Another week, another exclusive BSD interview up on The Merged. Kriss Kyle’s much anticipated new signature frame ‘The Passenger‘ from BSD is now available worldwide. To coincide with the release of this incredible promo video filmed and edited by Dave Sowerby, this week we hit up main man Grant Smith to find out what went into making Kriss’ new frame a reality. Put the kettle one, and take a seat.
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The guys at S&M Bikes have been going crazy with those translucent finishes again and created this magnificent machine. They have taken Hoder’s signature BTM Frame and combined two of the best colours to create this wild looking trans Gold/Blue faded machine. Check it out in this neat flipbook and go hassle your local shop to order one in!
Well I’m really excited about this one. Maybe it’s the T1 Garrett Byrnes throwback chainstay plates, maybe it’s because I’m building one up next week? What you see here is Trey Jones signature Stone Cold Frame from the boys at Cult, and it looks goooood…….
Really psyched to introduce the new TREY JONES SIG. STONE COLD FRAME to the CULT frame line…USA made with TREY’S riding style in mind, this frame has been beefed up to handle abuse…Straight gauge 4130 chromoly, welded on chain stay grind plates, raw(no paint) or flat black, custom stickers, slightly new geo, plenty of sizes, gimme a hell yeaaaa…
For Trey’s frame they took their USA made Bad boy frame and gave it a few tweaks to tailor it to Trey’s creative and ballsy riding. The head tube has been steepened up a tad, the bottom bracket lowered, and most importantly the addition of extra plates on the chainstays. Anyone who is a fan of the pedal grind or pegless grinds in general will know the damage your stays can suffer, and the welded on plates on the Stone Cold makes this frame perfect if you like to grind but pegs aren’t your thing.
Teamed up with a straight gauge 4130 chromoly tube set, a fresh set of graphics and your choice of Raw or Black, the Stone Cold Frame is available now from Cult Dealers worldwide so go hassle your local shop to order you in one today!
Skavenger are doing a limited edition run of their USA made Tunnel frames for team member and Shark Attack’s main man Jeff Martin. The frame features hand drawn graphics from the man himself. It features an integrated headtube with external downtube gusset, externally machined Mid BB shell, tapered chainstays with wishbone style junction for strength, tapered seatstays with removable U-brake mounts, custom Tunnel seatstay brace, extra wide rear end for tire clearance and 5mm thick heat-treated dropouts.
Headset Type: Integrated (Campy)
Brake Mounts: Removable (Included)
BB Type: Mid
BB Height: 11.75″
Chainstay: 13.5″ – 14″
Headtube Angle: 74.5
Seattube Angle: 71
Seattube Height: 8.75″ (222mm)
Seatpost Size: 25.4mm
Seat Clamp: 1-1/8″
Dropout Size: 14mm
Weight: 5 lbs 2.4 oz
These frames are available now in 20.75″ and 21″ Black and Raw from the Animal online store HERE. These are only a small run so if you’re looking to get your hands on one act fast, as these things are sure to fly out quickly.
David Grant has one of the most memorable and enjoyable riding styles around. After getting on the BSD pro team in 2011, David now has his own signature Frame and Bar which are both available now. Following up from his amazing Frame promo that just dropped, we decided to have a quick catch up with David and find out more about his signature Frame, and what went into designing it.
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RideBMX have a great interview with JJ Palmere about his signature Frame from Fiend that will be available in the next week or so. Head over there to chekc out more photos of the frame and find out what JJ has got in the works for 2014.
Top Tube: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
Head Tube: 75-degrees
Seat Tube: 71-degree
Bottom Bracket Height: 8.5″ on 20.5″ & 20.75″, 9″ on 21″ & 21.25″ (Center of BB to Center of TT)
Chainstay Length: 13.5” slammed.
Stand over height: 8.5” on 20.5”/20.75” and 9” stand over on 21”/21.25”
Other features: Full 4130 True Temper Chromoly tubing construction. gusseted head tube/down tube junction, tapered seat stays, heat-treated Mid BB shell and Integrated headset head tube (drilled for detangler tabs), removable cable stop and seat stay brake mounts, integrated post clamp and minimal 5mm thick dropouts with 14mm slots.
Includes: brake mounts, cable stop and detangler tabs.
Weight: 4lbs 10 oz. (20.75″)
My my my… Now this one is sure to get people talking. After starting Fiend nearly two years ago, Garrett Reynolds has been riding the team “Embryo” frame whilst the other two members of the pro team Ty Morrow and JJ Palmere have received their very own signature steeds. It looks like that is about to change judging from this photo he just posted on Instagram of his sample signature frame.
No words on specs as of yet, but if were to take a guess, I would say it has a slightly taller standover and a shorter chainstay than the Embryo. One thing is for sure though, if his Deadline part is anything to go by, this thing is going to be built to take some incredible abuse. I’d expect Garrett will be putting this thing to the test for quite some time so I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing isn’t available at least for another 6 months. But then again, that gives you plenty of time to start saving for one doesn’t it…
Anyone who follow’s Cult‘s very own product designer and all around good bloke Neal Wood on Instagram (@nealcult), will have noticed some hints at using some rather wild looking tubing. Well it looks like they are planning on using it on a frame, judging by the above photo he just posted an hour ago. Click through to find out more…
The guys at the N1 Project filmed this little Verde ’Oxbridge’ frame review video with Verde team riders Matt Priest and Lima (of whom share this frame as a split-signature model) with some awesome riding thrown in too (manny to fastplant 3 anyone?) Have a gander for what these lads have to say about the frame and for a few specs too.
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Federal Bikes‘ highly anticipated Stevie Churchill signature frame (that we previewed exclusively HERE) is now shipping worldwide and will be available at your local Federal Bikes dealer in the next couple of weeks. This frame was built with maneuverability and strength in mind with a tight head angle, high BB, double open-ended head tube gussets and straight gauge tubing which is understandable as Stevie undoubtedly puts his frames through their paces.
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