insta-bike roundup part 2


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 UnionRide US and Vital BMX also have a bunch of photos and videos from the show so check out those too…

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Intsta-bike roundup part 1


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…

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BSD Alex Donnachie ALVX Signature Frame


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. No word on the ALVX’s bottom bracket height yet but I’d hazard a guess at something low like 11.5″ to keep some stability in the ride.  This frame should be available to the general public by late November so keep an eye and an ear out.

Stranger 10″ Standover Ballast Frame


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?

New Mutiny Products available now


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 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

Odyssey Tom Dugan Pedal


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?

Federal Liquid V2 Forks


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
-Investment Cast
-Tapered Legs
-Bigger Clearance
-Hydroformed H24 Steerer and Embossed Logos
-Reinforced Crown
-30mm Offset
-6mm & 8mm Hex Topcap


Spotted – S&M FU Frames


After a few sneak peek’s, signature S&M frames will be out soon for Craig Passero and Charlie Crumlish! After some speculation about the geometry, S&M just leaked that Charlie’s frame will come with a 13.4″ slammed, 11.7 bb height, 9.25 standover height, and 75 degree head tube with a massive headtube. Craig’s will come with a 75.5 headtube angle. This photo spotted on their Instagram page also shows the taller headtube featured on Charlie’s frame. Hopefully we’ll have more info on both of these at Interbike next week…

BSD Passenger Bars


BSD Forever have been coming through with a whole bunch of product recently and are further expanding Kriss Kyle’s ‘Passenger’ line of signature components with these new BSD Passenger handlebars. These bars were made to feel like a taller set of BSD Highlander bars for those of you who prefer a more upright stance… perfect for that inevitably crooked spine of yours.

- Constructed from multi butted, heat-treated 4130 chromoly
- Width : 29″
- Height : 8.75″
- Backsweep : 11°
- Upsweep : 2°
- Colours : ED black, raw, chrome and flat red
- Weight : 1.6 lbs

Cult Nylon Hub Guards


Here are the new Cult Nylon Hub Guards. Designed by our good mate @paulalfaro these guards slide over the cone nuts on all Match front, Match V1 and V2 Cassette, and Match V1 and V2 FC Hubs. Featuring an AL6061 T6 core and a “Glock like” Nylon 6 polymer sleeve. Look out for these hitting shops later this year.

Tree Modular Hub Guards


Head over to the Tree website to check out their new Modular Hub Guards they have been working on for a while now. These 4130 heat-treated hubguards will be available in both front and drive and non-drive side versions and should fit a variety of different hubs on the market. Look out for info on these on display at Interbike in a few weeks.

Sunday Thundercoaster Wheel


Freecoaster’s are pretty much the go to choice for every street rider these days, and now the chaps at  Sunday have made it even more friendly on your wallet to own one.

Their new affordable Thundercoaster wheel starts out with a basic freecoaster hub that uses KHE-style clutch internals laced to the Thunder double wall rim. This wheel is available for $219.99 and can be picked up at your local Sunday dealer today!