CONNOR FIELDS #11 • CHASE BMX RIDER TEAM LEADER
Name: Connor Fields
B-Day: September 14, 1992
Hometown: Las Vegas
Nickname: The Conman
Facebook :Connor Fields
Fave Track: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fave Place to travel: Spain
Hobbies: Playing and watching basketball, teaching clinics, movies, spending time with friends
Sponsors: Chase, Kingstar, Insight, Elevn, Excess, Kicker, Shimano, FLY, Thomson, Stay Strong
Rivals on the track: All the Elite men
Fave athlete: Kevin Durant, James Harrison, Michael Phelps, Muhommad Ali
US Pro Connor Fields is BRG’s main man representing all their brands and putting the new Chase frame into main events and onto podiums all across the globe. Connor had a great season in 2011 with a UCI World Final in Copenhagen, a big World Cup win in Chula Vista where he dominated also setting the new fastest time ever recorded on that track. He also topped the podium at the Pan American Games over in Mexico…not bad in his “rookie” year as an Elite rider! He spent some time “down under” over Christmas and New Year living with his well respected coach Sean Dwight and getting ready for potentially the biggest year of his BMX career. Connor now has his sight’s set on a bigger goals for 2012. First off he want’s to top the podium in Birmingham in May before returning to the UK to go for Gold in London in August.
The “Conmans” Bike
Frame:Chase RSP 1.0
Cranks: Shimano DXR
Front Tire: Tioga Powerblock
Front Wheel: Excess
Rear Tire: Tioga Powerblock
Rear Wheel: Excess
Brakes: Shimano DXR
Lever: Shimano DXR
Editors note :The Chase frame is one of nicest looking frames currently on the market in my opinion :
Chase Frames feature a double butted top tube, triple butted down tube, the chain stays and seat stays both utilize a special process known as muscle forming to give them both a unique look and give added strength and stiffness to round out and create one of the lightest and stiffest BMX frames available. Chase is able to add these incredible features while remaining true to the traditional look of BMX racing while adding Chase BMX’s cutting edge racing performance.
The Hydro formed or tear drop shaped tubing that is on the RSP Frames are custom designed, radically shaped, and drawn aluminum alloy for weight savings and stiffness that help give optimal strength and rigidity to the Chase BMX frame. Hydro formed tubes have two main advantages. First, the narrow axis is a flatter surface, which can mean a lot more surface area to carry the load, like an I-beam with a wide flange, so it will be stiffer and stronger across the minor axis. Secondly, the deeper axis will be stiffer since the stiffness varies to the cube of the diameter, stronger to the square. When using an oval shaped tube on a typical BMX frame it helps reduce flex but only in one direction, but on the Chase BMX frame the tubes are oval in both directions in the main flex areas and these tubes help reduce flex in both main directions.
Chase BMX frames are offered in eleven different sizes – 10 different 20″ frames- Mini XL, Junior XL, Expert, Expert XL, Pro, Pro +, Pro XL, Pro XL+, Pro XXL, and Pro XXL+: and 2 options in 24″ frames – Pro or Pro XL Cruiser.
The entire offering of Chase BMX frames is available in two colors – Brilliant Black or Winning White.F Chase BMX rames utilizes a distinctive and detailed graphics design that enhances the Chase BMX proprietary tubing which further improve the details and bring you not only the best riding, but also one of the best looking frames in BMX.
CHASE BMX is available in the UK through GROOVE Racing : www.groovebmx.co.uk
Editors pick from Connors current Top 5 Tunes :
Connor training at the OTC in Chula Vista :
See Connor Fields at Birmingham World Championships May 24th – 27th. Buy your tickets here : www.bmxworlds.co.uk