Back in September it was announced that BSD would also be distributed by Animal Bikes in the U.S along with their existing distributor, QBMX. Animal just received their first shipment of product, so if you’re on the east coast and are in need of some fresh BSD gear, go have your local shop give them a call.
Head over to The Albion for a new feature they are doing called ‘Dependables’. First up is the one and only Chris Doyle explaining 5 BMX products that he couldn’t live without.
‘Like Trigger and his broom, we’ve all had parts that stand the test of time. Parts that have stood by us over years, unsurpassed by new models. Here Chris Doyle talks us through his five ‘game-changer’ BMX products that he trusts more than any other.’
So this has been causing a bit of a stir on our Facebook page where some readers are drawing comparisons from the new Alienation ‘Thrust‘ rear hub to a *eh-hem* ….different hub. Nevertheless, here are the ‘Thrust’ front and rear hubs and here’s what Alienation have to say about them;
“This particular internal system assures 3 pawls engage while the other series of 3 pawls wait to engage. Drag has been reduced with fewer engagement points. Pawl life expectancy is also increased.
-45 Engagement Points
-4 Degrees of Engagement
The Thrust hub utilizes a massive thrust bearing that permits rotation between the shell & the cog carrier/driver while supporting axial load, which makes for a dreamy smooth rotation. For the most part the entire series of Thrust hubs can be disassembled mostly without tools, allowing for easy access to maintain the hub(s). Guards press-on. Oversized bearings throughout.”
If that’s a little much to take in, this video does a pretty good job of showing whats going on inside the hub.
This hub looks to be available in the following options, making it available for a wide range of riding styles and setups.
14 mm male axle w/ RHD 9t driver (rear)
15 mm thru axle (rear) w/16t cog (Shimano lock-ring system)
3/8″ bolt-on (rear) w/16t cog (Shimano lock-ring system)
3/8″ bolt-on (front)
Press-on Hub Guards for easy installation available for front and rear Thrust Hubs too.
Let us know what you think of these hubs on our Facebook page.
For this weeks The Union Products section Kurt has a gander at Aaron Smith’s signature ‘Live Free’ pivotal seat from Demolition, the ‘Ravager’ top load stem from The Shadow Conspiracy, Fit Bike Co‘s very popular 4-piece Ben Lewis signature ‘Benny’ bars, Ryan Howard’s signature 4140 drive-side hub guard from The Daily Grind and finally the ‘Helm’ spline drive sprocket from Madera.
Go have a look.
It’s that time of year agin where Cult shower us with new products.
Fresh from the Cult product line we have Trey Jones’ new signature ‘Stone Cold‘ bars. These 100% post-weld heat treated handlebars come constructed from ‘Cult Classic’ tubing with 8.7″ rise, 29.25″ width, 11° back-sweep and a nice comfy 2° up-sweep. Available in black, white and of course, Trey’s favorite, Chrome.
Next up are Cult‘s super clean tripod seats, we have Dakota Roche’s seat on the left with a touch more padding and Chase Dehart’s on the right with the a slim perforated vinyl cover which looks super clean.
All of these products are available now worldwide. Get in touch with your local bike shop and pester them to get you some of these beasts today…
A whole load of Cult‘s components are now available in white for this year so go grab yourself one of these colourways and ride a bike that would make even Tony Montana weep with pride. Get your local shop to hit up the distribution on your part of the planet to get a set of these badboys (pun totally intended…).
Alas it was a trick! Happy April Fools Day everyone!
Apologies for anybody who believed this bit of fun, but we dont have any plans of starting a parts brand at any point in the near future, let alone a Tyre so big you could enter a Monster Truck competition with your bike.
However at the rate that Tyres are increasing in size these days, you can probably expect something like this in a bike shop near you in say 10 years time…
Normal service shall now resume.