Lotek just dropped a look at their 2015 winter collection which will dropping worldwide in November/December. Plenty of new colourways here, and the new Shawn McIntosh “MAC” signature shoe which looks like a mix between the Nightwolf and the Fader. Looking good to me!
This time on The Union’s Products feature Kurt looks at the High Rise stem from Kink, Garrett Reeves’ signature grips from Sunday Bikes, the Team sprocket from Freed Bikes, Simone Barraco’s signature Strada tire from The Shadow Conspiracy and finally the new Cult X Starter limited edition snapback hat… Kurt even sneaks in a t shirt of his own making at the end. Go and have a butchers.
FBM‘s machine shop has always spat out the finest US made frames since day one and what better way to celebrate than with this awesome re-make of FBM’s debut Angel Of Death frame. Unlike the days of when we installed/destroyed our bearings with a lump hammer to Slayer this frame features a press-fit Mid BB and integrated headtube as well as slimmer tubing and smaller dropouts No details on any specs as of yet but it looks a tad more maneuverable this time around.
Spotted at Interbike last week is Merritt‘s new Option street tire which uses a dual compound rubber. the sidewall uses a harder rubber which helps protect from grind damage and aids sliding with a touch of wax. Neat idea!
Eclat will be realising their super grippy Ridegstone Tire in a larger 2.40″ size for those of you who prefer a larger tire. They will also be releasing the tires in a super sticky gum compound too as well as a few other colours later on this year.
United just posted this sneak peek at some new sprockets they are working on which uses Odyssey’s Socket-drive interface. Looking foreword to seeing more on these, especially the guard sprocket.
Just when you thought the Oil Slick craze had hit the roof, Primo bring out there JJ Palmere Pedals in the wild colour, even crazier given that they are plastic! If that’s too much for you, don’t worry because they still do them in Black too…
So here is part 2 of our Interbike from last week. We’ve been regularly updating our Instagram page as we made our way around all the brands that are on display. Here is a rundown of what we managed to grab from the show last week.
For more Interbike coverage, The Union, Ride US and Vital BMX also have a bunch of photos and videos from the show so check out those too…
So we’re out here at Interbike this week and regularly updating our Instagram page as we make our way around all the brands that are on display. Plenty of rad new stuff here this year, here is a list of the best bits we saw on day one.
Search #themergedinterbike for our Instagram coverage as well as updates up on the site through out the week. Also Kurt over The Union is doing some more in-depth coverage so head over there for more info on any of these products…
Like your bikes to be able to move? Well so does Alex Donnachie apparently… BSD unveiled the ALVX frame from their 2015 line recently and just dropped some info on it’s geometry and to say this thing is tight would be an understatement. The super steep 75.5 degree head angle and ridiculously short 12.5 chainstays are measurements that would make most flatlanders blush. Here’s the vital stats from BSD’s website;
- Super short rear end slammable to 12.5”
- Extra wide rear end for up to 2.4” tires
- Curved ends on stays for peg clearance
- External gussets
- No brake mounts
- Toptube sizes : 20.3″, 20.6″, 20.8″ and 21″
- Headtube angle : 75.5°
- Chain stay length : 12.5 to 13″
- Weight : 5 lbs
- Colours : Trans blue, clear coat raw and flat black
Notice how close the chainstay bridge is to the BB. This frame should be available to the general public by late November so keep an eye and an ear out.
*Edit* I previously made a guess to the BB height but an eagle-eyed viewer commented below and put me right with this;
BB Height: 11.8(!)
Standover Height: 8.7
We’re off on our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for Interbike to check out all the new products on the horizon for 2015. Search #themergedinterbike for our Instagram coverage as well as updates up on the site through out the week.
Gone are the days of zip tied seats to top tubes, bars are getting taller and frames are getting taller to match. We’ve seen more brands adopting taller headtubes like BSD, WeThePeople, S&M and now Caleb Quanbeck is riding a sample Stranger Ballast frame with a huge 10″ standover and a super tall headtube to match. What do you guys think to this one?
BSD just dropped a look at some of the new product they are dropping at Interbike next week including Dan Paley’s signature grips, new coloured Donnasqueak tires and an Alex Donnachie signature frame with a 12.5″ chainstay. Click HERE to check it out!
The boys at Merritt have a Freecoaster in the works. Looks like it uses a clutch based system but a unique bearing arangement to keep this thing rolling longer. Cant wait to find out more…
A lot of people have been patiently waiting for Mutiny‘s new product line to drop. Well for those guys today is your lucky day. After quite a await the full 2015 line is now available from Mutiny dealers worldwide!
“Today we are proud to announce that all of our new products are now available at mail orders and distributions worldwide. This new range has been in the works for a while and we are really proud with how it turned out. From a new signature frame for Grant Castelluzzo, revisions on all our frames and components, as well as the new camouflage finish. We pride ourselves on constantly updating and improving our products to keep the clean and strong, this batch is no different. Make sure you head over towww.mutinybikes.com for all of the info on the new line as well as to check out all things going on here with Mutiny. Thank you for your support”
Check out the above video to learn a little bit more about The Shadow Conspiracy‘s new Supreme Standards Testing that they have developed over the past year to insure all their products hold to to exactly what they were designed for. After you have watched the video then CLICK HERE for more info over on their site.
More signature products in the works for Tom Dugan from the boys at Odyssey. As spotted on Gsport George‘s ever insightful Instagram account, is a look at the Alloy and Plastic versions which will be available later this year. By the looks of it these things will be super grippy, nice and thin and run on bushings rather than bearings. What more could you want in a pedal?
The Colony website has a sneak preview of their 2015 product line that should be dropping later this year. Plenty to look forward to including a full oil-slick kit, full guard sprockets, new frame and more. Check it right here.
Federal have an updated version of their Liquid Forks dropping soon. These V2′s feature an updated thicker dropout and a shorter 30mm offset Expect to see these badboys available later this year.
-New Federal V2 Liquid Forks
-Hydroformed H24 Steerer and Embossed Logos
-6mm & 8mm Hex Topcap
Eclat had a few new parts on display at the Eurobike tradeshow this weekend in Germany. Look out for more info on these next week at Interbike. Who’s feeling those wild Fireball tires?
Click on through for a sneak peek at what’s coming from those guys later this year and onwards.