In this video Kilian Roth and the guys over at Eclat demonstrate to us the ins and outs of the new cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminium Mercury stem. Cold forging is a great way to make strong, unique looking parts without using expensive and wasteful CNC machines, much like investment casting.
Reach: 50mm Rise: 33mm stack: 33mm Colors: black, high polished, dark blue Weight: 313g (11.5oz)
The Mercury stem is out now and available from your local Eclat dealer or webstore.
Ever since I was able to ride a Tierra a few years back, I’ve been extremely appreciative of Fly’s minimalistic, but efficient products. Everything they put out tends to have a real clean and simple look to it, and these new sprockets are no different! Here we have two new versions of their new sprocket dubbed the Tractor and the Tractor XL, respectively. The Tractor is made from CNC machined 7075 alloy, and is 6 mm thick all around. It comes in 25 and 28 tooth sizes, in black, misty silver, and one colorway that they’ve yet to release. Click through to see more photos, along with info on the Tractor XL.
Colony has partnered up with Locals Only to bring you one of the nicer patterned seats that we’ve seen in a while. With other brands bringing in a rainbow of floral print along with tie-dye, it’s refreshing to see a simple black and white floral seat being put out. For more info on this seat, you can peep the Colony site here, and Locals Only site right here.
Jj Palmere’s signature frame has been a popular frame for a lot of riders ever since it’s been out. Because of it’s popularity, it’s also gone through a lot of colors. First it was black and avocado green, then it was eggplant purple and carrot orange. Now he’s kept the theme of food, but decided to go towards the opposite spectrum from healthy: candy. You’ll soon be able to pick up his frame in a cacao bean maroon, and a cacaco butter yellow with some updated graphics to match. Can’t wait to see what’s next for Jj’s frames.
Here are the frame’s specs in case you were thinking of picking one up:
Morgan Long is definitely one of the modern-day pioneers when it comes to pegless riding. He might make it look easy, but it’s a lot harder than it looks. I remember trying to go pegless after watching a few pegless sections, and it was a week full of cut up ankles and bruised wrists from falling and missing as often as I did. Morgan definitely knows what he’s doing, and it looks like Fit took notice and graced him with his own signature frame and bars. We have the specs after the jump. Click through for more info.
Merritt has been putting in work with they products lately, and their Option tires have become a personal favorite of mine. With the likes of Charlie Crumlish, Brandon Begin, and more riding and testing them out, you can rest assured knowing they’ll last up to all the grinds and skids you can put them through. They come in 2.35″ width and weigh 27.4 ounces, and are made with a Slidewall, which is fancy for a low friction compound that’ll make your grinds feel a whole lot smoother. Plus, if you’re into colors, you can pick them up in tan or blue. If you’re not into colors, you can pick them up in black and get to riding your bike. Peep the Merritt site for more info.
Stranger has been on top of their game lately. Every other day, it seems there’s something new from them, from the Gabe Brook bars, to the XXL rims, we need to face it: they’re on top of their game. So it shouldn’t surprise you that they have a new frame and a few prototype bars that they’re working on. Click through for a little more info.
GSport‘s highly anticipated Uniguard chromo rear hub guard is now available along side an exciting new mk4 version of GSport’s ever reliable G.L.A.N.D. hub guard. The Uniguard eliminates the need to spread your rear end by bolting to the outside of your dropouts and utilises anti-spin bolts to keep them stable. They come in 14mm or 3/8th” sizes and fit both left or right/drive and non-drive sides.
The G.L.A.N.D. Mk4 has a polymer construction that comes in front or rear options (shown below) is simply held to the hub via 3 zip-ties around the spokes and is given extra stability from the bobble pattern on the back. The way this hub guard rolls with the wheel can make grinds a lot faster and more predictable than grinding on a fixed guard… or bare spokes.
Head over to GSport‘s website for more pictures and info on these great looking guards.
Wethepeople’sRoyal cranks have been kicking about for an age in one form or another, here we have the latest incarnation in 19mm sized spindle (as opposed to the super beefy 22mm versions of yesteryear) that are available in regular 175mm arms or shorter 170mm, perfect for shorter riders or 4-pegged street demons looking for a bit of back foot clearance.
Arms: Full seamless japanese 4130 chromoly tubing. Liquid post heat-treated Spindle: 3/4“ (19 mm) 4130 butted chromoly spindle Arm length: 170mm or 175mm Comes with fitting and removal tools lightweight butted spindle Colours: black, black titan, chrome polished Weight: 858g (30.26oz : 1.89lbs)
A little birdy from Éclat posted this exciting little gem onto Facebook a couple of days ago; by all outward appearances this is just a normal stem and bar combo but these particular ones are oversized and measure at 25.4mm diameter instead of the usual 22.2mm we’ve been all been using since… well, forever. No word on whether the 25.4mm diameter is used throughout the whole bar or just the stem clamping area (like a lot of MTB bars) but with the plethora of bar spinners around today, it would make sense to make the grip area diameter larger to take the sting out of slinging the b’s extra hard, and that’s not even touching on the strength advantages of a larger tube. Could this be a new standard emerging? Answers on a postcard.
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