Devon Smillie’s signature Flybikes Fuego frame underwent a few significant tweaks for 2016, the most notable being the addition of external head tube gussets as well as the existing internal ones that Fly utilises and the shift from Fly’s proprietary Spanish BB to a larger Mid;
For 2016, Devon wanted to make a few changes to his Fuego frame. The first thing you will notice is that we’ve added external gussets. These gussets are an addition to the internal integrated gussets we already utilize on the frame, making for an extremely strong front end. Next, we’ve raised the seat tube height a half inch to 9.25″ and shortened the back end to 13.35″ making for a strong frame that’s built to take on the streets. We have also added an additional top tube length for those of you who are looking for a smaller frame. This year, the Fuego will be available in 21″ and 20.5″ top tube lengths. We have also switched to a Mid bottom bracket to accommodate our new 24mm Dolmen cranks, the spindle size was too large for Spainish bearings, and our traditional Dylan removable brake mounts for a clean looking frame for brakeless riders.
Top tube: 20.5” / 21”
Head tube angle: 75.5º
Seat tube angle: 71º
BB height: 11.75”
Stand over: 9.25”
Chain stay length: 13.35”
Weight: 2.531 kg. / 5.57lb. (21″)
Colours: semi-translucent brown, flat grey, trans black.
The Fuego bars are also now available in a higher 9.5 inch rise for those of you on the tall side. The Fuego bars and frame are out now in some countries with others following close behind, get your local shop to grab a set if they are your bag.
Rise: 9” or 9.5”
Weight: 796g / 1.75 lbs. (9″)
Colours: semi-translucent brown or trans black
Well, I’ve got some catching up… The dudes at BSD dropped this sweet little promo for Liam ‘Leezy’ Zingberg’s (what a name!) signature Zingbars that are hitting shops very soon. Liam wanted something a tad loftier than the popular 9″ Giraffic bars so BSD hooked him up with a 9.25″ rise for his signature bars;
Post-weld heat treated 4130 chromoly
Available in black, clear coat raw or chrome finish.
Head over to BSD for a closer look and get onto your local bike shop about ordering a pair up.
Spotted over on their Instagram page, Terrible One have released these USA made Classic bars that you can bet your bottom dollar on to last for years to come. With their 8.85″ rise, 3 degrees of up sweep, 12 degrees of back sweep, 29.25″ width and straight gauge 4130 chromoly tubing construction courtesy of none other but S&M Bikes, we think ‘Classic’ sums them up nicely.
Originally posted over at The Union, here we can see a cheeky glimpse at GT‘s prototype-remakes of their classic 4-piece bars of which Animal’s discontinued Bob Scerbo bars were based upon. There’s no information on release dates, sizes or specs as of yet (other than they’ll come in black and chrome…) but here’s to hoping they stay true to the originals.
At first glance, these look like some Bob bars from the guys at Animal. Then you realize that it’s The Make whose behind it, and suddenly you’re a bit confused. We actually have no info on this set of bars, so you’ll need to stay tuned to see what they’re up to, and you can do that on their site.
Volume Bikes‘ Broc Raiford signature line of nautically themed parts looks to be growing with the addition of the Captain bars, of which are out in 9.25″ rise next month with 9″ versions coming out shortly after. Check out the specs below;
Rise: 9” or 9.25”
Crossbar height: 6.75”
Crossbar width: 11.3”
Weight: 33.5 oz
Colours: Flat black, black/white splatter and chrome
I’ve been really feeling these 4-piece bars that have been popping up all over the place. It seems like every other brand has a set of them, in all sorts of heights and widths. It is really refreshing though to see a set of 4-piece bars with a different look to them, and because of that, i congratulate you Volume bikes. Eric Balman posted these up on IG, saying that they’re sample 9″ Maddog bars from Volume. If you are old enough to remember, Brian Castillo had a signature pair from Volume years ago, although they were a lot smaller. If you’re waiting on these to drop, stay tuned to the Volume bikes website for more info.
These are the latest incarnation of Pete Sawyer’s popular Sterling bars from Wethepeople as seen on Facebook and this time he’s opted for a 4 piece construction. The smoothed end caps on the bottom of the bar are an interesting touch. These look to be hitting shops later on this year and will feature updated geometry of 1 degree extra upsweep and an extra 0.3″ rise from the 2 piece version.
4 degrees upsweep
11 degrees of backsweep
Stranger is dropping a new set of bars, dubbed the Brooks Bars, after the one and only Gabe Brooks. Available in 9”, 9.5”, and 10” inch rises, these’ll work for just about anyone. They all come with a medium 28” wdith, and are finished off with 4 degrees of up-sweep, and 11 degrees of back-sweep. The heights will accommodate just about anyone, the width will keep the bars spinning, and the up-sweep and back-sweep will make sure your wrists feel good. They look perfect. The Brooks Bars will be available soon, so be sure to check out the Stranger website for any more info.
The guys at Kink have added the new Rex bar to their already booming handlebar range. These 13 butted, post weld heat treated chromo steering wings feature a lofty 9.5 inch rise, 29.5 inch width for even the lankiest of riders as well as a 12 degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep and a very reasonable weight of 29 oz. Ticks all my boxes. Hit up your local Kink dealer or mailorder to get hold of these bike bananas.