It looks like this year we will be seeing more brands release there own version of Fly’s Tripod Seat System which was first released at Interbike a few years back. Here is the first look at Odyssey‘s first Tripod Seat which will be released later this Summer along with their very own Tripod seatpost, which apparently will be much longer than the current offering. This Seat shares a similar shape to their Principal Pivotal Seat but uses the Tripod attachement instead which eliminates any holes, reduces weight and keeps everything looking much cleaner.
Pretty cool to see Odyssey use a new seat design for this one, as I have to say the biggest drawback to the Tripod System is the lack of seat designs and shapes, especially the fatter variety. Cult, Federal, Proper, Mutiny, T1, Deluxe and more have their own Tripod seats coming out in the near future so there will be much greater choice for those wanting to switch from the proven pivotal seat, to this cleaner looking system. Hard to say weather the Tripod will take over completely but its great to see larger brands like Odyssey take note and bring out their own…
Fit Bike Co have updated their PCP and Lo-Bolt pivotal seats. These seats now come with a perforated version and a little more padding, which lets face it, isn’t exactly a bad thing. Both are available now from Fit dealers worldwide.
I hadn’t heard anything from The Make for a good while so I was pretty excited to see they just released a sneak peek at their new Frames that are coming out for 2014. Looks like an update on their current Frames with The Count and Chicken having their own signature Frames again, not to dissimilar from their current models. There is also a team Frame dubbed The Crew, which looks like an update from The Assassin Frame featuring a super steep 75.5 degree headtube and double gussets up front to beef things up. Although the images are just renderings, you can head over to the site to get the lowdown on the specs, I’m certainly feeling the fresh graphics on these.
Spotted over on The Union.
Miles Rogoish and Tony Neyer teamed up to put together this promo for the release of Neyer’s signature WLT Tire from Primo. This Tire might look familiar as we have seen a few sneak peeks since early this year. Based of the hugely popular Wall Tire, the WLT (Wall Two) Tire uses a similar classic diamond slick tread and will be available soon in 2.3″ and in a choice of Black, Tan or Grey sidewalls. Expect to see ore info on these dropping from Primo soon.
Division Brand out of Australia have been prototyping a Top Load Stem since the beginning of the year, and what you see here is the final sample. This thing is cooling clean and the seem stoked on it!
“It’s been quite an adventure to get the Terminal top load stem exactly how we want it but the final sample is sorted and we will be testing this hard over the coming months. Specs go like this… Full CNC 6066T6 alloy, 50mm reach, 34mm rise and will be available Black or Polished.”
Check out more over on Division Brand.
A few week’s ago S&M leaked a sneak peek at a prototype of their Drive Side Steel Hub Guard they were prototyping. A lot of people got excited about this one, namely because of the lack of steel guards, especially drive-side versions. Seen here is the prototype installed on a bike. Due to the strength of the steel you can see how the guard doesn’t have to be as thick or chunky as alloy versions, whilst still having superior resistance and toughness. Still no word on a release date but expect to see this USA made cog guards out later this year.
More big, slick tires, this time from the dudes at Cult. These new Tires are based off the Dehart Tires, but again with a slicker, knurling free surface for extra grip and traction. Measuring up at 2.40, these are Cult’s biggest Tires yet, and are currently in testing from the team. I can imagine these things would be excellent choice if you ride concrete parks and dont want your wheels slipping out at high speed.
More over on Cult.
Shadow are always cooking up new products, and by the looks of it have a new super wide Tire in the works. This yet-unnamed Tire is to be based off the tread of their Overtaker Tire, but features a much slicker tread profile and no knurling, no doubt designed to make these things stick like gum to a table. Seen here is the 2.40 version, making it the biggest Tire they do yet and one of the largest on the market, no word however on any additional sizes or color options for the production version. These will be tested by the team, so hopefully we will be finding out more about this fresh rubber in the not to distant future…
Foundation BMX out of France just put together a neat catalog showcasing their 2013 product lineup. A solid range of parts here including signature forks from French shredders Florent Soulas and Clement Carpentier and even a drive-side chromoly hub guard. Foundation is exclusively distributed by Unleaded BMX so hit them up for more info on where to grab your self some of this fine French componentry.
Now a lot of people are going to be stoked on this. If you’ve ever wished that you could make some geometric changes to Fit frames or bars, well you are now in luck! Much like what S&M have been doing for a few years now, you can pay extra and get your favourite Fit Bars and Frames made to your custom specs and colours. Head over to Fit for more info on this one.