Cult X Vans Tire

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Be ready to see these fly off the shelves! The Cult X Vans tires have had a lot of you excited and those of you will be happy to know that they will be out next month in black and a hefty 2.35 size. Maybe a gum version will be next…?

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Lahsaan Kobza – Subrosa Power Pegs Promo

Subrosa just put out this new promo video featuring Lahsaan Kobza putting his signature Power pegs to the test. Take a peek, then go to your nearest Subrosa dealer and pick up a set!

“Subrosa pro rider Lahsaan Kobza shows you a few things that his signature Power Pegs were made for.

Designed to be strong, so they don’t wear down fast, and light weight so if you’re running 3 or 4 your bike too heavy.

Full T5 Deathproof heat treated 4140 chromoly, 4″ length, 34mm diameter, and includes free wax for smoothing out your favorite spot!

Filmed and Edited by Bobby Kanode

Fit 2pc 24mm Indent Cranks Available Now

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After a long wait  Fit Bike Co‘s 2pc 24mm Indent Cranks and spline drive sprockets are available now. The when combined with one of their 24mm spline drive sprockets, the new two peice indent cranks are way lighter than any other crank out their right now and only use one bolt to tighten them up.

Take a closer look HERE.

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AVAILABLE NOW: Odyssey PRO HEADSETS

Odyssey’s new PRO Headsets are available now! Designed using high-quality sealed bearings and a precision tapered wedge to keep the headset tight at all times. The PRO headset is an updated version of Odyssey’s current integrated headset with taller spacers.

FEATURES
High-quality sealed bearings.
Color matched spacers included.
10mm, 3mm & 2mm (15mm total)
Laser etched Odyssey bearings.

SPECS
Campagnolo standard spec. 1-1/8 integrated headset.
45º tapered bearings
41.8mm outer diameter (fits 42mm BMX head tubes).

Spotted – Fit Tripod Seat

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Its look’s like Fit have decided to join the masses and do their very own Tripod compatible seat. Spotted on Troy Blair’s new bike check is a look at their prototype which will be available on soem of their 2015 complete bikes as well as separately. Is it me or does it have a Tommy Dugan vibe to it hmmm?…

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Carson Leh Seats Promo

Damn this is rad. If you liked the look of Carson Leh’s custom leather seats we posted last week, you should make sure you check out this rad promo video he just released giving you an in depth look at what he does.

Carson Leh has been making custom leather bicycle seats and cycling accessories for 4 years. He started in 2010 recovering torn BMX saddles and in 2013 he founded Leh Seats. He not only manufactures leather bike saddles and handle bar tape, but has recently branched out with new leather goods such as Macbook cases. He produces small production run leather goods for contract in the USA. Filmer Brian Chace of www.chaceproductions.com visited his Austin based workshop this winter to speak with him about his work and inspiration from brogue wingtip dress shoe and boot making. This short film shows the process of one of his custom made BMX seats. Each BMX seat is guaranteed for life against tears. You can find him at www.lehseats.com or on Instagram @lehseats.

Primo Pro Fork

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Primo‘s Pro Fork has been out for a few months but is now available in your choice of Black, Raw or Chrome. This simple, strong no nonsence fork should be worth looking into if like a steeper front end with it 26mm offset droputs.

-Features a 1pc machined steer tube and post weld heat treated chromoly
-Alloy top cap that accepts 6mm and 8mm allen keys
-6mm investment cast dropouts
-26mm offset
-35.5 oz

The Union Products: Vol. 103

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For this weeks edition of The Union’s Products we get a good look at the Aaron Ross signature Motoross frame from Sunday Bikes, the Bold Topload stem from Kink, the 4140 Eon pegs from The Daily Grind, the Helm spline-drive sprocket from Madera and Kurt wraps it all up (pun totally intended…) with the Warhead XL lock from Subrosa.  Head over to The Union for the full specs, prices and details on how to get your greasy mitts on all of it.

Merritt Insert Bar End Test

Merritt‘s new Insert bar ends are available now. Even though they look almost identical to a regular push-in nylon bar end (and not to mention cost the same) they addition of a steel insert really seems to make these things indestructible, as seen here in this funny promo video they put out. Hammer test approved

Justin Cares tests out our new Insert bar ends. They are a nylon bar end with a steel insert molded into it to stop your bars from cutting right through them. They are available now at your local shop for $4.

The D Key

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This got sent to me by a friend and to be honest it’s a really simple but clever solution to carrying tools around with you. The D Key is essentially an regular allen key, but features a flat “key-like” end which not only lets you to clip it to your car keys, but also allows you to put double the force than you would with a regular box standard allen key.

Find out more about the D-Key HERE…

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The Union Chris Silva Animal Axle Nuts Interview

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Jewels!’, ‘Nads!’ i hear a lot of riders howling on facebook over the subject on Animal‘s yet-to-be-released Chris Silva signature axle nuts but unlike it’s predecessors it’s available for female axles; of which are usually a massive pain in the arse for us grinding-pegless folk (*sticks out chest*) Interestingly, the female option comes with an added recessed allen key slot inside the socket fitting.  Head over to The Union to read the interview Kurt did with Chris on the subject of these nuts and grinding in general, ’tis a good’un.

Odyssey Gary Young Grip Promo

This promo video does not only contain Gary Young getting wild as hell, but also explains what went into designing his second signature grips from Odyssey BMX. These grips might not be to everyone’s taste but Gary sure had a lot of input into them which I really respect and they seem to be working for him! If a slightly thicker, more durable grip is up your street, then these could be for you…

When it comes to grips, Gary has very particular ideas and preferences. Click play to find out the details on Gary’s new grip from the man himself and to watch some great riding. Enjoy!

GARY YOUNG 2 GRIPS are available now in Black, Red, Royal Blue and Tan/Black Swirl.

Merritt P1 Pedal

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Here’s a look at the finished version of Merritt‘s P1 plastic pedal which have been in testing for a few months and should be available pretty soon. I’m really liking the slim profile and knurling on these. Also Gum pedals are going to look awesome with matching tires or grips…

LUX BMX Leopard Wheelset

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We posted this up on our Facebook page this morning and it got a huge amount of you talking. Here is a one off wheelset that Aussie store LUX BMX put together for team rider Tom Stretton. At a guess I would say the guys have taken a set of Colony Rims and hydro dipped them in a very similar way to many of these new Camo parts are being made. These are one off at the moment but after the reaction we received and the popularity of hyro dipping BMX parts right now, I find it very hard to believe that some brand wont step up to the plate and offer a production run in the near future.

I’m sure Sean Burns and the Bone Deth crew are stoked on this…

Mutiny Grant Castelluzzo Frame

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Head over to the Mutiny site for a look at team manager and technical grind wizard Grant C’s new ride. Grant is rocking a sample of his signature frame which will be available later this year.

“The specs are 75 ht, 13inch rear end slammed, 11.8bb, 70-degree seat tube, 8.8″ stand over, smaller drop outs that sit more flush with my peg, and a bunch of top tube sizes ranging from 20.2 all the way to 21.1. We are using a few different tubes than our last frames and it will be completely brakeless. The reason for these changes is to help keep the cost down. We want it to be as close to $300 retail. I want as many people as possible to be able to ride my frame. I couldn’t be anymore psyched on the way it is all turning out.”

Merritt Insert Barends

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Merritt‘s new Insert bar ends will be available in the next few week’s. Using a fairly basic and affordable nylon push-in style barend, the guys at Merritt have ingeniously put a steel washer in the end to prevent the barend being cut apart by the ends of your bars when you fall. They come in a selection of colours and retail for a very modest $4 a pair. Go hit your local Merritt dealer today and get some!

Spotted – Alienation Alloy Freecoaster Internals

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Alienation are prototyping an alloy drive and clutch to fit their Freecoaster hub. According to them, this will drastically reduce the weight;

The standard freecoaster cone and driver weigh 135 grams. This alloy one weighs in at 66. Currently testing.

I’m sure the guys have done their research on this one, but who really wants an alloy driver? I know Demolition used an alloy driver in the past and it wore down faster than raw skin on tarmac. And then with the clutch, why use a softer material on a hub that suffers an incredible amount of lateral stress? I guess we’re just going to have to wait and see how this one pans out…