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.

Rab Preston | Irish Rider Profiles

January 2017

Rab Preston Fifteen BMX

Name:  Robert Preston

 

Plate Number:  # 94

 

2017 Race Class:  Superclass

 

Home Town:  Portadown

 

Cycling Club:  Lisburn BMX Club

 

Team / Sponsor: Thrill BMX Ireland | Mech Monkey Belfast | Mahon Garden Centre Portadown | Bright Stars Nursery Portadown

 

Favourite place to ride / train? Bike training is my favourite and a few days at the gym.

 

Favourite track you have raced?  Probably Lisburn because it’s my home track, but I really liked Ratoath.

 

Favourite riders to watch (Irish or International)?  Irish rider would be George Gordon, International … Barry Nobles.

 

What has been your favourite Irish event so far?  The Ratoath doubleheader, rounds 7 & 8 2016.

 

What’s your dream bike?  My current bike … Thrill BMX.

 

Lights of beeps?  Lights!

 

Manual or jump?  Jump!

 

How many years have you been racing? 1

 

How did the 2016 season go for you?  Good, I got 3rd in the Irish National Championships, 2nd in the Ulster championship and 1st in the Lisburn BMX series.

 

What are you plans / goals / hopes for the 2017 season?  Hope to get good results in Superclass and progress a lot!

 

Do you have any long term BMX goals?  Yea, to help and coach others when I build up more experience.

 

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BIKE CHECK:

Frame: Thrill Pro XL

Forks: BOX XL

Bars: BOX Maximus

Stem: BOX Delta

Grips: Vans Waffle Lock-ons

Headset: FSA

Seat: BOX Echelon

Seat Post: BOX Echelon

Seat Clamp: BOX Helix

BIKE CHECK:

Cranks: BOX Vector 180mm

Sprocket: BOX Cosine  44/16

Bottom Bracket: BOX Components

Pedals: Shimano DX SPD

Brakes: BOX Eclipse caliper / BOX Genius leaver

Hubs: Front: Hope / Rear: Hope BMX Pro

Rims: BOX Focus Pro

Tyres: Kenda Kompact

Plate: BOX Phase One #94

BIKE CHECK:

Frame: Thrill Pro XL

Forks: BOX XL

Bars: BOX Maximus

Stem: BOX Delta

Grips: Vans Waffle Lock-ons

Headset: FSA

Seat: BOX Echelon

Seat Post: BOX Echelon

Seat Clamp: BOX Helix

Cranks: BOX Vector 180mm

Sprocket: BOX Cosine  44/16

Bottom Bracket: BOX Components

Pedals: Shimano DX SPD

Brakes: BOX Eclipse caliper / BOX Genius leaver

Hubs: Front: Hope / Rear: Hope BMX Pro

Rims: BOX Focus Pro

Tyres: Kenda Kompact

Plate: BOX Phase One #94

Rab Preston Fifteen BMX
Rab Preston Fifteen BMX
Rab Preston Fifteen BMX
Rab Preston Fifteen BMX

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Photos: Rab Preston | Belfast City BMX