This is awesome. We’ve seen a lot of smaller bikes designed for younger riders to shred over over the past few years, but mostly designed for skatepark or street abuse. French brand St. Martin have designed this 14″ Mini BMX designed for Flatland. Here’s what they had to say about it…
Here is a new bike in the St-Martin range : the Mini Darwin, with 14″ wheels. Yes, 14 inches, not 12, not 16. The original idea came from Taka at Delirium Distribution in Japan. He realized that there is a big gap between 12″ and 16″ bikes. Many kids, during a few years, are too tall for a 12″ bike and too small for a 16″ bike. We’ve worked 6 months on that project and here it is… The bike will be available in Japan in march and in Switzerland and France in april.
Head over to the St. Martin site for a full spec list and click through to see some more photos of this tiny flatland shredder!
Here’s a preview of the new Army Green Broadcaster frame that Sunday Bikes will be releasing this April. Also available is this translucent orange colour option as well, which you can have a butchers at below this body of writing. If you’re liking the look of this particular frame, have your local shop hit up Full Factory Distribution or one of Sunday’s international distributors today to get one pre-ordered
Head over to The Albion’s product section Inventory for a history lesson on the Mid Bottom Bracket with FBM’s Steve Crandall!
Wow. I knew the original Fly Bikes Cassette Hub had some history behind it but this amazing story found on Stefan Lantschner’s Instagram is literally unbelievable.
“Ruben Alcantara used this Fly Bikes prototype hub while filming all around the world for his Etnies Grounded video part in 2006. I got it from him I think 2008, it got stolen once in Malaga I guess 2010, than Pitu bought it back from some gypys. I kept on riding it all this years going to so many awesome trips till summer 2013 when my bike got stolen out of the car in Milan… A few weeks back Ayoub Errami from Morocco contacted me telling me he found my stolen bike and he was so kind to handle the hub to Vince Perraud who was there at the time. Vince gave the hub to Courage Adams at Simple Session and now I am holding all that history in my hand, can’t believe it!!!”
If you told me two years ago that Odyssey would be making a Slick 2.40″ Grey Tire with a Reflective sidewall I would have called you mad, but hey never say never. It looks like colored Tires are here to stay and Odyssey’s first fully colored tire looks pretty wild. Combining their best selling Chase Hawk Tire with a reflective stripe and a sticky Grey compound, you can expect to see these things available later this year.
Spotted here is another sneak peek of Shawn Mcintish’s upcoming signature MAC PC Plastic Pedals from Fit Bike Co which will be available pretty soon in a heap of colours including this Red/black splatter. Trippy.
The Union caught up with Grant Castelluzzo to check out his latest bike, and by the sounds of it Mutiny will be rewarding him with his very own signature Frame…
Do you have any specs nailed down for the Castelluzzo frame yet that you can tell us about?
The specs are 75 ht, 13inch rear end slammed, 11.8bb, 70-degree seat tube, 8.8″ stand over, smaller drop outs that sit more flush with my peg, and a bunch of top tube sizes ranging from 20.2 all the way to 21.1. We are using a few different tubes than our last frames and it will be completely brakeless. The reason for these changes is to help keep the cost down. We want it to be as close to $300 retail. I want as many people as possible to be able to ride my frame. I couldn’t be anymore psyched on the way it is all turning out. Thanks Gaz!
You can check out grant’s current bike in better detail here.
Tom Dugan’s bigger Fit Bike Co. Dugan Bars are now available in gloss clear and this sexy-regal-ass ‘trans ox blood’ red to match his signature frame. These bars now come in at a taller 8.75 inches tall, but the 8.45″‘s are also still available. Measuring up at 28.5 wide, 12 degree back sweep and 1 degree up sweep….oh and they weigh 2.1 pounds in case you’re asking.
Sunday Bikes’ Aaron Ross has his newest incarnation of his signature frame; the MotoRoss, shipping to distros, shops and mail orders this coming April. It’s good to see he kept the low BB height and lost the more garish of the colour options available in the past, it was enough to give anyone retinopathy… Here are the full specs below;
Top tube lengths: 20.75” or 21”
Head tube angle: 75°
Seat tube angle: 71°
Bottom bracket height: 11.5”
Chain stay length: 13.25-13.5”
Stand-over height: 8.5”
Weight: 5 lbs
Colours available: Black Splatter, Orange Soda and Cool Grey.
Head over to the Volume Bikes website to check out a Q&A with Broc Raiford to find out what went into creating his signature Vessel frame which will be out next month.
Good news for all you street dudes. Spotted on Matt Coplon’s Instagram, Profile‘s Elite Hubs will soon be available with a peg friendly 14mm male axle as well as a LHD option for all you who like to grind. Expect to see these hubs available later this year.
Whilst I was away at Simple Session this weekend, Kurt was over at the Frostbike tradeshow in America checking out some of the new products being offered this year from Shadow, Odyssey, Demolition, Profile and more. Head over to The Union and check out a bunch of photos and new info he got there.
Joined by their love of Nathan Williams and Corey Martinez, Cinema Wheel Co. and Etnies Shoes have teamed up to offer a line of shoes, apparel, and wheels. And to commemorate it, they flew Nathan and Corey out to California to stack some clips for this promo.
To purchase anything from the Etnies/Cinema collab you can pick it all up over on Dan Comp HERE.
Shortly after being bumped up to the Pro team, it looks like Subrosa are rewarding French ripper Joris Coulomb with his very own colourway of the soon to be released Noster V2 Frame. This amazing Trans Purple will be available in limited quantities later this year so go hit up your local Subrosa dealer today and pester them to get one in!
As seen on Data BMX.
Odyssey have a fresh bike check with Broc Raiford who’s riding a prototype of his Vessel frame from Volume as well as a bunch of Odyssey parts including a prototype G Sport drive-side hub guard…
After Wethepeople announced they had their own new grip formula it looks like The Shadow Conspircacy have been working on refining the quality and longevity of their rubber too. Head over to the Shadow site to find out more about their new “DCR” grips and the testing that went into them…
While working on the DCR Grip Formula, we utilized our machine testing capabilities to put samples through the ringer. We tested the longevity of the different samples with abrasion testing and the structure of these samples with pressure and stretch tests. Once we we’re finally happy with the machine testing results, it was time to give these to the team.
The Union always kill it with original content. They just dropped an EXCLSUIVE first look at all the new Volume and Demolition good which are dropping worldwide enxt month. Head on over there and get a look at a bunch of exciting new products like Broc Raiford’s signature Vessel frame from Volume, an updated Freecoaster and Dennis Enarson’s signature Rig bars and Tripod Markit seat with Demolition.
All of these items will be hitting distributors, shops and mail-orders starting in March. You can have your local shop here in the U.S hit up 180 Distribution or QBMX to get pre-orders in now so you can be the first with this new product the day it’s available. Live outside of the U.S? Have your local shop hit up your country’s Local Distributor. All of this product will be available on Dan’s Comp ( Volume / Demolition) when it becomes available as well.
Is 2014 set to be the year of the Camo Pedal? We posted the Check out these Forest Camo versions of United’s Alex Valentino Plastic Pedal which we posted yesterday. These will be available later this Summer as well as Black option for all of you who are feeling not so adventurous.
A little later than usual due to being perpetually stuck behind a cash register, here’s The Union‘s Products; Vol. 94 for your viewing pleasure. This week the Salvation V2 top load stem from Cult, Subrosa‘s new Spring 2014 apparel line, Madera‘s V2 cassette hub, Sunday‘s Octave fork and The Daily Grind‘s Army hoodie all get a look-in. Hit the link for the low down on all these great parts.
Odyssey just dropped their Spring 2014 softgoods colection. Check out the above flipbook featuring team riders Gary Young, Broc Raiford and Grant Germain rocking the new gear, then pick some up from your favorite shop or on Dan’s Comp, or through the Odyssey Webstore.