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Watch Nate Adams in a GoPro Kind of Day

The folks over at GoPro have released a killer video of FMX rider Nate Adams, following him throughout a day riding his bike. The Dragon athlete showcases signature tricks and moves that show why he’s a 19-time X Games medalist and legend of the sport.

For more from GoPro, check out their YouTube channel here. For more from the Dragon FMX riders, follow them on Instagram: Josh Sheehan // Destin Cantrell.

For more from Dragon MX, follow Dragon Motorsports.

Dragon FMX cleans up at Summer X Games

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Minneapolis, MN — This past weekend marked the annual action sports rite of passage—ESPN’s Summer X Games—in Minneapolis, MN at US Bank Stadium. Dragon was represented in the FMX disciplines by Josh Sheehan, Nate Adams and Destin Cantrell. Cantrell, a California-native, won the gold medal in the Best Whip event while Australia’s Josh Sheehan earned a silver medal in the Freestyle contest.

On Friday night, Sheehan took to the Freestyle course, and when the dust had settled, managed a silver medal performance. This marks the sixth medal for the Donnybrook-native, his second in the Freestyle category. He previously took gold in 2016 at Summer X Games in Austin, TX. Even more remarkable than the medal was the fact that Josh landed a brand new trick during the contest, a Downward 360 Seat Grab.

“[I] hadn’t done this trick before this week,” Sheehan noted afterward. He continued, “I was hoping to have done it a little bigger, but it’s a lot easier landing in a big foam pit—it’s much scarier coming in sideways towards the dirt,” he remarked.

Destin Cantrell, competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—the Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, earning 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

This was the first year that Summer X Games were held at the US Bank Stadium. For more from Summer X, visit the event site here.

To watch Cantrell’s final whip, view it here on the Dragon Blog. To watch Sheehan’s silver medal performance, head over here. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Dragon Motorsports head to X Games

As the annual summer action sports rite of passage comes closer—Summer X Games—the Dragon FMX riders prepare to compete. Held for the first time in Minneapolis, MN—at the brand new US Bank Stadium—let’s break down who and what and how to watch.

The ageless Nate Adams will be making his return to Summer X after a brief hiatus. He’ll be competing in the Best Whip competition for the first time. Joining him will be X Games rookie Destin Cantrell, who won his spot into the Best Whip contest via the Monster Energy Cup last fall.

Australian Josh Sheehan will be pulling double duty, competing in the Freestyle and Best Trick. Sheehan is fresh off a pair of 2nd place finishes at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid, Spain and the Nitro Circus World Games in Salt Lake City, UT.

For the Dragon FMX riders the action begins Friday July 14th. The MotoX Freestyle starts at 9:00 PM EST on ESPN. And then on Saturday the 15th, Best Whip and Best Trick start in the 7:00 PM EST block on ESPN. And all events are streaming on ESPN3.com for those who have access to that.

Dragon Releases NFX2 Motocross Goggle

The best moto goggle gets even better

Dragon’s patented NFX goggle changed the paradigm in motocross goggle design. The old, worn out idea of how a goggle should be made was thrown out and a better, smarter design was introduced. That evolution takes another step as Dragon introduces the NFX2.

With the same forward-thinking design, the NFX2 takes an incredible goggle and makes it even better. With an integrated removable outrigger the NFX2 is able to achieve a tighter seal with the face than any other moto goggle. The outrigger also makes tear-off application and removal a simple and effective task. The Swiftlock lens change system is, hands down, the quickest and most innovative lens changing design in the industry. With the flip of a switch the goggle is locked/unlocked and easily removed to adapt to changing light conditions. The NFX2 also features Dragon’s patented frameless technology, injected dual all-weather anti fog treated lens, armored venting, premium quad-foam technology, silicone beaded strap backing, removable nose guard and extra wide peripheral view that sets an industry standard for vision.

Dragon NFX2 Moto Goggle

“I’ve been with Dragon for a while now and it’s awesome to see these guys aggressively working to give us the best goggle possible. I didn’t think they could improve on the NFX but this new NFX2 is the best goggle I’ve ever used,” Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson.