As is tradition in BMX all the stops are pulled and the industry sets out to start a shit storm for the gullible and superficial alike, this year was no different. Here we have our selection of our favourite prank parts ranging from Merritt’s Brian Foster clip-in pedals to Blank’s spray on grips. I won’t lie, I’m disappointed we didn’t see a Leonardo Da Vinci piece formed into a Profile Racing stem but I guess there’s always next year.
Profile Racing are firing up the limited edition graphics again, this time with a colourway that even your grandma can get down with; Jake Seeley’s signature Hawaiian Mini Hubs, of which there are only 100 being made. They will be on sale on March the 15th and will come in left or right hand drive.
Colony have controversially decided to come out with a 7075-T6 aluminium replacement 9t driver for their popular Wasp hub. While chromoly (also available) is by far the superior material to use on drivers, some park riders out there who don’t crank their bikes up miles of steep hills everyday on the way to work like some/I do might benefit from the weight savings these things offer.
Profile Racing are busting out the wacky limited edition waterformed graphics again… If you really wanna let the world know you’re running Profile Mini hubs then you could do worse than getting a set of these ‘P’ wing wrapped hubs. Get your local shop to snag some up if you’re into them.
With all the excitement here on the site recently this one nearly slipped through the cracks but Fiend‘s freecoaster is out now. Here’s what Fiend’s website said about it;
“Featuring a CNC machined alloy shell that’s been trimmed down to reduce weight and to look more like a cassette hub than a freecoaster our hub takes advantage of KHE’s proven (Proven to… coast backwards?) freecoaster internals and a hollow chromoly 14mm axle with alloy hardware. We’ve also included 3 slack washers for the rider to adjust their preferred amount of slack. Weight 21.3 OZ”
The boys down under at Division Brand are working on s rather unique looking set of hubs called the Tactical hubs. Check out more photos right here.
Spotted here is Mike Taylor’s prototype GSport Simian cassette hub. After much skepticism apparently it’s going on strong 1 year now and due to be available early 2015.
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.
The boys at Profile have just dropped this super limited run of Desert Camo on their hubs and a few other parts. you can purchase yours today on the Profile web store or through your local Profile dealer.
WeThePeople just dropped news on their new Supreme Hubs which will be available soon. Looks like the cassette now uses a 12mm axle with a 14mm shoulder in the dropouts.
“A lot of people were very sad to see the Supreme hubs go back in 2010, well now we are psyched to bring them back. Both hubs have a bang up to date shape and come exclusively with female axles. The rear hub uses a 12mm female bolt (but is for 14mm dropouts) design and a flipped pawl system (Q-lite) where the pawls are located in the hub shell and the ratchet is machined directly into the driver. This allows for x6 integrated pawl/springs which can be flipped to change the drive direction from RHD to LHD. The hub now features a full bushing driver meaning that driver blow-outs are a thing of the past. The front hub follows the same styling with 3/8” female bolts and subtle logo detailing on the edge of the flange, and weighting in at 683g for the set these are just about the lightest hubs going. It goes without saying of course that they are available with a matching set of hub guards made from 7075 alloy.”