A little late off the mark but computers are a bugger like that, unlike bikes. If pastel colour schemes are your thing then Fly Bikes‘ Earth Brown colourway might be your bag, be it you ride trails, live in a swamp or are just a bit of hippie, Fly have you covered with the Ruben’s Rampera tyre, pedals and grips (Roey and Devon Smille’s signature grips get the treatment too) All are set to hit shops with the rest of their 2016 parts later this year.
Earlier than expected, the Broc Raiford signature Anchor forks from Volume Bikes have arrived at their Californian HQ for those of you who could do with some bike parts to match your fetching sailor tats. I could waffle on about these all day but Volume say it better;
Broc Raiford’s signature Anchor fork made from 100% heat treated CRMO tubing and investment casted dropouts. Featuring a 1-pc internally and externally butted steerer tube with custom brazed on anchor emblem, and with ultra tapered legs. Wider blades to fit bigger tires. Casted dropout is fully notched and custom designed for strength and durability while grinding.
Steerer Tube: 1-1/8″ Threadless
Steerer Tube Length:163 mm
Fork Rake/ Offset: 28 mm
Axle to Crown Length: 315 mm
Crown Race: Built-In for 45°X45° bearings
Dropouts: investment cast 6 mm crmo
Weight: 34.8 oz
Material: 4130 Heat-Treated CRMO
The Anchor fork will be available in chrome, flat black or white/black splatter very soon so get on to your local Volume dealer to get hold of a set.
Everybody’s favourite front tyre, The Ruben Alcantara signature Rampera tyre from Fly Bikes, much like a teenage girl’s hair, has been given some thorough colour treatment. The new additions feature a white version with black sidewall and my personal favourite, earth brown with black sidewall for people like me who live in a swamp. These new colourways will be out with the rest of the 2016 Fly Bikes range later on in the year.
While Radio‘s new 2016 green-to-black fade might not be everybody’s cup of tea, the products themselves have been designed to the high standard of all other WeMakeThings parts and have had full input from the Radio team. Here their Canadian shredder, Spencer Ryan shows off the prototype 33mm rise top loader stem with wider top plate and larger headed allen bolts as well as the 7mm thick team sprocket with flush spacers to convert between 24, 22 and 19mm spindles without affecting your chain line. It will be available in 25, 26 and 28 tooth sizes and has 4 crank bolt holes to rotate between to increase longevity (stay away from single holed sprockets kids!)
The guys at The Daily Grind dropped this exclusive with The Union featuring their new and wild looking Barkeep stem. Some of you eagle-eyed BMX nerds will notice the similarities between the Barkeep and this mid-school stem from Haro but hey, even Primo Powerbites are GT copies… This beefy lump of 6061-T6 aluminium has a 50mm reach and 35mm of rise and is held together with 6 solid chromoly bolts and should look to go for around 70 bucks within the next few days. I’m particularly feeling the classic, rounded, knee friendly rear of the stem in contrast to the overall block shape.
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.
The Daily Grind just dropped the second version of their ever popular Millennium guard sprocket and it looks every bit as solid as the first but with some minor changes; the centre bore now comes in 24mm with 22 and 19mm top-hat adaptors rather than just a 22mm bore and there’s better clearance between the guard and the teeth for thicker chains as well as some extra material around the outside of the spokes to beef it up. They still come in either 25 or 28t sizes, black or polished and you can get them at any of their stockists or directly from The Daily Grind webstore for $64.99.
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:
Head tube: 75 degrees
Seat Tube: 71 degrees
BB Height: 11.5″
Weight: 4.75 lbs
For more info on this frame, and all other Fiend products, check out their site here.
Trail killer Chris Harti has been blessed with a brand new USA made signature frame dubbed The Hartbreaker from Fitbikeco and it’s looking a little different from the usual cookie-cutter type frames. With a traditional, trail inspired design, Fit have opted for features little seen on frames these days like chain stay welded on AD990 mounts, welded down tube cable guides as well as seat tube cable routing and a lack of an integrated seat clamp; something I have personally missed.
Geometry wise, this thing is long and super stable with a 74.5 degree head angle, a slammed 13.8 inch rear end and probably the lowest bottom bracket height available since the Hoffman Bama frame at 11.35 inches; perfect for keeping steady at high speeds.
This thing is ‘built like an ox’ for the trails with Supertherm 4130, wide tyre clearance, double head tube gussets and is available now from all good Fitbikeco dealers.
Top tube sizes: 21″, 21.125″, 21.5″
Chain stay length: 13.8″-14.5″
Head tube angle: 74.5°
Seat tube angle: 71°
Bottom bracket height: 11.35″
Stand over height: 9.15″
Integrated head set
Mid bottom bracket
14mm dropouts, 3/16″ Thick, 4Q Baked
Chain stay Welded 990s
Traditional Slotted seat tube
Seat post size: 25.4mm
Colours: gloss black and clear
21” – 5.18 lb (2.35 kg)
21.125” – 5.235 lb (2.37 kg)
21.5” – 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)