James Covington knows a hell of a lot about BMX seats. Making some of the finest hand made custom seats out there, James has probably ridden and worked on just about every type of seat available. There is a cool article over on Native where he runs through the various types of seat out right now, and the pros and cons of each. Worth a read if your not sure what to sit on these days…
It looks like this year we will be seeing more brands release there own version of Fly’s Tripod Seat System which was first released at Interbike a few years back. Here is the first look at Odyssey‘s first Tripod Seat which will be released later this Summer along with their very own Tripod seatpost, which apparently will be much longer than the current offering. This Seat shares a similar shape to their Principal Pivotal Seat but uses the Tripod attachement instead which eliminates any holes, reduces weight and keeps everything looking much cleaner.
Pretty cool to see Odyssey use a new seat design for this one, as I have to say the biggest drawback to the Tripod System is the lack of seat designs and shapes, especially the fatter variety. Cult, Federal, Proper, Mutiny, T1, Deluxe and more have their own Tripod seats coming out in the near future so there will be much greater choice for those wanting to switch from the proven pivotal seat, to this cleaner looking system. Hard to say weather the Tripod will take over completely but its great to see larger brands like Odyssey take note and bring out their own…
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Odyssey’s new Monogram Principal Seat is now available. This sleek version of their popular Principal Seat comes in a black suede material with their debossed Monogram logo and “Built To Last” slogan on the nose. These are available now worldwide so go hit up your local Odyssey dealer for one today!
Sunday Bikes ever expanding line of aftermarket parts now includes pivotal seats. The new Cloud Pivotal Seat is super fat, comfy and designed for gripping during barspins. The pivotal design makes it light and simple to install. There’s a custom Sunday logo pivotal patch as well as the Cornerstone logo on the backside. Available now in Spiral Black, Pachyderm Camo and a Black/Banana Tearaway. Head over to the site and learn more about these rad seats now.
I would kill for a Camo version of this, too rad!
Shadow are always on the ball and working on sweet new products. Here are a couple that I snapped on their Instagram (follow them!), Lahsaan Kobza’s new signature Penumbra Pivotal Seat, and bellow is an updated version of their Overtaker Tire with a slicker/grippier tread. The Seat will be dropping soon, and the Tire, well we’re just going to have to wait and see on that one…
Aaron Smith has a fresh bike check up on Ride where you can pot a few prototype parts he’s been testing out. First up is his signature Pivotal Seat from Demolition, which has a subtle Kevlar top, with his own custom patches stitched on the top and back.
Also worth taking a closer look at is the new Titan frame from Kink Bikes which we spotted a few months back. This will be Kink’s new street Frame, with Aaron (and I’m guessing another rider) getting his own signature colourway seen here. The Titan has a 75 degree head tube, 13.25 rear end and comes in 20.5, 20.75 and 21” and will be out later this year.
If you’re feeling Aaron’s bike then you’re lucky as he’s giving it away! Head over to the Ride site for details on how you could win this fine steed.
Social Bike Co is a newly formed brand based out of the UK which you might have noticed popping up in places recently. The brain child of two friends Rob Andrews and Adam Garner, Social was born from the thriving BMX scene in the Midlands and is exclusively distributed and run in the UK by Moore & Large, one of the biggest bike distributors in the country. I first started seeing sneak peeks of Social and their products up on Instagram early last year, and was instantly intrigued and interested as to what they were all about. With the amount of new companies popping up in BMX all the time, there was certainly a lot of hype behind this new brand and the products looked spot on.
Months later they launched their debut product line including Stems, Seats, Pedals, Frames and even a full range of complete bikes ranging from entry level models up to a pro level version with aftermarket parts. Adam and Rob at Social hit us up and were cool enough to sent over their whole range of aftermarket Parts for us to get a closer look at. We get to see a hell of a lot of BMX products on a daily basis, but most of the time its just in digital format so we jumped at the chance to go through with our own hands what the guys had been cooking for 2013.