For this week’s Products section over at The Union, Kurt has a look at The Shadow Conspiracy‘s Corvous rim, Profile Racing‘s Spline Drive sprocket, Sunday‘s EX Aaron Ross complete bike, Scott Ditchburn’s new signature Thunderbeast frame from Subrosa and lastly the 4140 shirt from The Daily Grind. Head over to The Union’s site for more info on all the selected products. I’m particularly feeling the Ditchburn frame’s investment cast wishbone…
These new Camo Credence frames look rad as hell. Hit up your local S&M dealer if you want one though as these things are going to fly out quick!
“Because it’s powdercoated, the paint won’t scratch off like the D.I.Y. version – it will set you back a few more bucks than a couple cans of Krylon though. Shops already snapped ‘em all up, so if you want one, see if your local is on it!”
Getting close to the centenary edition now…. Kurt over at The Union shows us through the following components for the 96th ‘Products‘ section; the BTR cassette hub from The Shadow Conspiracy, the Stratos top load stem from Stolen Bikes, the Knox guard sprocket from Sunday, the Badge pivotal seat from Madera and finally Chase DeHart’s signature Butter frame from Cult. Go on, go and have a good ol’ drool.
Here’s a preview of the new Army Green Broadcaster frame that Sunday Bikes will be releasing this April. Also available is this translucent orange colour option as well, which you can have a butchers at below this body of writing. If you’re liking the look of this particular frame, have your local shop hit up Full Factory Distribution or one of Sunday’s international distributors today to get one pre-ordered
Head over to The Albion’s product section Inventory for a history lesson on the Mid Bottom Bracket with FBM’s Steve Crandall!
Do you have any specs nailed down for the Castelluzzo frame yet that you can tell us about?
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. Thanks Gaz!
You can check out grant’s current bike in better detail here.
Sunday Bikes’ Aaron Ross has his newest incarnation of his signature frame; the MotoRoss, shipping to distros, shops and mail orders this coming April. It’s good to see he kept the low BB height and lost the more garish of the colour options available in the past, it was enough to give anyone retinopathy… Here are the full specs below;
Top tube lengths: 20.75” or 21”
Head tube angle: 75°
Seat tube angle: 71°
Bottom bracket height: 11.5”
Chain stay length: 13.25-13.5”
Stand-over height: 8.5”
Weight: 5 lbs
Colours available: Black Splatter, Orange Soda and Cool Grey.
Head over to the Volume Bikes website to check out a Q&A with Broc Raiford to find out what went into creating his signature Vessel frame which will be out next month.
Shortly after being bumped up to the Pro team, it looks like Subrosa are rewarding French ripper Joris Coulomb with his very own colourway of the soon to be released Noster V2 Frame. This amazing Trans Purple will be available in limited quantities later this year so go hit up your local Subrosa dealer today and pester them to get one in!
As seen on Data BMX.
David Grant’s signature BSD Raider frame will be available in the appropriately named “Space Ghost Purple” on the next delivery which lands in March. BSD always kill it on the colourways and this one looks amazing…
Spotted over on Empire BMX‘s Instagram account is a sneak peek at the all new Chase Hawk signature Frame from Cult. No many details on this one at the moment but I can confirm that it will be made in Taiwan, bringing the price down compared to the current USA made version. The frame also uses some pretty original race-inspired seat stays that have a double bend in them which is pretty unique. Digging the graphics on this one, done by the man himself Adam Roye.
Expect to see the Hawk Frame available in March/April time.
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Cult‘s churning out yet another limited edition shop-collab Deathrow frame, this time with Tennessee shop Angry Penguin (make sure you check out the driveway jam video on their site, good vibes) Much like the All Day Collab, this frame is only available for a limited time directly through Angry Penguin so get on to their website and give them a ding and get the ball rolling.
Tom Dugan’s updated signature Frame from Fit Bike Co is now available. To celebrate it’s release, Tom has put out the what I can only describe as the best frame promo ever…
Tom Dugan’s new and improved signature frame has launched! A steeper head tube, shorter rear end and a lower bottom bracket turned Tom’s already stiff and strong TD350 into an outta this world ride – introducing theDUGAN frame. Available in Matte Black, Gloss Clear and Trans Ox Blood.
George Marshall just fired over this new feature he did for RedBull about a new custom frame builder out of the UK. Ted James or Super Ted is a name you might have heard of else where in the bicycle industry for is custom made frames, and it looks like he is returning to his BMX roots and now manufacturing his own custom BMX frames and bars to order. These frames are beautifully made and worth considering if you’re going down the custom route but want your frame made in Britain with British materials.
“The main reason is it is very difficult to make any money. Building a BMX frame is just as much work as any other bike frame and a frame builder can easily charge twice what people want to pay for a BMX frame. The BMX market is different; BMX riders have less spare cash than roadies. I’ve always wanted to make BMX frames and it’s not easy, but it’s happening and I’m stoked to be doing it.”
You can check out the full interview HERE.
Devon has a little fun giving you the lowdown of his new signature “Fuego” line from Fly Bikes and signature seat and grips. Regardless of a few hick-ups, Devon definitely knows what he likes in a bike, and along with his own personal style he wanted to bring you the best possible looking product while creating ultimate durability and performance, performance that works well for the rigors of street but also for all around riding …. Ultimately, why ride a bike that’ll hold you back? Get into “Fuego” from Fly Bikes, quality you’ll see and results you’ll feel.
With lots of people struggling to size up to a full 20 inch wheeled bike, BSD decided to release an 18 inch version of their popular ‘Passenger‘ frame for those who want a nice modern feeling steed that’s just been scaled down for younger riders. Here are the all important specs;
Toptube length: 18.2″
Headtube angle: 75°
Seattube angle: 69°
Rear end length: 12.5″ – 12.925″
BB height: 10.5″
Standover height: 8.4″
Weight: 4.3 lbs
Colours: Trans Gold, Flat Red, BlackExternal DT and TT gussets.
Super wide rear end for fat tyres.
Internally relieved headtube.
Built in seatclamp.
Mid bottom bracket.
Removable brake hardware.
Here you can get a better idea of how an 18″ measures up to a 20″. Man, I wish I had one of these as a kid… The 18″ Passengers are out now so get your local bike shop to order one in for you.