Randy Taylor was the first guy I’ve ever seen in a web video. Ever since, I’ve been hooked on bikes, and it’s all because of his Props bio from years ago. He will always be in my top 10 favorite riders of all time, and because of that, I am so stoked that Mutiny is re-issuing his Loosefer frame, with a few minor geometry adjustments. We don’t have any specifics yet, but based off of this bike check Mutiny posted with Mat Houck, we know that it’ll have a taller headtube and standover height than the original. Can’t wait for this to be available, and rest in peace Randy.
‘Investment casting’ is a term that seems to be popping up on the spec sheets of a whole ton of BMX parts right now… but what exactly is it? By all outward appearances you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a manufacturing process that, using some kind of witchcraft, turns your component (be it forks, frame or cranks) into one solid piece of metal. Right? Not quite. Walk with me;
BSD are hot on the colourway game with this ‘clear water’ addition to Tony Malouf’s popular signature BSD Beverage frame. While a clearcoat is nothing new, the graphics on this frame are spot on and compliment it nicely, be sure to click on the images for a better look. The Clear Water Beverage is being shipped now so get your local bike shop on to one of BSD’s distributors.
Head over to bsdforever.com to get your first look at the updated 2015 signature WZA frame which will be available in the next few weeks.
Check out what’s new with Fiend for 2015. Plenty of new products in their latest catalog including the Garrett Reynolds Frame, Bar, Stem and Seat as well as a freecoaster and tripod seats. All of these products should be out around Winter time.
S&M‘s Charlie Crumlish and Craig Passero’s signature frames are now available! Check out this quick slideshow for a look at the specs and production paint jobs.
Dakota Roche’s new signature DAK frame from Cult is now available. Built around their classic OS frame, Dak’s version uses a taller 9.25″ standover height and his own signature gussets and graphics. Head over to the Cult site for a bike check with Dak and his homie Cody who just built up fresh Dak frames themselves…
Made from revised 100% cult classic tubing for increased strength… cult logo embossed top tube gussets, dak logo embossed down tube gussets, integrated headtube, externally machined mid BB shell, investment cast seatpost clamp and seatstay bridge, tapered seatstays with removable brake mounts, s-bend chainstays with room for 2.40” tires, and 5mm thick heat-treated dropouts. DAK inspired graphics…
20” 20.5” 20.75” 21” 21.25”
black & brown
Damn we have something special for you today! To say Garrett Reynolds is a good bike rider is probably the understatement of the century. After pretty much re-inventing street riding, winning every major street contest and releasing one of the best video parts of all time, the BMX world have been waiting for his signature frame from his own brand Fiend like a kid on christmas morning for about 3 years now. I mean it’s a testament to how humble Garrett is that he waits until all of the PRO team have a signature line first before giving him self a frame.
Well today the speculation on one of the most anticipated frames in BMX history can stop. We are proud to have the exclusive first look at Garrett Reynolds’ signature frame, bars, stem and seat from Fiend.
Check it all out HERE >>>
You may or may not have seen little bits and pieces of the Jeff Wescott signature Mutiny Comb frame but now Mutiny have dropped the specs and this snap of the Comb in all it’s golden glory, no word on when it’ll be exactly out but it should be around springtime. This little number will be available in flat black as well as what Mutiny are dubbing ‘Honey Gold’. I’m really feeling the subtly high-spec features on this frame like the BB wishbone, the elliptical down tube and the taller head tube. 20.9″, 21.25″ and 21.5″ 74.9 degree head tube 4.9″ head tube length Plain gauge top tube and elliptical down tube 9.1″ stand-over Investment cast wishbone 13.2″ – 13.7″ chain stay length Drop out designed to sit flush with peg Clearance for 2.4″ tyres Removable brake lugs Integrated seat clamp
Take a look at Charlie Crumlish and Craig Passero’s new signature frames from S&M Bikes which will be available soon. The Tall Boy features a super tall headtube and the Whammo features super tech geometry so there is something to suit the majority of riders. Head over to their website and check them out in further detail HERE.
Fresh out of Fitbikeco’s deep old catalogue is Dan Conway’s new signature frame dubbed the Savage. This thing is built in the US with thicker gauge tubing, 1/4″ thick dropouts and double headtube gussets for strength with a tight 75.5 degree headtube angle and high 11.8 ” BB for maneuverability. The most interesting thing I found on this frame are the slots in the inner BB shell that allow your bearing-bashing weapon of choice to be held nice and steady whilst you swing that lump-hammer around like an angry Spartan.
Top tube sizes 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″, 21.5″
Chain stay length 13.275″-13.625″
Head tube angle 75.5°
Seat tube angle 71°
Investment cast seatclamp
11.8″ BB height
Mid size BB w/EZ-out punch slots
14mm, 4Q Baked,
1/4″ thick dropouts with integrated tensioners
Thread-On brake mounts angled at 5°
Weight 5.15 lbs (2.34 kg)
Colours Matte Black, Gloss Clear, Trans Green
Haro showed Matthias Dandois signature frame the La Bastille at the Interbike last month. This flat/street hybrid is looking tasty. Here are a few words from the man himself;
“I’ve been working on a signature frame with my bike sponsor Haro and they just revealed it at Interbike in Las Vegas today! It’s a huge honor that Haro is making me!! It will be available around Christmas.”
TT: 19.5, 20.25, 21
Color: Caramel and flat black.
FBM‘s machine shop has always spat out the finest US made frames since day one and what better way to celebrate than with this awesome re-make of FBM’s debut Angel Of Death frame. Unlike the days of when we installed/destroyed our bearings with a lump hammer to Slayer this frame features a press-fit Mid BB and integrated headtube as well as slimmer tubing and smaller dropouts No details on any specs as of yet but it looks a tad more maneuverable this time around.
Like your bikes to be able to move? Well so does Alex Donnachie apparently… BSD unveiled the ALVX frame from their 2015 line recently and just dropped some info on it’s geometry and to say this thing is tight would be an understatement. The super steep 75.5 degree head angle and ridiculously short 12.5 chainstays are measurements that would make most flatlanders blush. Here’s the vital stats from BSD’s website;
– Super short rear end slammable to 12.5”
– Extra wide rear end for up to 2.4” tires
– Curved ends on stays for peg clearance
– External gussets
– No brake mounts
– Toptube sizes : 20.3″, 20.6″, 20.8″ and 21″
– Headtube angle : 75.5°
– Chain stay length : 12.5 to 13″
– Weight : 5 lbs
– Colours : Trans blue, clear coat raw and flat black
Notice how close the chainstay bridge is to the BB. This frame should be available to the general public by late November so keep an eye and an ear out.
*Edit* I previously made a guess to the BB height but an eagle-eyed viewer commented below and put me right with this;
BB Height: 11.8(!)
Standover Height: 8.7
Gone are the days of zip tied seats to top tubes, bars are getting taller and frames are getting taller to match. We’ve seen more brands adopting taller headtubes like BSD, WeThePeople, S&M and now Caleb Quanbeck is riding a sample Stranger Ballast frame with a huge 10″ standover and a super tall headtube to match. What do you guys think to this one?
BSD just dropped a look at some of the new product they are dropping at Interbike next week including Dan Paley’s signature grips, new coloured Donnasqueak tires and an Alex Donnachie signature frame with a 12.5″ chainstay. Click HERE to check it out!
A lot of people have been patiently waiting for Mutiny‘s new product line to drop. Well for those guys today is your lucky day. After quite a await the full 2015 line is now available from Mutiny dealers worldwide!
“Today we are proud to announce that all of our new products are now available at mail orders and distributions worldwide. This new range has been in the works for a while and we are really proud with how it turned out. From a new signature frame for Grant Castelluzzo, revisions on all our frames and components, as well as the new camouflage finish. We pride ourselves on constantly updating and improving our products to keep the clean and strong, this batch is no different. Make sure you head over towww.mutinybikes.com for all of the info on the new line as well as to check out all things going on here with Mutiny. Thank you for your support”