For those of you who don’t know, The Source is one of the biggest and best core BMX shops in the UK. Run by brothers Mark and Rich and based out of Hastings on the south coast, the shop has been around for 10 years now and has always been a huge support to the UK BMX scene. They stock a massive amount of products, are run by a super friendly team and have a Pro Team featuring Kris Kyle, Ben Lewis and Matt Priest. Winning best UK shop for two years running, if you haven’t checked them out, I highly recommend it. They even have their own ramps in the back of the shop!
To coincide with their 10 year anniversary, The Source are releasing a range of strictly limited edition products throughout the year. First up are the Fit x Source Benny L Bars. The Benny L 4pc bars are hand made in the USA from Post weld heat treated 4130 crmo and feature a big box design and larger top bends for maximum strength. The versions feature the ltd edition 10 Year graphics and are only available in Black.
Next is the S&M x Source ATFids frame. The ATFids frame features a custom Fids inspired pirate headtube badge and decals on S&M’s flagship ATF Frame and is available in classic Fids yellow or black. Hand made in the USA from supertherm butted and tapered 4130 tubing.
There will only be small numbers of each product released, and when they’re gone they’re gone, so if you want to own one of these rare products head over to The Source’s website before it’s too late!
I hadn’t heard anything from The Make for a good while so I was pretty excited to see they just released a sneak peek at their new Frames that are coming out for 2014. Looks like an update on their current Frames with The Count and Chicken having their own signature Frames again, not to dissimilar from their current models. There is also a team Frame dubbed The Crew, which looks like an update from The Assassin Frame featuring a super steep 75.5 degree headtube and double gussets up front to beef things up. Although the images are just renderings, you can head over to the site to get the lowdown on the specs, I’m certainly feeling the fresh graphics on these.
Spotted over on The Union.
Now a lot of people are going to be stoked on this. If you’ve ever wished that you could make some geometric changes to Fit frames or bars, well you are now in luck! Much like what S&M have been doing for a few years now, you can pay extra and get your favourite Fit Bars and Frames made to your custom specs and colours. Head over to Fit for more info on this one.
Looking to pick up a new S&M Bikes frame but your favorite shop or Mail-Order doesn’t have it in stock? You can now order a frame direct from S&M through their Web Store. Go have yourself around if you like American made goodness.
As seen on The Union.
Always stoked to see more from a brand that has such deep roots in BMX. Standard Byke Co have been pretty quiet the past couple of years, but as of late seem to be poking their heads up out of the ground and reminding everyone what they are all about.
Check out this series of three mini behind the scene videos filmed and edited by team rider Tazz Hernandez. The series gives a interesting take on a non riding side of Standard and an insight into the shop, the atmosphere and the people that are involved in running one of the only companies in the USA still manufacturing BMX Frames.
Native Bikes may not be a name all of you are familiar of, but if you’re into quality American Made products with a timeless feel, they should definitely be on your radar. The new Street Frame dubbed the “Shotgunner” is welded up by Solid Bikes in California and features more street oriantated geometry than previous Native frames with a 75 deg HT and 13.5 CS as well as a super tall 5″ headtube to keep your bars tall and stiffen up the front end. The beasts are available now in a varity of sizes and choices of brake mounts welded or not directly from Native’s online webstore where you can pick one up today. Merica!
With a ridiculously stacked team including Dennis Enarson, Pat Casey, Matthias Dandois, Ronnie Napolitan and recent (re)addition Dennis McCoy, Haro are making serious moves this year. The SD Frame has been the pinnacle of their current lineup for a few years but it looks like they have been working on some new Frames and Parts. Here are a few new product additions that they will be bringing out later in 2013.
Seen here and above is their new Lineage Frame that Pat Casey is testing out. This retro inspired frame is due out in September and uses double gussets, removable brake hardware and this sick Trans-Green finish. I’m particular feeling the old-school headtube/gusset junction, a homage to their deep BMX roots. It seems that they will be doing a whole line of retro-inspired parts under the Lineage name, including this Spline-Drive Sprocket Available in 25t, 26t, 27t and 28t also available in September.
The team have also been testing out a new high-rise Top Load Stem. This thing is CNC machined out of Aluminum and the final version will feature a recessed part for a flush topcap. Looking good!
These products along with the rest of their 2014 product lineup should be available in September. I’m excited to see what else the guys at Haro have been working on, be sure to check out their website for more info on their products and updates from the team.
We haven’t heard much from Standard from a while, but judging from this awesome factory walk through over on BMX News, they are very much alive and kicking. Go take a look from start to finish at one of the only places in the USA still manufacturing their own Frames. We really don’t see enough of Standard these days, it’s refreshing to see they are still keeping it real.
Although the 22 Inch market is fairly small, the guys at S&M have been pushing this unique wheel size ever since releasing their 22 Inch Holmes Frame, Fork and Wheel package last year. Seen here is a prototype of their next 22 Inch Frame which is based off their ATF team Frame. No word on the geometry of this one but judging from the photo I’m guessing it will have a more street based steep headtube and shorter chainstays.
A lot of guys are going to be into this, especially the older riders so keep an eye on S&M’s Instagram for more info.
Sunday‘s Soundwave Frame is now available a new color! You can now pick this frame up in Garrett Reeves signature Gray color that is hitting shops now! Take a closer look at the frame in the photos above then click here to get all of the specs and info.
Sunday have also released their trails specific Rooster Frame in Black Magic! Check out more photos below, then get all of the specs and info here.