The 2017 Irish National Series is fast approaching so we figured it was a good time to get to know some of the Irish riders and the machines they’ll be on … we’ll add one or two Irish Rider Profiles a week leading up to the season opener.

If you want to be included, email your details to info@15.ie

Riders under 18 years of age must have parental permission.

Aivars Tirums | Irish Rider Profiles

January 2017

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Name:  Aivars Tirums

 

Plate Number:  # 81

 

2017 Race Class:  30+ Masters

 

Home Town:  Valmiera, Latvia

 

Cycling Club:  Cork BMX Club

 

Favourite place to ride / train? Streets of Cork City & Cork BMX track.

 

Favourite track you have raced?  It must be Lucan BMX track.

 

Favourite riders to watch (Irish or International)?  I love Renato Rezende’s riding style. I hope he gets on that podium this season.

 

What has been your favourite Irish event so far?  Irish National round 5-6 in Lucan with the Reno family racing.

 

What’s your dream bike?  I always was a GT fanboy.

 

Manual or jump?  Manual! Jumping didn’t end well in 2015.

 

How many years have you been racing? 2 years in Ireland. Raced back in 1991 for couple of years.

 

How did the 2016 season go for you?  Really well. I ended up on top of the podium.

 

What are you plans / goals / hopes for the 2017 season?  Same plan as last season, have fun riding, win some races, keep it rubber side down. Also myself and couple of Irish friends are going to race in Latvia this summer.

 

Do you have any long term BMX goals?  To race as long as I can.

 

BIKE CHECK:

Frame: GT Stay Strong 22″

Forks: Fluide Pulse

Bars: Fluide Pulse

Stem: Fluide Pulse

Grips: ODI Ruffian Stay Strong

Headset: FSA

Seat: Tioga D-Spyder

Seat Post: ABD

Seat Clamp: Integrated in frame

BIKE CHECK:

Cranks: Sinz Elite 180mm

Sprocket: Elevn  44/45-16

Bottom Bracket: Shimano HallowTech

Pedals: Shimano M424 SPD

Brakes: Shimano DXR

Hubs: SuperDuper Ace

Rims: BOX Focus Pro

Tyres: Tioga PowerBlock 1.75″ front / Maxxis 1.75″ rear

Plate: BOX Phase One #81

BIKE CHECK:

Frame: GT Stay Strong 22″

Forks: Fluide Pulse

Bars: Fluide Pulse

Stem: Fluide Pulse

Grips: ODI Ruffian Stay Strong

Headset: FSA

Seat: Tioga D-Spyder

Seat Post: ABD

Seat Clamp: Integrated in frame

Cranks: Sinz Elite 180mm

Sprocket: Elevn  44/45-16

Bottom Bracket: Shimano HallowTech

Pedals: Shimano M424 SPD

Brakes: Shimano DXR

Hubs: SuperDuper Ace

Rims: BOX Focus Pro

Tyres: Tioga PowerBlock 1.75″ front / Maxxis 1.75″ rear

Plate: BOX Phase One #81

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