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1976 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1976-1977: MCS Bicycles was started by NBL founder George Esser and Rick Connery out of a motorcycle shop in Pompano Beach, Florida. Products: MCS "Z-1" frame. Riders: Greg Esser, Brian Esser, Timmy Judge.
1978 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1978-1979: In the late 70's, as the "sport" of BMX was growing in the southeast, MCS was selling frames as fast as they could make them! To keep up with the demand, MCS was welding frames around the clock with both day and night shirts. Products: MCS Magnum frame, MCS Spider frame, MCS 6-Bolt stem. Riders: Jamie Burrows, David Argyle.
1980 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1980-1981: George Esser, concentrating on running the NBL sold MCS to Ron Cann and Norman Livin. Ron started Hot Inc. numer plates around this same time. Products: Full line of MCS Magnum frames, bars, stems, and seat posts. Riders: Jeff Ruminer.
1982 MCS 240 Magnum bike test in BMX Plus! may 1982.
1983 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1983-1984: Ron Cann sold his half of the company to Norman Livin. As freestyle became popular, MCS made it's first freestyle frame, the "Styler". As MCS continued to support BMX racing, the "Magnum Force" co-sponsor team was formed. The team grew rapidly to 500 members, representing MCS throughout the country. Products: MCS Magnum 2000 frame, MCS Styler frame. Riders: Matt Harris, Bill Madden, Billy Swoop, Marlow Buelvas.
1985 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1985-1987: Bill Prince was hired to manage the MCS race team. In 1987, MCS hired Pro BMX racer Jeff DeVido as a sales rep and to manage the "Magnum Force" program. Products: MCS Mantis Mini frame, MCS Hurricane Jr. frame. Riders: Mike Brandt, Craig Reynolds, Mike Crehan, Jonathan Lee.
Ad in Freestylin june 1986: The MCS Styler Stands Head and Shoulders Above the Rest. MORE TRICKS. MORE FUN.
The new Styler gives you more of everything. Because its the only bike that's engineered exclusively for freestyling. The lightweight frame is loaded with standard features other bike manufacturers offer only as "options". Combined with the freestyle fork and handlebars, the Styler rises far above the competition. Each Styler component is constructed of 4130 chromoly with a dazzling show chrome finish. Radical Styler technology also includes: Twin chain stays for double strength that also serve as standing platforms, Extra large sculptured tubing with non-skid vinyl standing pads, Double butted head tube, Welded cable guides on frame and fork, Knurling on all strategic parts for better control.
The complete STYLER from MCS. There's nothing that you need to add on. In fact, the only thing missing is you.
mcs styler 1986
1988 www.mcsbicycles.com: MCS was sold to Les Hertz and Lawrence Ribco. The MCS/Eagle Snacks Team was formed, consisting of many of the top amatuers in the country. Pro racer Terry "Mr. T" Tennette joined the MCS Factory Team. Terry had a terrific race season on his new XLX frame which becomes one of MCS's hottest products. Products: MCS XLX frame and fork set. Riders: Terry Tennette, Todd Lyons, Ronnie Walker, John Purse, B.J. Gant, Termite Hudson, Percy Owens.
1990 www.mcsbicycles.com: The MCS Euro Team, lead by European Team Manager Gerrit Does, won the World Championship in France! Products: MCS Magnum 24" frame, Ron'C handlebars. Riders: Christophe Leveque, Dale Holmes, Bas DeBeaver, Nico Does, Petier Does.
1991 BMX Plus! february 1991: Lawrence Rybko and Leslie Hertz have sold MCS to Jeff DeVido. Jeff owns Custom Cycle Supply and he's excited about distributing MCS to the BMX world.
www.mcsbicycles.com: In October of 1991, MCS was sold to racer/employee Jeff DeVido. Jeff then started a BMX distribution company, Custom Cycle Supply!
1995 www.mcsbicycles.com: 1995-1999: The mid to late 90's saw the sport of Freestyle and Dirt jumping explode around the world. MCS stayed involved in BMX racing while sister company, Bully Bikes, took off in the Dirt Jumping world. Products: MCS Spinner Hubs, Bully Hot Rod frame. Riders: Dennis Neubauer, Jessica Crasilli, Matt Silvia, Cory Nastazio.
2000 www.mcsbicycles.com: 2000-2004: Jeff hired longtime friend Brian Fell to manage the MCS and Bully teams. Brian put together a top notch program and designed some great products, including the MCS Speed Freak frame. The team was able to take the Florida State Series Championship title foour years in a row. Products: MCS Speed Freak frame, MCS Aluminum handlebars. Riders: Jason Richardson, Philip Delizia, Kalin Hall Jr., Amanda Geving, Aaron Butler, Raul Gomez, Petey Peters.
2005 www.mcsbicycles.com: MCS steps back into the complete bike arena with it's first offering in over 15 years. Our entry-level bicycles line is steadily growing and the bikes have been well recieved by the industry, gaining reviews in such BMX publications as BMX Plus! and Ride BMX UK. We have a great program, with a well rounded team and a 32' Factory Team Support trailer at the events they compete in. Products: Entry level completes. Riders: Jonathan Suarez, Jonathan Villa, Bryan Kipp, Aaron Cartwright.
2006 www.mcsbicycles.com: 30 years after welding the first frame, MCS is going stronger than ever! Truly a "rider owned" company, MCS strongly supports our sport of BMX. What's in store for the futre? Only time will tell! One thing that is for sure. MCS will keep supporting BMX and will continue to make the best products available! Products: Entry level completes. Riders: Jonathan Suarez, Jonathan Villa, Bryan Kipp, Aaron Cartwright.
MCS team
Marlowe Buelvas 1987