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Redline signs on the ultimate 3-Pro freestyle team of Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, Rich Hirsch and Canandian Dustin Guenther. Work begins immediately on the ultimate Redline freestyle frame. Rooftop and Rich come up with the name “Device.”
Team Redline hits the road for another season of domination; with Jason Carne$ now behind the wheel of a new Redline Rig – a Chevy Express Van pulling an ultra trick Redline trailer emblazoned with a table-topping Bubba Harris on the side.
The first Redline Device frames arrive and the world takes notice. Rooftop selects green & black as the color.
NBL, please meet Bubba. In his first NBL race since turning pro, Harris wins both days in Florida; shutting up the critics and naysayers who claimed he was just a creation of media-hype until he races (and wins) at an NBL national.
Rooftop recruits two rising stars to the freestyle cartel; Garrett Reynolds and Kevin Kirally. While Kevin won the Free Flow finals (earning himself an invite to the Mt. Dew Action Sports tour finals), Garrett won his first Pro event at the ASA Mobile Skatepark Series.
At the '05 X-Games, “Rooftop” sets a new Guiness Book o' Records for doing the longest distance backflip – landing it at 62 feet, 2 inches. If that wasn’t enough, Rooftop then climbs back up the super ramp and sets an all-new record for long-distance 360 – at 50 feet, 6 inches.
The UCi Worlds are held in Paris, and Redline’s foreign legions are in full effect. In the Elite Mens final, Bubba Harris passes on the extreme inside of the first turn and doesn’t look back. He becomes the new World Champ. To celebrate, he backflipped for the French crowd, on his victory lap ... to everyone's delight.
In a wild and crazy NBL Grands main for Elite Women, Kim Hayashi gets passed down the last straightaway .. but still has enough points to win the No.1 title for the year (just not the day). For those counting – that’s three in a row!
While Golden Crank trophies are no stranger to our sponsored Pros, nobody (not even us, really) expected Team Redline to get voted “Team of the Year” by the readers of BMXer magazine. Redline's small roster of riders, led by Harris and Hayashi, are no doubt crowd favorites.
Team Redline went in to the ABA Grands with high hopes to nab three No.1 Pro titles. But a first-main crash by Kim Hayashi ended any chance. However – in the end, three No.1 silver cups did go to Redline-mounted riders; thanks to a No.1 Cruiser championship won by Spinner’s Bob O’Gorman.
What's more incredible than Bubba winning all three mains to take his second consecutive No.1 Pro plate was the fact that he didn’t lose one entire race, all weekend long. His Grands win made it 23 wins for the year; placing him with the second-most AA-pro wins in a season (see 1998).
Despite a third-main blatant take-out from a former teammate, Jason Carne$ still held on to his points lead to win his fourth consecutive No.1 Vet Pro title. To celebrate, he goes in for double knee surgery 3 days later.
Providence, RI: The Redline cyclo-cross team, lead by Elite Woman Katie Compton and rising star Alex Coehlo, win a record-setting FOUR stars ‘n stripes jerseys. Logan Owen scored his first ever, and longtime Redline Master racer Dan Norton takes his 11th.