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.
Head over to The Union to get a closer look at a new Brand out of the US called Freed Bikes. These guys make Frames, Bars and Sprocket, all of which are produced in the USA which is pretty rare. These guys are blowing up at the moment so head over and find out more!
Always excited to see new stuff from Mike Brennan’s newly formed brand Merritt. Seen here is a sneak peek at a new Cromoly Peg they are working on. No specs yet, but given the stacked team of street shredders this thing should take some serious grinding abuse. The engraving is a nice touch…
Any readers of DIG BMX Magazine will have spotted the interview I did with BSD‘s Grant Smith in the latest issue. Grant is one the most genuine guys in the industry and its was a real privilege to have been able to interview him in the magazine that got me hooked on BMX in the very beginning. He covers a lot of interesting topics from lasers and double top tubes, to the growing amount of generic bike brands and overseas manufacturing.
DIG is available for FREE in bike shops worldwide. Hit up your local bike shop and pick up a copy of (in my opinion) the best BMX magazine out.
Eclat’s all new website is now live, go check it out along with their complete 2013 product line up. Highlights for me are the new Vent Sprocket (above), the Nathan Williams Nylon Peg and the new super fast engaging Dynamic Cassette Hub.
Interesting to note that all of these products are available worldwide now other than the Blind Freecoaster Hub which is not even listed on the site. When I spoke to the guys at Interbike they said the Hub was ready, maybe there has been some production or patent issues which are delaying release?…
Well it’s Eurobike this week, Europe’s largest bike trade show. Whilst I couldn’t make it all the way to Germany my self, I did manage to get our man on the inside to take a whole load of sneak peeks of what some of the big names will be dropping at Interbike in a few weeks. Wethepeople and Eclat always have a big presence at Eurobike, and in these photos found on their Instagram (Official_Eclat) you can get a sneak peek of what they have coming next year, most notably the new Nathan William’s plastic Pegs, and what seems to be their own unique tool. We will post up more information and photos as they trickle through, but for now keep attention to our Facebook and Twitter pages for more Eurobike hotness…
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheMerged
Like us on Facebook here.
Eclat just posted a sneak peek of their Pulse Cassette Hub in this crazy multi-coloured finish. I have no idea if it will be available after market, but damn does it look good!
Animal have always started to push USA made products with their impressive soft goods range, and now it looks like they are trying to carry this on with their Parts.. Manufactured by our friends at Zodiac Engineering, the V3 Sprocket pays homage to the early Animal Sprockets with a more classic design, yet still retaining all features that make Animal Sprockets so infamous, like the wide choice of teeth sizes, and the sunken top-hat washer. Available in limited quantities later this Summer.
Biz’s signature Bars from Verde are constructed from the finest 4130 chromoly. They feature multiple butted tubing making them thicker and stronger in areas you need it most, such as the bends and clamping area. After welding, they are heat-treated to provide you the ultimate in strength and durability. Available in Black or Raw worldwide this Summer.
Weight: 28 oz
I know AK has been running these for a while now but I didn’t know if they were just a one-off or a production sample.As spotted over on Ride BMX‘s coverage of the Agenda trade show, Cult were showcasing their a Gum Treaded Chase Dehart Tyre which apparently has a softer and grippier compound compared to standard black Tyres. No word of a release date, interesting to see how these go down…