Quality over quantity; that’s a pretty good way to describe Haro’s race team. On one hand, you’ve got veteran Khalen Young, a former ABA #1 Pro and an Olympic contender riding on Australia’s Men’s team, doing his thing on our all new Blackout complete. Then you have Brooke Crain, a girl that has more age group titles and national wins than we can count. And finally, American
Nic Long. What do these three athletes have in a common? A similar story on how they got to where they are today – starting at their local track and working their way up – something all of us
racers can relate to. We followed Nic’s journey this year; below is a bit about his story.
The 2012 UCI World Cup series has been a long season, and the road to the London Games was a heated battle from the start. The US Mens team started off as 20+ top contenders, all with the same dream – represent the USA at the Summer Games in London. Through 5 World Cup events, and a Trials race on the London Replica track in Chula Vista, 3 men emerged. Among them, Nic Long, our guy - a San Diego kid, representing a San Diego brand, on the most prestigious stage for BMX. Nic was just a kid on a mini back when he started racing in 1997, but as he graduated through the junior and expert sizes, along came National Age Group titles. By age 18, he had won two back-to-back ABA National #1 Amateur titles. Rookie pro by 19, Nic has spent the majority of his pro career on board our Race LT model. Now, Nic takes with him to London a lifelong dream, and two fully dialed Blackout completes, just as you see it on this page.
It’s just you, your bike, the track, a gate, and a cadence. A dream that starts on the Mini, with hard work and dedication, will be achieved on the Blackout. Ok riders, random start. . . .