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  • Writer's picturePete Noneman

Legends and Heroes Tour to Honor Suspension Pioneer Steve Simons at Oakland Supercross

Oakland, CA - February 1, 2018 - The Legend and Heroes Tour traveling moto museum is pleased to announce that they will honor motocross suspension pioneer Steve Simons this Saturday night at round five of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Oakland, California on February 3, 2018.

The Tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and motocross into what it is today. Each honoree receives a special commemorative plaque and a Rockwell timepiece during a special podium presentation on the stadium floor before opening ceremonies.

About Steve Simons:

Steve Simons is a pioneer of suspension technology. His many innovations and inventions helped to propel the sport of supercross to what it is today.

In the mid 70’s he invented coolers for shock absorbers to allow for longer lasting performance, front forks and fork kits that improved handling and allowed the sport of supercross top grow.

He developed the Upside Down Fork that is now the suspension standard not only in motocross but in many other motorcycle applications. His Simons UDX-60 USD forks played a significant role in motocross history as they graced Brad Lackey’s 500cc World Championship Suzuki. Lackey himself credits the forks to his successful championship run.

In the 90’s, Simons co-founded Rockshox, Inc, one of the most successful suspension companies in the sport of mountain biking and again set the standard for performance.

The Legends and Heroes would like to honor Steve this weekend in Oakland and thank him for his contribution to the motorcycle industry and the sport of supercross.



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