There is a lack of good, honest and impartial product reviews in BMX right now. Parts aren’t cheap, and in an already heavily saturated market, a few nice words about the paint finish in a magazine doesn’t really cut it when you’re about to part with your hard earned cash and need some insight into how good a product really is.
You guys asked us to step up to the plate and that we have. Here is the first of many reviews we have got going for this year and forward into 2014. We want to be the most helpful BMX product site out there, so we decided to take a selection of parts and give them to a real, everyday riders to see how they fair up to just about everything you guys are going to put them through.
Halo Wheels got in touch and sent us a pair of their new Matt Priest Signature Wheels to test out and see what we made of them. We fired them over to our resident wheel destroyer and grind enthusiast Mark Sutton to see how they held up to the dirtiest peg chinks, hang ups and cases known to man.
You can now pickup Tree’s amazing Straight Pull Hubs in a complete wheelset laced up to Sun Ringle Rims. These are available over on Tree’s online webstore where you can mix and match what kind of hubs, rims and spokes you want in your perfect wheels. Superb.
“After many requests from fellow riders and customers, we decided to contact the dudes over at Sun and found a way to offer complete wheels! Head over the the Tree Store and click the “Build your own complete wheels!” tab. You’ll be directed to every component necessary to build a bad ass set of wheels! Choose your hub, spoke type, and rim and we’ll do the rest.
Allow us 3-5 days to figure your necessary spoke length and build your wheels in house free of charge”
G-Sport’s new Elite Front Wheel has to be the best quality front wheel you can buy all laced up out of the box and ready to go. Using their top end Birdcage rim and laced to their new Simian front hub, this wheel packs a punch and is available now from G-Sport dealers worldwide. Check out more info on this beast over on G-Sport.
Here is a sneak peek at Cinema‘s new ZX Hubs, part of the full ZX range of Hubs and Wheels which will be available later this year and sit slightly cheaper in between the high end VX range, and their entry level Wheelsets. The new ZX range will be laced up to the 333 Rims and will feature high end technology from the VX Hubs like Alloy Hub Guards, but at a slightly more affordable price. Expect more info on the ZX Wheels to drop soon along with pricing and availability. It would be sweet if the Wheels came pre-packaged with the Hub Guards…
With a large amount of their pro team running a Freecoaster now, Primo have brought out their very Hub version called the Freemix, which will also be available as a complete wheel laced up to their VS Rim. The Freemix Hubs and Wheels will be available this November in both RHD and LHD options, as well as Black and Silver colour options for the individual Hubs.
No word on the details or pricing on the Hubs just yet, but much like the Colony and Demolition coasters, they look like they use the popular KHE internals, with an Alloy cone nut on the non drive side. We saw a sneak peek of this Hub earlier this year, and although we’re not sure if there will be a female version available, it looks like Ty Morrow and the rest of the team have been putting it through it’s paces to ensure it holds up. It seems every day that another street rider has switched over onto “the dark side” and is now going backwards freely so it’s great to see more freecoasters on the market, especially pre-built into a complete wheel.
Odyssey’s new Antigram Front Hub is now available fresh out of the box and laced up to one of their Aerospace Rims to make a premium Front Wheel dubbed the A+. Only in Black for now, the A+ is a great idea for anyone looking for a top-end front wheel that’s going to hold up to serious abuse.
Available now so hit up your local bike shops and favorite mail orders to upgrade your bike. Odyssey’s matching A+ REAR WHEEL is also available now too.
Primo now have stock of some limited edition Rasta spoked wheelsets. These feature Red/Green/Yellow pattern spokes laced to VS rims with N4FL front and Remix rear hubs. There are only a small number of these available so be sure to hit up your local Primo dealer if you are interested in grabbing a set.
I must say despite the whole Rasta thing being almost played to death, these would look incredibly good on all all Black bike…
Cult‘s Match Cassette Hub was on show at Interbike last year with a prototype female axle, but is now finally available. Expect to see these worldwide soon, sold in LHD or RHD, or laced up to a Match Rim as a complete Wheel.
The guys at Subrosa have released the majority of their new 2013 products in classic Chrome, including the new Posi Trac Hubs. Hit up their website for more details on this rad kit, you can never go wrong with Chrome.
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