements in racing came at the age of 15 racing locally in Rhode Island against Davey. He was a northeast factory superstar having ridden for teams such as Coke Cola/Bikes N More and Cannondale/Ross. On the national level back then he would bang bars with the best of them such as Robbie Miranda, Kevin Tomoko and Randy Stumpfhauser.

On the local level he and I would go to battle twice a week at our local track Rocky Hill. I would win and then he would, it almost always came down to who had the inside gate. At nationals he would smoke me by over a straightaway, I had local track hero syndrome and couldn’t pull it together at a national, Davey though was true badass.

We spent plenty of time over a berm or two back in the day usually due to one of us going aggressive on the other. In the summer of 1992 (21yrs ago) I was able to win the 15 Expert Rhode island state championship from him coming down to the final main where we tied in points but I had the better final race finish.

As the years went on Davey went on to earn NBL #2/3 and has made the main in 18+men at the worlds in both Colombia and England against the likes of some of the legends in the sport who went on to great pro success. In 1997 Davey took time away from the sport to focus on his career and raising his daughter.

Fast forward to 2013 and Davey has been back on the scene the last few years and has gotten his groove back on the national race circuit. He most recently won the 2013 USABMX grands in 36-40X. He is more focused than ever and with a solid support system and team by his side he is ready to capture his first ever #1 title. The journey starts now and I am happy to have my friend and former nemesis representing the best brands in the Industry.

Welcome to the team Davey.

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Answer Rennen Turns Up The Volume in Nashville

June 7, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Austin Loebe at 2013 USA BMX Music City Nationals

Submitted by George Costa

Answer/Rennen went into Nashville ready to rock and roll on the weekend. The Squad was missing 17-18X Derik Bergh who had high school graduation ceremonies this weekend. The team battled hard with the countries fastest riders and best teams. We scored a third, a Fourth and Finished the weekend off with a win on the third day in USABMX factory team division. The win helps move us into 4th in the series and with the next few races touted to be the largest turnouts of the year the future is bright for the Answer/Rennen squad. Catch up to the squad if you can at the upcoming races in Rockford, South Park and Las Vegas.

Read below to see how your favorite rider has been up to

9X Brandon Crain has been on a tear winning almost every event he has entered. After getting a double double in Louisiana and wining 3 of 4 classes in Bakersfield Brandon took on the monster first straight in Nashville. Brandon came away from the weekend scoring two firsts in cruiser and two 2nd place finishes in class.

11G Jamie Mchenry Raced the USAC championship race and came away on top as the 11G National Champion! Jaime also scored three podium finishes on the weekend in the USABMX 11G events

Abby MacLeod of Factory Answer/Rennen
14G Abby MacLeod at the last few races has double-doubled for the team winning everything at the North Carolina and Canada nationals she attended. In Nashville she had rough time in 14G for the weekend but she went onto to dominate 13-14 girls cruiser winning two national days along with the 14 Girls USAC national championship title on saturday.

15X Cam Moore came into Nashville ready to redeem himself from North Carolina. Scoring a first and second on the weekend is a great way to do that. Cam is stepping up his training for the next month ahead which will be critical in the teams title hunt chase. When called upon cam always delivers so watch out 15X the Dirt Devil has awaken.

Factory Answer Rennen 16x Justin Knapper
16X Justin Knapper showed tremendous horsepower and speed in the stacked 16X class winning lap after lap Justin was definitely favored for wins all three days. Gate position and weather started to play a factor but Justin was able to secure two solid 3rd place finishes in the ultra competitive class. Justin also made his debut in Jr. men and showed he can hang with the top riders in the country. Look for him to make a hard charge in Jr. Men in his home state at the South Park National.

21-24C Jeremy Knapper went down hard his first moto of cruiser (see photo below, with Niles Austin and a downpour just starting up). He sustained minor injuries to his ankle and wrist that would keep him off the gate the rest of the weekend. He helped out the team tremendously on Sunday by spotting a registration error for his teammate Niles. Jeremy could be spotted all weekend giving his teammates a big thumbs up as he watched them ride.

Factory Answer Rennen Ace Niles Austin

19-27X Niles Austin became the USAC 25-29 national cruiser champ this weekend doing so earns him the prestigious stars and stripes fender. In 19-27X, Niles had a rough time still nursing a shoulder injury he sustained at a Pro-Am earlier in this month. Niles also learned the lesson of never giving up.

Factory Answer Rennen star Shawn DiPrete
41+/41-45C Shawn Diprete had some great battles with his peers this weekend. No one in this class matches his power or speed on the monstrous first straight. Shawn came away on the weekend with 5 podium finishes that included two 1st’s.

A-Pro Phil Delizia was looking fast in Friday practice and first rounds although a nasty crash had him watching from the sidelines on Saturday. On Sunday The Dragon was back winning motos and fighting his way into the main. When the gate dropped and rain falling nothing was going to stop Phil and he jumped his way into the lead in turn two only to slide out in the wet conditions and take down most of the main except for his teammate (more on that next).

A-Pro(Now AA) Austin Loebe (top) had a spectacular weekend winning 2/3 A Pro races on the weekend. Austin has officially become the first A-Pro in 2013 to earn his Elite men (AA) status by making over $4000 dollars this season. I have known Austin since he was 14 yrs old and have been involved with his race career since that age and I am incredibly proud of him as he has achieved what most kids only dream of. The next Chapter in his race career/life has now begun he will make his Elite Debut at the same track where he tested the waters last year “South Park.” Look for Austin to be banging bars with the best in the world as Answer/Rennen’s First AA Pro. Please keep Austin in mind when the rookie pro of the year voting starts in the fall.

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Disney Cup Runneth Over for USA BMX

October 30, 2012 by · Comments Off 

BMX Racing at the 2012 Disney Cup on bmxnews.com

All roads lead to Orlando last weekend, as the final national of the 2012 season set the table for three tasty scores before the big Thanksgiving weekend points buffet in Tulsa.

Elite, amateur, NAG and team title races are starting to show the plot lines we’ll all be glued to on Saturday and Sunday night’s all-out action at the Grands. And The Fall Nationals put down plenty of outline waiting to be filled in, just 23 days from now.

Early in the week, weather watchers were wringing their hands, as every meteorologist with a pocket protector was calling for a 60% chance of rain on Friday, and 70% chance on Saturday. And, admittedly, News bit the bait, hook, line and stinker. We were all checked in for our 6:20AM flight Friday morning, plenty of time to get out to the track by 2PM for the final practice laps. Then, we pulled the plug.

Hurricane Sandy was posing an undeniable threat offshore, and it could go either way. One thing we can’t do is shoot in the rain–and we flinched. It’s a bummer…because we desperately wanted to be down on the infield, tweeting, and back at the hotel posting hundreds of awesome action photos from all three days. It could just as easily gone the other way, and been an unmitigated mudfest, so no going back. You live and you learn.

Notwithstanding our absence, class was in session at ORL BMX. Marc Willers had a great weekend, with wins on Friday and Saturday, and a deuce on Sunday to take the Disney Cup in Elite Men. Caroline Buchanan performed a “hat-trick,” sweeping all three days of Elite Women.

Dom Daniels, usually good for at least a couple wins in a three day outing, had some bad luck follow her East from Fresno. She suffered a brutal wreck in practice at the Redline Cup West Championships, which left her front wheel tacoed, and her helmet mangled like she just went 10 rounds with the Terminator. Her bell was rung, big time on that one, and they left Fresno just as racing was getting underway.

In Orlando, after a first round win on Friday, 3D (Which, of course, stands for Doublecross’ Dom Daniels) looped out on the second straight while battling with Caroline, and was down hard. Amazingly, she was back for third round, and managed a second place. The title points are going to get very interesting, with Dom booking an 8-2-3 for the weekend, and Caroline, as noted above, put down three firsts. Caroline picked up five wins in a row between Fresno and Disney, so now has seven wins and three seconds, going in to the Grands–pushing closer to Dom’s prior 1000-some-odd-point lead.

Down the card a notch, Felicia Stancil is the sole owner of Junior Women’s class–adding wins to her GT wings at will. Add another three to the tote board. Obviously, there is not title to chase in Jr. Elite, but in 17-27 Girls, she likely took the lead with her three class wins in Orlando. And she was 14 points out of leading the National Girls points as well. The Grands looks like it will be all-the-way-live for Fly’n’ Felicia.

The hat-trick trolly rolled on into Jr Men, as Intense BMX star, Rusty Nesvig took home three wins, to make it three of four UCI classes with triple-winners. Razzleberry did not fare as well in class, as a day one digger took him over turn one, and off the moto sheets for days two and three. Decided to dice for the cash instead.

Team wise, the plot thickens, as Answer Ssquared leapt into the lead, possibly by one point over Answer Rennen, leading into the Grands. The fun part is that the National Number one Am title is also woven into the team story, in that Justin Richmond for Answer Ssquared) and Austin Loebe (Answer Rennen) are now TIED for the cup. So those two will figure prominently in our Grands coverage.

Only 23 days to Tulsa.

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Loebe Wins $4,000 Cash Dash in SD

September 2, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Austin Loebe of Answer Rennen

Back on July 26, News ran an article about the big-bucks pro-am that was taking place as part of the South Dakota State Championship weekend. A total purse of $15,000, with $4,000 going to the winner in the mens class, and $1,000 for the women.

In that piece, we pondered the question if, after two days of racing in Louisville, anyone would be hardcore enough to hop in the car, and drive all night to hit the Sunday race in Aberdeen.

Well, going in to Labor Day weekend, Dom Daniels said she would be pulling the front wheel off her Doublecross and putting it in the trunk for the 16 hour drive to mix it up with the ladies for the $1000 first place payout.

So who, among men, would be doing the all-night iPod shuffle and Monster trip?

Well, we got the word at around 8PM last night that Answer Rennen’s Austin Loebe and Max Egdorf were heading north at 85-per…GPS showed a parking lot time at Exchange BMX at 9AM, which would put them there with plenty of time.

Their Louisville trip was pretty successful, with Austin taking the 19-27x win on Friday (above) and a second, to Tanner Sebesta, on Saturday. Max logged a second in A Pro on Friday (behind Logan Collins), and a third on Saturday, behind Logan and Danny Smith.

While we were spilling out of bed in the Derby City, and getting word of a one-hour rain delay, these two were roosting past the “Welcome to South Dakota” sign on I-29.

The day’s events in Louisville took our mind off what was happening 1070 miles to the North, but just as we were within range of the BMX News global HQ, the word came in on how it went in Aberdeen.

The bold move paid off big for the pair, with Austin getting the $4,000 win cash, and Max pocketing a G-note for his fourth place finish.

We caught up with them for a quick Podcast, moments before the celebration dinner was served, outside of town (after they picked up Jake Peebles, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the semi, and made a trip to the ER to make sure it was nothing more serious).

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For her part, Dom took the win in the Womens class, pocketing $1000 in pro-am cash for her efforts.

Results

Women

1. Dominique Daniels $1000
2. Courtney Purcell $750
3. Bailee Enlow $500
4. Brelyn Swendseid $325
5. Shayna Lier $200
6. Shawna Pantzke $100
7. Jocelyn Brown $75
8. Kaitlyn Larson $50

Men

1. Austin Loebe $4000
2. Joey Berthiaume $2500
3. Elliot McGrath $1500
4. Max Egdorf $1000
5. Mike Caldwell $750
6. Kommanche Jordan $600
7. AJ Knollmaier $550
8. Jordan Dahme $500

Here is a video of the main event, via YouTube


A big thanks to George Costa at Rennen Design Group for helping us with this story.

Programming Note: We will have our re-cap and Photo galleries from all three days in Louisville posted by Noon Monday, so be sure to check back!


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Answer Rennen Sizzlin Through Summer 2012

August 16, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Answer Rennen Tour Report

By George Costa

The last few weeks the Answer/Rennen team has been on a whirlwind of races which have resulted in thousands of miles traveled, a couple of airport layovers, tons of BMX racing, a new rider added to the roster and big points up for grabs.

We started off the back-to-back race weekends at the legendary South Park BMX track where the team went on to win both days of factory competition, totaling up some big scores. On this weekend one of the highlights was the debut performance of Austin Loebe in Elite men. Austin has been killing the 19-27X class for a few months now and despite him getting his 6th win of the season and giving the amateur boys title a chase his heart is set on following his dream in 2013 and racing Pro. None of us knew just how well Austin would fair against the Elder statesmen of BMX especially when you have the three-time ABA champion, 08 Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalists, and numerous World Champion titles on the gate with you. Lap after lap the team witnessed and cheered Austin as he holeshotted the motos and fought his way into the the semi only to get the dreaded 5th in the semi. South park was a huge confidence boost and hes retooling his training to give himself a shot at a main come Louisville.

The second most significant team related news coming out of South Park was the almost impossible come from behind wins that Cam Moore scored in 14X by opting for the Pro section both days. Having freshly coming off the OTC Beijing replica track in Chula vista I’m sure that Cam wasn’t too worried about the difficulty of the track.These races are the embodiment of what a pro section should do which is provide that advantage due to the difficulty of the jump.

To wrap up South Park coverage our 13G Abbie Macleod score her first two wins of the season shes been training hard and now reaping the rewards.

Next stop on the tour was Las Vegas which, based on history, was expected to be the largest race of the season. Vegas didn’t disappoint as the day 1 totaled 349 motos and the team score another season high of 251 pts the makes it the second score over 250 for us this season. Vegas Day 1 also had the first win of the season scored by Justin Knapper to be followed by big rider count wins of Cam Moore and Austin Loebe. The Win in Vegas was our 4th win in a row the team is on a roll hoping for a repeat performance.

Vegas day 2 wasn’t so good to the team as we had 2 crashes on the sheet and an fractured clavicle by Austin Loebe. We are hoping for Austin’s return next week in Pottstown but the situation is day to day.

We wrapped up our Vegas weekend with the official signing of our newest Member to the Answer/Rennen Roster. We welcome to the team, hailing from Chandler AZ, 8yr old girl Tara “Sugar Cookie” Klein. Tara will provide a southwest girl power presence as she has just received her full gear. word on the street is she is liking the new bike setup.

Stop three on the tour was a Midwest classic Rockford, IL. Some riders flew directly from Vegas to Chicago in order to save the travel time and expense. Big thanks to Erik Meyer’s family for putting the guys up for the week leading to the race. On the weekend the team set forth to take a chance and make sure our presence was felt but with this race being the home track to our Sister Squad Answer/SSquared/TLD we knew the odds may be against us. Nonetheless the team purged forward and came through in the clutch to capture 2nd place on Saturday with a respectable 215. On Sunday we faired 4th with a 205 allowing us to drop some lower early season scores.

Stop four on the tour was the Rockford of the East, Pottstown PA. This track is run by the family of one of our riders, Justin Knapper (Photo at top). The Knappers as always did an amazing job getting the facility ready for the national. Answer/Rennen riders dominated this race but we also suffered some casualties. Shawn Diprete crashed hard and cracked a few ribs…he’ll be in Louisville in a few weeks, hopefully back to full speed. Standout performances from Pottstown came from three team riders in particular. Max Egdorf pulled off back to back wins in A-Pro: his first of the season. Our Dynamic Duo of Moore/Knapper took home the wins in 14X/15X respectfully. Justin may have contested Max for those A-pro wins with this being his home track as he scared away most of the 15X class.

A big highlight of the weekend was our Answer/Rennen Clinic which drew 78 riders and their parents to learn the tips and techniques of some of the fastest riders in the country. I personally gave a gearing seminar in which about 30 parents sat in on and throughout the weekend we had return parents looking for help. To finish off the clinic we raffled off about $2000 of product from our sponsors, which without them we couldn’t do what we do best, win.

The USA BMX factory team battles this year are in full effect, and at this point in the season, Answer/Rennen is sitting second place overall, only down by 15 points. As focus and momentum shifts back to the East for the remainder of the season, we are honored to be in the position we are in representing the best BMX brands in the world. The title chase is on! And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Answer/Rennen is proudly sponsored by: Answer BMX, Rennen Design Group, Ssquared Bicycles, Tioga BMX, G-Cog, Profile Racing, Alienation BMX, Crit BMX, Insight BMX


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Class in Session in Pottstown With Answer-Rennen

July 17, 2012 by · Comments Off 

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Team Answer Rennen has been on a tear lately. With tough-to-touch talent like Shawn DiPrete, A Pros Phil Delizia and Max Egdorf, 19-27x Austin Loebe and Jr. Devo sensation Justin Knapper, the black, blue and white is more likely to be in front of you than alongside you in the expert ranks these days.

So, imagine our excitement when we heard the team was coming together to do a full-on clinic ahead of the Pottstown National. It’s rare to get all these blokes in the same place, at the same time (when it’s not a race day), and they only do one or two clinics a year.

While the clinic is on the track, class is in session for the parents too, with a gearing tech session, presented by the man who’s gears are constantly turning on BMX innovations, Rennen founder, George Costa.

Lots of other 411 to cover, and George sent over a PDF you can download that has all the information.

Tuition: $30 (two hours of instruction, and a raffle ticket for the Answer-Rennen co-spo prize drawing)

To sign up, just show up at the Pottstown track at 5PM on August 2.

Email Questions to: george@rennendesigngroup.com

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