First race win in BMX history of a 22" wheel bike in the 20" class. The Faction 'Amero' prototype 22" bike in its first test race was snuck into the 20" line up to race in the 30+ masters at the 2009 Midland Champs in Rotherham UK. Novice racer Keith Easom (co founder of Faction Bike Co) beat expert racers on their 20" race model bikes two times in a row. The video shows the 22" wins from the start pulling away even up to the finish line proving the 22" can gate as good as a 20" and out run them. This overturns more than 30 years of accepted thinking in the industry that 20" bikes are unbeatable. Keith was also the first rider to win races on a 22" in the 24" class. First win was in the 2011 regional champs, then again in the 2012 UK National series. Proving our 22" bike concept works in both classes. Even in Aug 2013 this is still the only video on the Internet showing a 22" bike in an official race. The video has been on the Faction Bike Co web site home page attracting 1000's of views since Oct 2009. With the video going viral and sparking forum debates, the USA and Canadian race associations announced in 2012 that they would now ban 22" bikes from racing in the 20" classes. Making this probably the most controversial BMX race ever.
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