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 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
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 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
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.
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.
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!
Even though I write this behind slightly gritted teeth after chipping my front ones on a rail the other week, this is seriously cool; Subrosa dropped this promo video demonstrating the ease with which their portable Street Rail is set up, ridden, and disassembled again, it collapses via allen key bolts into 4 ft sections for easy loading into cars and is (obviously) high, long and robust enough for BMX use.
With Interbike round the corner, the new products keep flying in by the day. Stranger‘s new Ballast frame will be hitting stores soon. The much anticipated followup to the Nomad Frame, thew Ballast uses 8mm thick invest cast dropouts, a shorter 13.25″ CS and a steeper 75.5 deg HT.
BSD Just dropped a bike check with Alex D who is running a prototype of his signature frame, as well as his signature Donnasqueak Tires which will be available in Dark Red to match the rest of their parts which are out now in that colour. Expect to see both of these new parts available this Novemeber. Damn that has to be the shortest rear end I’ve seen on a street frame…
Now this is more like it… far from everybody’s little brother’s garish rasta/oil-slick paint jobs, BSD Forever have just released this awesomely understated grey colourway for the Donnasqueak tyres, Reed Stark’s Safari pedals, the Forever grips and Kriss Kyle’s Passenger seat. Hit up your local BSD dealer and get them to order a set of these in for you.
Volume have always gone wild with their colourways and this new one is no different. Take a look at the new Black/White splaltter colourway of Broc Raiford’s signature Vessel Frame due out later this year.
The Union just posted this sneak peak of the Alone Sean Pointing signature SPork V2 forks and I gotta say, from what little we can see they look slicker than your average. The vital stats confirm this;
Post weld heat treated 4130 chromoly
1pc machined steerer tube with built in 45 degree lower bearing race
165mm steerer tube length
CNC machined 7075 aluminium top bolt – M25 thread
Tapered fork legs; 28.6mm at top to 22.2mm at bottom
Triple butted fork leg thickness
5mm thick peg-friendly investment cast dropouts
30mm axle offset
Fat front tyre clearance
Good news for front-brake revolutionaries out there, the SPork V2 are also to be released with brake mounts under the name ‘Hitch-forks’ (oh the puns…) These are set to hit shops in a few weeks. Can anyone tell what that cut-out is supposed to be though?
Here’s something new… above we can see the Fly Bikes Manual Springhammer brake which uses a specially designed springed cable hanger that eliminates the need for caliper springs. This will undoubtedly make a quick brake installation considerably easier, saving you from the ordeal of mixing up your left/right springs or digging out an old adjustable spanner to tension them. The thing I’m going to call the ‘springhanger’ to save time, can be bent inwards or outwards by hand to adjust the positioning of the brake pads. The calipers themselves run free on kevlar washers and can be bolted on as easy as a bottle cage. Simple stuff and it looks the part too. The Manual Springhammer looks to hit bike shop shelves by this October.
Yup someone went there… Odyssey are the first to break the 2.40″ mark and now offer their hugely popular Mike Aitken Tire in 2.45″.
ATTENTION AITKEN TIRE FANS! We now offer this classic tread in a new 20×2.45″ size. Same popular tire that you know and love, just bigger. Hit up your local shop or favorite mail order.
Oh boy I do have a soft spot for woodgrain. The boy’s at Tree are at it again, and have a full range of parts available in this magically awesome finish, which lets be honest if any one is to make, it should be them.
Available in the next few months are pegs, bars, stems, sprockets, sprocket guards, headsets, forks and more all in this rather nice dark woodgrain. The more observant ones of you out there will notice Tree’s new Okan Fork which will be available soon. More on that one closer to Interbike….
Autum Bikes out of Berlin just hit us up with a look at their 2015 product range which will be dropping in September. These guys do an awesome job at bridging the gap between street and flatland products by offering a choice of each as well as an in between option with all their frames, forks and bars. Paired up with some sleek graphics and some really cool new colourways for this year, Autum Bikes have done an awesome job and I’m sure a lot of people are going to be stoked.
Check out the look book below, or go to their website HERE to find out how your local shop can get Autum products in for you.
Stevie Churchill’s signature Fireball tire from Eclat is now available in some countries, with other getting their deliveries in the next few weeks. Coming in both 2.30″ and 2.40″ sizes, the Fireball Tire is available in your choice of Black, Gum with black sidewall, and Red with Black sidewall, with more colours due out later this year.