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”
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…
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.
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.
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.
Next month Mutiny are bringing out Grant Castelluzzo’s signature street steed dubbed the Obscura frame. This frame is built to move, with super short 13″ slammed seat stays, lofty 11.8″ high bottom bracket and a tight 75 degree head angle, you could turn this thing on a penny.
Despite the super responsive ‘new-age’ frame design, the Mutiny Obscura keeps it’s clean, simple stylings intact with a high 8.8″ standover height and 70 degree head tube. On top of that it comes with a whole world of features like ovalised tubes, investment-cast seat clamp, double head tube gussets, heat treated tubing where it counts and no brake hardware anywhere to keep it looking slick. Check out the full specs after the jump. Continue reading
Bikeguide is stoked, Sunday have a new frame in the works. Seen here is a sample, trans red, 20.5″ TT Sunday Radocaster frame is shipping out to AM rider Sharrif for testing. The Radocaster has a 75 HT, 71 ST, 11.5″ BB and 13.25″ chainstays. The frame will be available in 20.5 or 20.75″ tob tubes and features a much taller, 9″ standover height. Expect the Radocaster to be available later this year.
The Union posted this Product feature on their site where they take a look at the latest Hand-crafted U.S. built frame from ex-FBM frame builder, Dave Harrison at Pedal Driven. He’s designed and built a street orientated frame dubbed The Slab of which has apparently been in the works for quite some time. The Slab comes with a snappy 75-degree head tube angle, classic 71-degree seat tube angle, a 11.625″ bottom bracket height, 9″ standover height and a chain stay length of 13.375″. This frame also features raised chain stays for extra grind clearance, head tube gussets on the top and down tubes, wider stays for 2.4″ tyres and 3/16″ heat-treated dropouts. Hit up the Pedal Driven website to find out more.
Charlie Crumlish is riding a prototype of his signature CharlieFU Frame coming soon from S&M Bikes. This US made beast features a super tall standover and comes in a heap of different top tube lengths including a long 21.4″ for giants like Charlie.
Stoked to hear that Mutiny are working on a re-issue of the Loosefer for the anniversary of Randy Taylor’s passing. The cool thing about this is that all profits will go to a suicide awareness charity which is awesome. Cant wait to see what it looks like!
Anyone who’s been riding for a while knows that FBM are at the forefront of in-house production in BMX and for good reason as this video portrays perfectly. In the above edit we get a closer look at the processes involved in making of the new FBM Hard Way frame and the finesse and skill with which the team ride it;
“This video shows how The FBM Hard Way is made, and how it’s ridden.
Starring Dylan Cole, Jonny Corts, Neil Hise, Latane Coghill and Eric Holladay.
Filmed by Latane Coghill and Steve Crandall.
Edited by Steve Crandall”
Looks like Fitbikeco are rewarding East Coast shredder Dan Conway with his very own signature frame, bar and grips. The “Savage” line will be out later this year, a
nd whilst we dont have any specs yet, I’m thinking those bars are for sure on the +9.5″ side and that head tube s looking mighty steep…
Update: We have a second sneak peak of Dan Conway’s new Savage frame thanks to Jared Swafford who is also riding a prototype. The frame has a 13.25″ slammed rear end with a 75.5 degree head tube angle, and it’ll come in bunch of sizes including a manly 21.5 top tube size.
Check out Jared’s bike HERE… Continue reading
The boys at S&M have just released a limited edition kit of Gold Zinc Intrikat frames, Fastpitch forks as well as their Intrikat bars which are now available in 9.5″ rise. The frame just got a fresh update too including a shorter backend and integrated chain tensioners. Go check it out in detail in the above flickbook.